When it comes to writing, a poet or writer is able to choose the path to which they want to take to tell their stories ensuring they reach their audience. Maya Angelou is one that chooses to not follow a specific style. Instead, she chooses to write free verse poems. Much like the topics of what she writes about choosing from a variety of choices. It’s seen in most of her poems, one, in particular, is Life Doesn’t Frighten Me.
The nature of Frost’s writing reveals the understanding of Frost’s experience with making decisions. Identically, the fork in the road, described in his writing is characterized to explain the significance of decisions. Once Frost does choose his path, the imagery is used to describe his thoughts on the paths. “Frost could also be suggesting, as some critics have noted, that the poem makes it clear that the paths are not different, yet the speaker says choosing one over the other has “made all the difference (Little, 136).” In conclusion all the roads, nature, and fork in the paths are all intensely described so one can visualize Frost’s experience and understand why he wrote “The Road Not
Poetry is a very unique type of writing. Poetry allows people to express their emotions in a way they feel comfortable. Every poem has a meaning to it, whether it is talking about food, interest, or a moment in their lives. Readers often mistake the poet as the narrator, although in many cases this is true. Many poets are the narrators and the poems are about their personal life.
Poetry is a unique expression of ideas, feelings, and emotions. Every poet has their own style of writing as well as their own personal goals when creating poems. Mary Oliver is a perfect example of these characteristics. Oliver primarily focuses on the topics of nature and life which can be seen everyday. She uses specific patterns and word choice in order to emphasize her focal points and truly connect to the reader.
The voice of this poem is extremely personal because the speaker seems to be Emily herself making the poem more interesting to read and analyze. Moreover, the word choice and order are also very affective when reading the poem because it makes the poem clearer of how the author feels about what is.
“Poetry is when emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.” (Robert Frost). Robert Frost wrote his poems with emotion and with a connection to his personal life. Frost wrote his poems like no other poet. His works are world renowned and impact literature today. His works are read in schools and people still talk and write about him and his writing today.
Images help the reader connect to the imaginary world within the literary work; especially powerful imagery is a way for the reader to be drawn in through their own experiences. Images also help the writer to establish mood and tone. Along with simile and metaphor, personification, and symbol, imagery is a type of figurative language. These other forms of figuration are often present in images. Besides helping the reader to connect to the literary work, imagery also functions to strengthen and develop the work’s underlying themes.
In ‘On My Songs’ by Wilfred Owen, his ideas about poetry and its importance are voiced throughout the duration of the poem. He does this by using various techniques like metaphors, diction, and personification amongst others. One of the main ideas we can gather from this poem is that he believes that poetry is a form of release. It begins with: ‘Though unseen Poets, many and many a time/ Have answered me as if they knew my woe/…fashioned so their rime…easing the flow/ Of my dumb tears’. In this quote, Owen seems to be paying homage to all the romantic poets (like Keats and Shelly) whose poetry has been able to soothe him and has even often resounded deeply with his situation or with the problems he was going through.
Poetry is a subtle form of writing, and reviewing poetry requires a deep understanding of the elements that constitute a poem. Poetry allows us to express feelings and emotions that are inside us all. It can also be put into any of these broad sub-genres: narrative, dramatic, or lyric. Often times people associate poetry with a short, and confusing group of words that usually leaves people scratching their heads, but surprisingly a poem can also be a favorite song. Songs are considered poetry as well because it gives people the ability to connect emotionally with the lyrics that are being sung.
Whitman also uses repetition, and Dickinson, imagery. Each of these methods were skillfully integrated into the poem to present their specific theme. Even though, as a reader, I responded to them differently, I still credit them as great authors of the past and the