Stanza Essays

  • Rhetorical Devices In Dover Beach

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    there is bad and good times in life because in the first stanza the tone happy, the second stanza it is melancholy, the third stanza the tone remorse and the last stanza is sorrow. The first stanza’s tone is calm and happy. This stanza uses imagery to make you imagine looking out the window and feeling the breeze of wind. I believe the author wanted the reader to have imagine of someone or themselves in the window. For example,

  • When You Are Old Tone

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    make the attitude apparent. The poem is set up in three stanzas. The first stanza is the speaker telling the woman that when she "[is] old and grey and full of sleep,"(1) just read "this book" of her past. The second stanza moves on to talk about her past relationships. Halfway through the stanza, though, he indicates "one man" who loved her better than the rest. This is an indication of his loving

  • Poem Analysis: Nothing But Death By Pablo Neruda

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    about the looks of the Death and about how the death appears around the human. There are seven stanzas in this poem and the techniques appeared in the poem are Imagery, Simile, Metaphor, and Alliteration. The imagery is the techniques used all over the seven stanzas in this poem to describe the image of the Death the movement, and the sound which included Auditory, Visual, and Kinetic. The First stanza described the environment in the cemeteries, the heart refers to the dead bodies in the graves

  • What Are The Similarities Between Claude Mckay And Countee Cullen

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    Similarity between Claude Mckay and Countee Cullen. After reading and listening to “If We Must Die” by Claude Mckay and “Heritage” by Countee Cullen, I noticed that both poets write in rhyme. Considering the first four verses of the poem, “If We Must Die” by Claude Mckay, it clearly shows that poet wrote them in rhyme. He expressed himself on how to die as a brave man and not has a coward, in his expression, he urged the reader not to die like “hogs” that is hunted and penned in an inglorious spot

  • Ghost Mary Oliver Analysis

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    expedition with Clark in America. This stanza gives us a time period, which allows us to find a connection with the previous stanza. The sparrow's nest is made up of buffalo hair which gives us the idea that every bit of a dead buffalo is used, whether it is by Native Americans or nature. This also shows that nothing can disappear because even though the buffalo are dead, their hair is recycled into nature and used for nests. I interpreted the last part of the stanza as the baby sparrows are excited to

  • It Could Have Been A Lonely Night And Ingrid De Kok's Women And Children

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    for accentuation which appear in the above mentioned poems. Displacement refers to when a word of phrase in the poetic text is not placed in its usual grammatical position, for example in Child this foregrounding technique is used in the last stanza. The stanza begins with the negative word not, to accentuate the change of tone in the woman 's emotion towards the child who are described in the poem. Deletion occurs when a word or phrase are deleted in a sentence as a technique of foregrounding, such

  • Literary Analysis Of Blessing By Imtiaz Dharker

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    short and abrupt in the first two stanzas, get longer and more flowing in third stanza and then become shorter again in the fourth stanza. This is just like the feelings of the people in the slum. In the first stanza, the people are sluggish and lack energy. Then in the second stanza, their spirits were raised when water started dripping out. Then in the third stanza, there is full of excitement and energy when water gushed out of the pipe. Then in the last stanza, the excitement starts to die down

  • Robert Penn Warren True Love Analysis

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    connected, the vivid memories left of the girl still echo in his mind. Similarly, in the fifth stanza, he jumps from the first time he saw the girl to the first moment she smiled at him--a whole two years later. By composing the poem in this way, the author emphasizes the lack of time in the speaker's memory. The speaker thinks of her in one fluid thought as if it had all happened at once. In the first stanza, forms of the word "meaningless" repeat twice. Although referring to the ravings of his heart

  • Analysis Of Not Bad Dad, Not Bad By Jan Heller Levi

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    sidestroke, your butterfly, your Australian crawl.” a change of tone occurs in these stanzas. The daughter begins to lose hope on her father. She wondered how things would be if she judged her father’s love differently. She wondered how things would be if her father loves her like his best swimming coming to recuse. Truly, she never saw her father trying his best coming to recuse her. From thirtieth stanza to sixteenth stanza, “But I always thought I was drowning in that icy ocean between us, I always

  • Alliteration In Andrew Marvell's To His Coy Mistress

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    poem beautifully encompasses many literary devices such as assonance, hyperbole, allusions, alliteration, etc. It follows a rigid iambic tetrameter rhythm with rhythmic couplets. The poet presents and defends his three arguments in three different stanzas. He creates a utopia at the beginning which develops into the darker sides of mortality as the poem proceeds. Many images are bizarre and make the reader ponder upon the true essence of the poem. The similes and metaphors are often eccentric, incorporating

  • Different Characteristics Of Emily Dickinson And Walt Whitman

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    Firstly, he had no rhyme within his poems but only rhythm; He also broke the rules of the verses per stanzas constitution, giving a sense of chaos when observing some of his work fragments. One big and relevant annexation to these two significant artists, is the usage of different rhetorical devices, which are meant to seek for diverse reactions on the perception

  • Friendship By Henry David Thoreau Essay

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    Friendship By henry david thoreau Friendship by henry david thoreau is a lyrical poem that was written in 1895 that is said to portray the essential role of love in every relationship and friendship alike. throughout this poem thoreau uses various poetic devices to emphasize the significance of love in friendships and relationships alike. Henry david thoreau was born july 12 of 1817 to john thoreau and cynthia dunbar. Thoreau studied Greek, Latin and German at Harvard college form 1833

  • Response To The Wind: Poem Analysis

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    The starting stanza begins by focusing on the wind and how the it stays the same no matter the season. It has no rhyme scheme but, the first two lines are rhymed. The stanza leads up to the idea of a “glummer season.” A time that is darker or more sad a perfect time for change, which is often symbolized in the idea of wind. Changes are one of the only constants in life much like the wind, often change can come in a huge gust and in any season. The second stanza is about the search for meaning

  • Sara Teasdale's Spring In War-Time

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    on by World War I. Teasdale uses literary devices such as repetition, word choice, capitalization, and structure to convey this conflict. In Spring in War-Time, the natural occurrences that make up the world struggle to remain relevant. The first stanza presents the hope of spring in the distance, but in a war stricken world, it seems to be much further off than it actually is. The narrator is hopeful, saying, “I feel the spring far off, far off,” (1). The repetition of “far off” places extra emphasis

  • Emily Dickinson Death Analysis

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    riches in nature are echoed in Dickinson’s poem, and exaggerated through the above-mentioned accumulation of blood metaphors. This way, the poem aggressively reintroduces death into its autumnal landscape (Kohler 2013, 46). 3.2 Content In the first stanza, “it” is identified as Autumn in the first line, and its colour is defined as blood-red in the second one. In the next two lines, body parts transporting blood (“An Artery”, l. 3; “A Vein”, l. 4) are integrated, more than juxtaposed, into the parts

  • At Mornington Poem Analysis

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    when she is with her friend. There are many themes explored in this poem including memory, death and time passing. In the first stanza, Harwood tells about a memory that was told to her by someone else. It was a memory of her father taking her to the beach. The uncertain tone in the first half of the first stanza and the definite tone in the second half of the stanza emphasises the importance of the emotions she felt at the time of the event rather what happened. The imagery of the beach is portrayed

  • Lee's Eating Alone By Daniel Moeser

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    the pattern Lee creates, how the speaker talks about his father, and how the speaker has accepted the loss. The tone of the poem is overall “grief and loneliness” in stanza one and two (Moeser 118). In stanza one, the speaker is talking about how they pulled the last of the onions and how dead the ground looks (Lee 206). Stanza two continues with the grim feeling when the speaker begins remembering a time with his father out walking by the pears (Lee 206).

  • Halloween In The Anthropocene By Craig Santos Perez: Poem Analysis

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    Santos Perez uses the structure of his poem to make his point. Although it is a prose poem, it is still separated into stanzas. These stanzas do not follow the structure of the sentences, but rather the structure of his argument. For example, Perez urges us to “[p]raise the souls of black // boys, enslaved by supply chains” (3-4) through not one, but two stanzas. In the first stanza, Perez sets up the image of life in the Anthropocene (also known as the Twenty-first Century Bottleneck): “Darkness

  • The Voice Thomas Hardy Analysis

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    The Voice is made up of 4 4-line stanzas (quatrains) with an alternate rhyme (ABAB CDCD EFEF GHGH). Hardy also makes use of a triple rhyme in the 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

  • Washing Away Religion

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    Washing Away Religion As time goes on, religion plays a continually decreasing role in human society. Matthew Arnold’s Dover Beach is a clear example of this as this poem is considered “[t]he most celebrated of [Arnold’s] works … [which] addresses the decline in religious faith in the modern world and offers the fidelity of affection as its successor (Dover Beach). In Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold, the main idea of the loss of faith in God in human society can be seen throughout the entire