Siti Aisah The Ambiguity in Anne Sexton’s Poems and Her Writing Technique especially in ‘Us’ Anne Sexton is a poet and playwright. She is famous for his poetry that plays some of his personal life. She also has the same tragic fate as Sylvia Plath. Anne Sexton's poetry tells stories that are immensely significant to the mid-Twentieth-century artistic and psychic life. Sexton understood her culture's malaise through her own, and her skill enabled her to deploy metaphorical structures at once synthetic and analytic.
She constantly describes death and pain. How she illustrates her personal feelings into her poetry is exceptional, while reading you always get a sense of anguish and frustration. She suffered from writer’s block and low self-confidence; this is shown in her poetry. I found the imagery in Sylvia Plath’s poetry outstanding, as it had links, great language usage and it was very dark and vivid. There was a link of reflections to describe her-self.
One of these elements of poetry is very apparent while reading some of these poems and that is element is metaphor. Metaphor is a figure of speech that compares two things that don’t have anything in common in a way that gives it commonality. Many poems throughout the book uses metaphors to help compare complex issues by tying it to an object or something that is very familiar to most people so that the once complex issue can now be understood by most. A poem that stands out a lot through the use of a metaphor is Niggerlips written by Martin Espada. The poem itself is talking about racism and how throughout generations racism has been felt in some way or form.
The imagery he uses has more than one meaning which creates more depth to the poem. Figures of speech and metaphors are used heavily to explain his daughter’s journey. He also uses alliteration and some other tools of sound to enhance the reading of this poem. This poem is not only about her journey, but it is also about his feeling toward her trip. This poem is a lyric.
Tan Jing Jie 1AD1 Question 7 : Discuss Duffy’s use of the dramatic monologue with specific reference to two or three poems. The significance of dramatic monologue lies in the need for the listener, or reader for most cases, to complete the scene from within, through inference and imagination. Duffy manages to show readers her points of view through employing dramatic monologue in a firsthand narration by the personas. In poems such as Stafford afternoons , Dear Norman and Girl Talking, there is a difference between reality and what is actually revealed by the persona, developing a sense of indeterminacy for the reader to make their own guesses as to what actually occurred in the poems. Themes addressed would include childhood, feminism and patriarchy in these poems.
She often exprienced "periods of unhappiness and questioning the loyalty of her friends" witch became her motivation to really begin writing. She talks about death and anti-love in many of her stories. That became her niche, and she used that to her advantage. Both authors seem to write about diffrent topics but try to reach the same audience
Rick James Donna Tantalo English 101 6 Dec 20 Research Paper Why Hall’s written Burdens Benefit her and her Readers Meredith Hall embeds unpleasant experiences, unhealthy relationships, strenuous moments of transition and the insight she has acquired onto her autobiographical narratives. Hall discloses private pain in her narratives in order to cope with horrid recollections and keep them from jarring at her memory. Hall’s writing does not only empower herself but the reader as well. Halls written memories relate situations in which she has felt lost and alone. Readers, particularly women of all ages feel encouraged because Hall’s narratives are relatable.
The Beauty Within While first reading Lord Bryon’s, “She walks in beauty, like night” we have many different thoughts that cross our mind-The first of course is love. The theme of this poem is Love, Which is easily recognized. What isn’t- is the unique way how Lord Bryon talks about both this woman’s inner beauty as well as her physical beauty. This feature is what makes this poem so alluring and what makes many women only hope they are thought of in this fashion. While reading Lord Bryon’s poem we notice many different literary influence such as Simile, Symbolism, metaphors as well as tone.
Poetry is an important portion of the English language. We have seen poetry way back in the years Before Christ. This art is so diverse and complete that many people even study it or write it because is a way of expressing our feelings, is not only about rhymes but also about the deep feelings that the author establish and deposit in their poems. There is a really good poem called “Richard Cory” written in 1897 by Edwin Arlington Robinson. This short fascinating and incredible poem displays the irony of human nature within the lines.
What did it fulfill? How did it go about that? Those are all questions that involve the beginning of this discussion, the purpose of poetry. Jane Hirshfield, a known poet talked about the purpose in her journal “Poetry and Uncertainty”. Hirshfield says, “Poetry often enacts a recovering of wholeness of emotional and metaphysical balance, weather in an individual or a culture.” (63) So poetry has in innate emotional attachment to us, evoking all manner of thoughts, feelings and a balance for not only the individual but the culture as well.