The Role of Art in “The Fall of the House of Usher Art can be expressed within writing pieces, poems and short stories in various types of forms. Edgar Allen Poe uses music as a form of art to help the main character Roderick try to cope with his unstable state of mind. Roderick experiences moral dilemmas and music serves to distort his feelings unintentionally. Simiraily, the ancient greek philosopher Aristotle believed that for a balance of life one needs to encounter the bad experiences in order to feel better and move on to better times. Furthermore, his belief was focused that one needs to participate in negative emotions to relieve the pain that he or she feels.
The poem is not good to read only because of its subject, however. The use of repetition and symbolism in “Blink Your Eyes” adds more depth to the poem, and highlights the societal issues that the author and others of his race have felt. Use of repetition in poetry directs the reader 's attention to that word or phrase, as Sundiata does in “Blink Your Eyes.” Along with how the stanzas are formed, the repetition used sets a pace to the poem. In the first stanza, Sundiata writes “thru a red light red light red light” (Sundiata 503). The use of repetition here is smart, because the “red light” that is spoken of has two meanings and is crucial to the overall theme of the poem.
They now are putting themselves in the shoes of a bystander. This creates a logic of, if I hate him for not standing up in that situation, and I am him in another situation, then I would hate myself. Therefore, there is a new self-motivation created from the audience for the audience to stand up. Now in an effort not to fall into his very same position they will be more likely to stand up which means he did effectively use logos to achieve his goal. Over all, Sam Cook’s spoken word poem “Flat Land” effectively used ethos pathos and logos to achieve its purpose.
The tone of the poem refers to the attitude of the poet as well as the poet’s emotional colouring of the poem. The tone of this poem is personal as she refers to “I” and “You” on a constant basis throughout the poem. She is also questioning the reader by the use of the words “you” which contributes to the personal tone of the poem. The overall tone of the poem is bitter, angry as well as self-confident. As you read the title of the poem and the repetition of the words “I rise” you realize that the poem’s tone is one of triumph and of winning.
The author utilizes multiple metaphors in the poem to create vivid imagery in readers’ mind about the poem. Additionally, John Brehm widely utilizes nautical metaphors to bring out its intentions. For instance, the poem is entitled “the sea of faith.” The term “Sea” is used to show how deep, broad, and everlasting the act of “faith” can be. John Brehm does not mean a geographical body of water, but rather that the way people are unsure about faith and the level of believing, as though one is drifting on water without the reassurance of firm ground beneath his or her feet. The comparison made is people’s faith to a full body of water.
The rambunctious sea is an important element in the novel, it forebodes for evil and help to establish the sense anxiety . 31 “ I could see the sea from the terrace, and the lawns. It looked grey and uninviting, great rollers sweeping into the bay past the beacon on the headland” (R.,P.130). The sea carries a great secret; the secret of Rebecca’s boat is in the bottom of it . So, as people’s mood is reflected on their behavior , the sea is treated as a person whose mood is reflected on [his] behavior, the sea behaves wildly and hits the waves to reflect the horror that [he] witnesses and the big burden [he] carries and signaling a warning to the strangers .
Personally, I believe that Tony Hoagland’s poem “The Change” is not racially complex, but just flat out racist. For him to ‘create’ a persona that has views that we see throughout the poem, seems like you would have to dig so deep within yourself to even be able to write something like this. I feel that by him saying that he had created a persona for this poem, is him trying to hide behind an excuse once he saw the responses that the poem elicited. The reason I feel that the poem is racist is because of the language he uses and the pictures he creates. The line “Some tough little European blonde pitted against that big black girl from Alabama” creates this image in our minds that this black tennis player is this huge woman that the small white European player needs to be protected from.
Additionally, Poe applies connotative diction to his short story to make it more effective. Undoubtedly, Poe includes connotative words that suggest danger in his story. For instance, he states, “‘True—true,” I replied; “and, indeed, I had no intention of alarming you unnecessarily; but you should use all proper caution”’(Poe, 61). Poe’s use of the words “alarming” and “caution” show connotative diction and cause the mood to feel a bit dangerous and threatening. The author also adds eerie and dark words to add to the connotative diction of the story.
(Mendelsohn 75) Thus, the issue of translating is important concerning the interpretation of this poem. If there were mistakes in the translation, an inaccurate portrayal would change the way people view the poem. Moreover, in his article Mendelsohn mentions how another version of the same poem had included additional lines that added a “triumphant assertion of the power of beauty, of the “finer things”—of poetry itself” (77) to the poem’s ending. These lines completely change the tone and feel, and give the poem a more powerful and appreciative, up lifting tone. The difference in the ending compared to the new version of “Old Age Poem” displays how small changes in a primary source can influence the audience’s viewpoint.
Arnold 's portrayal of the ocean and the naturalistic scene around him passes on his vulnerability about nature. In spite of the fact that the ballad starts with apparently positive lingual authority in the principal stanza, the mind-set rapidly changes as the speaker utilizes manys more negative words. After first portraying the surroundings as "flickering" and "quiet," (line 5) Arnold begins to use modifiers, for example, "grinding" and "tremulous" (line 12). All through whatever remains of the lyric, he depicts the scene and