"The Poet’s Occasional Alternative" by Grace Paley and ‘In My Craft or Sullen Art’ by Dylan Thomas are poems which portrays writing as an arduous and under-appreciated form of art. In "The Poet’s Occasional Alternative", the speaker’s disillusionment with the poor reception of his poetry is exacerbated by the contrasting attention his pie receives, while the speaker in ‘In My Craft or Sullen Art’ reveals his motivations for persevering in his writing despite the lack of attention it receives. Both poems illustrate how the act of writing receives little attention from the masses and is thus an unappreciated form of art. In "The Poet’s Occasional Alternative”, the speaker likens the process of writing poetry to that of making a pie with starkly different results. The pie is described to “already” have a “tumbling audience”, and these expressions show how the pie is able to garner a substantial and excited following with ease, even from “small trucks” which are inanimate objects, presumably toys.
The poem, Dirge Without Music, by Edna St. Vincent Millay, is expressing that a loss of a loved one can be difficult to overcome. In this poem, the author tends to repeat the same phrase. “I am not resigned” (Millay 1.1). According to the google dictionary being resigned means “Having accepted something unpleasant that one cannot do anything about.”
The poem A Step Away From Them by Frank O’Hara has five stanzas written in a free verse format with no distinguishable rhyme scheme or meter. The poem uses the following asymmetrical line structure “14-10-9-13-3” while using poetic devices such as enjambment, imagery, and allusion to create each stanza. A Step Away From Them occurs in one place, New York City. We know this because of the lines, “On/ to Times Square, / where the sign/blows smoke over my head” (13-14) and “the Manhattan Storage Warehouse.”
In the poem To This Day by Shane Koyczan is about how sometimes bullying get’s ignored. The reason I am writing this paragraph is to tell you how bullying get’s ignored in school and sometimes the kids have to walk around like clowns and carnies or the lion’s that the lion tamers hit with their words and their names that they call them every school was a big top circus tent “...and the pecking order went from ,acrobats to lion tamers, from clowns to carnies...” In conclusion the lion tamers are like the kids that are making fun of the kids that are like the lions getting whipped with the words of the lion
The poem “Old Couple” by Charles Simic uses diction and symbolism to show the idea that there are two ways of viewing death. The one that the unreliable speaker gives is that death is unavoidable and only brings pain. The other is the view that is developed from what the couple is actually doing which seems to be that death is peaceful and it is best to go through it with a love one. The poem starts off with the narrator describing the observations being made of an old couple. The narrator makes the statement that “They’re waiting to be murdered, or evicted.
Introduction is a decisive part in a novel since it may introduce important key facts about the work to the reader. “Ceremony”, by Leslie Marmon Silko, opens with a compilation of poems, some larger than others, but all equally important for the novel. Poetry is found throughout the whole novel, however the introducing poems are the most powerful ones because they foreshadow what the novel is going to be about. They prepare the reader for what is coming next and introduce the major themes of the novel. This essay will analyze the first three poems and explain their importance in the novel’s foreshadowing.
Comparison of Olds’s and Uyermatsu’s Poems The literature has many examples of poems that do express the direct moo at the first sights. The Rite of passage by Sharon Olds and Deliberate by Amy Uyermatsu are in this list. The first poem describes the Birthday party of a small boy who should be about six or seven years old. Second work speaks about the growth of female representatives of ethnic minorities, as lines about the makeup and high heels suggest characters are girls.
American poet and short story-writer, Elizabeth Bishop was known for her highly accurate point of view and detailed descriptions of the physical world that surrounded her. The poet used to focus on specific topics, ranging from the difficulty of finding meaning in life and the expression of her grievance. In 1946, Bishop published ‘North and South’, a collection of poems which introduce the major themes in Bishop’s poetry such as the human connection with the natural world, the description of geography and landscape. Although ‘Argument’ is a poem which seems to be related with love and feelings, it also deals with the flowing time.
Solitude At one point in anyone’s life, no matter how much friends ones have or how deep ones relationships with their love ones are. Loneliness is inevitable. Now, how anyone deal with it are different. As for Mark Strand, the poet, he developed this feeling of solitude and integrated it with in his poems, using it as a theme and represent it from three different perspectives in three of his poems: “Lines for the winner”, “Keeping things whole” and “The Remains.”
Bitter. Sweet. Tender. Love. The subjective idea of love may refer to a concept, an attitude, an emotion, one could have towards another. Throughout history, one’s perception on love may vary due to the ideology they were being indoctrinated with as well as their family background.