As one can see in the first stanza, the inhabitants “are neither bispana india negra española / ni gabacha, eres mestiza, mulata, half-breed” (2-3). Anzaldua intentionally omits punctuation in this case to force readers move on to the next line despite a desire to pause; thus, the separate lines encounter a greater purpose. In effect, the author is able to fabricate a competing scenario between the distinct lines of the poem, as each line competes for the reader’s attention, so do the various sources of the inhabitant’s make-up. In doing this, author is able to mirror the structure of the poem with the internal state of the Borderland
He also conceals why she can only hold it for an hour and why leaf subsides to leaf. In Robert Frosts Nothing Gold Can Stay the poem does not stress cultural details, behavior, dress, or speech. No the poem is not an obvious fantasy. The poem does not seem like an obvious fantasy because it is talking about nature and is about life. Since nature and life are not fantasy, then the poem is most likely not fantasy.
Her poetry was deemed peculiar and many refused to publish her because of it. After being denied and rejected so many times, she wrote her poetry in spite of them, to prove she was a better poet than they gave her credit for. Today, she is known as one of the biggest influences on American poetry and has the kind of name association she wished she had back in the
The Waking by Theodore Roethke is a musical-themed poem. In addition, the book, Perrine’s Literature, states that it uses refrain which is when the “poet may repeat whole words, phrases, lines, or groups of lines […] in a fixed pattern” (Pg. 837). Due to the use of refrain, it made this poem even harder for me to decipher. However, after reading it several times, I came to the conclusion as to what the meaning of the poem might be, because Roethke is trying to show us that we as humans often follow a path not of our owns that is often pre-determined by our brains or other meanings.
‘To Any Reader’ could be the start of the poem, the title or indeed both. There is cause for debate as there is no clear break or jump from the title to the actual body of the poem; the words flow. This is a more open way of starting a poem, though it may be unconventional. As a contrast to How to be Gravity, the poem’s title is more relaxed and vague which also foreshadows what we will see as we read on. The theme within the two poems is the relationship between a mother and her child.
During the poem, the narrator goes on a mental journey to her past. A great part about analyzing things is that there is no one right answer. Literary works can be interpreted in many ways, none of which are flat out wrong is you can explain your
Just as Shakespeare did, she uses a comparison to a relatable subject. She used her literature as her child, but unlike Shakespeare, she does not believe that her subject is perfect. Charlotte referred from the beginning of the piece to the work being “ill-formed” meaning full of grammatical mistakes and how the work no matter how much she tried to mend it she still did not see it as perfect. Both poets also hold a very close relationship to the subject of the poem. The attachments are alike in the matter that the author uses common metaphors.
In her poetry, Dickinson was always trying to get at the heart of the things. This contributed to creating her unique writing style. Her efforts to eliminate inessential language and punctuation resulted in creating breathtaking effects on her poems. Dickinson drops endings from verbs and nouns and leaves out connecting words. By compressing the language Dickinson created her ultimate and unique signature.
However, while there are artworks that are appropriate for this, some artworks are not. ‘The Lottery’ falls into the former category. To begin with, the story lacks information. It sounds like a weakness, but it isn’t. As ‘The Lottery’ is a short story, the author doesn’t expound each and every detail.
In the “Siren Song” by Margaret Atwood, there is a tremendous use of literary devices to emphasize and create her theme. The theme of the “Siren Song” is one of deception and lies, the speaker talks about how the reader is “unique” (24) and how “only you, only you can” (23) help her. The siren deceives the reader by making him believe that we are the greatest heroes and that only we can save her. The poem is written in the point of view of the siren, this allows the reader to uncover the poem with them which creates a deeper more realistic story. The siren says “will you get me out of this bird suit” (11-12), Atwood’s word choice plays a big part in making the speaking siren sound like a victim that’s trapped in the form of a siren.