Each stanza also makes the readers question their opinions and their understanding of the poem and the street. While analyzing Kenneth’s poem we see his use of imagery , personification, metaphorical language and repetition. With the end of each stanza repeating the words “you find this ugly, I find this lovely” the use of repetition gives the audience the sense of how the poet is displaying his message with this literary technique. The repetition also gives insight in how he see’s something that everyone calls ugly as something beautiful. The readers are also always drawn back to processing their opinions with his use
The poet Billy Collins is more enjoyable than William Carlos Williams due to his more advanced deconstruction of the poetic form and allusions to imagery of amazing events and people without ever going directly into needless, excessive imagery. Williams is more brief in his explanations, a talent few poets seem to have, but Collin's style is more explanatory. He will support his ideas extensively, where Williams focuses on reading between the stanzas of his poems, often combined with prior knowledge. Such as in "Landscape with the Fall of Icarus", where Brughel's artwork is important in understanding the purpose of the poem. Coupled with very simple language, Williams prefers to keep the poems simple, but the deeper meaning complex.
The poem “The Tyger” by William Blake vividly describes an unknown being that is both beautiful and dangerous. Blake compares beauty and danger and how each trait adds to the other. William Blake does this by creating a tone of awe and intensity, using the literary devices diction, syntax, figurative language, and imagery. William Blake uses diction or his own unique word choices to add to the tone by using words like “burning bright,” and “fearful symmetry.” These word choices add to to the intensity of the tone.
Edna uses several poetic techniques for many different reasons as well as one main reason of portraying the theme. Without these poetic techniques Edna would not have been able to portray her theme as well as she did in “Love is not all”. The unique approach and the use of structure alliteration and imagery that Edna uses in the poem all help to portray the theme of the poem as well as make the poem fun to read and
Within his short story, Chickamauga, Bierce is able to depict a realistic version of war and the devastation it creates through the application of imagery in his writing. The author administers imagery, which the literary diction defines as the use of “figurative language to represent objects, actions, and ideas in such a way that it appeals to our physical sense,” (LiteraryDevice Editors) in order to visually represent the gruesome reality of the culture at the time. More precisely, the ghastly illustration of the soldiers, behavior of the child, and comparisons of mankind to animalistic forms, add to the detail of the story and solidifies Bierce’s assertion that war is not glory, but destruction. In representing the story in such a way, Bierce illustrates how even the most innocent of creatures can enact cruelty by representing the little boy as the embodiment of both childish curiosity and ignorance.
While, ‘Tuck the darkness in’ utilizes imagery to give specific words a connotation, ‘Anthem’ employs symbolism and allusion.) The message the artists convey in their complementary interpretation of the themes is prominent in the chorus of Anthem, where it states that ‘There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.’ This quote supports the belief that man is inherently evil, due to Adam and Eve 's expulsion from the Gardens of Eden. In my opinion, this innate darkness allows humanity to strive for adversity and optimism.
Ray Bradbury’s short story, There Will Come Soft Rains, has elements of destruction, and what the future holds for mankind. It tells the story of a self operating house that carries out its day to day duties as , after a nuclear holocaust has occurred. In addition to this short story Rad Bradbury includes a poem by the same name written by Sarah Teasdale’s. While these two pieces of literature resemble each other in many ways, they also differentiate in just as many.
“Bishop’s carefully judged use of language aids the reader to uncover the intensity of feeling in her poetry.” Elizabeth Bishop’s superb use of language in her introspective poetry allows the reader to grasp a better understand of feeling in her poetry. Bishop’s concentration of minor details led to her being referred to as a “miniaturist”, however this allows her to paint vivid imagery, immersing the reader in her chosen scenario. Through descriptive detail, use of metaphor, simile, and many other excellently executed stylistic devices, the reader can almost feel the emotion being conveyed. Bishop clearly demonstrates her innate talent to communicate environments at ease.
Through the representation of nature 's characteristics discussed in "There Will Come Soft Rains," I was able to combine and incorporate various aspects of the poem into my artwork, therefore creating numerous connections between the two works. “There Will Come Soft Rains” starts with the serene perspective about nature, as different creatures are described and placed in a tranquil and harmonic setting. As the poem progresses, readers are introduced to a sudden and negative turn and tone about humanity’s destruction and violence, all of which nature proves to be careless and content about. Throughout the poem, the different vocabulary and consonance used brought a soft, airy, and feathery tone, continuously emphasizing the positivity in the
“Report to Wordsworth” by Boey Kim Cheng and “Lament” by Gillian Clarke are the two poems I am exploring in this essay, specifically on how the common theme of human destruction of nature is presented. In “Report to Wordsworth”, Cheng explores the damage of nature caused by humans and man’s reckless attitude towards this. In “Lament”, the idea of the damage of oceans from the Gulf War is explored. In “Report to Wordsworth”, Boey Kim Cheng explores the theme of human destruction of nature as a response to William Wordsworth, an romantic poet who celebrated nature’s beauty in his poetry.
The poem “The Vacuum” by Howard Nemerov tells the life of an old man after the horrific loss of his wife. His wife did everything he could ever imagine for him. She was his heart and soul and didn’t know what to do without her. The man saw her as his hero. Throughout the poem the man struggles to keep his emotions in as he thinks his wife soul has traveled to inside the vacuum.
Injustice is appeared through the writing styles of the poems as both poets emphasize points with different approaches to demonstrate the injustice that has appeared. Long soldier’s narrative approach within her poem puts emphasis unintentionally on certain history events. She states “In the preceding sentence, the word “starved” does not need italics for emphasis.” (Page 5). This narration is a suggestion of the way we should read the line.
Transcendentalism can be described a philosophy that asserts the primacy of the spiritual and transcendental over the material and observational. Throughout the late 1800s and early 1900s, many transcendental writers emerged. Many of who wrote about different transcendental ideals. When comparing the two poems, “anyone lived in a pretty how town” by E. E. Cummings, and “Tia Chucha” by Luis Rodriguez, one can undoubtedly see the differences between some of the transcendentalist values. Although both written by transcendentalist authors, each of these poems branch off into completely different sides of transcendentalist thought.