The poem delves into the conflicts and experiences of a mother raised in a family that is geographically in America but culturally and spiritually in Mexico. The overhanging image of a stern father is central to the story, which is "expressed" through the mother's daughter's voice. She speaks for the first time at the end of the poem and tells her parents she wants to go to school in America.
The mother in this poem is very much like other mothers you have read about. She loves her children deeply and would do anything for them. But she feels trapped by her circumstances: she has no choice but to obey her husband and leave her children behind when he decides they should move. Even though she knows it is wrong, she does it anyway because there is nothing else she can do.
This situation causes many problems for the mother personally and for her family. Her children miss out on all the new things that happen in America and they also struggle with identity issues since they are not really American anymore. However, even though they may not agree, the mother believes this is the best thing for their lives.
At the end of the poem, we finally hear from the daughter herself. She tells her parents that she wants to go to school in America so that she can get an education and make more money. This allows her to escape from her miserable life in Mexico and start a new one.
The poem remembers a childhood "event" in which another youngster uses a racist epithet against the speaker in public, altering his life forever. The lighthearted opening of the poem contrasts with the unexpected, horrible truth of this event, which disrupts the speaker's generally cheerful recall of this period in his life. Although he tries to forget the incident, it continues to haunt him.
This is one of many poems by William Wordsworth. It was written in 1802 when Wordsworth was living near London in two rented rooms. He had just published a book of poems that had made him famous and won him a government pension. In spite not be married or have any children, he already had several lovers who helped him financially.
Wordsworth's father was an attorney who made little money and his mother was only a poor English teacher. When Wordsworth was five years old, his family moved to Lowes Farm in Cumbria, England. There he learned to love poetry from books and teachers at the local school. At the age of eighteen, he went to Cambridge University where he learned to love beer and sports even more. After graduating in 1795, he didn't go back to college but instead traveled in Europe for several years. During this time, he fell in love with a young woman named Dorothy and wrote her letters every day. But because they were living in different countries, this relationship could never work out.
What does this passage tell about the poem's speaker? It demonstrates that she accepts all aspects of her background by refusing to be labeled as any one of them. She also shows pride in her family because they are all that stands between her and poverty. Finally, she reveals a desire for adventure when she leaves home without knowing if it will be possible to return.
The speaker of "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" is a young woman named Columella who lives with her family in a remote part of Scotland. They are poor but happy until the day that a mysterious sailor arrives at their door looking for work. The mariner tells Columella's father that he will take him to England where there is much money to be made working on large ships. After some time, the family learns that the mariner was not lying after all; he has found work on a ship that goes to India with cinnamon as cargo.
Before leaving, the mariner gives Columella a gold ring as a token of his love. But when she tries it on, there is no room for more than one stone so it must remain plain. Disappointed, the mariner tells Columella that she will always have the ring but only she can see its beauty since two diamonds are too many for a single hand.
The poetry has a haunting quality to it. The toddler is agitated and terrified by the noises he can hear. The noises, he claimed, came from the adjacent forests. He could hear murmurs, whispers, and laughter. It was almost as if people were playing tricks on him.
The speaker is appalled by these goings-on and feels helpless to save his son. So, he decides to take action by sending him into hiding. However, he knows this will not solve their problem because people will just find another way to torment his son. Thus, his only option left is to move away.
In conclusion, the speaker feels hopeless about what will happen to his son. He believes that people are only out to get him. Therefore, he thinks it would be best for him and his family to leave town immediately.