Metaphorical language plays a vital role throughout the poem. The poet implants devices such as personification to better convey the moral of his piece. In the lines “Her hardest hue to hold, Her early leaf’s a flower” (line 2-3), nature has been referred to and personified as ‘her’, evidently transformed into a female
Although he never comes out directly and says that this is a poem about love, the reader can recognize the deeper meaning of his writings. “The Raven” is a poem that focuses on what someone may experience during the loss of a loved one. Throughout Poe’s writing career, he mastered the art of relating his writings to something his readers would have once experienced. The most interesting things about his writing style is that the reader gets to see into Poe’s life through his poems. In this poem, Edgar Allen Poe uses symbolism and several unusual themes to tell the reader a story about someone he once loved that has recently passed away.
Poetry has always been used as a literary art form to express one’s intense emotions or feelings, but does poetry have a true meaning of reflecting on people’s lives? Despite of the situation the reader may be going through, many people find comfort in poetry to recover and discover new meanings in their lives by relating to the author’s intense literary point of view. Through my journey with poems, I try to see the eye of the author and feel one’s emotions by rereading this type of literature. On this journey, I discover new meanings and different interpretations from John Donne’s “The Flea” that reflects contemporaneous events. John Donne’s poem “The Flea” is a soft poem, however it contains a hard betrayal and heartbreak that challenges
I found great interest in this concept, so I chose this poem. I have always been interested in history and different time periods and this ties into my belief that everyone, regardless of their race, gender, sexuality or nationality. When reading this poem, it made me think about the hardships that an entire race was forced to endure and this poem put some of that in perspective. In this poem, the most significant line is, “Making History takes more than standing in line” (7), because it represents the shift in tone, from an almost confused tone into a more confident tone. It also carries more of the poems meaning, as it means that you have to do something to be remembered, you cannot just do the baseline and hope for the best.
The two elements are necessary for a poet to have in their arsenal of tools for writing. In the poem “I felt a Funeral, in my Brain” by Emily Dickinson, there are multiple uses of imagery to assist the audience in understanding exactly what is happening in the poem. The poem, itself, is describing to the reader what it would be like
Therefore the point of view of this poem is first person. This is shown through the uses of pronouns such as I and me. The first person point of view in the poem is crucial in its telling because the narrator describes how she is experiencing this day. The poem has two themes, the first theme is superiority. This is shown in “it leaned
Poetry Analysis Once the poem “History Lesson” was written numerous poetry foundations celebrated it for many reasons. “History Lesson” not only makes an impact on literature today it has also impacted people also. This poem inspires people and moves them to the point to where they can find a personal connection to the poem itself and to the writer. Not only does it hold emotional value for those who were victimized and those whose family were victimized by the laws of segregation, but the poem is also celebrated for its complexity. The poem uses many techniques to appeal to the reader.
Knowing that the author is a poet helps the reader understand the text a little better because sometimes poets can understand poems a lot better and therefore can explain them better. Rosanna Warren does a good job of taking the reader inside the mind of Robert Frost making it to where the reader can feel and see where each poem come from. This is especially seen in the poem Nothing Gold Can Stay where she tells you the background and then explains the poem into with the reader can actually see that this poem was made through sadness. Throughout the article, the author uses historical facts, rhyme schemes, stanzas and the poems themselves to prove her
From using words the reader hasn 't heard of to make a famous sonnet by Shakespeare more modern and understandable in this day and age. Harryette Mullen 's poems are more unique to read on the page as well as being a puzzle that is ready to be cracked by either using the dictionary or just saying or reading the poem in a southern accent in order to procure the gist of it and of what Mullen has been trying to convey or the main message that Mullen wants us as readers to procure out of reading her
I can only imagine consuming my favorite thing in the world and how I would act going about it. Seeing how the speaker in “Eating Poetry” acts might seem a little extreme, but putting yourself in the situation with your absolute favorite thing, can make it understandable. In “Eating Poetry” by Mark Strand, the speaker devours poetry against the librarian’s wishes, acting in a dog-like manner. The librarian cannot grasp her mind around why the speaker gets so crazed about reading poetry, just as the average person would. The speaker’s love for poetry and the joy he receives from consuming it, is like no typical happiness.