Taking an example from Cummings work, he occasionally doesn’t capitalize the letter “I” because he wants us to focus on why he did that. What is the meaning behind him capitalizing certain letters, and using a bundle of semicolons in his work? It makes us research the poems more to try to understand it better, it makes the poem worth reading. Works Cited Baum, S. V. Esti, E.E.C: E.E. Cummings and the Critics.
The book and the poem have great works and uses of literary devices that show us that love is an unbreakable bond. The poem uses metaphorical symbolism to reveal that his emotions are as enormous as an ocean. Knowing that this poem is a metaphor we can assume see that the textual evidence is very keen and mild to find. However, the poem uses other ways to convey its messages such as hyperboles. In the last line, it indicated the hyperbole by mentioning, “ Below us, as far as my eyes could see”Tennyson 12.
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
What Thing Is Love, written by George Peele, is a poem in which the true meaning of love is questioned by the persona. The theme of unrequited love plays a significant role in the poem, which can be seen through the poet’s usage of meter, rhyme scheme, metaphor and personification The meter used in the poem is one of the ways George Peele expresses the theme of unrequited love. In the beginning of the poem, iambic pentameter is the metrical feet used. For example, the line ‘what thing is love-for sure love is a thing’ is written in iambic pentameter. The use of iambic pentameter in poetry is usually to signify grand emotions.
In his poem “We Wear the Mask” Dunbar writes about people wearing masks but the true meaning of the poem is how people will try to hide their identity to look like a better more perfect person. In his poem “Life” dunbar writes about how life is not always good and at t8imes life seems to be really bad. He also points out in his writing that we would not know what good is if we don’t experience bad. Those are some examples of how Dunbar writes most of his poetry on serious
Poetry is used as a completely separate language on how someone can prompt him or herself, voice their opinions on topics, as well as generate something a person can enjoy reading and writing. What formulates poetry exclusive is that it takes ideas and puts them into humble linguistic that the bookworm can understand and relate to via emotion and imagery. It can also use techniques such as personification, apostrophe, repetition, rhythm etc. in order to form a comprehensible and innovative poem. However, poetry in its form can also be a mystery in how to interpret what the poem’s involvement is or what the connotation behind or the subject of the poem.
After that he emphasize his immortality because of his art, even though he is death people will admire his art and he would not be forgotten. Auden put on emphasis to another point by giving example from modern terms such as “bourse” and “brokers”. He criticizes the modern world and how everything is forgotten quickly. He says there is one thing we all agree is that the day of Yeats’ death is a sorrowful and dark one. In short, Auden’s aim is to write a modern elegy for a poet like Yeats and he believes Yeats deserves such elegy; he glorifies him with some themes about Yeats such as the sadness of nature after his death, sadness of people, his everlasting conflict with Ireland, criticism on modern world and importance of Yeats to the literature world.
Two elements that any good poet understands and uses well are imagery and figurative language. Both are used in poetry in order to aid the reader in the understanding of the purpose of the poem. “I felt a Funeral, in my Brain” by Emily Dickinson is a great example of the use of imagery in a poem. In contrast, “Metaphors” by Sylvia Plath uses figurative language to show the reader what the meaning of the poem is. The two elements are necessary for a poet to have in their arsenal of tools for writing.
To know the meaning of the poems, we have to recognize the author´s imagery and usage of images. To visualize an image author uses various poetic devices. After reading a few poems of same author we are able to already recognize his style of writing and using specific devices. Thomas regarded the use of his imagery as the maybe most important part of his writing. That is why understanding of his poetry requires the understanding of his imagery.
The speaker in the poem figuratively hooks the reader in through the readers own predictable insights about love and intimacy. What was thought to be yet another poem about love and intimacy, manages to surprise and challenge traditional views. In only two stanzas there are many different Post-Modern literary techniques used to grab the reader’s attention. The atypical form underscores how traditional perceptions are meaningless in today’s world, and it makes the reader feel uncomfortable. Further drawing focus to its honest connotations.