She also puts hyphens after words as if there is more to the sentence that isn't included in the poem. By doing this she creates uncertainty and keeps the reader engaged with confusion. Her unorthodox grammar habits also leave room for interpretation, instead of spoon feeding the story she provides an outline and leaves the rest up to imagination so that the we can fill in whatever darkness haunts our own life. Frost uses different methods to leave the reader confused. The title of his poem is “Acquainted with the night” and typically the word acquainted doesn’t instill fear.
Introduction Emily Dickinson was born on 10 December 1830 in Amherst, Massachusetts. A close scrutiny of her life reveals that she spent her life in seclusion and never had many friends or associates. Yet, the few with whom she established good relationships had a lasting influence on her life as well as her work. The one who made such an influence in her life was the Reverend Charles Wadsworth whom she called “my closest earthly friend.” The three major influences on her poetry were the 17th century Metaphysical poets in England, the Bible and her upbringing in a Puritan family. She admired the poetry of Robert and Elizabeth Barrette Browning and John Keats.
Thus, one must either adapt to change actively, like stumbling in the darkness, but ultimately learning how to walk, or let the problem fix itself, like letting night become second nature over time. Emily Dickinson also wrote The Bravest - grope a little - And sometimes hit a Tree Directly in the Forehead - But as they learn to see - (Lines 13-16). This supports how Emily Dickinson’s poem relates to the universal concept How We See Things by explaining how the bravest people perceive their fears as an obstacle to overcome in order to continue forward with their lives (adaptation). The “Bravest” are those who chose to conquer their fears instead of letting the fear consume them. This shows how the poem, We Grow Accustomed to the Dark by Emily Dickinson relates to the universal concept How We See
Whitman worked the majority of his life, including employments as a writer, instructor, government representative, and medical attendant in the Civil War. It’s very obvious to see in their poems the distinctions they had when communicating thoughts regarding basic themes. Although, Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman had numerous contrasts in their composition styles, they had death as repetitive point in their lyrics.
Emily Dickinson, an incredibly talented American poet, who was unknown as a poet at her time, is now widely regarded as one of the best American poets. Dickinson was born December 10,1830, in Amherst, Massachusetts. She lived most of her life in her father’s house, rarely leaving her room. This affected Dickinson’s poems, which were often dealing with her inner emotions. In her poetry, Dickinson was always trying to get at the heart of the things.
Back in the 19th century when Emily wrote her poems, there was a certain style considered to be proper and right. Except that Emily didn’t care and she wrote her own style of poetry and that is what makes her different from the rest. “…Dickinson created in her writing a distinctively elliptical language for expressing what was possible but not yet realized” (Brody, p.112). She also wrote her poems in a “…alternating four-beat/three-beat lines…” (Brody, p.116). This was the main structure of most of her poems that she wrote.
In “419,” Dickinson’s darkness is a metaphor for the unknown. Her use of dashes throughout each stanza disrupts their smooth flow and characterizes her narrator, showing the character’s hesitancy when abandoned in the darkness. As the character progresses through the darkness, however, the reader identifies a hopeful and perseverant tone. By expressing that “We uncertain step / For newness of the night,” the narrator shares the feeling of alarming change that is expected to become easier given time.
They glanced quietly at the sun.” In this part of the story, Bradbury is showing the reader how Margot’s hopefulness led her into this position, being miserable at the least. All throughout the story, the author is consistently using metaphors to make the sun seem like such a prominent figure, like an above life persona. He uses numerous phrases such as “how like a lemon it [the sun] was, and how hot. This is obvious in the eyes of the reader, but Margot’s classmates, who haven’t fully seen the sun’s glory, are moved by this, but also envious. Bradbury is essentially advertising the sun throughout the text, making it seem like much more than it truly is, and in doing so, the reader is left with a harsh, yet frank truth at the end of the story: yes, hope can be a good feeling to have, but in reality, it can also be a menacing force that can mentally drain someone.
Similes can depict a character's feelings, in this case it shows the power fear any have over anyone. Metaphors in a story can hint at feeling that the character is feeling. In life there is no guarantee of how things will turn out, and that’s how Pi feels when he says, “sometimes your life is a pendulum swing from one to the other”. (218). Loneliness was Pi’s nightmare he proves that by saying, “when it is dark, the darkness are claustrophobic”, (216).
The author uses parallelism by restating "first they came for". It appears in the first line of every stanza. by restating this it adds a sense of dread for the reader to show how it would have been like hearing the news back then. I like the poem because it teaches a lesson about if you don’t stand up for others they won't stand up for you when Niemöller states "and when they came for me, no one was there to speak up". I would recommend this poem to people who don’t like bullies or who see bullying going on around
Sarah Kay seemed not to be completely engaging because her poems were confusing. She defined what poetry is to her, and she explained her past with poetry and what she is doing now to give everyone else the opportunities to discover poetry like she did in high school. Her presentation was visual because whenever she talked, she used body language as an example her hands showed what her words were saying. She talked for a prolonged period of time. She did not use much pauses and it was all recited.