The rhetorical device used in this stanza it was rhyme. It all help the stanza sound helpless like there want no other way. Like in “To lie before us like a land of dreams, so various, so beautiful, so new,” (Matthew Arnold stanza 4).The quote mean to be hurt and not to have another help cause it hopeless. In the poem Dover Beach, many rhetorical devices it helps shape the theme of the poem. The theme of the poem is that there is good and bad in life it can go either way anytime in life.
30, Jul. 2016. Cheever, John. “The Swimmer.” The Norton Anthology of American Literature. Gen. ed.
(Analytical Essay Comparing Hughes, Clifton, McElroy) Comparisons can be made between anyone or anything. This becomes especially true when comparing authors. Langston Hughes emerged in the Harlem Renaissance. He wrote from a of darkness based on his childhood. Lucille Clifton met writers who influenced and encouraged her work.
That era was known for its flourish in literary works and dramas, leading to the immense over dramatization of Shakespeare’s characters. The time period is also responsible for his flowery word choices, convoluted riddles, and poetic feel. Even though literacy was on the rise, Shakespeare still participated in the traditional style of writing, for the higher educated. It was this style of writing that audiences expected, and if he were to change it to be more casually written it would feel like he thought the less literate were unable to comprehend the style. The writing technique that Shakespeare used was far different from that of Miller.
George Norton’s 2014 analysis of William’s Blake’s Songs of Innocence and Experience focuses primarily on the two poems titled “The Chimney Sweeper”. In his response to the innocent version, he says that, “the boy explains that he was sold by his father after the death of his mother. The reader, too, becomes implicated in his exploitation: ‘So your chimneys I sweep’ (my italics), he declares, though the suggestion is Blake’s; the speaker seems unaware of his own degradation. Central to the poem is the dual contrast between the grim realities of the sweeps’ lives and the ecstatic vision of liberty contained in the dream of Tom Dacre, a new recruit to the gang.” I agree with this completely. Next in the poem, it discusses the new recruit, Tom,
The author of “London, 1802”, William Wordsworth was a romantic poet, he with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped to birth the Romantic Age in English literature. We can see his romantic sense in the poem by comparing Milton’s soul to a star in line 9 in the poem and in line 10, where he says, “Thou hadst a voice whose sound was like the sea”. At this time, in the 1800’s, London was the largest city in Europe, which had wealth and prosperity. But with
It is as if he was saying “you will come to London as a clean, pure and naïve individual and this city will stain you and ruin you forever.” A Description of a City Shower was written at the beginning of the 18th century, a time when the Government and the Aristocracy tended to spend their money excessively. This practice encouraged the lower classes to believe that the city was a place of great fortune, when in reality only a few managed to succeed. It was a time of great increase in poverty and prostitution, since for some prostitution was far better that working as a servant or not having a job at all. Some young women often resorted to such a mean to survive. In the entire poem Swift makes fun of urbanization, because it made the place so corrupted that even the elements of nature are polluted.
Images of London in Contrast: Analysing Wordsworth and Wilde The poems “Lines Written upon Westminster Bridge” by William Wordsworth and “Impression du Matin” by Oscar Wilde both describe each author’s view of the city of London. Wordsworth, who wrote during the Romantic period, is known for his appreciation of nature, while Wilde, who wrote during the Victorian period, is not as concerned with nature. Wilde is concerned with finding a balance between ideas that creates a more realistic image, while Wordsworth is not concerned with being realistic. The poems explain not only what the authors see, but also the impact the sight has on them and their overall impression of the city. This impression is based on the distinctions noticed by each.
The innocence poems were the products of a mind in a state of innocence and of an imagination unstained by strains of worldliness. Public events and private emotions soon converted Innocence into Experience, producing Blake’s preoccupation with the problem of Good and Evil. This, with his feelings of indignation and pity for the sufferings of mankind as he saw them in the streets of London, resulted in his composing the second set.” Whether Blake’s intentions for Experience were already present during his composition of Innocence or were a later stroke of inspiration, the message of inevitable corruption and the scathing social critique are just as relevant. “The Lamb” is the natural state into which we are born, childish innocent and virtuous. But in a society strife with corruption, social injustices and moral oppression, time will take its toll, stripping away much of the innocence, leaving in its stead the cynical disenchantment of experience, as found in “The
Also, the fact that the poet says that the worm “flies in the night” make one think of a thief who steals by the cover of night. This then lends itself to theme, in that the pursuer, does supposedly steal the young lady’s virginity, ultimately bringing destruction tot the young lady as he destroys her dignity and