Sonnet 18 Poem Review

The brilliant William Shakespeare is the one who wrote this poem. In this piece, he expresses how he can compare someone to a summer’s day. The poet expresses that a person can be better than a summer’s day. Chad from http://excavationscottsdale.com introduced this one to me. It’s because it is somehow too hot and too windy. Then most of the time, summer’s day does not last very long. Looking at it from a different perspective, people or other things might fade away. But within the interpretation of the poem, the beauty in each person will prevail.

As you know, Shakespeare can quite be a bit deep. It is when he’s trying to relate on what emotions and ideas he instills in this poem. The comparison of a person and a summer’s day can be quite in a literal kind of way. However, in the poem, this comparison can lead to a vast idea of great possibilities. This can be from the spiritual aspects of man or his own uniqueness. It could also be about how a person’s personality can make an impact that might be greater than a summer’s day.

You can also somehow feel strong emotions like in reference to rough winds and the hotness pertaining to a summer’s day within the poem. It also shows how people have a strong impression when it comes to their uniqueness, emotions, personality and greatness. These great factors within people are the ones that give the poem much emotion. Such factors can also be compared to the powers of nature. Hence, it is embodying a strong and uplifting mood throughout the end of the poem.

 

Aside from strong emotions depicted by the poem, this can also be related to other aspects of our own lives like our relationships to other people and influences. Also, the different stories that we each have that can have a great impact on others as well. The poem is unique that almost any great ideas or circumstances can be related to how great people can be.

 

Daffodils Poem Review

Daffodils

The poem embodies the emotions felt by William Wordsworth. Julia from http://bestbellinghamcatering.com told me about this poem. It is when he saw a field of Daffodils with tremendous beauty provided by the wonders of nature. You may find it very simple as staring at a field of Daffodils. But the poem gives a picture in your mind how each warm emotion comes to you with a festive environment aside from the Daffodils like the hills, valleys, waves, trees and even the skies above.

The different feeling about this poem is that it is simple to picture out. But the emotions are vast and come within you as you look through the greatness of nature and somehow can calm you. In the view of the narrator, he can almost relate to the feeling with our own lives gazing on the wonders of a perfect view. There are certain lines from the poem that somehow relates to us.  As we go on with our lives, even on our own, we can somehow find happiness in solitude.

The poem also shows how the great beauty of nature can make us happy. It’s like how the Daffodils marvel us alongside with the hills, trees, water, the stars and the sky. Aside from telling us how nature gives wonders and as we try to picture ourselves in going to a great and relaxing place, it feels like by just looking at a great view, you can find peace within you. It’s even when you are in a state of solitude. It also reminds us in a way that happiness can also be achieved even from the simplest form of things. For example, you might be staring on a field of daffodils or with nature itself. So we can relate it to our own lives to remind us to see, look around and appreciate the things around you.

A Psalm of Life Poem Review

A Psalm of Life

This awesome and amusing poem indulges you as you read through with a mix of science and deep emotions. It was introduced to me by my friend Jose from carpetcleaningstockton.ca. It’s about life and the great things you can do to achieve great fulfillment. This 9 – stanza poem somehow takes you to a ride of dark and light feelings. It starts with the reflections of dreams and about life. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow depicts it from his influences with a touch of the days from the Industrial Revolution when it was at its peak.

In the first six stanzas, you might feel as if you are facing the harsh realities of life. Relating to facts and numbers, the line “Tell me not…” and so on somehow correlates to science in showing that life may just be an empty dream and the soul is somehow dead into the eyes of one person.  But as you go along with the poem, it makes you feel that science can somehow be an obstacle that blocks your soul. It is by making you somewhat complacent and uninspired in making most out of something. By being able to break free from any hindrance towards ourselves, the poem instills the idea of breaking free from science. Thus, we can live a purpose driven life through our hearts, Art and God while making the most of the time given to us before everything ends. 

When you think about it, the poem’s message is about what we can to in order to do greater things. It is regardless of what might hinder us, whether it may be from the heavy facts of science or anything that might put us down or make us feel empty inside. Although when everything seems to be hopeless or things might go wrong or difficult for you, we pick ourselves up. Then, pursue greatness and take our heart again to embrace greatness within our lives.

The Little Prince Book Review

 

This book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry is one big story about perspective, friendships, and lessons in life as well. One thing that is very interesting in this book is about the matters of perception and imagination. The narrator goes with the story when the character was still young. He made a drawing of a boa constrictor that had been eaten by an elephant. This actually strikes him very much as the adults see his drawing as a big old hat. This presents dismay to him as he thought that his interpretations from the adults were seemingly misunderstood.

Now the narrator as an adult became a pilot. One day, his plane crashed in the Sahara desert. It made his encounter with the young boy that he refers to as the Little Prince. What made him connected to the little prince is that when he draws the same picture of the boa constrictor and the elephant, the boy’s response was different from the adults. The boy saw what the narrator had thought and surely, this was not the hat. When the boy asked the narrator to draw a sheep, he had some difficulty in doing so. Thus, he draws a square and said that the sheep is inside. To his surprise, this was what the boy had in mind.

Imagination is truly a mystery as people have different takes in every situation. This is one great thing that we can learn from the story itself. Their journey together also inspired friendships and relationships. From the boy’s love for the beauty of the rose as mentioned in the story, to the journey to other asteroids, and to the narrator’s plane engine recovery to their separate ways, it truly gives us a picture of one great journey. The story is unique itself. It can truly manifest to give us a good feeling about friends, longing for them and also remembering many great adventures with them.

Of Mice and Men Book Review

Of Mice and Men

This is one of the great American literature classics. It depicts a story of friendships and challenges through difficult times. The story is about two men namely George Milton and Lennie Small. They are pursuing their big ambition of having their own ranch in the time of a great trial. We may find the story to have strong emotions with the two main characters. It’s because they are facing great challenges that are hindering them in achieving their goals. As they move forward and find work on a ranch in California, they are faced with obstacles. Lennie being mentally handicapped, misunderstandings and struggles from cruelty are only some of the trials that they faced.

 

The story line somehow made a strong impression of irony and tragedy as the two faced challenges in difficult times. George and Lennie have big dreams and started to make small steps in making their dreams into reality. But slowly, unfortunate events came to be a big hindrance to their success. What’s shocking is the series of deaths in the story that can quite leave you a sad impression. Also the great irony that made the light of their dreams slowly fades away. The seductions of Curly’s wife to other men, the threats, and the unexpected death of Curley’s wife and George shooting Lennie in the end makes up for a very tragic and ironic end. It may be a handful to carry as you try to feel the emotions of the story. But the drama of it presents to you how tragic events can turn out in the most unexpected way.

Although this is presented with a dark and tragic theme, this can also be related to the struggles of people in the difficult times. It is especially in times of loneliness and distraught. This somehow depicts the harsh realities of life about sad and tragic stories. Nevertheless, the drama and emotions still strike us as we read through. This also gives an impression to us as readers how we can be drawn within the emotions of the story. Still, this is a true masterpiece by John Steinbeck.

The Alchemist Book Review

This book is truly an amazing story by Paulo Coelho. It is about a shepherd boy who had a prophetic dream about a great treasure. Santiago, the boy’s name, embarked on a great journey to have his dreams to be interpreted. Then his quest made him to go to the great pyramids of Egypt. In his travels, he was full of determination and passion that made him pursue greatly what his dreams have shown him. The best thing about this book is that you can truly relate to it in our own lives. The boy’s journey reminds us of our own journeys in life and having a great will to pursue our dreams. In one way or another, the story inspires us that if you want to achieve goals or just want something greatly, the universe will resonate with you and help you make it so.

The book not only gives out a storyline of a great journey but as well includes great lessons in life that we can relate. My acupuncturist, a very successful woman, has taken a lot of her lessons from this book. Some awesome takeaways are about fear, success, making decisions, focus and taking action. Our lives are full of obstacles and challenges. This is embodied in the boy’s journey as he himself made great decisions in every step of his journey. Relating these moments within ourselves, truly we face them almost every day. Being able to overcome our fears to help us keep track of our journey is one important matter that we can truly learn from the story. It may not be easy but we pick ourselves up and embrace the challenges that come our way. This can make us successful and achieve the things that we want the most. This is what makes Coelho’s book so magical that the emotions in the story can be so relatable that it somehow makes a strong impact on us.

Me Before You Book Review

Hearing about this novel, I was thinking that it was one of the so many novels of this generation where girl meets boy who fell in love with each other, the end. Yet, after reading it, I realized that it was way beyond that. When you look deep within the 2 main characters, you will see real life issues such as self-pity, and family responsibility like from a child’s perspective and from a parent’s perspective. Also, let me not forget about the issue of euthanasia or assisted suicide. So when you are reading reviews to know if the book is worth your time or not, then you’ll know it in this review.

The book will make you see an issue of a child who is being forced to earn to give back to her family, which is a society’s standard anyway. The female character needs to put her family first even if it means putting herself aside. Thus, depriving herself to live the way she wants and suppressing the passion that she has which is to travel the world. For the parents of the male character, you’ll see every parent who never gives up on their child even if their son already wants to give up. It is where the issue of being denial comes in and fear of death for their son. Then, for the male character, it’s the issue of justifying euthanasia. It is by releasing the female character of the responsibility of taking him for the rest of his life. When in reality, self-pity already begun even before the female character met him, including the truth that his ex-girlfriend is going to get married not to someone, but to his best friend. Nonetheless, the issues that occur as unconventional twists in the novel explain why a lot of people from almost all over the globe are hooked to it.

Overall, the novel is a good read. It will make you realize real life issues that almost everyone can relate to. It is a tear-jerker. So when you are someone who wants to read novels that have a not-so-happy-ending, then this one for you.