By using different literary methods authors are able to give their readers a better understanding of the message behind the piece of work. Using methods such as themes and symbolism allows readers to find the underlying meaning of the story rather than just simply reading something with no meaning or emotion behind it. While reading Robert Frost’s Poem The Road Not Taken and Eudora Welty’s short story A Worn Path, people get a sense that life is a lonely place full of sacrifice at times. Although these two pieces are different, their use of symbolism gives readers a better understanding of the characters in each work and figure out their real struggles with the choices they make. Literature is meant to take its readers to another place and allow them to become part of it, whether it be a story or a poem or play.
I had to read this poem a couple of times to get an understanding in what he was actually saying. That is a strong reason why I was drawn to this poem due to its hidden meaning. I like a challenge and seek deeper understanding as I analyze an author’s work. Some of Langston poems can leave you with different ambiguity in his writings but on the other hand it will make you think and process your feelings. In this poem the beat that the author is talking about is not a happy beat as the author is using a metaphor of what people were feelings about the situation they are in at that time.
Poems can make you laugh, cry, think or be silent as we ponder the words that are written. What Makes poetry works better than a short story is the repetitive or the shortened way word are written or placed together to form a rhythm or a song. When a poet uses a rhyme as his theme is can be catchy or funny and makes us enjoy reading it. When it is worded as a song we can easily remember it since everyone loves to sing even when most of us cannot hold a tune but we can hold a rhythm. A poet relies on his feeling to convey the current situations that they are in.
Keats uses dialogue to tell the story, by using dialogue it allows the reader to connect more with the characters and give the story more realism. Also the voices used in the story can help establish character traits, and so are a part of characterisation, but they also enable Keats to give the readers information. The phrases “My Madeline! Sweet dreamer! Lovely bride!” bring the story into the present tense and the use of short sentences make the words more powerful.
'Mending Wall' is an interesting poem that is symbolic of the differences in human thinking on barriers Robert Frost is known to make use of nature and pathetic fallacies in his poems and a lot of symbolism that leaves the reader to imagine what he really means,making his poems highly subjective. In this piece, Frost has used words and phrases that we could draw parallels with,he uses a sense of underlying meanings with these phrases. In the title itself, ‘Mending wall’ the poet lets us know that the poem is about a wall or a fence,but later the reader realizes that it’s more than just the words on the surface that Frost wants us to recognize. The poet refers to the wall as a solid object but also a psychological or invisible wall,this wall signifies the differences between the two neighbors. Ironically,when the wall is actually supposed to separate two beings,this wall reunites the two neighbors ,this is seen in the title ‘Mending wall’,where one might suggest that this is grammatically incorrect, what Frost might actually be intending is that the poem is more about the wall mending the relationship between the two individuals than the two merely mending the wall itself !This wall maybe built due to differences in thoughts and ideas or merely just because of social awkwardness of the two characters.
In my selected sonnet, “Eternity,” the author goes into relatively deep detail regarding his solution, which would not have been as easily accomplished through the Shakespearian format. The author not only states his desired solution to the problem, but also provides justification for it as well. Another quality of a sonnet that aids in the interpretation of the author’s meaning is meter, or the arrangement of syllables in a poetic work. Meter in any poem can be used to emphasize certain words or syllables that play into the author’s main
Both Orwell and Dillard are very good at crafting a story from memory. They both use methods of story telling that engages the reader and makes you want to read more. Orwell carefully uses his words to give you as much feeling and thought as you read his story; where as Dillard writes her story in a way that progresses it with just enough information to keep the story fast and interesting. I believe that I write my stories more in the way Dillard does than Orwell. I usually write a story using minimal information and using just enough atmosphere so that you know what is happening as the story progresses.
Throughout the poem, it is written in a ﬁrst person point of view, which allows the reader to engage into the speakers mind and emotions, which also makes the reader feel sympathy for the speaker in this case. It may also be biased as it is told from a persons point of view. The tenses in the poem, is shifting from past to present, and occasionally with some future tense. This is used to relate to memory in the speakers point of view. This poem
The poems in this section have to do with “Ars Poetica.” This means The Art of Poetry in Latin. The poets of this collection of poems are actually using poetry to answer the questions of what poetry is, how it should be written, and how it should be read. There is one poem specifically that I felt agreed with my views of poetry and that is Billy Collins’ “Introduction of Poetry.” In this poem, I feel like he is trying to say that people try too hard and over-analyze poems. They sometimes try to force a meaning into a poem because they think that there has to be a reason that poem was written and it has to have some kind of deeper meaning of an issue going on in the world. I think that the end of the poem really points this out with the words “torture of confession out of it” and “they begin beating it with a hose to find out what it really means.” I think that Collins is trying to tell people that they should just read poetry and enjoy it.
Although death is one of the most used themes of Emily Dickinson in her poems, the readers wouldn’t feel boring because those poems provide us with different perspective of life and death. Through Dickinson’s poems, we are able to see death as sometimes gentle, sometimes menacing, and sometimes simply inevitable. However, these different understandings of death could be her way of imagining, knowing, or informing us what death is. Most of these poems of Emily Dickinson are written in quatrains and usually rhyming only on the second and fourth lines. Other stanzas show triplets or pairs of couplets, and some employ longer, looser, and more complicated stanzas.