For example, -How does the language of the poem reflect the speaker’s perceptions, and how does that language determine the reader’s perception? -Discuss how poetic elements, such as language, structure, imagery, and point of view, convey meaning in a poem. -How does the poet reveal character? (i.e., diction, sound devices, imagery, allusion) -Discuss the similarities and differences between two poems. Consider style and theme.
Remember to use specific examples from the text to support your points. Look at the deeper meaning of the poem. What is the poet trying to tell the reader? How does the structure of the poem affect the reader’s understanding? Incorporating sources into your paper: o The in-text citations for the works from the textbook should be formatted as an indirect source.
Task: Write a multi-paragraph essay in which you 1. analyze the poem in regards to theme, tone, and style (sound techniques, ﬁgurative language, diction, syntax, ﬁgurative language, etc.) and 2. respond to the literary criticism provided. Some things to consider: Use direct quotes from the poem and criticism to illustrate and support your claims (with proper in-text citations). If you claim he uses ﬁgurative language, offer an example of ﬁgurative language. Don’t just address the WHAT; address the WHY.
Browning also uses the form of the poem to create an captivating narrative. The poem is a dramatic monologue, which is written as a last speech before the death of the patriot. The dramatic monologue is a first person narrative so gives you the point of view of the narrator and Browning. As Browning uses a first person narrative, he can leave you with ambiguities and leave the reader asking question. For example, ‘Nought man could do, have I left undone:’ this leaves the reader asking what has he done?
After reading the poem, one can determine for oneself what he was facing. The poems structure is also important. This poem is one long stanza without rhyme. One may see the form of the poem as symbolic the Vietnam Memorial Wall. The Wall is continuous from
In both poems, the tone shifts as it progresses. Housman starts off in a very curt tone and choppy diction but in the second half of the poem, he changes to more lyrical tone and even illustration filled diction. Examples of this shift are “we parted, stiff and dry;” and “where clover whitens.” Bishop begins her poem with a very broad tone about losing but later shifts to a more specific and personal tone as she talks about her relationship. She tries to mask her despair towards losing with a repetitive villanelle structure using the phrases “no disaster” and “the art of losing isn’t hard to master,” repeatedly throughout the poem. In the second half of the poem Bishop moves from losing tangible objects, “lost door keys,” to intangible ones such as “two cities.” This shift represents her acceptance of her true feelings and change of tone.
This slows the poem down and gives us time to appreciate each idea. The poem appears very fragmented on the page. This might suggest the fragmented or 'broken' nature of society? The language used in this poem is used in different ways to convey his ideas. For example; the title shows us straight away that the poem will be about the contrasts between two pairs of people.
We can see how correctly and suitably they are scattered throughout the poem. As to the diction in the poem, the poet uses strong words such as killed, swept, fell, broken, blood, blade, and murder. This selection of words directly affects the syntax and the general aura in the poem. Finally, we notice that all the letters are written in small letters and not even the first letters after full stops or the subject pronoun “I” is capitalized in the poem. As far as the poetic line is concerned, I am going to align some
This tells readers that he believes that poetry must come from within you, deep down. Keats tries to overcome the bleakness of the subject of death by writing that he will try and find love. When you find love, you start to venture beyond yourself. One, who truly has faith in something, can surely accomplish it. Perhaps both Keats and Longfellow didn’t have enough faith in what they were trying to do before they died.
Suicide In William Shakespeare's Hamlet, suicide is an important and continuous theme throughout the play. Hamlet is the main character who contemplates the thought of suicide many different times throughout the play, since the murder of his father. Hamlet weighs the advantages of leaving his miserable life with the living, for possibly a better but unknown life with the dead “ He wishes the his living flesh would melt into nothingness”(Act 1,Scene 2). Hamlet seriously contemplates suicide, but decides against it, mainly because it is a mortal sin against God. Hamlet continues to say that most of humanity would commit suicide and escape the hardships of life, but do not because they are unsure of what awaits them in the after life.