The speaker uses figurative language to help us easily understand what we as readers do, by comparison between unalike items. Lastly, the speaker uses imagery throughout the poem, to give us the idea of what is trying to be conveyed to us. All of these poetic elements are found inside the poem giving us an idea of the theme. The theme that the speaker is trying to help us understand, is that we as readers should enjoy the poem for its quality or content, and go more in depth in our thinking, rather than just sitting there trying to figure out what it means by not opening our eyes. Diction is very heavily influenced in the poem, mainly because of the way that the words create connotation as to how they affect us.
- William Shakespeare is a poet who write this poem, he was born in 1564. He is widely regarded as the greatest English writer of all time, and wrote 154 sonnets, he was a very dynamic playwright and writer. He enjoyed history which was shown through his writing. He excelled at writing many kinds of different genres of plays. This poem (sonnet 18) is devoted to praising a friend or lover, traditionally known as the 'fair youth', the sonnet itself a guarantee that this person's beauty will be sustained.
The capacity to create fictional worlds, some completely different from our own or some that are similar to and related to the life of the world within which we live. One of the most important reasons to have an emotional engagement in literature is in our empathy, humility, and our imagination. Which is the reason why we are so easily able to immerse ourselves in these alternate realities when we are reading a sci-fi or a drama piece. Another example would be how poetic texts are able to rhetorically engage and manipulate our feelings. More often than not, people turn to books and poetry during hard times.
The tone ii the poem is immensely important because it tells the reader the attitude or feeling the poet takes toward a theme or subject. In other words, how the author feels about the subject in the poem. This is done by the choice of certain words or the inclusion of certain details rather than others. There can be two poems that are written about the same subject, but mean entirely different things because of the tone conveyed by the poet. For example, Richard Lovelace “To Lucasta On Going to the Wars”, and Wilfred Owen’s “Dulce et Decorum Est”, are both poems written about war, but the poems’ difference in tones make the two very different pieces from each other.
Poems are most likely to be used to express emotions and stories of tales. Poems use many different strategies to make the poem individual and meaningful to the readers who take the time to embrace it. Authors take precise time and dedication to put these words together to form a lesson or a theme. The two popular poems, “Crossing the Bar” by Tennyson and “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night” written by Dylan Thomas use many tools to further their poem to make them meaningful and remembered. The two authors use the two strategies, diction and syntax to provoke the imagery, tone, and create a mood all to reveal the lessons and themes within the poem.
William Shakespeare's sonnet, "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day" is describing to the reader a perfect young man. Some people believe that Sonnet 18 is one of the greatest love poems of all time, it is certainly one of the most famous of Shakespeare's Sonnets. Shakespeare wrote this sonnet, like the others, in iambic pentameter. The poem begins by slowly building the image of a young man, who eventually ends up being described as a human being who is above every other person he has laid eyes on. He deals with beauty and how it affects time.
In Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself’, one can appreciate the poem properly by understanding the poem’s voice, imagery, figures of speech, symbols, word choice, and theme. To understand it though requires a great deal of thought to arrive to the meaning behind the writing. Especially since this poem was written in the nineteenth century and is written in a very loose structure and free verse. Firstly, the speaker of the poem is an individual, Walt Whitman himself, as seen by the repetition of “I” in the poem. In addition, the poem’s title “Song of Myself’ gives us a hint that it will be about himself.
Poetic devices are important in literature because they help to convey a message, add spontaneity to a poem, and give the reader a strong visual. Some poems are lengthy, and some poems can be very short, however when analyzed, they all express a deeper message. For example, when examining the poem, "The Changeling," by Judith Ortiz Cofer, the reader can easily spot the important message which the author is trying to reveal to the reader through the use of poetic devices. When closely reading this poem, the language and the terminology applied by Cofer enhances the readers ability to make connections between the theme of this poem and how it can be applied to real world scenarios. The poetic devices incorporated into the poem, "The Changeling," reflect on how young children interpret gender roles in their own way.
Hearing Jordan reading this poem is crucial to appreciating and understanding the power of her poetry. “Poem about my rights” is personal, intimate and has a quality where the listeners feel as if the speaker is talking directly to them. Jordan uses language boldly and fully. She does not shy away from stereotypically or conventionally cuss words or ideas which may upset some listeners. In the poem she speaks about social and political issues that are real and issues which she feels should not be.
Symbolism is a way to express a specific idea or to convey a certain message by using symbols. An action, person, place, word or object can all have a symbolic and deeper meaning not just a surface meaning. The Symbolism a technique used in literature when some things are not to be taken literally, it can also give insight to the reader and it can be a way of attracting too, to let the readers know what is behind each symbol in the story. Symbolism also can make any literary work more complex. It gives the literary work two layers of meaning, the first layer is the literal meaning or the surface meaning and the second layer is the deeper meaning of the symbolic words, persons or actions.