Marge Piercy is the author of the poem To Be of Use, while the creator of I Hear America Singing, is Walt Whitman. Walt and Marge do not seem to share that many characteristics, in fact they are two very different people. However, one thing that they do share is their occupation, as poets. Both Piercy and Whitman have authored famous short poems, that entertain thousands of readers. Their styles are different, yet they aim for the same things, they are both skilled and versatile writers.
The line lengths are kept short, some singling out individual words. These single word lines, such as “equally” attract the reader’s eye, in a way pedestalling it in an attempt to show the reader the fascination and awe of each word. “Words” is written mostly in free verse, with some rhyme but no distinct pattern of it. Perhaps this indicates the overwhelming exasperation that words have given Thomas: a feeling which can’t be contained in a strict structured poem. As “Words” is a tribute to language, the structure must be as unpredictable as its subject is.
His writings are full of optimism towards freedom, sexuality, spirituality and life. Walt Whitman with his writing style breaks with traditional poetry, both in style as in content, serving as an example to future generations of poets. Whitman's style is mainly characterized through the use of free verse. Free verse is the verse with no rhyme or meter. “And you that shall cross from shore to shore years hence are more to me, and more in my meditations, than you might suppose.” Much of modern poetry is written in free verse.
2 October 2011 Whitman’s Philosophies “Be curious, not judgmental” (Whitman BrainyQuote). Being one of Walt Whitman’s many quotes in the dozens of poems he’s written, it tells a lot upfront about the way he writes. Throughout his pieces he targets various morals he believes one should understand, one being the importance of nonjudgmental ways. A poem more specifically, “Song of the Open Road”, shows the reader his passion in exclaiming the ways in which he processes and believes in life. This particular poem in general speaks to the readers about traveling through existence moment by moment, and taking in the lessons one learns in order to experience what life has to offer.
These slowly build up in the course of the poem to reveal only in the concluding line the main reward for doing so, that is, as a symbol of having reached manhood. The alternate rhyme scheme maintains the momentum of the counsel and since this lengthy poem appears to be merely one sentence long, this implies the spiritual and mental journey to manhood is a long, complicated and challenging one. Language/comments • The long list of qualities that Kipling suggests lead to manhood are numerous (and viewed realistically, appear collectively unattainable). This is why the future conditional tense is repeatedly used (signalled by ‘if’) as it expresses the sheer difficulty of the task. Yet the rewards offered justify any sacrifices made ‘Yours is the earth … you’ll be a Man’.
A Language of Metaphors Metaphor is the language of poetry, emotion, and a part of everyday life. Without metaphor one could not verbally express deep emotions. Therefore, it is one of our most important threads of language. The term metaphor is also commonly used for the terms that are not a part of rhetoric; for instance it is used for conceptual metaphor, which is said to be the understanding of one idea, or conceptual domain in terms of another, for example, one person's life experience versus others. The regularity with which different languages employ the same metaphors, which often appear to be perceptually based, has led to the hypothesis that the mapping between conceptual domains corresponds to neural mappings in the brain.
Crystal then proceeds to argue each negative criticism he has come across in regards to texting. He believes that shorthand texting improves literary skills, playing around with words is fun and educational and that words have been abbreviated for many centuries; this is not a new thing that should be surprising to anyone. Crystal believes that “English has had abbreviated words ever since it began to be written
Gender and coming out: p.11-14 4.Conclusion: p. 14 As our literature has changed so greatly over the past century, an interesting story which still meets the expectations of the new age has become a rather rare thing. Writing about important concerns of our time- gender, racism and alienation- appears to be considered sophisticated enough only if exerting a certain sterile aura. Cold neon light on rainy night streets, lonely single households saturated with inner dialogue, colourless sex and relationships are among the images and means preferred by writers (and critics) in portraying the last couple of decades. Why, even reading a celebrated modernist like Douglas Copland, who describes alienation among nowadays people so well, can give one the feeling of digesting a plastic bag instead of something juicy, like the mockingbird of Harper Lee, say. And while the sterile taste should be a deliberate effect of Copland's and many others, it is not easy for the average reader to familiarize with it.
God, the supreme force, the white light, the source of all moral authority, the intangible at which we gaze in pure perplexity, with nothing but fear and hope. Nature, the unknown, the beauty, the stimulant of curiosity, the tangible at which we gaze in pure perplexity, with admiration, doomed for eternity to neglect all of its grandiosity. The interchangeability of the two terms has sparkled controversy over the last few centuries, and the debate has inevitably reached the overflowing grounds of literature. Two geniuses of English poetry, Alfred Tennyson and Walt Whitman, made a gallant contribution to the subject by artistically putting into comparison both concepts. Tennyson's “In Memoriam AHH” represents Nature as being independent of the divine, while Whitman's “Song of Myself” serves as a paragon of the pantheistic viewpoint.
These two literatures works both share a strong protagonist role, but even with their strong roles; the symbolism of embarking on a journey was a much stronger presence. “The Road Not Taken” is written in a first person narrator point of view. When a person reads this poem, they may feel as though they could have been the author of this poem. Readers are able to relate to this poem if they are going through a rough time in their lives. This