Silence is golden. Elie Wiesel states that “being silent means being complicit”. But that’s not true. Because there are plenty of stories where people go above and beyond the call of duty and end up making the situation worse. For example, when a group of hoodlums had approached me.
I agree with Karl Shapiro’s statement: “The poet really does see the world differently, and everything in it. He does no deliberately go into training to sharpen his senses; he is a poet because his senses are naturally open and vitally sensitive. But what the poet sees with his always new vision is not what is " imaginary"; he sees what others have forgotten how to see."
In lines eight through twelve of the poem, the speaker states “I don’t ask myself what I’m looking for. I didn’t come for answers to a place like this, I came to walk on the earth, still cold, still silent.” The speaker says that the earth is cold and silent, illustrating how he or she sees the world as dead and cold. As readers go through the poem they can tell how the speaker was expecting life to turn out the way it did. By the speaker stating in lines thirteen through eight-teen “Still unforgiving, I’ve said to myself, although it greets me with last year’s dead thistles and this year’s hard spines, early blooming wild onions, the curling remains of spider’s cloth” it shows how he views the world as a bad place that never produces anything good. By the speaker saying “still ungiving” it highlights how they were expecting something to come from the world, they felt as if they were supposed to receive something good from society. The speaker also personifies the earth by saying “it greets me.” By stating that in the poem the speaker leaves an ironic feeling on the readers because they were just talking about how the earth is
The poem Truth, by Gwendolyn Brooks, has a lot of symbolism in it. Different things throughout the poem both represent parts of the Civil Rights movement as well as things that we can relate to our lives today. She did really well with her literary elements used, especially personification. This makes her writing more relatable and realistic in our minds to grasp. Truth is a wonderful poem full of all sorts of different literary elements.
The Mower Against Gardens is one of four "mower" poems from author Andrew Marvell. The poem describes the capacity of mankind to destroy and manipulate nature. Marvell 's poem is deceiving, to first glace the poem appears to be non-stanzaic but is has hidden stanzas from lines 1-18 and 19-36. The division of the poem in such a way is strategic, the stanzas have a specific build, making the poem more structured and effective. Throughout the poem there are many poetic devices used, such as iambic pentameter and tetrameter, repetition and rhyming, as well as imagery. The author composed the poem in such a way that it is dulcet to read. The message within the poem is evident because of the Metaphors of nature and the destruction of mankind. Andrew
“Coyote Goes to Toronto” is a didactic poem written by Thomas King which demonstrates a unique application of literary devices. The poem is written in a stylistic way in which the author portrays an important life lesson he has learned through “Coyote,” depicted in third person perspective. Within this literary work, King is able to effectively use a variety of poetic elements to illustrate his message about the challenges that Indigenous peoples face outside of reserves, in a society led by dominant cultures. This literal meaning is achieved by King’s powerful choice of symbolism, changes in rhythmic pattern, and extensive use of repetition.
“I have a rendezvous with Death”. This poem is written by Alan Seeger. It talks about situation of speaker in war on theme of death. He starts his title “I have a rendezvous with Death” with paradoxical words. The word "rendezvous" is a positive term where people arrange to meet each other with willing. For the word "Death" also known as in negative term means losses that no one wants to meet with him. He also uses ironic diction. There are three stanzas; six, eight, and ten lines. Including to rhyme scheme throughout each stanza.
In the context of the poem, gold is not a precious metal, but rather the precious moments that we experience during our lifetimes. Fleeting sunsets, and the innocence of youth will not last very long, but that gives us more reason to cherish them while they do. Though all good things must come to an end, as Frost writes, a sincere appreciation for the impermanence of what is “gold” ultimately develops
In Rainer Maria Rilke 's writing, Letters to a Young Poet “Letter One” Rilke’s word choice keeps his tone steady as he builds on his two central ideas. Rilke, an early 1900’s poet, was asked to give advice to a young poet named, Frank Kappus. Rilke gives his advice through a series of letters. However, Rilke does not believe that criticism should have anything to do with art, so he castigates Kappus for asking for criticism. He focuses on trying to make Kappus realize he must look inside himself to discover who he really is so that he can unlock his purpose and make true art. As Rilke focuses on giving Kappus tips on how to discover who Kappus really is, Rilke’s word choice keeps the tone the same through his two central ideas.
The poems Nothing Gold Can Stay and Abandoned Farmhouse have many things in common. Some of those things are that both of their themes are change. I know this because in the poem Nothing Gold Can Stay it has the words “Then leaf subsides to leaf” and the words” So dawn goes down to day”. This means that the current day is ending and a new day is beginning.I know the poem Abandoned Farmhouse has change because the writer says there was a lot of trash in their yard. This is change because in my opinion there probably was no trash before something in the family went wrong.
The obvious repetition in the poem is at the end of every stanza, through the phrases” I am a woman, phenomenally, phenomenal woman, that’s me”. This example of repetition is carried throughout the poem for emphasis, and the reader’s recognition of the truth behind the words. There is also parallelism that plays a significant role within
Did you ever know how to carefully exam the elements in a piece of literatures and comparing them together? Well here is one that is with a book called “The Outsiders” and a poem called “Nothing Gold Can Stay.” The Outsiders talks about a teen gang that gets in a fight and ends in a death of a social member. Some of the teens get into content with their violent lives. Some of the teen gang dies. In the “Nothing Gold Can Stay” it talks about a poem how life is not perfect and beautiful like what they are supposed to be. In the Outsiders these group of teens have a lot of problems on life. In Nothing Gold Can Stay is a poem, the poem talks about how life is not perfect and beautiful and if you do live in a perfect life it might be fun or might be boring. Two ways that the novel “Outsiders” and the poem “Nothing Gold Can stay” that compare each other is that they are both talk about the meaningful of life and that life is not always money and nice
The poem”Stars” by Sara Teasdale was a poem that drew me in. I immediately shared Teasdale 's perspective on the stars.
The use of poetic devices by John Murillo assists in creating a theme for the poem. A few of the poetic devices used in the poem are repetition and alliteration. Repetition can be found throughout the entire poem. For example, during lines 22 - 23, the author states, "My father’s dusty / wax My father’s dust / got reasons" giving an impression that something about his father holds a significant factor to the poem's theme. The words "my father" are etched into the readers' minds with the use of repetition. Repetition plays the role of psychology as it repeats certain words or phrases to engrave questions and ideas into the readers' minds. Similarly, another instance of repetition can be found in the final lines of the poem, from line 42 - 44.
The poem “Postcard, written by Margaret Atwood is about the loss or absence of a loved one, it reveals the mass difference between reality and quintessential photographs printed specifically on postcards. Through the use of imagery, symbolism and repetition, Atwood reflects the physical and emotion distress from missing someone by using strikingly different themes such as love and pain.