Presentation on theme: "We Wear the Mask By: Thomas Barter Andrew Norimatsu."— Presentation transcript:
We Wear the Mask By: Thomas Barter Andrew Norimatsu
Thesis We mask our true feelings because we dont want people to see our sorrow and pain With torn and bleedings hearts we smile
Tone and Attitude Tone: Sad tone throughout the entire poem In counting all our tears and sighs? Attitude: He seems to accept the fact that they wear the mask But let the world dream otherwise, We wear the mask!
Purpose To show the people how they act untrue to their real desire and emotions because they dont others to see their troubles We smile, but, O great Christ, our cries to thee from tortured souls arise.
Audience He is speaking to everyone because he refers to us as a whole when he says we We wear the mask!
Evidence Some hide their feelings because they dont want to be pitied or looked down upon We hide our feelings because we dont want to be embarrassed about our personal problems Why should the world be over-wise, In counting all our tears and sighs?
Appeals Ethos: He shows the reader that it isnt right to hide your true feelings and mask yourself We wear the masks that grins and lies Pathos: The reader discovers the torture and pain that we all put ourselves through by wearing the mask To thee from tortured souls arise
Assumptions Dunbar assumes that everyone masks their true selves It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes He assumes that it also deteriorates everyones mind and soul
Style He uses rhyme to emphasize a sense of feeling We sing, but oh the clay is vile Beneath our feet, and long mile No concrete stanza structure Descriptive imagery and metaphors With torn and bleeding hearts we smile, and mouth with myriad subtleties