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.
In “Love is not all” Edna St. Vincent Millay uses a unique approach for a love poem, instead of describing what love is she describes what love is not. Even though she uses this original approach to a love poem she is still able to describe the importance of love. Edna is still able to portray her theme because she uses the structure, imagery, and alliteration in her poem to convey her theme that love may not be necessary for survival but life without love is a life not worth living. One of the biggest poetic techniques that Edna uses in her poem “Love is not all” is structure. The structure of Edna’s poem is an English Style Sonnet.
The use of Shakespearean language also gives it an underlying meaning of the words in the poem while “The Jewish Year” has the meaning of the poem plainly written and you can understand the it much easier. The Shakespearean language is something that the reader must ponder what each word actually means. Unlike “The Jewish Year” were all the meanings of the words is obvious in the poem. The underlying truth that God looks out for you and makes sure you have a new beginning at some
Small things similar to this aren't noticed because of its appearance. Additionally, the irony about the poem is that the word famous is used to describe simple things. Typically, in today’s world celebrities are made up of drama and are complicated characters. Lastly, there is a simile at the end of the eighth stanza, “famous as the one who smiled
The describes how much the speaker hates waiting for their loved one, and how she wishes she could just throw all that wasted time away. The poem hints at this throughout it’s entirety and then some. One of the ways Emily Dickinson makes the theme known is by the tone/attitude of the speaker. The speaker continuously makes remarks about time itself and how she doesn't appreciate the time she spends alone “if i could see you in a year, I’d wind the months in balls and put them each in separate drawers, until their time befalls” (Dickinson, 2nd stanza) This shows that the speaker is getting desperate for the attention of the person she’s waiting for. With the amount of desperation in the speaker's voice it can be assumed that whoever she’s waiting for is special to her heart.
Besides these similarities, the poems also differ in their themes, structures, and tones. The themes of the poems helped me realize that old age is not as terrible as it seems and that looking old does not mean we are also decaying on the inside. The structures of the poems allowed me to understand that they were chosen to maintain the flow of the words as well as to communicate the poems’ meanings in the best possible way. The tones of the poems reinforced what I know to be true about the different ways men and women view aging, with men not being very affected and women despairing. All of these separate inferences enabled me to conclude that all people view aging differently, though the majority of each gender feels one way, and that no matter how young you may feel on the inside, a part of you will always feel sad about the passage of
To start off, the specific word usage that Wayman chose to use gives off the impression that poets have their drawbacks. Not once throughout the poem does he put in a positive word for the poet. In order to look at the figurative meaning of the poem we should look at the literal meaning of the text. For instance, “Cannot recognize visual absurdities” (Wayman, line 10). This quite literally means that the poet has trouble recognizing or simply cannot recognize anything that is absurd visually.
Pastor Martin Niemoller’s work of literature is titled “First They Came.” This piece is identified as a poem, which is defined in the Longman Dictionary as a piece of literature that expresses emotions, experiences, ideas, especially in short lines using a rhyme scheme, but not always. On the other hand, Eve Bunting’s piece is titled “Terrible Things,” which is a short story, but more specifically an allegory. The purpose of Eve Bunting writing “Terrible Things” in the way that she did was to tell a story that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, but while keeping the audience entertained. “First They Came” was written to
Free verse, the name given to his modern style, characterizes itself mostly by insufficient rhyme and meter within the work. The dialect focused on cadence, or the natural rhythms of spoken language, and were often read in a song-like manner. Most of these poems also lack proper punctuation resulting in enjambment, or the running over of sentences. Those who read the work of Whitman considered him the master of literary devices, as he offered a plethora in each of his works. Cataloging, one of the most common devices in Whitman’s content, contains the creation of lists.
“Dream Deferred” by Langston Hughes and “Hope” is the thing with feathers by Emily Dickinson both have similarities and differences. These poems are very appealing because of the message behind them. The differences and similarities that will be comparing the poems by will be the message, the poetry elements, and the tone of the poems. We can all agree that Langston Hughes and Emily Dickinson didn’t live the same lifestyle but they must have some differences and similarities that will be shown in these poems. The message is probably one of the most important features of a poem if the author is trying to explain something.