I didn’t intend for the audience to feel anything, but just to realize that most things are fake, and there’s nothing you can really do about it even when people say that they want to make a change in the world, etc. I believe the strengths of my poem were the techniques I used, and that I didn’t have many issues responding to my chosen image. My weaknesses were that I don’t think I used enough language features. Even though it seems like another clichéd poem and it seems really negative, I believe it captures reality and that’s basically why I wrote
There is no shift in the content of the poem and as a result, there is no variation in style. The tone of this poem is somewhat melancholy and oblique. A drab tone reflects the drab nature of the structure in which the poem is written. Considering the facts, there is a definite association between style and content in William’s poetry. The lack of aesthetic meaning in “As the Cat” further portrays the obvious link between structure and content.
Poetry and Figurative Language Paper The beautiful thing about poetry is its relentless inability to be completely defined or labeled, as is proven through the famous poetic license that grants poets “the freedom to depart from the facts or conventional rules of language when speaking or writing in order to create an effect” (Dictionary.com, 2011, p. 1). Simply put, poetry has no rules or guidelines for grammar or language – it is free, liberated, and full of imagery, metaphors, rhyme, structure, and figurative language to prove morals or invoke emotion. The purpose of this paper is to analyze these poetic devices throughout three separate poems, and to discuss the importance of figurate language in communicating to readers. “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost is an incredible example of the poetic devices of imagery and metaphors. Frost uses the metaphor of two distinct paths to represent two options in his life that he has to choose from.
Lyric poetry is the most common form of poetry; it does not tell a story as the epic and narrative forms do; the lyric poem has grown into many forms since ancient times Song There are many subdivisions of lyric poetry. The weakest form is the song, especially popular songs that are heard frequently on the radio. With the exception of the hymn and chant, most songs do not achieve the level of true poetry, even though they employ some poetic devices. The words to songs are often inaccurately referred to as “lyrics.” The entire song is the lyric. Sonnet The next best-known lyric is the sonnet, which may be in the Petrarchan or Italian form, Elizabethan or Shakespearean or English form, or the American or innovative form.
Rhythm and Rime A single line of a poem is called a verse. In each verse, the order of stressed and unstressed syllables usually occurs repeatedly so as to produce a music like pattern. This pattern is called rhythm. The same as a beat in music, one beat of the rhythm is defined as a foot, while the number of feet in a line is measured by meter. For example: The au / tumn time / has come For the moon / never beams / without bring / ing me dream Of the first verse, one unstressed syllable is followed by one stressed syllable and there are three beats like that, so the verse is called iambic (the name of the foot) trimeter (three feet) line.
Compare the methods that ‘Presents from my Aunts in Pakistan’ employs to highlight the importance of cultural identity with another poem? I have chosen to compare ‘Presents’ and ‘Hurricane’ as both poems highlight the importance of cultural identity in society. Both poets ‘Alvi’ and ‘Nicholas’ employ many different and similar methods to illustrate the importance of cultural identity. The poem ‘Presents’ is about the writer herself at a younger age feeling insecure as she is of dual heritage (mixed race) ‘in my English Grandmother’s dining - room. In the poem the poet begins to conflict with herself as she believes that she is not of one set race ‘I was there of no fixed nationality’.
First, let’s look at the two most important words in the poem: “nobody” and “somebody”.There are two ways to understand the word “nobody”, one is “small potatoes” who have no talent or capability or thoughts, the other is someone who are talent and capable, but refuse to boast himself, or even refuse to let others know himself. Based on Emily’s attitudes towards life, as well as her great contribution to literature, “nobody” should be translated to the person who is capable but refuses to gain fame. And her “nobody” is truly somebody.And the word “somebody” stands on the opposition side of “nobody”.To be "somebody" is to have status in society; society, the majority, excludes or rejects those who lack status or are "nobody"--that is, "they'd banish us" for being nobody. And through the comparison of these two, it is easy to find that Emily Dickinson was implying that to be a “nobody” is much better than to be a dreary “somebody”—for being somebody means being too busy keeping the names in circulation and it is not as fancy as it seems to be. Second, we are going to appreciate this poem from the use of punctuation.in an original version, we could find that she used nine times of dash, six times of exclamation mark and two times of question mark.