She used mostly slant rhyme, which are words that look like they rhyme but they do not, such as can’t and want. Examples of this are in several poems but specifically, The Soul selects her own Society when it goes, “I’ve known her- from an ample nation- Choose One- Then- close the Valves of her attention- Like Stone” The way she rhymes stone and one is her use of slant rhyme. Whitman wrote in distinctive use of language called ‘voice’. This type of language shows the author’s or speaker’s personality to the reader. Voice is determined by several elements, including word choice and
Subtle Doubts: The Examination of an Anne Bradstreet Poem Anne Bradstreet, a female poet who is often mistakenly regarded as the quintessential Puritan woman, appears to have instilled themes in her poetry about the love she shares with her husband, her children, and God; however, when one takes a deeper look at some of her works – for example, a poem called In Memory of My Dear Grandchild Elizabeth Bradstreet – it becomes apparent through subtleties found in her diction, syntax and tone that Bradstreet secretly holds a dark and wrathful view of both God and the Puritan society in which she dwells. The surface understanding of In Memory of Elizabeth Bradstreet is rather simple; Bradstreet is deeply saddened by the loss of her granddaughter, and exhibits her grief through heartfelt metaphors. In the first three lines of the poem, Bradstreet refers to her granddaughter as the “the pleasure of mine eye” and describes her as a “fair flower”. Then, the poem shifts focus from Bradstreet’s love of Elizabeth to her view on death. Indicators such as the repetition of “farewell” emphasize the tragedy of the situation while lines such as “…a space was lent” solidify the idea that Elizabeth’s young death suggests that her life was only temporary.
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.
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".
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.
In addition, she portrays similar tones such as desperation and mournfulness. In fact, in lines 30 to 24 her tone is at it’s most somber state as she expresses her guilt for being a bad mother to her “child” and believes she has not sent this child away prepared for the world’s cruel criticism. Furthermore, the diction is a device that coincides with the tone of the poem. Her choice of words all share a very strong connotation. As previously mentioned she uses the words ill formed and feeble to describe her unfinished writing’s fragility.
Carefully read the poem ‘Stanzas Written Under Aeolus’ Harp’ by Amelie Opie (Romantic Writings: An Anthology, pp.57-8). Write an essay of not more than 1,500 words in which you analyse the poem and comment on the poetic form and language used (for example, rhyme, rhythm, metaphor, imagery, tone, word order, alliteration, point of view) and ways in which they contribute to the meaning and effects of the poem. The title of the poem ‘Stanzas Written Under Aeolus’ Harp’ immediately suggests we will be presented with a poem written in a classical form. It is an elegy and the subject is death. The Aeolian harp was often used by Romantic poets during this period as a symbol for poetic inspiration; a popular instrument frequently found in places of burial at the time it was written.
Quickdraw by Carol Ann Duffy and Sonnet 43 by Elizabeth Barrett Browning are two different but yet similar poems: they both describe love through a series of metaphors. Quickdraw is about the reality/desperation of love while Sonnet 43 talks of the eternity of love. The speakers of these poems do not have similar relationships or feelings for their loved one. In Quickdraw, she (or he) knows that although her feelings are quite strong, love does not only give joy, sometimes it hurts : the speaker is experiencing love in a “real” way and reveals what happens in some couples even if it may be embroidered. On the contrary, in Sonnet 43 the speaker’s (probably the poet) feelings are very passionate: her affection seems to have no limits.
The relationship between the two sister's may have been fine before the introduction of a lover, but hints of jealousy and competition between the sister's is hinted throughout the poem. The poem is only in the view of the unnamed sister, we are shown a biased view on the situation. Alliteration is used within the second and third stanza to allow the poem to have a much more sinister impact, as the pace the words are said increases as the audience read the poem, therefore showing the anger of the narrator. The narrator of this poem is not given a name, as if she is lifeless, this corresponds with the theme of death within the poem, creating emphasis towards her sister that it is her fault that the narrator's husband has died. In stanza four, we have references towards religion, as she states: "My father may sleep in Paradise, My mother at Heaven-gate: But sister Maude shall get no sleep Either early or late."