The “Tide Rises, the Tide Falls” is a poem by Henry Longfellow. This is one that depicts the never ending cycle of life. “Snow-Bound” is a poem by John Whittier, which depicts the difference between warmth and cold, and comfort and discomfort. There are many differences between these poems, through themes, symbolism, and imagery. I have analyzed both poems throughout this module.The theme is the big idea of the poem.
As Judson uses a variety of the senses into her poem, the peace of winter comes alive. One way in which the meaning of the poem was discussed in some sections was when Judson used words such as, “gems /gorgeous dyes/palaces of frostwork” (1-3). Using this smart word choice gives an brillant description and provides the poem with a romantic tone at the beginning. Deeper into the poem, the author uses even more active word choice such as, “cold and cheerless/Without one warm, free pulse, one softening breath” (6-7).
Dylan Thomas is a Welch poet who deals with themes such as life, death and time. He is most known for his poem “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night”, which is a villanelle directed at his dying father, asking him not to die peacefully, but to leave his impression on the world and to go out with a bang. Additionally, another poem by Thomas which deals with the concept of death, and the force of time is “The Force That through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower”. When comparing and analyzing these two poems by this poet, the reader can observe his particular use of metaphors, repetition and imagery to convey his inner feelings towards death and its cyclical nature. Throughout both poems, the writer makes use of these poetic devices in similar and contrasting ways to relay to the reader his inner battle with the concept of death.
Allen Ginsberg, I believe chose this style to represent liberation and his admiration for his favorite poet. The poetic element is structured in a free verse and the meter or rhyming is not set for a traditional reading. The line breaks give the reader a moment of pondering to consume each line. The lines are setup like aisles setup to stop traffic. The speakers first lines set up the poem and the stanza, “What thoughts I have of you tonight, Walt Whitman, for I/walked down the sidestreets under the trees with a headache!” (1-2).
If Farquhar dies, then he will leave his wife a widow, and his children fatherless. Another example states, “‘To be hanged and drowned,’ he thought, ‘that is not so bad; but I do not wish to be shot. No; I will not be shot; that is not fair’” (26). These thoughts show the reader determination and bravery. Death does not scare this man, and his sense of survival makes the reader hopeful.
I think teachers should encourage the writing of villanelles, however the student also has to be motivated as well and wanted to write something so difficult. This is because if the student has no ambition to write poetry and try writing something difficult it won’t be very useful to them. She is rejecting the fear because she talks about death not in a scary, intimidating way. She uses phrases like “He kindly stopped for me—,” and “We slowly drove—He knew no haste,” to describe death in a way that isn’t horrifying for some people and they will be more at peace. She describes Death as somebody who is taking them for a carriage ride to her grave.
Frost utilizes analogous imagery throughout his poems; specifically in this poem, he uses natural imagery like the woods and roads to signify these themes. The woods represent indecision and instinct. Everywhere in literature, the plots of novels and poems alike contain characters lost in the woods. Similarly, in “The Road Not Taken”, the woods represent indecision while an adrift traveler wanders lost in the woods (Rukhaya). Frost repeatedly uses this symbol, and “the image...has represented indecision in Frost’s other poems…‘Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening,’ ‘Birches,’ and ‘Mowing’” (Rukhaya).
The last part of the poem explains relaxation, stability, and rest; “the dews drew quivering and chill” these words express the calmness of death. The two greatest challenges for me in trying to express this meaning were putting myself in the situation, and the first time writing my melody out it did not reflect how I felt about the poem. I found that the low point is in the beginning of the poem because the person is troubled by immortality,
Later on in life, Poe had served in the military and at that point he started writing poems. After Poe was honorably discharged from the military, he married his 12 year old cousin who died shortly of tuberculosis. These events heavily contributed to his writing style by giving events to base stories as well as a viewpoint on the world. Overall, Edgar Allan Poe’s twisted and ominous writing style focuses on using physical imagery and connotative syntax to show imagery. Through Poe’s short stories and poems, Edgar Allan Poe visual and metaphorical imagery to illustrate the theme of revenge and death.
He indicates that we don’t need death. We can just use drugs and magic charms to sleep well. Donne’s purpose in this poem is to convince the reader that death is nothing to be afraid of. He shows that we don’t need to fear death but death needs to fear life. Death is something that everyone must face at some point.
“The Raven” Analyzed “The Raven,” is and was one of the most famous poems in the history of poetry written by someone. For most people who have had the privilege of reading the poem, would answer some questions about the poem stating that it is undoubtedly being the Poe us writing this poem with the unique propose to illustrate the strong impact left by the death of a loved one in the mind of the mourner. The answers that come by like these would be true because in the poem he really is going through a hard time after losing someone who has been by his side since he was a teenager. By Poe losing his wife made him start wanting to do things more than ever before because he wanted to do them for his wife not only for him. However once I finished reading the poem “The Raven” I was immediately captivated by the new viewpoint brought to my attention
For instance, when he writes in the first stanza, “Do not go gentle into that good night” (1), and “dying of the light” (3), whenever he says “good night” or “light,” it is a metaphor for death and life. Throughout his poem he compares night and darkness to death, and light to life. By saying “Do not go gentle” (1), he is saying for one to not to let the darkness have authority, but to draw a temper and to not let darkness have dominion. Using these metaphors enables him to create imagery and