Experiencing Poetry Graphic Organizer Characteristic Selected Poem Title: Initial Response: What does this poem seem to be about? This poem is about a person who says they do not love thee, but they really do. I Do Not Love Thee Words: Were the words in this poem difficult or easy to understand? The words in this poem whe easy to understand. Was there any word or phrase that was powerful to you?
Did these devices help create imagery or communicate the author's feelings? The poet used simile when using the word like to compare her to a night of cloudless climes and starry skies.” That showed the importance of his feelings for the woman and he also uses rhyme to alliteration to make the poem flow. Emotion: What emotion was the author trying to express? The author is trying to express the way he feels about the woman. He compares her to nature and describes her as soft.
There were many describing words and was very detailed. I felt in a way calm reading this poem.| She walks in beauty like the night| Figurative Language:What poetic devices were used in this poem?What did these poetic devices do for the poem? Did these devices help create imagery or communicate the author's feelings?The poetic device that was used in this poem is a simile. In the phrase “She walks in beauty, like the night”, the phrase states like or as, which is a simile. The poetic device helped express the authors feelings because he compairs beauty and night so you can get a better understanding of where the author is coming from.| She walks in beauty like the night| Emotion:What emotion was the author trying to express?I think the authour was trying to express love and therefore was at peace.| She walks in beauty like the night| Structure:How is the poem organized (lines, stanzas, etc.)?
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.
Frame Analysis “Oh, think not I am faithful to a vow” is a poem about author Edna St. Vincent Millay’s conflicts with faithfulness and love and how she felt love was only temporary and being faithful and true in a relationship would keep her from being true to herself. It is a Shakespearean sonnet. As such, it is organized into iambic pentameter and uses a traditional rhyme scheme. It also includes a traditional turn at line 12. [10 points] The ideas and images presented in the poem follow its formal organization.
When reading this poem it seems short and a bit confusing to the reader, but once the reader finds something to apply it to, doors open to many new meanings. The poem contains a theme of madness against sanity, and remains open to a variety of deeper meanings. I applied this poem to Amy Tans book, The Bonesetter’s Daughter, because both the poem and the book contain a theme of rebellion, as well as madness. The Bonesetter’s Daughter focuses on the relationship experienced between a mother and her daughter. The book goes through three different time phrases from modern day California to the lives of Precious Auntie and Luling, and then transitions to Ruth understanding more about her mother and the wonderful person she didn’t see her for when she was growing up.
Emily Dickinson explores the concept of not belonging due to a lack of connection experienced with her place in society. Dickinson’s poetry then contrasts this, by exploring her sense of belonging to her poetry and to Nature. In the poem I had been hungry all the years, the persona in the poem initially seeks a belonging with society, however she immediately rejects this belonging due to her sense of discomfort and lack of connection intuited. In the poem I died for beauty but was scarce, Dickinson explores the perception of making the deliberate decision to belong to her art and indirectly to nature. The film Pan’s labyrinth explores the sense of belonging the character Ofelia feels to a fantasy world that she has created, as a consequence of not feeling a connection to the real world.
By interspersing ballad poems throughout the text yet leaving them unaddressed by the characters, Munro creates silences between the reader and the world in her story. Since the poems give clues to Heather Bell’s disappearance, the silence created forces the reader to delve into what is not written in order to makes sense of the story. The intertextuality is also jarring to the reader as the poems interwoven throughout use a whimsical rhyme scheme and light-hearted tone, all while dealing with an ominous and dark subject. This ironic juxtaposition causes the verse to be accentuated, emphasizing the deconstruction of a linear narrative. This demonstrates Munro’s ability to use interspersed styles to comment upon content through form.
I will show how these two poets convey the theme of loneliness through their poems. In 'Medusa' we see a few language devices being used, "wasn't I beautiful? Wasn't I fragrant and young? Look at me now." we see a device of rhetorical question used here an this is showing how she misses her old self and that how she is comparing her self to her past and this is also used in the second poem to compare her life to how she was.
Sexton saw writing as a way to escape. She was a confessional poet. “‘Confessional’ is sometimes used to describe the representation of extreme, personal, possibly painful experiences, for therapeutic or cathartic effect” (Matterson 49). Sexton was often shunned because of the graphic material in her poems like adultery, suicide, and masturbation. “Sexton once wrote that poetry ‘should be a shock to the senses.