Other examples of this, can be found in lines 43-44 and line 48, as both speaks about betrayal once again, where the thief on the left hand side of the cross has committed sinful acts, as well as Absalom, David’s son, who had also betrayed him. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Poetic devices are important as they add and introduce new meanings to literary pieces as well as expound on other points. The father is currently parenting the child before he has grown, also making him his son’s current influence. The social comment that the poem is making is that, a women’s beauty can be compared to the sights that we see in our everyday lives. 0000160932 00000 n He/she expresses the need to go back to how he/she was before, just like his/her son. The loss of innocence is portrayed as the poem hints to time moving and persons getting older which cause these little genuine acts become less present. 0000150748 00000 n The father is a warning to the child, as the poem is him speaking to his son about the disingenuous nature of the world today. 0000030293 00000 n 0000105224 00000 n The Poem “Once Upon A Time” a major theme seen in the poem is the lost of childhood innocence. An example is in the line that reads, ” I have learnt to wear many faces like dresses,” this is significant as it shows that the speaker had to find ways to adapt in order to counter the problem in society. He speaks about how people are not genuine anymore but have only been putting on acts to please others. Gravity. Creating of poems includes grammatical, metrical, structural, verbal, and visual elements. This shows that there is no real feeling, warmth or emotion in their actions or their words. But I'm going to break this down a little for you. Mrs. Destiny Beck (PA) These terms will help you identify devices in poetry and also be able to use them as you compose your own. 0000182650 00000 n She invested all her faith, love and attention into him hoping that he would become successful in life one day and become a better man than his father. 0000005207 00000 n ( Log Out /  Additionally, through the effectiveness of the tone, the theme- dishonesty is revealed, which is the basis of the poem that the speaker revolves around, where he talks about how people put on “faces like dresses” and hide what they are actually feeling or thinking. She prepares for her son’s death by going downtown to buy funeral apparel. The mother gave up hope in her son and could only pray that he would come to his senses.In both poems we see where there is some mentorship that happens especially between man and boy.Both personas play important roles in their child’s development although they do not always turn out how is expected. In the other poem the son has no father figure but i raised in a single mother house hold. In the poem “Once Upon A Time” the speaking persona/parental figure(the father) warns his “son” about the world of adults and the societal norms. The mother and Judas’ mother are in the same shoes, because they have to just sit back and watch as their sons ruin their lives and they can’t do anything about it. In the poems “Once Upon A Time” by Gabriel Okara and “The Woman Speaks to the Man who has Employed her Son” by Lorna Goodison, the parental figure in each serves an important role in the lives of their child. In the poem, ” Once Upon A Time, ” the poetic device of simile is used effectively to draw out many theme in the poem. This device highlights the theme Family Relation in the poem. Because of this she had to be a substitute for the father in his life. %%EOF It has proven to be a major factor in a child’s development. 0000007765 00000 n 0000006887 00000 n The father in the poem “Once Upon A Time” serves as an educator for his son and the mother tries to raise her son to be an upstanding citizen however she fails and lose her son to gang violence due to the lack of a father figure in the home. We see the evolution of she having him in her to him becoming a grown individual, throughout the poem she expresses great care for her son and his frustrated when this man enters his life. In the poem, “The Woman Speaks to the Man who has Employed her Son,” by Lorna Goodison, the dominant theme highlighted is Death, through the use of biblical allusions, that were placed in the last few stanzas of the poem. He doesn’t want his son to grow up and forget all that he had learnt from his childhood. While in the poem ” The Woman Speaks to the Man who has Employed Her Son” the mother’s role is to be there for her son and be supportive because he has no father. 0000004368 00000 n It is ironic as if he actually loved or cared for the son he wouldn’t want to expose him to such dangers. but when the sea turns back. Although, Biblical Allusion is not spread across the poem, it was used in the most concentrated way, to give the readers a define answer in whether if the son will die or not, and it surely told the readers that yes, the son, will die, and pay the price for all his wrong doings, as well as his employer. She does everything in her power to try and get her son to return the child that she raised and loved. At the end of the day both speaking personas want the best for the child/off spring. The role of the speaking persona in the poem Once Upon a Time in the lives of the childhood persona in the poem. This is primarily because a mother cannot fill the role of a father, so her influence did not have a great enough impact, which led him to seek a father figure elsewhere. Of all the poetic devices, rhyme is far and away my favorite - call it a product of a being a hip hop fan maybe. In the poems “Once Upon A Time” and “The Woman Speaks to the Man who has Employed her Son” the speaking personas both have a parental role to the child personas. With making reference to these biblical stories, further emphasizes the theme of Death, as all these characters have died because of all the wrong things they have done and they have paid the price. In “Once upon a time” the use of the literary device, simile allows the author to highlight the theme of the poem extremely well. With making reference to these biblical stories, further emphasizes the theme of Death, as all these characters have died because of all the wrong things they have done and they have paid the price. People only engage in conversation only to see what they can gain or take from them. In the lives of children a parental figure is a must. This also allows the reader to understand that because they “used to” means that this form of pure greeting is rare in modern times which then highlights the theme chosen. you fit into me. This brings out the theme changes in society because of how things are nowyou cant trust people so you have to be be fake so you dont allow them to use and trick you. The speaker first talks about what society used to be like, when people were genuine to their feelings and mean whatever they say. 0000003630 00000 n It is also employed that those are read for the employer. Walker says that this poem was written for her mother, who is an important woman in her life. We are able to understand what he is saying through lines such as Lines 7-12 which states “There was a time indeed they used to shake hands with their hearts; but that’s gone, son. The child’s father seems to play the role of a caring teacher who wants to expose the truth of the world in efforts to protect his son. 162 0 obj <> endobj There are numerous types of rhymes that can be used to give your slam poem character - its not just about rhyming the last syllable of two lines. One such example can be found in lines 41-42, where the speaker made reference to “Judas Iscariot’s mother,” because her son is involved in acts of criminality, just like Judas when he betrayed Jesus, which is one of the greatest offenses. This was then shown in the last stanza where he said,”So show me, son, how to laugh and smile once upon a time when I was like you.” This then also signified his overall turn to that of real to fake, he became like those around him; a snake. B. Poetic devices are used as a way of further presenting a theme/themes within a piece. Poetic definition, possessing the qualities or charm of poetry: poetic descriptions of nature. 0000111153 00000 n These poetic devices are used as different elements in a poem such as verbal, visual, structural, rhythmic, metrical, grammatical elements and so on. A. 0000002594 00000 n The use of poetic devices greatly highlight the dominant themes in both poems. “The Woman Speaks to the Man who has employed her Son” is telling a story of a mother who loved her son. Both poems show the importance of parental influence on the childhood personas. Similie is a major poetic device in “Once Upon a time”. 0000012229 00000 n This leads the mother to have to try to raise the son as a single parent as best she can. In the poem, “Once Upon a Time” by Gabriel Okara, the speaker uses first person perspective, which is portrayed through the father, in the form of a monologue. 0000017127 00000 n The Woman Speaks to the Man who has Employed her Son. The repetition of vowel sounds. PART B B) The right amount of poetic devices are necessary to get across any point in a poem. He uses phrases like “ice block cold eyes” and “shake hands without hearts” to describe the people nowadays and has admitted to the fact that he has become like them but wants to be taught by the son how to get back to how he was. The mother became aware of the child's presence when she experienced morning sickness. Throughout both these examples, the them dishonesty is placed in the spotlight as it encompasses telling a lie, in the sense that he is lying about his true feelings, which are dishonest. But as she figures out the path he is going on she still loves him as her own but does not like the negative path he is going on so she tends to blame his employer for breaking her son into sinfull and cruel acts. Poetic Devices. In the poem “Once Upon a Time” the parent talks to his son on how people use to be sincere, but now no one shows or express their true emotions. I … 2: Both poems use poetic devices. He progresses to how the world has changed for the worse to become a place where hypocrisy is prevalent in everyday life and society, he speaks about how he has changed and adapted to such a world but he also reveals that if possible he would willingly revert back to the innocence he once had, the same innocence he sees now in his son. Throughout both these examples, the them dishonesty is placed in the spotlight as it encompasses telling a lie, in the sense that he is lying about his true feelings, which are dishonest. There are tons of poetic devices out there—it would be nearly impossible to list all of them. Learn & Explore Assign. therefore this poetic device brings forth the poem by enhancing it. trailer One such simile is seen where the poem states “I have learned to wear many faces like dresses”, this simile compares how the speaker instead of being sincere/real he chose to be insincere by wearing faces like a piece of clothing to fit in whatever situation he is in. Practice Answer a few questions on each word. She reflects . 0000013256 00000 n Seeing the path her son has headed down she accepts her impending self-destruction, “She went downtown and bought three/ and one-third yards of black cloth and a deep crowned and veiled hat/ for the day he draws his bloody salty. As you would have different clothes for different occasions, he has different faces. The role of the speaker is to educate his son about the drastic change in social formalities, compared to now and when he was a young boy. this is compared to the mothoer because even thi the father is not around she will still take care. “The Woman Speaks to the Man who has Employed her Son” an important/major theme seen in this poem is family relation. We'll ask some follow-up questions. Read this useful list of other common rhetorical devices and boost your rhetoric! %PDF-1.7 %���� The parent says he also has learnt to be like humanity but he doesn’t want to anymore. The mother carried him like how the poor carried hope. Assonance. These are just two examples of 'rhetorical devices' and there are plenty more where they came from. Words or phrases that appeal to any sense or any combination of senses. Not only being one of his well known works, it is a very good example of the writings that came out of the Harlem Renaissance. The poet compares the persona’s laugh to snakes’. B.”The Woman Speaks to the man who has employed her son” 7 Top Poetic Pop Songs "Hope is a Dangerous Thing for a Woman to Have - but I Have It" / Lana Del Rey. 0000002558 00000 n This speaks to the fact that through the personas experiences, he had learned to adjust his overall look and personality for different occasions. 2. Pay attention: the program cannot take into account all the numerous nuances of poetic technique while analyzing. In one poem the father includes himself in the son’s life and tries to prevent his son from taking up bad habits. PART A Poetry Analysis – Blog Response #1. The father in “Once Upon A Time” seeks to educate his son whereas the mother in “The Woman Speaks to the Man who has Employed her Son” tries at first to nurture and care for her son, before eventually becoming resigned to what fate seems to throw at her. And unbiased with his children being indifference. Visit Home; Events; Exhibitions; Library; Poetry Magazine. 0000021360 00000 n 0000161304 00000 n However, society has changed where people only look out for only themselves and their families, so he has had to adapt to these changes to best fit in with everyone. This comparison is in direct alignement with the theme of Dreams, where the mother in having a child, though being poor, placed all her hope and trust in her son that one day he would become successful and get her out of poverty. You'll notice the difference in the way women speak when you call them on the phone. Throughout the poem he tells his son that he wants to learn how to laugh and smile again withought being fake about it he wants it to be genuine.Due to his son being young and not understanding he is still able to laugh and smile and thats what his father wishes to gain and also wishes for his son to stay on that path.In the woman speaks to the man who employed her son we see a mother in distress as she speaks to her son’s employer(A Gunman).We sees the mothers failure of raising her child as a single parent.She wanted him to become a doctor or a lawyer yet his employer led him a stray. Like a virus installed on a computer the society has corrupted his mind into doing what is wrong without even noticing. They are conforming or trying to fit, to a preconceived mold that is set up by societal expectations. Change ). In the poem, “The Woman Speaks to the Man who has Employed her Son,” by Lorna Goodison, the dominant theme highlighted is Death, through the use of biblical allusions, that were placed in the last few stanzas of the poem. In the poems “Once Upon a Time” and “The Woman speaks to the man who employed her son” Parental influence is the key ingredient in any healthy family relationship. This could be found in lines 9 through 10 which states, ‘She carried him like the poor carry hope’. This woman is seen as one, whose deep devotion and dedication to her son. Line 5 “Their ice-block-old eyes” is a metaphor used to further express the theme lost of childhood innocence. The mother is very angry with her son because she tried and tried very hard, but it did not accumulate to anything acceptable as she herself knows that the day will come very shortly when her son has to pay the price and will die, just like the rest. The irony is that if someone really cares for someone they wouldn’t give them something that could potentially harm them. Another simile from the poem is ” their conforming smiles like a fixed portrait smile”, this compares how the people in the society smiles are fixed and doesn’t change no matter what which can be considered fake. ��E�‰Ij����/r[�U,�l��Q�LF�6>C�cL�N5+^L\�5���U. In the Poem the speaking personas role in the lives of the childhood personas is to be the parents. The poetic techniques used throughout the poem is assonance, rhyme, metaphor and alliteration. The Woman Speaks to the Man Who Has Employed Her Son Summary: The persona in this poem is telling the story of a mother who loved her son. This speaks to the fact that the son was in a line of work that involved alot of blood and blood money but also alluded that the son might die in this line of work. In “The Woman Speaks to the Man who has Employed her Son” by Lorna Goodison, The mother “carried him like the poor carried hope”. In line 48 the mother says Absalom which is another allusion to the bible, Absolom is the son of Davis who betrayed his father so this implies that the mother feels betrayed by her son. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. She speaks from both her own point of view and that of women more generally. The Woman Speaks to the Man who has employed Her Son by Lorna Goodison. This is to avoid having genuine interactions with others who probably don’t want to have them either. ~ SIMILE, (lines 20-21) “I have learned to wear many faces like dresses” PartA In the poems “Once Upon A Time” by Gabriel Okara and “The Woman Speaks to the Man who has Employed her Son” by Lorna Goodison,parental guidance and its results are the main focus as well as childhood innocence and the loss of it. Poetic devices are a form of literary devices used in poems. One device used in “The Woman speaks to the Man who has Employed her Son” would be a simile. Both poems “Once Upon A Time” by Gabriel Okara and “The Woman Speaks to the Man who has Employed her Son” by Lorna Goodison a child person is evident. Hence why the persona wishes to learn from his sons purity as well as protect his innocence. In this poem, a mother expresses her deep affection for her son. It works the same when using different faces, their needs to be a “conforming simile” that accentuates each of them and makes them even more believable. In the poems “Once Upon a Time” by Gabriel Okara and “The Woman speaks to the Man who has Employed her Son” by Lorna Goodison, the role of the parent personas in the lives of the child personas clearly displays this. In the poem “The Woman Speaks to the Man who has Employed her Son” the biblical allusion of Judas Iscariot, the thief on the left hand side of Jesus’ cross and Absalom effectively highlights the theme of growing a child as a single parent and the path impending of doom the family has chosen. We see this when the poem says “She raise him twice, once as mother then as father…” But it see she was not enough so her son found himself a father figure who his mother does not seem to approve of but never-the-less she did noting and supported his decisions and prayed for him and said psalms for him. 0000015877 00000 n He sees his son as an escape from the real world because of his innocence, he wants his son to know that the world he sees around him is no good and the only way it is possible not to give in to it is to implement moral values. “Parental influence is a key ingredient in any healthy family relationship”. Now they shake hands without hearts while their left hands search my empty pockets”. Specifically, it’s primary focus is to exemplify the reader response approach– allowing students to experience, interact and respond to literature in a personal way. 0000132015 00000 n Through the use of the third person perspective, the main theme- death was highlighted, as it revolves around the mother preparing for her son to die, because he had sign a contract of death. The speaker is not apart of the poem, which creates an unbiased atmosphere, where she only focusses on telling the readers about the mother’s current situation and not bombarding them with her opinions. ao Igwedibia A (2018) Audre Lorde s Poems A Woman Speaks and A Litany for Survival towards a Gricean Theoretical Reading. while in “The Woman Who Speaks to the Man who Employed her Son” speaks about how the speaker feels towards the son working for someone who can end up getting him killed. (Note: Please read the article excerpt to ensure it … Parental influence evidently plays a huge role in the development of a child. An example of this can be found in lines 20-21- “wear many faces like dresses,” similarly to how a woman would change her dress to fit into a particular audience or abide by a particular standard. PART A The last stanza ended with a pun “Absalom” which means father of peace. People were different back then, more genuine it seemed, and that is what the speaker would like to do now – return to a restored world if he can only learn from the youngster. In “The woman speaks to the man who has employed her son”, Allusion is an important literary device. Reality in the sense that although he might look fine on the outside but in reality he doesn’t like to be in genuine to people which is also ironic because he is complaining about people being fake and he is doing the same. 0000035469 00000 n Match. The boy thinks that due to the fact he was given a gun by this man, it is seen as a symbol of love and care, this is where the author uses irony to show that In reality it is the complete opposite. The purpose of the father in the life of this child here is to teach him that the world isn’t as beautiful as you see, behind the curtains of sunshine and rainbows there is a deeper darker world out there and he wants the son to be able to not be lulled by the fakeness that people have taken to showing. Like wearing dresses, for it to be a complete outfit, their needs to be accessories that makes the dress become a wow factor. He realizes that he has become what he hates. 0000003137 00000 n from when the mother found out she was pregnant to … Symbol is the use of words, phrases, objects etc to represent anoverall idea or qualities. summary of A Woman Speaks; central theme; idea of the verse; history of its creation; critical appreciation. Glossary of Poetic Terms; Visit. This is evident within “Once Upon A Time” and “The Woman Speaks To The Man Who Employed Her Son” with their presentation of the themes Dishonesty within Okara’s poem and Love and Family Relationship within Goodison’s poem through the use of poetic devices accordingly. “Once Upon a Time” by Gabriel Okara and “The woman speaks to the Man who employed her Son” by Lorna Goodison. In “Once Upon a Time” the poetic device metaphor can be seen in line 8. This sentence signified his overall turn from being that of a loving and wholehearted individual to one of the many people in his society. 0000010967 00000 n 0000004480 00000 n 0000004587 00000 n 0000013774 00000 n Consider “Once Upon a Time” and “The Woman Speaks to the Man who has Employed her Son” and respond to the following questions in fully developed paragraphs (using the PEEL format): A. She now can only pray and hope for her son as he runs with bad company, but will still always remain there as a parental confidant should he change his ways. 0000111060 00000 n ( Log Out /  In her poem „Phenomenal woman” Angelou speaks as a self-confident woman, she wants to show the world what makes her beautiful and she expresses it in a various way. Those devices have been use quite well to portray the writer’s feelings. The mother had set no barriers on what the child could become, but is told that he has an employer who values him so much that he has given him a gun and she is undecided to the fact that if this man values her son but yet still wants to put his life and future at risk, the son tells the mother that his employer is like a father to him but the mother wonders at the father who endangers her one and only child. Dec. 30, 2020. The metaphor allows the reader to understand that the heart is associated with love, hence to shake hands with one’s heart means to be genuinely be happy to meet someone. Example: "The pen is mightier than the sword." This effective device helps to highlight the major theme Loss of Innocence. In the poem “Once Upon A Time” the poetic device, simile is used to highlight the major theme insincerity. PLAY. Poetic device play an important part in literary works as it expands points and create new ideas. Part B In this case we see where the father is trying to lead his son away from the path that he had taken. ( Log Out /  STUDY. 0000114644 00000 n This Blog is designed for Literature students to explore Literature beyond the four walls of the classroom. Two types of poetic devices may be seen to exist here- rhyming and stanzas. If she hears a man calling her she will stay there at that range of pitch. 0000151693 00000 n Then suddenly a strange man seems to be taking advantage of him. Poetic devices in Leopold Senghor’s poem“Black Woman” include repetition, extended metaphor, personification, simile, imagery, caesura, and allusion. it will leave my shape behind. . Within Okara’s poem, the simile “I have learnt to wear many faces like dresses” within lines 20-21 seeks to indicate the persona switches their face to fit an occasion just as how a lady would change their attire based on the occasion, thus allowing readers to infer that the persona fakes their personality as a way of fitting in with those around him, this depicts the dishonesty of individuals within the poem. h�b```b``oc`g`�gb@ !6�(G����pY�у�}C���p�D��y}� x ��A!���V���rYyF��*�dQ Poetic devices help the poet to create and amplify the feelings. 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