“…We are invited to see this significance in the perspective of the poem … but through our own perspective…” (Simecek, 504). The techniques of explaining your perspective can prove to be a rather challenging task. The authors William Shakespeare and Anne Bradstreet do just this. With the use of multiple literary devices, the poets used emotions and feelings to make you understand the connections between the author and subject. The perfect examples being the two titles, “Sonnet 18” and “The Author to Her Book”.
Hughes uses a more emotional stand. His poems are read with an anger. Cullen's poems use more of an informational approach. He likes to state his opinion using a play on words. Hughes and cullen both state their opinion using poetry but they don't both are read with the same types of emotion.
The first thing Aurora was given from birth was the gift of beauty, which was noted by Mia Adessa Towbin, affiliated with the Human Development Department at Colorado State University. A common theme in Snow White, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty was that women who were considered beautiful were also considered helpless and destined for a man’s protection (Towbin et. al 30). Each princess ended in the arms of her beloved prince.
Roethke's use of figurative language helps develop the tone of the poem. His use of personification expresses his fondness for Jane. For example, the entire second stanza of the poem is nature being personified. Roethke does this to show what Jane
“The Race” by Sharon Olds utilization of literary elements conveys meaning in the poem. Throughout the poem, Olds’ continuous use of tone and personification help s describe the main character’s struggle and change of emotion throughout her journey. These literary elements employ understandable emotions and situation that in the end convey the meaning of the poem. The consistent change and use of tone help to unshroud and display the meaning of the poem.
The Waking by Theodore Roethke is a musical-themed poem. In addition, the book, Perrine’s Literature, states that it uses refrain which is when the “poet may repeat whole words, phrases, lines, or groups of lines […] in a fixed pattern” (Pg. 837). Due to the use of refrain, it made this poem even harder for me to decipher. However, after reading it several times, I came to the conclusion as to what the meaning of the poem might be, because Roethke is trying to show us that we as humans often follow a path not of our owns that is often pre-determined by our brains or other meanings. In addition, I found this poem to be relatable to me because of how I was in the past, and how I currently am in the present, and how I plan to change for the better in the future.
Benvolio metaphorically compares Rosaline to a swan’s beauty, stating that she will seem unappealing after she is juxtaposed with other girls. This suggests to readers that the stock character of Benvolio is making a genuine effort to take Romeo’s mind off Rosaline. Benvolio is attempting to advise Romeo about love, which is valuable for adolescents like
At first, an external source, such as an object in nature or a personal experience, influences and inspires the poet so deeply, that an overflow of emotions is created. Even though this experience provides the poet a basis for his poetry, Wordsworth doesn’t believe sensibility alone should dictate poetry. At this stage, the poet is too overwhelmed by his feelings; he is unable to evaluate his emotions and articulate them rationally. A certain amount of time must pass in order to distance himself from the original experience and mental state along with it so that the poet can focus and convey the emotions needed for his poetry.
This poem uses alliteration in almost every verse of the poem. A few examples are “curlew calls”, “sea-sands”, “towards the town”, and “steeds in their stalls”. The author uses alliteration to add effect to the poem, to make it more interesting and to keep the fluidity of the poem. Alliteration is one of the many reasons I believe that Longfellow’s poem “The Tide Rises The Tide Falls” demonstrates how life is a cycle that keeps recurring
An original fairy tale, “Little Red Cap” by the Brothers Grimm, incorporated a hero, a villain, and the concept of beauty. The concept of beauty was shown along the beginning of the fairy tale, “If you set eyes on her you could not but love her.” Another scene where the concept of beauty was portrayed was when Little Red Cap asked her
You Can Not Escape The Past In Irving Layton’s poem “Rhine Boat Trip” Layton describes what he sees while coasting down the Rhine River. Layton uses figurative language to reflect on the tragedies on of the Holocaust; pointing out that despite the beauty of the scene, he can only remember the horrors that happened there. Firstly, Layton gives the reader a glimpse of the scene he is traveling through.
What is a Puritan? A Puritan is a member of the English Protestant in the late sixteenth and seventeenth century who believes they must live by the Scriptures to abide by God. Anne Bradstreet a Puritan writer of To My Dear and Loving Husband and Upon the Burning of Our House addresses her thoughts and feelings in her writings about God and his actions. Another author Jonathan Edwards who wrote the sermon Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God justifies God’s punishment on those who sin. Bradstreet and Edwards view on God and his actions contradict each other however they express their beliefs in related forms.
I. Introduction: “There is No Frigate Like a Book” is a poem by Emily Dickerson who uses metaphors to insinuate how books can expose people to different characters and travel far and wide just by using your imagination. A. Emily Dickerson use of connotation words in her context as metaphors helped reinforce an implied message in this poem. B. Emily Dickerson also uses denotation of words in her context as metaphors to help support the literature. C. Emily Dickerson use of metaphors in this short and concise literary work was thoughtful and provided a useful message.