The book and the poem have great works and uses of literary devices that show us that love is an unbreakable bond. The poem uses metaphorical symbolism to reveal that his emotions are as enormous as an ocean. Knowing that this poem is a metaphor we can assume see that the textual evidence is very keen and mild to find. However, the poem uses other ways to convey its messages such as hyperboles. In the last line, it indicated the hyperbole by mentioning, “ Below us, as far as my eyes could see”Tennyson 12.
Secondly, the poem “I Can Stand Him No Longer” also incorporates and develops the thematic topic of guiltiness all along. In the poem, the man states “A heavy conscience will always make what’s hidden revealed” In this situation, the man means to say that a strong feeling, in this case, guilt, can make what 's hidden revealed to everyone. So, the author uses an Oxymoron which in this case, is “conscience” to convey to the reader that there is a deeper level of truth in this sentence. And that by saying “conscience,” the author does not mean any random feeling but instead, is trying to signal the reader that the man is referring to the specific feeling of guiltiness. This is because a person’s actions are a result of his/her emotions and consequently, the person would do anything, without giving any second thought to what he/she is about to do, and that may lead to the revealing of something hidden such as secrets and etc.
“Ars Poetica”, written by Archibald MacLeish, is a Modernist poem that, through careful sensory images, provides guidelines and clear examples of the true form of poetry, and in effect, the poem reveals how life should be lived. “Ars Poetica” is a beacon poem of the Imagist era, yet, at the same time, breaks many Modernist traditions. Similes are utilized throughout the poem to provide examples of how a poem should be brought into existence and evoke instantaneous feelings. “Ars Poetica” breaks the cardinal sin of Imagist poetry, “wordiness”, when it uses repetition to bring across, surprisingly, the core idea of Imagism. This ingenious contrast and contradiction within the poem, presented through imagery, is yet another angle used by MacLeish
This paper will describe how Thomas uses a series of brilliant poetic strategies such as diction, structure and rhythm to suggest that all men, while different in character, should passionately resist the inevitability of death. To begin, diction is a powerful poetic device used to craft meaningful imagery, metonymy, and figurative language in this poem. In fact, the poet demonstrates this from the very beginning. In the first stanza of elegy, poignant words that stick out are “night,” “burn,” “rave,” “rage,” and “dying” to convey the solemnness of the work of writing that is to follow. Dylan Thomas expertly chooses
For example, the arrangement of “I don’t enjoy it here squatting on this island” and “I don’t enjoy singing this trio” (Atwood, 14-17). Is the combination of parallelism, anaphora, and enjambment. It seems the poet deliberately puts two lines in two adjacent stanzas to create a tone of impulsiveness in which both the siren’s tedium and eagerness to leave are joined together. The use of parallelism, anaphora, and enjambment somewhat reveals the intention of the author, that the representation of the siren’s eagerness to leave is emphasized. In addition, the author extensively uses personification in this poem.
He demonstrated the natural conduct of humans which consists on the survival instinct characterized by acting without thinking about the repercussions of decisions. Consequently, by condemning Julia into a terrible punishment, he felt everything was lost. The romantic tone used in this piece of work addresses to a sentimental audience. In regard to the type of language, it refers to a quite casual style in phrases as ¨ Even though, I accepted to move on as you did ¨ or ¨ my cowardliness beat me turning the enamoured man into a confederate of corruption, a nationalistic comrade ¨ combined with a sophisticated level of vocabulary using words like ¨insurgent¨ . In this way, this letter intends to take readers into an introspective trip without return realizing that love can heal anything.
In both, “Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou and Mary Oliver’s “The Journey”, the speaker utilizes a different style of diction and figurative language in order to appeal to their different audiences regarding two similar yet different subjects. Both poems ultimately suggests one to fight against matters that are deemed oppressive in order to move towards a brighter future although their purpose is depicted differently. This message is effectively delivered through the use of different methods of tone: Angelou utilizes a sarcastic and defiant tone, whereas Oliver settles on a more troubled and assured tone. In Maya Angelou’s poem, Angelou has no problem criticizing society for its discrimination between race and gender and promptly lays out a suggestion for gender equality and the elimination of racial discrimination through the use of rhythm, varied diction and sarcastic remarks embodied in figurative languages. She directly faces her oppressors while mocking the wrong of society by using lines such as “I laugh like I got gold mines” and “Does my haughtiness offend you” (Angelou 1).
L'état de Belgique/The State of Belgium Before examining the novel, the reader must consider the time period which the book was written in and how it influenced Conrad’s writing. The country of Belgium, even when it gained independence in 1831, has always suffered problems like any other 19th century nation. Belgium was plagued with many internal and external problems. Many historians believe that ”Belgium’s oldest division was that between anticlerical liberalism and political Catholicism. The country’s “culture wars” were among the hottest in Europe between the 1850s and the 1880s, culminating in a guerre scolaire (1879–84) that left deep wounds on the local level.
Here, Yeats attempts to preempt a shift in gender roles and the consequence this may have on cultural norms in society. Yeats presents to his readers “inherited generic norms of love poetry against feminist objections and demands” through the male voice Robartes (Cullingford, 92). Yeats does this through representing a dialogue between the male and his traditional values and the progressive feminist, highlighting their differences in opinion. The poem begins with the Robartes stating that a woman is most “wise” when she is “plain”, and free of any opinion (Albright, 223). The revolutionary aspect of this poem is demonstrated by the woman who questions Robartes saying “May I not put myself to college” (Albright, 223).
Consequently, poets were under the influence of the political events of the time and reacted to them by writing the politically symbolic poetry. Samuel Taylor Coleridge was one of the romantic poets who inserted the political concepts and symbols into some of his poems. Coleridge tended to speak about the interdependence of life and death through symbolic, metaphorical, and allegorical devices, because they offered him the opportunity to show interdependence of nature, man, and God in a very complex way. There could always be found numerous meanings on various levels. Not a straight- forward way of exploring the human existence and its termination was the theme found worthy of going into because Coleridge wanted to go through the haze of the mysterious in order to reach the realm of wisdom in the