Julia Alvarez, in her poem “’Poetry Makes Nothing Happen’?”, writes that poems do play a role in people’s lives. She supports her idea by using relateable examples of how poems might change someone’s life. Her first example is simple, poetry can entertain someone on long drives. This does not only aply to long dirves however, Alvarez uses this to show that poetry does not have to have a big influence on someone’s life, instead it can affect a person in the smallest of ways, such as entertainment. The second example describes poetry comforting someone after the loss of a loved one.
There are many different styles and forms of poetry. There are sonnets, elegies, couplets, and many other types. Each one can have a different rhyme scheme, theme, meter, or different poetic techniques. These techniques keep the reader continue reading. The poet does not usually write what people want to hear, it can be a way to get thoughts on paper in poetic form.
Undoubtedly, it is a free verse poetry because it does not have a usual rhyme and a rule for stressed and unstressed syllables in the word each a line. It represents the story by using a technique of figurative language, such as symbolism to express the speaker 's feelings and the behaviors through the object, and imagery to reveal the picture of the nature. Furthermore, this poetry also reveals the viewpoint of love in a stage of living since a puppy love, the beginning of marriage life, a life after marriage, and a marriage life without the spouse. The viewpoint of love in a childhood is an innocent and mirthful love.
Though there is little danger of forgetting that heartbreaking day, she worries that even she will still forget. She expresses these worries while writing her poem “Going to Work”. She does this by using three poetic devices within her poem: personification, imagery, and symbolism. Within Mercado’s poem “Going to Work” she reflects on her memories of the twin towers before the attack using personification; giving human-like qualities to the twin towers to further illustrate on her memories of them.
Obviously, her poems spoke her truth and were very detailed in the sense that she wrote from the heart. She chose to write without a filter in front of her and wrote what she really believed was right. Another heavy influence in her work was the concept of living life to the fullest. In her poems, it was obvious that she did not intend on wasting any time and rather wanted to make the most of her opportunities. She writes, “I keep on dying, because I love to live,” in her poem “The Lesson.”
The poet dispenses a change in the poem with occasional moments of rhyme in lines such as ‘lying by myself quietly' which employs an ‘I' sound and the uses assonance in the line ‘the nurses pass and pass'. These phrases are soft which give the poem a peaceful rhythm, highlighting the calmness the speaker feels. The poet's use of free verse is very common in her work, as it allows her to express her strong emotions. An example of this is Plath's poem ‘Daddy', in which she is conveying her powerful emotions towards her father and his
Ms. Sylvia Plath, an acknowledged poet and the English lecturer at Smith College, has been an inspiration to the youth in poetic realm. The varied assortment ranging from “Pursuit”, to “Mad Girl’s Love Song”, to “Spinster” has given the poetic foundation a varying aspect of confessionalism. Although of providing a new paradigm for poetry, Ms. Plath’s course is so indulged in expression that is making poetry excessively subjective. The use of poetry as a form to express personal emotions is recognized, but lack of reason and overwhelming depression with gender bias is hurtful for all. Subjectivism is an integral portion of poetry to express human emotions.
Her poems mostly consist of dark tones and moods, with light messages here and there. This kind of poetry was probably the outcome of her difficult life as a child and adult. Her mother died when she was the age of five, two of her sisters died shortly after that, her aunt of whom she was very close with died when Emily was twenty-four, and her brother died due to overdose when she was thirty. Also, during the time she lived, women inequality was very influential, and it most likely manifested itself into self doubt. In conclusion, given everything that Emily Brontё went through growing up, the emotion of her poetry definitely reflects off of
Maya was actually frightened about the task of reading this outLoud, so she read under her grandmother's bed so nobody heard her. After reading for a whole month Maya was finally to speak out to the woman and this was the first time she had said a word in a whole year. Now, she could say a whole poem. This was a very important element in her poetry career because she was opened to poetry by this situation. Maya Angelou’s poem reflect how civil independence is good for the soul but, how did Maya get her message out
To Rousseau, innocence was key to rebuilding civilisation. He believed that reverting to nature would bring back childhood innocence and past attachments due to its simple state. After observing multiple tests from poets with various life experiences, it’s apparent that they agree with Rousseau. When looking at these poems it’s important to note when analysing these poems that innocence does not necessarily mean being in a childlike state, and was rather about keeping a moral imagination and recognising links within the world and how they work in collaboration with each other. It is apparent that the representation of innocence is widely due to the political and historical background during the Romantic period.
I killed her” (241) and when she torments herself with thinking that she is unlovable. Lily even describes that her words had “broke open her heart” (242). This shows how captive Lily is over her mother because, despite loving her life at the Boatwright’s house, she can still move past the death. Lily’s suffering increase after finding out that her mother had willingly left her behind with T-Ray and begins to question why? It even makes her thoughts sink deeper into depression,“it was easy for her to leave me, because she never wanted me in the first place” (252).
This is a real life example of what it looks like when feminism and Poetry intertwine. Nikki Giovani an American writer and activist from Knoxville, TN has a quote a about poetry that really relates to the way Beyonce creates her music. “Writers don’t write from experience, although many are hesitant to admit that they don’t. If you wrote from experience, you’d get maybe one book, maybe three poems. Writers write from empathy.”
In the poems “Upon the Burning of Our House” and “In Memory of My Dear Grandchild Elizabeth Bradstreet, Who Deceased August, 1665, Being a Year and Half Old”, which was a poem about a grandchild that had passed away, she expresses multiple emotions she may not have been able to articulate publicly. In “Upon the Burning of Our House” she expresses the sadness and fear she had initially for the things she had lost and the situation as a whole. She then turns her attitude toward that of how a Puritan was supposed to respond and
After a while, Nao had asked Jiko how she should start her diary and Jiko told her she should start from the present time and so she did. On two occasions, she speaks on how grateful she is to write to the person reading her diary even if it’s not a real person:”Anyway, I don’t really think you’re God or expect you to grant me wishes or anything. I just appreciate it that I can talk to you and you’re willing to listen. But I better hurry up or I’ll never catch up where I’m supposed to be” (137). Nao also emphasizes her appreciation again and states: “You may be only made -believe, but you are my true friend and you’ve helped me, I really mean that.”
In the poem, “The Ancient Gesture” by Edna St. Vincent Millay use poetic devices to help the reader understand the message that Millay is trying to relay to the readers. In this poem it describes the speaker relating her agonized waiting for her loved one who is away at war to Penelope from The Odyssey by Homer, who also is home waiting for Odysseus to return from Troy. Throughout the piece Millay uses poetic devices such as, repetition and tone to help convey the message that while the women wait for their loved one with agony and while the men are away they are not focused on the women who wait patiently for their loved ones to return.