Many people relate this poem to Walt’s feelings towards Abraham Lincoln. He was a father figure to the country when the country was going through a hard time by attempting to abolish slavery. They were finally reaching the end of the fight and were so close to having it over and suddenly the healthy Abraham Lincoln drops dead due to being shot. It was unexpected and it shook the nation. This poem is considered an elegy, also known as a mourning poem.
Our fearful trip is done” (Whitman 945). This translates to, o Lincoln, my Lincoln, our civil war is done. The reading starts off as celebration but tragically ends in his death. A victory was gained but at a price, the death of Lincoln. All three stanzas begi... ... middle of paper ... ...r you the flag is flung…..” what’s happening in these two lines is that the man still can’t believe that the “Captain” is dead so he tries nudging him to get up.
“Once upon a midnight dreary while I pondered weak and weary”: one of the most famous, well-known lines of poetry. But why are readers so drawn in by this line? And who is the man behind the creation of this piece of art? Edgar Allan Poe. Poe’s literary works have been worldly recognized for their ability to draw in the reader and invoke dark emotions within each reader.
Using a sonnet form brings much meaning and expectation to the words in a poem. With “Sonnet 65,” the structure shows progression of the emotions and ideas about beauty versus time through the quatrains and closes with a couplet announcing the dilemma to the problem. Many sonnets also contain a metapoetic level because the authors know the power of language and they choose to write about that power of writing. “Sonnet 65” is a perfect example of words that adhere to conventional sonnet form to produce meanings on multiple levels in poetry.
In my opinion, to me a great poet is someone who writes a poem which affects many generations of readers, makes you think about what they have written, allows you to be able to visualise the words you’re reading and is able to make you get lost in the words. When I think of a ‘great’ poet, the first person who pops into my mind is Emily Dickinson. Over her life as a poet, Dickinson developed through phases, writing about different things as she passed through each one. She also used unique mechanisms in her writing such as dashes and capital letters. Dickinson was also renowned for her ideas and the concept of belonging, with her work being based on themes such as immortality, alienation and communication as significant events in her life affected the way she wrote and viewed the world.
He was a true scholar who put plenty of intellectual, yet eerie plots into all of his writings, which made him a fan favorite. He is so easily recognized by people by the creepy feeling you get when reading some of his poetry. Poe is easily a memorable poet in American history because of is intriguing life story, unforgettable death, mysterious work of literature “The Raven,” and his influence on the modern world of arts. To begin, Edgar Allan Poe had an interesting life that had several key events that inspired him to create the works of art he did. Poe was born and raised by his biological parents for only a short period of time until he was adopted by a childless couple.
An exceptional poem can move the reader to a new consciousness. It becomes more than words pieced together to make a rhyme, and evokes true emotion that is palpable. One of the most influential authors that contributed to this experience was Edgar Allan Poe. His work is almost immediately recognizable due to his common motif that is both melancholy and mysterious. Much of his writing concerns love and loss, such as in his poem “Annabel Lee.” The essence of this work is endless love and the death of a beautiful young girl.
The capitalization of the word “captain” portrays to the reader the importance of this figure to the speaker. Lines three through four maintain the joyous atmosphere as the excitement of the people at the harbor is illustrated upon the returning of the ship. This description is relevant to the excitement of the civilians as his or her loved ones returned home after the Civil War. The stanza ends in a tone opposite of that in which it began when the speaker states, “O the bleeding drops of red, / Where on the deck my Captain lies, / Fallen cold and dead” (lines 6-8). This is the first of many times that the death of the Captain, w... ... middle of paper ... ...se of repetition places emphasis on the fact that the captain is really dead.
In 1761 the year James Otis made his famous speech to Revere it would be know as the year that he fought his cousin Francis husband. The reasons why these two young men fought are not known but are probably logical considering that Revere was not the brawling type. All the while Revere is still making silver. Smallpox strikes the Reveres household as well as the rest of Boston. Paul Revere loved his children and couldn’t bear the fact of losing... ... middle of paper ... ... it is Reveres duty to identify dead bodies, on of which is his friend from the masons, Joseph Warren.
Baca indicate in his memoir, “ I might have lost the respect of my peers, but I was feeling a sense of my own worth that I had never felt before. I knew I was no longer a twenty-two-year cold illiterate brown man” (168). Baca, how his strategies of overcoming his difficulties. He endeavors to show his readers that he challenged himself and works hard to be a literate person. Therefore, he becomes a well-known poet.