All four poems that I go through are related in their reasons and goals; however , also, they are very different. " Lucinda Matlock" by Edward Lee Professionals, " Chicago" by Carl Sandburg, " Richard Cory" by Edwin Arlington Brown, and " We Put on the Mask" by Paul Laurence Dunbar are all regarding the joys and sorrows of life. How we look at your life makes your life good or bad.
" Lucinda Matlock" is a tale of a girl, who, by simply some requirements, would have a life that people consider a average. However , the narrator of the poem says that it was a great life and this life can simply be truly appreciated whether it is taken from you.
" Chicago" by Carl Sandburg is among the most closely related poems to " Lucinda Matlock". Inside the poem, the people of this city are filthy, " evil", and cheerful. The people aren't saying to themselves, " Well, my life is usually horrible as this is where i came from and this can be my underpaying job". They can be laughing and joyous because they have existence. " Chicago" is contrary to " Lucinda Matlock" because Carl Sandburg's depiction of life in Chicago is indeed much more cynical than that of Master's more optimistic characterization and interpretation of existence in the world.
" Richard Cory" is a poem about a great aristocratic man that under- appreciates lifestyle, and, as a result commits committing suicide. The narrator talks about just how envious they is of Rich Cory. Just in the very end carry out they talk about the fact that he is basically a very unfortunate man. This poem is a representation in the front that some people set up to hide their inner selves due to shame or various other feeling of give up hope.
Finally, we read " We Wear the Mask" by Paul Laurence Dunbar. This is very just like " Rich Cory" in its message. The message can be again that you have some who have sometimes cloister their inner selves lurking behind a barrier of a artificial personality. Inside the poem, Dunbar writes:
" Nay, allow them to only see us while/ We put on the mask/ We smile, but wow great Christ, our cries/ To Thee from tortured souls happen. "
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