Poems and songs are often placed up against one another to see which, once and for all is more creative than the other. However that is not the case, not everything is as black and white as it first seems. Some songs hold more creativity than that of a poem, however the opposite can also hold true. “So whether lyrics are poetry is a question that doesn 't require an answer, or has too many to bother with. It 's enough that we have songs and can sing them.”( Robbins, 1).
Traditional poetry is known for being strict in form and often rhyming, as it is apt to have a symmetrical, specific structure; but over time, there is the propensity to break from the orthodox ways for more freedom, thus creating contemporary poetry. This kind of poetry frequently consists of free verses, and is difficult to define because of its many possibilities. Although contemporary poetry does not employ any rhyme or poetic meter due to the use of free verse, contemporary poets implement poetic devices to develop compelling expressions that please their readers. Jane Kenyon, a contemporary poet, exploits various literary devices such as similes, imagery, repetition, and metaphors to communicate personal topics like the inevitability of mortality, life
(Mendelsohn 75) Thus, the issue of translating is important concerning the interpretation of this poem. If there were mistakes in the translation, an inaccurate portrayal would change the way people view the poem. Moreover, in his article Mendelsohn mentions how another version of the same poem had included additional lines that added a “triumphant assertion of the power of beauty, of the “finer things”—of poetry itself” (77) to the poem’s ending. These lines completely change the tone and feel, and give the poem a more powerful and appreciative, up lifting tone. The difference in the ending compared to the new version of “Old Age Poem” displays how small changes in a primary source can influence the audience’s viewpoint.
His choice of making the stream glass shows that his reflection is not what he wanted it to be at that point in his life, or he feels as though he is irrelevant to others. Dunbar uses end rhyme to give the poem a more song-like feel. His use of rhyme gives the poem a backdrop for all the other literary devices he uses throughout his poem. The rhyme scheme in the first stanza is ABCCBAA. “[I] know how the caged bird feels!” is a use of a symbol.
The poem end did not really present its self in a way that i could put a finger on i would love it if we could discuss this poem in class. The poem prayer has a similar theme although i view it as representing more of a internal battle of positive vs negative. This battle is about those who seek pity vs those who seek love. This creates a sense of separation as to the previous poem of
It’s a love that overcomes human faults. To sum it all up, both The Road Not Taken and Love Poem “play a unique role not simply in American literature, but in American culture —and in world culture as well” (Orr 2). We can see how literary devices shape and speak inside these poems. From the metaphoric road in The Road Not Taken and the grinning lipstick on the lover’s coat in Love Poem, literary devices are the true stars that make these poems great. In poetry it’s not so much what lines you are reading, but what you are reading in-between the lines that matter the
Poetry Comparison Using limited words, poets can tell a story, express heartache, or impart advice. Unique and artistic, poetry peaks as the most creative style of writing. By dissecting elements individually, text across different time periods can begin to relate to one another. While “Still I Rise,” “The Road Not Taken,” and “Daddy” may seem unrelated at first glance, they share the similar underlying theme that our personal mentalities and choices directly affect our lives; however, the differences in the ‘type’ of poem and rhyme scheme express these thoughts diversely. Poetry, by nature, allows for each reader to interpret the theme in a different manor.
I pay more attention because it gives the sentence more of an edge and makes you think about the fizz happening. Without the word fizz in the sentence it seems boring but the fizz gives it that extra addition the sentence needs. The use of repetition in this poem helps me concentrate more. Repeating the word “because it” emphasis the sentence more because the author wants you to understand the meaning more. She wants you to go deeper than what the sentence really means and she does that by repeating and it helps me understand what the author wrote better.
Some poems may rhyme while others may not need to in order to convey the message. Some poems may have a strict structural form while others may not. The writer can incorporate one of many poetic devices into his work to relay his message to the reader. Examples analyzed today include poetic sound, onomatopoeia, alliteration, rhyme, meter, and verse. An example of poetic sound, onomatopoeia, and alliteration can be found in Helen Chasin’s short poem “The Word Plum”.
Many of his poems are highly subjective with Whitman interjecting himself into the material often, yet not so much that dissuades the reader. His poems are relatable to some extent, but more importantly they offer and expressive outlook on many things. Whitman’s utilization of free form further enhances the material. It is apparent that much of his work contains homosexual subtext, but the things that influenced Whitman should not negate or promote his work in itself. More important is the effect that Whitman’s poems has on the reader and on American