In the poem Dover Beach, the themes is that, people have good and bad times in life. The poem has many rhetorical devices such as personification, allusions, simile, repetition, imagery, and rhyme. The devices helped the writes get the theme across or the meaning of the story. The reason why I think the theme of the poem is there is bad and good times in life because in the first stanza the tone happy, the second stanza it is melancholy, the third stanza the tone remorse and the last stanza is sorrow. The first stanza’s tone is calm and happy.
The third poem, “Mrs. George Reece”, uses an allusion to develop the idea of happiness after hard times. In the last line of the poem, the speaker makes a point that the audience should “Act well your part, there all the honor lies” (14), a quote by the poet Alexander Pope. By using this allusion, the speaker can make her final point that even when facing hardships, choosing to persevere through them will bring one honor. In each of these three poems, a different form of figurative language is used to develop a main
The poem "Kindness" by Naomi Shihab Nye speaks about how you experience kindness and what it really is. The main point in this poem is that in order to experience people's kindness you need to experience hurt, sorrow, and loneliness. The author says that when you loose everything and have no one or thing that when kindness comes along it lifts you up "and then goes with you everywhere/ like a shadow or a friend" (33-34). When portraying this message the author uses a sad but hopeful tone to send the message she wants to say. This tone helps portray the message because you can feel how sad someone is when they are lonely and they have nothing.
Though Whitman 's poem is well written and full of emotion, Auden expresses the theme of loss so much better than that of Whitman’s work; It’s easy to comprehend, has a better understanding of the importance of remembrance, and Auden’s execution is superior. The feeling of loss is something every person has experienced in some way, and Auden managed to capture that feeling in Elegy for JFK firmly. Whitman tries to convey his theme of loss through a story of a sailor that lost his captain, the sense of loss is indeed conveyed well, but feel like it 's giving off an underlying sense of hopelessness, ¨Walk the deck my Captain lies, Fallen cold and dead.” (Whitman 23-24) Through the man 's acceptance of his captain 's death, the hopelessness peaks throughout. Giving off a message that death is something that can defeat you, you can’t do anything to prevent it, and you should feel hopeless about it. Auden’s poem has an underlying feeling of hope, yes death is something that is sad, but we shouldn’t dwell on it, we take it in stride and move on as best we can.
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.
Life is worthwhile when and only when used properly. That is when a person knows how to love, to forgive, and to manage his life. “ The Third Wish,” which is written by Josh Aiken, shows the reader how to love. “ The Moustache,” which is written by Robert Cormier, instructs the reader how to forgive. And “ The Veldt,” which is written by Ray Bradbury, teaches the reader how to manage life.
The Themes in these authors writings are also different. Theme of Walt Whitman is very focused of celebration and unity of life, whereas Emily’s are the opposite with themes including: death, the end of life, sadness, despair, depression. Walt’s writing, for example in “Leaves of Grass” Whitman writes, “I loafe and invite my soul,/an and loafe at my ease observing a spear of summer grass”(whitman).Readers can easily sense a theme of life, joy and nature in his writing. In contrast
These two poems share a similarity of their connection of love with natural elements whereas Drake’s Burned Alive conveys love to be a source of pain. The poem expresses how he “swallowed the pain over and over to slumber in the field of her, without wake. Just dreaming,” of how his life would be without her, “… too incomplete.” Through this poem, the author indicates that love is a journey of pain that requires patience and
The majority of the poem has a very carefree tone about how joyous life is, but it becomes darker when he brings up society and its influence on individuals. Whitman uses this shift in tone to emphasize the positivity of individuals, which is a stark contrast to his tone when he brings up society’s hold on you. Whitman stresses the importance of remaining an individual despite society’s constant pressure to
There are a million and one ways that people express their emotions towards the land of the free and the brave. The two poems, “America” by Claude McKay and “I Hear America Singing” by Walt Whitman are perfect demonstrations of how people can address the same topic, but go about it very differently. In the piece, “America” by Claude McKay, the author feels angered yet contented about America. McKay discusses that although America is bitter and cold, he still loves it. According
The tone of “I, Too, Sing America” is resistant and determined .This poem is written from the point of view of a darker man. The poet 's attitude towards America is self-assured. He may not be white, but he is confident in himself that he is just as great and equal to any other race out there. The poet says, “They send me to the kitchen, when company comes. But I laugh, And eat well, And grow strong.” This creates imagery of a darker man eating alone, with laughter of others in the background.