The lengths of the stanzas alone are of great help i... ... middle of paper ... ... varies more. This also contributes to the overall tone of the poem. When reading I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud, the readers can easily grasp a sense of happiness, because the sentences, which are neatly written, are more music like and are pleasant to read. However, when reading The Solitary Reaper, with the varying of the lengths of the lines, the readers? feeling cannot help being ?varied?
In Regina Barreca’s Poem, “Nighttime Fires”, she uses many elements of poetry to help portray the theme of the poem. Poetry is all about the way it is written. Poetry is short, so it tends to be much more complex than a novel. Poetry uses many elements to help the reader fully understand what the poet’s overall goal is. It is easy for the reader’s to enjoy this poem because it is easy to understand, and it can paint a great picture in the readers mind about the poem, using such elements.
I usually read to gather information and poetry is on the other end of the spectrum. Fredrick Gruber sums this up, “Poetry tends to give general truths while history gives particular facts.” (Gruber) Having said all of this though, I did see a couple of things that I could apply to my own writing. I will first start off with some elements of poetry that I don’t see myself applying. First I will talk about rhyming. This is one of the first things people think about when they think about poetry.
The term “anaphora”, by definition, is the repetition of the same word or phrase throughout a work or section of work (Longman 1435.) The anaphora can aid in the overall repetition or rhythm of a poem. It is evident that the repetition or rhythm of a poem effects the emotions of the reader. Since an underlying goal of poetry is to convey a message in a small amount of words, rhythm adds to the intangible volume of the poem. It is amazing the amount of meaning that a talented poet can compact inside of a single line or stanza in a poem.
Poetry, like any other piece of literature, is written to express certain emotion,feeling or idea as desired by the author. Without a defined format, poems come in all sorts of variations, each with it’s own sound,smell, and taste. The most successful poems masterfully give readers the Ah Ha! experience and invoke in them incomprehensible emotions that render them vulnerable to the poets message. William Shakespeare’ s Sonnet 18 and Sylvia Plath’s Metaphors adequately contain imagery,lineation,and tone to shape the meaning and allow the rest to the readers perception.However, no matter how elegant the poem may be structured the poem is nothing without the readers interpretation.
T.S. Eliot once said “Poetry is not turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things.” The thing that makes poetry so meaningful is the fact that it involves all of life, every worry, every aspiration, and every feeling. If something has some immense significance to a person’s existence, then it has an immense significance in poetry as well. Modern poetry is significant to everyday life because it dares us to break free from the safe strategies of a discreet mind, enabling us to honor the unknown, both in us and in the world.
The second step is to choose a tone or attitude toward the subject you are writing about. The final step is to add imagery, figures of speech, and sounds to enhance your poem. In conclusion, poetry is a beautiful and fun way for one to express their feelings and get a point across. Poetry also allows someone to be clear and free and to put their emotions, thoughts, and dreams on paper with pride.
Even though, I wasn 't able to obtain many critiques from my peers, I was more inspired by their writing techniques and how they expressed themselves. Additionally, some of the books poem were able to guide me in choosing the format of my poem and after some analysis of different poems, I was able to understand the backbone of poetry. For instance, Kim Addonizio 's poem, " For You", helped me in the occasional poem writing process. In other words, it helped me in the understanding of the use of vivid images. Some of the aspects that I found difficult were coming up with a original idea and avoid using cliché.
Analysis of Countee Cullens Yet Do I Marvel Poetry is often meant to be smooth, flowing, pleasing to the ear and the mind. To achieve this effect, many poets use different poetic techniques to help convey the meanings of their poetry. In the sonnet, 'Yet Do I Marvel' written by Countee Cullen, many different features of poetry is used. In this essay, I will discuss the relationship between the meanings and the theme Cullen tries to convey in his sonnet and the techniques of metaphors, both religious and non-religious, allusions to Greek mythology, different rhyme schemes and repetition that he uses. In his sonnet, Cullen uses strong themes of religious metaphors while adding many non-religious metaphors at the same time.
In reading his poetry I have gained a new found adoration and insight to the world of poetry. Reading deeper into the use of certain words and images has demonstrated that each word is as important as the previous, or next in this establishment of arousing ones senses. The world of sense has truly been evoked throughout Keats masterpieces.