It's Liz Williams the twin here. I'm currently a sophomore here at Ohio State pursuing my degree in Strategic Communications, whilst work at Nordstrom as a personal stylist. I graduated from Bishop Watterson High School, where my youngest sibling is now a sophomore. I have many hobbies and interests that include hiking, swimming, volleyball and have a heavy interest in movies and music.
The poem that I read for class was "Songs for the People". This poem struck me immediately as a voice of inspiration for men, women and children. I enjoyed it because it has a hopeful tone, trying to let people see the good and the light in times of despair and darkness. The language stood out immensely, especially in sentences like "Not for the clashing of sabers, For carnage nor for strife." His emotions are clear when he uses this verbiage; that there will be solace once again if they have hope and strength. I would like to know what time period this was written in or written about, and what war he is referring to when he writes, "Music to soothe all its sorrow, Till war and crime shall cease."
The word that stood out to me the most in the poem I read was "careworn". It sparked my interest due to the fact that we do not see it nowadays in everyday text and readings. The word itself means a mental state of suffering, or a condition of being oppressed. In the poem I read, "Songs for the People", it is referring to the people of an oppressed time forgetting their "careworn" thoughts. As I did more research on the word, I learned that famous author and poet Charles Dickens used it in his, "The Letters of Charles Dickens". It was also interesting to see how it was used in more earlier texts by author Thomas Carlyle in his book, "The Critical and Miscellaneous Essays: Collected and Republished" in the year 1857. It has a very refined tone to it and I think it is a word that can be used more often in todays literature and writitngs. I have a very careworn outlook on the increasing tension with Iraque and the radical ISIS group.