In some areas, the paint used in the dots is the same color as the block of paint adjacent to the one the dots are inside. For example, in one of the purple quadrilaterals adjacent to the green expanse of color, the dots are a dark green that is similar in shade to the green used for the overall tree line. The vertical and horizontal lines on the cliff face create a series of quadrilaterals that give the painting rhythm and repetition. This repetition is almost soothing, offsetting the assertion of the vertical lines and complimenting the placidity of the horizontal ones. Overall, the unity of the painting comes primarily from the visual elements.
By nature, shorter poems are more densely packed with cues and devices because authors cannot express their intended message over the sweeping length of a poem but rather they must be more concise and creative. A poet may write a shorter poem to juxtapose a simple surface message to a more meaningful deeper message. Thus, complexity and artistic value are unrelated to length, but rather, they are developed through masterful writing. “Good Times” by Lucille Clifton embodies the double-edged sword of complex storytelling within a short poem, as she identifies the speaker 's occasional good memories to develop an image of the speaker’s typical abject life. The short poem is crafted with patterns of repetition, for there are so few lines to fit meaningful insight into.
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.
Matisse has portrayed the scene in an inviting and light-filled way and with a large variety of tones and colors used to paint the boats floating on the calm sea and the sky during the sunset. The use of such unnatural colors and the presence of revolutionary minimalist strokes represent the key features of the “art of the beasts” and provoked agitation within the critics. The colours of the painting are the main characters
The poem is another free verse and is only one long stanza and one sentence. Looking more into the poem, unlike “O Captain! My Captain!”, this poem does not have a certain rhyme scheme or rhythm, instead he uses diction to show the audience what he is trying to portray. The words that he chooses are upbeat and are positive. This poem uses figurative language and vivid imagery to show what he is thinking.
A Close Reading of The day came slow, till five o’clock, by Emily Dickinson The poetry of Emily Dickinson is notable for its simplicity of verse, peculiar capitalisation, and unusual, irregular punctuation. The simplicity of her poetic style however does not emulate an unsophisticated treatment of her themes, nor does it shy away from political motifs. Emily Dickinson grew up in the nineteenth-century in the rural parts of New England. Nature is therefore a common scene within her poetry. She had read a breadth of literature from writers of the Romantic Movement that sought spiritual meaning in nature – Wordsworth, Emerson, and Thoreau.
I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud by William Wordsworth The Mind. Wordsworth was an eminent English poet that together with Samuel Taylor Coleridge launched the Romantic Movement in literature with the 1798 publication of Lyrical Ballads. He is often described as a nature poet, as nature is in the focus of most of his poetry. However, to Wordsworth nature was much more than just a physical manifestation outside of ourselves. Wordsworth wrote most of his early poetry on the relationship between the mind and nature.
Haringer managed to reuse the images of the first stanza very artistically. Life, death, kisses and stars appear again to support the conclusion. The metrical change at “ohne” (v. 11) and the alliteration “Stern/Sterben” (v. 11-12) lend emphasis to the speaker’s message of how lucky the addressee should feel. Like other poems by Haringer, “Sommermüd” ends without punctuation mark
The poems are valuable not because they are beautiful (though they are this too) but "because they can serve as a catalyst for some of the most important states of the soul" (Great Eastern Philosophers). They remind both the poet and the peruser that happiness depends on knowing how to get joy from straightforwardness, and how to get away the oppression of acting
“A poem can be made of anything.“ This statement of William Carlos Williams in his work ‘Kora in Hell’ has become a universal characteristic for Imagist’s works. The innovative, early 20th century countermovement to preceding literary eras, known as the beginning of modernism “emphasized precision and treatment of the ‘thing’ over florid language and emotional affect, which the Imagists associated with Romanticism“ (Stinson 61-62). When considering Williams’s poem “The Red Wheelbarrow“, it could easily be said that it is just a poem about a wheelbarrow, but the first two lines signal that there is an important message in the poem. However, through contrasting the reading of the present and the imagining of the absent regarding “The Red Wheelbarrow“,