Throughout “Letter One,” two central ideas emerge: individuality is the most important thing in writing and beauty comes from within your soul. Rilke’s word choice develops the two central ideas and establishes tone throughout the three sections. In the first section of “Letter One,” Rilke writes in a very serious and
American poet, Robert Frost in his melancholy poem, “Nothing Gold Can Stay” presents the idea of nothing good lasting forever while using nature as a paradigm. This is represented through seasons with each season representing a different mood or stage in the cycle of growth. He develops his message through the personification of nature to show the drastic changes of plants. Specifically, this is presented in first couplet of the poem “Nature 's first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold.” The line mentioned is giving nature human characteristics of possession and movement to enhance the meaning behind the words relating to the spring season. Additionally, symbolism is scattered throughout like the use of the biblical paradise Eden.
Both of the works focus on what the morning means on a deeper level. They make the recipient deliberate the meaning of nature and its beauty by using their imagination. Emily Dickinson’s Will there really be a “Morning”? is incredibly short, and that is what makes it brilliant. The author uses very few words, but the questions the poem asks really makes you ponder what morning and other times of the day really mean.
The readers can even relate to Death because of the feelings he/she acquires through the actions of man in the book. Readers can see from Death’s point of view on why he’s haunted by humans, and it’s because of his/her confusion on how man is complicated in that it can be both brutal and also at the same time compassionate. Through this, Death provides a direct mirror view of mankind. By using second person authorial, readers are able to feel more connected within the book. Death seems more welcoming, inviting the reader to see things his/her way.
Tone is the attitude of the poem and it is perfectly clear that this tone is a mixture of tragedy and depression. I get the clue of depression from the accident, family reaction to his death, and the title. The title is a wee-bit depressing because of the background to it. The title is from a Shakespeare piece called “Macbeth” the actual verbalization of the title is “Out, out, brief candle!” and that certain line is presenting the pointlessness of life, which does refer to the poem and creates an allusion. The sense of tragedy is also from his treatment by his family, but also, his death.
On the other hand, Robert Frost only talks about himself, which makes it first person, by seeing at the poem, “I”. The use of “I” makes it first person and he consistently talks about himself in the poem. These are linked with uncertainty of life through the point of view of both poems. In addition this makes the poem heavier about the uncertainty of life by the point of view and symbol. It is important to
He also finds out that he was not the only one when he says that ‘I saw pale kings and princes too. They also use repetition when he says that they were all ‘death pale’. This is showing that other important and significant people fell into her trap as well and ended in the same fate. Imagery and symbolism is found in various parts of the poem. In line 3, the ‘sedge is wither’d’, symbolizing that the environment is near autumn.
The listener or listeners’ presence is not directly referenced but merely suggested in the persona’s words. The third characteristic observed in the love song is that the primary focus is the development and revelation of the persona’s character. The poem is modernized by the poet by removing the implied listeners and focusing on Prufrock’s interiority and isolation (Kumar &
Eyes are strong indication on what a person is thinking or feeling so when the speaker describes the eyes around them as dry this implies that the speaker is aware of the sorrow surrounding them. This gives another insight and first person view for the reader on how dying would be like. Similarly, as another shared experience between the reader and the speaker is the light in the light fading in the last few lines. Dickinson is most likely incorporating the well know speculation that when an individual passes on or enters the afterlife they see a glowing light in the
2 Theories on the sad film paradox and their characteristics The following section summarizes different theoretical approaches that try to ex-plain the sad film paradox. 2.1 Catharsis Theory Crying might be the result of negative emotions but it can indeed have a healing function and thus a positive effect (Trimble, 2012). Lazarus (1991) applied this general concept on film theory and the genre of tragedy. Therefore, sad films are considered to have a cathartic and cleansing result on mental health. Watching a drama movie makes the recipient cry, which leads to a sensation of relief (Lazarus, 1991).