Her tone, here, seems to be controlling through the use of imperatives because she is concerned about him and his love. Burns also uses alliteration – “dark despair” which places emphasis on his emotions that he lost something that he could never have. Burns also repeats the last stanza to the first stanza which states that he is still that broken-hearted lover left in despair; the rhyming couplet being used at the end refers overall feelings and last words. However Rossetti shows no use of a rhyming couplet suggesting that there is unfinished
The two poems contain complimentary warnings with Prufrock’s being in real time and the Hollow Men’s coming after the decline of humanity. In Prufrock’s love story, we see the consequences of indecisiveness in the context of one man: the realization life has been purposeless and devoid of meaning. But the Hollow Men’s cautionary tale depicts the effects of societal inaction and indecision: a world devoid of reality and meaning with its whole population bound up, blind and immobile. The men failed to use their voices and now are mute. They failed to use their eyes and now are blind.
There as been countless interpretations of “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”, it seems as if everyone sees it as something else. How is this possible? T. S. Eliot was a brilliant writer, and he wrote this peom in a way that would be hard to understand and interpret. Eliot wanted the people reading it to come up with their own way of descerning what it ment. Many may argue, that their view of the poem is correct, but Eliot would have to disagree.
The poem of Love (III) by George Herbert, is a lyric poem that takes place with the persona who is entering heaven. The persona shifts feelings in the poem because it deals with a relationship between him and the Creator. It starts off first, as if the persona is unworthy, sinful, and dusty, and he should not enter heaven. Yet, Love tells the person that he should, and the way the word “love” is used is to describe God. The person mentions he cannot see Love (God) because he does not deserve to, and he should go to hell.
It is hard to confront what one has always believed and then discover little to none of it is based on a hundred percent truths. In a personal interview, Brownstein says about "My Period of Desperation (Degradation)" that the Desperation poem is "how I began to dig into the subject matter and—like when you pick at a scab—uncover more and more truths." He says these words because this poem is one of the first one he wrote after discovering the truth of Palestine. The poet starts with a brief introduction about himself and about his "people's history" (7). Brownstein is totally aware of what is happening in Palestine and this leads him to write such poems.
My Captain!” clearly displays how much emotion he as along with the strategies he uses to create the poem and shows what he is trying to portray. First, before even reading the first line, the title exhibits a great deal of emotion by having and explanation points and “O”, showing the weeping noise of someone that is morning. Moving on to the structure of the poem, it is a free verse poem with six stanzas with four lines in each stanza. After then reading the poem, a rhyme scheme throughout the whole poem can’t be found, but there are rhyming words and slant rhymes hinted throughout the poem, for example “hear” and “near” on line number 3. Why Whitman did this is because it is bring a light sense of feeling and makes it more appealing to hear.
This is specifically articulated in the concluding lines of the poem. Wyatt concludes the poem by having the male character state, “drowned is reason that should me consort (accompany), and I remain despairing of the port”. Audience can determine from these lines that the male character is declaring that though he has drowned the love of his life with reasons for her to be with him, because she does not reciprocate those feelings he has no hope that he will ever get unlost. He will remain distant from the port or landing of the ship from the sharp storm of love. On the other hand, Sidney concludes Astrophil and Stella by declaring, “now hath made me to his hand so right, that in the manage myself takes delight”.
This seems to suggest that women that grow up are no longer capable of catching men’s eye and therefore are not worth anything anymore. However, since there is no way of knowing what age the girls he is referring to are, no conclusions can be drawn as to if he is correct. If the speaker was referring to younger virgins who are not even of age yet, this poem takes a nasty twist, but under the assumption that the virgins are young adults, Herrick may have some truth to his lustful poetry. “Gather ye rosebuds while ye may, old time is still a-flying; and this same flower that smiles today tomorrow will be dying” (Herrick lines 1-4). Herrick is of course turning back to the fact that time does not wait for anyone and that if this
As reading thru the poem “The love song of J. Alfred Prufrock” I was able to relate in many ways to Prufrock’s point of view on life/women to my personal experiences with men/my point of view on. I came to an understanding at the end of the poem how some of Prufrock’s characteristic traits kind of go along with the traits of some women today. Prufrock is a man who is selfless, insecure, and can be indecisive or hesitant at times. For example, one thing I was able to relate with Prufrock is how we both can be very insecure about ourselves, as well as having the lack of confidence, hesitating on going up to that certain person that has caught our eye because we think we are either putting ourselves out there too much being afraid of being shut down by them. At times, it is a constant reminder how men now and days are not like how they used to be, not having many similarities to Prufrock.
In ‘On My Songs’ by Wilfred Owen, his ideas about poetry and its importance are voiced throughout the duration of the poem. He does this by using various techniques like metaphors, diction, and personification amongst others. One of the main ideas we can gather from this poem is that he believes that poetry is a form of release. It begins with: ‘Though unseen Poets, many and many a time/ Have answered me as if they knew my woe/…fashioned so their rime…easing the flow/ Of my dumb tears’. In this quote, Owen seems to be paying homage to all the romantic poets (like Keats and Shelly) whose poetry has been able to soothe him and has even often resounded deeply with his situation or with the problems he was going through.