Logarithms Essay

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Hasan 3Mohammad HasanMs. FischerEnglish 2 Honors pd.828 March 2014Unit 3 Final Paper: The Need of Historical Context to Understand True ContentPoetry is most commonly written for the symbolic and metaphorical meaning; however, sometimes that meaning might be altered due to certain circumstances. This encompasses the biographical information of the author. On one hand , historical context would be necessary to understand the text; on the other hand, some people might say that historical context is not truly necessary to comprehend the theme. There are many examples that prove that historical context is not necessary and without the extra information the story is understandable and can be deciphered. One example being, Meeting at and Airport, by Taha Muhammad Ali, is a story about a lost companion meeting an old friend after a gap of forty years and reuniting and still have old bonds still intact. This poem is easily understandable and the theme was quite easy to comprehend as well. The poem's theme is that often times a friendship can last a lifetime. This theme is easily understood from the text without any need of the author's biography; which might or might not be a key part in understanding a piece of literature. The author, Taha Muhammad Ali was affected by a daunting childhood experiences. Biographies states, "During the Arab-Israeli war in 1948, he moved with his family to Lebanon for a year; since then he has lived in Nazareth" ("Taha Muhammad Ali"). Due to these past experiences, he tends to write about his own childhood and other political matters. This poem, Meeting at an Airport, by Taha Muhammad Ali, is understandable without any reference to the author biography through the strong imagery effect and the failure to reference to personal or political matters, so which he commonly talks about.The imagery in the poem, Meeting at an Airport, giver a strong vibe, which leads to a better understanding. The usage of vivid similes and metaphors makes the story exponentially better to imagine and to ameliorate the text. On top of the figurative language, the vivid vocabulary enhances the poem to make the content powerful. In the poem, Taha Muhammad Ali writes,"…and you wept and flowers bowed their heads and doves in silk of their sorrow stumbled" (Resource 2). This quote is powerful and makes the poem understandable. This quote is referring to the friendship which they had lost, and how the two are sad about their lost time. After reading this sentence in the text, the theme is quite is apparent, and has a direct relation back...

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