Galway Kinnell’s “Blackberry Eating” is an excellent example of how sound enhances poetry. Kinnell’s outstanding use of repeated alliterations gives the poem a different feel than many other poems. The constant use of soft sounds, interrupted quickly by a few hard sounds develops the feeling that Kinnell wanted me to feel. The repetitive use of certain words slows the reader down to allow them to cherish the poem, and the blackberries longer. The alliterations of this poem greatly increase its overall effect.
Poetry is a type of literary work where authors can express their views on feelings, life or something they feel strongly about. Mark Strand and Larry Levis used poems to express their views on poetry. Emotions can be portrayed in a positive way, such as the happiness that is expressed in “Eating Poetry” by Strand, or in a negative way, such as the sad and depressing tone that is conveyed in “The Poem You Asked For” by Levis. Through characterization, imagery and point of view, the authors of these poems made the readers see poetry from different perspectives and emotions. Characterization is used in poetry to help the author bring to life or describe one of the main focuses of their writing, in this case, poetry.
1. When I was in grade school we studied poetry in the form of small, rhyming poems; they were pretty and nice but nothing really stood out to me. These poems had well placed words but just words, they did not have extraordinary meaning. I found poetry to be nothing special until, with the help of a teacher, I discovered the works of Edgar Allen Poe. I was quite young and needed instruction on how to dig in to what the poem was really saying; but when I realized how sophisticated Poe’s writings are, I could not get enough.
In stanza 3 states “But I hung on like death,” uses simile. It benefits the cause of alcohol that soon becomes tragic for the son. He’s gotten used to it that being abused, death can affect him. Additionally it touches people's ideas to illuminate the true meaning of the poem and to create a negative picture in the reader's mind that is shown by the son of an abusive father. In stanza 13 through 14, “You beat time on my head with a palm caked hard by dirt.”
Poetry is an important part of literature which conveys an author 's ideas across to the reader through the use of descriptive language. Poetry helps an author to express their inner emotions and often incorporates various poetic devices which enriches the text. Poetry gives the reader a different perspective and when read closely, can give the audience a look into the authors imagination. Likewise, poetic devices enhance the writing and can drastically change the mood of the poem, as well as, how the reader interprets the poem. Poetic devices are important in literature because they help to convey a message, add spontaneity to a poem, and give the reader a strong visual.
To begin with,poems all hold different meanings for everyone. My take on the poem on “Grape Sherbet” was how the character in the story could not remember the taste of the sherbet,often things can be lost to us once we stop experiencing seeing it,but it will never be
For many centuries, poetry has been at the center of communication and expression. Poetry has progressed, and styles have changed. However, there are some concepts in poetry that have not been transformed; every single poem contains a theme that readers can analyze. Authors will use different methods to make sure that their themes are understood. For example, authors could use a variety of imagery, repetition, structure, and history to achieve their theme.
Poems are short meaningful pieces of literature that can be interpreted in multiple ways depending upon the reader at hand. That is what makes a poem unique compared to other literature pieces because in a poem the author tends to use figurative language to fulfill meaning behind their work. One poem “Love is a Sickness Full of Woes” by Samuel Daniel describes the pains of being lovesick. Love can either benefit us if nurtured and cared for, but if not tended to then let loose can ultimately hurt us. As to another poem “American Solitude” by Grace Schulman describes a life of solitude being most warming to the soul to ward off loneliness.
This poem has an apparent rhyme scheme. The last word in each line rhymes with the last word in the line directly under it. This lets the reader almost sing through the poem. There is a very nonchalant tone and feel to the poem. The lack of detail in the poem lets the readers imagination create the situation in which the person dies.
What makes Kevin Young writing highly enjoyable to read is his ability to connect to the reader with what we need in our daily lives; food. And such has made him a talented writer. In addition, his analogies and short line style of writing is what makes his poems appealing and comprehendible to a reader. Many writers find comfort in certain things, and Kevin Young seems to enjoy his delicacy, as we can enjoy from his
Poems are pieces of writing in which writers express their senses of feelings, and ideas for particular events. Every word, line, and paragraph has its meanings. Poems come in different shapes, sizes, tones, and stories. Some comes in sad moments. Some comes in happy moments.
(31) The appreciation for food is made apparent when the author is able to describe his memory of when he received his first cookbook: “My older sister and I were in elementary school when our mother bought us our first cookbook.” (31) The author uses food and cooking as a type of identity that separated himself from his classmates: “While my classmates were taking acid and having sex in their cars, I was arranging sausage buttons and sliced peppers into smiley faces.”
Poetry is a very unique type of writing. Poetry allows people to express their emotions in a way they feel comfortable. Every poem has a meaning to it, whether it is talking about food, interest, or a moment in their lives. Readers often mistake the poet as the narrator, although in many cases this is true. Many poets are the narrators and the poems are about their personal life.