Meter Essays

  • Nietzsche's Use Of Meter In Poetry

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    In aphorism 98, Nietzsche talks about the effect of meter in poetry. He says that “meter lays a veil over reality; it effectuates a certain artificiality of speech and unclarity of thinking; by means of the shadows it throws over thoughts it now conceals, now brings into prominence.” The effects of meter in certain poems like Catullus’ poem 5 is very prominent, and in the way Nietzsche is thinking, it brings into prominence things that would not have previously been considered, but contrary to Nietzsche

  • Stress O Meter Survey

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    following question in FULL, detailed sentences: 1. What did you discover about yourself after taking the survey? After taking this survey, I discovered that I am not stressed in most situations. In most of the situations mentioned in the Stress O` Meter survey, such as taking a math or spelling test, going to the dentist, watching a scary movie, I do not become stressed or have little stress. I also discovered that I am very stressed in situations that involve presenting and speaking. For example

  • Personal Narrative-Meter Race

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    What causes hearts to race and adrenaline to pump? For me, it is the four by eight-hundred-meter race; this is especially true when it is the state meet. My sophomore year of indoor track was one to remember. I was on a team with three sisters; Kaitlyn, Lindsey, and Lauren. We trained from the beginning of cross country season in the fall, all the way through to indoor track in the winter. We worked every day after school. Usually, in order to advance to regions, one must compete in the conference

  • Comparing Polonius Verse And Prose In Shakespeare's Hamlet

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    one. "Penta" signifies "five," and "meter" alludes to a consistent musical example. So "poetic pattern" is a sort of musical example that comprise of five iambs for each line. It's the most widely recognized

  • A Camp In The Daybreak Gray And Dim ; From Drum Taps By Walt Whitman

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    is little to no rhyming which is quite different from traditional poetry seeing as many of the the poets before Whitman enjoyed using words that went together. Second the meters used by Whitman do not have the traditional feel to them, they are much longer and almost feel more like sentences in a story than the meters in a poem. Emily Dickinson's poem “ Tell all the truth but tell it slant” is very abstract, so abstract that it is almost impossible to understand what the main idea behind

  • Comparing The Theme Of Death In Emily Dickinson's Mid-Term Break

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    The iambic meter used through out the poem sets a slow, unhurried pace, which reflects the journey that the persona takes, and creates a calming sense around the character of death. Dickinson’s use of hyphens also results in a sense that the lines are being carried

  • Ode On A Grevia Plath Poetry Analysis

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    There are a multitude of techniques poets use to make their poetry both pithy and complex. Due to the limitations of certain poetic forms, poets may be forced to use the devices of meter and diction to accurately express their commentary. Some poets may choose to use allusions to relate a number of scenarios to a certain theme, utilizing the historical context of these scenarios as further material for interpretation. Other poets may choose the opposite approach to economy, intentionally writing

  • The Strict Iambic Poem Analysis

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    variation, almost the “blood beat” of the poem with a flutter of the pulse as danger and fear threaten. Although the poem carries such a steady four beat line that the accentual meter of the Germanic poetries, almost the Old English Alliterative beat, comes to mind, this is an example not of Jennings’ usual “loose iambic” meter but of the “strict iambic” which has been termed accentual-syllable”(Fussell 11). There are eight syllables per line through-out, and Jennings appears to adapt a Romantic subject

  • Analysis Of Kissing By Fleur Adcock

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    “Kissing” by Fleur Adcock deals with the transitions in a relationship. There isn’t any noticeable rhyme scheme or meter to the poem; the syllable count is almost regular. Since the poem only has two stanzas - both focusing on a relationship very different from each other in terms of time - there is a strong contrast between the modern and the traditional relationships. To expand on this further, the events seem to have been chronologically arranged as things would progress in a relationship. Figurative

  • Essay On Modern Poetry

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    Modern poetry is in open form and free verse. It is pessimistic in tone, portraying loss in faith and psychological struggle which is quite different from the fixed forms and meters of traditional poetry. Secondly, modern poetry is fragmented in nature, containing juxtaposition, inter-textuality and allusion. It has no proper beginning, middle or end. Thirdly, modern poetry is predominantly intellectual in its appeal, rather than emotive. Fourthly, modern poetry involved symbolism, greatest example

  • Reflective Commentary On The Poem

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    is a poem composed of four different sections of verse; three ballad stanzas, a section of blank verse followed by a rhyming couplet and finally four stanzas of free verse. The first three sections of prose are written in predominately consistent meter, alternating iambic tetra- and trimeter in the three ballad stanzas, and iambic pentameter in the section of blank verse and the rhyming couplet. “Predominately” as there are some substitutions within two of the ballad stanzas (despite the poet’s best

  • The Musicality Of Emily Dickinson's Because I Could Not Stop For Death

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    to compare her poetry to music, she commands her lines and stanzas using dashes as rests and capitalization as accents. Emily Dickinson’s poetry best represents me as a songwriter because of the unique way she dictates and splits rhythms in common meters. In “Because I Could Not Stop for Death,” Dickinson uses dashes at the end of lines to signal rests, exemplified as how she interposes dashes throughout the first stanza, “because I could not stop for death - he kindly stopped for me - the carriage

  • Elegy For Jane Literary Devices

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    the connection we have with nature. That every soul has something to contribute to the world, no matter how unnoticeable we may think it is. Through the clever and thorough use of a number of literary devices and rhyme scheme, the overall form and meter of the poem allows us to imagine the life of Jane and the impact she had on those around

  • Macbeth Literary Analysis

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    majority of Macbeth is written in iambic pentameter, the play includes occasional shifts to prose or rhymed iambic pentameter from blank verse. These shifts in meter are used primarily to set a particular section of the piece apart or to illustrate the casual aura of the particular situation. The first instance where there is a change in the meter lies in Act I, scene iii, lines 14-26 when the first witch is speaking. The transition occurs from blank verse to rhymed iambic pentameter. This aids in

  • The Voice Thomas Hardy Analysis

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    first stanza with “call to me” and “all to me”. This poem is written in dactylic tetrameter. This means that it is made up of four feet of one stressed syllable followed by two unstressed syllables. This is different from the meter that Hardy usually uses (and is also a rare meter in general), perhaps to show how confused or unsure Hardy is about whether the sound he’s hearing is the voice of Emma or just the wind. It should be noted that this poem was written after Hardy’s wife, Emma had died. The two

  • Laura And Goblin Men Literary Devices

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    From a literary standpoint, this segment contains many telling devices. The meter varies from five to nine syllables, displaying the physical and emotional insecurity of Laura and Lizzie. The poem’s rhyme scheme is such that the end of every stanza carries right on into the next; the first two lines of most stanzas complete the rhyme of the final two lines of the preceding stanza. This makes the reader feel carried away. As stable as each stanza begins, those last hanging two lines require you to

  • This Be The Verse By Kelly J Mays

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    the poem, “This Be the Verse”, written by Phillip Larkin which portrays the psychological damage inflicted onto impressionable children by their parents. Larkin’s poem uses strategically placed pauses, language, and simile, as well as variations in meter to portray the speaker's enraged thoughts toward the generational emotional struggle, caused by caretakers, that ruin the innocence of children. Within each stanza, pauses are used to create drama to show the speaker’s seriousness about the internal

  • Chong Wang Monologue

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    lying after all. While singing in his casual attire, he is on a barren stage, save a large cross, with a fiery red background to resemble Hell that reinforces the notion that he is corrupt and evil, along with his church. The piece is in a common meter with a slow march feel, along with a minor key throughout to reflect the reverend’s grievous attitude, utilizing low wind and high string voices. In his song, Blitch executes several crescendos that start with his piano pleas for forgiveness and end

  • Literary Devices Used In Tennyson's The Lady Of Shalott

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    The Lady of Shalott is an amazing poem written by Tennyson Alfred that is portrayed by a random person who heard the story before from someone else. The poem intertwines literary devices, figurative language, and other poetic tools to create an abstract poem that efficiently tells the story of the legend of the mysterious Lady of Shalott. This poem gives a connection between the busy, outside world and the isolate life of the Lady of Shalott. This connection represents the theme in which Tennyson

  • Poem Analysis: Bonny Barbara Allen

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    Music is a powerful way to communicate. In the traditional folk ballad “Bonny Barbara Allen,” the use of syllables makes the poem more interesting. The rhythm gives this poem a musical feeling. Furthermore, the examples of alliteration and rhyme tie the poem together, and enhance its musicality. The poem uses poetic sounds to create a more interesting musical quality. The ballad’s syllables enhance interest in the poem. The first and last stanzas both have the same number of syllables per line,