By separating lines and starting new stanzas during mid-flow, she is able to portray a hesitance in the person’s voice. By writing in sonnet form, Shakespeare was also able to use regular external rhyme. This makes the poem feel as one and allows ideas to be linked throughout the poem. The use of para-rhyme can also be seen in Sonnet 116; ‘Love…Remove’. This gives a jarring effect, causing the words to stand out to the reader.
This enables the reader to grasp the concept of the story while also moving the story along. The ballad incorporates a rhyme scheme that also catches the readers attention and draws them in (Hecht Notes Ballad). Also a ballads integrates in a quatrain which is a four line stanza(Hecht Ballad Handout). When combining the rhyme scheme with the quatrain it enhances the thoughts about the poem altogether. Ballads are not written by just any author many are passed down from generation to generation(Hecht Notes Ballad) This allows it to changed and put into the story tells own perspective.
In the early seventeenth-century, English poets used metaphysical poetry to enlighten highly intellectual and often abstruse imagery in their works, which further advanced the poetic style of John Donne. Donne’s poetry makes use of complex images, which are remarkably convincing to the reader. Despite the use of extensive techniques and varying images, the greatness of Donne’s poetry is the simplicity in the ideas expressed. John Donne’s poem, “The Triple Fool,” suggests unrequited love and folly through his use of creative imagery, sorrowful diction, and assertive tone. Firstly, Donne's poetry is highly distinctive and individual, adopting a multitude of images.
On a more analytical note, the imagery in this poem was amazing, with phrases like: “liver-spotted page,” “a raucous bed of saliva,” and “ruddy-skinned pears,” to name a few. It was just so incredibly descriptive that it really added a little extra something and made me feel like I can see and feel and hear all of the things that he was describing. Also, in this poem we see the use of the common poetic theme of “carpe diem.” When translated, this phrase means, “Seize the day” (or, when translated more literally, “pluck the day,” but that probably won’t aid me in proving my point.) He is begging the woman to live life to its full potential, to not waste time with menial, unimportant, and unrewarding
Melodramas constantly dramatise simple actions in order to highlight their importance or comedy to the audience, therefore these over-dramatic actions such as singing and being dragged by the ear, which often feed, into storybook stereotypes in such simple situations, help to shape the argument that A Doll’s House could be interpreted as a melodrama. However, another style that some say A Doll’s House is subject to is a Well-Made play. As Wilkie Collins succinctly defined the Well-Made play outline as “ Make ‘em laugh, Make ‘em weep, make ‘em wait”. Helmer refers to Nora as his ‘little skylark twittering out there’ and his ‘ squirrel scampering’, these outlandish and unusual pet names become a repetitive comical point as Ibsen plays on the ideas of animals in odd ways to show Helmer’s affection but also lighten up the mood of the play, making the audience
Metaphoric words are used as a figure of speech to compare two objects, but not taken literally. One example is when the writer uses “night” as a metaphor for death (Thomas 3). Having words that rhyme might also makes it easier to distinguish other words in the poem. It would be like reading a nursery rhyme. When the rhyming of words is presented in a poem, it draws attention to them often making it easier to understand.
Paying close attention to language, form and structure, explore how Duffy challenges traditional ideas and beliefs in “Little Red Cap”. Little Red Cap is one of those poems which is based on a fairytale, as is others in the collection such as Mrs Beast, this one happening to be the traditional story of Little Red Ridding-Hood. Duffy’s version however has differences to the original fairytale. To start with Duffy uses imagery to create a very sexual feeling, as does other poems in the collection such as Mrs Beast and Queen Kong, which is very much unlike the original tale, where it had more of a simplistic meaning of good verses bad. This poem has the idea of women in poetry being dominated by the male tradition, where as the males are also objectified, similar in the case of Mrs Beast and Queen Kong.
His poem captivates his readers or listeners and sends them on a fictional road that describes how each situations outcome may be altered by the choices being made and how a conclusion will be different every time. Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken” illustrates the act of choosing and dealing with life’s “speed bumps”. According to the author of Journey into Literature R.Wayne Clugston, “Robert Frost’s lyrical style and masterful use of ordinary language and rural settings made his poetry delightful. Building on delight, he engaged in ironic inquiry to give expression to complex ideas and questions that define the human spirit” (as cited in Clugston, 2010, section 2.2) “The Road Not Taken” is easily comprehended because most people experience this identical state of mind dealing with day to day issues. Is this right or wrong?
‘’In what way’s is ‘I wandered lonely as a Cloud’ a typical Romantic poem? ‘’ ‘’Romanticism is said to be an artistic and intellectual movement through which characterizing a heightened interest in nature can place emphasis on one’s expression of emotion and imagination. It shows an attitude towards some forms of classicism and can be seen as somewhat rebellious against social ruling and conventions.’’ (Eliot,G. 215) Romanticism was believed to be correctly defined by Rene Wellek’s approach to the subject, until more recent years where his definition has been challenged by numerous other critics, such as McGann and Day. Wellek described romanticism as ‘Imagination for the view of poetry, nature for the view of the world, and symbol and myth for poetic style’ (Wellek qtd.
Oxford Dictionary defines ‘lyricism’ as an artist's expression of emotion in an imaginative and beautiful way. A playwright uses words, music and other stage techniques to convey lyrical qualities to the play. More than one critic has pointed out that Tennessee Williams writes with his eyes and his ears while other playwrights are often content to write out of memory or to pick their brains for dramatic content. Brooks Atkinson says it this way: “Behind the fury and uproar of the characters are the eyes, ears and the mind of a lyric dramatist who has brought into the theatre a new freedom of style… he can make (language)express shades of feeling outside the range of most writers – coldness and longing , silence, desolation, dissolution. Between society and the individual there is a void that Mr. Williams can cross with words that are plain in themselves but radiant in meaning.