In Julio Polanco’s poem, “Identity”, the author develops the theme that one should be true to himself through the extended metaphor of ugly weeds feeling beautiful. The narrator wanted to be freed from the burden and pressure of trying to fit in so he’d “rather be a tall, ugly weed” (Palanco). This expresses the idea that inward appearance trumps outward appearance and inner beauty is achieved through being yourself. The metaphor conveys how he wanted freedom and to live an adventurous life without being forced to be something other than himself and that had a greater meaning than beauty. In the poem, identity, the theme of being true to yourself is also conveyed through a simile of living like an eagle .The narrator wants to take off the
One aspect of writing and language that the author says is important is poetry. Lorde explains how poetry is, “illumination” because through it you can voice your thoughts with words that have deeper meanings, which stimulate people to feel. When voices can be heard, changes can be made. For Lorde, once voices are heard people’s reactions result in change, towards a more equal world for women, especially women of color. The title of the essay, “Poetry is not a Luxury” is meant to abolish the belief that poetry is only for the privileged, but for the people who have been continually oppressed.
It conveys the image that the author is not enjoying his life or the world as much as he used to, and that his age is causing him to close his heart away more. The repetition of beginning each line in a stanza with the same word is very interesting. It fails to translate over to the English version, but it gives the poem a feeling of needing to repeat things, almost as if the author needed to convince themselves that what they are saying is true. The metaphor of “the buoyancy of air” is angled towards using the other meaning of “buoyancy” being cheerful and optimistic. Seeing as everyone breathes air, “buoyancy of air” could be the air and everyone will help others or be cheerful, and the author is trying to convince the reader to not believe in
Niemoller’s poem “First They Came…” has a regretful tone, and uses various devices to convey a message that if a person is indifferent, it will hurt them in the end. Throughout the poem, Niemoller repeats the phrase, “Because I was not”. This use of anaphora is useful in conveying Niemoller’s message because it shows the reasoning behind Niemoller’s apathy, but does not justify it, showing that he is regretful of his choices. In addition, Niemoller uses pauses to let the impact of his statements sink in. Every time he says, “I did not speak out,” a hyphen follows it, indicating a pause.
Furthermore various literary techniques such as symbols, extraposition, and imagery add to the meaning of the poem Through form and literary techniques, Robert Pack emphasizes, through the answers of the “echo,” that no matter how frightening life seems to be, it is important to take a “leap.” The form of the poem is structured effectively to enhance the readers’ understanding of the author 's intentions The voice B the superficial aspect of the author’s person, or it can be said to represent the goural people on their fears and insecurity about the future. By having the voice let out its concern and misgivings the poet increases the readers’ attachment to the poem. By having the “echo,” a one-word addendum that each rhymes to the last
Poetic meters in combination with repeated ideas, words, and rhymes are all used in Marvell 's poem, The Mower Against Gardens. The poem explores humanities ungratefulness and abuse to nature with the use of sexual imagery. The poem resonates with the audience because it flows smoothly and is easy to read. The use of repetition is pronounced in the poem and the integrated tail rhymes enhance and join together associated couplets. The rhythmical nature of the poem alongside the "Da-Duh" poetic meters are key to Marvell 's writing.
Aristotle, in his Poetics considers poetry a mimes form that has language, rhythm and lyrics. Moreover, in those days, any literary piece of work could be written in lyrics. The using of delicate forms of transmitting the message distinguishes poetry from other forms of literary texts. (Billy Mills,2008) Samuel Taylor Coledrige has a famous quote: "I wish our clever young poets would remember my homely definitions of prose and poetry; that is, prose - words in their best order; poetry - the best words in their best order." Well, I do not think there could be something more added, as long as we are all aware of the fact that poetry is a fine art that requires not only a developed vocabulary, but also a brilliant mind to put all those words in a specific order.
One of Holden’s biggest problems is not wanting to grow up and be an adult because he doesn’t like adults. Holden thinks all adults are phonies and doesn’t want to grow up like that, but he’s already being fake before he is an adult. When the reader discovers Holden says one thing but does the other the reader learns that Holden is an unreliable narrator because of his phoniness. Next the reader sees Holden’s authenticity appears to be more confusing because although he's reaching out to people he's still not being honest with himself.
“Dream Deferred” by Langston Hughes and “Hope” is the thing with feathers by Emily Dickinson both have similarities and differences. These poems are very appealing because of the message behind them. The differences and similarities that will be comparing the poems by will be the message, the poetry elements, and the tone of the poems. We can all agree that Langston Hughes and Emily Dickinson didn’t live the same lifestyle but they must have some differences and similarities that will be shown in these poems. The message is probably one of the most important features of a poem if the author is trying to explain something.
In Julio Noboa Polcano’s poem “Identity” the speaker has very strong opinions about how he prefers to live his life. He classifies and compares two groups of people: those who are “flowers” and those who are “ugly weeds”. He would rather be a weed, but experience the freedom that comes with it, than being a flower “harnessed to a pot of dirt.”