The writer often uses color and other contrasts. In addition, for stories of Langston Hughes pronounced characteristic of the classic fable, dynamic, intense action, and the presence of a turning point in it. The poems of Langston have something special in them, so when one reads them aloud – the real magic happens. The rhythm of the blues changes the atmosphere in the room.
When I was reading the first poem “Poetry” by Nikki Giovanni I imagined myself as Morgan Freeman. I could hear his deep unique voice while reading this poem. It gave more soul to the poem. I was speaking to inform a crowd of people on behalf of all lonely poets. I spoke of the main purpose of poetry to show how precious life is.
This poem uses alliteration in almost every verse of the poem. A few examples are “curlew calls”, “sea-sands”, “towards the town”, and “steeds in their stalls”. The author uses alliteration to add effect to the poem, to make it more interesting and to keep the fluidity of the poem. Alliteration is one of the many reasons I believe that Longfellow’s poem “The Tide Rises The Tide Falls” demonstrates how life is a cycle that keeps recurring
Longfellow uses the repetition that could be euphonious for the readers. The repeated part is “And the tide rises, the tide falls.” This line helps understand the message in a significantly better way. The sound and language help inform the readers come to the conclusion that the author's mood is calm, but at the same time scared to see how a beautiful place could do a horrible thing.
His vision was not only that we can imagine the sea by the sounds used, but to physically see it with our own eyes by the structure of the poem. The structure of the poem underlies the secrets that Neruda creates for the reader. Furthermore, the poem consists of three stanzas and are fairly balanced, therefore, the poem is able to flow left to right identical to a sea’s waves. Furthermore, Neruda compiles the first two stanzas to have two periods while the third stanza only has one.
Readers are able to gain a deeper understanding of the poem “truth’’ when they view the poem after learning about Gwendolyn Brooks’ life and times. We were able to understand the poem better when the text said, “...with several of her poems reflecting the civil rights activism of that period…(“Poetry is life distilled”-paragraph 1).” As a rule, when an author is passionate about a subject, they often reflect that in their writing. By examining Brooks’ background as a civil rights activist, the reader is able to connect passages of the poem, such as the light/sun metaphor “and if sun comes how shall we greet him”(“truth” by Gwendolyn Brooks), with the civil rights movement and as a time where everyone can be treated as equal. We are also able
“Sometimes I live in a hurricane of words and not one of them can save me. (Naomi Shihab Nye)” Poetry is literary work in which special intensity is given to the expression of feelings and ideas by the use of distinctive style and rhythm. The tile of this poem is “Making a Fist” and it is written by Naomi Shihab Nye. “Making a Fist” is a free verse and lyric poem.
Ain’t got nobody but ma self” (19-20), and “I got the Weary Blues And I can’t be satisfied. Got the weary blues And can’t be satisfied” (25-28) are all great examples of repetitive lines being used in this poem in order to to emphasize a relaxed, yet depressing mood. It is also a free verse poem with an inconsistent rhyme scheme and meter, making the poem sound a lot like natural speech.
In his song, his overall message is to treat gay, lesbian, and transgender people as if they were any other human. The lyrics in “Lay Me Down” describe a great meaning of treating everyone equally through his use of poetic elements. The denotation of a poem is also known as the literal meaning of a poem. The literal meaning in the song “Lay Me Down” by Sam Smith is about a man who feels empty and depressed inside because he cannot feel his affection for this person due to society’s thoughts about homosexuals.
Poems are short meaningful pieces of literature that can be interpreted in multiple ways depending upon the reader at hand. That is what makes a poem unique compared to other literature pieces because in a poem the author tends to use figurative language to fulfill meaning behind their work. One poem “Love is a Sickness Full of Woes” by Samuel Daniel describes the pains of being lovesick. Love can either benefit us if nurtured and cared for, but if not tended to then let loose can ultimately hurt us. As to another poem “American Solitude” by Grace Schulman describes a life of solitude being most warming to the soul to ward off loneliness.