Not only does he believe that the question misrepresents the value of teaching, but it also seems to disregard the opportunities that can be taken from class. The sarcastic tone helps portray Wayman’s frustration and annoyance, and the juxtaposition emphasizes the differences between the two opposite types of answers to the question. The repetition of two words at the beginning of each stanza further accentuates the juxtaposition and the range of situations that could have happened when one was absent from class. In the end, “Did I Miss Anything?” serves as a reaction of the poet towards the common question asked by students, and it communicates the value and importance of one’s presence in the
But when thinking about poems and what they are supposed to mean, it seems acceptable to take it into your own hands. Just like Cummings, other poets use unconventional punctuation and capitalization to get their meaning across. While there are critics that say it isn’t right, the importance of the poem is truly the meaning and how someone interprets it. For example, when I read poems, I use the capitalization and punctuation as a way to look at what the words mean in the stanzas. Taking an example from Cummings work, he occasionally doesn’t capitalize the letter “I” because he wants us to focus on why he did that.
Fares Kamar English 11A – Leo Crafting an Exegesis of a Lyric Poem: Prewriting Typing directly into this document, respond thoughtfully and briefly to each of the following prompts. 1 Prompt Read the poem aloud: what characteristics immediately strike your ear? The poem starts off with a clear rhyme scheme as the first few lines actually sound a bit similar when you listen to them. But then as you read more of the poem, that rhyme scheme fades away as the lines don’t rhyme anymore. However, there are some slant rhymes in the middle.
Lines 32-40 have a rhyme to those lines. The effect of these end lines that rhyme together cold be that the speaker is perhaps letting his instructor know that although they might be different, and both might have the mutual mindset of not wanting to be a part of each other; here they are. While they are here, they should make the best of it and learn from each other. The poem ends with "This is my page for English B". This shows that the speaker has completed his assignment.
Thomas Lux is the poet writer of “The Voice You Hear When You Read Silently”. In “The Voice You Hear When You Read Silently” it is a poem that speaks about the inner voices that you hear when you are reading then it gets into about the words that you remember can trace back memories. Throughout this poem Lux demonstrated tone, figure of speech, theme and imagery. When Lux wrote this poem, he wanted his audience to understand the tone of voice that he was speaking. Lux had two tones that he was speaking in.
1) The way to deal with a complicated subject is to look at it part by part. The article is an excerpt from John Frederick Nim 's Western Wind: An Introduction to Poetry and draws an analogy between how poetry and human nature coexist and have similar nature. The nature of poetry follows from the nature of us humans. Human experiences comprises of Image, which arouse; Emotions, which we express; Words, which we produce physically; Sound, which gives tonality to our thoughts; Rhythm and Mind, which is used to comprehend all the other elements. In a good poem, all these elements work together.
Thomas Lux’s “The Voice You Hear When You Read Silently” is a poem that speaks about the inner voices that you hear when you are reading. Then it will speak about the words that you remember can trace back memories. Throughout this poem, Lux demonstrates tone, figure of speech, theme, structure, and imagery to make his audience to impart in the message that your own voice truest. When Lux wrote this poem, he wanted his audience to understand the tone of voice that he was speaking with. Lux had two tones that he was speaking: In the beginning, Lux was speaking in a formal tone because in the poem he used “you” and “your”.
He mainly wants the audience to hear what he does not say or mention and instead the audience must assume what the real message of the poem is. In the first few stanzas, the speaker seems very hopeless, dark, and disappointed, though there is a very clear shift in the middle of the poem. After the ironic line: “What for survival I need to say, but what I can’t say” the tone immediately changes and there is hope. The author expresses that if everyone cared for each other, people would not try hiding their identities and everyone would display their real
Poetry Analysis Poetry has been around for a very long time, and although it is often cherished and loved, we as readers do not understand what the meaning behind a poem really is. This is focused on in the short poem, “Introduction to Poetry” by Billy Collins. In his work the speaker of the poem uses the poetic elements: diction, figurative language, and imagery. The speaker uses diction, through the choice of words to create the connotation, or how the words affect you. The speaker uses figurative language to help us easily understand what we as readers do, by comparison between unalike items.
Their physical description is to be filled in by the author. As the poem progresses, Milton gives the reader epithets. Raleigh says that “From beginning to the end of the description, the aim of the poet is to preserve the right key of large emotions, and the words that he chooses are chosen chiefly for their emotional value”(133). Milton uses a wide range of vocabulary and diction in Paradise Lost. He also uses idiomatic dictions in various contexts.
When I thought about my essay I realized I never truly revised my essays, I just cleaned it up a little then turned it in. Making sure there is minimal grammar errors is important, because it will make it easier for the readers to understand the essay, just like the sentence and thesis errors. When I would review my drafts for each essay, I started to look harder for these errors with each essay as the class progressed. I started to find more and more errors that I know I would not have found in the beginning of this class. There is an article that helped me learn to truly revise my essays, the title is, “Revision Strategies of Student Writers”, it is by Nancy Sommers.
Rose became one of the students who would fool around in class, did the bare minimum to get by. He described the Voc. Ed. curriculum as something that 'isn 't designed to liberate you but to occupy you '. He couldn 't understand why Ken Harvey just "wanted to be average", because what 's so good about average?
With my luck I wasn 't surprised that the day National Honor Society slips were handed out, my homeroom teacher was absent. As I went from period to period, everyone gushed about how they were considered to become a part of the society. I sat there silently not saying a word. One can only imagine the stress I went throughout the day wondering if I was in or out. I ended up getting the letter the next day during homeroom.
What is different about this reflection is Dillard’s capitalization of “AT SCHOOL”. She makes it apparent that she learned this poem in school which is a part of society. Though the overall tone is pessimistic, the addition of this only makes it slightly so. It gives the illusion that there is a chance for society to help children understand reality, but then again, it only makes their lives more complex once they have finally understood how harsh the world
In this module journal I will look to describe relevance and meaning of the poem Did I Miss Anything? Something I will look to do is to show who exactly is speaking in the poem and why it is clear it is these such people who are speaking. I also will look to show the viewpoints that both sides have and try to balance them out to show which side gives the better argument, this will also follow on from the people who are speaking and thus could be reason to why certain viewpoints rise. This will also help to show how each side of the argument feels and the reason why they feel it. Finally, I will look to shed light on the poem towards my own personal experiences in similar situations or environments.