The comparison of the poem to another text allows for the identification of an individual poetic style, conveying the possibility that poem is written to appeal to a mass audience rather than, in this case, for a particularly personal reason. Structuralism also denotes the arbitrary nature of language and how language has different meanings to people, respective of their life experience. Undoubtedly, a structuralist critique offers a distinctive, calculated insight into “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” that allows the reader to interact with the poem in an introspective way, as well as tackling the idea and theory behind language, and the form of poetry
Plunging deeper in her psyche, one finds her to be a poet of extraordinary positive urge. A person as ambiguous and self-contradictory as Sylvia Plath can hardly be fitted into a single critical jargon or simple formula. Attempt has been made in this paper entitled “Art as a source of Self Transformation – A Study of Sylvia Plath’s Poetry” to analyse the important aspects of her poetic being,
Shakespeare’s gifted ability to write drama shows that the back and forth between characters paints a vivid picture of racial inequality. Which is seen in the tragic drama Othello, unique perspective allows the reader to not only hears the dialogue of Othello and Iago, but the reader sees how they respond to racial remarks or sees the subtle sabotage by Iago to destroy Othello. Even in poetry authors are able to voice social issues such as the mistreatment of children. William Blake’s poems of classical rhyme and rhythm gave voice to thousands of abused children. Yet poetry is not limited to classical format but is extremely flexible allowing authors an unlimited tapestry of choices to bring to light issues of society.
Angelou used questions to make the reader feel and understand her point of view. Maya Angelou’s work as a poet had very defined themes and styles. One of Angelou’s most iconic compositions is a poem of self-worth and perververenve deemed “Still I Rise.” The poem quickly draws the reader into the story through the use of rhetorical questions and continues this style as the poem progresses. “Did you want to see me broken? Bowed head and lowered eyes?” (“Still I Rise”).
Poetry is a subtle form of writing, and reviewing poetry requires a deep understanding of the elements that constitute a poem. Poetry allows us to express feelings and emotions that are inside us all. It can also be put into any of these broad sub-genres: narrative, dramatic, or lyric. Often times people associate poetry with a short, and confusing group of words that usually leaves people scratching their heads, but surprisingly a poem can also be a favorite song. Songs are considered poetry as well because it gives people the ability to connect emotionally with the lyrics that are being sung.
One read poems to understand the world of which people dreams of. One read poems to explore the mysterious secrets. One read poems to entertain himself. One of the sadness poetry is “Not Bad, Dad, Not Bad” by Jan Heller Levi. In this poem, Jan Heller Levi tries to re-establish the meaning of poetry as a medium that provides some kinds of daughter
Many of the poems reflect the writer 's subjective response to her experience, many also project or create new experiences that underscore the importance of imagination as a lens through which to focus the inner life into poetry. Alexander uses her writing to integrate the diversity of her experience. She realizes that her ethnicity demands and past memories haunt her. In India she says, "everything is colored with hierarchy, authority, and traditions (57)." No one feels its burden.
In the genre of poetry, poets use their poems as a method of reflecting upon their thoughts and conveying their opinions on experiences to the reader. Over time, sub-genres of poetry were established, each containing different purposes and writing style. An example would be the poems of Sylvia Plath, which tend to be in the writing style of confessional poetry. Confessional poetry is used to address personal experiences like depression, relationships or trauma, and have an autobiographical writing style. Sylvia Plath’s conformity to the confessional poetry writing style in “Daddy” creates a more intimate relationship with the reader through the use of autobiographical form and by addressing personal struggles, for the purpose of expressing her inner turmoil.
So what Is poetry and what does it need? Poetry is a form of literature which uses rhyme ,stanzas and poetic devices to get a message across in a short amount of words. What does poetry need it needs a message, tone, rhythm , mood and specific diction yet there are more but those are a few main aspects to poetry which add emphasis. Throughout the whole poem the word “ think
Known for her confessional mode of writing, Kamla Das’s (1934-2009) poetry offers an aesthetic of resistance to the phallocentric codes and conventions. What sets her poetry apart from the other Indian women poets writing in English is the brutal honesty with which she handles the issue of women’s search for subjectivity and autonomy in the face of patriarchal prohibitions. Her choice of a free poetic mode instead of regular metrical form suits her tone of anger and protest resulting from the marginalization of women. However, while hitting out at the deeply entrenched patriarchal prejudices, she does not forget her own femininity. Das’s individuality lies in evolving a new language of protest.