Solitude By Ella Wheeler Wilcox: Poem Analysis

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Solitude by Ella Wheeler Wilcox Solitude by Ella Wheeler Wilcox was published in 1883, it was poem which reflected that of romanticized environment as well as a mirrored narrative which depicts the harsh reality of just how cruel and twisted humanity is. She tells a tale which revolves around how a facade can take someone closer to want they want, rather than showing the world the truth behind their own being which would result in being abandoned and alone. This poem take a form that a predominant amount of her poems hadn’t reached yet, she had transformed her soft lullabies into the beating of a drum all the while keeping her feminine alliteration in tact. Wilcox uses antithesis to create a universal theme of individual vs. society, yet she was also able to clearly bring forth the idea of an unbreakable pattern with an unfortunate end using Aphorism to further her universal truth. Antithesis is one of the most common literary elements…show more content…
At one point or another every human being is forced to face themselves, which is what Wilcox is really trying to point out, this point helps to highlight the individual vs. society effect because it works as the main starting point. Wilcox pointed out things which in her perspective were avoidable in the beginning of the poem, but by the time the reader reaches the end it comes with all these multiple probabilities that she suggested earlier on becoming inevitable and necessary. Another example of Wilcox’s very clear and almost absolute point is whenever she wrote “But no man can help you die.” (line 20 Wilcox) this statements diction on its own holds a very strong and necessary point. She in way states her own strength and independence, like drawing a line between herself and false lies of the environment around her. The statement bluntness and obvious universal truth is what makes it to become
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