Anne Bradstreet’s publication, ‘The Author to Her Book”, dating back to 1678 is an atypical poem that accurately depicts the meaning of a controlling metaphor. Through the use of devices such as tone, diction, and characterization, Bradstreet is able to convey her complex attitude of the public’s criticism of her “unfinished” work. As early as the first sentence, Bradstreet already expresses a critical tone in her writing. By making use of the words “ill-formed” and “feeble” it is easy to understand that the author is not comfortable with her own work as she views it as an actual pre-mature baby. In addition, she portrays similar tones such as desperation and mournfulness.
An Author to Her Book Explication Anne Bradstreet’s poem “An Author to Her Book” is the narrative story of an author’s struggles and tribulations with a piece that he or she has created. The complex emotional connection that an author feels for his or her work is displayed through Bradstreet’s use of metaphor. Anne Bradstreet is also able to draw up similarities between being an author and being a parent through the use of personification and comparison. Bradstreet portrays the struggles, difficulties, and fears that a mother experiences as those that a mother would experience when creating and releasing a new work. Bradstreet’s use of metaphor allows her to relate the complex relationships of being a parent to being an author.
Sonnet 138 gives examples of several literary elements. This sonnet is written using the English sonnet rhyme scheme. Therefore, the first 12 lines show the problem, and the last two give the solution. In Sonnet 138 Shakespeare resolves the problem in the last two lines by saying, “Therefore I lie with her, and she with me, And in our faults by lies we flattered be.” That could mean that they lie to each other while knowing that they’re lies, but they are still flattered by them. One of the several literary element contained in Sonnet 138 is personification.
The language Gwen Harwood uses in these poems emphasises the feeling of drained energy and failure in other aspects of their lives (for example fugue playing). Phrases such as whine, bicker, tug at skirt and rehearsing names and birthdays show the poet’s cleverness in incorporating everyday annoyances into the poem In The Park. Suburban Sonnet uses words like nausea, overpowers, scours, yawned and soft corpse to strengthen the point of the poem. These two sonnets are examples of Gwen Harwood leading the audience to share her thoughts
Response to “Counting the Mad” When reading the contemporary american poetry anthology I found myself becoming almost lost in one specific poet. Donald Justice, or more specifically, one of his poems,“Counting the Mad” was a poem that was both the most enjoyable work for me to read and at the same time, the most difficult for me to understand, at first. For myself this poem could be compared to a type of riddle due to its ever apparent ambiguity. At the same time, I believe that this poem takes a satirical perspective of mankind. Justice utilizes the sound similar to that of a nursery rhyme to engage his readers.
The tone of this essay is serious and annoyed bacuse she is fed up with people thinking the wrong impressions of deaf people. Sometimes, she is sarcastic. Also, by reading the essay over multiple times while I was making notes, I noticed different tones and small details that I wouldn't have otherwise. For example, originally I thought that the author had a valid point and that she expressed it in a way that represented the way that society truly is. Eventually though, I recognized the bias that she had against the hearing world.
Essay Chapter 13 Chapter Thirteen was basically an overview of the books of Psalms, Proverbs, Job and Ecclesiastes. These books are lot different than other books of the Old Testament. These books do not tell your basic story-telling, that characterize the other books but they are like poetic books that offer people another way to look at proclaiming faith. The books are considered wisdom literature and are most admired for their wise teachings and songs of its singers. The book of Job ponders some of life’s deepest mysteries.
‘We caught her, fetched her home at last/And turned the key upon her, fast’ (Charlotte Mew, ‘The Farmer’s Bride’). Explore some of the ways in which early-twentieth century poetry reflects upon and questions love and/or the family unit. In this essay I will use ‘The Farmer’s Bride’ and ‘The Quiet House’ by Charlotte Mew taken from the collection ‘The Farmer’s Bride’ (1921) to respond to the essay question. In ‘The Farmer’s Bride’ I will discuss the form, structure and language of the poem demonstrating that Mew plays with form and structure to create tensions and to emphasise the characters emotions. I am going to argue that Mew uses imagery to show both the farmer’s attitude toward his wife and as a social commentary on the subordination of married women during the period Mew is writing.
Everything Matters in “I am Very Bothered” by Simon Armitage The poem “I am Very Bothered” by Simon Armitage communicates the situation and the narrator’s reaction to it through the content and the form of the poem, as they interconnect with each other. The poem is written to appear like a sonnet; although it does not have all of the aspects that a sonnet has, it does contain 14 lines. The style of writing in this poem suggests that it is a love poem. However, Armitage seems to have broken all the unwritten rules of a love poem since a regular sonnet includes a rhyming scheme with rhyming couplets, but he includes rhymes in unexpected places such as internal rhymes and half rhymes. Perhaps this means that this is not what is usually
A Lesson in Mastering Loss Elizabeth Bishop’s poem “One Art” is about loss. In it she mentions many of the small losses in life that we may experience but she is clearly talking about losing a love. Who she is speaking to in this poem is unclear but there is evidence to show that she and she alone is her own audience for this poem. She expresses denial, anger, blame, regret, humor and in the end she exclaims “Write it!”, which looks to be directed from the speaker to herself, either way it can be construed as acceptance. In the poem she goes through increasingly bigger losses that she quickly dismisses in a sarcastic manner until she reaches the loss of her lover.