The Move From Cape Coast By Gwen Harwood Poetic Techniques

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Poetry is the literature created from the soul. The idea behind poetry feeds from the emotion and the creativity given by the author. For some, Poetry is understood as the desire for no written rules or room for boundaries. This reflection will present an analysis of the various techniques and interventions which develops a poem. The reflection will also compare and critic the works of Charles Olson (1997) and Jill Jones (2009).
As imagery is well-known as a primary literary poetic technique, imagery is used to capture the senses from the reader or audience. Individuals gain a clearer understanding of the world they live in through their senses. The technique is used to heighten the reader's ability to appeal to each sense, touch, sight, smell
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Jones (2009) uses that nature of sexuality to depict a discovery of a hidden poetry, a form of poetry which drawers elements, inspirations, and reflections from other creations. ‘In the Park’ by Gwen Harwood and ‘The move from Cape Coast’ are two similar poems. Both poems channel lost of home and identity. The two use simple poetic techniques to evoke emotion from the reader, with striking imagery the audience are able to capture a geographical sense of both poems. Hardwoods work unravels the challenges of motherhood, as they do not live the same life as before “...Her clothes out of date”, this line demonstrates to the audience that a mother scarifies her identity for her child. Taking upon this inspiration, ‘The move from Cape Coast’ has taken the same fourteen line sonnet structure to romanticise the thought of being taken away from home. Though ‘The move from Cape Coast’ drawers negative imagery, like Hardwoods work, it challenges the reader a sympathetic tone. ‘The move from Cape Coast’ was composed through grasping different elements from other works and
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