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Symbolises innocence

Write about the use Blake makes of children’s voices in at least two other poems. I am using the innocence poems “The Lamb” and “Infant Joy” in order to compare the way Blake uses children’s voices with the experienced poem “Infant Sorrow” “The Lamb” is written like a religious hymn and isRead More

Symbolism in Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s

“The Yellow Wall-paper” is a first-person account of a woman’s descent to madness, following the birth of her first child. The unnamed protagonist was ordered by her well-meaning but insensitive and dominant husband to relieve her postpartum depression by being locked-up in an upstairs room in a country mansion, whichRead More

Symbolism in “Bless Me, Ultima”

The novel “Bless Me, Ultima” by Rudolfo Anaya describes relations between an old healer Ultima and a young boy Antonio who is troubled about uncertainty of his life. “Bless Me, Ultima” is highly symbolical novel. The author uses different colors, figures, numbers and objects to represent abstract ideas and concepts.Read More

Symbolism in Hemingway’s Soldier’s Home

Ernest Hemingway is often noted for his unadorned prose style, which manages nevertheless to be extremely suggestive and effective in its plainness. The short story, Soldier’s Home, is a semi-autobiographical sketch which is certainly not cloyed with metaphors and symbols. Despite this fact, Hemingway manages to contextualize his story andRead More

Rose Symbolism in “A Rose for Emily”

“A Rose for Emily,” written by William Faulkner in 1931, present marvelous characters like Emily, Homer, and the Townspeople’s resemblances by the suggestive and connotative use of a rose as the major metaphor. However, as the story progresses, one feels that, this metaphor’s purpose reveals their mutual differences. This isRead More

The Mermaid Symbolism

In folklore, Mermaids have female heads and torsos, but are fish-like from the waist down. They are generally regarded as mythical and beautiful creatures with the power over the seas and hold the many mysteries of the deep. Tales of half-human, half-fish creatures are universal, with each country having theirRead More

Symbolisms in the Death of a Salesman

The Death of a Salesman is a play written by Arthur Miller. It tells the story of the life and death of the lead character, Willy Loman, a salesman by profession. It is also filled with different symbolisms which imply something beyond the tangible world. In this particular play, theRead More

Symbolism in “A Good Man Is Hard to Find”

Mary Flannery O’Connor was an influential American writer who was born in 1925, writing two novels, thirty-two short stories and numerous essays and reviews. Her life was complicated by a fifteen-year battle with lupus and she died at the age of thirty-nine. Her philosophy on fiction writing was that itRead More

Symbolism in Hawthorne’s “Young Goodman Brown

Symbolism plays a major role in the message that Nathaniel Hawthorne aims to convey in his story “Young Goodman Brown”. Hawthorne made use of symbolic situations which represents a corrupt and masked society that is still applicable in the present time. In this story, Hawthorne narrates a seemingly dreamlike experienceRead More