The Poem “The Poet” by Tom Wayman is a poem that takes the reader through the physical characteristics of your average poet. The entirety of the “The Poet” consists of a list of 14 descriptors that could be used to describe the typical poet. Each of the descriptive phrases seems to be negative towards the unknown poet that he is talking about. Although the poem seems quite literal, a figurative message is portrayed though text, tone, structure and the literary devices used in the poem. To start off, the specific word usage that Wayman chose to use gives off the impression that poets have their drawbacks.
I agree with Karl Shapiro’s statement: “The poet really does see the world differently, and everything in it. He does no deliberately go into training to sharpen his senses; he is a poet because his senses are naturally open and vitally sensitive. But what the poet sees with his always new vision is not what is " imaginary"; he sees what others have forgotten how to see." Poets really do looked at the world differently than normal people. A talented poet always have thoughts in the littlest thing that people tend to ignore.
Poetry in literature is often marked significantly by a literary device or a special characteristic of the structure. In Robert Pack’s poem “An Echo Sonnet, To an Empty Page,” echoes throughout the poem create a tone of awe-solemn wonder, revealing the poet’s confused attitude towards the relationship between form and meaning and the inner conflict formed within oneself, dealing with the “voice” and the “echo.” A conversation then begins. The “echo” in this poem acts as the subconscious of the speaker, as opposed to a simple reproduction of the previous sounds. The speaker employs the “voice” as a confusing soul, who is deliberately seeking a response to its questions, and the “echo,” with its one word responses, provides the “voice”
The world is filled with hypocrisy, prejudice, and hatred that spreads and festers like a disease that no one can contain. Some individuals see this and choose to look in the other direction while others choose to bring it to a focal point. Tracy K. Smith is a poet who chooses to bring awareness to some of these issues through her work. One of Smith’s poems that focuses on these worldly problems is, “They May Love All That He Has Chosen and Hate All That He Has Rejected.” In this poem, Smith elaborates on the four steps of forgiveness to emphasize the themes of discrimination, hatred, and forgiveness.
In the poem “Gun Dog” the speaker recently became divorced. She is now a forty year old women living on her own. Her new neighbor feels the need to teach her how to use weapons to protect herself in case she ever encounters a risky situation. The paragraph structure of the poem; having no line break, creates a train of thought effect. The structure also helps create the tone, showing the reader the irritation she seems to feel over the lesson.
“Do Not Go Gentle Into that Good Night” is a poem written by Dylan Thomas at the time when his father was at the brink of death. The piece is actually a villanelle where it consist of six stanzas, each with three lines except for the sixth stanza which has four lines. The rhymes on the first until fifth stanzas are aba, aba, aba, aba, aba. While, abaa is the rhyme for the last quatrain stanza. Thomas died a few months after his father, it is believed that this poem was written by him especially for his father.
Major Jackson is an American black poet. His poem “Might Pawns,” could be easily inferred to be about him, or about someone dear to him. Major Jackson’s poem, “Might Pawns,” uses a significant tone and unique symbolism to present that person issues does not affect ones intelligence, as one perceptive should be judged not where they came from, but how their mind speaks. The poem is one stanza, thirty-two lines, and only uses one period throughout the entire story.
Many people have goals and dreams they want to achieve, but most of them either fall short or give up on achieving that goal they have. “If Only We Have Taller Been” by Ray Bradbury, is a poem that talks about how the success was usually out of reach, but at the end, the success was reached. In “All Summer in a Day” also by Ray Bradbury, the characters, who are children, try to get more of something they don’t have, which was the sun. Both of these stories suggest a theme throughout imagery to send the message of reaching for something you don’t have. Ray Bradbury uses imagery in “If Only We Have Taller Been” to show how people reach for their goals.
“Love is when the other person 's happiness is more important than your own”-H Jackson Brown Jr. This exhibits that love is when you value someone’s love more than yourself prestige. In the book Cyrano de Bergerac, Cyrano tries to demonstrate the love between him and Roxane by the use of poems and using Christian as an assistant. For example, “A little longer she is always here”.
Poetry Analysis All over the world there are diverse authors who want to represent their feeling in the various types of writings. One of the most frequently used classifications of writing can include poetry; a composition that represents a feeling on a specific topic that is meant to be read or listened to. As stated before, there are hundreds of different poems, yet two of my favorite poems can include “The Tyranny of a Nice or Suburban Girl” by Sarah J. Liebman and “Autobiography in Five Short Chapters” by Portia Nelson. Although both of these poems possess powerful tones as well as structures that are able to pass the meaning of the poem to the reader, the two of them are very different when it comes to figurative language.
In the poem “For That He Looked Not Upon Her” by George Gascoigne, Gascoigne uses the couplet at the end of the poem, duction of select words, and imagery to articulate the complex attitude of the speaker. The imagery in lines 2-4 develops and analyzes the complex attitude of the speaker by showing his “louring” self and about how he is depressed. This can be seen in line 2 where he was to “hold my louring head so low”. In line 3, the author furthers his gloominess by saying that he takes “no delight to range”, making it seem that it is a chore to look at her.