viernes, 21 de marzo de 2014

Commentary for Marisol Lozano: Dynamic analysis: Come not when I am dead

Dynamic analysis: Come not when I am dead: Come not when I am dead Come not,when I am dead, To drop thy foolish tears upon my grave, To trample round my fallen head, And vex the ...

This poem was posted on Marisol's blog. The poem was easy for me to understand. When I read at first, I immediately thought that the poem was talking about a love relationship that did not have a happy ending.
One of the lovers came to realize the love he/she felt something for the other person, but it was just too late. The other lover was already dying.
In the commentary I was reading from Marisol, she says that the poem talks about a love relationship gone wrong. And, I agree with the commentary she posted.

jueves, 20 de marzo de 2014

Commentary for Vernon Smith: Ap literature: If We Must Die

Ap literature: If We Must Die: If we must die, let it not be like hogs Hunted and penned in an inglorious spot, While round us bark the mad and hungry dogs, Making their m...

This poem was on Vernon's blog. Immediately after I read the poem, I thought of all the people that are in the military fighting for this country. They die for the country they serve. I thought of a scene where an enemy is killing one of our soldiers. If he dies, he knows his death was not in vain and that the country will benefit from the blood that shed. Even though there are soldiers that die in the battlefields, they die nobly knowing they served a purpose.

Commentary for Torian D. Priestly: Poetry: For Anne by Leonard Cohen

Poetry: For Anne by Leonard Cohen

For Anne

With Annie gone,
whose eyes to compare
with the morning sun?
Not that I did compare,
But I do compare
Now that she's gone.

This poem was posted on Torian's blog. Even though the poem is short and straight to the point, I enjoyed the poem.
The line that most stuck to me was," Not that I did compare, but I do compare now that she's gone."
To me, it seemed like the author was saying that there are poem that do not know what they have until they see it lost.
This poem is perfect for all those people that do not take a relationship seriously until it is damaged. 

Commentary for Ashantee Ponder: World of Poetry : She by Alice Walker

World of Poetry : She: She She is the one who will notice that the first snapdragon of Spring is in bloom; She is the one who will tell the most funny &a...

The woman you see in the picture below is the person that this poem is dedicated to. Alice Walker dedicated Gloria Steinem this poem for her 75th birthday.
When I began reading the poem, I thought the speaker was writting to his lover. The speaker describes this person with so much passion that this was the first thing that came to my mind.
As I reached the end of the poem, the author wrote that she had dedicated this poem to Gloria. Otherwise I would have thought that the speaker was a male figure and not Alice Walker, herself.
When I read Ashantee's commentary for this specific poem, I agree when she said that the author used the repetition of the word "she." She used this repetition to add an emphasis to Gloria Steinem and all the attributions that she has made.

Commentary for Emoni: Contempoary And Classical Poets: Rita Dove: Daystar


Contempoary And Classical Poets: Rita Dove: Daystar: She wanted a little room for thinking:  but she saw diapers steaming  on the line, A doll slumped behind the door. So she lugged a chair be...

This poem was posted on Emoni Cook's blog. I thought this poem was interesting and relevant to most people. In short terms, it talks about a woman who is taking care of her little girl, Liza. When the little girl takes her nap, she has an hour to herself and goes out to the fields. She knows that this is the only free time she has in the whole day "before Liza appeared pouting from the top of the stairs."
This poem had an abundance of imagery. She vividly described the little things she would do to enjoy herself by saying, "Sometimes there were things to watch--the pinched armor of a vanished cricket, a floating maple leaf." The audience can easily see the leaves floating freely with the wind with no worries. 
From Emoni's commentary, I agree when she said that the diction of the poem helps to maintain the idea of the theme. She uses words that relate to the main idea of the poem. 
In my view point, this poem is dedicated to all the mothers that must tend to their children day and night. 
The picture that Emoni used was relevant to the poem. It shows a tired mother trying to sleep her baby in the middle of the night.

jueves, 27 de febrero de 2014

Commentary for: Tashawna Carmichael Emily and Sharon : Hope is the thing with feathers

Emily and Sharon : Hope is the thing with feathers: "Hope" is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul And sings the tune without the words And never stops at all, And s...

This poem is written by Emily Dickinson. I was very interested in reading the poem because the poem title was very appealing to the reader. Usually, Hope does not have feather. So, you think is she talking about a bird or the idea of having hope? And, this is what convinced me to read this poem.
All throughout the poem, Emily Dickinson is personifying hope. She is characterizing hope as if it was a bird. In the poem, she says, "And sings the tune without the words." Here, she is giving hope the ability to sing. When she gives hope the ability to sing, she does not clearly mean the ability to sing like birds do in the morning. In giving hope the ability to sing, she means that drive that keeps you alive and thinking that the impossible will happen. Everyone has hope in something. Once you stop, the song in you also stops.
I loved how she characterized the idea of hope to that of a bird. No one would think they are similar, but in this poem, she effectively personifies hope as a bird. She also effectively engages the reader by expressing thoughts that are difficult to see right away.

Commentary for: Jordan's Cool Blog Yeah: Keeping Things Whole

Jordan's Cool Blog Yeah: Keeping Things Whole: In a field I am the absence of field. This is always the case. Wherever I am I am what is missing. When I walk I part the air and always ...

I loved this poem once I finished reading it. At first, when I read the title of the poem, I could not infer what the poem was going to be about. But, as I reached the end of the poem, I realized that the poem was about the speaker being in a place to keep things complete.

It is like when someone is not where they usually are. You can immediately feel their absence because when they are present, they feel the air with their amusement and joy. I feel different when my friend is absent or is not in class. I do not feel the same vibe as when they are in class.

Jordan posted a picture that goes perfect with the poem. She used the picture that is below. As you can see, her presence adds color to the field. Where she is absent, there are dull colors like black and grey. Her sole presence "keeps things whole."