Compare how language is used to express an opinion of love in sonnet 116 and another poem (Quickdraw) Shakespeare’s ‘Sonnet 116’ and Carol Ann Duffy’s poem ‘Quickdraw’ both talk about the relationship between two people, however they talk about them in very contrasting ways. Sonnet 116 and Quickdraw are written in different forms. Shakespeare’s poem is written in sonnet form with three quatrains and a rhyming couplet. This regular pattern shows that this is what love should be like and is normal. The use of iambic pentameter also stresses key ideas and words whilst the poem can still flow.
Between these two authors, the use of language and rhyme in their poems greatly differ. Emily Dickinson tends to write in axioms, which are sayings that mean to express the truth. Her use of rhythm and rhyme makes the axioms easy to remember. In addition, Dickinson also avoided traditional full rhymes, like ball and tall. She used mostly slant rhyme, which are words that look like they rhyme but they do not, such as can’t and want.
The most influential and distinctive poets of the American literature are undoubtedly Walt Whitman (1819 -1892) and Emily Dickinson (1830 -1886). When reading the poems of both writers one can realize that there are differences and similarities with respect to their literary style. The similarities that can be found between the poems of both authors are that both are targeted by the literary language and poetic structure which both use in their poems. There are also similarities in the way that both authors write about the same themes such as love, nature, death and religion. Both were as well the founders of their own styles of writing.
One way they compliment each other is that a poem can become a story and a story can become a screenplay. Another way they compliment each other is that they both get a message across in their own ways. Prose also have certain elements that poetry doesn’t have. For instance prose use sentences instead of stanzas like poetry does. “Prose is not written in lines like poetry…” this shows that prose and poetry are different.
Such techniques include personification, metaphors, epigraphs, sibilance, dramatic irony, imagery, simile and symbolism. At first you might think, “what the... I am not even going to bother with this one”, but give it a chance because I promise you, your life will suddenly feel a lot more pleasant once you dig deep and understand T.S. Eliots genius exhibition of dramatic monologue. A common element that is within his many poems is alienation, loneliness and shallowness and these can be found within the cryptic mastermind lines, verses and stanzas.
Many critics feel as if Romantic writings should be kept for the upper class while the Gothic writings should be left to the lower class. What these critics fail to realize is that when analyzed closely the two forms of poetry are not that different. Yes, Gothic poetry does incorporate such elements as the supernatural and horror but it does also incorporate the elements of nature, religious imagery, and imagination which are found in Romantic poetry; showing a relationship much closer than one would think. In order to determine the difference between Romantic poetry and Gothic poetry one must understand the meaning of each form of poetry. Romantic poetry is said to incorporate nature and emotions into its poetry.
Whitman's poem is really long it has a lot of symbolism, imagery, descriptions and whatever else you can name. It’s easy to become distracted by the many details of the poem, but with reasonable attention you can infer the underlying message he is trying to get across. This has to do of course, with his whole philosophy of the "self". Although his poem is told from his point of view and uses and some references to his own life, this "self' is not referring to only Whitman. It is a general reference to humanity as a whole.
Due to this poem being free verse, the use of imagery is less than most other poems, however the poet still creates a scene in your mind through imagery, but also with the use of figurative language. An example of this is in the phrase ‘whole world wide apart’ where Wells uses exaggeration to imply that the two characters are very far from each other, possibly not a world apart, however fate will allow them to overcome this so they can be together. Through the eleventh and twelfth lines of the poem, Wells concludes the story that she is telling by clearly painting out a picture through the words she has used. Another technique used in the poem is a caesura, which is shown in the phrase “the Broadway cable car – and this is
Explication of Langston Hughes’ “Mother to Son” Literature often requires a certain type of read. Specifically speaking about poetry, the reader will often miss a theme or important aspect if read incorrectly. Poetry, though shorter than stories, often times call for a closer read. The author’s intent can easily be misread without the correct judgment. It is important to note any literary element used in the structure of the piece, because though it translates as effortless, it is done with great intent.
The language used in rubbish at adultery is very formal. Although at the end of the poem, the poet puts ‘you’re just as crap at it’ and ‘you stupid, stupid git’. Throughout the poem the language is very formal, for example, words like: Diatribes, ought, and fidelity are used. Although an intellectual person would be able to understand these words, and this poem, without any trouble, others who aren’t so vocally diverse would struggle to interpret this poem in the same way. Whereas in our love now, the language used is very colloquial and also quite formal.