Did these devices help create imagery or communicate the author's feelings? It helped communicate the author's feelings. I Do Not Love Thee Emotion: What emotion was the author trying to express? She was trying to express decisiveness. I Do Not Love Thee Structure: How is the poem organized (lines, stanzas, etc.)?
Half-caste relies heavily on comparisons to enforce the poetic speaker’s feelings of how misguided it is to judge things of contrasting colour as only “half” worthy. Mimicry of “half-caste canvas”, “half-caste weather” and “half-caste symphony” builds a strong case against judging based on their physical “make-up” alone. The poetic speaker
The title of Ginsberg's poem prepares the reader for what to expect. This will not be a mellow and quite poem, but one which will make sound, creating unsettling images and themes. Ginsberg wanted “Howl” to express the frustration, artistic energy, and self-destruction of his generation, a generation that he felt was being suppressed by a dominant American culture that valued conformity over artistic expression and opportunity. Ginsberg’s message seemed outlandish and vulgar at the time, but there was a deeper meaning hidden behind the ill-mannered words. For a poet or the individual to howl, meant that person was breaking from the habit of conformity to the virtues and ideals of American civilization while expressing a counter-cultural vision of free expression.
Though feminists are an intently focused group of people, advocating for women’s rights; that does not mean that all feminists interpret things the same way. The way Poe writes his poetry, consistently killing a beautiful woman’ is taken as a compliment by some because it shows how she is always on his mind, and yet to others, it is an insult because the repeated killing of the girl seems disrespectful. Looking at this from a feminist’s point of view, you can draw a few conclusions: the first of which being female liberation, another being female power, and the final one being the oppression of females in society. Some believe that Poe is trying to liberate Poe Girl through his poetry. The continuous dying of Poe Girl in his poems represents Poe Girl being freed, allowing the release of her spirit.
The question is absurd: / Had anything been wrong, we should certainly / have heard”. With these last lines comes the deeper meaning of the poem, and the realization of the death of the irony. Verbal irony, for instance, depends on our noticing the incongruity between the speaker’s words and their meaning; an ironic point of view, by contrast, plays upon a discrepancy between the author’s attitude and that of the speaker; dramatic irony requires us to compare the limited knowledge of the speaker or character with our more complete and far-reaching knowledge.” It becomes clear that the citizen is only “unknown” to the speaker because in this statistical gathering of data a man’s individuality and identity are lost. This bureaucratic society only bases their knowledge of a person off of external, easily-catalogued modes of
Critique Emily Dickinson has trodden away from contemporary society creating her own path in both the subject and approach to conveying her ideas. See has taken to tried and tested art of poetry and breathed into the worn and dull element new life that has captures the reader’s attention and drives home the powerful message that is carefully crafted into the words of the poem. Dickinson conveys a message about a very hushed and barely mentioned element of belonging, that of not belonging. To elaborate further, she puts out the message that of how a discreetly hidden number of individuals in society shun the concept of belonging in society. These individuals are uneasy and uncomfortable in the acting as if they belong in a world that they distain and one that looks down on and despises them for not belonging.
Shelley saw this as a form of “selling out” that would ultimately diminish Wordsworth poetic powers, and hence diminish poetry. He refers to the poet, Wordsworth, as a “poet of nature”. He feels that he is too foolish to understand what he is giving up. To Shelley, a poet of nature is a poet who derives more inspiration from the world of nature than from the world of men. Wordsworth is crying over his happy memories that may never return.
Especially when she reminisces in the final stanza about the time she was young and beautiful, illustrating her complete lack of confidence. Nevertheless, she is still presented as a foul character who threatens the reader, with the line ‘Be terrified’. The poem also ends with the line ‘Look at me now’ which has a double entendre (double meaning). It could be read as a cry of despair or, as a threat – if you did look at Medusa you would die! This leaves the reader feeling conflicting emotions for the character, probably similar to how Medusa herself feels in the poem.
This is a device to evoke the emotions in the reader rather than in the characters on the page. In the text “What business of mine is it, so long they don’t take yam from my savouring mouth” is used to break the fourth wall, almost the opposite of the verfremdungseffekt, pull in the reader. The quote perfectly describes the outside world from the perspective of the victims in the poem. Osundare is almost shouting the reader in the face saying “why don’t you do something about it?” which does make us feel guilty. Akanni, Danladi and Chinwe are all unknown characters to the reader, as they might even be to the writer.
Literary Movement 3 Confessional Poetry In the 1950s to 1960s came a scandalise movement known as Confessional Poetry or personal poetry. In its day this type of poetry was considered terrible, in highlighting themes such as suicide, sexuality, mental illness, feminism and lot more controversial topics. Although talking about yourself, your experiences and emotions personally was nothing new in poetry, since we see first person used in poetry in many of Shakespeare’s sonnets, the problem society had with Personal Poetry was its nature of being inappropriate, especially in such a conservative period of time. Even today reading Confessional Poetry can be quite uncomfortable, because of the techniques that the poets use. The poems are written in first person, using a lot of imagery.