In Dunbar’s poem “Sympathy” there is end rhyme present but no real rhyme scheme. Those are some of the rhythmic elements Dunbar uses in his writing. Dunbar writes his poems on very serious matters, such as life and dreams and identity. In his poem “We Wear the Mask” Dunbar writes about people wearing masks but the true meaning of the poem is how people will try to hide their identity to look like a better more perfect person. In his poem “Life” dunbar writes about how life is not always good and at t8imes life seems to be really bad.
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. The poets diction was exclusive and out of the ordinary.
The style of which the story is being written is both descriptive and quite colorful, for example, “Um-hmm!... Ain’t you got nobody home to tell you to wash your face?”(Hughes pg.1) Hughes also introduces some specific languages and styles of literary devices such as repetition, hyperboles, and interjection. He also uses an exaggeration when trying to make a point, for example, “She said, ‘You a lie!’” ( Hughes pg.1 ).
Adah’s experiences, values, and interests all come together through this single Dickinson poem, and her character in the book is even still further developed. It is yet another instance where Adah’s love for poetry allows her to connect her emotions and explain to the reader truly how she feels, because verbal expression was never Adah’s strong
In the poem, he speaks about racism in the law, as well as how you are treated in society depends on your skin color. The poem is not good to read only because of its subject, however. The use of repetition and symbolism in “Blink Your Eyes” adds more depth to the poem, and highlights the societal issues that the author and others of his race have felt. Use of repetition in poetry directs the reader 's attention to that word or phrase, as Sundiata does in “Blink Your Eyes.” Along with how the stanzas are formed, the repetition used sets a pace to the poem.
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.
“Outer beauty attracts the eye, but inner beauty attracts the heart.” Your words mean more to people than how you look or dress. This is evident in both texts because both Cyrano and the poet rely on their words opposed to how they look. Cyrano is cursed with his obnoxiously large nose and we can infer that the poet is poor, unknown, and feels unattractive themself. Although Edmond Rostand’s ¨Cyrano de Bergerac¨ and Jimmy Baca’s ¨I
Poets and other writers often express life through their works and characters. Some poems convey a depressing, gloomy attitude towards life, while others show the world as a joyful and simple place. Two skilled creative writers, Edgar Lee Masters and Edwin Arlington Robinson, wrote detailed poems describing the lives of characters with extremely different perspectives on life. Many obvious differences can be identified between the lives of Robinson’s Miniver Cheevy and Masters’s Lucinda Matlock. Edwin Arlington Robinson’s poem about Miniver Cheevy paints life as miserable and useless.
Aside from “blk/rhetoric”, Sanchez’s candid spirit shines through in her other poems, such as: “homecoming”, “TCB”, and “A poem for my brother”. Whether Sanchez is screaming in all capital letters, or employing her signature lowercase style, her identity always leaps off of the page. Although she may cover arduous and sensitive topics, like AIDS, feminism, racism, and politics, Sanchez always does so with a fashion that evokes emotion, but is not overtly distressing (Gabbin 49). For instance, in the work “TCB”, Sanchez tackles racism, yet by penning the line “wite/motha/f*cka” fourteen times, the piece almost takes on an angrily comical tone (“TCB” 722).
Pamel Peralta Juxtaposition is often used in this book of short stories. It is the fact of two things that are completely different and create a contrasting effect, being put together. Danticat uses the variety of stories to help break down the harsh Haitian life. In each story, each character is experiencing their own problems and trying to take things day by day.
What is your worth? , what makes you happy? , what makes you sad or disappointed?. Life has ups and downs and turnarounds but do you give up?. Mother and Daughter by Gary Soto is and short little that discuss the hardship of this young girl named Yollie along with her mother.