Compare how language is used to express an opinion of love in sonnet 116 and another poem (Quickdraw) Shakespeare’s ‘Sonnet 116’ and Carol Ann Duffy’s poem ‘Quickdraw’ both talk about the relationship between two people, however they talk about them in very contrasting ways. Sonnet 116 and Quickdraw are written in different forms. Shakespeare’s poem is written in sonnet form with three quatrains and a rhyming couplet. This regular pattern shows that this is what love should be like and is normal. The use of iambic pentameter also stresses key ideas and words whilst the poem can still flow.
This idea is taken away in the second line when Pope says that trivial things are the cause this horrible event. The diction in the first two lines goes from being broad and powerful to being small and petty. While Pope uses objects and events to directly compare important and trivial things throughout the poem, he also takes advantage of the diction to indirectly show this comparison to the reader. While the first two lines of the poem provides a small summary of the mock epic itself, it also gives you an insight into how Pope’s carefully crafted diction is the underlying foundation of this mock epic. The first canto the main character Belinda is introduced.
The controversial, sophisticated, flamboyant poet Oscar Wilde once stated “I have grown tired of the articulate utterances of men and things. The mystical in art, the mystical in life, the mystical in nature, this is what I am looking for. It is absolutely necessary…” Wilde was fed-up with the age old constraints of conventional writing and was in pursuit of a way in which he could further his search for and portrayal of ‘the mystical’. Edgar Allan Poe’s written pieces explore countless themes, many of which are quite dark. Among the list of themes he addresses is that of loneliness, particularly in his poems Alone and The Raven.
In Modernist literature, much like painting, there is experimentation with form: narration style, tone and plot line. Instead of having Kurtz tell his story, or Marlow recite the tale of his journey; the actual narrator in the Heart of Darkness is an unknown passenger on the Nellie. Verisimilitude becomes of much importance when characters are not well defined. Unlike the renaissance period, Modernism spawned literature that questioned the existence of absolute truth; perfectly suiting this novella as through language power can be gained, yet most truths and realities can be seen to be lost in the “haze”. Language within the land of the “brutes” acts as an extremely powerful tool to aggrandize civilization above the “pilgrims”, and put Kurtz in possession of great power: “must necessarily appear to them [savages] in the nature of supernatural beings—we approach them with the might as of a deity…By the simple exercise of our will we can exert a power for good practically unbounded” In response to this, Marlow admits, “it gave me the notion of an exotic Immensity ruled by an august Benevolence”.
Ulysses was inspired by Homer’s ‘Odyssey’ and Dante’s ‘Inferno’, which suggests that Tennyson wanted to portray ‘Ulysses’ constant desire for adventure as a character flaw rather than a heroic instinct. As the poem progresses we come to see it as such, rejecting Ulysses’ vanity and egotistical nature, which is especially obvious in the second verse. In the opening stanza, we immediately discover the reason behind Ulysses’ depression and feeling of despair. He describes the monotony of ‘the still hearth’ and derides the people he rules. Describing them as ‘a savage race’.
In his poem “Jabberwocky”, Lewis Carroll uses many poetic devices that weave together an epic battle with the Jabberwock. Carroll uses nonsense words that seem to have no meaning on the first reading, to make sense of these nonsense words this poem needs to be read out loud. This use of onomatopoeia is used to evoke not only a feeling of being somewhere odd and strange but also what that place might sound like. The words have then been chosen not so much for their meaning but for the sounds they make when the poem is read. One of the best examples of these sounds is during the fight between the hero and the Jabberwock “The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!” (18).
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.
In a lot of Hardy’s poetry he is describing the sadness and sorrow love brings and often connecting love to death or loss in an adverse manner. In Great expectations Dickens does not allow readers to make their own minds up about the characters or situations, with his precisely detailed descriptions readers are often told what their opinions should be on characters or situations. Dickens also uses pathetic fallacies to abet our opinions so we perceive the situation like he wishes us to. In comparison Thomas Hardy leaves his poetry open for us to interpret, allowing us each to have our own individual conceptions of them. Dickens uses the first person, past and present, spoken method of narration in "Great Expectations."
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
Use of strong imagery, satire, parrallelism, metaphor and personification are dominant elements found in his poems. Dryden design charachers, often factual-human character, to establish sarcastic or emotional tone of the poem. From Flecknoe and Shadwell, to Mr Oldham, Dryden maintains to portray atleast one human character in his poems. Sometimes sarcasm stands "conformity in full stupidity" in his peoms and sometimes emotions "begain to think and call his own." His poems are factual; dedicated to specific people known to him.