These images are very vivid; the idea of scars connotes all the violence and beatings of slavery, which makes the reader even more passionate of the reading. Langston Hughes ends the poem on an optimistic note. (It never was America to me). His tone in the poem also contributes to the meaning. His tone seems almost confessional, like the poet is talking about his own experience in America.
The authors of this poem were recognized musicians in the 1960’s and “The Boxer” was one of the rock hit compositions they sang. The content of the poem describes a young mans story and the way he laments the poverty and loneliness he has lived in the City of New York. The author describes in first person how the young man left his home and family to go to New York following promises that were lies. “Such are promises, all lies and jests. Still a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest (Simon, Woodley, 1968).” I can tell from this statement that most likely his family and loves ones tried to persuade him not to leave his home but he decided to listen to what he wanted to hear.
Douglass expresses his feelings toward Baltimore in the proverb that "being hanged in England is preferable to dying a natural death in Ireland"(31). This allusion helps the readers better understand Douglass' excitement in departing to Baltimore. It conveys the idea that Baltimore is the better of the two evils. Douglass claims that "it is possible, and even quite probable, that from that plantation to Baltimore, I should have today, instead of being here seated by my own table, in the enjoyment of freedom and the happiness of home, writing this narrative, been confined in the galling chains of slavery"(33). This statement helps the readers to understand that going to Baltimore was the first step for Douglass to freedom and prosperity.
Gatsby lived his American dream and in the end found his heart flooded with the power of love and its remarkable betrayal. In time, the clothes we decide to wear, or the objects we put faith into are but beautiful masks covering broken creatures. The desires Gatsby longs for, force him to remember the past in the hope of strengthening the dimming light of Daisy’s love. Gatsby’s life gives way to circumstances that connect two separate ideas in ways least expected. In Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby the morals of people are challenged through the use of flashbacks, symbolism, irony, syntax, and diction in order to depict the dissimilarities of the social classes.
However, both poems were different in terms of purpose. Seemingly the imagery of both the poems revolve around similar but yet quite different notions. The imagery used in both poems revolve around the pictured relationships that both Fanthorpe and Harrison try to emphasise. This is expressed clearly in both pieces of work by the poetic features used by both poets, with Fanthorpe stating that 'you haven't both gone shopping' and that 'I believe ends with death', showing use of personal pronouns and varying it. Notably, Harrison also had a few change in pronouns which complimented his rhyme scheme and used repetition of the phase 'let me'.
Poems can make you laugh, cry, think or be silent as we ponder the words that are written. What Makes poetry works better than a short story is the repetitive or the shortened way word are written or placed together to form a rhythm or a song. When a poet uses a rhyme as his theme is can be catchy or funny and makes us enjoy reading it. When it is worded as a song we can easily remember it since everyone loves to sing even when most of us cannot hold a tune but we can hold a rhythm. A poet relies on his feeling to convey the current situations that they are in.
Friends, Classmates, Fellow literary critics… Today, I am here to stress my knowledge on how the composer’s Siegfried Sassoon and Rupert Brooke have effectively conveyed their thoughts and feelings on war using themes, issues and techniques. Siegfried Sassoon chose to convey the theme of the outcomes war has had in those who survived (hence the name survivors) and how the process of war has aged them prematurely and darkened there spirits. The poem ‘survivors’ is a clever and well structured poem, Sassoon incorporates many techniques to emphasise and illuminate his main theme . Siegfried Sassoon uses primarily literal language; he rarely speaks metaphorically or figuratively thus the reason why we don’t see a frequency in metaphors, similes or imagery throughout the poem. He evokes a very bitter outraged mood in the reader, he’s thoughts and feelings produce anger and spite.
Yet, Dr. Martin Luther King was given a great speech it made an explanation and definition for his Dream, it had bring a great hope to American even the entire world. In his speech Martin Luther King was uses a textual reference to the “Declaration of Independence.” Martin Luther King used different parts of the English language to improve the meaning of his speech and bring to the details. He was used the different rhetorical, allusions to historic documents, and suggest seemed to have brought about the emotions that Martin Luther King was trying to arouse in his listeners. This helped him influence his listeners towards wanting equality for all and changing what was happening in the present so they didn't repeat things in the past. Throughout Martin Luther King the “I Have a Dream speech” the important message in his speech is that all people are became equal and, although not the case in America at the time, Martin Luther King felt it must be the case for the future.
Some of the poems in the final third of Edmund SpenserAmoretti sonnet sequence display this feature. Some poems by the same author are paired, allowing one character to make a statement in one poem and then allowing another character to reply in an accompanying work. For example, in the poem "Wrapt in my careless cloak," by Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, a dsigruntled man complains about the behavior of women, while in an accompanying poem titled "Girt in my guiltless gown," a woman replies to the man's charges. Of course, another way in which lyric poems can be performative is that they almost demand to be read aloud if one hopes to appreciate all their subtleties of sound and sense. This is less true of novels, and reading an entire novel out loud is therefore not something that most people do (at least not any
Shrouded Sorrow Robert Frost is known for writing about the beauty and majesty of New England. Although on first read this seems to be just another one of these simple poems, he actually uses breaks, cadence, figurative language, and a flexible persona in his poem “Never Again Would Birds’ Song be the Same” to deal with death and grief in his life. Without multiple stanza common to many poems, Frost had to rely on end-stops and enjambments to create meaning through breaks just as we must rely on them to interpret his meaning. More than half the poem uses enjambment; however, this brings emphasis to the end-stopped lines. Whenever Frost end-stops a line, the next seems to to take on a tone of mild opposition.