Diction In Poetry

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Poems are most likely to be used to express emotions and stories of tales. Poems use many different strategies to make the poem individual and meaningful to the readers who take the time to embrace it. Authors take precise time and dedication to put these words together to form a lesson or a theme. The two popular poems, “Crossing the Bar” by Tennyson and “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night” written by Dylan Thomas use many tools to further their poem to make them meaningful and remembered. The two authors use the two strategies, diction and syntax to provoke the imagery, tone, and create a mood all to reveal the lessons and themes within the poem. Diction is a literary element that describes why the author would put a certain set of words into the poem in this instance. Tennyson uses “Sunset and evening star” in the first line to provide the readers with the sense of imagery in this poem. Imagery gives the readers a picture in their minds while analyzing the read. Thomas uses this same literary element to provide the readers an image, “Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright”. Both authors use this strategy to provoke image and provide the mood for these poems. With both of these authors choice of imagery it tells the readers the mood for these poems are both bright into the sunlight and the sunlight is a factor in the poem itself. In Tennyson’s poem when the sunset falls the rest of the night appears and makes events in this poem.Thomas’s events in his poem
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