Literary Theory Paper Drew Schuler-Jones American Literature to 1865 The Raven and it’s Undeniable Atmosphere of Doom Edgar Allan Poe conducts a symphony of crisp, colorful imagery alongside an eerie symbolism with an eloquent melody to generate a sensation of undeniable doom in his poem “The Raven”. Poe creates this ambiance by using rhyming, alliteration, and repetition to heighten the mood of the poem, as well as the strange, frightening raven as a sort of grim-reaper figure. In my opinion, Poe was an architect with his words, building a revolutionary poem such as this, stimulating spine-tingling creepiness into the bodies of readers nearly 300 years later.
Edgar Allan Poe is an influential writer who is well known mainly for his dark and mysterious obscure short stories and poems. Throughout this essay I will analysing how poe uses a series of literary terms such as diction and anaphora in order to convey a bleak, eerie mood and tone. Poe uses these terms in order to contribute to his writing in a positive way, creating vivid images and a cheerless mood. In Poe’s poem, “The Raven”, he uses words such as lonely, stillness, ominous and fiery to add to the building up apprehension within the poem. In addition, he also uses repetition to create fluent yet unruffled, tragic feel for the reader.
The Mower Against Gardens is one of four "mower" poems from author Andrew Marvell. The poem describes the capacity of mankind to destroy and manipulate nature. Marvell 's poem is deceiving, to first glace the poem appears to be non-stanzaic but is has hidden stanzas from lines 1-18 and 19-36. The division of the poem in such a way is strategic, the stanzas have a specific build, making the poem more structured and effective. Throughout the poem there are many poetic devices used, such as iambic pentameter and tetrameter, repetition and rhyming, as well as imagery.
During the early and mid-1800s, Edgar Allan Poe was the master of horror and suspense literature (Cestre). One of Poe’s most recognized themes of his works includes “his cultivation of mystery and the macabre” (Cestre), along with Romanticism, the occult, and the satanic (Cestre). In order to write such cryptic and morose stories, Poe uses his “idealism and musical gift as a poet, his dramatic art as a storyteller” (Cestre), and craft storylines from his own dreams (Cestre). These themes are often expressed in Poe’s writing (Cestre). Poe expresses the theme of mourning a loved one and how tortured one’s soul can become from both loss of close figures in a person’s life and subtle disturbances during one’s weakest emotional state (Poe, “Edgar” Allan).
Poe uses analogies and irony in “The Raven” and “The Tell-Tale Heart” to compose effective and suspenseful short stories and poems(Thesis). Poe’s utilization of analogies, comparisons between two unlike things, help make “The Raven” and “The Tell-Tale Heart” more exciting and full of surprises. In the poem, “The Raven,” a raven flies into the narrator’s room, giving hope to the narrator that he will soon see his lost love, Lenore, again. However, it is hard for the narrator to find trust in the raven, as the raven’s “eyes have all the seeming of a demon’s that is dreaming” (104). As demons are generally associated with evil and cruelty, the comparison of the raven’s eyes with a demon’s eye suggests the actually devious nature of the raven.
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Some comes in anger moments. Some comes in tragic moments. Almost every poem hides the richness value of author’s thoughts. One read poems to understand the world of which people dreams of. One read poems to explore the mysterious secrets.
How does Hill create a powerfully dramatic sense of fear and tension in this extract? In Susan Hill 's book "I 'm the King of the Castle", some of the main themes are tension and fear. Hill uses many literary techniques to create a heinous and dramatic atmosphere (following the theme of gothic literature), while still keeping a sense of dark excitement. Kingshaw 's fears and feelings are conveyed using a selection of linguistic techniques, letting the reader see deep into his thoughts.
Then I found some interesting things, Greenfield and Gilchrist, which is the author and illustrator, they cooperate several times. I think they appreciate the talent of each other, so they have the privity to creation together. In the book, strong expressive human face, the expression of movement, and the shadow give reader an deep imagination, those picture make a wonderful combination with the poem. All in all, this book give reader a positive and aspirant influence, this book is inspirational! You don 't even have to know who Michael Jordan is to understand the message in this book: follow your dreams, no matter what.
“If we must die, let it not be like hogs / Hunted and penned in an inglorious spot, / While round us bark the mad and hungry dogs, / Making their mock at our accursèd lot.” (Mckay, 1-4) Claude Mckay uses an ABAB rhyme pattern in this poem. In Acquainted with the Night by Robert Frost, also uses an ABAB rhyme pattern. For example “I have been one acquainted with the night. / I have walked out in rain—and back in rain.
Cormac McCarthy’s novel written during the 20th century, conveying dramatic experience in which McCarthy’s use of rhetorical and literary techniques providing themes, symbols, motifs and other figures of speech emphasizing the impact on the main character, and other parts throughout the text. Throughout this deep understood text, the author conveys negative tones and dictions to the text. The character is described to be very dull and adventurous. He is very ominous yet a mysterious character , however it is yet to be described to be somewhat positive in regards of the symbols used in relation to the text.
The poem “The Vacuum” by Howard Nemerov tells the life of an old man after the horrific loss of his wife. His wife did everything he could ever imagine for him. She was his heart and soul and didn’t know what to do without her. The man saw her as his hero. Throughout the poem the man struggles to keep his emotions in as he thinks his wife soul has traveled to inside the vacuum.
In the story “Of Mice and Men” the author John Steinbeck uses foreshadowing. Foreshadowing is when the author gives hints and clues what will happen later in the story. John Steinbeck uses foreshadowing to give the reader clues about the ending of the book Of Mice and Men. Four examples of Steinbeck’s use of foreshadowing is the first clue is the title, the second clue is lennie petting soft things and not knowing his own strength, the third clue is characters dreams aren’t going to come true, and the last clue is when candy’s dog get’s shot in back of the head and says he should’ve shot his dog himself. The first example of foreshadowing in “Of Mice and Men” is the title.
The definition of dolor is defined as mental suffering, or grief. Dolor being the title of the poem, creates a sense of negativity and dreadfulness. A sense of sadness, grief,and pain overwhelms the reader. In the poem "Dolor," Theodore Roethke is able to capture the sorrow and repetitiveness of office life by speaking about boring and everyday objects, and making them seem important, powerful, and even lethal. In the first eight lines of the poem, Roethke uses personification to infer the weight of the office supplies to be overwhelming, and suffocating.
A. E. Housman’s poem “To an Athlete Dying Young” is a poem that depicts the coming of fame, and the death of an athlete. The speaker is remembering the life of the athlete, and is describing their death as a positive aspect of their life. He goes even farther than just describing their death by telling the reader why the death of an athlete is a positive part of their life. The elegy shows the relationship that the speaker might have had with the athlete, who has died and gone on to the grave. Housman’s use of metaphors, tone, and rhythm are all aspects that develop the theme of the troubles of becoming famous, and the eternity of fame that a life cut short brings.