The descriptive language used in the second stanza assumes a certain brilliance when the poem reflects a positive tone when he says “the wide wide heavens!” He uses a sense of heightened colour when describing the nature surrounding him, e.g. “purple heath flowers!” Coleridge realises toward the end of the imaginative journey that nature is all around us for those who have the desire, passion and determination to search for it. Conversational tone is also conveyed in ‘Frost at Midnight’. Frost at Midnight is in an secluded cottage during the stillness of night. “The frost performs its secret ministry” at the start of the first stanza implies personification used to establish the stunning silence of nature and the frost falling outside.
FROST VS. WILLIAMS Robert Frost and William Carlos Williams have different styles of writing poetry. In Robert Frost’s poem “ Gathering Leaves “, Frost explores the repetitiveness and mundanity of human lives. In Contrast, in William Carlos Williams poem “ Between Walls”, he discusses the exceptions that exist in such a mundane and plain world. While both poems are interesting, “Between Walls” is easier to read and more interactive with the reader which makes the poem more fun to read and analyze. Robert Frost uses rhyming scheme and imagery to help the reader feel the poem.
However this is just the surface of the poem. Many critical articles of the poem My Father’s Song explain it in a few steps. First of you take a look at the title. “My Father’s Song” what does the title have to do with the poem. The poem is not about a song in the traditional sense of the word but more about the song of life.
By using different literary methods authors are able to give their readers a better understanding of the message behind the piece of work. Using methods such as themes and symbolism allows readers to find the underlying meaning of the story rather than just simply reading something with no meaning or emotion behind it. While reading Robert Frost’s Poem The Road Not Taken and Eudora Welty’s short story A Worn Path, people get a sense that life is a lonely place full of sacrifice at times. Although these two pieces are different, their use of symbolism gives readers a better understanding of the characters in each work and figure out their real struggles with the choices they make. Literature is meant to take its readers to another place and allow them to become part of it, whether it be a story or a poem or play.
What potential significance can be found in the use of nature as a metaphor in The Falling Leaves, In Flanders Fields, Spring in War-Time and Perhaps, to express grief in the First World War? Metaphor is widely used within many war poems which allow the poets to express their feelings in a way that others may relate to it, whether they also lost a loved one in a war or not. This adds significance to the poems as, although they are about the poet’s own personal loss and grief, anyone who feels like they can relate can see the poem as something personal to them. This is due to the fact that the metaphors used clearly describe what it means to. According to Knowles and Moon (2006) metaphor is used to “make a connection between […] two things” as there are some things we might “not understand […] except with the help of metaphorical models.” This may be evident in the war poems that use nature as a metaphor.
A Hearts Journey “From beasts we scorn as soulless, In forest, field and den, The cry goes up to witness, The soullessness of men” is a poem written by M. Frida Huntley that when read winded and fueled my passion to peruse a life where I would be able to preserve nature and the elements that encompass it. I will never claim to be a “hippie,” I do not participate in connotations associated with its stereotype. However, I enjoy partaking in projects and research in conservation available with-in Alberta and Western British Columbia. I have always had an interest of the natural world; my interest sparked starting when I was a young child. Growing up my family relocated to the city where my interest in the natural world diminished and it was not until a visit back to my hometown that my vision for my future became clear.
Both of these poems contain parallel organization, figurative language, and similarities and differences. In these poems, the idea of suffering is very important. Struggling is so common in these communities in that time period that people have stopped noticing. “About suffering they were never wrong, the old masters.” (Auden, 1-2) this quote means that there are people who understand suffering, and how it occurs. It also shows how it is not important and that people do not notice, like the ploughman, who carries on with his work on the field even after hearing the splash.
I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud A. I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud is a poem written by the very well known poet William Wordsworth. The poem is written in 1804 which is in the Romantic period. In poetry Romanticism was a period where the nature was valued as a contrast to the industrial society. All aspects of nature were used as a source of inspiration by the poets, as it made them think about human nature and activities. A typical Romantic poem often starts with a description of nature, and then slowly moves on to a human emotional problem which is a result of the observation of nature.
He is capable of writing verses that his of his own. It is believed that art lies within the process of creating these poetic verses, within the experience itself. (www.vcu.edu) They believe that as long as people use their intellect, ideas would always be evolving and never-ending. (www.vcu.edu) Ralph Waldo Emerson was a poet that wrote poems mainly for his own self. His contribution to aesthetics lies within his ideas on nature and the ability to transcend the rest of the world to focus solely on nature.
This physical journey in the country acts as a temporary escape from reality. In this poem, Skrzynecki also reminds the responder of the physical journey as an escape from the tedium of ordinary existence but the natural beauty of the place does not separate the poet’s discontentment from the thoughts of his usual life. The poem has a relatively regular stanza structure- 7/8 line stanza but the last two are shorter. Free verse but some implied rhyme (shed, wind, hands) created through assonance and alliteration. The poem has rhythm of conversational speech and assonance and alliteration (e.g.