Elizabeth Bishop’s “One Art” is a retrospective contemplation on how it should be easy to deal with losses. The poem is structured as a villanelle and, as such, has a refrain. The refrain does not change structurally but, it’s meaning changes as the poem progresses. Bishop achieved this mainly through the evolution of imagery in the villanelle which moves from superficial objects to references of places and people that are deeply personal to the speaker. The speaker’s break in her confident façade in the final stanza also contributes to the change in the refrain’s meaning as it reveals how the speaker is not so unaffected by losses.
Emily Dickinson is a well know author of poetry that is known for her ability to pull the readers in and create a world within her poetry. In the poem “Because I could not stop for death” she is able to create a clear and crisp image for the audience that makes it very clear what is going on. Even after only one read through it can be easy to pick up on over 50% of her imagery and metaphors, which is not always the easiest to do with poetry since the writers are usually limited to smaller amounts of dialogue for the audience to infer from. This is also abundantly clear after reading another poem of hers called “Success is counted Sweetest”, where she creates the clear image of a solider who was wounded in battle that his side ultimately won.
By making the narrator a character, authors are able to quickly engage the reader and intensify the emotionality of the story or poem. They do not always, however, use this tactic to accomplish the same objective. Still, authors of short stories and poems usually achieve similar goals when using similar devices. Writers of the two genres also frequently take advantage of the use of symbolism and metaphor. These literary devices allow the authors to create works that deliver more than one meaning or message while only stating one thing.
Internal rhyme is included in many lines of the poem to create fluidity and sound pleasing to an audience. The poem is composed of a qualitative iambic meter, giving the syllables a sound of da DUM. A pleasing flow is observed through the fairly consistent line length and line syllable number. The lines throughout the poem end in both stressed and unstressed syllables, referencing the battle between discouragement and
The term “anaphora”, by definition, is the repetition of the same word or phrase throughout a work or section of work (Longman 1435.) The anaphora can aid in the overall repetition or rhythm of a poem. It is evident that the repetition or rhythm of a poem effects the emotions of the reader. Since an underlying goal of poetry is to convey a message in a small amount of words, rhythm adds to the intangible volume of the poem. It is amazing the amount of meaning that a talented poet can compact inside of a single line or stanza in a poem.
It’s easy to compare two great poets of the late 19th Century. Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman were both authors and had a unique writing style. Although the two have some of the same views on things, their writing styles were drastically different. When put plainly, Whitman likes to use free verse, while Dickinson on the other hand prefers regular rhymes, and complex slants. Dickinson’s poems are also considerably shorter in contrast to Whitman’s.
Looking forward in my writings I do not see myself using rhyme very much in my writings. Poets also have alliteration and assonance at their disposal. I have known about a... ... middle of paper ... ...mpact form is amazing. How poets must see the written language is intriguing. Unlike many modern song lyrics that only worry about rhyme and rhythm, a true poet can take these elements and inject meaning into it.
“’Hope’ is the thing with feathers-“ by Emily Dickinson, “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost, and “Perhaps the World Ends Here” by Joy Harjo, are all poems that use symbols to represent their intended meaning. Each poem also uses literary devices to add some spice and interest to the poem. Symbols and literary devices are both used to represent the themes present in each poem. The biographical information of each author strongly influences the style in which they write and the themes of their poems. Many poets use symbols to create illusions and to give the reader an object to make the concept easier to understand.
“Poetry might be defined as the clear expression of mixed feelings.” (Auden) This is a very good point because poetry is something that seems to be very clear, until you get to feelings and everyone has different feelings. Poetry is something that can be written in a lot of different ways, in fact there is even poetry about how to write poetry. Archibald MacLeish and Marianne Moore all manage to tie in how poetry is supposed to work in their own poetry. They both do have conflict in some of their ideas in how to write poetry and some ideas are the same. Marianne Moore, and Archibald MacLeish share the same love and passion for poetry but have different opinions on how they should be different.
For a start, there is a surplus of rhymes in "Antigonish". This is evident at the end of line 3 and 4 in the second stanza, the two words, "hall '" and "all," rhyme. Furthermore, there are more rhymes in the poem and most if not all are the rhyming of end sounds. The author of "Antigonish" used more simple poetic devices to set the mood and enhance the reading experience of the poem. When the poem is compared to "The Raven", the vocabulary of "Antigonish" is much simpler and overall, it is easier to understand.