In “Love is not all” Edna St. Vincent Millay uses a unique approach for a love poem, instead of describing what love is she describes what love is not. Even though she uses this original approach to a love poem she is still able to describe the importance of love. Edna is still able to portray her theme because she uses the structure, imagery, and alliteration in her poem to convey her theme that love may not be necessary for survival but life without love is a life not worth living. One of the biggest poetic techniques that Edna uses in her poem “Love is not all” is structure. The structure of Edna’s poem is an English Style Sonnet.
The poem is not good to read only because of its subject, however. The use of repetition and symbolism in “Blink Your Eyes” adds more depth to the poem, and highlights the societal issues that the author and others of his race have felt. Use of repetition in poetry directs the reader 's attention to that word or phrase, as Sundiata does in “Blink Your Eyes.” Along with how the stanzas are formed, the repetition used sets a pace to the poem. In the first stanza, Sundiata writes “thru a red light red light red light” (Sundiata 503). The use of repetition here is smart, because the “red light” that is spoken of has two meanings and is crucial to the overall theme of the poem.
My Wicked Ways, by Sandra Cisneros, has a unique rhythm and meter of poem. The poem does not include many perfect rhymes but the author does use imperfect rhymes throughout the duration of the poem. For example, My Wicked Ways, poet Sandra Cisneros states: that tips over one eye, a suit that fits him good,
Pastor Martin Niemoller’s work of literature is titled “First They Came.” This piece is identified as a poem, which is defined in the Longman Dictionary as a piece of literature that expresses emotions, experiences, ideas, especially in short lines using a rhyme scheme, but not always. On the other hand, Eve Bunting’s piece is titled “Terrible Things,” which is a short story, but more specifically an allegory. The purpose of Eve Bunting writing “Terrible Things” in the way that she did was to tell a story that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, but while keeping the audience entertained. “First They Came” was written to
She means for him to realize that, unless he finds the strength and the courage to shed his developed false image, his poetry, the thing he cherishes most, the figurative encapsulation of Jason, will inevitably lose its value. His falseness, in a sense, plagues the beautiful realities of his poems, which are symbols for Jason’s self. In many ways, Mme. C is Jason 's call to reality. In a
People act differently when they are with certain people than when they are alone. Some will call this act a “mask.” This metaphor is used because people cover up who they truly are or what they really feel with their actions; similar to the way a mask covers up a person’s face. This idea of a mask is explored in Paul Laurence Dunbar’s poem, “We Wear the Mask” and readers can see examples of “masks” in Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. People often wear masks to hide something about themselves that they are not proud of or hide their emotions and fears they do not want others to know. In Paul Laurence Dunbar’s poem, “We Wear the Mask” the speaker wears a mask to hide his internal suffering because he does not want the rest of the world to think he is weak.
The poem The Giver by James Baldwin is a poem about giving your love away, and the consequences of giving. Baldwin is more known for his novels and short stories, but his poems are much more powerful than them. The Giver, describes the authors internal struggle in which he is trying to love everyone, but he feels guilty since he cannot fulfill this task. James Baldwin depicts how the human desire to love, is the strongest emotion in The Giver. Baldwin starts the poem with the first stanza, which tells the general message behind the poem.
The group is very observant on the activities of ‘Hard Rock’ because they are less courageous than he is. The poet employed this technique in order to explicitly narrate the story to the audience. According to the persona and the way he narrates, all the audience do not the story thus he is out to inform vividly. About tone in the narrator’s voice, there is a combination of nostalgia and despair. The same applies to his attitude towards the main character in the poem ‘Hard Rock’.
By varying the length of his phrases throughout “The Man He Killed,” Hardy keeps the rhythm of sound from becoming too repetitive. Just as varying sentence length in a books keeps the writing interesting and fresh, enjambment in poetry can serve a similar function. Poets such as Hardy, however, often make the choice of pausing at line breaks or continuing with more thought to the intended effect. In “The Man He Killed,” Hardy uses irregular syntax and peculiar diction to convey the veteran’s confusion and disillusionment toward war and how odd it was he had to to kill. In this case, uniform, line-ended pauses throughout the piece would contradict the pieces tone.
Ordinarily, you don’t read Ice-T, you listen to him, and his voice and affect, as well as the producer’s contribution of hooks and beats” (Triska 1) what they are saying here is that rap has a more angry tone and more violence involved than poetry. Jay-Z in the other hand argues that rap should be considered poetry. He said that “I hope readers take away from this book that rap is poetry. It’s thought-provoking; there’s thought behind it,” he said. “There’s great writing in rap as well.
He wants something meaningful and special. To me, this is why he is so hesitant of finding love, because he is afraid that he will settle for something less than what a real relationship is supposed to be worth. “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T. S. Eliot is indeed a poem written with great intelligence. Using literary devices such as allusion and imagery helps express the true meaning with much detail and depth. From my understanding, J. Alfred Prufrock is a man that is full of regret, wishing that he would have actually done certain things while he had time, and wishing that he could have found love.
He uses repetition to emphasize words that are important in his writing and to express his theme. Using figurative languages such as symbols and metaphors and combining it with musical devices like repetition, allows Dylan convey the theme of the poem, which is to stir up anger and rage to fight against mortality. Dylan practices the use of metaphors to help provoke anger in his poem. By using metaphors, he is able to say something that has more meaning than using singular words. For instance, when he writes in the first stanza, “Do not go gentle into that good night” (1), and “dying of the light” (3), whenever he says “good night” or “light,” it is a metaphor for death and life.