The poem I have chosen was “The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. I like how this poem uses personification to interpret what they’re trying to explain instead of saying it as a fact. This poem uses repetition and poems that use repetition is to emphasize its meaning or purpose. This poem relates to the world because it talks about death and death is something that happens everyday of the year , and it could also be used as a treatment to help heal to lost loved one. The formatting of the poem was written in a mysterious way by having you analyze it and make conclusions.
(Clifton, pg 132) However, this is purposeful. The languages mentioned are the languages of writing (including poetry), and how, in the future, they will fall off, or no longer exist, in our world. The dragon is a metaphor for how poems will one day be fantasy. This metaphor summarizes the story of the poem which is why Clifton incorporated it into the title. One device Clifton uses effectively in this poem is contrast in tone.
After reading this poem multiple times I am able to see that the repetition does in fact add more meaning to the sentence. Repetition in this poem helps the reader see the dual meanings that make reference to the roots and the history of African Americans that work to intertwined this poem. I feel that Hughes is able to convey multiple messages in his poem because of the particular writing style he chose, repetition, and
Throughout the poem, the author uses a variety of literary devices such as imagery, alliteration, and personification to express the complexity of nature. Hughes also forwards his quandary of painting the scene to us by explaining his predicament through aforementioned literary devices. First and foremost, Hughes captures the rambunctious nature of the ecosystem he is trying to paint by using alliteration. In the opening line, he describes water lilies as a “green level of lily leaves”, capitalizing on the l in each word. He does this again multiple times, such as the “flies’ furious arena” or “bullets by”.
Two scholarly writers brilliantly conveyed nature in their own opinion, an essay written by John Miller called, ”The Calypso Borealis," and a poem by William Wordsworth called, "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud.” Both authors created work that acquires their idea of the beauty of nature while showing their compassion and love for nature. They each endured the essence in their own way. Each author also used their memory as descriptive imagery to creative share the scenery and amazement of their experience. Each individual has their own personal opinion about nature and how they decide to express their feelings can be diverse, and both authors, John Muir and William Wordsworth, expressed their compassion and love for nature in their own way. Once the piece of literature begins, the reader begins feeling captivated in the imagery that the author created to be envisioned.
Then the poet goes through a calm recollection and evaluation of the incident and his emotions. The poet must be calm when he looks back on his past experience because it provides him an opportunity to be rational when he relives and reenacts his past emotions he wishes to express in his work. During this recollection, the poet also reflects and evaluates the emotions he experienced; he finds the importance of the experience and realizes the value of his actions, thoughts and
Wordsworth’s livid tone in “The World is Too Much with us” presents his true feelings towards the materialistic ideals during the Industrialization period whereas “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” is more light and simple. Wordsworth begins his poem “The World is Too Much with us” by mentioning that humans are always “getting and spending, we lay waste our powers; little we see in Nature that is ours” (Lines 2-3). He believes that because humanity has absorbed so many materialistic ideals that the connection between nature and oneself feels absent. “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud,” instead begins with the discovery of a field of golden daffodils, “fluttering
The speaker allows the reader to be there at that same moment and understand what he is seeing and how the reader can see it, too. The poem, no matter how brief, consists of many images that could help the reader understand the speaker’s reason for acting the way he did to begin with. The poetic elements contribute to the analysis of “Fog” because they help portray the life given to the fog, including its characteristics that help the reader have a better understanding of the fog itself. Without the mood causing the reader the think about change, the reader would not think like that of the speaker, which is key to the understanding of the
In Williams’ poem, he uses flowers to represent different aspects of his love for his wife. Feeling guilty about his affair, Williams wants to confess to his wife, but tries to make the situation better. One example of this is near the beginning when Williams writes, “Today / I’m filled with the fading memory of those flowers / that we both loved” (15-17). Williams says that in this moment of wanting to tell his wife his wrongdoings, he becomes filled with memories, represented by flowers. He reminds her that they both loved them and attempts to make her remember the good times.