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.
In the poem Dickinson recreates the psychological state of mind, we as the readers go through when we suffer pain, through her use of language, imagery and verse. In the poem Dickinson portrays a numb state of mind throughout. With the use of alliteration of “formal feeling” it conveys the mask you show to the world when suffering, as it’s not socially acceptable to show pain, therefore the combination of the two words ‘formal’ and ‘feeling’ convey a numbness in the poem and emphasise the pain that the speaker is attempting to block out. It could be interpreted as the speaker is relying on formal behaviour as it doesn’t require emotion and is mindless. “Formal feeling” is really an oxymoron, for the feeling of no feeling, it could illustrate that the speaker believes that after pain you have to experience numbness in order to let go and survive.
Because I Could Not Stop for Death by Emily Dickenson is a poem full of language devices and symbolism used to draw the reader’s attention towards the idea that death is attractive, comfortable, and that there is life after it. The first technique that strikes the reader is the capitalization and personification of “Death” (1). Throughout the poem, this personification gives us the image of death as a gentleman, a suitor. The speaker also seems to like him. She describes him as kind and civil, someone for which she would “put away” (6) her “labour” and “leisure” (7), just to go on a carriage ride with.
However, grief is suggested by the Autumnal atmosphere and the “failing light “. This is made explicit by the description of the grandmother “laughing and talking to hide her tears.” Stanza 2 chronicles the grandmother’s supersticious thoughts
The flowers have been used to symbolize Elisa's soft and delicate character. Upon deeper inspection, the story reveals strong symbolisms of children, vulnerability, and connection--being the most important, of the main character. Elisa Allen is the protagonist who is at her strongest and most proud in the garden and weakened when she becomes vulnerable and loses her connection to the outer world. Elisa shows a new aura of confidence when she makes this connection to a tinker, who also is the cause of her realization of reality and her crying. The author compares Elisa’s character with the Chrysanthemums who both have a strong and rough exterior but deep inside have a compelling sense of beauty.
Keats’ Ode To Autumn includes many details that engage and enlighten us. During the Poem Keats creates images of beauty and life but as the poem begins to end he creates a sense of death and sadness. Stanza 1 begins by explaining how much the poem expresses happy life. Some of the words and phrases Keats uses are ‘season of must and mellow fruitfulness’ and ‘friend of the maturing sun’. These phrases stimulate the readers’ senses and make the reader want more.
The best way this was done was by her describing the smallest intimate details, like a flower or a blade of grass for example. Perhaps her documented sense of agoraphobia cleared her psyche for what she was able to produce (or vice versa), but as examined in one of her works like Poem #242, it might have been necessary for her well-being to detach herself from ‘normal’ constraints. When the poem starts out as “When we stand on top of Things – and like Trees, look down –“, one can say that there is a desire for perspective, in an overpowering and commanding sense. Especially in the mention of Trees, the person may have grown of old age and as such grown in wisdom. Yet by including the phrase ‘look down’, it might be in an apathetic connotation.
Even the landscape described in the poem reflects his loss. I find that Hardy creates very vivid imagery and sounds which make for an involving poem that causes a reader to sympathise for him. The idea of communication, or lack thereof, between Hardy and his departed wife in this poem is key in his representation of grief and loss. Right from the first line, Hardy hears her ‘call to me’. The specific use of the words ‘to me’ make the communication seem one-sided; he is unable to reply.
For Wordsworth nature seems to sympathise with the love and suffering of the persona. The landscape is seen as an interior presence rather than an external scene. His idea is that emotions are reflected in the tranquillity of nature. On the contrary, Coleridge says that poetry is clearly distinguished from nature. Reading the poems of both Wordsworth and Coleridge, one immediately notes a difference in the common surroundings presented by Wordsworth and the bizarre creations of Coleridge.
When they began to draw they input their emotions into their art. They could be feeling lonely and they draw a single rose in the rain as a way to let it be known. They could be in love and draw two people sitting in a park watching the sun rise to show their love. How they interpret their feelings through art verifies with each person. Also, many teens are handling issues, drama and they need and outlet.