The “Sassiness” is supported by the sarcasm in the poem and the pride and feelings of certainty. “The Sassiness” also gives a certain humoristic tone to the poem. The use of the words “haughtiness, sexiness” contributes to this tone of over-confidence, boldness and playfulness. She wants to overcome sexism and the oppression of women by the use of the following recurring questions: “Does my haughtiness offend you? “ “Does my sexiness offend you”, “Does my sassiness upset
Trethewey immediately uses imagery to set the scene inviting your senses to help illustrate the image she has already relayed. This helped depict a more in-depth image of her poem “elegy”. After reading this poem several times, to build understanding, and break down literary elements; I came to the conclusion that Trethewey emphasizes the struggle to find balance. The balance between metaphor and symbolism, increasing throughout the entire poem showing battle between connotation and detonation. The struggle in which she used to connotation to portray the bigger picture, but also balanced out by denotation to show the subliminal messages of the relationship shared between the narrator’s father and herself.
The poem is not good to read only because of its subject, however. The use of repetition and symbolism in “Blink Your Eyes” adds more depth to the poem, and highlights the societal issues that the author and others of his race have felt. Use of repetition in poetry directs the reader 's attention to that word or phrase, as Sundiata does in “Blink Your Eyes.” Along with how the stanzas are formed, the repetition used sets a pace to the poem. In the first stanza, Sundiata writes “thru a red light red light red light” (Sundiata 503). The use of repetition here is smart, because the “red light” that is spoken of has two meanings and is crucial to the overall theme of the poem.
Every individual experiences internal struggles in one way or another. Sara Teasdale shows these inner struggles throughout her poems. The literary devices incorporated in her poems help demonstrate this. Throughout Sara Teasdale 's poems, literary devices, including diction to change tone, juxtaposition, and personification are used to help convey the consistent theme of facing and overcoming an inner conflict. Of these literary elements, many are used in conjunction with one another.
Ms. Sylvia Plath, an acknowledged poet and the English lecturer at Smith College, has been an inspiration to the youth in poetic realm. The varied assortment ranging from “Pursuit”, to “Mad Girl’s Love Song”, to “Spinster” has given the poetic foundation a varying aspect of confessionalism. Although of providing a new paradigm for poetry, Ms. Plath’s course is so indulged in expression that is making poetry excessively subjective. The use of poetry as a form to express personal emotions is recognized, but lack of reason and overwhelming depression with gender bias is hurtful for all. Subjectivism is an integral portion of poetry to express human emotions.
Poetry is a great way of expression, and one example of a great poet is Sylvia Plath. Plath was an amazing poet in the modernist period. She was influenced greatly by the era she lived in and her emotions during the time. She went through many hard times in her life, so she wrote to keep her mind off of them. Some of her poems included “Aftermath,” “Lorelei,” and “All Appearance.” She used many types of figurative language to convey the message of the poem.
Regina’s efforts have failed as Alexandra matures and realizes that she must escape the Hubbards and her mother (Hellman Act 3). In conclusion, criticism can be applied to literary works through many schools of thought. Given, Lillian Hellman's personality her feminine ideals are expressed through her works. Her ideas were and are integral part of history for not only women, but society as a whole. In order to express her ideas more clearly and add to the plot Hellman uses literary devices such as
Artistic expression is the creative manifestation of an artist’s thoughts and feelings. Wisława Szymborska’s poetry states much about what artistic expression is, and how to qualify, and value it, and the importance of breaking from restriction in terms of how critics, whether self-critics or otherwise, evaluate creative expression itself. In The Joy of Writing, she explores the act of writing itself and the power and freedom of artistic expression. Evaluation of an Unwritten Poem is a satire of a critic’s review of a poem. Szymborska demonstrates the fallacies and absurdities associated with judging the quality, cause and meaning of artistic expression, such as poetry.
Angelou used questions to make the reader feel and understand her point of view. Maya Angelou’s work as a poet had very defined themes and styles. One of Angelou’s most iconic compositions is a poem of self-worth and perververenve deemed “Still I Rise.” The poem quickly draws the reader into the story through the use of rhetorical questions and continues this style as the poem progresses. “Did you want to see me broken? Bowed head and lowered eyes?” (“Still I Rise”).
Living Through Letters Emily Dickinson once stated, “Saying nothing… sometimes says the most” (“The Power of No”). Dickinson lived her life by this motto and lived in the shadows with poetry as her only representation of who she was and what she felt. She did not believe in marriage, she lived in isolation, and took feminism to heart. Dickinson was close to her mother and was an asset to her father. She was in love with a man that she tended to write about in her letters and poetry that her sister had found after Dickinson’s death in 1886.