At the end of the poem, the speaker ponders the outcome if he had taken the other road and this ultimately leads him to regret his decision of taking the road that is less traveled by. Immediately into the poem, the speaker utilizes a symbol of a forked road to represent different life choices that need to be made. The road is separated into two which indicates that every road represents a decisions in life which also often has more than one possibility. Because we are unable to see what is at the end of the road and predict the future, we need to think about the consequences behind it. The readers get a sense that the forked road is symbolic in stanza three where the author states that "knowing how way leads on to way/ I doubted if I should ever come back"(line 14-15).
Towards the end, there is a drastic change of the indecisive tone to a tone of regret. In this poem there is a line that is “I shall be telling this with a sigh”, Robert Frost shows a sign of regret, meaning he made the wrong decision. Not all decisions have to be
Through the use of nature metaphors, the author both demonizes the concept of death. However, the specific metaphors he chooses, the wave, and winter, simultaneously highlight the importance and inevitability of death. Through his use of repetition in both poems, he calls attention to his two contrasting reactions towards death in each poem. He repeats how he is left speechless throughout the poem “The Force…”, And within the poem “Do Not Go Gentle…” he emphasizes his rage. Finally, through well-planned imagery, Thomas affirms to the reader that despite his aversion towards death, he still recognizes the value of it.
It depicts how many interpret the world ending differently based on what they have been through. The tone set in the poem was apocalyptic based off of the first two lines. In lines 1-2, Frost sets the tone for the poem
In Dunbar’s poem “Sympathy” there is end rhyme present but no real rhyme scheme. Those are some of the rhythmic elements Dunbar uses in his writing. Dunbar writes his poems on very serious matters, such as life and dreams and identity. 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.
Poems are pieces of writing in which writers express their senses of feelings, and ideas for particular events. Every word, line, and paragraph has its meanings. Poems come in different shapes, sizes, tones, and stories. Some comes in sad moments. Some comes in happy moments.
Sometimes one reads a poem and it makes no sense. Reading a poem can be challenging, especially in a fast paced culture like ours, because a poem needs time. In a poem, the poet does not reveal the meaning that is behind his words immediately but rather brings the reader on a journey through images, metaphors and style. Poets express sentiments or paint a picture on a page and invite the reader to experience their own feelings and emotions also.
Billy Collins is trying to say that there is not any specific process you have to go through in order to understand poetry. He's saying that they are many different ways to understand poetry and different understandings of poetry, that their is no certain steps to take when understanding poetry. He is trying to explain that to understand poetry you simply have to read it. However, his poem doesn't convey his viewpoint on the understanding of poetry because I had to use the steps in Gail Hemmeter's "How to Read Poetry" to figure out what this poem meant. It didn't clearly show his viewpoint on poetry and the understanding of poetry because
The theme is the big idea of the poem. In “The Tide Rises the Tide Falls”, the theme is shown as people coming and going no matter what is happening in the world, and shows man’s purpose and the natural cycle of death. “Snow-Bound” is a poem that can mean many different things, per say with a theme. The way it was perceived to me, was a family trying to create comfort from a huge snow storm.
“For That He Looked Not upon Her” In “For That He Looked Not upon Her,” the sixteenth century English poet George Cascoigne creates a story of a man that has been betrayed by love. Cascoigne employs sonnet form, analogical imagery, and exaggerated diction to develop this story and uncover the heartbroken and miserable attitude of the speaker. These devices aid in revealing the suffering of the man to the readers and help them grasp the reality of love. Form plays a major role in setting up the tone and the mood of the poem.
branching off of the trees that are darker in color. Frost uses juxtaposition to show the contrast of the darker trees amongst the white bark. The bark of birch trees can vary in color, white to darker ones such as black. Although the ones he specifically describes are the darker birches, which helps develop the connection to stressful times. The birches being that darker color shows the imagery of bad times and now in this line he puts forth a possible hypothesis claiming that a boy has been swinging on them.