The first line in the excerpt compares the speaker to a loaf of bread that rises and grows. The second line continues the speaker’s attitude of making fun of herself. The third line, however, takes a big turn from the funny, teasing nature of the poem so far. The speaker now sees herself as a tool to use for someone else’s goal, a platform for others to use and stand upon, and something to produce meat and milk. The metaphors that the poet uses do not only show the reader that the speaker is pregnant, but they also show how the speaker feels about the pregnancy.
The Poem “The Poet” by Tom Wayman is a poem that takes the reader through the physical characteristics of your average poet. The entirety of the “The Poet” consists of a list of 14 descriptors that could be used to describe the typical poet. Each of the descriptive phrases seems to be negative towards the unknown poet that he is talking about. Although the poem seems quite literal, a figurative message is portrayed though text, tone, structure and the literary devices used in the poem. To start off, the specific word usage that Wayman chose to use gives off the impression that poets have their drawbacks.
How does the poet use language communicate ideas the reader/audience? Time controls all. In the poem ‘Nothing Gold Can Stay’ by Robert Frost, the poet uses language with great efficiency to illustrate that time is far from our reach, hence we must treasure our short lives. The poet uses a diversity of metaphorical language, powerful imagery and simple diction to create emphasis on the idea that eventually, everything will collapse and we must live life to its value. Metaphorical language plays a vital role throughout the poem.
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.
"Introduction to Poetry" by Billy Collins and "How to Read Poetry" by Gail Hemmeter both convey their viewpoint of understanding poetry. However, Gail Hemmeter's "How to Read Poetry" is more effective at conveying his viewpoint of understanding poetry. This is because he give a list of things to do in order to help understand poetry and he explains the different aspects of poetry and what they mean. In this essay I will be arguing why Gail Hemmeter's "How to Read Poetry" better conveys his viewpoint of understanding poetry. In Gail Hemmerter's "How to Read Poetry" he writes many questions to ask when trying to understanding poetry.
The formatting of the poem was written in a mysterious way by having you analyze it and make conclusions. The meaning of this poem is to show how there are deaths in the world and there’s nothing to prevent it not even time. Also the poem could be seen as a treatment to move on from the emptiness inside you because of a lost loved one. The formatting of the poem was written in a mysterious way by having you analyze it and make conclusions. This poem appeals to three of your five senses.
Throughout the poem there are many poetic devices used, such as iambic pentameter and tetrameter, repetition and rhyming, as well as imagery. The author composed the poem in such a way that it is dulcet to read. The message within the poem is evident because of the Metaphors of nature and the destruction of mankind. Andrew
The speaker is “not who [he] was” (line 3) in the past, but will continue to change as he adds more chapters to his book of life. At the end of the poem, the speaker is “not done with [his] changes” (line 44) and walks into his future, looking forward to the new transformations that will greet him. By accepting his past, the speaker frees himself to appreciate his present and future fully. Gathering the knowledge that one has experienced, will help one avoid making similar mistakes in the future as well as give hope to those in struggle. “The Layers”, by Stanley Kunitz effectively illustrates this point: To tackle one’s life journey, one must first reflect on what they have learned in the past, for there is wisdom to be
The third and final example of diction in the poem is ”Write/ if you can. If you can, give us a song” (lines 13-14). If an individual has an opportunity to tell their story they should take it. The figurative language in the poem “Sign Your Name” by Kim Addonizio allows the reader The first example of figurative language in the poem is “..., maybe your hand/ is scrabbling in a few dirty grains” (lines 5-6). Addonizio uses figurative language in this line of the poem to The second example of figurative language in the poem is “of rice, or you're licking a tin plate/ or just your fly-crawled lips…” (lines 7-8).