Emilie Cohen, Chad Levett, Mathew de Marchie, Luka Vaguidov, Anna Romanowski
- Coping with the loss of a loved one
- Having to progress despite not being fully ready
- Struggling with the uncertainties of the future
- The difficulties of having to adapt to a new environment
- Craving to love and to be loved
People constantly struggle with adapting to new environments.
Accepting the uncertainties of the future
Craving to love and to be loved
- What are the barriers you’ve encountered in finding love?
- What makes you lovable?
- What makes you unlovable?
- Do you find it easy to keep romantic love alive?
- What makes someone worth your love?
- How do you know that you truly love someone?
- Is love truly worth all the struggle that we go through to attain it?
- Is it possible to live a fulfilling life without ever having romantic love?
Chosen Literary element: Metaphor/Simile
- “We are opposing floats in a parade” (48)
- “It’s like a spa facility on lockdown” (45)
- “I turn off my light I can see men like black stars in their bright rooms” (45)
- On one of the nights, she looks out her window and
- Upon her arrival at the shelter, she receives handouts and packets and thinks, “it’s like a spa facility on lockdown” (45).
- On the first night in her room at the women’s shelter, she looks out her window and she “can see men like black stars in their bright rooms” (45).
- The use of metaphors and similes in “Moving On” helps to show how she is adapting to her new environment.
- The metaphors and similes in “Moving On” show the reader some of the main character’s interior conflicts and struggles.
- “Moving On” relies on metaphors and similes to demonstrate the main character’s feelings of not belonging in her new environment.