The same thing goes for “On the Pulse of The Morning”. There really isn’t a different message between the poems they both say that we are the same but we still have our own unique features. We created the
Beowulf is an old story that originated from the Anglo-Saxon time period. It was often told by a Scop, a man that memorized stories and told them to the entire tribe, and each story often had a message that was supposed to be given to the warriors or the king. These stories were often told to younger generations for it to be remembered, and every time it was passed down, it had some changes made to it. It was finally recorded by two monks. Since then, there have been many movies of Beowulf, with the most recent being made in 2007 as an animated movie with somewhat related plot, but it had many revisions to make the movie mostly different from the poem itself, and with those changes it shows how our society is different from the Anglo-Saxons. In the Beowulf movie and poem, there are similarities and differences in Beowulf himself, religion, and themes, which reveals themes that reflect both Anglo Saxon and modern societies.
Secondly, the poem brings out the image of symbolism. For example, a line states, ‘The train whistle still wails its ancient sound bit when it goes away, shrinking back from the walls of the brain, it takes something different with it every time’ this is a symbol which creates the theme of time. In other words, there every clear indication life never changes as one can never avoid death. Every time, it takes away a loved one, leaves us in sadness but also with memories.
The short poem “In the Event of my Demise” by Tupac Shakur is one of his most well known short form poems. There is good reason for this. Tupac shows three literary elements that ties this poem together. These are the mood, theme, and tone of the poem.
Some of the poems and songs can relate to other things. Some have meanings, and others are memorable. “The Road Not Taken,” “Sympathy,” “Sonnet 29,” “You’ve got to be carefully taught,” and the song “Walk a Mile in My Shoes.” All of these songs and poems relate from the book “To Kill a Mockingbird.” There are meanings in poems, songs, and stories. Poems and songs even represent the characters from the book “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Characters from the book have important, special, and similar meaning from the songs and poems.
Starting on the end of page 79 of Peace like a River by Leif Enger, Readers gain their first insight to the way that Reuben, the main character, thinks and behaves. Jeremiah has just been fired by Mr. Holgren and Reuben notices that Jeremiah awkwardly slaps Mr. Holgren. Reuben then notices that the slap has actually cured Mr. Holgren’s facial complexion problems and becomes mad at his dad, Jeremiah, because Jeremiah did not cure him of his lung problems. This passage is important because it uses imagery, character development, and point of view to cause the readers to also believe that Jeremiah's works of wonder, described by Reuben as miracles, are actually miracles.
“The Odyssey”, by Homer is a story of adventures, obstacles, mythical creatures and the conflicts of the main character Odysseus. Homer’s writing is unique compared to other Authors writing. Many people write their own version of a piece of the Odyssey, like Margaret Atwood when she wrote the poem “Siren Song”, These two pieces are talking about the same topic but, they have different themes, rhythms, tones and meanings.
An innumerable amount of poems have been written over the history of humanity. With so many poems, there is an inevitable amount of similarity in the poems that exist, but on the other hand a guarantee of a certain degree of diversity. Even with two poems that seem to be exactly the same, one might find that they have contrasting elements upon dissecting them, and vice-versa. An example of two poems like this are “The Lanyard” by Billy Collins and “The Gift” by Li-Young Lee. Both poems contain like themes, similar yet disparate tones, and differ in their language use.
Losing someone is inevitable. Because of that inevitability, people find it hard to move on and forgive. Because of that inevitability, conflicts rise and when comfort and unity is needed, it is not there. Because of that inevitability, people are influenced to do things, whether negative or positive, to ease the pain that they know they have to endure. Just like this, Saints at the River is also conflicted in a similar way. The characters in the novel experience losses which connects them and influences their actions: Luke with the Tamassee, Allen and Herb, and Maggie who experience loss, but unlike the others.
- During the relationship of Antonia and Jim, I would have to say that Jim learns more from their relationship. Although Jim does teach Antonia English. Jim learns more than just a language. First of all, Jim learns more about Bohemian people and their culture. Jim finds out that Bohemian people are more trusting than say Americans. This is supported by when Antonia's father offers his gun to Jim as a gift when he's older even when he doesn't know much of Jim at this point. He also learns about himself a little bit. When Jim and Antonia was going to a garden to dig up potatoes, they came across a huge rattlesnake. As the rattlesnake perked up to attack, Jim rushed in and drove his shovel on it's head. He killed the rattlesnake with multiple
Over the course of human history, a countless amount of poems have been written by a numerous amount of poets. With such a myriad of poetry, similarities between these literary works is inevitable; in the same vein, this guarantees a huge degree of diversity as well. Even with two poems that appear to be the same, one would likely find contrasting elements within them, and vice-versa. This can be related to life itself: many people go through the same types of condition but face different outcomes, or conversely, different circumstances with similar results. Two poems about like situations in life and their differing aftermaths are “The Lanyard” by Billy Collins and “The Gift” by Li-Young Lee. At face value, these poems tell quite comparable stories. Both of the poems have related themes and symbols, tones that are close yet disparate, and similar structures yet differing use of language.
Nothing But Death, The poem from Pablo Neruda translated and edited by Robert Bly. The poem presented about the looks of the Death and about how the death appears around the human. There are seven stanzas in this poem and the techniques appeared in the poem are Imagery, Simile, Metaphor, and Alliteration. The imagery is the techniques used all over the seven stanzas in this poem to describe the image of the Death the movement, and the sound which included Auditory, Visual, and Kinetic.
Both of the poems are very similar because they both share a single underlying theme which is Freedom. Both Dunbar and Angelou wrote their poems about a universal concept that individuals will find at some point in their lifetime. These poems show that when one fights for their rights they will face difficulties, but them having hope will help for them to overcome their pain. The birds in “Sympathy” and “Caged Bird” demonstrate that if they get caught up in a trap the birds are still able to fight for what they want.
The ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’ is a poem written by Wilfred Owen on September 1917. Wilfred Owen was born on 18th March 1893, in Oswestry, United Kingdom, and his poems are famous through the use of descriptive words to portray the pity of the war, which is a common theme throughout all of his poems. Owen wrote most of his poems between August 1917 to September 1918 before he was killed on 4th November at Sambre-Oise canal in France. ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’ is a poem about a soldier dying in foreign country, and no one is praying for them; at the same time, the family in home country just can pray and do nothing other than that. Owen describes the theme of this poem agony of forgotten soldiers by using several literary devices such as imagery,
In the poems “A Psalms of Life” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, “Because I Could Not Stop For Death” by Emily Dickinson, “Beat! Beat! Drums!” by Walt Whitman the themes, mood, structure and literary devices has similarities and differences. In Longfellow’s poem “A Psalms of Life” its theme focuses on how everyone should live a life for today. The theme is expressed in his poem as Longfellow states, “Lives of great men all reminds us, we can make our lives sublime, and, departing, leave behind us footprints on the sands of times”. As in Emily Dickinson poem, the theme is based on the cycle of life the inevitability of death. The poem “Beat! Beat! Drum!” theme is the ravages of war.