Poetic form Essays

  • Poetic Form In Shakespeare's 'Romeo And Juliet'

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    ‘Romeo and Juliet’ Act 1 - Journal Entry 1 The Prologue What poetic form is the Prologue? And based on its description, list 3 things that might happen in the play. The poetic form is a sonnet with 14 lines written in the iambic pentameter, and based on the description we find that an ancient grudge will break to new mutiny, a pair of star-cross’d lovers take their life and civil blood makes civil hands unclean. The prologue mentions: love, hate, disagreement and death. Why do you think Shakespeare

  • Landscape With The Fall Of Icarus Poem Analysis

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    The poet Billy Collins is more enjoyable than William Carlos Williams due to his more advanced deconstruction of the poetic form and allusions to imagery of amazing events and people without ever going directly into needless, excessive imagery. Williams is more brief in his explanations, a talent few poets seem to have, but Collin's style is more explanatory. He will support his ideas extensively, where Williams focuses on reading between the stanzas of his poems, often combined with prior knowledge

  • Richard Cory Poem Analysis

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    use various poetic devices throughout their ballads to add more emphasis in regards to the messages that are being conveyed. Briefly, “Warren Pryor” and “Richard Cory” both share a comparable structure whilst conveying two different messages through the use of poetic devices and varied plot elements. First off, it is known that both authors decided to stick with the traditional structure of a ballad. This includes the use of quatrains, refrains, simple language, and a monologue form of speaking

  • Critical Analysis Of The Poem Wings Of Poetry

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    Finally, the poetic voice comes back to reality, to his reality. The word “forlorn” (ll. 70) triggers off this arrival since the gap which separates deciduous life from evergreen life is “forlorn”. The poet, as a human being and a particular representation of Beauty

  • Analysis Of Insomnia By Dana Gioia

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    “Now you hear what the house has to say…” This is the first line of the poem, Insomnia by Dana Gioia. This poem is about what happens at night when there is no one around and you are only left to your thoughts and the noises around you. This poem is a great representation of what it feels like to wake up with insomnia and be alone with only the darkness to keep you company. The language Gioia decides to use, fits very well in the poem. He uses descriptive phases like pipes clanking and water running

  • Billie Pott's Inn Poem Analysis

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    civilization from the seemingly primitive West. As the story progresses, Pott’s Inn is revealed to be the boundary between these two parts of the country, and the Inn gains the appearance of a city in a park when the two diverse regions finally converge and form a united front. Civilization meets primitivity, and the once uncivilized world becomes a “safe wilderness.” Warren is quite dynamic in his writing, as he shifts comfortably between the prose-like voice employed

  • Sardonic Moodulation In Elizabeth Jennings's 'Inept Persephone'

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    speaker’s voice indicates that this poem can be read as a gently ironic poem about Jennings’s own poetic procedures, about the indecision depicted in many poems between meekness and commitment. The persona she creates is a feasible source for the unusual utterances she makes about the inept Persephone irresolutely moving between the two worlds, waiting for the precise “moment” when the symbol will combine form and meaning. She “would certainly hibernate if she could.” She would withdraw into the symbol

  • Figurative Language In Lolita

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    power of language in its most innate form. In the classic dark love story of Humbert Humbert, the pedophile, and Dolores Haze, the naïve child, Nabokov 's choice in syntax encapsulates the audience’s attention from line to line, readers only hoping to understand the complexity of a character such as Humbert Humbert. The usage of literary devices aid in building Humbert Humbert’s character in Lolita as his thought process and narrative exposes itself through poetic diction. Humbert’s twisted thoughts

  • Pigeon Poem

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    they move into the non-literal, or to faraway images, and often end up somewhere unexpected. The form is generally fairly conventional, but line and stanza breaks are often used to create a sort of unsteadiness, and the pieces range from long-line and prose poems to short lines, depending on what the piece calls for. The language is lyrical and myriad, ranging from scientific to colloquial to purely poetic, whatever the piece requires. Solie doesn’t shy away from unpleasant fact – there’s a dark undertone

  • The History Teacher Poem Analysis

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    Through the common use of poetic devices, the two poems share a common theme: innocence. Whether it is the losing of one’s innocence or protecting others innocence; the poets try to advised other with their words to not repeat the mistakes as their speakers did. In “Southern History” by Natasha Trethewey and “The History Teacher” by Billy Collins, the poets both demonstrate innocence through diction, allusion, imagery, and tone. The poem “The History Teacher” by Billy Collins describes a history

  • Figurative Language In Mary Oliver's 'Journey'

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    and "La Belle", by John Keits, both use connotative language that express how to stay strong when under pressure and the importance of independance, as well as things not always being what they seem. In both pieces of poetry, the authors use various forms of figurative language to promote the current theme, such as in Oliver's and Keits poem, they both utilize symbolism throughout their poems. Eventually, both authors inform their reader's that they should never be discouraged by the road ahead, and

  • Essay On Walt Whitman's Song Of Myself

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    Whitman 's "Song of Myself" I chose a stanza from Whitman’s“Song of Myself”, a distended mixture of memoir, account, and poetic consideration. Whitman is a master of symbols and crafty observation Whitman uses short precise drawn scenes to apply his craft. My Stanza is the second. “Houses and rooms are full of perfumes, the shelves are crowded with perfumes, I breathe the fragrance myself and know it and like it, The distillation would intoxicate me also, but I shall not let it.” . "Houses

  • Poem Analysis: Petrarchan Sonnet

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    sonnet has rhyme scheme as 'ABBAABBA CDECDE ' which is named after the fourteenth century famous Italian poet ,Petrarch.The first eight lines all end in either rhyme A or B, form the octave. Whereas the last six lines end with C, D, or E, form the

  • How Did Yeats Influence Philip Larkin

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    This paper examines Yeats’ influence on Philip Larkin. We know that Larkin was a national favourite poet who was commonly referred to as “England’s other Poet Laureate”. As Larkin has said that he spent three years trying to write like Yeats. Larkin imitated Yeats in a fairly direct way, admitting that he had been swept away by Yeats’ music, and appropriating the image as well as the romantic and melancholy tone of his early Celtic Period. Larkin’s early work shows the influence of Yeats. His first

  • I Too Beneath Your Moon Almighty Sex Analysis

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    This essay will argue that in ‘I too beneath your moon, almighty Sex’, Edna St. Vincent Millay uses several poetic devices, for example the volta, an anaphora of ‘and’, a metaphor of ‘the tower’, the use of the letter ‘i’ and caesuras in the last sestet of the poem in order to emphasize the fact that she is proud of her own poetry and the energy she put into her poems. First of all, a crucial element in ‘I too beneath your moon, almighty Sex’ is the use of the volta. It is located after the eighth

  • Sonnets Comparison Essay

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    lover rather than the idea of a relationship, as 'Let me not ' does. 'Shall I compare thee ' deals with the idea of a perfect lover and the fading beauty of both women and the seasons. 'Let me not ' is about ideal love in its most perfect and purest form. In 'Shall I compare thee ' Shakespeare describes a lover 'more temperate ' than a summer 's day. Shakespeare asserts the opinion that the beauty of summer is nothing compared to this perfect human being. Shakespeare expresses the sentiment that

  • Analysis Of Luis Estable's Poems

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    range of topics and themes, and he conveys different thoughts and emotions between the lines. Such poems are found in his first published book of poetry Simply My Mind (Dorrance Publishing, 2010). Small book it may be, but Simply My Mind is heavy on poetic artistry and creative imagination. Estable’s poems enables the human mind to understand the deep things or mysteries behind many things, and through his thought-provoking and fun verses readers will get to assess their own feelings and situations

  • Anyone Lived In A Pretty How Town Analysis

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    “…E.E. Cummings experimented with poetic form and language to create a distinct personal style. A typical Cummings poem is spare and precise, employing a few key words eccentrically placed on the page. Some of these words were invented by Cummings, often by combining two common words into a new synthesis.” (E.E. Cummings). As stated by Poetry Foundation, E.E. Cummings has a unique poetic style, which is no different from his poem anyone lived in a pretty how town. In this poem, Cummings writes about

  • Atwood's Poetry Analysis

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    confrontation with Canadian Wilderness, middleclass norms, ideals of Christianity and stark materialism of North American Society. And she shows a journey through a spiritual wasteland before they can reach maturity. In this paper I have attempted to show her poetic world

  • On Billy Collins 'On Turning Ten'

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    An Analysis On Billy Collins’ “On Turning Ten” “On Turning Ten” consists of many forms of poetic devices and figurative language, such as hyperboles, metaphors, euphony, cacophony, and mood to present the more bitter aspects of the bittersweet experience of growing up. The entire poem uses hyperbolic language to stress the sadness of the speaker. Collins uses a plethora of metaphors that show the juxtaposition of his childlike wonder he held when he was younger, versus the cold, bitter outlook he