These comparisons add a sense of non-linearity and complexity to the poem. Because of these metaphors, the reader can eventually assess the presence of the duality of good and evil that this poem’s world continues to exaggerate. Rhythm The rhythmic flow of the poem follows the sonnet in form as well as rhythm. It is organized and presented in iambic pentameter, where “iambic” describes the type of feet used while “pentameter” describes the meter of the feet. The “iamb” refers to the poem’s pattern of one short unstressed syllable followed by a longer stressed syllable, while “pentameter” refers to the amount of syllables
For example: “What is happening? Slow down, slow down, take a few deep breaths …”, there are no complicated or hard to read words in it but he still manages to show the emotions that should be involved in reading a poem. Shakespeare, on the other hand, is easily distinguished from other poets because he didn’t write in modern English, instead he wrote in old English. “I have seen roses damasked, red and white, But no such roses see I in her cheeks”. Although the language used in both poems may differ from one another both successfully express their intentions with the poem.
A Dangerous Symbol In his extremely short story, “The Paring Knife,” Michael Oppenheimer utilizes symbolism masterfully. In literature, authors typically use objects with which the readers are familiar in order to assist in plot development or to convey a key theme. They accomplish this by arranging the language so that the focus is continually shifted to the object throughout the selection. The reader is able to grasp new meaning because of either universal familiarity with the object or an immediate understanding of what the object represents within the context of the story. If an object is viewed by most or all readers in the same manner, the author is making use of conventional symbolism.
The playful tones also cover up some phrase like in the “lap the miles” and “lick the valley up”, the verbs seems to be fresh and energetic. What I can find is quite shallow, but I think Emily Dickinson, in this poem, I LIKE TO SEE IT LAP THE MILES, use a train as the imagery for this poem, it become more like a riddle because she imagining train as an animal such as horse which it can run so fast like a train. It is hard to catch the imagery of this poem when people especially me just read I LIKE TO SEE IT LAP YHE MILES once and not reread to understand better. The more I reread this poem, the imagery of a train become more visible, I start to feel it and imagine the train climb up the mountain and run down to the peak of the mountain. The words “Complaining all the while, horrid, hooting stanza” (line 11-12) shows that the writer begin to enjoy the flow of the poem by using alliteration for “horrid” and “hooting”
At first the poem doesn’t seem to have any of the traditional flow and rhymes at the end of the lines, but he does show internal rhyming within the lines. Stafford is a poet who does not follow traditional formatting within is work. The title of the poem is “Ask Me,” any reader may think “Ask Me what?” But the title speaks for itself as you read on. His poem at first is a little unclean on what is really being asked and to whom. The first line says “Some time when the river is ice ask me mistakes I have made” (Stafford).
The second line of ‘The Yellow Palm’ says, ‘I watched a funeral pass.’ The word ‘watched’ shows us that the poem is in the past tense. Robert Minhinnick was a Welsh poet who knows Baghdad very well and even though we notice that the poem is told in first person, this doesn’t necessarily mean that the character speaking is Robert. The final word of the line rhymes with the final word of the fourth line, ‘glass’ describing what the coffin was made of. This is significant because everyone can see into the coffin and is metaphorical to the fact that everyone can see and if affected by the urban war. The final phrase of the first six-line stanza is ‘poison gas’, which describes the brutality of the death caused by this urban war.
Also the poem all together is flat compared to the book which is more round compared to the state of beings death is. And both the poem death and the book death are gentle, civil and immoral. Dickinson uses very unique words as gossamer and immortality. John Donne is unique for many reasons one is that he wrote them in 1572-1631 so the text is like Shakespeare. In our book death is talking to us, but in this poem the guy is talking to death.
aspects and devices. Creativity in the English language is evident through use of text speech, occurring due to the lack of paralinguistic features in addition to the mere selection of the 136 available characters, and shown by the nuances and idioms of spoken language. In text speech, via the use of a meagre emoticon, we can instantly add facial expression to the otherwise featurelessness, of text speech. The paralinguistic device of expression is extremely important in all forms of communication, adding emotion and depth to a statement. However, an emoticon can also be used to show sarcasm, a feature of language usually only available by use of nuances, as the only method of detecting sarcasm is via tone, pitch and body language.
A Proverb is a poetry term that means short concise memorable saying. These proverbs often have figurative language such as personification, metaphors, smiles and symbolism between two line. Proverbs are also worded to be lyrical and memorable, not to be philosophical statements. Proverbs were oral before they were written. Even when they were printed most people did not have possession of a written copy.
Both the quatrains introduced from the beginning of the poem, consist of a similar rhyme scheme, with alternate lines rhyming, however the contrast in the action and movement of the Cockroach differ within the two quatrains. The sestet has a rhyme scheme of (e, f, g, e, g, f). The relatively simple rhyme schemes sharpen the memory of the readers and help them better appreciate and comprehend the poem. Throughout the poem, the poet ponders upon his life, relating it to a Cockroach. Halligan’s decision to implement the Cockroach, an insect notorious for it’s foul and disgusting traits, suggests that the poet is not proud or content with life.