It makes you ponder ‘does humanity actually realize how precious freedom is?’ Her impressive use of metaphors and words that parallel her themes, people, imagery, paradoxes and rhythm scheme, emotionally impacts the reader and represents the progressing anger and injustice along with the lonely conscious slavery caused in her people’s lives. Invoked thoughts of imprisonment strongly come across with the spirit of the unbounded bird with her subtle imagery. “Leaps on the back of the wind” and “dips his wings in the orange sun rays” emulate the concept of being alive and free. But the “reality” is soon broken in the next stanza which breaks down what was initially established. The stanza expresses the feeling of fear and terror with quotes such as “narrow bars”, “bars of rage” and “wings are clipped”.
The poem consists of free verse with irregularities which further suggests that the words have a mind of their own, both unpredictable and uncontrollable. Thomas’ emotions of pain, frustration but also joy through nature are revealed in both poems. ‘Words’ depicts Thomas’ constant battle to choose the correct words to depict nature. ‘Their joy or their pain’ in ‘Words’ and the first section on the ‘Glory’ depict the beauty of nature and the joy it brings to Thomas’ ‘the beauty of the morning’ however after the break with the use of a semi colon* there is a change in tone as he begins to question himself and the poem takes a pessimistic turn filled with self-doubt. ‘The Glory’ shows Thomas’ in a state of discontent as he feels unable to express nature’s beauty: ‘Or must I be content with discontent?’ Clearly he was a perfectionist as he is never satisfied with the way he describes nature and is always seeking improvement; whereas ‘Words’ contrasts ‘Make me
The alliterations create a song line tone to the poem such as “couple-colour”, “fresh-firecoal” and “fickle,freckled”. This tune creates a sense of happiness and joy that emerges when listening to a song. The similes and metaphors compare the different aspects of nature to life and the beauty of life. A “brinded cow” shows uncertainty and thinking and the joy of solving a problem. The “rose-moles” show the hidden beauty of life in every problem as the “mole” show problems and the “rose” shows beauty.
Explain How The Rossetti Siblings Attempt to Convey Intense Emotion in the Two Poems? In both of the Rossetti siblings’ poems they use expressions to display intense emotion. In Christina’s poem the feelings are very positive, however, in her brother, Dante Gabriel’s, poem the emotions are quite the opposite. In ‘A Birthday’ the main body of the poem is filled with comparisons, the first stanza is describing the feelings in the narrator’s heart using references to the natural environment, ‘ My heart is like a singing bird whose nest is in a watered shoot.’ The last two lines of the stanza show that the emotions she is feeling are even more intense than these wonderful examples. She then explains why; ‘Because my love is come to me.’ The emotion that she is feeling is love, and she is suggesting that it is greater than the emotion she feels for other wondrous things.
Poems can make you laugh, cry, think or be silent as we ponder the words that are written. What Makes poetry works better than a short story is the repetitive or the shortened way word are written or placed together to form a rhythm or a song. When a poet uses a rhyme as his theme is can be catchy or funny and makes us enjoy reading it. When it is worded as a song we can easily remember it since everyone loves to sing even when most of us cannot hold a tune but we can hold a rhythm. A poet relies on his feeling to convey the current situations that they are in.
On a more analytical note, the imagery in this poem was amazing, with phrases like: “liver-spotted page,” “a raucous bed of saliva,” and “ruddy-skinned pears,” to name a few. It was just so incredibly descriptive that it really added a little extra something and made me feel like I can see and feel and hear all of the things that he was describing. Also, in this poem we see the use of the common poetic theme of “carpe diem.” When translated, this phrase means, “Seize the day” (or, when translated more literally, “pluck the day,” but that probably won’t aid me in proving my point.) He is begging the woman to live life to its full potential, to not waste time with menial, unimportant, and unrewarding
Discuss ways in which Edward Thomas presents a sense of dissatisfaction in ‘The Glory’. In The Glory Edward Thomas reflects his feelings of emptiness in comparison to the perfect beauty and glory of nature. It reflects his inability to feel happiness and displays his feelings of failure and dissatisfaction which contrast his blissful surroundings. At the start of the poem, the rhyme scheme begins in a structured and regular way, rhyming words such as “dove” and “love” which creates a positive tone. However this soon breaks up as we see the form of the poem reflect its meaning.
But on earth, his is great wings prevent him from walking. Then, we are going to discuss the themes in the poem. Are treated in this poem the beauty in the ugliness of life as well as cruelty. About the beauty in ugliness of life, the albatross is amazingly beautiful. But when its touches down on earth, it walks awkwardly, like a drunk man that everybody makes fun of.
The words jingling and tinkling highlight the small size of the bells that make them so delicate. As we can see, Poe uses literary devices quote heavily in his poetry to illustrate certain images that he wants to stand out. In this poem, he mostly uses onomatopoeia and diction to express the quiet and delicate bells of section one of his poem The
The "Odyssey" by Homer portrays tones of toxic desiring, while Margaret Atwood's poem, Siren Song" has tones of taunting boredom. Odysseus longs to hear the song of the Sirens even though he knows it would be detrimental to his life. In "Siren Song" the birds are teasing the reader about the meaning of their song that is not all that interesting to them. The point of view in both of these poems is first person. The "Odyssey" is told from the perspective of Odysseus, who is affected by the song of the sirens, while "Siren Song" is told from the eyes of one of the siren birds.