Being insecure has many different cover-ups. Different people have different ways of hiding their insecurities. In the story The Lovesong of J Alfred Prufrock, Mr. Prufrock’s insecurities are hidden behind the fact that he won’t speak to the woman he wants. In the poem Mr.Prufrock analyzes and compares himself to others. He often was stuck on how he isn't as young as everyone else.
For example, in his poem, it states “I'd rather smell of musty, green stench than of sweet, fragrant lilac. If I could stand alone, strong and free, I'd rather be a tall, ugly weed.” but in other words, this means “I would rather be unattractive and ugly, than pretty. If I could be alone happy and free I’d rather be ugly and unattractive”. Instead of just telling a straight up poem he used other ways to say it, like using flowers and people. Overall Julio’s poems are very different compared to other poet’s work.
Just as Shakespeare did, she uses a comparison to a relatable subject. She used her literature as her child, but unlike Shakespeare, she does not believe that her subject is perfect. Charlotte referred from the beginning of the piece to the work being “ill-formed” meaning full of grammatical mistakes and how the work no matter how much she tried to mend it she still did not see it as perfect. Both poets also hold a very close relationship to the subject of the poem. The attachments are alike in the matter that the author uses common metaphors.
For example, in his poem, it state “I 'd rather smell of musty, green stench than of sweet, fragrant lilac. If I could stand alone, strong and free, I 'd rather be a tall, ugly weed.” but in other words, this means “I would rather be unattractive and ugly, than pretty. If I could be alone happy and free I’d rather be ugly and unattractive”. Instead of just telling a straight up poem he used other ways to say it, like using flowers and people, being more creative. Overall Julio’s poems are very different compared to other poet’s work.
One line that I found interesting, "Figural development in a poem is possible in a villanelle. But the form refuses to tell a story. It circles around and around, refusing to go forward…" (Strand, Boland 8) At first I found this hard to believe and still have to ponder it more, that a poem can't tell a story, but if you look at it less figuratively you realize what the authors are trying to prove because the rules of writing a villanelle restrict it to be repetitive and looping the lines
When the reader first sees this poem on the page they think that it is a bunch of nonsense such as it is a broken up telephone message that the receiver doesn’t understand half of it and the message just turns into gibberish. Some readers can say that the poem is childish, really simple to read and not get the gist of it as well as repetitive. Other readers may think that it is a silly aspect and feel ashamed to even read it aloud or just read it in general. In other words, the world today members of society take things way too seriously and what us humans have to say isn’t always important or have a purpose and is finally catchy. The reader when they first read this poem would think the poem is full of words that mean absolutely nothing and just move on to the next
She also puts hyphens after words as if there is more to the sentence that isn't included in the poem. By doing this she creates uncertainty and keeps the reader engaged with confusion. Her unorthodox grammar habits also leave room for interpretation, instead of spoon feeding the story she provides an outline and leaves the rest up to imagination so that the we can fill in whatever darkness haunts our own life. Frost uses different methods to leave the reader confused. The title of his poem is “Acquainted with the night” and typically the word acquainted doesn’t instill fear.
‘To Any Reader’ could be the start of the poem, the title or indeed both. There is cause for debate as there is no clear break or jump from the title to the actual body of the poem; the words flow. This is a more open way of starting a poem, though it may be unconventional. As a contrast to How to be Gravity, the poem’s title is more relaxed and vague which also foreshadows what we will see as we read on. The theme within the two poems is the relationship between a mother and her child.
Without his influence of structure, the poem would merely be, “Black against white sky”. There is a world of difference between what it literally was, letter by letter, and what he made it. By using structure creatively and using odd punctuation marks in places that they most certainly don’t belong in a grammatical sense it creates more of a feeling of distraction and disorder. The poem is given an opposite meaning without even changing a single word. If you were to fully analyze this poem without all of its additions, it would be the absolute antithesis of what he has made it to be: interesting and mild chaotic.
Moreover, imagery through the word choice of “long, lonely avenue of elms” (22) is present in the longest verse of the poem. This setting emits vibes of isolation. The impact of a loss identity is ongoing: individuals can suppress their thoughts and lose their ability to express themselves. The idea of an unwritten letter is proven through this idea, as there are individuals who wish to guide those who have experienced a loss of their identity. Unfortunately, trust is difficult to form and it can be impossible for others to assist those who have no