Both use repetition to define an irregular but recognizable rhythm. Yet the two poems beat out their rhythms in distinct and utterly different measures, leaving me with two powerful figures, created by the poems’ forms, which have their own purpose and form in the larger world beyond poetry. Works Cited Fulton, Alice. “You Can’t Rhumboogie in a Ball and Chain.” Approaching Poetry: Perspectives and Responses. Ed.
Dickinson wrote this poem in a way that the reader is able to feel what the woman is going through. In this poem, death is seen as a passive and not as being something bad. Dickinson’s form and tone enables the reader to have an understanding of the message she is trying to convey. In this poem, each verse paints a piece of a picture for the reader and as you get to the end of the poem the picture is completed. In the opening stanza, in lines one and two the speaker is saying that she was unable to stop for death and so he had to stop for her.
It also implies an emotional separation growing from the beginning of their parting. For the speaker says, “Pale grew thy cheek ... ... middle of paper ... ...ht than an actual rhythm. The use of abrupt sentences and fragments gives the poem a generally choppy and even sound which is another way of letting the readers read the fast paced internal dialogue. The poem relies heavily on the associative meaning of a word in addition to the literal meaning; For instance, words such as dismantled meaning negative, robotic and the word; invention meaning feeling artificial, novel; and pity meaning how the speaker has given up. Therefore the tone for this poem is helplessness, tragedy, anger, hurt, sorrow, sadness, etc.
In another poem, “Alone,” Poe writes about how it feels to never quite fit in and what it’s like to see the world differently from everyone else. This poem may be one of the most autobiographical works Poe wrote. He truly did see the world differently, much darker and more depressing than others saw it. From the beginning of his life Poe suffered through many hardships. These hardships shaped him into someone who mostly saw the world at its worst and rarely at its best.
The rhyme scheme Elliot uses in this poem depicts the disenchanted and confused mind of the narrator. The poem is written using a non-uniform meter and rhyme. Various stanzas are not of uniform length. This method is probably used to represent the mood and feelings in the verse. Prufrock is feeling confused and overwhelmed by the adversities of life so his thought probably has the same types of characteristics.
Eliot begins prelude one by depicting a dark and wretched society that is dirty and untamed. This poem was written in the years of 1909-1911; the variance of times and society elude an ominous tone for this poem. Eliot gives us a slight visual with his imagery and descriptive verses. He describes to us a world filled with nonsense in a wasteland of time. Ironically, throughout most of the poem, Eliot’s words are nonsense.
Thus, essential to this sonnet as the speaker is directly talking to someone. The meter of each line creates that song-like flow which is upheld through conversation “Whether or not we find what we are seeking” (13). This becomes vital to the poems overall meaning; a conversation expressing loves incapability to last. The overall construction of the sonnet itself, is another way Millay uses to convey her underlined meaning. This poem uses end stops, rather than lines with the enjambed style.
This poem describes to the reader how if they do not have friends, family, and their community to be there to help them in troubles, then they will be unhappy. Maya Angelou uses repetition, figurative language, and includes different examples of different people to convey and illustrate how a person needs someone. In this poem, repetition is continuously used throughout. One of the main characteristics that a reader will recognize about this poem, is that it contains large amounts of repetition with words and phrases. Throughout the poem, Angelou repeats the words "alone" and "nobody" numerous times.
The Taxi, by Amy Lowell, is an Imagist poem that relies heavily on imagery, rather than abstract ideas, to reveal meaning to the reader. The author uses free verse to allow the images and lines to speak for themselves and stand alone as individual lines. By doing so, each line offers its own tone and meaning, which then adds to the overall feel of the poem. Lowell wrote this poem to a love interest, clearly stating the meaning of the poem. She speaks as if the reader is the one being called after.
It is distinguished by its comparison and reference towards physical pain in order to portray the pain associated with emotion. Like many of Dickinson’s other poems, it leaves the reader uncomfortable and lacks closure due to its notable use of dashes. This portrays how she essentially leaves it up to the reader to decide what will result in attempting to deal with and possibly overcome pain. As Dickinson, like every other living human being, has a certain sense of uncertainty in regards to what exists after this death, she makes her uncertainty apparent throughout the poem, especially at its conclusion of “the letting