Through the inner world of her imagination, she is able to fulfill the external world of the sea, as it is viewed by the speaker: “She was the single artificer of the world” (37), the artist and the sole creator of the world “in which she sang.” Moreover, her song alters the way the speaker perceives the natural world around him. Here, Stevens is pointing out that reality is made complete by the influence of the human mind and imagination. Much like his notion of the poet in “The Noble Rider”, sharing his own perception of reality with his readers, the singer in the poem is able to distribute her view of the external world with the speaker, through the creation and sharing of the song. Her song, her art, is a projection of her version of reality, which is separate from the external reality the speaker views at the beginning. She is expressing the sea “word by word” (11), however, what she creates sounds nothing like the sea.
“Sympathy” proves to be a most meaningful poem for one can relate while others cannot. It reveals that the title “Sympathy” shows how one feel pity but the word “know” others can feel empathy or relation to the caged bird. “Sympathy… I KNOW what the caged bird feels… I know why the caged bird beats his wings … I know why the caged bird sings…”(1, 8, 15). In the beginning, he acknowledges his relation to the bird by emphasising. “I KNOW what the caged bird feels…” (1).
Elizabeth, who had, ironically, discouraged his visit to North Haven for reasons which are not entirely clear, began work on the poem “North Haven” soon after his death. The poem, “North Haven (In Memoriam: Robert Lowell),” went through many revisions and was finally published in the New Yorker on December 6, 1978. As an elegiac tribute to Lowell, the poem is an expression of Elizabeth’s deep sense of loss. At another level, it expresses her identification with the island and her acute sensitivity to the passage of time — an extended meditation on time. The schooner is the central, sustaining image of the poem as it passes silently by as if in a film or dream.
Furthermore, in “Because I could not stop for Death,” one of the most celebrated of any poems Emily Dickinson wrote, the deceased narrator reminisces about the day Death came calling on her. I have read this poem many times and i figured it out that this poem deals with the Emily’s desire to leave her physical life in this world and begin the eternal spiritual life of the soul. For this, Emily assumed Death as her fiancé. She has been engaged to death, and she is impatiently waiting for uniting with him, so as to begin her endless life. On the way to death, she realized that her life before marriage (or death) is temporary, and the real life will only begin after that; in the eternal journey of the soul.
She was in love with a man that she tended to write about in her letters and poetry that her sister had found after Dickinson’s death in 1886. She wasn’t religious and her views were considered ahead of her time. The American writer, Emily Dickinson, reflected her experiences in life, love, and examined ideas on death in her poetry. Being one of
The last line of the poem is “for the caged bird sings for freedom” (Angelou) this tells us that the caged bird yearns to be like the free bird. Angelou uses several descriptive images for the reader to be able to envision her words: bird, winds, floats and sky for freedom because the free bird has power, as “he soars in the sky” (Angelou) and clipped wings, tied feet and cage for confinement because the caged bird is oppressed as “caged bird sings with a fearful trill of things unknown.”(Angelou) The caged bird never loses hope that he will one day be free, so he
In a way, Angelou sets her own tone, with a unique style. She captivates a historical period, that is turned in to a story of its own. Angelou uses a metaphoric way to compare a free bird to the “white race” while the encaged one is “African American”. There is also some assonance where she states, “But a caged bird stands on the grave of dreams.” Another poetic device is alliteration, she explains “A bird in a narrow cage, can see through his bars of rage”. The tone is angry but yet determined, whereas the surroundings will not cause defeat.
With a thought out rhyme scheme that changes depending on the insect that is being described and clear imagery being described, the poem shows the poet’s thoughts and emotions. This poem is also jovial, for the sound of nature never stops and continue through the year. “On the Grasshopper and the Cricket” by John Keats is a poem that clear imagery. Keats clearly shows the images and thoughts in his head, by doing this, the reader can find a deeper meaning about what he is trying to say. No matter what time of the year, Crickets or Grasshoppers, the sound of nature never
But the speaker suggests that though her marriage did last seven year, the young girl still gets her revenge. The speaker announces finally that she killed the image of her father and of the man who mirrored her him. This poem is about a girl who struggles with the idea of her father. As well as the want to know more about who he was since he died when she was so young. The poem shows the battle she has with herself wanting to be set free.
Her poems mostly consist of dark tones and moods, with light messages here and there. This kind of poetry was probably the outcome of her difficult life as a child and adult. Her mother died when she was the age of five, two of her sisters died shortly after that, her aunt of whom she was very close with died when Emily was twenty-four, and her brother died due to overdose when she was thirty. Also, during the time she lived, women inequality was very influential, and it most likely manifested itself into self doubt. In conclusion, given everything that Emily Brontё went through growing up, the emotion of her poetry definitely reflects off of