Monthly Archives: October 2012

Islamic and Chinese Poetry-compare/contrast paragraph


    The Evil in Ourselves is saying that the animals see the evil as we see evil. We don’t realize the evil in ourselves; we realize the evil in other people first. Then when we do something bad and start thinking about our mistakes, its too late to recognize the evil in ourselves. “You do not see clearly the evil that you see in yourself” (ln 7). This poem doesn’t use many literary elements. A Bitter Love is saying that the women is crying because the man she loves left her. Li Po uses a metaphor to describe the girls tears on her cheeks. “You may see the tears now, bright on her cheek” (ln 3). The two poems are the same because they both describe how you see emotions on the outside that may be different than what are on the inside, and you might not know yourself as well as you think you do.