In regards to that, the stories can be differ from each other in respect to symbolism because all of the symbols in “The Gift of the Magi” represent purity and affection and in “The Scarlett Ibis” most of the symbols represent loss and animosity. In both of the stories the symbols are very effective because they help to emphasize the theme of each short story the writer was trying get across. For example, in “The Gift of the Magi” the author states that Della and Jim both treasure their most valued possessions, but are willing to give them up for each other. This stresses the devotion that they have for each
The poem is not good to read only because of its subject, however. The use of repetition and symbolism in “Blink Your Eyes” adds more depth to the poem, and highlights the societal issues that the author and others of his race have felt. Use of repetition in poetry directs the reader 's attention to that word or phrase, as Sundiata does in “Blink Your Eyes.” Along with how the stanzas are formed, the repetition used sets a pace to the poem. In the first stanza, Sundiata writes “thru a red light red light red light” (Sundiata 503). The use of repetition here is smart, because the “red light” that is spoken of has two meanings and is crucial to the overall theme of the poem.
But, the stories are different because of the poetic structure, tame or wild animals, and simple of sophisticated diction. First, the author’s style is similar in “Predators” and “A Blessing”. Both of the poems have sound devices. For example, in “A Blessing” the author repeats the word “they” several times at the beginning of each line, “they ripple tensely, they can hardly contain their happiness” and “they bow shyly as wet swans. They love each other.” In “Predators” the author has an alliteration, “in the trust that many tales spun this tract long before I came.” The sound devices give more details and can help the poem flow better.
Mary Oliver’s lyric poem, “The Journey”, is an engaging and uplifting depiction of the slow yet crucial and significant path to individuality. Written in succinct free-verse and strewn with images illustrating the obstacles and hardships that fill one’s life, along with images portraying the eventual surmount of these afflictions, “The Journey” provides readers with a sense of hope that one day they will find their voice, their identity. Through the use of compelling visual and metaphorical imagery, contradicting tones, repetition, and simple diction, Oliver leads the reader to conclude that the journey to individuality is both demanding and rewarding. Oliver begins the poem by immediately highlighting the eventual acknowledgement of the persona’s need to strive for individuality as well as the depth of the ongoing pressures and challenges that come with doing so, developing a dismal yet almost optimistic tone. In order to focus on the enduringly long time that it took before the persona accumulated the power to know “what you had to do,” Oliver uses the voice of the persona.
Their lives are virtually over, and they have nothing left for them. Another metaphor is in the next lyrics, and I felt that it was necessary to include all of the lyrics to potray the tragedy of this story. This is such a powerful song, and it certainly gives a listener/reader an idea as to how some of the characters in this story were feeling. There was a time when men were kind / When their voices were soft And their words inviting / There was a time when love was blind And the world was a song / And the song was
Edna St. Vincent Millay’s sonnet “Love Is Not All” describes truth and destroys the notion that, love brings enduring happiness by solving all problems. She aims to convince the reader to accept love with a bit of irrational logic. At the beginning of the poem, Millay's cynical thoughts eventually turn out to be dramatic highlighting her real intentions. This sonnet structure has great elements that make it pleasant to read. It is made up of fourteen lines in English/Shakespearean style.
It is waiting for the owner to return because without them it has no purpose; this relates to the article by Schaper. In line 7-8, “Or crust and sugar over-/like a syrupy sweet” (Hughes 426), the poet uses alliteration to put an emphasis on “syrupy sweet.” In this line, Hughes also compares a deferred dream to a sweet that has crusted over. In relation to how one needs to break the harder layer to get the sweet, this
The poem vividly describes death, and lynchings. The poem has a very sad and depressing tone; However, in some parts of the poem is can be happy, such as this line here, “Scent of magnolias sweet and fresh” (Meeropol 6). The emotion the speaker may use is more sad, dark, and depressed. This poem relates deeply to history. Lynching was a public thing back then and people would come their to enjoy it, they found it pleasurable.
The word grating means irritating or annoying, which is why the author chose to put this word here, had the author chosen another word it would have had a cost on the meaning of the poem. The use of diction has not only let the reader understand what is going on beneath the surface, but also begins to allow the ability to paint a picture in one 's mind and how the speaker is in agony even if he appears as happy as he did in the beginning of the poem. In addition, the diction chosen for this poem allows the