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.
The rhythmical nature of the poem alongside the "Da-Duh" poetic meters are key to Marvell 's writing. The poetic meters and repetition are just as important as the words written by Marvell, without the use of those poetic devices, the poems meaning would change and the stanzas would
Besides Jennings the other Movement poets were also influenced by Eliot. It was the use of modern language which was important to them .His influence on twentieth century poetry is so strong that, paradoxically, it is often not noticed. “Eliot, of course, never ceases to have influence but his influence, on the level of language and rhythm, has become so completely assimilated into the poetic currency of the present time that he is no longer felt as a conscious influence”(Jennings, Let’s Have Some Poetry
I am like Leo Borlock, a main character from Stargirl , by Jerry Spinelli, in that I share his cowardliness, his possession of integrity, and his lack of need to be the center of attention. For those of you unfamiliar with Stargirl, and Leo Borlock, I will explain why I call Leo cowardly. He backs off almost instantly when he realizes that Stargirl's unpopularity is spreading to him, rather than stand up to the masses. As for me, I avoid the unnecessary challenges, like when I choose to stay at home instead of competing in tennis. Eventually, of course, I end up going, but nonetheless, if it were up to me, it would turn out differently.
As if she was held there against her own will, she uses the word fast to signify that she was eager to leave. Gravitating towards a natural setting, she could appease her endless curiosity of what truly mattered to her. The garden is placed in between the schoolhouse and the forest to exemplify her transition between the controlled, man-made school and the unregimented forest. The forest provides a place of freedom of the mind, which often leads to curiosity. Broken up into short phrases, in stanza 2 Oliver creates a list of what she spent all summer trying to forget, “...how to be modest and useful, and how to succeed and so forth,
Trethewey immediately uses imagery to set the scene inviting your senses to help illustrate the image she has already relayed. This helped depict a more in-depth image of her poem “elegy”. After reading this poem several times, to build understanding, and break down literary elements; I came to the conclusion that Trethewey emphasizes the struggle to find balance. The balance between metaphor and symbolism, increasing throughout the entire poem showing battle between connotation and detonation. The struggle in which she used to connotation to portray the bigger picture, but also balanced out by denotation to show the subliminal messages of the relationship shared between the narrator’s father and herself.
Jorge Navarro Per.3 3/13/17 Many authors use figurative language to interpret an objective that may not be understood because of its indefinite nature, and to illustrate the theme. In the poems, "Journey", by Mary Oliver, and "La Belle", by John Keits, both use connotative language that express how to stay strong when under pressure and the importance of independance, as well as things not always being what they seem. In both pieces of poetry, the authors use various forms of figurative language to promote the current theme, such as in Oliver's and Keits poem, they both utilize symbolism throughout their poems. Eventually, both authors inform their reader's that they should never be discouraged by the road ahead, and not depend on others. To begin with, in Mary Oliver's poem, "Journey" the author expresses the theme of being able to work well under pressure by the use of symbolism.
“Poets Word Choice” Mohamed Gomaa ENGL103-C Dr. Omar Sabbagh I pledge this is my own work This essay is about the use of word choices and metaphors in poems. I choose this topic because I believe the word choices and metaphors are the most effective way of expressing the meaning of the poem and delivering the feelings of the poet. To prove my point of view am going to discuss the different uses of words choices and metaphors in these poems "The Road Not Taken", "Your Last Drive" And "Afterwards". To start off, "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost, is a poem about being unique or different and taking the road that no one less takes. The Most important words in this poem are ‘Diverged’, ‘Undergrowth’, ‘Trodden’ and ‘yellow’.
This personal touch coupled with the casual language invites the reader to find parts of themselves in her too. This is something I wish to exorcise through my own poetry, and as I made my way through ‘The World’s Wife’ I realised that in order to create a collection that was both unique and believable, I should seek out the facets of personality in the women whose stories I wish to retell and attribute them to
Angelou used questions to make the reader feel and understand her point of view. Maya Angelou’s work as a poet had very defined themes and styles. One of Angelou’s most iconic compositions is a poem of self-worth and perververenve deemed “Still I Rise.” The poem quickly draws the reader into the story through the use of rhetorical questions and continues this style as the poem progresses. “Did you want to see me broken? Bowed head and lowered eyes?” (“Still I Rise”).