Poetry Extended Response Question 2 Poetry often appears simple but subtly suggests and implies complex ideas. With reference to at least two poems, discuss the ways in which poetry achieves this. The poems Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein (1974) and The Lamb by William Blake (1789) at first glance, would appear straightforward and simple in nature, seen only to describe the sidewalk and a lamb respectively. However a deeper analysis reveals the more complex ideas of the power of imagination and childhood innocence implied in each text. Where the Sidewalk Ends uses poetic conventions such as metaphors, alliteration and visual imagery to effectively convey its meaning to readers.
The tone, however, is also understanding because at the end of the poem the author suggest that over time, children learn that they’re parents can’t be perfect, and sometimes they only know how to express their love through actions instead of words, touch, or emotions II. Poem #2: Free Verse Poem/Romantic Love (Write-Like Models – Love Without Love, The Taxi) TASK: Write a write-like poem using “The Taxi” or “Love Without Love” as your model. This poem should be about a reflection on the nature of romantic love. What does love mean to you? Your poem can be in free-verse.
Adolescent Love Pamela Sanders ENG 125 Prof. Mary Louise Phillips Becker December 19, 2011 Adolescent Love Poetry is basically what poet’s see and experience in life. In order to respond to poetry the reader must experience or connect with the emotion that the author displays in a poem. The poem “Oranges” by Gary Soto displays elements of symbolism, imagery, and tone that were engaging for me as a reader to be interested in this poem. These elements are what create focus for the young adolescent love in this poem. What drew me in to this particular poem is that the boy had a first time experience with a girl and first time experiences usually stick with a person.
The opening line of the poem states “why do we bother with the rest of the day”, which emphasises his love for the morning time over any other part of the day. The primary purpose of the poem is to entertain the reader and to put across his own opinion. Billy Collins entertains the reader by using literary techniques such as repetition to further emphasis how certain aspects of his morning routine stand out and outline why in his opinion morning time is the best part of the day. Billy Collins offers the reader his own opinion as to why he enjoys the morning. Everybody has their own individual thoughts and preferences to their favourite part of the day and within this poem Billy Collin goes into detail about why the mornings are his favourite.
As in the rest of the poem, is simple and the point, suggesting the sincerity of the speaker’s emotions. Both “The night is starry and the stars are blue and shiver in the distance” and “Love is so short, forgetting is so long” explain the literal. In the other side, “My heart looks for her” and “My voice tried to find the wind to touch her hearing” are figurative. This poem’s form is informal because it does not have alliteration, although it has rhythm in some stanzas. It is like the speaker’s journal, and this is one day of his journal.
The gravity of this spoken word is demonstrated in the work of Walt Whitman, who is frequently lauded as the all-American advocate of “democratic” poetry or the use of common language to join individual readers and evoke a sympathetic exchange of experiences. The sound devices and rhetorical devices that Whitman employs in his poem, “Hours Continuing Long,” are used specifically to demonstrate, through using common language, the turmoil and suffering the speaker endures after experiencing unrequited love. Although there is no regular meter, identifiable rhyme pattern or specific line length, Whitman employs the use of free verse effectively. In a sense, the lack of organization concerning the metric pattern reflects the speaker’s innermost feelings of disarray and confusion, both of which are emotions often experienced shortly after heartbreak. Grammatically, each line separately is considered a sentence fragment, yet the effect of the incomplete sentences in this poem is beneficial rather than
The free-verse style of narration also leaves some room for an interesting arrangement of the words. The last line of each stanza should go with the ideas of the next stanza. This enjambment strings the reader along the poem, until the main idea in the last two lines. The poem has a very smooth flow and is easy to read, which instills an interest into the reader. The mood of this poem shows a paradox between life and death.
Explication of Langston Hughes’ “Mother to Son” Literature often requires a certain type of read. Specifically speaking about poetry, the reader will often miss a theme or important aspect if read incorrectly. Poetry, though shorter than stories, often times call for a closer read. The author’s intent can easily be misread without the correct judgment. It is important to note any literary element used in the structure of the piece, because though it translates as effortless, it is done with great intent.
People thought that Brown’s irony was sharp, his ideas were exciting, and he was not only and protestor of his time but one of the first times. Brown’s Work protested the classical folklore in the way it was written. “He infused his poetry with genuine characteristic flavor by adopting his medium geniality and optimism” was James Johnson reaction to his
It has a way of connecting people, despite their nationality, religious beliefs and personal backgrounds. As Samuel Johnson once said, “Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth, by calling imagination to the help of reason.” However, many people will argue that poetry has lost its spark. So, is poetry still as relevant as it once was? Poetry confirms our thoughts and feelings and helps us make sense of the world we live in, but also gives