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.
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. Portraying unpleasant things to tell the truth about war would assent with Dreiser 's theory that the job of the author is to “express what we see honestly and without subterfuge” (155).
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. Accepting the darkness within oneself allows the resurrection process on both a personal and societal level.
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. The two stories contrast in each other in very interesting ways.
“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. Throughout her poetry she remains honest, painting an unflattering self-portrait through lyrical beauty, allowing us to empathize with her.
“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. Cheng writes this poem ironically in sonnet form, as sonnets are typically written about love.
This poem helps the reader to further understand the real events behind the poem by using figurative language, imagery, and repetition of phrases and words. The author, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, uses figurative language throughout the poem. The usage of figurative language can show the reader a deeper meaning of the poem. For example, in lines 24-25 it says, “Into the jaws of Death, Into the mouth of Hell.” This represents an idiom and helps the reader understand the dangers of going into this gruesome battle. Another example in line 3 is, “… valley of Death.” Of course this isn't an actual valley, but it does represent how the battleground was grim and many men had died.
Well, I do not think there could be something more added, as long as we are all aware of the fact that poetry is a fine art that requires not only a developed vocabulary, but also a brilliant mind to put all those words in a specific order. (Billy Mills,2008) A Romanian writer, Tudor Arghezi , wrote in his poem Testament that he had chosen for his poem only “right words” : “Eu am ivit cuvinte potrivite”. That means he did a tough work to find the exact words, so that the reader could be able to understand the