Poe incorporates repetition in every single stanza the poem: “rapping at my chamber door… tapping at my chamber door...sorrow for the lost Lenore…whom the angels name Lenore...” (4-5, 10-11). The author repeats the fourth and fifth line of every single stanza to create a tense mood which generates suspense. Repetition is important in any written work since the reader will more likely focus on the duplicated phrases once and will, therefore, pay the greatest attention to the most valuable and essential words. Another literary device that Edgar Allan Poe encompasses in his poem is allusion. The use of allusion in any poem is to aid the reader’s understanding in what the author’s mood is.
The poem uses figurative language to help the reader understand the lover has already moved on from the love the speaker and lover shared together. The interesting thing about the poem is that figurative language is used mostly in the last two lines of the poem: “But in your day this moment is the sun, / Upon a hill, after the sun has set.”(11-12). In line 11, the speaker is mentioning the perspective of the lover when she was in relationship with the speaker in the past. The poet uses the phrase, “ This moment is the sun” to explain that the lovers experience of the relationship was like the sun; as if he is saying what that the sun represents the love between the speaker and the lover. In line 12, we see that the “sun has set”.
To start off my analysis, it is important to note that this is a free verse lyric poem with three stanzas. The first and the last stanzas are cinquains, while the middle stanza is a quatrain. In Robert Hayden’s poem there are a few lines that are crucial to the understanding of the speaker’s tone, thoughts and feelings and to the understanding of the poem as a whole. I have found the following words and phrases to be the most important: “Sundays”, “my father”, “blueblack cold”, “cracked hands”, “labor”, “No one ever thanked him”, “cold splintering, breaking”, “chronic angers”, “indifferently”, “love’s austere” and “lonely offices”. From simply reading through these words, one can already start to understand the main theme of the poem; it is
Lovelace weaves poetic techniques such as assonance, and metaphor together to create a good rhythm, and a theme based upon honor. The first stanza is to assure her that, however deep his love for her, his need for honor is deeper . The speaker batters himself in order to possibly disperse his lover’s anguish by crying out “Tell me no,
The first stanza starts off gently to the likelihood of what seems to be great. The love is categorized as a deeming and damning affection therefore mastering the hardship of what love is or is perceived to be. Looking at the first stanza, one is able to notice that it starts off very romantically. In line 1 the poet,
The speaker of the lyric begins by tending to a lady who has been ease back to react to his sentimental advances. In the principal stanza he depicts how he would love her if he somehow managed to be unrestricted by the limitations of a typical life expectancy. He could invest hundreds of years respecting each piece of her body and her protection from his advances would not debilitate him. In the second stanza, he mourns how short human life is. When life is finished, the speaker battles, the chance to appreciate each other is gone, as nobody grasps in death.
Overwhelmed by the fondness you have for your beloved, you often try to finds ways to preserve it. In Edmund Spenser's poem, “One day I wrote her name upon the strand,” the speaker uses imagery, metaphors, and personification to illustrate how love can be immortalized through poetry. The poem begins with the speaker using vivid imagery to depict a romantic setting on the beach with his beloved. To express his passionate feelings towards her, he, “[writes] her name upon the strand” (1). However, as he does this, “came the waves and washéd it away” (2).
The poet uses the descriptive language to create an image of complete resistance to death. In the first line of the first stanza, the poet seems to feel very determined by directly proposing that one should not accept their fate easily. He kept urging the elders to keep moving and not to give up their life easily. It is very confused as he used the words “gentle” and “good” to describe “night” but he urged people not to go into that “good night”. Night can be used in connection to darkness as at night there was no light and everywhere is dark.
We know this because the speaker says that we as readers do not take the time to understand what is being said. This is shown when the speaker says, “All they want to do / is tie the poem to a chair with rope” (13-14). This means that we try to hold the poem in place and make sure that it cannot move or be free while we study it. We even go to the extreme just to figure out what the message of the poem is: “They begin beating it with a hose / to find out what it really means” (15-16). This is where we learn and reflect back as readers that we do not take the time to appreciate the poem for what it is really worth, but try to find out what it means by not learning from it, and try to go too in depth as to what the poem actually is
Within stanza one Hardy places emphasis on how he misses his wife. There is a contradiction between the name of the poem and the poem itself. The poem talks about a woman calling out yet she has no voice to speak; thus it is seen as a contradiction. Since the name of the poem is ‘The Voice’ Both poets lose their loved ones. “Can it be you that I hear?