Angelou personifies history by giving it the human emotion of shame. Personification can allow the poet to help readers relate and understand the ideas expressed in the poem. Angelou also uses similes throughout each stanza. As seen in lines such as 'Still like Air, I 'll rise ' and 'But still, like dust, I 'll rise ' Angelou uses similes to compare herself to air and dust. The use of similes allows the reader to link an idea they are familiar thus allowing them to relate to the poem.
Thomas Lux is the poet writer of “The Voice You Hear When You Read Silently”. In “The Voice You Hear When You Read Silently” it is a poem that speaks about the inner voices that you hear when you are reading then it gets into about the words that you remember can trace back memories. Throughout this poem Lux demonstrated tone, figure of speech, theme and imagery. When Lux wrote this poem, he wanted his audience to understand the tone of voice that he was speaking. Lux had two tones that he was speaking in.
The first time reading through a poem, literary devices such as symbolism, figurative language, hyperboles or oxymorons can throw a reader off. However, after the reader analyzes and truly understands the poem, these devices can add more depth and understanding, allowing the readers to see deeper inside the poet’s mind. In his poem, ‘The Broken Heart’, John Donne incorporates specific devices to portray that love is an all-consuming, vicious monster that can ruin you. In ‘The Broken Heart’, John Donne’s descriptive vocabulary, explaining the way the speaker’s heart was shattered beyond repair, forces the reader to imagine his or her heart as splintered or crushed as Donne’s. In other words, Donne uses rich imagery to add tangibility to his piece and aide the reader in accurately picturing what’s being discussed.
Readers can better understand the meaning of the poem “Making a Fist”, by identifying figurative language, sound, imagery, and the theme of the poem. Throughout this poem there are many forms of figurative language that help the readers better understand the poem. The author uses personification in line 2 when she states, “I felt the life sliding out of me” and in line 16 “lying in the backseat behind all my questions”. Metaphors are used in lines 2 and 3 when she says “I felt the life sliding out of me,
One who is reading can collect an extremely perspective point of view given from the author. Throughout the poem, “Let my people go” was replicated. This is a major key to what the author is trying to inform to the readers from the poem. Replication in the poem can give prior knowledge to why they author chose the line he or she wrote, how it effects the poem, or
Poems are written pieces in which the author, or poet, expresses their thoughts through literary elements and figurative language. They usually hold meanings or themes that the reader is supposed to decipher. In Emily Dickinson’s poem Because I Could Not Stop For Death, she is very inclusive of literary elements and figurative language to tell a story, set a mood, and convey a deep, thought-provoking message. The poem starts off with a person sitting in a carriage with Death and Immortality. In the poem, they are personified as real beings.
In Thomas Lux's poem, “The Voice You Hear When You Read Silently,” the idea of a mental voice when reading is the process of creating meaning in a written text. Lux uses symbolism and imagery to make his message both powerful and beautiful. The vocabulary and explanations that he uses initiates a sincere and meaningful tone. Lux believes that the reader is the most important part of a written piece’s interpretation. The reader’s mental voice includes that individual's outlook, experience, and feeling.
Readers are able to gain a deeper understanding of the poem “truth’’ when they view the poem after learning about Gwendolyn Brooks’ life and times. We were able to understand the poem better when the text said, “...with several of her poems reflecting the civil rights activism of that period…(“Poetry is life distilled”-paragraph 1).” As a rule, when an author is passionate about a subject, they often reflect that in their writing. By examining Brooks’ background as a civil rights activist, the reader is able to connect passages of the poem, such as the light/sun metaphor “and if sun comes how shall we greet him”(“truth” by Gwendolyn Brooks), with the civil rights movement and as a time where everyone can be treated as equal. We are also able
The symbolism and imagery show throughout the poem that with each stanza being written in a visual manner. The audience can easily picture a theme and feel the author’s remarkable use of emotions in her piece written with an advanced sense of sensibility. Rita Joe’s point of view is narrated by the summary of her experiences put into her piece of writing that established and showcased her empowering and strong personality. It is a reflective piece of writing that was delivered using symbolism, imagery, and visual mental images used to illustrate the theme of “ I Lost My Talk”. Joe’s horrific history was filled with many hardships and obstacles in her life.
Second person point of view provides a more didactic tone because the speaker is trying to reach the reader by incorporating them into the poem. This didactic tone continues as the speaker addresses the “everything” that surrounds the narrator and wants them to “[k]eep off” (Rich728). A didactic tone is effective in this moment because the