Year 9 English – Writing Task – Week 7 Many poets use figurative language throughout their poems, thus giving their texts an illusion of different meaning and ideas, creating a poem that is more complex than it seems. The poems “Ione, Dead The Long Year” and “Astigmatism” both include hidden messages and illusions, which can be interpreted accordingly by the reader, showing that the simplest of actions can become the starting point for the most complex of poems. The poem, “Ione, Dead The Long Year” is about a spiritual journey of a man who is mourning the loss of someone who was close to him, thus revealing the subject of the poem. A deeper insight into Passage 1 (Ione, Dead The Long Year) shows the character to be going through a phase of melancholia – compared to the phase of blinding anger that the character of Passage 2 (Astigmatism) is going through on his spiritual journey. By analysing the two poems and their complex structures, the reader discovers a similarity on the subject, of spiritual journeys, however a difference in the context of the journey.
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.
Charlie Stack Mrs. Polomeni English II 27 October 2011 “Fire & Ice” The poem “Fire and Ice” written by Robert Frost was first published in the 1920s. Robert Frost is considered the bard of New England. He wrote in great depth that appealed simple to readers, but there was deeper meaning if you looked closely. Although poetry has many different interpretations because it is structured on opinion not fact, the poem “Fire and Ice’’ may seem to come off as the geological hell of the world, but if you look closely it portrays the theme of hatred and desire. The poem has a rhyme scheme of A, B, A, A, B, C, B, C, B.
Alliteration is used to describe actions, places, or out of celebration, such as, “gyre and gimble...claws that catch...snicker-snack...callooh-callay...and tumtum tree.” Through this use of interesting and descriptive alliteration, Carroll enables the reader to create sounds when spoken that makes a feel that imitates the story. Alliteration is therefore an important and significant device used in the poem The Jabberwocky. Carroll uses a peculiar technique of creating his own language style by taking some words that derive from very old English phrases, and also constructing eloquent words from two or three ordinary words put together. Through this, Lewis Carroll creates a language that represents and enhances the mood of the poem. It fills your head with ideas, only you don’t know what they are.
In Whitman's lines "Battles, the horrors of fratricidal war, the fever of doubtful news, the fitful events; these come me to days and nights and go from me again, But they are not the me “myself", he pulls common feelings and events together for the reader to relate to (Whitman). Since Whitman's era crossed with the Civil War, there is no doubt that tragedies and feelings of grief were all very
An explication should not be confused with a paraphrase, which puts the poem’s literal meaning into plain prose. An analysis separates a poem into elements as a means to understanding that subject. Some possible choices are tone, literal meaning, imagery, figures of speech, sound, rhythm, theme, and symbolism. Comparison and contrast places two poems side by side and studies their differences and similarities in order to shed light on both works. When writing an effective comparison and contrast paper involves the following steps; pair two poems with much in common, point to further unsuspected resemblances, show noteworthy differences, and carefully consider your essay’s organization.
The direction and theme of "a barred owl" and "the history teacher", are quite similar, causing them to follow similar lines of diction. The titles of both of these poems speak of wisdom and knowledge of what has been. In each poem, the world around them is not necessarily friendly, and the characters are forced to watch carefully. The history teacher uses the rhyme scheme (aa,bb,cc,dd,ee,ff), while the owl uses the same exact rhyme scheme. in many ways these poems are similar, and very beautiful.
The sound devices used in this poem are assonance, alliteration and rhyme. This poem ‘Magpies’ uses rhyme with the ABAB structure in the first two stanzas, but in the third the structure is ABABCC. Rhyme in this poem carries the reader along and helps them to connect with the rhythm. Another example of a sound device used in this poem is assonance. This is used in stanza three, line three: ‘of grace and praise – nor man nor bird’/ stanza four, line five: ‘For each is born with such a throat’/ stanza two, line four: ‘what clashing beaks, what greedy eyes!’ This has an effect that slows down the speed of the poem giving an emphasis on certain words.
Some examples of elements of poetry that both share educational and entertainment attributes are Alliteration, Rhyme and Rhythm. Alliteration is two or more words which have the same initial sound on the same line or stanza and begins with a vowel or consonant. An example of alliteration is “Bob bounced bravely” A rhyme is simply two words that sound alike, example, loose goose. In addition, a rhythm is the flow of words within each meter and stanza. The poem “Old Mother Hubbard” creates a flow with quatrain (4 lines) excepting the first stanza which has 6 lines.
He is very straight to the point with his words, but not to the extent that the beauty of them is lost. Coleridge also appears to follow that philosophy, but “Frost at Midnight” is a little more difficult to understand. The language is simple and very informal but he includes many complex metaphors, such as the opening line “the Frost performs its secret ministry.” “Frost at Midnight” and “Tintern Abbey” share the same basic idea of storing up memories to help the speaker make it through tough times when otherwise he might have given up. Coleridge uses a line in his poem