Marlow is a very interesting fellow. He is an observer, and he seems to try and rationalize the horrors he witnesses in the Congo. For example, when the station manager is killed with a spear, he deals with it by blaming the station manager for standing in front of the window. Moreover, when he sees … Continue reading “Heart of Darkness” Marlow
This novella by Joseph Conrad is rich with meaning and insight. Every sentence is masterfully constructed using only the most accurately expressive words. There is no insignificant fluff or meaningless phrases. Rather, the sentences are so profound in their ability to relate the most innate and understandable yet hard-to-explain emotions and thoughts of humanity. Moreover, … Continue reading Heart of Darkness
The poem, Blackberry Picking, by Seamus Heaney, details the fun activity of blackberry picking and the disappointment of noticing that the berry stash has grown mold. However, just like many other famous poems, this poem conveys deeper meaning through symbolism and imagery. The poem is an extended metaphor for life. It expresses the feelings of youth, vigor, and hope, … Continue reading Blackberry Picking: This Poem is Berry Symbolic
According to Cora, Darl is the sweetest out of Addie Bundren's children. She sees Darl as the only child who actually cares about his mother. She describes the moment when he looked at his dying mother as"the sweetest thing I ever saw."(19). She narrates, "He just looked at her, and I felt the bounteous love … Continue reading Detective Claire and the Case of Dreamy Darl
At first glance, it would seem like this would be a poem about something grand or good. It is, after all, about a father waltzing with his child. The word 'waltz' has a sophisticated and dreamy connotation, and "papa" has an affectionate connotation. Moreover, the poem is in trecet iamb, which causes the poem flow like … Continue reading “My Papa’s Waltz”: Extended Metaphor
Is My Team Plowing by A. E. Housman is a conversation between a dead man and his still-living friend. The dead man asks about his horses, farm, whether the boys still play football, and if his girl still weeps for him. All of his questions imply that the dead man wishes that his death had an … Continue reading It’s Not Your Team Anymore.
The Yellow Wallpaper is a short story written in 1892 by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Gilman is one of the most well-known feminists of that time. She focused mainly on ending the superiority of the husband in marriage. The Yellow Wallpaper is what Gilman is now most well-known for, and focuses on this issue. The speaker, who … Continue reading The Woman In TheYellow Wallpaper