Literary Techniques and Overall Meaning Poetry is a very important and respected type of literature, and one that covers a vast range of topics. Some of the most impressive and response-invoking poems are those that cover more sensitive topics, such as discrimination and racism. Discrimination is a topic not overwhelmingly seen in poetry, but often very interesting to read. Author Sekou Sundiata creates a prime example of this in “Blink Your Eyes.” In the poem, he speaks about racism in the law, as well as how you are treated in society depends on your skin color. The poem is not good to read only because of its subject, however.
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.
Metaphors and Tone Why is life filled with so much strife? Many writers and poets have asked that same question writing about this topic in an attempt to understand or answer this question. Paul Laurence Dunbar’s poem ‘Life” illustrates this. Various poems are written about the struggles of life and the human condition poems such as Hawthorn’s ‘Oh if I could raise the darkened veil’. Paul Laurence Dunbar procures that life has many struggles and he uses metaphor and tone to portray this in his poetry.
How Wilfred Owen conveys the horror and futility of war “My subject is war and the pity of war. The poetry is in the pity.” A quote by one of the greatest war poet of all time, Wilfred Owen, shows his attitude towards poetry, a medium he used to portray the chaos of war. In his poetry, he depicts the horror and futility of war that he witnessed. His poetry, which lies in the ‘pity of war’, stirs the emotions of the reader beyond just sympathy. The way Owen crafts the poem clearly shows the ‘pity’ that he emphasizes throughout his poetry.
Good morning today I will present a speech explaining the damage war causes and how soldiers are negatively affected. The poems illustrate the horrible pain and flashing memories that just keep on a flashback with the soldiers forever, it is like a nightmare that is forever lasting which have been an issue for a long time. The two poems selected are The charge of the Light Brigade by Alfred, Lord Tennyson and Dulce et Decorum EST by Milford Owen. The speech will also show the different language device and the effect it has. The first poem has recorded both the social and ethical issues of the war.
Poetry is a great way of expression, and one example of a great poet is Sylvia Plath. Plath was an amazing poet in the modernist period. She was influenced greatly by the era she lived in and her emotions during the time. She went through many hard times in her life, so she wrote to keep her mind off of them. Some of her poems included “Aftermath,” “Lorelei,” and “All Appearance.” She used many types of figurative language to convey the message of the poem.
Poetry is one of the most elaborate works of art in our society. There are numerous literary elements that go into writing poetry and as Robert Frost once said, it has countless “rhythmical compositions of words used to express attitude and arouse emotional response” (pg, xxix). The beauty of poetry though is that it can mean so many things to one person and be interpreted entirely different by another. One way that this is done is by establishing what the tone is in a particular poem. The tone ii the poem is immensely important because it tells the reader the attitude or feeling the poet takes toward a theme or subject.
Ms. Sylvia Plath, an acknowledged poet and the English lecturer at Smith College, has been an inspiration to the youth in poetic realm. The varied assortment ranging from “Pursuit”, to “Mad Girl’s Love Song”, to “Spinster” has given the poetic foundation a varying aspect of confessionalism. Although of providing a new paradigm for poetry, Ms. Plath’s course is so indulged in expression that is making poetry excessively subjective. The use of poetry as a form to express personal emotions is recognized, but lack of reason and overwhelming depression with gender bias is hurtful for all. Subjectivism is an integral portion of poetry to express human emotions.
"To think or speak poetically is to adopt a distorted stance toward the ordinary world..." and to do so is with the use of figurative language (Gibbs 1). Figurative language is the point at which you utilize a word or expression that does not make use of its literal meaning. Authors who utilize figurative language, use this to make their work more fascinating or more emotional than the exact language which essentially states simple facts. Authors frequently use figurative language to make unfamiliar things, settings and circumstances more relatable for the reader. Poems, specifically, depend intensely on figurative language.
The connection between the speaker and the reader is Whitman tries to revolutionise “For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you... Stop this day and night with me and you shall possess the origin of all poems.” Whenever one thinks of authors who have written on humankind, nature, God, and the cosmos in numerous works of poetry and prose, one often comes across one of the most fecund writer, Aurobindo. With a cardinal theme of