The Demon Haunted World Poem Analysis

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"What do we actually see when we look up at the Moon with the naked eye? We make out a configuration of irregular bright and dark markings - not a close representation of any familiar object. But, almost irresistibly, our eyes connect the markings, emphasizing some, ignoring others. We seek a pattern, and we find one" says Carl Sagan, author of “The Demon Haunted World’. Patterns seem to be everywhere, the repetitive hive built by the tireless honey bees to the sometimes elusive lines in a poem. Knowledge is considered to hold utmost importance in the human world, therefore it is reasonable to question how ‘pattern seeking’ and “pattern recognition” contribute to the acquisition of knowledge. The human mind is a complex and fascinating organ,…show more content…
While an enjambment is the continuation of a sentence without a pause, beyond the end of a line, couplet, or stanza, it is however a literary device that is based on the premise of a sentence running on from one couplet or line to the next without a major pause or syntactical break. In the poem Afternoons by Philip Larkin, the enjambments are taken to mean that the mothers lives are suppressed by ‘something’ and the combination of an enjambment and colon helps us better understand his message. While the colon sets out the observation, the enjambment allows us to see with greater clarity what he is trying to show us. Analysed as being an attempt to expand on and clarify his thought. Looking at the work of Edgar Allen Poe, who makes use of a lot of pathos in his poetry to express his own suffocations through imagery like darkness, hollowness and thunder and lightning. Edgar Allen Poe’s poem Annabel Lee narrates the story of a young man mourning for his love. However, Poe does not practice absolute sentimentality however he does a fine job of manipulating his readers to feel, grief, loss, love and
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