There are a multitude of techniques poets use to make their poetry both pithy and complex. Due to the limitations of certain poetic forms, poets may be forced to use the devices of meter and diction to accurately express their commentary. Some poets may choose to use allusions to relate a number of scenarios to a certain theme, utilizing the historical context of these scenarios as further material for interpretation. Other poets may choose the opposite approach to economy, intentionally writing little, but carefully using diction and metaphor to allow the reader to “say a lot” themselves by interpreting the work in a number of different ways. Although the poets John Keats, W.H.
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 rhyme scheme varies throughout the poem, corresponding with the traditional schemes of the respective verse froms. There are examples of alliteration and internal rhyme in the section of free verse, as to create emphasis, as well as drive the poem forward by creating a sense of rhythm. alliteration in the rhyming couplet: assonance in line 28: Not, and low, and the internal rhyme in line 23, “reality - normality”. The subject is made rather obvious through the choice of title: “TSM”, the shortened version of the full title of the maxis game “The Sims Medieval”. This, in combination with several
It isn’t just the words in the poem, but sometimes even how the words are arranged, and the way they sound when paired together. The way a poem sounds to a reader out-loud might not seem a clue to the inner workings of a poem but can unveil a secret meaning all together. The rhyme scheme in this poem is simplistic as well as telling. In Robinson’s Richard Cory there is an alternating pattern, while it isn’t ‘A B A B’ the entire way, it does have a sense of purposeful rhythm. There is however, one misstep in the rhyme scheme, a hiccup so to speak.
In my considered response I will explain the poetic devices I found in the poem. Secondly I will explain the characters in the poem, and lastly I will explain the shifts in the poem. Some of the poetic symbols I found in the poem were diction and hyperboles. For diction, the author used the words, “nothing” and “everything” interchangeably. He started off the first stanza with the word
Another language device provokes emotion is alliteration. “Sabre stroke, shattered and sundered” which make the poem have a better effect. Rhyme is also an important factor, because it creates the flow of the poem while still add to the meaning. Some examples are shell, well and hell, this is used to help get the idea to the reader. Many language devices also have been used in the second poem.
The rhythmical nature of the poem alongside the "Da-Duh" poetic meters are key to Marvell 's writing. The poetic meters and repetition are just as important as the words written by Marvell, without the use of those poetic devices, the poems meaning would change and the stanzas would
"To think or speak poetically is to adopt a distorted stance toward the ordinary world..." and to do so is with the use of figurative language (Gibbs 1). Figurative language is the point at which you utilize a word or expression that does not make use of its literal meaning. Authors who utilize figurative language, use this to make their work more fascinating or more emotional than the exact language which essentially states simple facts. Authors frequently use figurative language to make unfamiliar things, settings and circumstances more relatable for the reader. Poems, specifically, depend intensely on figurative language.
The mood and manner of these writings explain why in certain minds Sri Aurobindo is equated with “The Philosopher as Poet”. An unequal volume, there are however, exceptions to the philosophizing mood. For instance, in a poem like Who, the poet speaks about the
He added a book on the Yoga of Savitri, making twelve books and forty-nine cantos in all and completing Parts Two and Three. Poetry I take to be the measured reflection of emotion… it is the instinctive and preordained commingling or rather indivisible existence of great matter with great verse producing high emotions or beautiful matter with beautiful words producing soft emotions that gives us genuine poetry. Poetry like everything else in man germinates. This antiphon advancement, phylogenesis and change of concepts posit some difficulty for the readers to form a defined idea about Sri Aurobindo’s views, as may not easily be gained even from Wordsworth, Shelley and Eliot’s writings. If asked for a resolution of poetry, the researcher cannot come up with one single resolution.