When reading poetry, I use his three main rules to understand the work; without these rules comparing a pilgrim to a poetry reader understand poems would still be difficult. The comparison gives readers a mind set to shift to, one of a pilgrim in a new land. This opens the readers mind just as the pilgrims opened their minds to new ways of life. Most poems are based on emotions, these feelings can be different from reader to writer. by following Hirsch’s
The author implicates feelings of resentment fused with a loving reliance on his father. For example, the first two lines of the poem read, "The whiskey on your breath/ Could make a small boy dizzy" (269). This excerpt appears to set a dark mood for the entire rest of the poem. By the first two lines, the reader may already see how this man feels about his father 's drunkenness. However, the last two lines of the poem suggest feelings other than resentment, “Then waltzed me off to bed/ Still clinging to your shirt” (269).
These lines also give the conclusion that he did not just love his son, but that he liked him and enjoyed his company. The entire poem revolves around the many feelings Ben Jonson has about the death of his son. Lines 7 and 8 say that “To have so soon ‘scaped world’s and flesh’s rage / And, if no other misery, yet age?” These two lines show the reader Ben Jonson’s opinion of death in general. The use of the word “ ‘scaped” gives the impression that to be alive is not something enjoyable or to be celebrated, but something to flee from. The only issue the speaker sees in the death of his son
Having to read about how a young childish boy falls in love with his best friend 's older sister really makes you think about how you were once this boys age, and once had that young love. Reading about Gabriel and his non returning love from his wife makes you hope that you never have to go through something like that yourself. James Joyce does a phenomenal job at explaining how the realization of both the boy and the old man don’t get the love they feel they deserve/ want. The ages of both protagonists might be different, but the overall feeling of losing someone or something is the same. The amount of time that the little boy did in waiting for the nerve to talk to the girl, the waiting for school to be over so he could see her,
It is when De Morier examines everyday lives of his flawed, yet remorseful characters, that Thirty-three Cecils is most engrossing. Using two narrators in the novel is a clever move by de Morier, allowing him to stress the differences - and similarities - between two men. While Walker often muses on his life with certain sad humor, Riley 's journal, while not as articulate, feel more visceral. Both of them hunger for a chance to start anew, but their self-confidence is achingly, cripplingly
Much like figurative language improves basic language, the use of similes, metaphors and symbolism add to the reader’s experience. By using figurative language, a writer draws his reader into the world he has made, which then urges the reader to be a dynamic member of it - to feel what the persona feels, to see what they see. For me, in spite of the advantages given by the usage of figurative language, there is the risk for the poet that the audience may not be able to recognize “what is meant from what is said” (Dibbs 2). But when a poem is understandable, “when it conveys new poetic insights about human experience”, we acknowledge that author for possessing a unique scholarly endowment (Dibbs
‘I Wanna Be Yours’ by john cooper Clark portrays the emotive experience of being in love. ‘Our Love Now‘ by Martyn Lowery shows how the broken devastating side of a failing relationship which is heading in a mournful direction is made manifest. ‘I wanna be yours’ is a short poem with very few words and an includes a very rhythmic tune, an example is ‘I wanna’ . This gives an impression of a positive and pressure less relationship and causes the reader to feel
“Who Am I?” is a poem condensed and modified by Gilbert Wrenn. This poem could possibly mean that the speaker is questioning his own identity. Unlike most titles, this title is not straightforward and it is also a question which means that even the speaker of this poem has a sense of unsurety. The author of this poem is quite clever because the title compels the audience to continue reading in order to answer the question: “Who Am I?” This poem expresses the basic reality for everyone. The author uses symbolic words such as “masks” and he constantly proclaims that these masks hides his true personality.
However, as he tells Lionel more and more about his childhood, it appears that their relationship was not so good after all. David used to tease him as a child, which his father encouraged. I think these family issues affected the relationship between the two brothers as adults too. Especially when David was favored as a child, because of his future title as the king. But when their father died, David bailed, leaving the hard work as a king to Albert.