Poets use repetition in a very powerful and different ways to create a rhythm, or emphasize their feelings and ideas. That is how they draw a person’s attention to a certain idea. The literary device anaphora is “the deliberate repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of several successive verses, clauses, or paragraphs” (Dictionary). In poetry, this method and other forms of repetition can be extremely useful in delivering the full meaning of a poem. Different cultures have all engaged and written great poetry using the idea of repetition, but each culture uses it to show a different meaning or purpose in the speech.
In this essay I’m going to talk about how literature has affected me, and in a small way determined who I am today, and how it has affected my views on certain subjects. Various types of literature have taught me many interesting things about the world, cultures, and most importantly, myself. Also I’ll describe my history as a reader and my plan for reading in the future. Literature has somewhat sculpted me into the person I am today. I believe that children are very easily influenced, and as a child I was exposed to literature almost every night.
How are life lessons given in poetry? Many different ideas are explored in poetry as love, war, life and death and even advice. Advice is given through many poems and sometimes implicitly. Some famous poems are the best examples of this theme. As a very good example, I chose “if” by Rudyard Kipling, a less known poem called “Poem at Thirty-Nine” by Alice Walker and my last poem is “Once upon a time” by Gabriel Okara.
English Song Essay - Norah Jones 'In the Morning' Tunes, lyrics, poetic techniques and music are all very important components of popular songs (and unpopular songs). They can serve as evidence of people, places, things and attitudes in the past, present or future. The song “In the Morning” sang by Norah Jones and written by Adam Levy, provides many poetic techniques that poets use in their poems. This song uses many of these techniques including metaphors, similes, alliteration, moods and rhyme. These aspects are all very important in song lyrics for an artist to deliver a meaning from a song.
Rationale I have chosen the question, “In what ways can the presentation of women in Tennyson’s poetry be interpreted?”. This question relates to the poems “Godiva” and “The Lady of Shallot” strongly as the poems convey women in different societies. I analysed and compared the two poems which will show the way Tennyson uniquely writes about women. The purpose of the essay is to explain to the readers the meaning of Tennyson’s poetry in the theme of women from the past. The essay is targeting teachers, students and people that have read his poetry.
His growing interest in individuality eventually expands into literature where he expresses his stances on the subjects. Even his style can be drawn to the idea of secluding himself, but he wants others to read his works as he did and make their own conclusions about them. Essentially he creates a cycle in which all life is centered upon, romantic literature. The life of William Blake, his inquisitive nature, and the substance of the poem “The Tyger” all influence his poetry. The influences in Blake’s life are all rooted around his childhood, which he used to focus on his thoughts about religion and family.
At the beginning of the semester, I had poor writing skills and critical thinking skills. Various class activities explored avenues and styles of writing. I learnt how to incorporate creativity in writing to satisfy the readers. Skills acquired in class shaped my perception of gothic literature as a noble genre that applies creativity and critical thoughts that change the society. After undertaking this course, I have high regard for literary discourse that promotes positive thinking in society.
Name: ____________________________ Date: _____________________ Laurier Senior High School Mrs. Strongilos Lesson: Poem/Song Project Twelve Angry Men ENG 311 Assigned: _________________________ Due Date: _________________________ Value: _________________________ VISUAL POEM/SONG PROJECT Poets and song writers spin magic with words. The writer' goal is to spark in your imagination a multi-dimensional world of pictures and imagery. In this assignment, you will take these powerful words (text of a poem or music lyrics) and enhance them with pictures or images from magazine clippings, online sources, or even personal artwork - to create a collage. Your Assignment Find one poem or song that speaks to you personally and powerfully - that gives you insight on the themes of stereotypes, racism, prejudice, intolerance. It could be a negative message or a positive message.
The key objective for your students is to make connections among the various texts, notice the rhetorical conventions used by specific genres to explore similar questions, and then use similar rhetorical devices while writing an essay about their own perceptions of how life should be valued. During this sequence your students will read each of the following texts: • William Shakespeare, “Hamlet’s Soliloquy” from Hamlet, Prince of Denmark • Lance Armstrong, excerpt from Chapter One of It’s Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life • Amanda Ripley, “What Is a Life Worth?” from Time magazine • “The Human Life Value Calculator,” an online resource from the Life Institute (http://www.life-line.org) Note: The activities for students provided in the Student Version for this module are copied here in the Teacher Version for your convenience. The shaded areas
Poetry differs from prose in its compactness, emotional appeal and its weight of content. There are many examples in writing such as figures of speech, rhyme, rhythm, repetition, consonance, assonance, and imagery that let you know you are reading a poem. In a Prose piece you are bring an event or situations to life through literature. Prose is more of a story telling form of art that poetry. A poem written in prose instead of using verse or line breaks, but preserving characteristics of a poem may is known as a “prose-poem”.