Philip Larkin and Dannie Abse have very different and contrasting attitudes to relationships. On the whole, Larkin presents the concepts of love and marriage as very superficial and meaningless, whereas Abse appears to be less such nihilistic and more open and positive about such topics. Throughout Wild Oats, Philip Larkin uses various literary techniques, such as imagery, structure and symbolism to convey certain aspects of love and the passing of time. Larkin's poetry often relates to the social and cultural views upon love and marriage in his time. In Wild Oats It explains that a person, over the course of time, comes to realise that his greatest desires of love, are unattainable, and second best things will have to suffice.
“A Poison Tree” vs “The Most Vital Thing In Life” We’ll start by defining a poem, as a collection of words that express an emotion or idea, sometimes with a specific rhythm. The Perrine’s Literature structure, sound & sense define poetry, “Poetry as a kind of language that says more and says it more intensely than doe’s ordinary language.” When comes to evaluate a bad or good poetry, to Perrine a poem fails to achieve excellence if it is sentimental, excessively rhetorical and didactic in one hand; The other hand a poem is good when contributes to the achievement of the central purpose, what is it? “How fully has purpose been accomplished?” And “how important is this purpose?” In this case I judge the poem “The Most Vital Thing In Life” (TMVTL) as a bad poem and “A Poison Tree” (APT) poem as a good poem. Because first of all TMVTL is too didactic, which preach or teach, and lacks all the artistry and poetic devices of APT poem, TMVTL poem try to give us a moral and advice, how we can control our feelings and anger before we hurt the enemy. Also it contains excess word to express the meaning of the word.
The first verse of the poem states that he is two times a fool, a fool for loving, and a fool for admitting it, “I am two fools, I know, for loving, and for saying so in whining poetry.” (Donne, Lines 1-3) Donne follows to say that he would still not be wise, even if “she” (Donne, Line 5) returned his love. Donne releases his emotions by
Poetry and drama have a few key features that emphasize their per formative nature. One is the use of rhyme, rhythm, meter, alliteration, and other types of sound symbolism. For example, in Gwendolyn Brooks' "We real cool", the poet uses a strong rhyme scheme, a consistent meter, and an almost sing-song tone to demonstrate the lack of education of the narrator and his or her youthfulness. It also emphasizes the last line "We die soon.". Another is in "unity of action".
As well, the gloominess of his poetry could also be due to his longing effect of sadness that he attempts to express. These three poems have a distinct connection to each other. All of which share a resemblance, because all of them express love to the other in one way or another; as it is seemingly that these poems in their entirety have been commemorated to someone Poe himself once felt these feelings for. For example in the poem “To Helen”, the narrator portrays of Helen’s beauty. A simple poem, and seemingly short compared to the other two, it simply tells of the narrator’s views of the young lady he is admiring.
Between these two authors, the use of language and rhyme in their poems greatly differ. Emily Dickinson tends to write in axioms, which are sayings that mean to express the truth. Her use of rhythm and rhyme makes the axioms easy to remember. In addition, Dickinson also avoided traditional full rhymes, like ball and tall. She used mostly slant rhyme, which are words that look like they rhyme but they do not, such as can’t and want.
This disappointment could suggest that Larkin writes in a negative way, if he has even at the begging a different opinion than the majority has while expecting a lovestory or an intimate scene in setting of a bed, but definitely not a confusing, stressful scene as Larkin explores. While Larkin is saying “easiest…honest”, he is using the terminology of contrast. The suggestion of his as a negative writer is now proved. On top of it is confusing for the audience, who tries to get over the first stanza of the poem an impression of what you will be expecting and again Larkin disappoints them. It might also suggest that Larkin criticse the society for thinking in the boxes and expecting everytime the usual as thinking ‘talkinf in bed ought to be easiest’.
The essay contains irrelevant information, which makes the reader question what the main purpose of the paper is. The literary essay about a theme does not fulfill its purpose because it lacks significant analysis of the poem, or contains irrelevant information, or is mostly a summary of the poem. This essay is not a literary essay about a theme of a poem. It does not contain an analysis of the poem's theme, and it does not convey the writer's understanding of the
1. Why might Sonnet 18 by Francesco Petrarcha be interpreted as a poem about defeat as much as a poem about love? Use specific examples from the text in your response. Answer: In Sonnet 18, the speaker wants to describe the beauty of his love, but can’t find the words to do so. The speaker says “Then in mid-utterance the lay was lost” when he tries to think of the words to describe his love’s beauty.