Within the poem Kipling utilizes many popular literacy devices to communicate his message, which include repetition, rhyme, enjambment, metaphors, alliteration, personification, and anaphora. The poet’s perspective is reflected in the speaker as the poem is in first person. The combination of literacy devices communicating the poet’s perspective of life in which both genders can relate to in some degree. On lines 9 and 10 an anaphora is used, “If you can dream-and not make dreams your master” and “If you can think-and not make thoughts your aim”. These two lines demonstrate personification, anaphora and repetition.
The speaker of the Amoretti is a fictionalized “poet-lover-worshipper” (Kellogg). The emphases on the power of poetry combined with the conventional theme of love show the role of art as a means of articulating the abstract. Spenser’s sonnets highlight the Status of Art. Unlike the deliberate deconstructive attempt of postmodern writers, who use self-referentiality to draw attention to the artificiality of art and fictionality of fiction, Spenser privileges the position of art and poet. In Sonnet 75, he affirms that a poet’s creation has the ability to immortalize mortal human beings.
In Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself’, one can appreciate the poem properly by understanding the poem’s voice, imagery, figures of speech, symbols, word choice, and theme. To understand it though requires a great deal of thought to arrive to the meaning behind the writing. Especially since this poem was written in the nineteenth century and is written in a very loose structure and free verse. Firstly, the speaker of the poem is an individual, Walt Whitman himself, as seen by the repetition of “I” in the poem. In addition, the poem’s title “Song of Myself’ gives us a hint that it will be about himself.
Discuss. OR How has Heaney defended poetry in his “The Redress of Poetry?” OR Which arguments does Heaney put forward in defence of poetry and how do those arguments place poetry on a higher place? OR Poetry helps the people in miseries and sufferings. Prove with reference to Heaney’s arguments in his book, “The Redress of Poetry.” Answer: Heaney enjoys a uniquely distinctive place among all such critics and poets who regard poetry as a sure way to address to all critical issues permeated through a society. This prose is, in fact, a part of Heaney’s lecture on poetry which he delivered at the University of Oxford during his professorship there between 1989 and 1994.
Similar to Carroll’s book, this paper aims to explore Stevens’ poetry in relation to the Romantics. The paper’s main focus is on the relationship between truth and imagination. The paper intends to achieve its aim by closely studying the poetry of Stevens in relation to the poetry of one of the
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
“Poets Word Choice” Mohamed Gomaa ENGL103-C Dr. Omar Sabbagh I pledge this is my own work This essay is about the use of word choices and metaphors in poems. I choose this topic because I believe the word choices and metaphors are the most effective way of expressing the meaning of the poem and delivering the feelings of the poet. To prove my point of view am going to discuss the different uses of words choices and metaphors in these poems "The Road Not Taken", "Your Last Drive" And "Afterwards". To start off, "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost, is a poem about being unique or different and taking the road that no one less takes. The Most important words in this poem are ‘Diverged’, ‘Undergrowth’, ‘Trodden’ and ‘yellow’.
William Wordsworth once declared “poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings” (151) in his “Preface to Lyrical Ballads.” When reading this assertion, one might think Wordsworth believes that poetry is made simply by writing down one’s feelings, void of any processing or reflection. However, Wordsworth recognizes that writing poetry requires a combination of intellectual processes, namely recollection and contemplation, by adding that “[poetry] takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility: the emotion is contemplated till […] successful composition […] begins” (151). In this paper, I borrow and expand on Wordsworth’s ideas about poetry to examine how William Maxwell’s short story “Love” results from Maxwell’s secondary
Modernist poetry is the affirmed break from the traditional literary subjects, styles, etc., specifically the nineteenth century Romantics and symbolist precursors. The modernists valued the construction of the literacy styles they sought to transform. An example of these literacy subjects is, compressed lyrics that would be used in a foreign, but curious verse. Additionally, modernist poetry emphasized the ideals of being marked by free verses and symbolism that contained visual creations. Along with their ideals and values, modernist poets believed that the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century has the ability to reinvent and revivify a language based on a variety of personal experiences.
1) The way to deal with a complicated subject is to look at it part by part. The article is an excerpt from John Frederick Nim 's Western Wind: An Introduction to Poetry and draws an analogy between how poetry and human nature coexist and have similar nature. The nature of poetry follows from the nature of us humans. Human experiences comprises of Image, which arouse; Emotions, which we express; Words, which we produce physically; Sound, which gives tonality to our thoughts; Rhythm and Mind, which is used to comprehend all the other elements. In a good poem, all these elements work together.