In my opinion the most key piece of repetition in this poem is the word dog being said over and over again. The way the author is using the phrase “dog” is not talking about the animal. The author is using “dog” as a thing the reader is calling their friends. I think this is the most important piece of repetition because it shows the reader the theme of friendship through the name they are calling each other. After reading the
“Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me too,” by Shel Silverstein, follows three friends on their journey in a shoe and how they will drop everything for a great adventure.
“The Pardon” is a poem by Richard Wilbur. The poem describes the death of the speaker’s dog when he was young. As a child he didn't fully understand the idea of death. At the age of 10, his dog passed away, and because he was so young, he never cried nor mourned the dog. As an adult, the speaker has a dream of this dog. At the end of the poem he awakes from his dream, and he is able to mourn the dog as an adult. Now that he understands the concept of death, he begs the dog for forgiveness, and he experiences regret.
The Mower Against Gardens is one of four "mower" poems from author Andrew Marvell. The poem describes the capacity of mankind to destroy and manipulate nature. Marvell 's poem is deceiving, to first glace the poem appears to be non-stanzaic but is has hidden stanzas from lines 1-18 and 19-36. The division of the poem in such a way is strategic, the stanzas have a specific build, making the poem more structured and effective. Throughout the poem there are many poetic devices used, such as iambic pentameter and tetrameter, repetition and rhyming, as well as imagery. The author composed the poem in such a way that it is dulcet to read. The message within the poem is evident because of the Metaphors of nature and the destruction of mankind. Andrew
a. Maya Angelou was an avid writer, speaker, activist and teacher. As a result of the many hardships that she suffered while growing up as a poor black woman in the south she has used her own experiences as the subject matter of her written work. In doing this she effectively shows how she was able to overcome her personal obstacles. Her autobiography “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1970) tells the story of her life and how she overcame and moved forward triumphantly in spite of her circumstances. She asks her readers to rise above their defeats, to not allow anyone to stop their dreams. In demonstrating how she succeeded she has been a role model for women of all cultures and races. The “Phenomenal Women” poem is a celebration
“Coyote Goes to Toronto” is a didactic poem written by Thomas King which demonstrates a unique application of literary devices. The poem is written in a stylistic way in which the author portrays an important life lesson he has learned through “Coyote,” depicted in third person perspective. Within this literary work, King is able to effectively use a variety of poetic elements to illustrate his message about the challenges that Indigenous peoples face outside of reserves, in a society led by dominant cultures. This literal meaning is achieved by King’s powerful choice of symbolism, changes in rhythmic pattern, and extensive use of repetition.
By nature, shorter poems are more densely packed with cues and devices because authors cannot express their intended message over the sweeping length of a poem but rather they must be more concise and creative. A poet may write a shorter poem to juxtapose a simple surface message to a more meaningful deeper message. Thus, complexity and artistic value are unrelated to length, but rather, they are developed through masterful writing. “Good Times” by Lucille Clifton embodies the double-edged sword of complex storytelling within a short poem, as she identifies the speaker 's occasional good memories to develop an image of the speaker’s typical abject life. The short poem is crafted with patterns of repetition, for there are so few lines to fit meaningful insight into. In Lucille Clifton’s short poem, “Good Times” she uses repetition for emphasis and uniformity. In her use of repetition and anaphora, Clifton gives the seventeen line poem a lengthier, list-like feel and emphasizes the emotional impact of memories on the speaker, revealing a deeper, more complex aspect to the short, simple poem.
The poem The natural and urban worlds portrays the difference between the natural and urban environments, especially criticizing the urban world. I was inspired to write this poem because I was walking in a park and noticed how the lushious green vegetation creates a completely different psychological environment. Therefore, in my poem, I tried to represent this by describing the natural environment positively while describing the urban environment both positively and negatively. Literally, this poem describes each environment using a list of characteristics that help characterize the environment as a whole. This poem can be somewhat interpreted as a criticism of the urban contemporary lifestyle because it criticizes cities, which can represent
Actress. Artist. Civil rights activist. Feminist. Poet. Maya Angelou was one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. She discussed topics that most people never would have, with open arms. She truly was a woman of many talents and her work will last throughout the ages. Maya Angelou. A true renaissance woman who will be remembered… if we make her works part of the American school curriculum.
Repetition is a strategy used to attract a person 's thoughtfulness regarding a sure thought. Consider school. On the off chance that an instructor needs to express what is on her mind, is she going to say it once? No, she is going to repeat it various times so it starts to sink in. The same works with the repeated verses in this epic. While the use of repetition does not necessarily mean a poem is wonderful, it does help it to stand out. Sometimes a little repetition goes a long way. But too much repetition can make the poem
In this poem the author E. E. Cummings also uses things like repetition, punctuation, and word order to convey certain messages to the reader. Cummings uses repetition to instill an enormous importance upon nature. Four aspect of nature (Sun, moon, stars, rain) are repeated three different times. The four seasons (spring summer autumn winter) are also repeated three different times, with each time the order being changed. This is done to place great importance on nature and also create an effect of time passing throughout the poem. With all of this, E. E. Cummings is able to create an overall theme; us as humans and society are not as important as we would like to think. Nature is larger than all of us and will continue to thrive long after we are gone.
Frost uses alliteration often in his short poem to convey a certain emotion of each line using repetition of the first letter of each word as demonstrated in the first line, “Green is gold.” This line makes the reader feel happy and content as the colors green and gold are said to make people feel joyful or at peace. Frost also uses metaphors twice in the poem by linking
One example that shows literary devices being used is the use of alliteration. Alliteration is used in nearly every single line throughout the entire poem. One example of alliteration being used in the poem was, “He held his head by the hair, high, in his head.” This is describing the Green Knight picking up and placing his head on his body after Gawain beheaded him. Another example of alliteration being used was, “Come or be counted as a coward, as is fitting.” This is the Green Knight asking Gawain to go
The poems in this essay both talk about being a woman. “Phenomenal Woman” by Maya Angelou is about more of a confident woman while “Woman” by Nikki Giovanni is about a woman who wants a man to change for her. The poems though very different, are also similar because they both talk about confidence as a woman. By the end of both poems the narrators both know that they are women who are strong and do not need anyone else 's acceptance but their own. They know their own self worth and that is enough for them.
Robert Frost was a great poet for many reasons. He was well known for the complexity of his poems and the imagery associated with it. He describes places, people, and interactions between them that you wouldn’t think about. He also used very intricate diction in his writing so everyone could understand and appreciate his work. The reason why he appeals to most people is that he tells life lesson’s in his poems. When you read a piece of his art you feel like you get all the benefits. One of Frost’s more popular poems is “Fire and Ice” and this poem is short but hits you with raw emotion. It explores the two forces and how they bring destruction to the world, while, “The Mending Wall," is slower paced and shows us that humans like separations