If a poem “should be wordless” why repeat the phrase “a poem should be” in that very line, or at all? How can McLeish proclaim that poems should be something that his very poem is not? The answer lies within the next line of the stanza, “As the flight of birds”. This line is rich, vivid, and profound, allowing it to leave the page and filter into the subconscious. In order to bring across the principle that a poem should exist, McLeish needs to provide an example contradictory to the principle.
12 Extended Essay The Complexity of Innocence in S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders Word count: 3,661 S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders uses allusion to its advantage, specifically through the poem Nothing Gold Can Stay, written by Robert Frost. The novel highlights Ponyboy Curtis and the other greasers he associates himself with; among these are Dallas “Dally” Winston and Johnny Cade. The allusion to Robert Frost’s poem, Nothing Gold Can Stay, shows the complexity of the retention and loss of innocence in specific characters in The Outsiders by relating lines of the poem with three of the main boys highlighted in the novel: “Nature’s first green is gold, her hardest hue to hold,” is most directly portrayed in Ponyboy.
“And I- I took the one less traveled by” is a line from the poem “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost. This line best illustrates the deeper meaning. This poetry analysis is touching on a poem that is about a person that comes upon a fork in a road. Frost considers the two paths which are both equally tempting but is unsure which one to take. In the end, he decides to take the path that looks less traveled instead of the one that is well worn down.
Frost poem through, symbolism, stanza formation, and tone allow the reader to ponder life’s deeper meanings put it is up to the reader to analyze closely. The contrast of supreme forces and human choices are conveyed through the use of symbolism. The stanza formation allows the reader visualize the thought process: past present and future. The rhyme scheme shows the human nature of living in the present but reflecting to the past. The nostalgic and reflective tone convey the lament of not choosing both roads.
T. S. Eliot 's "The Fire Sermon" is a poem consisting of different speakers, tones, and sound patterns. I draw attention to these by slowing or speeding up while reading, changing the tone of my voice, putting emphasis on specific words or lines. T. S. Eliot composed this poem in 1921 ("T. S. Eliot Biography"), which is significant because this is after the war and his world would have been a "Waste Land". This real world is mirrored in his writings through filth and impurity. Stylistic choices bring forth the importance of sexual desire and emotional/physical impurity and highlight the irony of alluding to both Buddhism and Christianity because of their avoidance of passion.
John Donne and Henry Vaughan are both renounce metaphysical poets. In comparison to Henry Vaughan, John Donne is known to be the founder of metaphysical poems. “A Valediction: of Weeping by John Donne and “The World” by Henry Vaughan both uses images and conceit which compares two things that are usually not alike in a clever manner to present an argument. This is what is known to be called metaphysical poetry where an argument is being presented in a cunning and crafty way. John Donne uses a conceit of tears in his poem in order to share the idea he is trying to convey to the reader.
Metaphysical poets don’t “follow the code”; they bend the “traditional” rules by taking unrelated ideas and gluing them together. These poets desire to shake up the foundation of what’s known and show one a world that would otherwise be hidden from social thinking. There are several characteristics that aid to the categorizing of a poet’s work: the lack of end-stopping a line, use of everyday language, analysis of an emotion over the expression of it, and a conceit that combines two seemingly unrelated ideas into one. John Donne falls into this classification of writers due to his technique and wit. According to The Poetry Foundation, Donne’s poetry was considered crude during its publication after his death and was historically unpopular.
Symbolism is one of the three literary devices present in these two poems. In Frost’s poem, “The Road Not Taken,” the symbolism would be the decision he had made on which road to take. This helps to develop the theme that there is always an unknown element of a person’s decision. Frost illustrates this unfamiliar element where it is stated: “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—/ I took the one less traveled by, / And that has made all the difference” (18-20). This theme is emphasized through the symbolism of his decision.
Laurel Lee 10D2 Does Owen want us to sympathize with the protagonist or criticize him? ‘Disabled’ is a narrative poem written by an English war poet Wilfred Owen showing his own traumatic war experiences as a soldier. It is an anti-war poem and it shows the horror of the First World War. His poem effectively compares the soldier’s current life and his past and shows the contrast between those two times very well. In this essay, I will be talking about Wilfred Owen’s method of creating sympathy and criticism for the protagonist of the poem and analyze the language and literary and structural devices that he uses.
Donald Bruce Dawe’s literature makes society cognisant on the painful realities that are of the raw and dehumanising truth that plague this world. Donald Bruce Dawe, an Australian poet. His literature is predicated unto the dehumanising and defamatory experiences that he, the inditer himself had experienced through his time in the army, the RAAF. Though his literature, he conveys an opinionated point-of-view, urging the audience to optically discern the exploited and flawed practices of the regime. It is the truth obnubilated from society by propaganda and word of mouth, Dawe pushes the theme time and time again that authenticity is a painful experience, and that war is erroneous, wasteful, dehumanising.