Got the weary blues And can’t be satisfied” (25-28) are all great examples of repetitive lines being used in this poem in order to to emphasize a relaxed, yet depressing mood. It is also a free verse poem with an inconsistent rhyme scheme and meter, making the poem sound a lot like natural speech. However, Hughes adds hints of rhyme here and there throughout Chung 4 the entire poem as not to entirely exclude musical elements, for music is a vital concept that adds to the understanding of a blues poem such as this. Lastly, the poet masterfully utilizes poetic devices as a means of maximizing the vividness of the mood that is being conveyed. Hughes takes advantage of figurative language by using it to assist
‘Six O’clock News’ can be described as a rant, written in a single, unbroken verse with little punctuation. Likewise, ‘Half-Caste’ is also written in short lines, however with more punctuation. It starts off in formal, Standard English, and then rails off in Creole dialect, whereas the ‘Six O’clock news’ begins with a heavy Glaswegian dialect from the start. It starts in Standard English to attract the attention of the ‘superior’ people around him, and then reveals the truth about his dialect and feelings towards being labeled half-caste. In contrast, Leonard starts with his poem the way it finishes- in a thick Scottish dialect, not stopping to bring peoples’ attention, but just let the anger flow out.
Introduction Dejection- an Ode, written by Samuel Taylor Coleridge in 1802 is considered central among his odes and is often expressed as his Swan Song. Depicting the deeply meditative temper of Coleridge, this poem is the essence of Coleridge’s poetic imagination and magic verse. It is composed during the later period of his poetic journey and presents highly anti Wordsworthian stance of nature. Written in a very plaintive mood, this poem mourns the consequences of losses and expresses the crucial role of imagination in attributing outside perception. Background To analyze the poem critically, it is very important to understand the milieu in which the poem was written, because this poem is highly autobiographical expressing the mental state of poet at that time.
He does this again multiple times, such as the “flies’ furious arena” or “bullets by”. Through using alliteration, he creates a rhythm with in the poem that unmistakably suggests a rhythmic nature to the ecosystem. Reading between the lines, Hughes uses alliteration also to pose the quandary of painting the ecosystem in a still, and his difficulty accentuating the rhythmic pattern. Further down, Hughes uses visual imagery and auditory imagery to further the rambunctiousness that he attempts to paint. Visual imagery is more pronounced than auditory imagery within the poem as there are abundant examples of visual imagery.
The romantic movement focuses on natural beauty and the emotional response to nature. William Wordsworth shows parallel ideas of the romantic era in “Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey”. Within the poem Wordsworth captures the natural essence of the Abbey’s nature. Using imagery and romantic perception Wordsworth portrays the speakers initial reaction to the nature at Abbey, and the change of coming back to the Abbey five years later. As a child, the speaker did not truly recognize the beauty in nature.
Robert Frost is a renowned poet and writer of the 19th to 20th century whose works have revolved around peculiar and unfamiliar topics during the time. Frosts works of poetry revolves around the exploration of simple tasks and how these tasks relate to certain meanings and ideas of poetic meaningless. Frost Conveys theses somewhat absurd ideas using one-dimensional language and structures his poems to give his work a melodic or specific pace that conveys the message to the audience. The journey to which the reader endures through his poems shows the nature of how simple tasks can be used to convey a more significant meaning. First of all, Frost exerts the conceptualised ideas of simplistic tasks and how these ideas affect us on a more widened scale through the use of his simplistic language, this choice of language creates a more direct and sense of dullness to his language, for example during Frosts’ poem ‘Mowing’ after the speaker realises the supposed meaning of his scythes whispering the speaker narrates his thoughts “The fact is the sweetest dream that labour knows.” This example of the ordinary vocabulary that Frosts uses symbolises the dullness of the true meaning of these ideas that arise from the task of mowing grass ; the appreciation of hard labour, this contrasts the poetic language poets used that were more complex and often fantasized their ideas.
In conclusion, the innovative techniques of the modern poetry are introduced to the reader by Eliot in The Fire Sermon of The Wasteland. The prominent feature of his poetry is hidden in disjoint timeline, abrupt end, ironic juxtaposition of past and present, literary allussions, quotations, historical and mythological interpretations and references, the multiple voices, stream of consciousness, usage of quotations in their original language, and repetition of the lines from the previous poems. Furthermore, Eliot turns his poem into a song-like poem by strengthening it with musical pieces. The chaotic modern wasteland is created through fragmented and unrelated broken images and collage of allussions. The pastoral images are embodied as the essential vehicle of aestheticism rather than metrical pattern.
The imagery in W.B. Yeats’ poetry gave way to a handling of folklore and themes deriving from his deep sense of a basic dichotomy in the universe. His poems show a new hardness and irony. “Byzantium” haunts the mind and probes emotions as no other English poet had done. The theme of the poem is the attempt to escape from old age and decay by escaping altogether from the world of biological change to the timeless world of art symbolized by Byzantium.
Robert Frost can enjoy the beauty of nature’s ‘green’ and ‘gold’. He is a mere painter of pleasant landscape. Rather the bleak, the barren, and the sinister are more characteristic of his nature painting. Key words: - Poems, horrible, sinister, nature Discussion Nature in poetry has been used from the time of Homer to the present days. Writers have used as theme and subject matter of their works from the time to Chaucer, Shakespeare, Edmond Spencer, Sir Philip Sidney to the nineteenth century of English Romantic poets.
Alpers defines pastoral as a means of allegory,he also classified pastoral as a mode of literature,as opposed to a genre, and he defines the attitude of pastoral works maintain humble relationship with nature. William Shakespeare-who wrote thirty eight plays, one hundred and fifty four sonnets and two epic poems that reinvented and defined english language to such an instant that his works are required study all over the world. His plays deals with two things:-firstly, if it is a tragedic play then it would have ending with 5 to 6 murders and secondly:-if it is a romantic or comedy play then it would ends with 4 to 5 marriage ceremony. The pastoral element which he used in As you like it, is The Forest of Arden, which has scene of country side and some shepherd to give audience a real view of rural life. It is a romantic comedy, his idea towards pastoralism is that who ever comes in rural life, enjoys a natural and care free life and nothing to worry about and he has shown court life as full of jealous people and fake courtiers.