These allusions were used to easily bring forth the impressions and characteristics conveyed by the sources alluded to, as well as creating flexibility for his readers. Hamlet, To His Coy Mistress, and The Bible are a few notable sources that Eliot alludes to within the poem. Eliot particularly favored the poet Andrew Marvell, the renowned author of To His Coy Mistress. To summarize blatantly, it is a poem about a man trying to convince a woman to sleep with him. The underlying message however is to seize the day.
Virgil’s language is often formal and is decorated beautifully, whereas Dante writes in vernacular language. This suggests Dante’s intention of comparing Virgil’s Aeneid to Inferno and suggests the comparison between him and Virgil 's differences and similarities. In many ways, Dante tries to show his admiration for Virgil, as characters but also as poets as he uses Vigil as an inspiration in his poem to show his parallel thoughts in cohesion with
Angelou personifies history by giving it the human emotion of shame. Personification can allow the poet to help readers relate and understand the ideas expressed in the poem. Angelou also uses similes throughout each stanza. As seen in lines such as 'Still like Air, I 'll rise ' and 'But still, like dust, I 'll rise ' Angelou uses similes to compare herself to air and dust. The use of similes allows the reader to link an idea they are familiar thus allowing them to relate to the poem.
How has Carol Ann Duffy used juxtaposition and to what effect to create a specific tone? The poem ‘Valentine’ written by Carol Ann Duffy was written in a way that shows the constant contradictions between the aspects of love. Throughout the poem, the duality of love is compared to show both the negative and positive aspects of love. This has been done as the poet has been blunt and not hidden the bad or dangerous side but instead has contrasted the clichéd ideas of romance and love by highlighting the commonly looked over feature. This essay will focus on how the juxtaposition is created in the structures of lines, stanzas and imagery as well as the tones created.
Longfellow uses the repetition that could be euphonious for the readers. The repeated part is “And the tide rises, the tide falls.” This line helps understand the message in a significantly better way. The sound and language help inform the readers come to the conclusion that the author's mood is calm, but at the same time scared to see how a beautiful place could do a horrible thing. Longfellow did an excellent job in formatting the poem in a repetitive and mysterious way instead of being direct. A poem uses it’s own language of mystery to help readers solve and comprehend the hidden
“…We are invited to see this significance in the perspective of the poem … but through our own perspective…” (Simecek, 504). The techniques of explaining your perspective can prove to be a rather challenging task. The authors William Shakespeare and Anne Bradstreet do just this. With the use of multiple literary devices, the poets used emotions and feelings to make you understand the connections between the author and subject. The perfect examples being the two titles, “Sonnet 18” and “The Author to Her Book”.
The usage of literary devices aid in building Humbert Humbert’s character in Lolita as his thought process and narrative exposes itself through poetic diction. Humbert’s twisted thoughts accompanied by his abnormal nature is best revealed with foreshadowing, point of view, and figurative language
Evidence throughout T.S. Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”, explains why a man’s true self and characterization is hidden behind an impassable frame unintentionally destroying his personality. The poem shows how J. Alfred Prufrock, a respectful man, is openly exposed which can show the readers that his sentimental needs can serve as a platform for his connotation of life. The elegy which is an allusion to Dante’s Inferno is a counter to the question that Is mentioned throughout the poem “Who are you?” This question of self-identity is a major theme of the poem. Prufrocks depiction doubts that his true identity and self is going to be shown at the tea party that he is about to attend.
Paradise Lost is the creative epic poem and the passionate expression of Milton’s religious and political vision, the culmination of his young literary ambition as a 17th century English poet. Milton inherited from his English predecessors a sense of moral function of poetry and an obligation to move human beings to virtue and reason. Values expressed by Sir Philip Sidney, Spencer and Jonson. Milton believes that a true poet ought to produce a best and powerful poem in order to convince his readers to adopt a scheme of life and to instruct them in a highly pleasant and delightful style. If Milton embraced the moral function of literature introduced by Sidney, Spencer and Johnson, he gave it a more religious emphasise.
Stephen Crane uses irony in “War is Kind,” and “A Mystery of Heroism,” to prove that he is opposed to the war by talking about loss and displaying people’s lives at risk. In Crane’s poem, “War is Kind,” he says that war is a good thing, while describing the horrors of it. Normally the word, kind, is used to describe something that is nice, and has a pleasant connotation. In the poem he repeats the