Edgar Allan Poe was a talented poet who was famous for his poems and short stories. In fact, Poe was such a great writer that he was able to have a career through writing alone. In his poetry, Poe is able to make readers feel emotion and a connection to his poems by using writing tools such as imagery and word choice. Throughout many of Poe’s poems imagery is used to help readers visualize a picture in their mind of what is happening and understand the emotion of the poem. For example, imagery is used in one of Poe’s famous poems, “Annabel Lee.” In the poem, it says “the angels, not so half happy in heaven, went envying her and me:Yes!
On a “midnight dreary,” the persona reads in an attempt to forget the passing of “ the rare and radiant maiden … Lenore,” when he hears a knock at his door. Although the sound startles him, filling him with “fantastic terrors,” he eventually builds up the courage to answer the door, only to find nothing but darkness outside. As the persona stares “deep into … [the] darkness,” he starts “wondering, fearing, / [d]oubting, [and] dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream” before whispering the name of his lost love, Lenore. Many of the words the speaker uses have negative connotations, which contribute to a dark, foreboding mood. For example, “darkness” implies mystery, obscurity and the presence of evil, while “fearing” and “[d]oubting” suggest insecurity and a lack of confidence.
Many times in literature multiple authors will speak about the same topic and many times differences in opinion can occur. Though the opinions differ from each other the writings came be equally logical and admirable. An example of this occurrence would be the writings of “To Helen” by Edgar Allen Poe and “Helen” by Hilda Doolittle. In Poe’s poem he demonstrates his admiration for Helen and her beauty while in Doolittle’s poem she demonstrates a strong hatred towards Helen and her beauty. Though both poems illustrate differences in opinions both pieces of writing are greatly written and give great views of opinions.
Moreover, what one can grasp from these lines within the poem is that the wind was sought to be malice natural forces that surrounded the speaker, surrounded his home of peace and tranquility of mournful silence, just waiting to seize the opportunity to break the long drawn out of stillness within the night. Nevertheless, “as his uninvited visitor begins to occupy more and more psychic space, his appearance grows, by turns, alarmingly mournful and manic,” until nature breaks in as a form of a bird (Turner, 141). What had been perceived to be as an unholy act of nature came only as a form of a bird in ebony, a raven, in which brings forth the idea of conflict between man and nature to the front
In Elie Wiesel’s astounding novel Night, Wiesel uses imagery to further the idea that confinement can make one long for the freedom they once took for granted. In Night, Wiesel not only uses the word night as symbolism for gloom and hopelessness, but he also uses it as imagery to describe the miserable days. In chapter seven he states that “The days were like nights, and the nights left dregs of their darkness in our souls.” (Wiesel). Instead of simply saying the days were dark and the nights were darker, Wiesel takes a few words to describe just how dark and melancholy the hours felt. Basically Wiesel is saying that the days felt as depressing as a normal night, and the night took the lowest of emotions that it had to offer and left it for the prisoners to experience.
Poetry Analysis Once the poem “History Lesson” was written numerous poetry foundations celebrated it for many reasons. “History Lesson” not only makes an impact on literature today it has also impacted people also. This poem inspires people and moves them to the point to where they can find a personal connection to the poem itself and to the writer. Not only does it hold emotional value for those who were victimized and those whose family were victimized by the laws of segregation, but the poem is also celebrated for its complexity. The poem uses many techniques to appeal to the reader.
Night is darkness, in which death will fall upon. Before we know it our life has been concluded. Warren also employs symbolism by using the hawk to symbolize a greater being. It states how the hawk is soaring low near the ground to a point where he can see mankind. The poem mentions, “Scythes down” and “the crashless fall”, if we were to say the hawk was God, then we can assume that by “[scything down]” he has taken the life of somebody, and by “the crashless fall” he is taking
Eventually the uncle came home and gave him the money to go to the bazaar and the young boy headed to the train station. The young boy said, “I took my seat in a third-class carriage of a deserted train. After an intolerable delay the train moved out of the station slowly. It crept onward among ruinous houses and over the twinkling river”. After the long wait, evident of the “intolerable wait” from the quote, for the train to start moving he starts to get really bored and is now thinking that this quest will not be as fun as he thought.
Through out this semester we have gone through so many readings. The readings were different types of readings. These different types of readings were things such as poems and full on stories. In my perspective all of these readings were all wonderful, the reason why these readings were wonderful is because as you read these poems and stories you get a sense of what the writer is trying to convey. To me I felt like I was in the story or poem because its just the understanding of what the writer is trying to say that made me grow a connection to the story or poem.
Symbolism is used in many of Edgar Allan Poe stories to portray a hidden message or to reveal deep hidden meanings. Some symbolisms used in his stories include the “Raven” and “The Man of the Crowd.” Edgar Allan Poe uses symbolism in “The Man of The Crowd” and “The Raven” to set a dark atmosphere upon the themes of death, seek and discovery and even the good, Heaven---? The narrator and main character in Poe 's story use hidden messages to represent death. Death can be symbolized in many aspects through both creatures and setting. Soon after losing his beloved wife Lenore, the narrator alone in his mansion and becomes almost hysterical when he sees a raven with demonic eyes.