I have learned that I find the traditional style of poetry, although more challenging, much more pleasurable to read. I think it shows true intellect. I think that what I find truly remarkable is the ability of a traditional poet to take such rough subject and mannerist and turn it into something graceful and appealing. Anyone can string together words and call it a poem, but a true poet can string together those same words in such a form that they can astound you.
His perception upon different situations shows his disbelief in ghosts, “I left the door wide open… and then I shut them in”. The phrasing of this suggests that they (the old people) are in more danger than he is. From the beginning of The Tell Tale Heart, imagery is used to give a striking impact on the reader. The title uses personification upon the object of a heart which contrasts and holds the reader in an eerie suspense. Poe uses a number of gothic symbols to represent small things throughout the story meanwhile portraying the idea of death.
He was a dark poet who also added romance in his stories, while managing to be the captive of his stories and his fantasies too. In Poe’s stories, he began with the art of romance to truth, or just beauty. The drama of his story’s’ settings in the drama of a spectator because he greated and imagined that setting, but that isn’t all Poe could do. Secondly, Edgar Allan Poe’s influence on detective stories made him one of the most amazing authors known today. Eliot proclaims, “As for the prose, it is recognized that Poe’s tales had great influence upon some types of popular fiction” (Eliot 24).
Seamus Heaney, the poet with extravagant creativity and strong emotional authority over his poems has designed two effective long poems, 'Digging' and 'Punishment'. While both the poems deal with fairly different issues, they do have some strong mutual connections which make engross readers into the dealings described in the poems. Both topics deal with great emotional holds and a bit of melancholy, 'Punishment' more so than 'Digging'. In the poems, the poet recollects past events and relates them greatly to the present activities. These are to be broadly discussed in the later parts of this piece, how the past has been adhered to the present and how this is affecting recent events.
Many of the lyrics deliberately and often outrageously play with literary conventions or sources and by doing so; reflect an aspiring poet's intellect to an equally sophisticated audience. A concern is that of playful exaggeration and shrinking that exposes a clear pattern of perception of social values. (Hannaford) The need to expand and reduce ideas as well as objects is a mode of poetic activity that can offer a vision of self as limited, excising in opposition to larger, external forces, and social perceptions. `Rapture" was a manuscript circulated widely and earned Carew the sobriquet (The Oracl... ... middle of paper ... ... by it. At the end of the poem Carew symbolizes her honor in political terms, tyrant, usurper; He asks how one can do what is proper when one's culture insists with equal vehemence on 2 incompatible types of behaviors, the erotic and the Christian.
Ghost story's challenges us to see how much of the paranormal we can take onboard and because it is a story they can always back away from it if it gets too unnerving. I have read "Wish Master", in which a demon awakes from an ancient pot that is destroyed in a robbery in a museum. Then the demon goes around asking people for their wishes and he always does something opposite to fulfil the wish. Ghost stories always seem to be set in lonely or isolated places. The language writers use to describe settings in ghost stories are usually quite unpredictable because there is a lot of descriptive use of imagery to paint a specific kind of picture for the reader.
Two sonnets that can represent both authors’ attitudes on love are Wyatt’s “The Long Love” and Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 130”. While some similarities between “Sonnet 130” and “The Long Love” are evident, the differences are striking. Both sonnets offering wonderful examples on what two brilliant minds think of the overdone and universal theme of love. The quote: “The long love that in my thought doth harbor”, not only includes the title of the sonnet within the first line it also sets the tone for Sir Thomas Wyatt’s romantic and Petrarchan sonnet. From this line the reader right away gets a yearning feeling, an almost sad and melancholy feeling, because of the word long.
A Prayer for Owen Meany Essay Symbolism and irony are often used by authors to enhance the depth and captivate the reader into thinking deeper about the book. In A Prayer for Owen Meany, John Irving utilizes both of these literary devices to make the book more interesting and profound. Using symbolism, Irving can represent one significant idea or theme in the story with an item or person, while irony is a paradoxical occurrence that adds profundity to the work. Irving’s use of irony with one of the main characters, Owen Meany, and his use of the symbolic name Hester to relate a similar situation to the famous novel, The Scarlet Letter, are significant literary devices that make the plot more philosophical. Owen’s irony juxtaposes his religious beliefs against his nonreligious upbringing, while the use of the name Hester alludes many of The Scarlet Letter’s themes to A Prayer for Owen Meany.
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.
For example, in Doone’s poem, the author used words such as “weak” and “untrue” (989). Bradstreet also used this technique by using the word “love” (963). And finally, Frost’s word choice was cleverly utilized with using “desire” and “hate” (1009). These are also considered examples of figurative speech in that they use simile or metaphor in describing the subject (Charters 795). I feel by taking advantage of some of these techniques, I can make my essays more interesting for readers.