Both of the writings exemplify a certain regret towards her death, yet Gedds' poetry creates an artistic channel which quickly pulls on the reigns of the readers emotions. The Akron Beacon Journal concentrates almost primarily on the fact that Scheuer was unlike many of the students who were protesting, and only touches on the irony within her death. The excerpt is written in the form of any serious news article; very straight forward, containing no metaphors or any liberal literary devices. In comparison, Geddes uses a variety of literary techniques whilst explaining the story of the young woman’s passing. A single example of his decorative writing is shown when Geddes writes of the possibility of a relationship existing between the shooter and Ms.Scheuer.
In this stanza he uses the words flame and name, which goes along with the irregular rhyme scheme that happens throughout the poem. In the last stanza, the speaker states “Don’t believe me, please if I say/ that was just my butterfingered way, at thirteen, of asking you if you would marry me.” This part of the poem would elicit skeptical emotions from the reader, as they would not know whether to believe if the speaker is legitimately remorseful. The poet also uses alliteration in that stanza when he says “marry me”, and from its demeanour, it evokes forgiveness from the reader because he wants to let the reader know that he was immature in expressing his love. The alliteration provides
- No doubt or confusion in her mind, this can be contrasted to skrzynecki doubtful expression in “migrant hostel” even though both poets explore culture. - Easy to see whom’s perceptions change and who’s stay the same. Migrant hostel This poem depicts the many hardships and emotional challenges that beset migrants struggling to adjust to new cultural environments. Changes that are physical, personal, social and economic overwhelm those who have exchanged their worlds on one side of the world for another seem foreign. Culture has been sacrificed for dreams of new opportunities and new beginnings.
This poem, “Villanelle” by Marilyn Hacker, could be interpreted in a couple ways such as the distance between couples in a relationship or the distance between societies as a whole. I believe the speaker could be speaking of the general population or perhaps a relationship that has become stale, routine, and no longer appreciates why they are together in the first place. The speaker makes the poem relatable in these ways, whether the reader might feel lost in a relationship or alone in society. In this poem, the author seems to yearn to define the distance a person or a people have between them. “Every day our bodies separate, explode torn and dazed, not understanding what we celebrate.” (1-3) I believe this means how people go on with their day to day, not realizing how they are connected to each other and don’t understand how our unity should give us reason to celebrate.
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.
But in the poem Postcard, the speaker asks the question “What more do you want besides the gift of despair?” This suggests a sense of loss and alienation. He can’t offer anything because he ‘gave’ the Polish heritage all of his feelings. The problem is, all these feelings were negative connotations in the first place, where these negative connotations are found throughout the series of poems by Peter Skrzynecki. The composer called it a “gift” of despair, gift meaning it was given to him. As human beings we are all obligated to accept things from others, whether we want it or not.
In the poem she goes through increasingly bigger losses that she quickly dismisses in a sarcastic manner until she reaches the loss of her lover. Bishop hesitates with accepting this final loss suggesting that it is the biggest loss of all. In her poem “One Art”, Elizabeth Bishop uses a facetious tone to guide the reader through the range of emotions felt by loss, with the overall theme of odd acceptance. Bishop jumps right into a cleverly amusing tone in the very first line with "The art of losing isn't hard to master." She describes losing as an art as if it's a superior skill that you can learn by study, practice, and observation.
Response to “Counting the Mad” When reading the contemporary american poetry anthology I found myself becoming almost lost in one specific poet. Donald Justice, or more specifically, one of his poems,“Counting the Mad” was a poem that was both the most enjoyable work for me to read and at the same time, the most difficult for me to understand, at first. For myself this poem could be compared to a type of riddle due to its ever apparent ambiguity. At the same time, I believe that this poem takes a satirical perspective of mankind. Justice utilizes the sound similar to that of a nursery rhyme to engage his readers.
Here are a couple other reasons to consider. The content of many of Plath's poems plays on rich and specific raw emotions. She did this through crafting specific images and symbols with carefully chosen words and figures of speech. Generally choosing everyday experiences and items to write about, she did indeed write about some of the pain in her life including the "The Jailer" about her husband Ted Hughes who had cheated on her, and "Daddy" about her father who abused her. These topic choices come from truthful circumstances, but readers generally really sympathize with Plath because of her suicide and what led her to it.
With the author’s specific use of diction, structure, parallelism, irony, and symbolism, the poem emerges into a metaphorical tale about the coldness and negligence, rather than sympathy and consolation, many people display during a great misfortune. BODY Diction and structure are the foundation of any literary work. To begin with, Parker uses words like “them” and “they” in her poem rather than more specific and definitive names. This word choice creates a mysterious atmosphere and raises the question: Who are “they” and “them”? The diction the Diction and structure 1 HOLT, RINEHART AND WINSTON Analyzing a Poem writer uses leaves the perpetrators nameless.