Wow another poem: “Mother”(revised)

I’m okay, I just wanted to revise this for an art contest about the asian experience or something. Mother Concern in her words. Aggression in her tone. Stale off the boat, thirty-something years, she’s mastered the American voice all too well. She wants her daughter to do the same: be loud, be brash, speak up, take what you want, live the dream. It’s not going to happen, not the way she thinks it will, the way she needs it to. Mother speaks in the language of the free and her daughter thinks in it. She lives without a dream because … Continue reading Wow another poem: “Mother”(revised)

Analysis: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Log 5 – James Joyce: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man A Portrait of the Student as a Chronic Procrastinator   Jame Joyce calls his novel A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, and the thing to note is the word “portrait;” a portrait specifically of the artist. It is not a story or a journey necessarily, but an image that captures the essence of this young artist. This is reflected in the use of stream-of-consciousness in general, because the long winding thought threads Joyce takes us on often leave little room for actual plot … Continue reading Analysis: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man