Taking an example from Cummings work, he occasionally doesn’t capitalize the letter “I” because he wants us to focus on why he did that. What is the meaning behind him capitalizing certain letters, and using a bundle of semicolons in his work? It makes us research the poems more to try to understand it better, it makes the poem worth reading. Works Cited Baum, S. V. Esti, E.E.C: E.E. Cummings and the Critics.
According to the poem we’ve become so inept at communication, that a misread of someone’s gestures could send the insecurities of childhood back to haunt us. Although Stafford paints a dismal picture of life, he believes in humanity’s capacity for change. “though we could fool each other, we should consider – lest the parade of our mutual life get lost in the dark.” In the concluding stanza Stafford calls out the “awake people,” and makes a plea that those who are aware of the fragile connections we have with other human beings stay aware. Alienation runs rampant in society, and the themes of Stafford’s poem directly
Poetry is used as a completely separate language on how someone can prompt him or herself, voice their opinions on topics, as well as generate something a person can enjoy reading and writing. What formulates poetry exclusive is that it takes ideas and puts them into humble linguistic that the bookworm can understand and relate to via emotion and imagery. It can also use techniques such as personification, apostrophe, repetition, rhythm etc. in order to form a comprehensible and innovative poem. However, poetry in its form can also be a mystery in how to interpret what the poem’s involvement is or what the connotation behind or the subject of the poem.
Knowing that the author is a poet helps the reader understand the text a little better because sometimes poets can understand poems a lot better and therefore can explain them better. Rosanna Warren does a good job of taking the reader inside the mind of Robert Frost making it to where the reader can feel and see where each poem come from. This is especially seen in the poem Nothing Gold Can Stay where she tells you the background and then explains the poem into with the reader can actually see that this poem was made through sadness. Throughout the article, the author uses historical facts, rhyme schemes, stanzas and the poems themselves to prove her
As shown in the poem Mirror, when we aren’t content with our reflection, or focus too much on finding ourselves through the mirror, we will end up losing ourselves and never find happiness, just like Plath. We need to find ourselves without looking in the mirror, because if we search for ourselves in the mirror, we will actually end up losing ourselves. The first element the reader should consider in the poem, is the title. The title of the poem is a major factor the reader should consider when reading this poem. The title of this poem helps the reader understand the speaker of the poem, and helps portray the theme of the poem.
One way to look at poetry is something endlessly attempting to catch hold of something meaningful in life. Poetry is art by the means of words, and these are words are ideas and scenarios people can relate to. Within poetry, language is the medium for creating unique effects. Many people believe that poetry makes unreal things seem real. The use of literary device in poetry evokes intense emotion to help the readers and listeners understand or even relate to the storyteller.
Poetry has always been used as a literary art form to express one’s intense emotions or feelings, but do all poems have a true interpretation of what is being expressed? Many people do not have a keen eye when it comes to reading poetry and have a difficult time interpreting what the author is trying to express. Due to this misunderstanding, the audience lacks interest reading in this type of literary work. Through my journey with poems, I try to see the eye of the author and feel one’s emotions by rereading this type of literature. In this journey, I discover new meanings and different interpretations by just reading one poem that can change one’s perspective multiple times.
Several common attributes can be found in selected poetry along with the common theme of love. While many people think that in order for writing to qualify as poetry, it must simply rhyme, they do not realize that most poetry is much more complex. Poetry does typically rhyme, but it can also follow a certain format or be a specific type of poem that holds other standards such as meter and foot as well. Along with these terms, in selected poetry, the poets use several literary works such as anaphora, simile, and hyperbole to better enhance their writings and paint a clearer picture for the reader of their versions of what love looks like. However, though the poets use similar terms and works to explain their point of view, they each tell a different story and reveal a different idea about how they believe love should look.
When a person starts to translate a poem again is because he is sure that can contribute something new, something different. The translator has to feel the poem and give us a special work for him. In general lines the translation is also made to enrich our language with a new poetic version, a poetic version that has an important cultural background depending of each language. It is a beautiful object that is added to the world, such as when a poem is written or a picture or a film is performed. In addition in this module we have study a poet, Marie de France, who represents this statement with her translation Aesop.
Many of Muldoon’s poems can go under this category if readers accept the notion that “playfulness both conceals and permits a serious intent” (Patke 290). Commenting on the difficulty of “The More a Man Has,” M. Allen suggests that it structures “a myth” that motivates the speakers and the characters, however, it “neither explains nor redeems their predicament” (71). According to Wills, the difficulty of the text gives reason for readers to accuse the poet of willful obscurity and extremely “cynical” and “ungenerous tone” (Reading