No matter how much of a different the poems are. Tone is how the author makes you feel and what you perceive from a poem. In the poem, Tableau by Countee Cullen, the author uses metaphors and similes to express the ideas. “Locker arm in arm they cross the way, The black boy and the white” (Tableau) Equality, a white and black not being judged for something as little as friendship. The tone within this poem is power.
This unique rhythm and meter of poem makes this poet different from others. My Wicked Ways, by Sandra Cisneros, is a poem with a deep internal meaning. Regardless of this, the poem is famous for its unique rhythm and meter of poem. The poem flows very smoothly but does not have a specific poetic foot. Consonances were used to help the rhyme scheme sound more pleasing to readers.
However, his poem doesn't convey his viewpoint on the understanding of poetry because I had to use the steps in Gail Hemmeter's "How to Read Poetry" to figure out what this poem meant. It didn't clearly show his viewpoint on poetry and the understanding of poetry because
Hearing Jordan reading this poem is crucial to appreciating and understanding the power of her poetry. “Poem about my rights” is personal, intimate and has a quality where the listeners feel as if the speaker is talking directly to them. Jordan uses language boldly and fully. She does not shy away from stereotypically or conventionally cuss words or ideas which may upset some listeners. In the poem she speaks about social and political issues that are real and issues which she feels should not be.
The poet Billy Collins is more enjoyable than William Carlos Williams due to his more advanced deconstruction of the poetic form and allusions to imagery of amazing events and people without ever going directly into needless, excessive imagery. Williams is more brief in his explanations, a talent few poets seem to have, but Collin's style is more explanatory. He will support his ideas extensively, where Williams focuses on reading between the stanzas of his poems, often combined with prior knowledge. Such as in "Landscape with the Fall of Icarus", where Brughel's artwork is important in understanding the purpose of the poem. Coupled with very simple language, Williams prefers to keep the poems simple, but the deeper meaning complex.
The Great War During the 18th century, World War One took place because of the assassination of the archduke of Austria-Hungary, Franz Ferdinand. World War One, also known as the Great War, was one of the greatest wars in the United States history. With it being one of the greatest wars helped inspired a lot of poets to write about it such as Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon. Wilfred Owen, the oldest of four children born into rapid success, was born on March 18, 1893 and died November 4, 1918. Owens only published five poems about World War One in his lifetime, but he wrote some of the best British poetry (Poetryfoundation.org).
More than just a Poet Before even graduating from college, Langston Hughes’ name was becoming known around the country for his writing. His first major poem, “The Negro Speaks of Rivers,” written at just seventeen years old, gave way to a forty-year career of popular writings for the author. Known as one of the most iconic African-American writers of his time, Langston Hughes had a major influence on American Literary History. He was known for and as the people’s poet, use of jazz blues, and life experiences. Langston Hughes was known for being one of the most favored, if not the most favored, African-American poet and short story writers of the twentieth century.
In these particular poems, Hughes’s use of an allusion, imagery, and symbolism in each poem paints a clear picture of what Hughes wants a reader to realize. Langston Hughes uses two allusions in his poem “The Negro Speaks of Rivers.” The first allusion comes from lines five and six. These lines state, “I bathed in the Euphrates when dawns were young. I built my hut near the congo and it lulled me to sleep”(CITE STORY). The text in line five alludes to when the speaker was very young and lived by the Euphrates.
And an ordinary pleasure like jamming to music becomes an ahistorical and biblical act. Furthermore, the superficial simplicity of Hughes’ poems is not meant to deceive, but to encourage readers to engage in poetry from different perspectives because there is more to the poem than meets the eye. Additional questions remain, however. Does Hughes’ experimentation with form threaten to mischaracterize or further objectify the subjects of his poetry? Does Hughes ascribe too much value to these ordinary objects and places?
Being yourself is better even though people don’t like you. In the end, the poem “Identity” by Julio Noboa Polanco talks about how it’s good to be unique, to be yourself. Julio Noboa Polanco uses the literary devices of alliteration, simile, and repetition. I think the message of the poem reflects certain things that happen in life. Like people can be someone but not