Although it may appear pointless at first, there is a reasoning behind the structure and stylistic tendencies; “Edge” conveys a very dark and a very bleak tone throughout its entirety. This can be shown through some very subtle, and some rather obvious events throughout the poem.
Therefore the tone for this poem is helplessness, tragedy, anger, hurt, sorrow, sadness, etc. Finally, even though these poems have the same theme what makes them different from one another is the choices of words they use, the feelings they introduce, as well as how they introduce them. All poems have a unique way of letting the readers see how they are expressing themselves or what they are writing about.
Understanding irony and paradox in poetry can help readers gain a new insight into not only the face value of poetry, but a deeper meaning as well. Poetry requires a reader to look below the surface of the words presented by the author. Paradox is essential to the structure and being of a poem when it is used. It is a statement that appears impossible at first, but actually makes sense. The value of paradox is its shock value.
Although it may appear pointless at first, there is a reasoning behind the structure and stylistic tendencies; “Edge” conveys a very dark and a very bleak tone throughout its entirety. Tone can be shown through some very subtle, and some rather obvious events throughout the poem. The
On the other hand, these three pieces of poetry are alike in many ways. The analysis of each poem in regards to the theme presented, tone being communicated, imagery used, and the rhyme scheme employed, exposes the coexistence of similarities and differences between the three poems. The themes between the poems are very similar, if not identical. The floating sense of guilt by the speaker is overwhelming in each of these poems. In “The Mother,” the speaker is the mother herself, who has authorized the rem... ... middle of paper ... ...s that of the internal struggles the speaker has and the understanding of those struggles by the audience.
Past events play integral parts in both the poems and help continue to express the ideas intended by the poet. Title is probably the most important aspect of a poem or story other than the author's identity. It's the title that attracts the normal readers to check out a certain poem, considering the reader is not familiar with the author's stand in the world of poetry and writing. 'Digging' is probably the most suitable and logical title of the poem. But is the... ... middle of paper ... ...'s had to receive and by observing those events through his eyes he can feel the sufferings of those women in his mind.
I find this to be one of her most difficult poems to decode. However, I find the images fascinating and the last stanza very confusing but intriguing. What I first thought the poem was about and what I finally came to a conclusion on are two completely different thoughts. Through answering questions on the poem’s literary elements, thorough analysis of the words, and rewriting the poem in my own words, I came to the conclusion that the poem is about a person who was taken on a journey with someone who saw something in her that was unrealized by anyone else, and the narrator clung to that person through their time together. First, I will take apart the poem in terms of its use of literary elements.
When one reads Emily Dickinson, one is expecting a piece of writing which is full of dread and discontent in the world. This is why at first glance poem number 569, or "I reckon- When I count at all-" one instantly feels taken aback by the apparent positive imagery that is found within the writing. However upon close reading one makes a realization that the poem is just as dark as her other pieces, if not even more upsetting. Although the beginning of the poem implies the idea of poets being creators, the last stanza undermines this idea and instead portrays the image of a poet questioning if it is possible that they are unintentionally filling the minds of their readers with false hopes and ideas about the Heavens and beauty, rather than being truthful with them; leading the masses to a false sense of security in God and the Heavens through the use of their artistic language; making this image the most important one in the poem. First, one cannot deny the apparent positive imagery that Dickinson is portraying in the first few stanzas of 569.
The true nature of it is elusive and needs subtler net to catch the variations. Thus a detailed stylistic study of Ezekiel's poems reveals interesting features of his poetic language and style. Style is "a characteristic way of deploying the transformational apparatus of a language." An author's stylistic preferences are highly significant because, as Ohmann points out, they "reflect cognitive
With the nature of language barriers, it proves close to impossible to transpose a poem accurately into another language while maintaining the intended meaning of the author. However, comparing and contrasting different translations allows scholars to look deeper into a piece of literature and to more accurately surmise the initial concepts of the original author.