In the song “Winter Wonderland” Richard B. Smith, the lyricist created the theme that is to not take things for granted, instead go out and enjoy it by using the poetic devices of imagery, personification, and rhyme. Throughout the entire song thoughts of snow and sleigh rides went through my mind, as well as many other people’s. I believe that Smith did a magnificent job of having the lyrics fulfil the title Winter Wonderland. I chose this song for a couple of reasons actually, the first is that I extremely miss the snow and the coldness, basically the “normal” characteristics for winter in the North East where I mainly lived. Secondly, I have loved this song, even more around Christmas time, since I was a child.
The two poems, “Remember” and “The Cross of Snow,” both discuss death but take different views on the subject. “Remember” explains that people should remember the dead but also move on so they can be happy; while, “The Cross of Snow” describes someone that cannot move on from the death of their loved one and is sad. Through conveying their messages, each poem uses various literary techniques. Although both poems use metaphors and powerful diction, “The Cross of Snow” employs a heavier use of imagery. Throughout each poem, metaphors are evident.
These two poems share a similarity of their connection of love with natural elements whereas Drake’s Burned Alive conveys love to be a source of pain. The poem expresses how he “swallowed the pain over and over to slumber in the field of her, without wake. Just dreaming,” of how his life would be without her, “… too incomplete.” Through this poem, the author indicates that love is a journey of pain that requires patience and
The short story “What Happened During the Ice Storm” utilizes two major literary elements; one of which expresses a current social issue. The author, Jim Heynen, employes allegory and imagery to represent charity and self-sacrifice. Imagery is often used in this short story to create a somber tone, for instance “most animals were safe…But not the pheasants” and ”The boys stood still in the icy rain. Their breath came out in slow puffs of steam.” The boys and the pheasants are allegorical representations: The pheasants represent someone who is in need, and consequently, the boys using their coats to warm the pheasants represents the choice self-sacrifice over self-preservation. The purpose of the short story is to make the reader ask themselves
Use of Imagery in “The Chrysanthemums” John Steinbeck’s short story, “The Chrysanthemums,” written in 1934, and published in 1937 which became famous. He eventually received a Nobel Prize for his “realistic as well as imaginative writings, distinguished by a sympathetic humor and a keen social perception.” “The Chrysanthemums” depicts about feminism in the character of Elisa Allen and her experiences as a woman. Steinbeck was recognized masterful at developing his themes through the use of imagery and symbolism. The themes in this story focused on confinement, isolation, and limitations in life. “The high gray-flannel fog of winter closed off the Salinas Valley from the sky and from all the rest of the world.
Although Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman were both romantic poets they interpreted society and death in two completely different ways. Emily Dickinson had a strong cold feeling toward society, so much so that she shut herself in a room and focused on expressing her emotions through poetry. At the
When I read the poem “The Tide Rises The Tide Falls” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, I was interested in finding out if the author’s personal life was involved when writing this. While reading this poem I enjoyed the variation of imagery presented. I struggled a little bit with why Longfellow kept repeating the idea of how the tide rises and the tide falls but it made me realize how he is explaining that life is a cycle. After analyzing this poem I believe that Longfellow’s poem “The Tide Rises The Tide Falls” demonstrates how life is a cycle that keeps recurring and that time won’t stop for you no matter what happens. This theme was communicated through the poet’s use of alliteration, imagery and personification.
Repeating statements reveal the intention and heaviness of the words repeated. Mood depicts the emotions of the story. The weather and environment of the story control the mood. In the short story by Raymond Carver in “Popular Mechanics” magazine, the weather is present to affect the mood of the story. The melting snow signifies the melting away of their love for each other.
From Blake’s perspective, a passage through experience is necessary before entrance into a final state of vision, as it describes a journey from childhood innocence to maturity. In contrast to the omniscient narrator in the first poem, this poem uses the first-person singular ‘I’, indicating that he is now able to reflect deeply on his situation. The poem begins with the narrator amidst ‘a little black thing among the snow’, juxtaposing the experience of misery against the purity and whiteness of the snow. This stanza presents a self-contained introduction of the child’s plight, combined with monosyllabic phrases following the ABAB rhyme scheme which changes thereafter to an alternate rhyme scheme. Within this stanza, the conversation between the speaker and a sweeper establishes a slower, reflective pace and
Adversity draws men together and produces beauty and harmony in life’s relationships, just as the cold of winter produces ice-flower on the window- panes, which vanish with the warmth. (Soren Kierkgaard) Vikram Seth’s first novel, The Golden Gate(1986) is a survey of contemporary love relationships in an urban society and the search for harmony with or without love relationships when situations are adverse. Love and survival are the central themes in Vikram Seth’s novels. The present chapter focuses on TGG, which is a novel written in verse form with rigid sonnet parameter. This is a very daring work, considering the fact that poetry is usually written in free verse today and drama has been written in blank verse, but the said novel has been written in iambic tetrameter.
This is similar to “Nothing Gold Can Stay” by Robert Frost because in both poems it speaks about the idea of things changing and never going back to what they originally were. Another similarity between these poems is that the central image you get from it is about nature. In “Nothing Gold Can Stay”, it’s based around flowers, gold, and the Garden of Eden. While in “Birches”, it is based around birches, obviously. A final similarity between these two poems is that they both talk about how a certain force causes change.