“The good old days,” is such a great statement. It is really nice to hear older people talk about their lives before a time that I have not known. Some older than me would refer to “the good old days,” as maybe an entire decade or certain period in time. I would love to know what it would have been like in the 60’s, but I don’t think I would have wanted to live during that time. I would have loved to see real knights, and kings, and queens with large castles. I would have liked to experience many other things than I have here in the 21 st century, but I enjoy the time I live in.
Although there are many things that I feel have changed for the worse, I still like this life. “Used to be, a knight in shining armor Didn’t have to own a shiny car. Dignity and courage was the measure of ma. Not the drugs he needs to hide the scar.” I really liked this stanza in the poem “Used to Be.” It really shows how things have changed. As far as I am concerned chivalry has completely died. Besides my own boyfriend being absolutely wonderful, the act of courtship and “dating,” has a totally new approach.
This poem is expressing how everything is different in our society than it was back in “the good old days.” Not just society, but people and their ways of life have changed also. Presently, society consists of materialism, and a fast pace life. Everyone is so concerned about themselves, and what is good for them. What ever happened to morality? People are so obsessed with money these days.
The poem "Fern Hill" by Dylan Thomas explores childhood memories and the melancholy reality of lost youth. "Fern Hill" compels the reader to come back over and over again to seek more insight into the joy and pleasure of a time of innocence lost. The figurative speech causes the reader to seek the elusive youth and boyhood days of the character and encourages the reader to mourn and celebrate with ...