The use of iambic pentameter also stresses key ideas and words whilst the poem can still flow. In contrast, Quickdraw is written in free form, restricting the poem from flowing smoothly. It has been suggested that this poem could be a concrete poem as many people think it resembles the shape of a gun. The irregular form of Duffy’s poem, allows emphasis on certain words. By separating lines and starting new stanzas during mid-flow, she is able to portray a hesitance in the person’s voice.
For ATP, in the first couplet, the speaker is angry at his friend; in the second, at his foe. This difference immediately makes the simple poem less simple. As we continue on reading the couplets are beautifully rhyme, meter and show the importance of the purpose which is tolerance and forgiveness. In TMVTL rhyme is not respect and it too sentimental. The central idea is there but not coherent.
Firstly, Donne's poetry is highly distinctive and individual, adopting a multitude of images. The poem offers elaborate parallels between apparently dissimilar things, “Then as th’ earth’s inward narrow crooked lanes, Do purge sea water’s fretful salt away,” (Donne, Lines 6-7) Donne's poem expresses a wide variety of emotions and attitudes, as if Donne himself were trying to define his experience of love through his poetry. Although, “The Triple Fool” gives a limited view of Donne’s attitude towards love, Donne treats the poem as a part of experience, giving insight into the complex range of experiences concerning love and grief, “I thought, if I could draw my pains through rhyme's vexation, I should them allay.” (Donne, Lines 8-9) Overall, the imagery in “The Triple Fool,” contributes to Donne’s sorrowful diction of love and grief. Moreover, Donne explains that poetry is for love and grief, and not for pleasing things, but songs make love and grief even worse. The first verse of the poem states that he is two times a fool, a fool for loving, and a fool for admitting it, “I am two fools, I know, for loving, and for saying so in whining poetry.” (Donne, Lines 1-3) Donne follows to say that he would still not be wise, even if “she” (Donne, Line 5) returned his love.
Every poet has his or her own style of writing which makes each poem individual and unique. Although they might share similar themes, the way a poem is delivered to the reader can vary indefinitely. If we take two completely opposite poems such as the ones entitled You are reading this too fast by Ken Norris and Sonnet CXXX by William Shakespeare we can find some similarities in their cores. What unites these two poems is their ability to evoke emotions of love in different yet parallel ways. Other similarities lie in the poetic features such as language, similes, and rhyme scheme.
Prufrock says, “When I am pinned and wriggling on the wall… And how should I presume?” This line is a portrayal of Prufrock’s struggles with life. J. Alfred Prufrock, who is in a depressed state of mind, is talking about how he cannot get up, because he is constantly pinned down. The readers have an opportunity in this particular part of the poem to picture a man being pinned down, trying to get up, but not having the strength to continue. Prufrock also states, “have the strength to force the moment to its crisis? But though I have wept and fasted, wept and prayed… And in short, I was afraid.” This portion of the poem utilizes easy language to allow put together a picture in the readers’ minds.
Often poets provide their audience with hints to discover the meaning inserted in their work. It is the job of the reader to be an investigator and reveal what that is. Reading a poem and understanding it doesn’t always come easy to some readers. That’s why there are several methods presented to use to help explicate a poem. The form of Thomas’s poem, “Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night,” provides rhyme, repetition, and length that present the concealed theme to fight death.
While there are similarities between Gu Cheng’s grey world and Bei Dao’s doubt-filled landscape, there exists a small difference that radically changes them. Bei Dao’s pessimism is ever growing; as he searches for faith he finds only worse deception. Gu Cheng lives in a pessimistic world, one not attempting to hide behind a false screen of joy, that is just beginning to break free. The difference between the two is Gu Cheng’s glimmers of hope. “All is fate” begins Dao’s poem “All.” All is an attempt to describe the nondescript life.
Character Essay The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock An insecure yet very opinionated character was Prufrock. A “seen it all” kind of attitude was through the whole poem, but there was still a simple love character beneath him that he was too shy to show. He expresses a lot of himself, though he lacks a sense of confidence. (40) “And indeed there will be time, to wonder, ‘Do I dare? And ‘Do I dare?’, Time to turn back and descend the stair, with a bald spot in the middle of my hair”.The poem starts out with verses of “what not to do with your love”, yet he fails to express the person he has feelings for but also fails to recognize himself in all this.
Each canto consists of one heroic couplet followed by another. The use of flawless iambic pentameter and a perfect AABB rhyme scheme is consistent throughout the poem however, when Pope differs from this meter and rhyme he is emphasizing a word or idea in that line. By doing this Pope effortlessly guides the reader through the poem while allowing them to see how he perceives things. Pope summarizes the poem in the first two lines when he states, “What dire offense from amorous causes springs, What mighty contests rise from trivial things.” The powerful diction used in the first line gives the reader the idea that something huge and terrible is going to happen. This idea is taken away in the second line when Pope says that trivial things are the cause this horrible event.
Analyzing “Introduction to Poetry” “Introduction to Poetry” by Billy Collins is a poem that seeks to teach a reader to listen to a poem for all its beauty and not to tear it apart. Poetry is a beautiful form of art that is not always easily understood by most concrete thinkers. Like a painting with different textures and colors and details, poetry is an expression of art that is set to a rhythm. It is created to illicit memories or feelings or images that not all people share. In the first stanza Collins writes: I ask them to take a poem and hold it up to the light like a color slide Here we see that his poem is written in first person about them (being the student) and what he wants them to do with a poem.