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The poem "She Being Brand", Cummings sounds as if he is writing about driving a car. Reading the poem closely and with a dirty mind, the poem can be interpreted as a sexual experience. Like most of his poetry, Cummings writes the poem the way he wants you to read them. The beginning stars out slowly but picks up as he talks about how he turns his car on. It almost sounds as if he is making love to a virgin, because of the way he talks about slowly slipping the clutch and getting into her gears. What a poem.
The poem "Sex without Love" can be interpreted two ways. One, is the person that wrote the poem doesn't agree two people should have sex while they are not in love with each other. However, I think the poem is a little more than that. It sounds as if the writer wishes she could have sex with out loving someone. In one of the sentences it is as if she is having an orgasm just thinking about the fact. If the writer were so against it, why would she go into great detail about how two people can do it?
The poem "ygUDuh", Cummings does a fantastic job of making the reader, read the poem the way he wrote it. All the words are misspelled but can be interpreted. The poem is written in 1944, during World War two, and takes place in a bar. The way the poem is written, the person speaking had too much to drink and is mad at the Japanese. It sounds as if man is talking to someone that does not want to pay any attention to him. The drunken man is cursing at the Japanese and saying America is going to decivilize them.
"The Story of an Hour" the relationship between Mr. and Mrs. Mallard was not a healthy one. First, Mrs. Mallard heard the news of her husbands' death she was heart broken. While she was up in her room, she started thinking of all the freedom she now has. She started thinking she know can live for herself and not let her husband live for her. While Mrs. Millard was thinking this, it sounded to me like her husband was a very controlling man. It was now obvious Mrs. Mallard was feeling very free, or it was because she was dieing.
Robert Frost's poem "A Road Not Taken" is about the choices a person has to make in their lifetime. The poem starts out with a man in the woods trying to decide which path he wants to take. He decides the take the path were there is a lot of undergrowth, basically where no one has been walking. At the end of the poem he sighs and looks back on that day where he made the decision, and he says it had made all the difference. I feel he thinks he made the right decision in the path he took.
The short story "The Birth Mark" is about a scientist who thinks he can change the imperfection, which is the "birthmark" on her wife's face. The birthmark represents a flaw in nature that he cannot fix. At first the wife is reluctant to let her husband talk her into getting rid the mark. She gets mad at him for thinking it was a bad thing, a thing that stands for all imperfections in the world. This mark consumes him and her, so finally they decide to fix it. This little mark led to a big disaster, by killing the wife.
"A Rose for Emily" is about the conflict between Emily and the tows people. Emily is a strange woman, who never comes out of her house. She does things like keeping her dead father in the house while he rots away. The smell from this is so bad the people of the town start doing their own snooping around, and this starts the conflict. Emily had a lover when she was younger, but he disappeared, and the people of the town thought he left her, because she was crazy. Apparently Emily had been sleeping with his dead body for years.
"A&P" is a story that uses description well, to let the reader know every detail of what the boy at the cash register is seeing. The Young man describes in detail what these three girls that he is looking at are doing. We know what each is wearing, one is fat, and the other two have a good build. One of the girls is the "leader", as he puts it, and the other two follow her around the store. The girls are wearing their bathing suites, and the manager tries to kick them out, but doesn't and looses an employee
The poem "my sweet old etcetera" Cummings writes in his usually style, which is the way he wants you to read it. The poem is basically about a young man, probably fighting in the First World War, who is writing to his girl back home. He writes about the things his family has sent to him and how his dad is proud of what he is doing. However, it seems as if he is he does not care what they are doing, or what they send him. He is more interested in dreaming about his girl's smile, and her etcetera.
The poem “The Second Coming”, is about how the writer is seeing the world at his particular time. It sounds as if he or she feels as if the end of the world is now. The writer tells how the world’s innocents is gone. The writer is sure that some revelation must be at hand, because of how the world is looking. He talks about the second coming of Christ, but he says it in a way as if he does not believe there is such a thing. Basically the author thinks that the earth had twenty centuries of hell.
The poem "Titanic", talks about how everybody dies at some point in their lives. The author thinks everyone would bye a ticket to die like they did. He says we all go down alone for the most part, but to be able to die with other people is great. It must be good to die with music being played and well fed, with servants at your side. He states there will be movies made about this, and people will remember it forever. The cold water is a quick death, so it was not too bad, not everyone dies first class.
The short story "Miss Brill" is about a lady who thinks her only place in life is to observe other people in a public place. She even goes so for as to think life is one big play, and her part is to play a lady on the bench with her fur on. At the beginning of the story, she starts to get ready to go out. She describes how the weather is, and takes a look at her old face in the mirror. At the end of the poem, she is laugh at, but we do not know why.
"A Story About The Body", has a great use of symbolism. After the young Japanese woman told the man that was pursuing her that she had a double mastectomy, he did not want anything to do with her. The man went back to his house, and he found in the morning, was a bowl with rose pedals and dead bees. I think the rose pedals represent life and fertility, but the dead bees represent death, because bees can only sting once before they die. The woman was trying to tell the man, she is like or represents a dead bee.
Today I went to see the movie that was written and directed by a rock star named Rob Zombie. I would have to say, I am a big fan of his music, but his movie was awful. It had the potential to be a good movie, but it was lacking a well developed story line, and you didn't really care if the main characters were killed off. In some ways it was pretty amusing to watch, the people in the town were just stupid. Like I said, with the right director the movie could have been worth the seven dollars.
The poem "Some keep the Sabbath going to Church" is a good poem about someone who believes that you can stay good with God and not have to go to church every Sunday of your life. I have to agree with that, because some people believe the only way to see the streets of gold is to go to church every Sunday of your life, and that not true. Yes, it is a good thing to make an appearance at church from time to time, but to be a true Christian is to live your life well outside of church.
The poem "Because I could not stop for death", has been interpreted in many ways, from what I have heard. I think it is about the trip to the cemetery, to burry who ever is dead. It has to take place in the eighteen-hundreds, because they are getting to the funeral be horse and carriage. The person telling the story is already dead, and he/she is looking down at his/her own funeral. The poem is told as they pass by everything such as a school, a field, and a house. It's where the person telling the poem had grown up.
"The Lover not Taken", is basically a spin off of Robert Frost's poem "A Road not Taken". The poem is about a young woman who has a crush on this blond man named Jack, but she is already claimed, probably by her boyfriend. This woman is not attracted to her boyfriend any more, because he did not wear well. However this boyfriend is a sure thing, plus he knows her well. At the end of the poem you think that it's going to end leaving you wondering what happened, but you find out she goes home and calls the blond.
"Dover Bitch" is about a man and his prostitute, which meet each other once a year. The poem takes place in a room in England, at night; because the man is looking out the window at the way the light hits the water. The mood is an angry one; the lady seems to be upset with the man, because he is not giving her enough attention. He seems to be more interested in the scenery outside the window. The reason I think she is a prostitute, is he only sees her once a year, to show her a good time.
Today I saw the movie Anger Management. I have to say that it was very funny, and I am not an Adam Sandler fan at all. Jack Nicholson was funny as hell, and he made the movie what it is. All in all the movie is about a man played by Sandler, who has to take anger management classes, because he flips out on a plan. The judge makes him go and see the therapist, played by Nicholson, who moves in with the trouble maker and makes his life hell for a week. I highly recommend this movie to anyone.
The poem "I Am Mirror", the author is seems to not feel anything. She pinches herself, and she does not feel anything at the beginning. She can se herself pinch in the mirror but nothing is going on pain wise. She takes a walk outside of her house, and she witnesses things going on in the streets around her, such as tanks in the streets and young prostitutes. While she is out there she slowly begins to feel pain and heart break. I guess she is so numb to stuff going on around her, is why she does not feel.
In the poem "The Street", it is about a shadow telling what he sees form his point of view. The shadow describes what he witnesses the person doing, and how he does whatever he does. At the beginning of this poem the man on the other side of the shadow falls, so the shadow falls. The reason I think it is a shadow that is telling the story, is the shadow talks about the invisible stones, and the leaves that are not there. A person does not step on imaginary leaves, he steps on real leaves. It is a shadow
Today I went and saw the movie Twenty-Fifth Hour. It was a pretty good movie in a weird way. The movie had this one part when the main actor went into the bathroom and looked in the mirror and started to step on a lot of people's toes, because he stereotyped a lot of races. The story line was pretty weak, and I got lost during some parts of the movie, because the story kept flashing back. The movie is basically about this mans last day before he goes to jail. His friends throw him a party at the end.
The movie "Full Metal Jacket" is a movie taken place in the sixties, during the Vietnam conflict. The beginning takes place in basic training, in the Marine Core. The main character, in the beginning, is an over zealous drill sergeant, who tries to whip the young recruits into shape. However, he pushes one of the recruits a little too far, and ends up getting shot over it. The second part of the movie takes place in Vietnam, and it is not that good in my opinion. Its like a whole different movie, the writers should have stuck to basic training.
"GoodFellas" has got to be the best movie ever made to date. Movies that are based on real events, and are interesting have got to be the best, in my opinion. Basically this mob drama, takes place in New York, and is about a young man that grows up in the mafia. The main character starts out as a young boy, who dreams of being a gangster. He gets a job working in a pizza restaurant, which is owned by the mob. He does little jobs here and there, like destroying cars and selling liquor and cigarettes, to doing hits
The poem "Traveling through the Dark" is about a person who is driving around a canyon near the Wilson River. During this drive, the person finds a deer on the side of the road. The person stops, gets out of the car, and goes over to the expired deer. The person usually rolls the dead deer into the canyon, so he starts to push the deer and notices something. The deer's stomach was big and warm, so the deer was a pregnant mother. The person stops and says he "thinks for us all", and then pushes the deer down.
Robert Frost's poem "Fire and Ice", is good because it gets right down to the point, there is no guessing around. The poem is basically about how he thinks the world will end. He first thinks the world will end in fire, I guess that would be a reasonable choice because we already had an ice age. He states that if he had to die twice, that ice would be his next choice. Frost must have been in a low point in his life to come up with a poem about the end of the world, but that's my opinion.
I saw the movie "Serendipity" the other night, and I would have to say it was a pretty good movie, even though I am a guy. However, I do not believe in that fate stuff to that extent like she did. Some fate I do believe in, such as going to a certain school can lead you to that special someone. She took fate to a new level, making that guy go through all that stuff just to get the girl. All that I wanted to tell that poor guy during the movie was not to chase her replace her.
"Negro", is about great poem that talks about all the things the slaves had done and have gone through. This poem is about all the slaves in general, but it is said in one voice. It starts back in the time when Caesar was the ruler, and how the slave had to keep his door steps clean. Then he goes on and says, he has been a worker and built the pyramids. He is a singer, singing sorrow songs. He is also a victim, and how they hang his fellow Negro's in Mississippi. This poem has good views in it.
The poem "Mother to Son" is a great poem about a mom giving advice to her son. I think the son is probably too young to know what she is saying. This poem is written from the mom's point of view, and is written in a poorly educated way. The words are spelled the way she is talking, kind of in a southern dialog. This lady as had a hard life and she wants her son to be like her and not give up or fall down. The mother is basically just trying to tell her son about her life.
The Cosby show was and is probably the best family sit com about family values. In this show the Cosby's character is challenged everyday with problem his kids are having. They always seem to find some crazy way of solving these problems. The show teaches family values, in a funny way. It is a comedy that is funny without any use of profanity in the dialog. It gives good examples of an African American family, with the kind of jobs Mr. and Mrs. Hucstable have. This show is an around great show, with the examples and family values in it.
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