The repetition of “far off” places extra emphasis on the fact that although spring is coming, it won’t be any time soon, specifically not until the force of warfare relents. The narrator adds imagery of the “faint, far scent of bud and leaf-“ (2). By adding imagery, Teasdale presents the idea that the soldiers had to cling to the oft-overlooked aspects left from before the war, such as scents and change in season, in order to remain sane. In the second stanza, the narrator says, “The sun turns north, the days grow long, / Later the evening star grows bright-“ (6-7).
In addition, Keats uses specific literary techniques in both poems to attract the audience better and to convey his message easier. Firstly, Keats makes use of nature, season and time in both of the poems. This, then contributes to the use of metaphors and imagery. For example, in La Belle Dame Sans Merci, although it is warm season, perhaps spring or summer, when the knight is in love with la belle dame, the reality is in cold and harsh winter.
Scott Fitzgerald uses the seasons as an important role in The Great Gatsby. Understanding the meaning behind the seasons and how they are connected to the characters and the events in the story helps build a stronger context of the novel. The summer allows Nick and Gatsby to believe that they have a new beginning for a certain part of their lives. It also brings intensity on the hottest day to show why the dramatic events occurred the way that they did. Examples of this are Gatsby’s increased love and hope for Daisy and the powerful conflict between Gatsby and Tom.
To explain, the words "soft rains" makes me think of spring and how all the plants are starting to grow. Also, in the text, it stated that "And Spring herself, when she woke at dawn, would scarcely know that we were gone." Although it may not be clear, but I anticipate it means that at the end of the war, even if many human dies, nature would be the same and a new day would come. Therefore, I assume the author is trying to deliver the idea that every day is a new start.
A good example is “when the thoughts/Of the last bitter hour come like a blight” (Bryant). This line is undoubtedly about death. One thing this poem does really well is to describe the clues that natures gives about the mysteries of life. This pointed is exemplified by the line “The youth in life’s green spring” (Bryant).
Literature often reflected the emotions of the specific historical events that were taking place at that time period such as, in 1865 the civil war in America ended. Therefore, most of the literature in America was centered on the gothic movement. Dickinson’s poetry was mostly dark and gothic. As she recognized because of the civil war it was profound that she had many desires, and an obsession with heaven. Denotations are used in the words like death, and coffin, to express her sorrow.
In Book two the readers are introduced to Sin and Death. The characters Death, Sin, and Satan are in a complicated situation. Reminiscent of another epic poem, Sin has found herself having intercourse with her father and become pregnant. Sin uses the word “pregnant” when speaking of being with Satan’s child: ...
When reading “The Death of the Ball”, I could see vivid images take place. It affected me because I felt that I was looking through the eyes of a mans death. Through imagery and figurative language, the poem took me along through Gunner’s last flight and down to an ending that I surely wont forget. I believe this poem is about Death and War. In the poem the Mother functions as a metaphor.
Maya Angelou Poetry can take on many forms, but it always has one common goal: to impact the reader in ways they have never been impacted before. A single poem can mean something different to every reader and even the poet. People read to poems to find humor, joy, solidarity, and comfort. Being a poet means being a guide for an audience much bigger than themselves, but it also means being true to oneself.
How Wilfred Owen conveys the horror and futility of war “My subject is war and the pity of war. The poetry is in the pity.” A quote by one of the greatest war poet of all time, Wilfred Owen, shows his attitude towards poetry, a medium he used to portray the chaos of war. In his poetry, he depicts the horror and futility of war that he witnessed. His poetry, which lies in the ‘pity of war’, stirs the emotions of the reader beyond just sympathy.
I am becoming more familiar with what effective conversing looks like. I wanted to have a mutual and constructive conversation with someone about something that I am passionate about. Our conversation was so effortless that I thought this paper was going to be a walk in the park. Once I realized that I was going to have to incorporate narrative and branch away from analyzing others I knew this was going to be much more involved. I hate to say that it took her sharing vulnerabilities to make me comfortable with sharing mine, but that is how it ended up happening.
In their lifetime, people will doubt who they are and question how life would have turned out had they made different choices or acted differently. In the poem “Ask Me”, the poet William Stafford uses literary devices to deliver a message: we must accept that sometimes what happens in life is out of our control, and that we should trust fate to help shape our lives and our inner selves. One literary device the poet uses to express this theme is allegory. The river within the poem, represents a driving force known as fate also known as destiny.