Introduction Lesbia is the subject of Catullus’s most passionate and seemingly sincere poems. The relationship between Catullus and Lesbia is tumultuous to say the least. His poems about Lesbia and their relationship display a wide range of emotions which change from a relationship of tenderness and love, to one of uncertainty, to one of sorrow and disappointment. They rapidly fall in and out of love with another. Their affections for one another are fickle and constantly changing.
While they share these common factors, they also oppose one another as one is in a male’s perspective and the other is in the perspective of a female, one ends with life while the other ends in death, and one uses dialogue and the other has a sparing amount. Despite these differences both writers use many poetic devices to present the speaker’s thoughts and feelings in a strategic manner to make for two great poems. Elizabeth Barret Browning was an amazing poet in the Victorian era, and she started
Even though both of the poems have completely different tones and emotions toward the reader, they are both extremely powerful and heartfelt. It is evident that the two poems, “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe and “i carry your heart with me(i carry it in my heart)” by E E Cummings, have many differences because one poem makes the reader feel a sense of loneliness, abandonment, sorrow, and
The “Sassiness” is supported by the sarcasm in the poem and the pride and feelings of certainty. “The Sassiness” also gives a certain humoristic tone to the poem. The use of the words “haughtiness, sexiness” contributes to this tone of over-confidence, boldness and playfulness. She wants to overcome sexism and the oppression of women by the use of the following recurring questions: “Does my haughtiness offend you? “ “Does my sexiness offend you”, “Does my sassiness upset
In addition, he writes a wide range of religious poems. . These poems show about the intellectual, spiritual, and emotional conflicts, which john passed throughout his life. Donne 's love poetry is a very complex phenomenon. John Donne had a variety of themes in his poem.
Those topics where natural beauty, sorrows, facial features, and affection. Whereas males would be more inclined to write about violence in their works (Jokers). Considering, he was a fairly feminine man who enjoyed fashion and cared about aesthetics, it is natural that what he wrote about was closely aligned with what the common woman was writing about. Wilde was not the typical Irish man of his time and his poetry showed no different. However, even if he did not fit the men of his time, he still fit the women.
Sandburg reinforced this point with the image of war torn bodies piled up and then shoveled under the earth. It is reminiscent of the imagery of sweeping unpleasant things under a rug or carpet. Only in this case, the shoveling represents the unpleasant reality and gruesome evidence of battle and war under a carpet of grass. The imagery to drive his point into the consciousness is as deep as the forgotten memories of war and battles and death. This is a grim statement, as relevant today as when Sandburg published this poem in 1918 on the heels of World War I.
Owens uses this in the first stanza, when he writes "Knock-kneed". Owens wanted to emphasize and get the reader to visualize what the soldiers looked like and felt during the war by repeating the hard sound 'kn'. To add on to this, the poet accents certain sounds in words. In the first stanza, the author uses the
The poet conveys this theme by describing the point of view of a soldier who witnessed the death of a comrade, killed by poisoned gas. “His hanging face, like a devil 's sick of sin; If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood; Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs” This description creates a feeling of revulsion felt by the reader and presents an insiders perspective of war which they undoubtedly hadn’t experienced. The poems serves as a description of the horrors of war in the hopes that the reader will change their viewpoint on the notion of soldiers being humiliated and forced to serve in the army. This purpose is explicitly clear in the last few lines, “My friend, you would not tell with such high zest; To children ardent for some desperate glory, The old Lie; Dulce et Decorum est; Pro patria mori”. The angry and horrific tone of the poem also helps to convey
“Bishop’s carefully judged use of language aids the reader to uncover the intensity of feeling in her poetry.” Elizabeth Bishop’s superb use of language in her introspective poetry allows the reader to grasp a better understand of feeling in her poetry. Bishop’s concentration of minor details led to her being referred to as a “miniaturist”, however this allows her to paint vivid imagery, immersing the reader in her chosen scenario. Through descriptive detail, use of metaphor, simile, and many other excellently executed stylistic devices, the reader can almost feel the emotion being conveyed. Bishop clearly demonstrates her innate talent to communicate environments at ease. Throughout her poetry she remains honest, painting an unflattering self-portrait through lyrical beauty, allowing us to empathize with her.