In the book, it mentions when analyzing a poem, it helps to have a clear sense of how the rhythms works, and the best way to reach it is through scansion. Scansion helps you scan a line or a poem by indicating the stresses in it. A great force given to one syllable in speaking than is given to another is stress or accent. There are four types of meter—iambic, anapestic, trochaic, and dactylic. Each of them
The basic plot and relationships presented within the poem are universal, which allows for a deeper connection to the tension presented. It is through both the familiarity and the emotional facilitation existent within The Glass Jar that tension between and individual and life experience can create interest and engage a reader. The Glass Jar allows the reader to feel a range of emotions which vary according to the levels of tension within the poem. Long sentences combined with enjambment, within and across stanzas, create a slow calm atmosphere which a reader will experience; allowing them to believe that all is well. Religious imagery and allusion, such as “sun’s disciples”, “bless” and “holy commonplace” constructs reverent and sanctified thoughts within the reader’s mind which sets them at ease.
It is shown in the way how Rip is being loved by the villagers: he always helps his neighbours to do various jobs, plays with children and dogs are not barking at him. Furthermore, the nagging of his wife is what led to Rip’s escape into the Kaatskill Mountains. Once up there he took in all the beauty that surrounded him. To him this was heaven; away from everything, including most of all, his wife. It is noticeable that the author uses many words to describe the scenery such as “magical” to distinguish the scene or “lordly” to describe Hudson River (this is to reflect on its magnificent size, especially from his view).
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.
this reference to the swamp actually serves as a metaphor of the author's character's life being portrayed in the poem. The spacing provides for a pause, which allows the reader to experience the full suspense being set forth by the author. An excellent example of aposiopesis, which initiates feelings of restraint. (Honestly it just helps me catch my breath between the tedious amounts of words per line.) This eerie tone continues thru-ought the poem to inflict that distinct sense of swampy awareness.
The Raven Paradox and Essay I think after watching The Simpsons paradox of “The Raven” it was some what a good comparison to Edgar Allan Poe “The Raven” but differed in some ways. One of the main ways that The Simpsons paradox differs from Poe’s poem is established in the fact that the two tales are conveyed through different media. Poe’s “The Raven” is purely text. All imageries and tones are left to the imagination of the reader. The Simpsons paradox is free to decode the poem as they desire, and they often kept exactly loyal to Poe’s original text creating a different meaning using only visual effects and erratic voices.
William Carlos Williams makes great use of several elements in the presentation of the poem. Some of these elements are language, form and content. First of all I was greatly attracted to the aspect of content. The author chose to narrow down to old age as the essential content of the poem. Actually it activated me as I read through the poem.
As well, the gloominess of his poetry could also be due to his longing effect of sadness that he attempts to express. These three poems have a distinct connection to each other. All of which share a resemblance, because all of them express love to the other in one way or another; as it is seemingly that these poems in their entirety have been commemorated to someone Poe himself once felt these feelings for. For example in the poem “To Helen”, the narrator portrays of Helen’s beauty. A simple poem, and seemingly short compared to the other two, it simply tells of the narrator’s views of the young lady he is admiring.
The use of the quote 'the lovers disappeared into the wood' is effective as it allows the reader to know straight away that the war has changed the way people are. However, what has once gone will come back again when the time is right. We then learn of the poet using small talk to pass the time way: 'about the weather, next about the war.' This is effective because this allows the reader to know that the poet and others have turned to talking small talk for the time to go faster than it is. The poem then turns into a narrative poem as we learn more about what the poet and a
Whitman's poem is really long it has a lot of symbolism, imagery, descriptions and whatever else you can name. It’s easy to become distracted by the many details of the poem, but with reasonable attention you can infer the underlying message he is trying to get across. This has to do of course, with his whole philosophy of the "self". Although his poem is told from his point of view and uses and some references to his own life, this "self' is not referring to only Whitman. It is a general reference to humanity as a whole.