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.
"Introduction to Poetry" by Billy Collins and "How to Read Poetry" by Gail Hemmeter both convey their viewpoint of understanding poetry. However, Gail Hemmeter's "How to Read Poetry" is more effective at conveying his viewpoint of understanding poetry. This is because he give a list of things to do in order to help understand poetry and he explains the different aspects of poetry and what they mean. In this essay I will be arguing why Gail Hemmeter's "How to Read Poetry" better conveys his viewpoint of understanding poetry. In Gail Hemmerter's "How to Read Poetry" he writes many questions to ask when trying to understanding poetry.
The chapter interprets the prescribed works to specify the meaning of its language by analysis, paraphrase, and commentary on the obscure, ambiguous, and figurative stanzas. The chapter provides comprehensive interpretation of imagery and symbolism as it is useful in understanding poet’s feelings, thoughts, and working of mind. Alexander’s poetry is overloaded with the imagery of various kinds. The recurring images are
Summer Reading and Writing Assignment In “The Masque of Red Death”, a story written by Edgar Allan Poe, there are a lot of literary features used in order to write the story effectively and to create deeper meaning which gives the opportunity for the readers to analyze the text hence making the story a literary text. Even though there are features such as irony used in the story, the main literary features used by the author are symbolism, imagery and descriptive writing. First of all, there are huge amounts of symbolism used in the story where the major one would be the Red Death. Not only does the red death symbolize death itself but it also symbolizes how unavoidable it is. This is shown through the actions prince Prospero took to avoid getting the plague/death by sealing himself and some other nobles in his palace yet the red death still killed him at the end of the story showing how everything is useless when faced with death.
A Chinese philosopher by the name of Lao-Tzu wrote many poems on his philosophical ideas. The poems were translated and combined into a book titled Tao Te Ching. In poem 22 of the Tao Te Ching, Lao-Tzu discusses how living to better the world makes you the happiest. While the poem doesn’t use these exact words, analyzing the words used in the poem shows this theory is correct. The poem is split into two parts.
Whether music is poetry or not has been up for debate for a long time now. Because of the use of assonance, rhyme, rhythm/meter, and cultural influence, “Distance” by Richard Caddock and Hyper Potions is more poetic and artistic than “Travels Together” by Heather Milks. Both the poem and the song make great use of metaphors. The idea of both of the pieces is that life has challenges that can be overcome to reach and end goal, and going through them together with a significant other can be a nice experience. In Heather Milks’s “Travels Together,” metaphors are used to describe the obstacles and rewards.
Two elements that any good poet understands and uses well are imagery and figurative language. Both are used in poetry in order to aid the reader in the understanding of the purpose of the poem. “I felt a Funeral, in my Brain” by Emily Dickinson is a great example of the use of imagery in a poem. In contrast, “Metaphors” by Sylvia Plath uses figurative language to show the reader what the meaning of the poem is. The two elements are necessary for a poet to have in their arsenal of tools for writing.
Rhetorical Analysis A Designing Mind is an article that was written by Rosanna Warren. This text was written to prove that the poems of Robert Frost said a lot more than what the surface suggests. This author goes into in-depth detail about each poem that she included giving the reader facts about his life and breaked down each poem. The author starts out by telling the reader how Robert Frost told several times that his poems were more “designing” than what people thought the author then looks at some of his poems like Nothing Gold Can Stay, The Oven Bird, A Designing Mind, as well as others. Some may say that poetry is a dying language and that it is hard to understand however Rosanna Warren proves otherwise and explains each poem to where almost anyone could understand.
Chapter one is the introduction,it point out the problem and purpose of comparative study,and also introduces the research methods of translation contrast,the framework of the collection of corpus and the whole paper. Chapter two expounds the current translation situation of the novel "Camel Xiangzi " .First, the author reviews the history of Chinese literary translation and the application of the strategy of adding and reducing translation to literary translation.To explain this more deeply,the author enumerates several successful translations of Chinese literary works.Then the author makes a brief introduction to Lao She, the novel Camel Xiangzi and his writing features and the representative works of many translations. Chapter three introduces the theoretical framework, including the introduction, definition and development of the two translation strategies, including the increasing translation and the subtracting translation, as well as the domestic and foreign debates on this issue. Chapter four is the theme of the thesis. According to the examples and theories in the previous chapters, the two English versions of "camel Xiangzi" are compared and
How to Read Literature like a Professor Literature has been a widely debated topic throughout centuries all over the world. In addition, reading literature properly is an emulated skill within the English community. Once the trade of understanding literature is mastered, reading become a beautiful experience. How to Read Literature like a Professor is a guide that shortens the pathway through reading and understanding. This meritorious literary selection provokes an aesthetic response because it challenges the reader to remember novels are not original, meaning, and structure.