The poem also uses iamic tetrameter, in order to stress the importance of different syllables of words in the poem. 'Porphyria's Lover' concludes with a rhyming couplet in order to tidy up and close the piece. In conclusion, Browning uses dramatic monologue in 'Porphyria's Lover' and 'My Last Duchess' in order to engage and sustain the interest of the audience. Various factors, such as the state of mind of both characters, use of language (particularly imagery) and the lay out of the poem contributed to the effectiveness of the poems. When studying comparisons and contrasts in the poems, it becomes clear that Browning has used the same methods of aiming to disturb the reader in both 'Porphyria's Lover' and 'My Last Duchess', although different ways in which to alarm the audience are used.
This poem is a poem that Yeats writes when he loses a woman he really loves because of why he loves her. He wrote the poem so that when she (the girl) gets older she will know the mistake she made for leaving a man who loved her for her (Yeats). “But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you and loved the sorrows of your changing face:” (Yeats 1140). He also said in this poem that he would want her to get a since of sadness when she looked at the book. Which made feel like he still loved her but he also wanted her to remember her mistake and feel bad about it.
Just as Thomas Hardy deals with loss in his poems William Butler Yeats likes to play with the idea of change and changelessness. A critic by the name of Richard Ellmann explains that Yeats' poetry deals with opposition of both “the world of change”, and a world of “changelessness”. The idea of change or changelessness is in fact included in each of Yeat’s poems; When You Are Old, The Lake Isle of Innisfree, The Wild Swans at Coole, The Second Coming and Sailing to Byzantium. To begin, When You Are Old by William Butler Yeats discusses the idea of change in life. In this poem Yeats is a bitter man angry about the way his woman would not marry him.
Keats uses articulate wording to exemplify his tone, while using images, figures of speech, symbols, and allegory to illustrate his fear of death. His use of rhythm, sounds, and patters also contribute to his concentration of fear and the effects on his life. As one of the most famous Romantic poets, John Keats utilizes the elements of poetry in “When I Have Fears that I May Cease to Be” to convey his fears and allow the reader to realize how much these fears affect him. John Keats employs word choices and word order to illustrate his contemplative and sympathetic tone. The tone could be interpreted as pessimistic and depressing because the majority of the poem focuses on Keats’ fear of death.
He uses these specific themes to contrast those of his time during war. He questions if life will be able to continue as it was after the harsh bombings in England and the war in Europe. Moreover if the sexes will begin to converse once more and get out of a time where talking wasn't popular as a war was happening right above their heads. His poetry conveys his morals and beliefs with perfection in his work and shows how a famous poet takes on life in the form of a writer.
The title of this chapbook and the first section of the poem, which I believe would be called a strophe, connects the word “missing” with the sense of loss. Yet, there is a specific theme that occurs throughout The Branches, the Axe, the Missing and that would be personal loss and the gain of mankind since the beginning of time. The poet takes on two different types of narratives throughout her book. She is looking at the main patriarchal figures in her life; her father and her ex-husband. The opening lines give direction to her feelings of loss as she refers to “the got-away” as a metaphor of how she views the lost relationship.
Poetry is an art form of expression and emotions through words. It encompasses the writer’s mood and point of view about a certain idea. Two poems that demonstrate the use of emotions in words are “Phenomenal Woman” by Maya Angelou, and “A Dream within a Dream”, by Edgar Allan Poe. Both of these poets are very important in the literary field even though their ways of writing contrast each other. Angelou is a revolutionist who is known around the world for her astounding stories of racism, family, and overcoming adversity.
Byron uses mechanics during the poem to expand the reader’s understanding of the direct emotions he was feeling while writing the poem. Poetry for Students states, in the poem “When We Two Parted,” the poem looks back in time, to when the affair was ended. It also predicts the results of a possible future meeting of the two former lovers (297). A number of the lines in the poem echo the authors love for his previous lover, however there are also numerous mentions of heartache from her leave. Poetry for Students also states, the tone in this stanza and throughout the poem is dark and bleak (297).
Pound successfully uses various techniques in The River-Merchant’s Wife: A Letter to exude the longing and solitude of the speaker. Reader can understand and relate to the poignant emotions of the speaker through the informal structure of the poem, the natural world and several poetic devices. The wife learns the importance of her husband’s existence, and regrets the past moments in which she spent detesting him instead of loving him. It is perhaps too late to express her love for him as it is unknown of when he will be back. The poem urges the reader to reflect back to their life and not to undervalue the important things in their life, even if it is a little thing, as they will possibly lament its absence later.
The Tale of Genji is an examples of this. Throughout the novel the many romances of Genji are described. There is emphasis placed on his relationships and his feelings for those he loved. The poetry used throughout The Tale of Genji are usually either love poems sent back and forth between Genji and his various lovers, or Genji’s personal feelings on his situation. An example of this is when Genji is exiled and Murasaki writes a poem for him: “I would soon give up this unhappy life of mine if that might just stay a little while the farewell now suddenly upon us” (The Tale of Genji, 233).