It can be noted that brighter, vibrant colors, appear at the beginning at the poem, and begin to deteriorate into bleaker, darker colors as the poem progresses, along with the speaking voices emotions. An example of this can be seen at the beginning of the poem ‘Spinster, in which she describes the colors of spring as “a rank wilderness of fern and disarray”, expressing the speaking voice disdain for this disorder. As the poem progresses, the woman praises winter for its orderly format, “Of white and black”. Plath is obviously attempting to portray the speakers disdain for disordered arrays of colors, and prefers the contrasting colors of both white and black.
He is also trying to say that because of his regional accent he is not acceptable as a. Half-caste' and 'Unrelated Incident' are both written in varieties of non-standard English. What does this contribute to each poem? In both 'Half-caste' and 'Unrelated Incident', we see that the poets feel discriminated against because of a slight difference in their colour or accent. In 'Half-caste' John Agard is purposely trying to emphasize that people think that because he is half-caste he must be inferior to them and only half of a person. He does this by repeating the word 'half' many times throughout the poem.
The poem may also express a more personal dilemma for Tennyson as a specific artist: while he felt an obligation to seek subject matter outside the world of his own mind and his own immediate experiences—to comment on politics, history, or a more general humanity—he also feared that this expansion into broader territories might destroy his poetry’s magic. The poem seems to suggest that artists must remain in aloof detachment, they must view life only through their mirror of imagination, but must not mingle with life directly. This is the seeming curse upon all artists, be it writers, musicians or painters; they must lead secluded lives, detached from the
The lyrics, “she follows them down, in her gown of frost”, seems to say that she is following the snowflakes, but to where? The lyrics later help visualize where she is going by, “she rushed by trees, but the limbs are tossed”. From this, it seems that Bernon is giving one a setting, but let’s one’s imagination run free to where she actually is, whether it be a sanctuary or a new world even. Furthermore, the song lyrics give the song a lonely aura. The lyrics “the stars are her only, lonely companion”, directly translates why this song gives a lonely aura.
In his poem “Jabberwocky”, Lewis Carroll uses many poetic devices that weave together an epic battle with the Jabberwock. Carroll uses nonsense words that seem to have no meaning on the first reading, to make sense of these nonsense words this poem needs to be read out loud. This use of onomatopoeia is used to evoke not only a feeling of being somewhere odd and strange but also what that place might sound like. The words have then been chosen not so much for their meaning but for the sounds they make when the poem is read. One of the best examples of these sounds is during the fight between the hero and the Jabberwock “The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!” (18).
Discuss the ways in which Thomas presents the ideas of love in Rain. In Rain Thomas explores the idea of love through a range of key themes which all link together, some are explored through pathetic fallacy, and some are left ambiguous, so one never really knows what Thomas is remotely feeling. By doing this the reader can interpret Thomas’ uncertainty and understand Thomas’ frame of mind. By using techniques such as verse form and explicit imagery, Thomas has created an adverse effect on the reader, which is what Thomas wanted. One of the major themes in Thomas’ Rain, is the notion of uncertainty and helplessness as he feels incapable of loving ‘Like me who have no love which this wild rain has not dissolved except the love of death’ this monosyllabic line makes it very direct and to the point, which makes this statement seem very certain however emphasising his true emotion; of unworthiness.
The one stipulation of this mysterious curse is that she cannot look out her window at the panorama of nature and humanity that is outlined in the first stanza of the poem. There are many similes in this poem that help put a picture of what is happening in the readers mind. “The gemmy bridle glitter'd free, Like to some branch of stars we see, Hung in the golden Galaxy,” (lines 82-84). This is a comparison of the gems on the bride to stars. Aside from similes, throughout the poem the author uses metaphors.
One of the themes in Poe's "The Raven" that highlights the gothic genre is alienation and loneliness. This is a result of the speaker's loss of Lenore. The beginning of the poem establishes the speakers isolation and vulnerability and his mental state of mind. Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary Alliteration of w in “while,” “weak,” and “weary” produces the effect of unsteadiness. The sound of the "w's" used supports the sense of the reader's lack of energy.
The line lengths are kept short, some singling out individual words. These single word lines, such as “equally” attract the reader’s eye, in a way pedestalling it in an attempt to show the reader the fascination and awe of each word. “Words” is written mostly in free verse, with some rhyme but no distinct pattern of it. Perhaps this indicates the overwhelming exasperation that words have given Thomas: a feeling which can’t be contained in a strict structured poem. As “Words” is a tribute to language, the structure must be as unpredictable as its subject is.
Moore jumps right into a negative approach with the words “I too, dislike it; there are thing that are important beyond all this fiddle” (Moore 1-2). This early and immediate abuse of poetry, in poem, is ironic, but also startling and catches the reader’s attention. This shows that Moore is already steering clear of the structured, “factory produced” effect that she dislikes in other poetry, as is revealed when she gets to the phrase “beyond all this fiddle.” This is a direct attack on poets who worry about “fiddle” or silly, unimportant things such as how many syllables per line, or rhyme schemes, or emulating the style of well respected poet. She does not believe in these things. She clearly believes that poetry should come from the heart and soul and “fiddle” destroys that.