Poetry is an effective means used to convey a variety of emotions, from grief, to love, to empathy. This form of text relies heavily on imagery and comparison to inflict the reader with the associated feelings. As such, is displayed within Stephen Dunn 's, aptly named poem, Empathy. Quite ironically, Dunn implores strong diction to string along his cohesive plot of a man seeing the world in an emphatic light. The text starts off by establishing the military background of the main protagonist, as he awaits a call from his lover in a hotel room. After his significant other finally calls him, presumably to end the relationship, he then aimlessly goes to the zoo. Empathy, by Stephen Dunn exponentially displays the interplay of empathy and self interests, as the main protagonist seeks out his individualistic desires by searching for an empathetic connection through other living vessels.`
In the society, people focus much on heroes to see whether they will fall or remain as heroes. The poem ‘Hard Rock Returns to Prison...’ is a narrative tale of life in prison. ‘Hard Rock’ is a hero in the prisons. Every member of the prison are out to see how he has lost his lobotomy. The surgical operation he had gone in his forehead makes him lose his status as a hero in the emotional reaction of despair as other prisoners watch. In analyzing this poem, the main point of focus is that the poet achieves a contemplative mood by listing surface events that are emotional in nature.
All over the world there are diverse authors who want to represent their feeling in the various types of writings. One of the most frequently used classifications of writing can include poetry; a composition that represents a feeling on a specific topic that is meant to be read or listened to. As stated before, there are hundreds of different poems, yet two of my favorite poems can include “The Tyranny of a Nice or Suburban Girl” by Sarah J. Liebman and “Autobiography in Five Short Chapters” by Portia Nelson. Although both of these poems possess powerful tones as well as structures that are able to pass the meaning of the poem to the reader, the two of them are very different when it comes to figurative language. With “The Tyranny of a Nice or Suburban Girl” having a lack of any figurative language, it has a persuasive tone, theme, and structure to make up for this loss. Meanwhile, “Autobiography in Five Short Chapters” has a presence of metaphors, symbolism, and hyperboles that accompanied by it’s own compelling tone, theme, and structure are able to create a clear message towards the reader.
An innumerable amount of poems have been written over the history of humanity. With so many poems, there is an inevitable amount of similarity in the poems that exist, but on the other hand a guarantee of a certain degree of diversity. Even with two poems that seem to be exactly the same, one might find that they have contrasting elements upon dissecting them, and vice-versa. An example of two poems like this are “The Lanyard” by Billy Collins and “The Gift” by Li-Young Lee. Both poems contain like themes, similar yet disparate tones, and differ in their language use.
The final poem of significance is Jazzonia, in which Hughes experiments with literary form to transform the act of listening to jazz into an ahistorical and biblical act. Neglecting form, it is easy to interpret the poem shallowly as a simple depiction of a night-out in a cabaret with jazz whipping people into a jovial frenzy of singing and dancing. But, the poem possesses more depth, when you immerse yourself in the literary form. The first aspect of form to interrogate is the couplet Hughes thrice repeats: “Oh, silver tree!/Oh, shining rivers of the soul!” Here, we see the first transformation. The “silver tree” alludes to an instrument used to perform jazz (probably a saxophone). “Trees” are long, like a saxophone, and the “keys” and “key
Rudyard Kipling’s poem The Female of the Species has had a great cultural impact, with the title and refrain “The female of the species is more deadly than the male” being seen widely throughout popular culture since its first publication in the Morning Post in 1911. Whilst the poem has been lauded for the presentation of women having “A greater adventurous spirit and more courage than the man,”  when one looks deeper Kipling’s distinctly Victorian views of the female of the species are brought to light.
First of all, I am going to describing my broken heart of a mother who’s having problems in a family, as well as the readers want to know what happened with these two poems Marks and At the Hospital. Now we’re going to find out what was happened in these poems as the authors were talking about into it. There are many different of the poems in the many kind of situation of the pattern of sounds, but the audiences want to know these poems just as the authors who created the poems. First we have to looking for the authors of these two poems and we wants to know what’s going on at the poems, to know what’s going on into the poems and anything about the poems with the senses.
Because of the time period this poem was written in, I believe the dialogue occurs between a man and a woman who are attempting to understand one another 's perspective on their shared relationship. Differences in the tone and manner of voice are extremely apparent throughout the entirety of the poem. I believe the woman is struggling to communicate her intimate feelings to her male counterpart because the male is not reciprocating the same affection towards her. This can be seen in the first line of the poem where the two say: “‘I thought you loved me. ' 'No, it was only fun. '” (Stuart 514, Line 1). The reason I believe this is between a man and a woman is because of the manner by which they speak to each other. One character mentions to the other: “‘With your head turned up, and the flower in your hair,’" (Line 8).
Sir Walter Raleigh was an English explorer who became a favorite of Queen Elizabeth after he severed in her army. He was the half-brother of Sir Humphrey Gilbert who went lost at sea in the efforts of trying to cross the North Atlantic in an attempt to colonize the North America. Sir Walter Raleigh was knighted in 1584 and sought to establish a colony. Between 1585 and 1589, he helped establish a colony near Roanoke Island, which is on the coast of what is now North Carolina, and he named the colony Virginia. He chose these name in honor of the virgin queen, Elizabeth. When a second voyage was sent in 1590, they found no trace of the colony Sir Raleigh established and the settlement is known as the “Lost Colony of Roanoke Island.”
He is hard to understand. His thinking level is not as high as others. The way he pronounces words are different. His mind focuses on topics that are not important to most people. It is like he is in another world. Most people cannot comprehend with him. He is lost in his mind. This scenario is a description of a person with disabilities. However, “The Poet” by Tom Wayman is about a poet employing a poem from “A Checklist in Aid in the Detection of Learning Disabilities” and how those disabilities relate to poets. “A Checklist in Aid in the Detection of Learning Disabilities” is a catalog on examples of disabilities and actions people with those problems might have. His poem compares disabilities
The epic poem Omeros by Derek Walcott is written in non-rhyming, non-metrical tercets. However, the third canto in Chapter XXXIII deviates from this structure and takes the shape of a smaller poem comprised of 17 rhyming couplets. The diction in this section creates an ominous tone, that is emphasized by the metrical cadence, to highlight the narrator’s feelings of loneliness and grief being alone in the house he once shared with his lost lover. The regularity and rhythm created by the rhyming couplets in this canto illustrate the narrator’s attempt to make sense of and come to terms with the emotions that have manifested within the house.
In the 90’s, a widely popular youth television show was “Boys Meets World” which was greatly acclaimed for its cultural impact. The show was a simple show about a young boy going through life with his troublesome best friend. Despite the initial simplicity, the show was popular due to its controversial topics such as child abuse, sexual harassment, religion, and interracial dating. Despite the high popularity, the show did end but managed to gain a spin-off years later. The spin-off “Girls Meets World” is a continuation of the old, now regarding the daughter of two main characters from the original show and how she survives life with her troublesome best friend. However, despite the growing anticipation the show greatly lacked popularity than
The diction used in the poem above was selected specially to provide the emphasis to the theme of the poem. Kenneth Rexroth chose the word imperceptibly to describe the movement of the wind. Imperceptibly in simple terms means slowly , but that specific word was chosen because the word’s alternative meaning,not perceived by the senses, provides a different connotation to the way the wind moves. In the first stanza , the word sinuous is used to describe view of the mountains and the sea. The words was chosen to represent overlapping view of the mountains and the sea. The diction used in the poem emphasizes the meaning of the poem through supporting the theme that one should enjoy the beauties of nature. One of the main topics of the Beats generation
On many occasions, people may find poems without rhyme schemes uninteresting, bland, or maybe not even poems at all. Though rhyme is not necessarily needed to make a poem good, it is a technique used by poets to create emphasis on certain aspects of specific themes they are trying to express. Moreover, rhyme schemes may contribute to the mood or tone of a piece, or even be used to create a certain rhythm or flow. Poems like “Sound and Sense” by Alexander Pope, “That Time of Year” by the famous William Shakespeare, and “We Wear the Mask” by Paul Laurence Dunbar, are perfectly good examples of professionals taking their writing to the next level with a touch of rhyme. Each of these authors have contributed greatly to the art of writing, and though their situations, or motives, for writing the poems may be different, their effective use of the different schemes helps the authors create a certain feeling to each verse in their work. The rhyme schemes in “Sound and Sense,” “That Time of Year,” and “We Wear the Mask” contribute to the author 's feelings on vital situations they face through their daily life.
He was an utterance of undoing with a shy smile and plain brown eyes. He had tousled, almost black hair and glowed with both poignancy and tribulations. Every time I thought about it, thought about him, all I recalled was him being a dreamer and a lover and very talented at both. When I was with him, insecure and stressed, I forgot all those inconvenient times where holding on to him was almost second nature, and how my hands left bruises.