These are extremely important in such a poem as the “The Tom-Cat” as they emphasise on many of the aspects of the cat; how it moves, its appearance, the atmosphere of the poem, all of these adding effect and sometimes tension and create a vivid picture in the mind of the reader. Verses like “As he swings his snaky tail” and “Malovent, bony, brindled”, are key examples of the writer using alliteration in the poem as well as a sibilant to add more tension and effect, to build up the atmosphere of the poem, to use a simple sibilant in such a way it make the poem itself sound aggressive and vicious. The way Don Marquis has fitted in all this affect the flow of the poem in its regular beat, pendulum-like rhythm and the clever use of rhyme. The metaphors used in the poem are just as effectively used in the poem as the other poetic techniques. Here are examples of many of the brilliant metaphors used throughout the poem; “His eyes are coals from the middle of Hell” and “And his heart is black and hard” are some very colourful examples of metaphors as they relate the tom cat to the devil and say he is some sort of demon with his snaky tail, brute yellow eyes that are from the blazing fires of hell, and his black coal heart and they also create an even more definite scene of the tom-cat’s appearance, the atmosphere of the scene and the character of the
The first and last poems evoked sad but happy emotions towards the end of the poem. Her poems evoke emotion, through chronological order, sad then happy or happy then sad. The poem "I am the Ocean" is a different story all together. At first the poem appears confusting because it lacked clear direction and purpose. However, as I continue to read, it is apparent that she is referring to herself as all these different things such as the ocean which calls down the moon so she can rest in its light and dream.
Brick either drops the crutch or has it taken from him during the course of the play. “I don’t want to lean on your shoulder, I want my crutch!” Cat- symbolizes femininity and feminine desire. “Maggie the cat is—Alive!” Alcohol- Brick’s escape from reality. Alcohol gives him a place of peace. “It hasn’t happened yet, Maggie… the click I get in my head when I’ve had enough of this stuff to make me peaceful” Themes (at least two) (Compose a paragraph per theme.)
‘The glory invites me’ Discuss how feelings and ideas inspired by the natural world are explored in ‘The Glory’. In your answer, explore the effects of language, imagery and verse form, and consider how this poem relates to other poems by Thomas you have studied. Edward Thomas’ poem ‘The Glory’ is one about the beauty of nature, and the way he uses it to escape from other troubled parts of his life. In this poem, he depicts how nature helps him to find peace, though it is not unequivocal as it reminds him of how imperfect he is himself in comparison to nature, as well as his inability to capture its flawlessness. One way in which Thomas seems inspired by the natural world is through his contrast between the simplistic beauty of nature “sky and meadow and forest”, “untouched dew”, “new mown hay”, and the impossible complexity of expressing this beauty in words “I cannot bite the day to the core”.
Catnip, also called catmint in some areas, is well known for its stiumulating effect on cats. Many tales can be found of the crazed behaviour of cats who injest it. (pages 99-100, Hedgemaids and Fairy Candles. The Lives and Lore of North American Wildflowers) Many internet sites refer to it as the marijuana for cats. While it is true that it does affect this animal’s behavior, in reality, most pet owners actually only give their cats the pouches to play with and smell.
He states that life is “come easy go easy”, meaning that life is not guaranteed and can be taken at any time. He also says that they live like humans used to and that they are now to uptight and worry about what everyone thinks, more of a social norm. The idea of living so short is insensible to Archy. He doesn’t understand the moth’s reasoning until after the moth “immolated himself.” All of Archy’s lines are very logical and thought out which very much explains his conservative personality especially this stanza: i do not agree with him myself i would rather have half the happiness and twice the longevity The idea of living so short is insensible to Archy. He doesn’t understand the moth’s reasoning until after the moth “immolates himself.” He then sees a small understanding of the moth’s life.
The poem quietly speaks of oppression, of a violent past, of desperation and ongoing struggle, of a search for identity, but at the same time celebrates the grace and beauty of the "Negro." The poem's closed yet rhythmic, jazz-like structure gives it a musical flow appropriate to the title and the subject. The first stanza where Langston mansions the dark moons of weariness beneath the trumpet players eyes, resembles the night which is dark and scary. And the night being most likely the time when the trumpet player is playing. More references to the moon and moonlight occur further down in the forth stanza, referring to the trumpet player's desire "for the moon where the moonlight's but a spotlight in his eyes.
Dickinson claims that beside the sky in the universe, there is an additional sky in existence, in which this “sky” is “ever serene and fair.” She also claims that there is “another sunshine,” which is capable of shining through darkness in this other place. Dickinson then somehow create an address to a person name “Austin” whom happened to be her brother, and tell him to ignore the “faded forests” and “silent fields, because Dickinson wanted to invite her brother to a “little forest”. It refers to “a brighter garden,” which never experiences the killing effects of “frost”, with flowers remain “unfading” and the sound of laughter, “the bright bee hum”, in the most wondrous garden. By this, it may indicate that the function of the poem is a soother. Since the function of the poem is as a soother, therefore, the sound and the diction chosen in the poem must be suitable.
“The Meaning of The Moon” The moon is symbolic and takes on many meanings in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by William Shakespeare. As this essay on symbols in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” seeks to point out, it is not simply part of the background of the play, it symbolizes love, lust, and dreaming and is seen as a powerful symbolic force that determines and affects human behavior and reactions. There are abundant examples of the moon as a symbol throughout “Midsummer Night’s Dream” by Shakespeare of celestial images, but the meaning is never static; the moon means different things to each character, depending on his or her present situation or character attributes. The moon in Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is not only a luminous, passive watcher in the night sky, but it is a powerful force. It has an intoxicating effect on all the characters and seems to incite bizarre and illicit behavior.