Actually it activated me as I read through the poem. I just appreciate their use through out the reading. The language used by the author was both poetic and simple. This served two purposes at the same time. First was the fact that the poetic language made it possible for the poem to be appealing first as a text and second as a medium of communication.
Comment on the poem’s diction. How does diction relate to tone? Li-Young Lee uses common language. His tone is very reflective. He describes in thorough detail his memory of his father, and notices that the tenderness he is using with his wife was a result of his father.
The aunt in the poem seems to be very old and wise. You see this when the girl was looking into her net of wrinkles and her wise eyes. Her wrinkles symbolizes her old age which also symbolizes knowledge. Her “Wise black pools of her eyes”(Tallmountain 177-178) symbolizes her immeasurable depth of wisdom. She is old, and at this point the niece asks her how to say goodbye in Athabaskan.
The metaphor "the blood flowing" represents the heart which is a symbol for love implying that without marriage there is no love and you have to have love to survive. This is also supported with "house" and "day" as a metaphor signifying the importance of marriage in life. Blumenthal concludes the poem by revealing that each partner takes turn in holding up the ceiling, which can go on "for many years without the house falling". This suggests that by sharing our problems
She showed her great love for her husband in another well-known poem she wrote called â€œTo My Dear and Loving Husband.â€ The first lines of this poem -â€œIf ever two were one, then surely we. If ever man were lov'd by wife, then thee,â€- make it clear that Bradstreet and her husband had a very loving marriage and that she was extremely happy (www.library.utoronto.ca). She wrote a similarly themed work about her children in poem called â€œIn Reference to My Childrenâ€ (www.ask.com). Anneâ€™s life in the colony also affected her poetry. This can be seen in her poem â€œUpon a Fit of Sickness,â€ in which she wrote about a time in which she came close to death when struck by a plague.
Characteristic Selected Poem Title: She Walks in Beauty Initial Response: What does this poem seem to be about? This poem seems to be about a person that the author is very fond about and describes how he perceives that persons beauty. Words: Were the words in this poem difficult or easy to understand? Was there any word or phrase that was powerful to you? The words in this poem were very easy to understand.
The rhyming in this poem is very well structured and continues in the same fashion throughout the poem, e.g. “time...crime”, “way...day.” The fact that the rhyme scheme lasts throughout the entire poem is a parallel to the way that the speaker’s love for “his coy mistress” endures. This engages the reader’s feelings because since the rhyme scheme is so dependable and trustworthy, there is sincerity in his expression of his pure love for her, even though the poem is mostly about his lust and desire. This reminds us that behind all of the lust and fantasy, there is an enduring love for the
Gwen Hardwood The emotive qualities of Gwen Harwood’s poetry resonate with her readers. She uses her own memories to illustrate love for her family, her loss of innocence and the swiftness of time passing. She demonstrates this in her poems Father and Child, The Violets and At Mornington. The poem The Violets opens with the line “It is dusk and cold,” the time of day symbolising that this persona has reached old age and is metaphorically drawing closer to nightfall or the end of her days. Death is made apparent with the negative adjective “cold.” The flowers she is picking at the beginning of this poem are clearly what stimulate her memory of childhood as they are referenced later in the poem.
Poets through the ages have been esteemed as possessing the ability to perceive the ordinary in extraordinary and innovative ways. Poetry captures the essences of human emotion and experience and imbues them with further significance by the literary techniques that typify poetry as the language of art. In her poetry, Gwen Harwood explores many thematic concerns that resonate with her readers regardless of their contexts. The universality of concepts such as memory, inspiration, childhood education and the cyclical, yet final nature of death are transformed by Harwood’s poetry to create fresh perceptions of the continuity of experience and provide permanence to these transient elements of humanity through language. The poetic techniques employed by Harwood effectively communicate distinctive aspects of her themes while allowing them to remain universal.
Clinton Nguyen Poets have something to say, and say it well. How is this depicted into of Gwen Harwood's peoms? Gwen Harwood's poetry has managed to effectively captivate readers through her use of themes and techniques. These include the loss of innocence, parent/child and other relationships and memories. Also her use of intense human emotions and themes (love, contentment, mortality, and youth) captivate readers.