The poem is not good to read only because of its subject, however. The use of repetition and symbolism in “Blink Your Eyes” adds more depth to the poem, and highlights the societal issues that the author and others of his race have felt. Use of repetition in poetry directs the reader 's attention to that word or phrase, as Sundiata does in “Blink Your Eyes.” Along with how the stanzas are formed, the repetition used sets a pace to the poem. In the first stanza, Sundiata writes “thru a red light red light red light” (Sundiata 503). The use of repetition here is smart, because the “red light” that is spoken of has two meanings and is crucial to the overall theme of the poem.
Even though he only wrote “Identity” this poem shows so many from just reading this. When reading this poem automatically could tell how much feeling was behind this, not knowing what he has gone through. He used a situation that was all around and such a huge issue that is important to the society today. Also using an issue and putting it into a totally different story, but with the same meaning. For example, in his poem, it state “I 'd rather smell of musty, green stench than of sweet, fragrant lilac.
Even though he only wrote “Identity” this poem shows so many from just reading this. When reading this poem automatically could tell how much feeling was behind this, not knowing what he has gone through. He used a situation that was all around and such a huge issue that is important to the society today. Also using an issue and putting it into a totally different story, but with the same meaning. For example, in his poem, it states “I'd rather smell of musty, green stench than of sweet, fragrant lilac.
Each line is iambic, with four stressed syllables: Within the four lines of each stanza, the first, second, and fourth lines rhyme. The third line does not, but it sets up the rhymes for the next stanza. For example, in the third stanza, queer, near, and year all rhyme, but lake rhymes with shake, mistake,and flake in the following stanza. The notable exception to this pattern comes in the final stanza, where the third line rhymes with the previous two and is repeated as the fourth line. Do not be fooled by the simple words and the easiness of the rhymes; this is a very difficult form to achieve in English without debilitating a poem’s content with forced
Purdy frequently uses colours and sounds throughout this poem to create unique and vivid images. Purdy describes colour and sound separately, but near the opening and closing of the poem he brings the two attributes together to create and impression of wholeness and symmetry. He relates the two in the lines “There are small purple surprises/ In the river’s white racket” (Purdy, 1 - 2). This creates a provoking image because it causes the reader to question what Purdy means by “white
To show a dark and sorrowful mood, Anna Swir uses long stanzas and proper sentence structure, while on the other hand, Rita Dove uses short stanzas and fragmented sentence structure to express a happy, joyful mood. The use of proper sentence structure and long stanzas creates a feeling of slow-moving poetry which makes readers feel that the poetry has a sorrowful mood. On the other hand, Rita Dove uses only couplets and fragmented sentence structure to compare fast-paced poetry. Another difference between the two poems is the number of stanzas. “I’ll Open the Window” by Anna Swir contains four stanzas, while “Flirtation” by Rita Dove contains ten stanzas.
Robert Frost does such a great job in describing that the birds are almost chirping in the image. Where the image can move all because of the description of nature in Nothing Gold Can Stay. Though this poem is made up of many metaphors and examples of personification, it does not use much figurative language like Onematopeia and alliteration. Robert Frost reading his poem is a big help to finding the tone and the feel of the poem that the author was trying to display. Natures first bud is precious and it’s conveying birth and ease because once nature blooms to that bright color it dies slowly.
Got the weary blues And can’t be satisfied” (25-28) are all great examples of repetitive lines being used in this poem in order to to emphasize a relaxed, yet depressing mood. It is also a free verse poem with an inconsistent rhyme scheme and meter, making the poem sound a lot like natural speech. However, Hughes adds hints of rhyme here and there throughout Chung 4 the entire poem as not to entirely exclude musical elements, for music is a vital concept that adds to the understanding of a blues poem such as this. Lastly, the poet masterfully utilizes poetic devices as a means of maximizing the vividness of the mood that is being conveyed. Hughes takes advantage of figurative language by using it to assist
According to James G. Southworth, Professor of Poetry at University of Toledo, “Theodore Roethke is an intensely introspective poet (Southworth 326).” Most of his poems are difficult for readers to understand, but his poems help us to think deeply and gain knowledge about life. “The Waking” is an example of Roethke’s thoughtful work. He uses metaphors to express his feeling of human life. Metaphors are tools that help us to compare one thing in terms of another without using like or as. According to Joni J.
Longfellow uses the repetition that could be euphonious for the readers. The repeated part is “And the tide rises, the tide falls.” This line helps understand the message in a significantly better way. The sound and language help inform the readers come to the conclusion that the author's mood is calm, but at the same time scared to see how a beautiful place could do a horrible thing. Longfellow did an excellent job in formatting the poem in a repetitive and mysterious way instead of being direct. A poem uses it’s own language of mystery to help readers solve and comprehend the hidden