Don Marquis uses the moth in his poem, “the lesson of the moth,” to show what it is like to have a dream worth dying for. The moth’s dream is to be united with beauty, which to him, is fire. He uses Archy, a cockroach, to narrate his poem, possibly to juxtapose Archy and the moth. In doing this, Marquis emphasizes how fragile the moth is; he has wings and Archy has a protective shell. Archy witnesses the moth trying to “fry himself” (line five) on three different lights until he finds a patent cigar lighter and succeeds in killing himself.
His poem, “of a butterfly in el barrio or a stranger in paradise”, creates a paradise of El Barrio by idolizing normally unideal aspects of a community in order to come to terms with his and his people’s circumstances. He develops this idea through his humoristic tone, the depiction and development of identity, and the loose structure of the poem. Starting out with the title of the poem, “of a butterfly in el barrio or a stranger in paradise”, Meléndez starts off by letting the reader know 2 things through an event that occurs. With the presence of the word “or” between the two phrases, he is saying that the butterfly is a stranger to “el barrio”, which is a direct reference to where he is from, Spanish Harlem. Along with that, he is directly linking his home to paradise, which sets the tone of his idolization of “el barrio” as paradise.
Both stories have the same author’s style, setting and animals as characters, and a human and animal connection. But, the stories are different because of the poetic structure, tame or wild animals, and simple of sophisticated diction. First, the author’s style is similar in “Predators” and “A Blessing”. Both of the poems have sound devices. For example, in “A Blessing” the author repeats the word “they” several times at the beginning of each line, “they ripple tensely, they can hardly contain their happiness” and “they bow shyly as wet swans.
Robert Frost (1874-1963), an award-winning poet, once said a poem should “begin in delight and end in wisdom.” Two of Frost’s poems that do this beautifully are “Design” and “Nothing Gold Can Stay.” These poems are alike but yet different. Robert Frost wrote the poem “Design” about his observations about a spider, a moth, and a flowering plant. In “Nothing Gold Can Stay”, Frost uses nature to demonstrate an idea about perfection.
The world is a wondrous place. From Amazonian Brown-Throated Sloth to the Saguaro Cactus of the Sonoran desert, there is an existential natural beauty that poets have aspired to capture in words and artists since the beginning of time tried to render it in paint. When people usually talk about exotic plants, the first dot that connects in the head is that of immensely beautiful rainforests of ours. Though that is justified but what is usually forgotten are the wondrous desert plants. Their beauty is accentuated by their incalculable and varied use in these regions.
In the two poems “A Noiseless Patient Spider,” by Walt Whitman and ‘‘’Hope” is a Thing With Feathers,” by Emily Dickinson both use rhetorical devices to make the reader better imagine and think clearly about the poem. Rhetorical devices are found throughout both poems and are use to make the words sound and flow much better. Extended Metaphors are used to make the poem more interesting and makes the reader think more about the meaning of the poem. “A Noiseless Patient Spider” and ‘‘’Hope” is a Thing With Feathers” both use imagery, personification and an extended metaphor to help the reader better understand the themes.
Shakespeare employs light and religious imagery in Act 1, Sc. 5 of Romeo and Juliet to characterize Romeo and Juliet’s love as extremely simple and bold. This imagery is apparent throughout Act 1, Scene 5, especially during Romeo’s speech to and about Juliet in lines 51 through 60. Many of the lines that support Shakespeare’s use of imagery show things as being black and white, for example “a snowy dove trooping with crows” (1.5.55). When things are black and white, they are usually very simple and easy to decipher because of the large contrast between the colors, and this contrast also makes . This black and white imagery also helps portray the boldness of their love, as something black on a white background stands out, and vice versa.
Besides Cummings’s exquisite usage of hyplage, he uses many other poetry devices to richen his poems and incorporate hidden meanings. Cummings’s “anyone lived in a pretty how town” begins by describing a man named “anyone”. Cummings paints anyone as a happy, content man. He states, “He sang his didn’t and danced his did”(Cummings 4). Thus, anyone rejoiced in the things he had done and did not
What will you discuss? In this paragraph, I am going to discuss the symbolisms and metaphors that are being demonstrated in Emily Dickinson's poem, "Hope Is The Thing With Feathers". In the poem, the speaker utilizes the bird and the storm to represent hope and hardships.
Music Appraisal The two areas of study I have chosen are Texture and Melody and Rhythm and Metre. The strand is Popular Music of the 20th and 21st Centuries and my chosen link to this is the blues scale. I have chosen melody and texture because I think that it can add character to a piece and I have strengths that lie in this area. There is also a wide range of techniques that I can use to enhance the piece including sequences and articulation.
I really do feel that with the many different themes that “The Beast in the Jungle” suggests, I think that this is a good addition to this English syllabus particularly because each reading is associated with a specific theme and the stories that we have read all fall under that specific theme. I think this story can also help better bring out the understanding of realism. This quote shows the moment when he comes to understand reality, “This face, one grey afternoon, when the leaves were thick in the alleys, looked into Marcher’s own, at the cemetery, with an expression like the cut of a blade” (504). He finally realized while walking passed a man suffering that he made a mistake to not give May what she deserved while she was living. He came to his final conclusion in this quote that “the beast” was his failure to give May that love.
Which of these poems do you think makes the most effective use of sound devices? The poem I think has the most effective use of sound devices is the poem “Analysis of Baseball”. The poem “Analysis of Baseball” by May Swenson uses many different kinds of sound devices and more often than the other poems. “Ball bounces off bat”9649).