In addition, alliteration is revealed by the repetitive ‘s’ sound in the words ‘press’, ‘against’ and ‘its’ because they carry a buzzing sound when they are pronounced. The beehive is a representati... ... middle of paper ... ...ing it with a hose / to find out what it really means” (15-16). The stanza reveals how some readers desperately try to make something make sense in poetry, instead of listening and enjoying the distinctive meanings each poem portrays whether it is significant or not. The title, “Introduction to Poetry,” is a representation of a lesson that Billy Collins presented in the poem, attempting to teach his readers how to, not only read poetry, but enjoy it as well. He wants his readers to begin to explore, dissect, and have an adventure with poetry because a poem is meant to be read with enjoyment and to engross his readers into many poetic journeys poetry continues to divulge.
“The Shadow on the Stone” forms a relationship with the reader, despite wielding fairly simple poetic structure, by stimulating several unifying characteristics which thread many readers together such as; hardship, regret, and loss. Hardy appears deliberate in constructing this poem in a consistent manner. The lines are all placed in the same staggered fashion in all three stanzas. This method is compelling due to the fact that he may be attempting to stress the constant variation of life through the structure of the poem. The persona of the poem certainly tastes a wide variety of emotions, yet these emotions that are inevitably going to reoccur in the natural course of lifetime.
Lowell uses many poetic devices to bring his poem to life; Lowell uses onomatopoeia and extreme juxtapositions to enhance his poem. He also uses symbolism and irony to convey his ideas and emotions. Robert Lowell likewise uses irony and sarcasm to enrich his poetry. One of the most distinctive characteristics of the poem is the way the reader experiences Robert Lowell's personal journey. At the end of the poem Lowell shocks readers with the reference to his mother, whose corpse is "wrapped like panetone in Italian tinfoil".
Eliot’s support of metaphysical poets, he pointed out that, “Our civilization comprehends great variety and comple... ... middle of paper ... ...ecurrent and startling as those of phrasing. Donne experiments with rhythmical effect a he does with conceits and words. The thought in his poetry is not the primary concern but the feeling. It is this very feeling , a delight in his conceits, and a new understanding of what the conceit is expressing and teaching, that he successfully imparts in his readers. The central theme of his poetry is his own intense personal dispositions, as a lover, a friend, a psychoanalyst of his own experiences, worldly and religious.
Eliot explains in his poem “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” these ideas are expressed as metaphors comparing his life to his surroundings and asking the reader to take a trip into his bizarre life. Also included in the poem “We Wear The Mask” by Paul Laurence Dunbar we get the sense that wearing a mask only covers up so much. Lyrical expression is shown in both poems that gives the reader the idea that a mask is more than just a facial cover up. Both poems have different themes but covers what wearing a mask truly means. The themes shown in the poems are suffering, appearances, race , and lies.
In Walt Whitman's pastoral elegy, "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd", he successfully depicts how nature and citizens mourn Abraham Lincoln's death after his assassination in 1865. He flawlessly incorporates numerous poetic devices and methodically places them throughout his literary work. One of the poetic devices that he continues to use is parallelism. Walt Whitman's inclusion of parallelism contributes to the successful style of the poem by adding to the lyrical flow, creating emphasis, and introducing descriptive details. Whitman believes that poetry should be expressed through speaking instead of writing; therefore, he frequently uses parallelism to integrate a melodious and musical quality that ultimately adds to the speaking power of the poem.
The two friends compared and edited their poems, and Sassoon introduced Wilfred Owen to some publishers. Whilst he was in Craiglockhart he wrote such poems as "Dulce et Decorem Est" and "Anthem for Doomed Youth." He used his poems as a cathartic experience to help him forget and overcome his experiences on the battlefield. Through a detailed examination of the poems Dulce et Decorem Est,Disabled and Anthem for Doomed Youth with reference to other poems by Wilfred Owen, it can be seen that, although he uses different political forms, styles, and devices, and he addresses his readers from different authorial stances, evoking feelings from great anger and bitterness to terrible sadness; the end result is always the same: he shows the pity of war. Dulce et Decorem Est was written by Wilfred Owen whilst he was having treatment at Craiglockhart, it is one of his most famous poems.
A poet whose works I thoroughly enjoy is E.E Cummings. When I read poetry, a large amount of my enjoyment is deciphering the meaning or themes behind a poem. Poetry by Cummings takes this a step further from other poets by having almost a lack of a distinct style. Cummings takes many steps away from the traditional form of poetry with his obscure and bold experimentation in his poems. This drift from orthodox methods is evident with his unique spelling, grammar, use of punctuation, and his form and structure of his poetry.
"His customary evasions of logical and thematic closure allow his poetry to register cultural nuances and patterns that…more overt narrative or thematic intent might overlook" (Miller 3). John Ashbery's poetry, through the use of unique techniques that evade traditional poetry writing, allow said nuances to be discovered. His writing is a cluster of ideas shoved into a page too small to fit all the words. The patterns created in his writing may seem random and chaotic, but each line is a whisper of a bigger truth; his truth. John Ashbery is a post-modernism writer who incorporates into his writing elements of the Romantic era while giving it his own twist to discuss larger issues such as life itself, and the elements of life.
Paradox is inclusive of irony and this existence of opposites or contraries is part of poetry. The bringing together of these opposites is important to the meaning of the poem. Many paradoxes prove to ... ... middle of paper ... .... Billy Collins employs a lot of irony and paradox in his poetry. The reader, therefore, must pay close attention to what is being said and what the words actually mean. Poetry involves deep thinking in more than just word analysis.