Blue Poem Figurative Language

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Maggie Nelson in her collection of 240 poems uses blue color to relay the message through the persona. The words in her work give a sequence about anticipation, apparition, philosophy, alcohol, divinity, sex, love, death and light using the persona. In bluets color blue is used to convey an accretion process and how to make good judgment for a loss. In the end blue is constellated to a collection of different connection, concurrences, reference and notes. These poems will be used in this paper to analyze how Maggie Nelson has developed the persona using figurative language, imagery and tone as the collections of poems unfold through the book. Through this we will understand the persona in the poems and how the poet relays information to the reader through the persona Bluets takes into consideration three main components. One is the philosophical aspect which borrows from the work of the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein.…show more content…
It considers use of words for the purpose of evoking sensory encounters for the reader. These experiences, range from sound, appearance, touch and other senses. Poem 46 the poet states ‘Disavowal, says the silence’ then further in poem 47 she states ‘I wonder, as I steer my car through the forest of gargantuan billboards, ghostly palm trees, and light-fattened boulevards that have become my life’ line 2. The poet is in this sense trying to engage the reader through the sense of sight or appearance and sound. To the persona silence is a form of rejection then through that silence the poet goes on to illustrate the silence in which the persona is driving in to engage the senses of the reader she speaks of the gigantic billboards, ghost palm trees and further continues how the situation has become the personas life line. This engage the reader in understanding and in a way experiencing what the persona is dealing with when their senses are
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