Poetic form Essays

  • Poetic Criticism In William Shakespeare's Sonnet 116

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    their love interests. Thus, this course paper argues that William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116 reveals a Renaissance signification of love in its ideal form - a portrayal of true love in its constancy and profoundness. This investigation employs the method of historicist criticism focusing on the imaginary transaction which involves the speaker speaking the poetic vision to the addressee. Historicism is a critical approach that uses the events of an author’s life to explain meaning in the author’s work. Hence

  • The Rape Of The Lockwhich Poem Analysis

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    best commended for the excellent craftsmanship that he demonstrates in the heroic couplet. The essential social satire that features his poetic disposition has earned him never ending literary appraisal. Pope’s “translation of Homer” seems to have achieved a perfection of form in the poem, The Rape of the Lockwhich is perhaps the best and most celebrated of his poetic successes. First published in 1712, the poem, The Rape of the Lockreappeared in 1714 as a revised version with five cantos. It is a mock-heroic

  • Poetic Metaphors In Poetry

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    Metaphor naturally associated with cultural knowledge, in the sense that some of the knowledge about the culture and language quirks that are essential to understand and use most of metaphors correctly. Conceptual and poetic metaphors both related to cultural knowledge, such as language and cultural meanings and explanations of words, and the use of some phrases of poetry. Metaphors allow us to deliver abstract ideas of where to be more realistic and therefore easier to understand. All metaphors

  • A Sonnet: Iambic Pentamelope

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    different rhyme schemes. The Petrarchan 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 sestet. There is usually a pause or break in between the octave and sestet which is known as the volta or turn. Traditionally, one main problem is set out in the octave and brought to a resolution in the sestet

  • Literary Analysis Of Billy Collins And William Carlos Williams

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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

  • Sestina Poem Analysis

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    difficult to distinguish a set metre for this poem because there are various examples of poetic feet and line length in each stanza. Sestina begins with Iambic tetrameter, an Iambic foot of eight syllables that features an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable, seen in “September rain falls on the house.” However, as the poem progresses, Bishop uses alternative feet such as Anapaestic Pentameter. This poetic foot of ten syllables contains two unstressed followed by a stressed syllable, for

  • Time For The Elegy Poem Analysis

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    Jennings has always been careful about the relation of the poem to the poet’s experience. She does not advocate a poetics of literal truth, but she does endorse an attitude of fearlessness in the examination of experience. The creation of poetry is an integral part of the way in which she explores and constitutes experience. As she says in “Time for the Elegy”: “The lift of language is an art one earns,” / “After dumb and hidden suffering.”(509) Further she draws upon the metaphor of music as she

  • Colloquial Language In The Poetry Of Elizabeth Bishop's Poetry

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    seeing greatness in ordinary things. I will talk about how she often uses colloquial language in her poetry. I plan to dicuss her use of vividly clear descriptions which help to make her poetry come alive on the page. Finally, I am going to review the poetic techniqes that Bishop uses to bring interesting element to her poems. Elizabeth Bishop has a remarkable skill of being able to see the extraordinary in the ordinary and she does this quite a lot in her poetry. Her celebrations of the ordinary are

  • Enchanted Garden Poem Analysis

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    garden that both exists and does not exist; a place of “embalmed darkness”: embalmed because it is full of balms, of odors, but embalmed also because it is dead (what is being described now is a dead corp). The beauty of the scene leads us to poetic death. The poetic voice has definitely taken “the wings of poetry” and, now, through his imagination, he is contemplating the two opposite sides of Beauty and Love: the particular

  • Inept Persephone Analysis

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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

  • Relationship Between Poetry And Tourism

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    which is retained much quickly and easily then any elaborate definition. Its sweet tone, style and rhythm mark its distinction from other literary forms. Poetry has been the source of entertainment, source of uniting people for the common cause and it had always had a much striking effect and quick in gathering responses. Music, folklore drama, poetic seminars had been and are the ways to pass the information to all. Before the modern entertaining gadgets, folklore (folk poetry and folk songs) had

  • 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

  • Figurative Language In The Dramatist

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    F igurative language is the language that expresses one thing in terms of another by analogy, extension, or other association. A critical approach to drama written in verse requires the knowledge of not only of metre but also the function and purpose of the various figures of speech. These should never be only decoration because they are one of the means by which the playwright can develop and express his meaning. The various figures of speech have often been made interchangeable, thus a satisfactory

  • A Dog Has Died By Pablo Neruda Analysis

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    that actually refers to the subject of the poem, the tone of the poem that refers to the atmosphere, mood and feelings that are conveyed through the poem, the poetic devices used in the poem that describes the fascinating effect of the poem, it also enhances the beauty and help convey the theme and tone recursively. Poets use of many poetic devices such as Simile (that is a comparison between two things with the use of “like” or “as”), Metaphor (it is a direct comparison between two things without

  • 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

  • Analysis Of The Poem My Galley

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    This essay will examine the poetic similarities and differences between Thomas Wyatt’s poem “My galley” and Don Paterson’s poem “The Wreck”. These similarities and differences are seen through the use of imagery and poetic techniques, such as metaphors, tone of language and a lament. My galley is a love poem about troubles in a relationship written in the form of a sonnet. The sonnet is full of Petrarchan language and discourse for love with oxymoron. Wyatt had a very dramatic background where he

  • 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

  • A Critical Analysis Of Jane Austen's 'Answers'

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    the group’s aesthetic. In particular she questions their approval of a modest and an oblique approach to “big subjects” which, according to Morrison is indicative of a Movement aesthetic (Morrison 34). In a skillfully fashioned terzarima , a verse form favored by the Movement poets , she questions their esteem for “small answers” for a rational and a controlled approach to “big questions” as she says : “I kept my answers small and I kept them near;/Big questions bruised my mind but still I let/Small

  • Ode On Solitude Poem Analysis

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    Seek”, “War Photographer”, “The Little Boy Lost” and “Mirage” similarly as the poets show the negative effects of solitude, while “Half-Past Two” and “Ode on Solitude” focus more on the positive. The poets use various techniques such as diction, tone, form and structure to explore the theme from different perspectives and reveal the positive and negative sides to it. In “Hide and Seek”, Vernon Scannell writes about a child, who is the speaker of the poem, hiding from his fellow friends and “seekers”