Modern poetry is significant to everyday life because it dares us to break free from the safe strategies of a discreet mind, enabling us to honor the unknown, both in us and in the world. In poetry, a small amount of words may contain a lot of intensity. Compression allows fewer words to have more power. Poems in its entirety can be just as plenary as stories, because the crucial aspects of the experience are still there. Several simple lines can draw in year’s worth of emotions and sensitivity.
“The Figure a Poem Makes” by Robert Frost talks about his perception of how poem should be view by people. Frost says all poems have their own unique characteristic from one another and always have morals that the readers can benefit from while being entertained. Every poems “begin in delight and end in wisdom (Frost, 630).” Poems make the readers to discover something they previously do not know. Frost also said that poetry cannot be truly understand through purely logic, but the readers can evaluate it through their emotions. The essay also mentions “no tears in the writer, no tears in the reader.
Poetry always has more than one interpretation.This year, however, hearing poetry and writing my own poetry has changed my opinion on poetry. Although I still hate answering questions on the poems I love to listen to poetry and write my own poetry. But, even when you read the poems that I write they are very straightforward and there are usually no other ways to interpret it. I believe my opinions changed partly because I knew that you could listen to poetry, but I never bothered to since I did not like poems. The one day that we were “forced” to listen to poetry, I decided to give the video a shot.
I personally am not a fan of enjambment because I prefer forms – I like order and to know what to expect from a poem. Forms also sound more musical and auditory more appealing. Journal 5: Diction, tone, voice, and imagery differ in poetry from prose because in poetry word choice is much more important due to very limited length of poems. Poets need to place a special connection between them and readers very fast, unlike prose writers who have that ability for a thousand pages. One word chosen wrong in poem – you lose reader’s attention.
Through these strong images and metaphor, Matthew easily avoids clichés in his writing. In his revisions, I would suggest watching the amount of conjunctions used, like “and” which at times are unnecessary and a bit distracting from the imagery in the poem. Matthew’s line breaks are successful in his poems, however, I feel playing with stanzas to add a bit more structure to some of his poems could be beneficial and perhaps help the reader to break down the poem a bit easier when reading. The strongest poem in Matthew’s packet I felt was “Snow 2”. The occasion of the poem is transformation, though the type of transformation is up to the reader.
The flow and rhythm of the words in Solitude etch an image of remembered friendship and lonesomeness into the mind that all might recognize and that most will realize. Wilcox’s rhyme scheme adds a joyful quality to the poem, but also creates a rhythm that suggests the slow measure of time. This image of people counting the hours of their solitude is emphasized in the lines, “But one by one we must all file on” the one by one count also creates a dirge-like effect and puts one in mind of a funeral march. This counting effect appears strongest in every other pair of lines, in which the rhymes are most effective. This suggests the repetitive nature of solitude and sorrow, and the passing of time, and the coming and going of friends.
These two words are an opposite, that’s exactly why she made only these two rhymes. Emphasizing “gone” and “on” shows that good times come a... ... middle of paper ... ...he bad times may strike again. “My daddy has paid the rent and the insurance man is gone and the lights is back on” (Clifton lines 1-3). There was once a low point for this family but the child realizes that these times won’t last so it’s important to take advantage of them while they do. With Lucille Clifton's specific use of diction, structure and symbolism, Lucille uses her remarkable skills to create poem that lets the reader know good times don’t last forever.
She knows when to agree (when she agrees), and when to disagree (when she disagrees); my father knows what seems morally sound, and contests, recoils from, or blocks out all other noise. My mother may sit silently reading, while the rest of the family roils around her, while my father tries to keep order with a wounded look of dismay. My mother will prattle on about gardening or coupon codes or recipes she hopes I’ll try, or books I’ll later love, while I’m trying to sit quietly and read. I wish I didn’t snap at her. Impressive value and power belongs to those who have feet in both writing and some esoteric field, such as astronomy, computer programming, medicine, ecology.
Exclamation marks and a clever rhyming scheme helps to create a silly sing- song poem, justifying that losing things mentally and physically has no shame. In this villanelle the rhyme scheme employed is A-B-A, with continual repetition of the words “master” and “ disaster", reinforcing the universal point that: The art of losing isn’t hard to master so many things seem filled with the intent to be lost that their loss is no disaster. ( lines 1-3) Stating “Write It” ( line 19) , “ And Look!” ( line 10) are climactic points in which the speaker wishes to believe herself, that losing really is no disaster, so she must see it, and write it. In the beginning, the poem seems bubbly and unremorseful but as it develops, the speaker shows her real passion for something lost, “.
“We knew he’d begun” (Guest, 12) is a line containing a common “e” sound, which helps emphasize the importance of listening to one’s personal decisions. Next, lines with internal rhyme, such as “with a lift of his chin and a bit of a grin”, contain intertwined consonance to draw attention to the meaning of the entire line. The reoccurring “n” sound puts prominence on the cheerful spirit that the character maintains after experiencing a lack of support. Another example of consonance is in the line “it couldn’t be done”. This common “t” sound appears in the title and many lines throughout the poem to show the little impact that these diminishing words had on the main character.