Just as Shakespeare did, she uses a comparison to a relatable subject. She used her literature as her child, but unlike Shakespeare, she does not believe that her subject is perfect. Charlotte referred from the beginning of the piece to the work being “ill-formed” meaning full of grammatical mistakes and how the work no matter how much she tried to mend it she still did not see it as perfect. Both poets also hold a very close relationship to the subject of the poem. The attachments are alike in the matter that the author uses common metaphors.
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.
The main characteristic of Romanticism that Emily Dickinson portrayed in her poems is the emphases on how important Nature is for the transcendentalists. In most of her poems it is possible to find a kind of comparison of something found in Nature. For instance, in her poem “The Duties of the wind are few”, she linked abstract things like pleasure or liberty to things from nature like wind. This poem is insightful and there is too much religion involved. She was rebelling against the ideals of the Puritan which involved her in a individual struggle with the existence of God, the power of nature and the meaning of love for each person.
Poems are short meaningful pieces of literature that can be interpreted in multiple ways depending upon the reader at hand. That is what makes a poem unique compared to other literature pieces because in a poem the author tends to use figurative language to fulfill meaning behind their work. One poem “Love is a Sickness Full of Woes” by Samuel Daniel describes the pains of being lovesick. Love can either benefit us if nurtured and cared for, but if not tended to then let loose can ultimately hurt us. As to another poem “American Solitude” by Grace Schulman describes a life of solitude being most warming to the soul to ward off loneliness.
While they share these common factors, they also oppose one another as one is in a male’s perspective and the other is in the perspective of a female, one ends with life while the other ends in death, and one uses dialogue and the other has a sparing amount. Despite these differences both writers use many poetic devices to present the speaker’s thoughts and feelings in a strategic manner to make for two great poems. Elizabeth Barret Browning was an amazing poet in the Victorian era, and she started
Atwood does a fantastic job at using these literary devices to allow the reader to not only be able to comprehend the poem, but to make them feel as if they are in the poem itself. Some examples of literary devices that Atwood uses to have this effect on readers are imagery, anaphora, diction, tone, figurative language and irony, and these barely scratch the surface of how many literary devices are used in the poem. All of these literary devices are what makes Atwood’s poem as good as it seems. Imagery is one of the major literary devices used throughout this poem because of its drastic effect it can have on the reader. If used correctly, imagery can really help the reader imagine the situation taking place in the story and see it in through their own eyes as if they were one of the characters in the poem.
Discover the Deeper Meaning Poetry is a very complex thing, hoping to understand it is out of the question; it is left up for interpretation. Along these lines, poetry has some very different and similar thoughts with other poems. The poems “‘Hope” is the thing with feathers” by Emily Dickinson and “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost, are two poems which on the surface are very different, but once you get deeper into the meaning, you can discover many similarities. The differences with the two poems involve many surface differences, however once you begin to analyze the poems they illuminate a few stark contrasts in their meanings. One obvious difference is with their use of symbolism in the poems.
The narrative poem, “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost has long been a well-received favorite. This story is based on the idea of things hidden from view. Two roads lie before the poet, but the poet is clueless as to where these roads will lead. In order to convey Frost’s message, “The Road Not Taken” relies heavily on the use of imagery, metaphorical language and metrical devices to bring to life this actual and figurative road. Through the use of these literary devices the theme is set, and the emotion and mystery is felt.
Along with Carson’s use of the juxtapositions “we” and “them,” she also utilizes diction, tone, and irony to further explain the “we’s” and “thems” and to reinforce the poem’s theme of socially navigating through love as a young adult. Carson’s poem, as previously stated, is a narrative poem, which can also be read as a Shakespearean aside, even though there is a lack of rhyme meter nor are there any definite stanzas. As the narrator goes through the actions of meeting up with the
Loss as a Literary Device In the short stories Gwilan’s Harp by Ursula K. LeGuin, The Washwoman by Isaac Singer, and The Last Leaf by O. Henry, the theme of loss plays a central part in the lives of the main characters. Each of the stories deals with one or more different forms of loss. Although some instances may be more serious than others, they are all equally important. These forms of loss include property loss, the loss of status, and death. Loss, although it can make for a sad story, often causes readers to immerse in the story, because the characters seem more life-like.