I was inspired to write this poem because as I was thinking and writing about life, I also thought about death, and felt like it was necessary to include a poem regarding it. Literally, this poem addresses the readers and asks them not to mourn my death, but to keep me in their memories, “keeping me alive”. This can be interpreted as a criticism for mourning, as I state that “I will be just and empty corpse, / decaying in the bacteria filled soil.” and “cannot receive your mourning”. This poem includes many literary devices, one of such being metaphors/euphemisms.
From here, a uniform mood and tone is set throughout the poem and can be seen heavily in not only the choice of words but, also the plot and structure of the poem. The theme of sympathy is really conveyed through Erdrich’s melancholic tone. Throughout the poem, we see a very gloomy and melancholic tone set by the events happening. “Until I could no longer bear / the thought of how I was” (51-52), these two lines portray her battle after she is rescued and how instead of her relief she is feeling a longing to be back with her captors. Lines similar to these two lead embody why the tone is so gloomy and sad especially when readers see the battle she is experiencing because she is safe now, away from her captors but, she doesn 't really want to be.
Imagery is also used to back up the theme that everyone dies and no one can escape it. Imagery is shown in lines six and seven where Slavitt writes,”We all go down, mostly alone. But with crowds of people, friends, servants, well fed, with music, with lights! Ah!” (Meyer 822).
“Because I Could Not Stop For Death” by Emily Dickinson is a poem about death being personified in an odd and imaginative way. The poet has a personal encounter with Death, who is male and drives a horse-carriage. They go on a mysterious journey through time and from life to death to an afterlife. The poem begins with its first line being the title, but Emily Dickinson’s poems were written without a title and only numbered when published, after she died in 1886.
With further analysis and a more in depth look at its message, it is an essay filled with literary devices, diction, detailed descriptions, and use of contrast that provide us with a clear perspective on Virginia Woolf 's acknowledgment of our ultimate destiny with death. Throughout the essay Woolf did an
and Clifton's poem, “at the cemetery, walnut grove plantation, south carolina, 1989,” exemplify the rhetorical and poetic devices that it takes to create social change within poetry. Initially, “Ain’t I a Woman?” and “at the cemetery, walnut grove plantation, south carolina, 1989,” relate similarly through many aspects. There's resemblance seen through the diction and theme of these pieces. Truth mastered the art of public speaking.
In Because I Could Not Stop for Death Dickinson uses alliteration repeatedly to describe her mortal life and immortal life. For example, in line 7 she says, “My labor and my leisure too”. This describes how she put away all the work and all the pleasure of her mortal life. Signifying how none of these mortal aspects matter anymore as death is taking her away. Another example, in line 15, “For only Gossamer, my Gown” Dickinson uses a very eerie form of alliteration as she describes being covered in cob webs, this gossamer is her gown for eternity.
Robert Frost and John Frederick Nims are astounding poets from the 1900s. One of the many reasons why Robert Frost’s “Road Not Taken” and John Frederick Nim’s “Love Poem” are considered great pieces of literature is because of their brilliant use of literary devices throughout the poems. Their works have impacted not just the literature side of society, but every side of society through their sense of strong literary devices like point of view, metaphors, imagery, hyperbole, personification, and tone. In The Road Not Taken, Frost uses first person point of view in order to connect with his audience.
Both authors took the moth and used it in ways that were very different, yet they made sure to keep it in close connection with the theme of life and death. They each were able to show the moth symbolized people whereas the window was the obstacles it faced to reach a goal or dream, in Woolf’s essay, and the candle was what came after the death of the moth in Dillard’s essay. They were both able to capture the beauty in the moth, its aspiration to continue with life and go on and do things and how the moth became death in the end. They were able never to lose sight in where they were taking the story while giving different meanings to the things they were using to give a deeper
Throughout the poem, “The Raven”, Poe uses anaphora as a way that shows he is creating a mysterious setting that continues through the majority of the poem. For example, Poe repeats the word, “Nevermore” at the end of each line, to inform the reader of the great sorrow he feels, referring to the death of his love, drawing the reader in. He also repeats the line, “nothing more”. “Let my heart be still a moment and this mystery explore;— ’Tis the wind and nothing more!”.
Anne Bradstreet, Michael Wigglesworth and Edward Taylor all used their voices in a humble way and to show thanks to their creator. Most of their works illuminate the difference between a private voice and a public one. Anne Bradstreet was a renowned poet who chose to document her life with words. She did this both for herself and the world. She lived in an age in which the Puritan way of life was most prevalent.
Her poems were also dismal and heavy. A poet with a highly similar style to Sylvia 's is Anne Sexton, who just so happens to have been a friend of Sylvia 's. The two met in 1958, while studying under the poet Robert Lowell. They found that they had many things in common, besides both of them being from Massachusettes. They both believed that death would set them free.
To improve writing my rhetorical analysis, two important elements are included, staying with the thesis statement and inserting primary source to the analysis part. Since my thesis is “The audiences of the time tends to associate themselves with the outlaws more than a decent citizen owing to the large romanticizing of criminality. The readings of Chandler and Cain fully comply with the major trends of noir genre owing to their setting, protagonists, style and tone.” Therefore, I should use readings of Chandler and Cain to explain the”romanticizing of criminality.” In the first draft, I only use the protagonist of the story “Red Wind” to explain why people who lived in the Great Depression era feel related to this noir work.