Trethewey immediately uses imagery to set the scene inviting your senses to help illustrate the image she has already relayed. This helped depict a more in-depth image of her poem “elegy”. After reading this poem several times, to build understanding, and break down literary elements; I came to the conclusion that Trethewey emphasizes the struggle to find balance. The balance between metaphor and symbolism, increasing throughout the entire poem showing battle between connotation and detonation. The struggle in which she used to connotation to portray the bigger picture, but also balanced out by denotation to show the subliminal messages of the relationship shared between the narrator’s father and herself.
“I want to jump into you and feel this life as you do Perhaps then I could give as you do perhaps then I could live as you do” Love is elastic(2015:1) When we want to express our deepest feelings, our fears, our concerns and our sense of nothingness, words sometimes seem inadequate. But in poetry, structures don’t matter, meaning does. We open our mouths and before we think of editing, or of what people will say, we speak.
Poetry is a very unique type of writing. Poetry allows people to express their emotions in a way they feel comfortable. Every poem has a meaning to it, whether it is talking about food, interest, or a moment in their lives. Readers often mistake the poet as the narrator, although in many cases this is true. Many poets are the narrators and the poems are about their personal life.
“Poets Word Choice” Mohamed Gomaa ENGL103-C Dr. Omar Sabbagh I pledge this is my own work This essay is about the use of word choices and metaphors in poems. I choose this topic because I believe the word choices and metaphors are the most effective way of expressing the meaning of the poem and delivering the feelings of the poet. To prove my point of view am going to discuss the different uses of words choices and metaphors in these poems "The Road Not Taken", "Your Last Drive" And "Afterwards". To start off, "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost, is a poem about being unique or different and taking the road that no one less takes. The Most important words in this poem are ‘Diverged’, ‘Undergrowth’, ‘Trodden’ and ‘yellow’.
Trying To Name What Doesn’t Change By Naomi Shihab Nye Introduction Naomi Shihab Nye is an American novelist and poet born in 1952. She is mostly known for her poetic works that looks at ordinary events in life from a different and interesting perspective. Her approach has been the use of events, people and objects to pass her messages. In this paper, the main focus is on her poem ‘Trying to Name What Doesn’t Change’ which was written and published in 1995.
Why are you so upset with gloom?” (“Still I Rise”). Angelou used questions to make the reader feel and understand her point of view. Maya Angelou’s work as a poet had very defined themes and styles. One of Angelou’s most iconic compositions is a poem of self-worth and perververenve deemed “Still I Rise.”
Poetry has always been used as a literary art form to express one’s intense emotions or feelings, but does poetry have a true meaning of reflecting on people’s lives? Despite of the situation the reader may be going through, many people find comfort in poetry to recover and discover new meanings in their lives by relating to the author’s intense literary point of view. Through my journey with poems, I try to see the eye of the author and feel one’s emotions by rereading this type of literature. On this journey, I discover new meanings and different interpretations from John Donne’s “The Flea” that reflects contemporaneous events.
There are a multitude of techniques poets use to make their poetry both pithy and complex. Due to the limitations of certain poetic forms, poets may be forced to use the devices of meter and diction to accurately express their commentary. Some poets may choose to use allusions to relate a number of scenarios to a certain theme, utilizing the historical context of these scenarios as further material for interpretation. Other poets may choose the opposite approach to economy, intentionally writing little, but carefully using diction and metaphor to allow the reader to “say a lot” themselves by interpreting the work in a number of different ways. Although the poets John Keats, W.H. Auden, and Sylvia Plath use these techniques differently, they
Ms. Sylvia Plath, an acknowledged poet and the English lecturer at Smith College, has been an inspiration to the youth in poetic realm. The varied assortment ranging from “Pursuit”, to “Mad Girl’s Love Song”, to “Spinster” has given the poetic foundation a varying aspect of confessionalism. Although of providing a new paradigm for poetry, Ms. Plath’s course is so indulged in expression that is making poetry excessively subjective. The use of poetry as a form to express personal emotions is recognized, but lack of reason and overwhelming depression with gender bias is hurtful for all. Subjectivism is an integral portion of poetry to express human emotions.
The above poem had been written in Spanish by Pablo Neruda and translated to Engilsh by Alfred Yankauer (poem has been taken from internet). INTERPRETATION: Whenever we read a poem, we think of the theme of the poem that actually refers to the subject of the poem, the tone of the poem that refers to the atmosphere, mood and feelings that are conveyed through the poem, the poetic devices used in the poem that describes the fascinating effect of the poem, it also enhances the beauty and help convey the theme and tone recursively. Poets use of many poetic devices such as Simile (that is a comparison between two things with the use of “like” or “as”), Metaphor (it is a direct comparison between two things without the use of like or as), Imagery(
Poetry Poetry is a type of literature that uses writing aesthetically to create a certain feel or emotion towards a topic. Nikki Giovanni, the poet of ‘The World is Not a Pleasant Place to Be’ and ‘Ego-Tripping’, uses these special techniques of writing to make her poetry speak to her readers. The two poems are connected with showing what the almighty power love has on your decisions but also on your life in general. At the same time, they are teaching you to be humble about your privileged accomplishments. Nikki Giovanni was born in Knoxville on June 7, 1943.
Art is expression through creativity that allows us to deliver a message that may be more significant than just words on a page. Art connects with people on a more emotional and spiritual level, and it is this that can help to drive home the artist’s message in his or her works. Natalie Czech’s “A Poem by Repetition by Allen Ginsberg” combines two powerful pieces of art, poetry and photography to create one cohesive piece of art. The art is inspired by writings documented in Ginsberg’s personal journal; not originally being a poet, Ginsberg later had his journal turned into a poem. Czech later discovered the poems and altered the ending to a broader form of self-appreciation, changing the last line of the poem from “anybody,” to “anything.”
Anne Sexton utilizes similes and metaphors to help portray messages to her readers. She sprinkles similes throughout her poetry in order for her audience to better understand what she is trying to express as well as explain
Both stories, well, one is a article and the other is a poem. Both of them talk about bullying, except the article I read is about cyberbullying and the ”Watch Out for the Claws” is just bullying in school and the poem is explaining the personalities of a bully. The poem uses cats as their examples of bullies, but the article uses real people and their stories of what happened to them when they were cyberbullied. Another similar thing is that both of them are in second person. The article is about some countries banning Facebook, because of the crimes of people
Imagery is defined as the use of “figurative language to represent objects, actions, and ideas” in a way to “appeal to our physical senses” (LiteraryDevices Editors). Washington Irving is an American author during the early ages of an independent America. Taking place before and after the American Revolution, Irving offers offers a unique perspective on small American towns. Throughout his short story Rip Van Winkle, Irving incorporates the element of imagery to connect the audience to the setting, relate the character to the audience, and enhance the reader's experience. Irving writes as the main character, Rip Van Winkle.