Throughout her poetry especially in these three poems Emily Dickenson used many different elements of poetry to express her thoughts. The two elements of poetry that will be mention in this essay are imagery, theme, and symbolism. In both poems I Like a Look of Agony, and I Measure Every Grief I Meet there is a theme of grief. In I Like a Look of Agony line 1-2 states “I like a look of Agony,/ Because I know it’s true-” This quote express how much Emily Dickson values the truth that is express on people’s face’s when they are faced with grief. To Dickson people pretended to be something that they are not many times.
The use of many different devices such as sound, repetition, and metaphors, all help to develop the theme of the poem. Perhaps the best way for the reader to uncover the meaning of the poem at hand is to have a glance into the world of the poet. Emily Dickinson lived alone (emotionally) in a world she filled with her poetry and letters. Dickinson rejected her upbringing and religious background which, in turn, acted to sever her ties with the other people in her society. Much of her poetry served her as a type of therapy in which she could record and sort her thoughts and feelings.
The disappointment the speaker is experiencing is conveyed when he says, “I thought that love would last fo... ... middle of paper ... ...ing a cherished loved one, that life is no longer worth anything. To the contrary, “Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep” is inspiring and gives hope to the reader that death is not final. Many people think that although the physical body dies, that the spirit or soul of the dearly departed lives on and obviously Frye believes this, as well. Similar to Frye, I believe that when the physical body dies, the spirit lives on. Her poem brings a sense of comfort and hope, as opposed to Auden’s poem that leaves the reader with a sense of loss and despair.
Plath shows through her repetition that death has a lasting impact on those left behind. Her yearning and despise for her father is felt through pain in the vivid imagery. This loss is transported to other relationships “I made a model of you, a man in black... ... middle of paper ... ...r towards something more sinister. Here the woman is given the status of wife by society but is unable to exercise it within herself, rendering her without a personal identity. Through their poems Plath and Frost have given the reader an insight into the feelings of loss.
“Poet Billy Collins has said of her work, “Julie Sheehan possesses a range of tones- tender, sassy, quietly observant, deeply cutting” (www.poetryfoundation.com). In an interview with Julie Sheehan, the interviewee h... ... middle of paper ... ...ng hate with love she wrote and amazing love poem that is extremely passionate and deep. This poem shows how every word in a poem is essential to how it is received by the audience. Works Cited Griffith, Kelley. "Chapter 3 Tone."
by Thomas Hardy, all show how they handle absence, or something missing, by a loved one, a sign of hope, or the knowledge that people remember the speaker. Emily Bronte in Remembrance is worried about forgetting and moving on without her love. I could easily say that everyone loses someone, so listen up. I have a better intention. Read this poem if you want to get over a bad breakup or a bad loss.
The uninterrupted feeling of regret and confusion is carried throughout the poem to reminisce the loss of the author’s wife. Hardy is lovesick and feels remorse for the way his relationship turned out with his departed wife. His uncertainty of what seemed to be nothing more than calf loves between him and his wife manifests itself into his latter depression. The use of alliteration, repetition, rhetorical questions and slow methodical rhythms throughout the poem show qualities of sadness used by the poet to convey the persistence of his memories in which he cannot break free. Through the use of alliteration and repetition, we are able to understand Hardy’s well being.
Pound successfully uses various techniques in The River-Merchant’s Wife: A Letter to exude the longing and solitude of the speaker. Reader can understand and relate to the poignant emotions of the speaker through the informal structure of the poem, the natural world and several poetic devices. The wife learns the importance of her husband’s existence, and regrets the past moments in which she spent detesting him instead of loving him. It is perhaps too late to express her love for him as it is unknown of when he will be back. The poem urges the reader to reflect back to their life and not to undervalue the important things in their life, even if it is a little thing, as they will possibly lament its absence later.
The Effects of Pain on the Mind and Body Elements of pain and despair are evident in many works of Emily Dickinson, and are present in her poem, "After Great Pain, A Formal Feeling Comes-." Dickinson's simple language draws rich meaning from the use of common words. She uses words associated with the body, with nature, with the mind, as well with physical death, to shape and articulate its sensation and significance. She approached her poetry inductively, combining words to arrive at a conclusion that the pattern of the words suggested. Dickinson's theme of the experience of pain and grief in this poem are developed through her subtle use of such elements of poetry as diction, personification, metaphor, and simile.
The Struggle Is Real Maya Angelou This research is that of the life struggle of Maya Angelou. Through many poems she set the tone where through the readers eye her life struggle can be seen. She has three defined poems in particular, of similar theme, that deal directly with specific elements of her past. The poems to be interpreted are “A Plagued Journey”, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" and “The Detached”. Maya work strikes home with many because of reading her biography and knowing why her poetry is so dark and vivid.