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”.
Music Influence Music has been around since the beginning of time even though we do not see how music in the ancient world was even music. Since then music has gone through many stages where singers/songwriters relay messages through their music because of the world corruption and how it affects our lives. Music is a part of what society is whether its accepted or not, it can’t be gotten rid of. Music takes on the role of how the world is around us. Most people may not even realize it, but songwriters incorporate world events into the songs we hear every day.
Given that the skills mastered by Poe and Steinback though most likely natural must have been honed and although they had expansive minds with ability to illustrate a story so beautifully they had to first learn what the words they used meant. This brings me to the fact that writing is both a learned and natural skill. I have never considered myself a true “writer” but I have always loved to write small pieces of poetry or song lyrics or even short stories. However I too had to learn the words I would someday use prior to being able to write and illustrate what I wanted to say. I had to not only learn an expansive vocabulary but I also had to learn how to artfully utilize the words to construct my messages properly.
Analyzing “Introduction to Poetry” “Introduction to Poetry” by Billy Collins is a poem that seeks to teach a reader to listen to a poem for all its beauty and not to tear it apart. Poetry is a beautiful form of art that is not always easily understood by most concrete thinkers. Like a painting with different textures and colors and details, poetry is an expression of art that is set to a rhythm. It is created to illicit memories or feelings or images that not all people share. In the first stanza Collins writes: I ask them to take a poem and hold it up to the light like a color slide Here we see that his poem is written in first person about them (being the student) and what he wants them to do with a poem.
The message may be in various forms, it can be the author’s perception about the world, reflection of socio-cultural conditions, or about some values that they believe in. Based on its form literary work is divided into three genres they are poetry, prose, and drama. They appear in different time. Poetry first comes far before people know how to read and write. People have already read it, listened to it, or recited it because it gave them enjoyment (Perrine, 1977:3); the second genre is prose, in which is an inclusive term for all discourse, spoken or written, which is not patterned into the lines and rhythms either of metric verse (Klarer, 1999:9); the last genre is drama, in which is the form of composition designed for performance in the theatre, in which
“Daniel Hoffman observes that ‘the theme [of The Bridal Ballad] was one Poe had early tried to use in poetry [when Poe was starting to become a writer], producing only the bathetic Bridal Ballad.’ (Hoffman). Sova mentions that “Poe experienced greater success in developing the theme in what critics have termed the "Marriage Group" of stories, which include Eleonora, Ligeia, and Morella” (Sova). Although this may have been so, The Bridal Ballad can still be analyzed as a building block that would lead to better written stories and poems based on the Romanticist and Dark Romanticist principles. What readers find in The Bridal Ballad by Edgar Allan Poe is a story told in a bride’s point of view. What the bride tells readers about is the fact that she cannot fully accept her newlywed husband.
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. Among the most interesting cultures that vary in their usage of repetition are the Native Americans, the Spanish, and the Japanese. In poems from these cultures we see the use of repetition reflect each of their unique histories, values, or perception of the world. In the Native American poems, anaphora is used in a specific way that is rooted in their history; before writing had developed, oral tradition was the primary method to pass on the tribe’s history, beliefs, and lessons. In these oral traditions the tribe leaders or story tellers would repeat lines of stories in order to make important concepts stand out; the repetition also gave the stories a song like quality that made the lesson easy to remember.
Allusion in Poetry An allusion is a word, phrase, or section in one author's work that is derived from the words of another author, whether directly, or more subtlety. They can range from a single word specifically chosen in context to bring to mind another work, to entire paragraphs or stanzas quoted from that other work. The three key types of allusion include biblical, literary, and mythological. Allusions leave much interpretation to the reader, but also allow the author great power and flexibility. A poet can add lots of imagery, meaning, or theme with the use of an allusion.
Themes are the essence of most, if not all, forms of literature. One of the most used themes in literature is time. Time is an often used theme because not only can it stand alone it can also be used to bring forth other important themes. Out of all the forms of literature poetry uses times most forcibly to bring out other themes perhaps because of its short nature. Three poems which are mainly based on time but also use time to bring forth other themes are Andrew Marvell’s “To His Coy Mistress”, Emily Dickinson’s “Because I Could Not Stop for Death” and T.S Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.
A comparison between two short poems written in the same verse form, showing how different effects may be produced in the same form. An often polarising verse form in the poetry world, free verse can be characterised by two contrasting quotes, “I’d just as soon play tennis with the net down,” said by Robert Frost or T.S. Eliot’s insistence on the fact that, “No verse is free for the man who wants to do a good job.” Whilst free verse is not a strict formal verse form, it allows the poet in question to manipulate the poem and therefore its effects to their own desires, the lack of a net simply means that there are now different rules. “The Hollow Men” by the aforementioned poet T.S. Eliot and “Beat!