“Dream Deferred” by Langston Hughes and “Hope” is the thing with feathers by Emily Dickinson both have similarities and differences. These poems are very appealing because of the message behind them. The differences and similarities that will be comparing the poems by will be the message, the poetry elements, and the tone of the poems. We can all agree that Langston Hughes and Emily Dickinson didn’t live the same lifestyle but they must have some differences and similarities that will be shown in these poems. The message is probably one of the most important features of a poem if the author is trying to explain something.
Two poems about like situations in life and their differing aftermaths are “The Lanyard” by Billy Collins and “The Gift” by Li-Young Lee. At face value, these poems tell quite comparable stories. Both of the poems have related themes and symbols, tones that are close yet disparate, and similar structures yet differing use of language.
She was notably known for not using perfect rhymes in her poems. Instead, she often used what is called "slant rhyme" which means that the two words that are being paired together to form a rhyme only share slight similarities in sound. In addition to this, many of Dickinson's poems use an ABCB rhyming structure, meaning that the second and fourth lines of the quatrain rhyme while the first and the third do not. As an example of her methods, the poem "This was a Poet - It is That" displays Dickinson's use of slant rhyming and an ABCB structure. The first quatrain of the poem employs a perfect rhyme: "This was a Poet - It is That/Distills amazing sense/From ordinary Meanings-/And Attar so immense" (Dickinson, 644) True to the ABCB rhyming structure, the last words of the second and fourth lines, "sense" and "immense" respectively, rhyme perfectly.
For many centuries, poetry has been at the center of communication and expression. Poetry has progressed, and styles have changed. However, there are some concepts in poetry that have not been transformed; every single poem contains a theme that readers can analyze. Authors will use different methods to make sure that their themes are understood. For example, authors could use a variety of imagery, repetition, structure, and history to achieve their theme.
Same Technique, Different Purpose Descriptive scenery or imagery is used throughout literature for a variety of purposes. It can be used to paint a mental picture of the setting, to portray symbols, or even to relay themes. The authors Ambrose Bierce and Edgar Allan Poe exemplify the use of the same technique, descriptive scenery, to deliver different purposes. In An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce and The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe both use imagery in order to characterize characters and foreshadow events. However, one also used this same strategy as a way to deviate from reality, while the other used it as a way to face reality.
Freeing Willy: A Rhetorical Analysis on Blackfish the Documentary The documentary film Blackfish, by Gabriela Cowperthwaite, is a daring venture, which claims that orcas in captivity become dangerous to human beings, as well as to other orcas. Cowperthwaite points to SeaWorld, in particular, since this world-renowned tourist attraction has had many examples that support her claim. In producing this film, Cowperthwaite hopes to bring about an end to SeaWorld’s practice of using killer whales as performance animals since the limited environment is ultimately doing more harm than good for both the whales and their trainers. The purpose of this rhetorical analysis will be to determine whether Blackfish offers a compelling argument. To begin with,
The song “Blown Away” by Carrie Underwood and the poem “Schizophrenia” by Jim Stevens have different themes but use a similar metaphor and symbolism to aid their theme. They also share similar tone, mood, and imagery. Even though the song and poem have a different theme, they can be compared through different poetic features which make them similar. The poem and the song have different themes but demonstrate their themes in a common way. The poem is about schizophrenia but Stevens uses a “madhouse” metaphor to show how a schizophrenic mind is.
Many authors have their own person way of writing like including facts in their literary works or putting their own opinions into the mix. Emily Dickenson and Robert Frost are two poets that focus on themselves; they share their opinions, emotions, and thoughts through their writing and build a community of people who agree with them. Both of these talented writers are very keen on keeping a running theme that stands as their central idea; Emily’s poems are about seeing things in a new and different light while Robert’s poems are built around central metaphors and his past experiences. Aside from focusing on themselves, they have a few poems that describe the experience and emotions of an induvial person like Frost’s “Home Burial” and Dickenson’s “He ate and drank the precious words”. Emily Dickenson was a poet who expresses her deep emotions and thoughts that she experiences naturally over time; she doesn’t worry about getting things right nor does she worry about what people will think of her poems.
In poetry and other literary and rhetoric works, parallelism is a term that refers to a literary or rhetorical device that makes components or parts of a sentence have the same constructions or look grammatically similar. In other words, parallelism entails using repeated words, phrasal forms or successive verbal constructions that parallel in their meter or grammatical structure to create a particular pattern to prose or a literature passage. Authors and poets establish parallelism by using devices such as antithesis, anaphora, and asyndeton, among other literary devices in different possibilities of juxtaposed contrast and repetition. In “The Declaration of Independence” there are several examples of parallelism, and the one I select for
However, in her poem “The Fish,” poet Elizabeth Bishop rejects the common sequence of events that occur within the fisherman’s tale and instead, through vivid imagery, reverent diction, and contradictory comparisons, pushes the assertion that even the seemingly weak and battered deserve respect for their survival and the hardships they have endured. Bishop evokes emotion within her readers with the speaker’s detailed description of the fish. It is “battered” and “homely” and its “brown skin [hangs] in strips” (8-10). The description plays