Throughout Robert M. Drake’s poems his use of metaphors allows the audience to build an understanding of the visionary that the poet is trying to express. Within his poem Just Us Forever, Drake delivers his form of love through expressions of rain, “just us forever, floating through the blackness of infinite”. In this verse the author romanticizes the state of the abyss of blackness as not something to be afraid of, but something of wonder; in relation to the rain, Drake further highlights the contrasts of light and dark as the rain can be seen as hope when in need. The second poem Burned Alive, metaphorically associates love as experiencing pain; however the pain without love is indicated to be feared as more excruciating when he reveals how
In the poem, the speaker effectively personifies this beautiful yet haunting rain, allowing them the freedom to explore the supernatural wraith, it 's respective characteristics and most specifically, the reasoning behind it 's looming presence as it resonates throughout the poem. Rain is being used to conceptualize the speaker’s proposed hosting of a haunting spirit in order to aid in the questioning of the metaphysical claim of supernatural presence within the house. "Glimmering eyes," and "Thin as thread, with exquisite fingers,-" paint a vivid person like picture, yet these phrases are only being used to describe the inanimate, common and natural concept of rain. By doing such, the rain is being held to a higher level of consciousness, therefore being granted a mind with motives as well as a conscious which stretches beyond rain’s typical denotation. As a result, the speaker never refers directly to
Angelou personifies history by giving it the human emotion of shame. Personification can allow the poet to help readers relate and understand the ideas expressed in the poem. Angelou also uses similes throughout each stanza. As seen in lines such as 'Still like Air, I 'll rise ' and 'But still, like dust, I 'll rise ' Angelou uses similes to compare herself to air and dust. The use of similes allows the reader to link an idea they are familiar thus allowing them to relate to the poem.
Auden’s poem has an underlying feeling of hope, yes death is something that is sad, but we shouldn’t dwell on it, we take it in stride and move on as best we can. “What he was, he was: What he is fated to become depends on us”(Auden 7-9) a much better message to give for dealing with loss. The feeling of hopelessness is very relatable, as everyone has
In other words, Donne uses rich imagery to add tangibility to his piece and aide the reader in accurately picturing what’s being discussed. Using imagery in a poem furthers the idea and message of the piece and definitely proves effective in ‘The Broken Heart’. In an attempt to display how broken the narrator’s heart is, Donne states: “And now, as broken glasses show / A hundred lesser faces, so” (Donne 29-30). When reading that, many people relate the image in their mind to one that could be seen in a Hall of Mirrors when thousands of warped faces stare back, which leaves one question in the reader’s minds: What could metaphorically break a heart so violently that it reflects the same image as seen in a Hall of Mirrors? John Donne’s specialty may be imagery, but imagery can easily be paired with
Keats’s diction, including “soft incense,” “embalmed darkness,” “each sweet,” and “seasonable month,” encapsulates the sanctuary for which the speaker yearns, and which he projects upon the nightingale’s experience (Nightingale 42, 43, 44). The exclusively serene imagery quickly fades, though, as Keats combines negative and positive language. Keats exposes the speaker’s budding awareness of the impossibility of reaching a painless reality through the line, “Fast fading violets cover'd up in leaves” (Nightingale 47). Like the pleasurable images above, Keats’s imagery incorporates the speaker’s desire to escape awareness of mortality around him, but unlike the other lines, the diction acknowledges death. Here the speaker has awareness of the
Since McKay describes his country as a person rather than a thing, it makes the poem more emotional which adds to the severity of his hardships. Even though it seems as if McKay’s relationship with America is toxic, he also experiences joy through her. McKay describes a glimpse of hope when he writes, “Her bigness sweeps my being like a flood” (7). The promises of America and her greatness seem to provide the poet with a sense of fascination. He is entangled by her grandeur even when she wrongs him.
Dickinson also places an allusion to place the extra atmosphere that she believes everyone has gone through a grief, and it helps the reader understand what is happening. Also the poem has tone. Every poem has tone, but in this poem the poet is happy then turns into sadness, and how she uses other people’s sorrow and grief to pleasure
Meaning people are born, they grow up and then die, but the whole time they are careless individuals. “She laughed his joy she cried his grief” (Cummings Line 14)This piece of imagery reveals the love between “she” and “he” , they both are supportive of each other through good and bad. Cummings included symbolism in the poem that contributes to the theme. For example, “with up so floating many bells down” (Cummings Line 24)the bells in the poem symbolized a sense of hope for all the carelessness between people. Maybe it could all diminish as people learn to care for others.
Simply, the action of washing her hands shows the guilt and how the goodness inside wants to cleanse her depravity. Washing, an image that can connect to being clean or pure, connects to the way angels are; therefore, creating a bridge between Lady macbeth and an angel. In the end, the imagery that Shakespeare uses to depict Lady Macbeth as