It is okay to start a poem feeling that it does not suffice your expectation. Indeed, that should be a reason to force yourself to re-work it harder. As Addonizio suggests, "the more likely it is that you will eventually produce a worthwhile poem" (188). Thus, revision is a process where one has to think deeper and find other ways to examine the same piece. Many strategies can be implemented to achieve a productive re-structuralizing or reinvention of a poem.
Having a paradox in a poem was a sign that you were a good poet during the Renaissance. Both poems relayed ideas that were not only relevant at the time they were written, but especially things people deal with on a day to day
While this makes the reading aesthetically pleasing, it also makes it hard to read. Still, what is interesting about the Daodejing is the idea of returning to a way of the past. For example in chapter 80 it says, “Make sure that even though there are labor-saving tools, they are never used (Ivanhoe 203).” A return to the way of the past was meant quite literally. The Daodejing required more than a just a return to an old way of thinking. This is odd, and it quite possibly reflects the time.
One can conjecture that this may be true, after all, you can read a story without researching it first and understand the main themes. However, one would not understand why the story was written. In fact, without knowing historical context, a work could be greatly misunderstood. In the satire A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift,
Comparative Analysis of “A Song for You” and “The Canonization” “A Song for You” is a song by Donny Hathaway. “The Canonization” is a poem by John Donne. The two texts are similar because they are both about a love. However, the song is about a more current time period, because it uses words that are easy to understand, and words we use today. The poem sounds like it is from many years ago, because it uses words like “chide”, which means scold, and words with ‘d, like “down’d” and “overflow’d”.
The poem is not good to read only because of its subject, however. The use of repetition and symbolism in “Blink Your Eyes” adds more depth to the poem, and highlights the societal issues that the author and others of his race have felt. Use of repetition in poetry directs the reader 's attention to that word or phrase, as Sundiata does in “Blink Your Eyes.” Along with how the stanzas are formed, the repetition used sets a pace to the poem. In the first stanza, Sundiata writes “thru a red light red light red light” (Sundiata 503). The use of repetition here is smart, because the “red light” that is spoken of has two meanings and is crucial to the overall theme of the poem.
From using words the reader hasn 't heard of to make a famous sonnet by Shakespeare more modern and understandable in this day and age. Harryette Mullen 's poems are more unique to read on the page as well as being a puzzle that is ready to be cracked by either using the dictionary or just saying or reading the poem in a southern accent in order to procure the gist of it and of what Mullen has been trying to convey or the main message that Mullen wants us as readers to procure out of reading her
She definitely feels that words are very important and sometimes they can have different meanings. Howe-ever , the poems it self, makes readers think the author is trying to say something more than what he is writing. For example the phrase, “other words are stapled wagers in a perforated book” here she is giving words the character of stapled wagers. In this phrase she is referring to words that are wrote on a poem just for publicity, because they don't really means anything for the author. Also when she said “the stub remains an ill-pulled tooth with a ragged edge” this is another type of reference to the inadequacy of words and the meaning people give to them.
The poem, “ The Tyger” by William Blake has many different kinds of tone in the poem such as disappointment, beauty, and the one i chose which was astonishment. I chose astonishment because the speaker was blown away by the beauty of the tygers fur. The author uses diction to describe the tygers fur which is also the tone, he used words such as “burning bright”. The tone of the poem is developed by syntax because the author uses certain ways to put words together. An example of syntax in the poem is, “ Burnt the fire if thine eyes” this is an example because there are other ways of writing.
Rebels in Today’s Society Task 1 I found the poem “she must be from another country” quite interesting because of its many themes. Imtiaz Dharker wrote this poem, she is one of the most important and influencing Indian poets that are writing in English right now. One of the recurring themes in her poems are things such as the danger of exclusion, as she said in an earlier interview “"In a world that seems to be splitting itself into narrower national and religious groups, sects, castes, sub-castes, etc. we can only go on excluding others until we come down to a minority of one." The poem's title reminds us of how quickly we dismiss those who we categorize as different from us or as said in the poem, the others.