With the various artists, he demonstrates that the night sky is composed of various hues ranging from blue to purple and that it is rich and vivid in color. What is appealing to me is the contrast that MacAuley presents. He opens up the essay showing how night can be seen as a feared time full of predictions and mysteries, that for most people what they fear in night is the idea of not knowing what lies ahead. He contrasts this to how the nighttime can also be seen as
It is like the speaker’s journal, and this is one day of his journal. The poem uses imagery like the sight, the hearing and the touching. “The night is starry and the stars are blue and shiver in the distance” is the sense of sight. “I kissed her again and again under the endless sky” is the sense of touching. “In the distance someone is singing” is the sense of hearing.
First, Poe uses the literary device of metaphors to create a mystical and sad mood. He writes “The moon never beams without bringing me dreams/ of the beautiful Annabel Lee” (34-35). This means every night while he rests, he dreams about Annabel Lee. This quote was meant to allow the reader to have a change in mood and be able to feel the narrator’s passion for his true love. The author again explains this pure emotion, “That the wind came out of the cloud by night/ chilling and killing my Annabel Lee” (25-26).
To begin, Poe litters his poems with useful poetic devices that help the reader understand the theme and make it an interesting poem. He uses repetition in the last line of every stanza whether it be nothing more or nevermore. This repetition of these specific words at the end of every stanza stresses to the reader that the speaker’s life is bleak and has nothing more to offer and he will nevermore be happy. He also uses alliteration to stress the importance of the words in the case of “whispered word, “Lenore?””(Poe 28). This gives the reader the idea that the speaker is amazed and can’t believe what he is seeing as he thinks a raven is his lost love, Lenore.
‘The Raven’ is written by Edgar Alan Poe. He wrote ‘The Raven’ in 1845. In the poem there is a man who is annoyed by a raven who continually saying ‘never more’. This drives the man crazy and frustrated that he dies. Throughout the poem there is fear sadness and frustration this I mostly caused by the raven and the man’s lost love.
Porphyria’s Lover – Beginnings / Endings The poem opens up at night and with the first few lines sets up a sense of a cold, brooding almost wild discontent that mirrors the Lover’s mood in the beginning of the poem (weather mimics the mental state of the lover) through the use of pathetic fallacy (up to line 5) and personification (‘the sullen wind was soon awake’). Although there is a doubtable feeling of the ominous and that somehow, right from the beginning, the poem won’t have an exactly happy ending, there is an air of Melancholy and desperation about the lover (‘I listened with heart fit to break’) that seems to invite our sympathy. The whole setting is suddenly changed when Porphyria ‘glides’ in and brings in a warmth (‘made the cheerless grate blaze up’) and consequently this changes the whole mood as she ‘shuts out the storm’. The very beginning is more poetic (up to line 5) and when Porphyria walks in there is a large use of imperative verbs (e.g. ‘she shut out’, ‘she rose’).
In much the same way that “The Sermon at Benares” and “The Sermon on the Mount” utilize light as a symbol for divinity and the goodness of man, Wiesel uses “Night” to describe the absence of such light. On a literal level, many important events take place at night. Mrs Schacter’s horrid visions of hell take place at night. Elie and his family are taken to Auschwitz at night and upon arrival witness the smoke of burning bodies escaping into the night sky. Also, Elie’s father dies at night.
How do Eliot and Yeats write about hardship? Introduction- Eliot’s poetry explores themes of hardship, despair and sorrow. Poems such as ‘Journey of the Magi’ and ‘Prufrock’ present the unease that comes with hardship, yet the type of hardship experienced by the narrators of each poem contrast significantly. Yeats has a more Romantic approach to hardship, somewhat embracing it as a challenge that leads to discovering your true inner vitality. This is particularly evident in his poems; ‘A Prayer for Old Age’ and ‘The Lake Isle of Innisfree’.
Apr. 27, 2011 “Brainstorm”—N04, A1HL Howard Nemerov’s “Brainstorm” is an odd poem in which, as so often happens in poetry, the literal and figurative elements engage in a weird dance of meaning. The title itself suggests the figurative level—that the storm described in the lines of poem is actually occurring in the solitary character’s mind. Apart from the poem’s “he,” but omnisciently aware of his experience, thoughts, and feelings, the speaker captures the momentous effects of first the literal and then the metaphorical storm. The vivid and detailed descriptions of the tumultuous weather’s effect on an old house make the plot of the poem particularly clear.
colm Jan. 22nd, 2009 Mr. Pactor Lit. 2000 Walt Whitman and Imagery Imagery is a main concept in all of Walt Whitman’s poetry. He uses imagery to explain how he feels and to convey what he thinks is important. But what does he describe to show all of his emotions? The most frequent imagery that he uses is nature and all of the natural objects that surround him.