We know this because the speaker says that we as readers do not take the time to understand what is being said. This is shown when the speaker says, “All they want to do / is tie the poem to a chair with rope” (13-14). This means that we try to hold the poem in place and make sure that it cannot move or be free while we study it. We even go to the extreme just to figure out what the message of the poem is: “They begin beating it with a hose / to find out what it really means” (15-16). This is where we learn and reflect back as readers that we do not take the time to appreciate the poem for what it is really worth, but try to find out what it means by not learning from it, and try to go too in depth as to what the poem actually is
Throughout the poem there are many poetic devices used, such as iambic pentameter and tetrameter, repetition and rhyming, as well as imagery. The author composed the poem in such a way that it is dulcet to read. The message within the poem is evident because of the Metaphors of nature and the destruction of mankind. Andrew
The words of the fifth verse, “By not faith alone” speak to me in terms of telling the reader to not only obtain your faith in not only yourself but also with your faith in GOD. The assumed person the poem seems to be referring to seems to have worn down his own energy/faith and after striven for so long in life, he becomes emotionally and mentally drained/unwell or “beaten down” as written in the poem. Curiously, Poe never truly reveals the person that the poem is centered around during the four stanzas that make up this
The poem is placid and nostalgic this is significant, since it illustrates how she felt about the memory. Furthermore,
Within the poem Kipling utilizes many popular literacy devices to communicate his message, which include repetition, rhyme, enjambment, metaphors, alliteration, personification, and anaphora. The poet’s perspective is reflected in the speaker as the poem is in first person. The combination of literacy devices communicating the poet’s perspective of life in which both genders can relate to in some degree. On lines 9 and 10 an anaphora is used, “If you can dream-and not make dreams your master” and “If you can think-and not make thoughts your aim”. These two lines demonstrate personification, anaphora and repetition.
In literal terms, the the poem describes an encounter of two neighbors fixing their fence and one questioning why a fence is needed. Symbolically, the poem is about nature compared to human tradition and beliefs on boundaries. Both neighbors out of tradition visit the wall every spring to fix it up, as stated in line 11, “But at spring mending-time we find them there”. In nature, however, there are no boundaries, it is a limitless world. Whether it be, continents, countries, states, towns are all man-made boundaries.
The author is able to connect with the reader, and creates a visualization throughout reading the poem to help the reader understand Housman’s point of view on a personal level. The narrator is speaking to the athlete, stating his glory and victory, as he deserves praise, and compliments. The overall setting of the poem is at the young athletes funeral (leading to the sad and mourning tone of the poem, but as the reader continues reading the tone of the poem becomes celebratory for the death of the young athlete), but briefly takes place in the narrator’s mind (in the beginning) in the home town while the narrator is remembering the athlete 's glory, and
In this poem, she discusses the reasons to commit suicide and her fascination for it with a person who has asked her about it. The poem begins as a kind of dialogue between poet and the unknown questioner. Autobiographical overtones are also evident here. Her childhood was full of sufferings. She was attached to her maiden great-aunt.
The poem, in brief, is about the struggle the speaker faces as he prepares for war and attempts to explain to his lover how important honor is to him, surpassing even his feelings for her. It is written creatively, with a unique style. The poem is also personal and temporal, a trait of poems of this era. The poem is written in a conversational tone and is read as if by a male writer to a female lover. Lovelace weaves poetic techniques such as assonance, and metaphor together to create a good rhythm, and a theme based upon honor.