Symbolism is one of the milestones of poetry. Symbolism by the definition is “the use of symbols to signify ideas and qualities by giving them symbolic meanings that are different from their literal sense.” A symbol has two layers. At outside, it has the meaning of itself, at inside it hides something deeper. Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven is based on a memory of persona facing its obsessions and fears caused by them. On the other hand, in Sonnet 64, William Shakespeare converts the feelings he has about time, his worries and fear about what it is capable of showing to words written with ink.
Solitude At one point in anyone’s life, no matter how much friends ones have or how deep ones relationships with their love ones are. Loneliness is inevitable. Now, how anyone deal with it are different. As for Mark Strand, the poet, he developed this feeling of solitude and integrated it with in his poems, using it as a theme and represent it from three different perspectives in three of his poems: “Lines for the winner”, “Keeping things whole” and “The Remains.” In the first poem "Lines for the Winner" (Mark Strand, 1979), as the title suggested, is a poem related to accomplishment or how to accomplish certain goals. Strand claimed such thing came with a price and the pay is none other than solitude.
Lord Byron's poem “Darkness” was published in 1816, a short time after having left England. By most of the critics, the poem has been considered to be a manner to overcome depression. However, his work might not be only a reflection of his feelings when the poem was written but also a great example of how different the vision of the world of the second generation of romantic poets -also known as the Younger Romantics- was in comparison with the first generation. By analysing this poem, numerous romantic features may be found. Nevertheless, what differentiates this poem from other poets from the same literary movement's works?
The first time I was introduced to Romanticism in this course, I thought that I would be reading a lot of love poems and novels. But soon enough I realized how wrong I was and understood the real concept of Romanticism. It is a movement of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries that reacted against the rules in literature, philosophy, art, religion, and politics at that period. Romantic writers meant to break out of what was usual and write about the things that no one dared to talk or write about. It also gave voice to the voiceless like children, women, and the low-class.
Poets also use this technique of memory in poems making their poems more meaningful. Technically speaking, it is a fascinating way to write a poem and what will be discussed regarding this technique of 'memory' is the role of memory, good and bad effects of using this technique and the general idea behind using this technique. Specifically relating to a poem by William Wordsworth called "Composed a few miles above Tintern Abbey, on revisiting the banks of the Wye during a tour. July 13, 1798." Now speaking about role of memory, it has certain properties depending on the type of poem we are writing.
Rhetorical Analysis A Designing Mind is an article that was written by Rosanna Warren. This text was written to prove that the poems of Robert Frost said a lot more than what the surface suggests. This author goes into in-depth detail about each poem that she included giving the reader facts about his life and breaked down each poem. The author starts out by telling the reader how Robert Frost told several times that his poems were more “designing” than what people thought the author then looks at some of his poems like Nothing Gold Can Stay, The Oven Bird, A Designing Mind, as well as others. Some may say that poetry is a dying language and that it is hard to understand however Rosanna Warren proves otherwise and explains each poem to where almost anyone could understand.
It is also difficult to categorize the poem since it contains elements of the code and dramatic monolog. There is also an apostrophe at the beginning of the poem, therefore, showing it as a product of the 18th Century poetry. It is now agreed that the best designation of the ode is a conversation poem that is an organic development of the loco-descriptive. The poem illustrates Wordsworth sister as the silent listener in the poem as she is addressed in the final sections of the verse. Poetry before the time of Wood worth employed a lot of philosophical and intellectual engagements.
For example, a line states, ‘The train whistle still wails its ancient sound bit when it goes away, shrinking back from the walls of the brain, it takes something different with it every time’ this is a symbol which creates the theme of time. In other words, there every clear indication life never changes as one can never avoid death. Every time, it takes away a loved one, leaves us in sadness but also with memories. Conclusion This poem is a great poem. The author tries to tell us that people can live their lives in many different ways but death is absolute and inevitable no matter what one does or where one goes.
The poem “A Fit of Rhyme against Rhyme” is a response to Samuel Daniel’s prose essay A Defence of Rhyme, in which Daniel describes rhyme as an “antidote to endless motion, to confusion, to mere sensation, to the sway of the passions” (Reading the Early Modern Passions: Essays in the Cultural History of Emotion, 146); while Jonson’s response describes rhyme as a “rack of finest wits, that expresseth but by fits true conceit” (1072, 1-3). Jonson’s poem ironically uses rhyme to ridicule rhyme in a satirical way in order to portray what he understood as “the plain style” of writing poetry. Dylan Thomas’ poem, on the other hand, is about the poetic art and its audience, describing the writing of poetry as a “craft” and “art”. Both poems discuss the relationship between the poets and their poetry using rhyme; but only Thomas’ poem deals more with the audience, which by indifference make his art “sullen”. Ben Jonson himself considered that any good poet (in his art) “must first think, and excoriate his matter; then choose his
In the story, The Things They Carried, in the chapter, Spin, Tim O’Brien wrote the quote “Stories are for joining the past to the future. Stories are for those late hours in the night when you can’t remember how you got from where you were to where you are. Stories are for eternity when memory is erased when there is nothing to remember except the story.” In this quote, O’Brien uses a rhetorical device called, Anaphora. Interpreting the meaning is not always exactly what the original meaning is. O’Brien had used many literary devices in his book, especially rhetorical devices which are important for how and what he writes, but, the meaning of them is the most important.