This poem helps the reader to further understand the real events behind the poem by using figurative language, imagery, and repetition of phrases and words. The author, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, uses figurative language throughout the poem. The usage of figurative language can show the reader a deeper meaning of the poem. For example, in lines 24-25 it says, “Into the jaws of Death, Into the mouth of Hell.” This represents an idiom and helps the reader understand the dangers of going into this gruesome battle. Another example in line 3 is, “… valley of Death.” Of course this isn't an actual valley, but it does represent how the battleground was grim and many men had died.
The metaphors that the poet uses do not only show the reader that the speaker is pregnant, but they also show how the speaker feels about the pregnancy. Both imagery and figurative language are important to the portrayal of the purpose of poems for the audience. Some poems can use imagery and figurative language to do this; others use one or the other to accomplish the goal of the poet. “I felt a Funeral, in my Brain” uses mostly imagery to allow the readers to comprehend the full meaning of the poem. “Metaphors” uses a type of figurative language to show the reader the development of the speaker’s attitude and the purpose of the
The third and final example of diction in the poem is ”Write/ if you can. If you can, give us a song” (lines 13-14). If an individual has an opportunity to tell their story they should take it. The figurative language in the poem “Sign Your Name” by Kim Addonizio allows the reader The first example of figurative language in the poem is “..., maybe your hand/ is scrabbling in a few dirty grains” (lines 5-6). Addonizio uses figurative language in this line of the poem to The second example of figurative language in the poem is “of rice, or you're licking a tin plate/ or just your fly-crawled lips…” (lines 7-8).
Personification is used to establish the idea that Chicago as a whole is happy despite the challenges it faces. The figurative language used in “Lucinda Matlock” is mainly parallelism, which, as used in this poem, helps emphasize to the audience a main point of the poem. The speaker tells what she did with her life after facing great tragedy when she says “I spun, I wove, I kept the house, I nursed the sick,/I made the garden” (10-11). The usage of parallelism with starting every statement with “I” makes it noticeable to the audience what the speaker wants them to know: she continues on with her life and remains content even after persevering through hard times. The third poem, “Mrs.
Compare how tension is presented in the two poems. Tension is presented within Catrin through the poet; Gillian Clarke, and her child. However, due to the fact that no names are used apart from the title it can be interpreted to any reader with children in order to broaden the range of the audience ( also because there is no specification of gender). The tension is seen in two different ways within the two stanzas. The tension presented in the first stanza is due to childbirth, and the pain and difficulty involved with that.
The poem uses implicit repetition more so than explicit repetition. Repetition is very effective when trying to convey a message, if a professor repeats a concept, it is most likely important to note; alike, Marvell does the same thing. There are few examples of explicit repetition expect for the word "man" and the pronoun "he". The word "man" is repeated twice throughout the poem but implied enough by male pronouns. The word man in the context of this poem, implies mankind in its entirety.
Dove structures her poem into three distinct stanzas each with a different subject of focus; this structure develops a storyline plot that makes the poem flow more smoothly and allows the meaning of the poem to be deeper than just recounting an experience. I mimicked the structure and storyline plot in my poem because it presents the issue in a methodical and clear order and also enables me to develop the deeper meaning of my poem. In the first stanza, she expresses that she wants space alone to think, but is surrounded by reminders of her role as a mother everywhere, so she decides to retreat to nature. Similarly, in my first stanza I introduce the problem of ethnic identity that I faced in this situation: that I feel strangled by all the expectations that are directly and indirectly put on me in the from the highly competitive Metropolitan society in which I was raised. I am constantly reminded of what society thinks I should be achieving and doing as a female, high school student and try out for the cross-country team to try to escape.
Finally, a metaphor is used to associate the speaker’s life and the passage through the swamp. Mary Oliver loads her poem with visual imagery to the point where the readers feel like they are actually there. The imagery is what makes the readers know how the speaker is feeling. “My bones knock together at the pale joints…” explains how the speaker has challenges walking through the swap. Another example of visual imagery would in this poem would be “trying for every foothold, finger hold” which creates the image of nothing to grab on to.
The repetition places emphasis on the message the author is trying to convey, such as, “Down still unceasingly still inevitably down” (Poe 277). When the narrator explains the pendulums movement “Down” is repeated to place emphasis on how fast it’s descending toward him, however, the repetition also adds to the suspense of the novel because the audience does not know what will happen to the narrator and will begin to worry as the pendulum closes in on him. Another, example is “Light flashed suddenly through the gloom, and has suddenly faded away” the repeated word “suddenly” tells the reader of an unexpected event of a door opening and closing which means the narrator is actually being watched while he is in his cell. Such an unexpected event makes a reader curious as to who is watching the main character, why they are watching and what is going to happen to him. Poe address all these questions through the sequence of the
The structure of the poem is also purposely chosen to set the theme. In each stanza, the first two sentences show present time, while the last two are the Lawrence’s flashbacks into his childhood. This clear contrast within each stanza is backed by the rhyme scheme of AABB. Supporting the tone, language and structure, literary devices are also used effectively to further highlight the theme of nostalgia. In line three, the poet uses an onomatopoeia, “in the boom of the tingling”.