Unless the reader has experienced what is described in the poem some of the emotions will be foreign to them. Not only is the subject and ideology hard to comprehend, but the literary elements can confuse readers. Outwitting the things, they encounter such as word play in a poem, or just the harsh unsettled land that the pilgrims encountered is essential. Most poetry has some form of word play, like in “Eagle Poem”, that makes readers avoid poems all together. In “Eagle Poem” by Joy Harjo symbolism is used to compare the life of an eagle to the circle of life we all face.
The poem, "First They Came...," uses dramatic irony to make the reader feel a sense of his regret and to make the reader personally reflect what he experienced. Almost counteractive to Martin, Simon uses situational irony to show the feeling of hope and comfort in his passage. So overall the two-text use time period and irony in very similar ways to contribute to the tone of their
Niemoller’s poem “First They Came…” has a regretful tone, and uses various devices to convey a message that if a person is indifferent, it will hurt them in the end. Throughout the poem, Niemoller repeats the phrase, “Because I was not”. This use of anaphora is useful in conveying Niemoller’s message because it shows the reasoning behind Niemoller’s apathy, but does not justify it, showing that he is regretful of his choices. In addition, Niemoller uses pauses to let the impact of his statements sink in. Every time he says, “I did not speak out,” a hyphen follows it, indicating a pause.
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.
But, let me consider the reasons to reach this conclusion. First, what captivated my attention was the position the author assumed to tell her story in a moment where mourning was inevitable. I think the author had two clear choices: to write with resentment or to do it with gratitude. “Resentment” is what you feel when you do not receive what you deserve; it always manifests itself in envy; where darkness and pain prevent you to cope with your mourning as well as to regain, step by step, the balance lost. “Gratitude,” instead, is the opposite of resentment; they cannot coexist.
In T.S. Eliot’s work “The LoveSong of J. Alfred Prufrock”, he uses diction to give an underlying meaning and tone to his poem in order to express the downfall of a man. The author uses his diction to give this poem Its tone as if he regrets what he did in life. He also shows great tone changes in this work, giving this poem a dramatic, almost tragic outlook. Many of his word choices also give his work an underlying meaning and adds to his theme and messages.
This is similar to Fahrenheit 451 because people are disrespecting literature, and not appreciating it’s value. This is shown when the characters in this novel speak out against a concept they know nothing about. Therefore, the literary terms an author uses can make an immense impact to the connections the reader makes to a novel, and help to shape a theme that is found throughout
Being insecure has many different cover-ups. Different people have different ways of hiding their insecurities. In the story The Lovesong of J Alfred Prufrock, Mr. Prufrock’s insecurities are hidden behind the fact that he won’t speak to the woman he wants. In the poem Mr.Prufrock analyzes and compares himself to others. He often was stuck on how he isn't as young as everyone else.
The narrator in the short story, “The Tell-Tale Heart”, should really think about that. He goes through a series of emotional states. It starts off with him denying he is mentally incompetent because of his pride. The narrator eventually starts feeling guilty about what he has done and admits to his wrong doing. The emotional state of the narrator shows how a person can go through many emotions before he or she is actually satisfied with himself or
Macbeth realizes some things he wish he could have done before hand, or changed the outcome of. Weather it’s the regret Macbeth has for not expressing his feelings to his wife, that life is a waste of time, or that life is like a candle, the themes and messages expressed in Macbeth's soliloquy had deep and depressing message. “A soliloquy is a popular literary device often used in drama to reveal the innermost thoughts of a character”(Curry). The soliloquy helps to make to shape the play into an easy understanding for the audience to understand by providing inside information of certain