Valdés said “in this class we speak English refrito, English con sal y limón, English thick as mango juice”, reading this, we can make an imagination of an exquisite plate of English and Spanish sazón (seasoning). On the contrary, in the poem “Bilingual/Bilingue” Espaillat wrote a poem using common Spanish’s words and she was straight choosing the tittle of her poem, very general. There was nothing to infer from the tittle, she directly told us what her poem will talking about. Espaillat said “But who can divide the world, the word (mundo y palabra) from any child?” I can see reading this, as the tittle, her poem was conclude using translations of some of the words she used, just straight with the same word but in Spanish.
The poem begins, “I gave you sorrow to hang on your wall / Like a calendar in one color.” The first three words get people leaning toward the ordinary, and then they are yanked into the figurative as sorrow (an abstraction) is made physical and compared to a calendar. A calendar,
The first line, "I 'm ceded-I 've stopped being Theirs-", is a perfect example of the juxtaposition between form and content: Dickinson seems to make use of different verbal voices to express the evolution experienced by the narrator. It could be said that alone, the first line embodies the core of the whole poem. There is a sharp opposition between the first and the second part of the line, separated by Dickinson 's distinctive dash which provides an interruption but also fluidly links the two parts together in a way that would have been less effected by using different punctuation. That passive voice "I 'm ceded" evokes an image of
Precis “Sonnet” Billy Collins, in his poem “Sonnet”, discusses the traits, complications, and resolution of a sonnet. The poem deals with a simple sonnet as he states, “all we need is fourteen lines”; he then mocks the Elizabethan strict rules of a sonnet when he suggests, “iambic bongos must be played and rhymes positioned” to discuss the format of a love sonnet and the complications dealing with rhyme. Collins uses imagery, metaphor, and anaphora to convey how useless it is to create love poems within fourteen lines, he uses a typical poem to contrast the Elizabethan strict rules and the rhyme structure; expressing this“on love’s storm-tossed seas” to convey the complications dealing with sonnets and describing love, he uses references such
Repetition is when the author of a poem uses a line multiple times in a poem. This is accomplished in “The Song of Mud” Borden repeats the line “This is the song of mud.” The author uses this line to help the readers understand more about the mud and its characteristics. The last literary device the author used was personification. Personification is when you give human like characteristics to an inanimate object.
The author effectively broke up the poem into stanzas, each stanza discussed a different scene. It represented a condensed timeline of a love diminishing. Each stanza is creating a different scene and the change in meter helps transition from each stanza. She starts off talking about a perfect rose, but then moves on to talk about how maybe something beside a rose should represent love. Maybe the author has fallen in love in the past, but then slowly fell out of it and was no
Readers can better understand the meaning of the poem “Making a Fist”, by identifying figurative language, sound, imagery, and the theme of the poem. Throughout this poem there are many forms of figurative language that help the readers better understand the poem. The author uses personification in line 2 when she states, “I felt the life sliding out of me” and in line 16 “lying in the backseat behind all my questions”. Metaphors are used in lines 2 and 3 when she says “I felt the life sliding out of me,
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Line one [again] rhymes with line three [plain], and line two [be] with line four [free]. This scheme continues for the second and third stanza. Furthermore an internal rhyme is used in line one of the first [be-dream-be] and second stanza [dream-dreamers-dreamed]. According to Meyers a rhyme is the identity of the last stressed vowel and its subsequent letters in two or more words, in its diverse forms and variations, such as internal rhyme or alliteration (Michael Meyer, p50). To create internal rhyming, assonances are used in line 8 [where – never], line 16 [across – stars], line 40 [still – kings] and many more throughout the poem.
“There is more than one way to burn a book. And the world is full of people running about with lit matches” (Bradbury, 1979, Coda). Molly Guptill Manning would argue that censoring a book is equivalent to burning it to ashes. Manning uses her own book, When Books Went to War, to convey an argument against Title V, an amendment to the 1944 Soldier Voting Bill created by Robert A. Taft that “placed restrictions on amusements distributed to the servicemen, including books, so long as they were provided by the government and made some reference to politics” (Manning, 2014, p. 135). The eighth chapter titled: “Censorship and FDR’s F---th T—m”, chronicles the proposal of Title V, its consequences, and its ultimate elimination.
Three elements that are noticeable in the dead man’s pockets is a tone of being scared and afraid, and one element that helps the tone is the diction the author the uses to explain all the details. The tone is a set tone of fear. The reasons for this is the surrealism as he attempts to grab the yellow paper which had fluttered to the outside of the windowsill. The author cements this tone more towards the middle to end of the story as he hangs over the edge of the windowsill nearly falling over as he attempts to grab the yellow paper which he at the time valued so much.
Intro First Next Finally Conclusion Christopher Reeve uses diction and details to appeal to the emotions of the audience. He does many times throughout his speech. For example, he said?it?s purpose is to give the disabled access not only to buildings, but to every opportunity in society.? Another example is ?
Skinny Love There are many versions of the song Skinny Love, but the original by Bon Iver really captures the essence of a failing relationship. The singer’s voice portrays feelings of loneliness, desperation, anger, and depression. With that said, Skinny Love is about a toxic relationship where the love has faded. Iver is saying he has attempted to salvage the broken piece of the bond they once shared, but is unable to repair their relationship because his depressed and suicidal partner is incapable of nurturing their love, or properly show her feelings. In result, their affection for one another is slowly dying.
Spellbound by Emily Bronte The overall theme of this poem is bound because the author uses diction, theme, and symbolism to describe how Emily Bronte “cannot go”. She says and gives off a feeling of being bound with depressing type of diction. The poem gives a depressed vibe when said the words, “I cannot go” and “night is darkening around me”. Use of words like this explain how the author tries to interprets her emotion while she writes the poem.