By compressing the language Dickinson created her ultimate and unique signature. However, the downside is that this made her poems appear as a riddle to the reader. On the other hand, this kind of ambiguous writing helped her in keeping the reader engaged. Moreover, compressing her words within her poetry gave her the ability to write words with multiple meanings.
Noah’s Ark: Voyage for the Truth The Genesis Flood is an extraordinary event that occurred thousands of years ago. Approximately 4,800 years ago, God decided to flood the Earth in order to cleanse the world of sin. God gave Noah the task of building a gigantic vessel large enough to hold two of every species in the world. Welcoming this task with open arms, Noah constructed the Ark. The enormous vessel sailed the waters for months until the water resided.
Although these aspects are needed for a poem to be a poem, Atwood places poetry styles such as repetition to replace the poetry styles, rhymes and meter, that she has not included in her poem. She repeats the words “to you” (19,20) as well as “only you” (23) to bring out the aspect that the siren is speaking to us, the readers, which deepens the effect of her tempting us into her trap. The missing rhyme scheme and meter does not only bring out the repetition Atwood places in the poem but also makes her emphasis on enjambment more profound. Comparatively, the excessive enjambment as well as the lack of meter and rhyme deliver the effect of the poem being read like a story and accentuates the intensity and suspense to the meaning of the poem which is the deadly song the siren sings to lure in her
Something I’ve learned during this poetry unit is that poems can be anything and everything, but every poetic device, line break, and word is chosen for a specific purpose. “Here Yet Be Dragons” certainly demonstrates this idea. When I first read this poem, I was very confused, especially by the first sentence because it makes no sense in today’s world. so many languages have fallen off of the edge of the world into the dragon’s mouth. (Clifton, pg 132) However, this is purposeful.
June Jordan’s poem, “Poem about my rights” is about a woman who is describing her experiences and the unremittent concern for basic human rights for males and females. It is a personal and emotional poem about her view of the world and how change is needed. Although majority of the poem is written about how Jordan’s basic rights were not given, the poem also includes sections at which the reader sees the need for equal basic rights for both male and female is needed. This essay will comprise of my response to the poem, both as a poem and an oral performance. Throughout the poem Jordan uses repetition and in the oral performance uses her voice to enhance her message and feelings.
In the short story ” In Hiding” by Joyce Carol Oates is about inner conflicts. As an individual you will probably at some point of your life have an inner conflict with yourself. Our emotions, thoughts and needs get effected by the conflict we have. There is often a conflict between what we want and need against what we actually can and are allowed to. In this short story we are introduced to the main character, who doesn’t have a name, yet we know that she is a single mother and a poet.
Her poetry takes a common incident or ordinary person and given a structure that is not a plain recitation of facts, poems that “skillfully combine biography and history” (325). She has stated in an interview with M. Wynn Thomas in 1995, her works have been influenced by Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, Richard Wright, and James Wright. Dove is also asked often about her influences other than writers and repeats that she is “obsessed with” what she calls the “underside of history”. In the interview with M. Wynn Thomas, Dove said that the “underside of history” is the “dramas of ordinary people - the quiet courage of their actions, all which buoy up the big events” (The Swansea Review). Dove believes “putting these private events” alongside historical events makes the personal and historical equally important.
She is known for her compressed and poignant verse . The strength of her literary voice, as well as her reclusive and eccentric life, contributes to the sense of Dickinson as an unforgettable American character. (http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/) R.P. Blackmur said that: ’’The greatness of Emily Dickinson’’ is not going to be found in anything outside the poem.’’ It is going to be found in the words she used and in the way she put them together’’. ( Martin Wendy pg.16) John Crowe Ransom in an essay called “Emily Dickinson: A Poet Restored,” makes a difference between Emily Dickinson’s daily life as “a little home-keeping person”, uncomfortable around
“Hate Poem” by Julie Sheehan describes how she transformed hatred to love. By looking at her pattern of thinking, it involves her own experience in the daily life that result the conflicts between her loves and hates. This poem begins with “I hate you truly. Truly I do” (1). This opening did not match the idea of a poem about hate; instead it is a poem about love.
Rhetorical Analysis A Designing Mind is an article that was written by Rosanna Warren. This text was written to prove that the poems of Robert Frost said a lot more than what the surface suggests. This author goes into in-depth detail about each poem that she included giving the reader facts about his life and breaked down each poem. The author starts out by telling the reader how Robert Frost told several times that his poems were more “designing” than what people thought the author then looks at some of his poems like Nothing Gold Can Stay, The Oven Bird, A Designing Mind, as well as others. Some may say that poetry is a dying language and that it is hard to understand however Rosanna Warren proves otherwise and explains each poem to where almost anyone could understand.