To start off, the specific word usage that Wayman chose to use gives off the impression that poets have their drawbacks. Not once throughout the poem does he put in a positive word for the poet. In order to look at the figurative meaning of the poem we should look at the literal meaning of the text. For instance, “Cannot recognize visual absurdities” (Wayman, line 10). This quite literally means that the poet has trouble recognizing or simply cannot recognize anything that is absurd visually.
The two are intertwined and get confused making it impossible to make the difference between these two aspects of the mind, explained in the last line of the first stanza: ‘No one could tell the difference’. In poetry, to create a situation is relevant as it enables the reader to imagine a context, a story or a background and these characteristics are quite predominant in Bishop’s writing
In both of these texts, including the poem of Paul Revere by Longfellow and the letter by Belknap based on Paul Revere are very different from each other, for one I know that the poem about Paul Revere is indeed a tale and the letter is surely the truth. We can differentiate these two stories and find out what differences and similarities are there by using context clues and exemplars. In the poem by Longfellow, explains not as many details as the letter, for one in the poem, it is said that he went through Charleston first, then many other villages to warn the people of the town that the British were coming by sea. On the night of Paul Revere, Longfellow's poem states that Paul Revere and his friend planned out that Paul Revere would stand on the opposite side of Charleston river prepared with his horse to tell everybody that the British were coming but he would not go until his friend would put letters on the church wall “ 1 later if by land and 2 lanterns if by sea” So then after his friend located the British army he had put 2 lanterns on the wall to notify Paul Revere that the The British were coming by sea and in no time Paul Revere rode on his horse to tell everybody in the village that the British were coming by sea. Towards his first trip he left for Charleston to notify the villagers that the British were common, then in no time Paul Revere left to the mystic to notify this village as well, later on, around 12 o'clock, Paul Revere had left in Medford town, sooner or
However, reading the corpus of Willam Carlos as an author his meaning does not stand in the fourground. As a reader you have the choose to interpret the poem differently. This is also the case with the earlier called poem of Hughe’s. Another similarity is found in the following poem. The poem of willam Carlos ‘Pastoral’.
Yin Xiang Lit/Writ Ms. Dery Block 1 Febuary 5, 2018 Poetry Perspectives Essay “The problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.” - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Adichie explains that while stereotypes show one view of a someone, it doesn’t all of the views of that person. Because of stereotypes, the community only expect that part of that person, preventing that person to explore all their other parts. Thus, trapping them from achieving what they want.
In this poem, “Never says anything neutrally.” (line 21). Neutrally explains not having strong opinions or supporting an opinion or idea. The reason why Lux stated that in his line because when someone tries to voice their own opinion others may disagree with them and see it differently. For example, the barn that he spoke about in the poem could give different readers their own visual ideas on how they would see it. Lux wants his audience to have a stronger opinion on what he is presenting in the poem.
Frost does this because this poem has many meanings and he didn't want to pin point one meaning and stick to. It is important for the readers to fill in the blanks. It could mean one thing to one reader and another thing to the other. Some poems have cultural like behavior or it describes the way people are dressed and it might even have some kind of foreign speech. Nothing Gold Can Stay doesn't really have any cultural details that are in it.
Throughout the poem, we learn that there are two paths to take, but the traveler, who we suppose is Robert Frost, is uncertain of which one to take. We learn that this is really a life decision, and not just a choice between two paths. Towards the end, there is a drastic change of the indecisive tone to a tone of regret. In this poem there is a line that is “I shall be telling this with a sigh”, Robert Frost shows a sign of regret, meaning he made the wrong decision. Not all decisions have to be