In prose writing, the plot usually gets clear as it progresses through the writing, and the language often inclines towards simple and understandable English. But in poetry, the content may not take such a promising end; instead, poets focus on the word choice, especially in the description of something, making sure everything turns up as condensed as possible. Taking “Digging” by Seamus Heaney as an example, the poet uses many time shifts to express the stories of his many generations and intelligent word choice to make it concise but meaningful. “My father, digging. I look own” (Heaney 5) and “Just like his old man.” (Heaney 16) Takes careful wording, which makes this time shift as quick as just one line.
By using diction from the puritan ages and, syntax similar to Hawthorne’s writing, I was able to become another person from another century in my writing and express the fearsome and angry feelings I had as my role. I do not draw or paint very well, but I was able to find that writing is
Patients may be mute at the onset of brocas aphasia or may produce only single syllables or words. In some cases, a reiterated word or phrase forms a verbal stereotypy (Howard Gardner 1976). Subsequently the sparse speech is a spontaneous, slow, and effortful and interrupted by pauses that often overshadow the output. However they can also produce unnatural but unusually intelligible speech. They can automatically produce expletives that are correctly articulated and used within a structured setting.
“This Be The Verse,” a lyric poem with an alternating rhyme scheme, has many themes portrayed throughout. Within the three stanzas of the poem, there is a different theme portrayed but overall the poem conveys the same message. For the first stanza the theme that is portrayed is the unintentional fault by default. Larkin starts the opening of the poem with “The fuck you up.” He does this so that he can get the reader 's attention as well as those who are average readers, for example everyday readers, can relate or understand his writing. The poem then continues to say who messes you, the future generation, up and they do it which is more so the most important part of the first stanza and even the poem, they will fill you up with the fault they had and add some extra for you.
The idea of incorporating a backstory to explain the narrator’s actions is quite interesting, but as the first reader pointed out, definitely not necessary. In fact, I believe that the poem is strengthened without the backstory, because it seems slightly trite and cliche - the idea of a guy breaking his promises and getting drunk, instead of taking proper care of the girl and his relationship with her - thereby, honoring the promises he made to her as well as himself. You might also consider using stanzas within this poem. Despite it being a piece of short length, I believe that breaking it up into stanzas might help with fluidity and for separating different pieces and subject matter/content. For instance, in my opinion, a new stanza could begin with line five, because it shifts from what the narrator is seeing and the setting/introductory pieces of information, and his relationship with the “her”.
Throughout the semester, the same comment has been left on my poems: “more showing, less telling.” Even when I thought I had accomplished just that, my images were still not strong. This assignment however provided me with two exercises that I intend to utilize in my work. Based on Jamaal May’s poem “There Are Birds Here,” the use of a a refrain kept a consistent image that was developed though out the poem. In addition, Sylvia Path’s poem demonstrates the power of non-human metaphors. By following the approaches taken by these poets, I hope to have poems with vivid imagery that show more than they
In A Ritual to Read to Each Other, William Stafford speaks about a different kind of love than in Shakespeare’s sonnet. The love Stafford describes isn’t romantic, rather it is built on the fragile communication we have with the people around us. Stafford emphasizes the love of humanity, and begins his poem by pointing out how desperately bereft we are of this kind of empathy today. In the second stanza Stafford talks about the emptiness that exists between us. According to the poem we’ve become
The subjectivity found in this article is based on the word choice of the author, or in other words, their connotation. The author chooses whether or not to include specific word choice to impact the reader positively or negatively. An example of connotation in this article is in paragraph one, where the sentence states, “These racist Nazi laws were among the first of many that led to the Holocaust, the mass killing, and imprisonment of Jews in Europe during World War II.” This is an example of the author using the connotation to impact the reader in a negative way. The author uses words such as racist, mass killing, and imprisonment to influence the reader negatively. The words have an impactful meaning, which the author did on purpose to make the readers pitiful towards the Jews, and the author chose these specific words in order to give an idea of how horrific the Holocaust was.
Miller also stated that “Spiegelman realized that everything is a representation.” In Maus II the plot is written as a story within a story, and it is not only about what occurred in the holocaust, but Art’s interpretation about writing his story about the holocaust. Spiegelman had a goal, to let the readers know that while writing his novel, there was no way he could fully show the audience the true essence of what took place back then. It was his attempt to try to represent the unrepresentable. Art describes his distress and guilt in writing Maus II. Pages 41-46 we see him wearing a mouse mask.
While he is talking about a dark and tragic topic, he uses words like “gentle” and “beautiful” as ways of making the reader know that even though she is gone, he is alright. He conveys multiple emotions through his writing; at many points he makes the reader feel dark and dreary, while in other places makes the reader feel at