To know the meaning of the poems, we have to recognize the author´s imagery and usage of images. To visualize an image author uses various poetic devices. After reading a few poems of same author we are able to already recognize his style of writing and using specific devices. Thomas regarded the use of his imagery as the maybe most important part of his writing. That is why understanding of his poetry requires the understanding of his imagery.
Much like figurative language improves basic language, the use of similes, metaphors and symbolism add to the reader’s experience. By using figurative language, a writer draws his reader into the world he has made, which then urges the reader to be a dynamic member of it - to feel what the persona feels, to see what they see. For me, in spite of the advantages given by the usage of figurative language, there is the risk for the poet that the audience may not be able to recognize “what is meant from what is said” (Dibbs 2). But when a poem is understandable, “when it conveys new poetic insights about human experience”, we acknowledge that author for possessing a unique scholarly endowment (Dibbs
Now speaking about role of memory, it has certain properties depending on the type of poem we are writing. If we want to write a melancholic poem, certainly we would be digging up sad memories from our past. similarly, if we want to write a blissful poem, happy thoughts and memories would be recollected. According to Wordsworth, he feels that memory plays a very important role in developing ones imagination. In the poem, Tintern
June Jordan’s poetry is known for its immediacy and accessibility as well as its interest in identity and the representation of personal experiences. Her poetry is often deeply autobiographical, political and often displays a radical, globalized notion of solidarity amongst the worlds oppressed. “Poem about my rights” by the poet, June Jordan can be seen as spoken word poetry rather than page poetry where oral performance and repetition are used to convey her feelings and messages to the listeners. Poetry can be divided into two groups; written poetry and spoken word poetry. Written poetry, also known as page poetry, is written and is analysed by the reader.
Two elements that any good poet understands and uses well are imagery and figurative language. Both are used in poetry in order to aid the reader in the understanding of the purpose of the poem. “I felt a Funeral, in my Brain” by Emily Dickinson is a great example of the use of imagery in a poem. In contrast, “Metaphors” by Sylvia Plath uses figurative language to show the reader what the meaning of the poem is. The two elements are necessary for a poet to have in their arsenal of tools for writing.
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.
In every piece of writing, an author or poet has certain way of writing things. By using techniques like imagery, figurative language, and diction an author/ poet can express their ideas in a unique way. Every person has a way of writing and what they are comfortable doing. It depends on a person’s strengths using these techniques too. One other thing that might affect one’s writing is the experiences a person has lived through.
The poems in this anthology covers a wide range of subjects like challenges faced by women, transgenders, children and issues of war and peace, philosophical thoughts, social issues, etc. The research aims to bring out the culture of people as portrayed by the poet through this anthology. C. Rajagopalachari in the book Our Culture, explains culture as a social virtue, external activities and behaviour. He further states that self-restraint as an essential quality to become a cultured person. The research article highlights the above mentioned qualities as portrayed in his poems and also conveys the poet’s ideals as presented in the anthology.
Secondly, it gives a brief review of the works that have been done so far in the field of stylistics. Next, it analyses the poem from many linguistic levels and finally, it mentions the conclusions and outcomes of the study in brief. 1.2 Aims and Objectives This research study aims at applying the linguistic (stylistic) methods to the poem “What Then” written by W.B.Yeats in order to arrive at accurate and a unique interpretation of the poem. In addition, it is aimed at analyzing the stylistic features of the poem that make it a unique piece of literature. 1.3 Research Question What are the Stylistic fearure use in WB.Yeats Poem “What Then” 2.Research Methodology This research study is qualitative because its aim is to interpret the text of the select poem.
Title of the Proposed Research: VISUALIZING THE MENTAL IMAGES WHILE COMPREHENDING NIZAR QABBANI’S POETRY: SELECTED POEMS The Problem / Subject Matter: Visualization is creating mental images in our mind as we read or listen. These mental images are very important aspect to help us in reactivating and realizing impersonation of objects and events that are not happening in front of us. Reading or listening to poetry creates in our minds different images. Such images definitely a proof of the poet’s creativity and ability to create imagery which in fact touches our feelings and emotions and how he or she can surround such abstract concepts with imagery that create a picture in the reader’s mind. A Different people react differently to poetry.