The three rules when you use the semi-colon are to: 1) only use it to separate two or more independent clauses. 2) Those two independent clauses must have a clear and obvious relationship. 3) It is rarely used - ± 2-3 types per page. Also, note that when you make use of a conjunctive adverb, you must follow it with a comma. The third sentence type is a complex sentence, defined as one or more dependent clause(s) plus only one independent clause.
The poem “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” by William Wordsworth is about the poet’s mental journey in nature where he remembers the daffodils that give him joy when he is lonely and bored. The poet is overwhelmed by nature’s beauty where he thought of it while lying alone on his couch. The poem shows the relationship between nature and the poet, and how nature’s motion and beauty influences the poet’s feelings and behaviors for the good. Moreover, the process that the speaker goes through is recollected that shows that he isolated from society, and is mentally in nature while he is physically lying on his couch. Therefore, William Wordsworth uses figurative language and syntax and form throughout the poem to express to the readers the peace and beauty of nature, and to symbolize the adventures that occurred in his mental journey.
The last line, "The squat pen rests. I'll dig with it." shows that in the country, it is often expected that people like Heaney will follow in their father's footsteps, but Heaney is seen here to choose to be a writer. The image of Heaney digging out his memories with pen are very effective because the reader can visualise the likeness between poetry and farming. Heaney uses alliterative language to go back to the roots of time and human
The Pastoral Ideal in Thomas Gray's Elegy (Eulogy) Written in a Country Churchyard Thomas Gray’s "Elegy Wrote in a Country Churchyard" portrays the pastoral ideal through many different images. The traditional pastoral notion of idyllic life changes in this poem to form a connection with people themselves. The speaker of this poem creates a process by which laborers come to symbolize the perfection of the pastoral through their daily toils. These people come to represent the ideal form of pastoral life. In this poem, however, Gray consigns these people and their lifestyle to darkness and death in order to save them from a world whose changing ideals support their idyllic lifestyle.
Sharing the sights they see through the mere images of his mind. Finally, the third s... ... middle of paper ... ... life and weaving them into profound poetry. All too often, we overlook our surroundings. Wishing we were a part of something perceived to be greater. Coleridge expressed to his dear friend Charles, to open his eyes to the beauty of nature.
He would set the wing and fit the bright steel – pointed sock’. In the poem, Heaney looks up to his father in a physical sense, because he is so much smaller than his father, but he also looks up to him in a metaphorical sense. This is made clear by the poet’s careful choice of words. An example of this is in the lines, ‘His eye narrowed and angled at the ground, mapping the furrows exactly.’ These words effectively suggests his father’s skill and precision. We are also told that young Heaney ‘stumbled in his hob – nailed wake,’ which brings to our mind a picture of the ploughman’s heavy boots, the carefully ploughed furrow and the child’s clumsy enthusiasm.
The only part of the poem that is different from this format is found in the last two lines of the poem, when the third line and fourth line are the same. Each line is iambic which each has four stressed syllables and the words flow very well with each other throughout the poem. However, after re-reading the poem a few times, a reader might begin to sense that a much deeper and more complex meaning emerges through those seemingly simple words. And it true that although very simple and easy to read, this type of poem is one of the more difficult forms to achieve by an author. The meaning in this poem is much like the “deep, dark, lovely woods” Frost describes in the poem.
He implicated nature with human actions and feelings, bringing the daffodils, the waves and other aspects of nature to life. “The emphasis on the happiness of the daffodils and their large number serves to point up sharply the isolation and dispiritedness of the speaker,” as Robert DiYanni quoted. The various words together with the other elements that William Wordsworth constructed in the poem not only reflected joy, but also nature’s harmony with human beings and their coexistence on earth. Bibliography: DiYanni, Robert. Literature: Reading fiction, Poetry, and Drama.
Then there is form, “images and symbolism, as the overall structure or shape of a work which frequently an established design.” (Meyer 1591). Williams uses images, symbolism and form to catch ones attention, tell a simple story, and tell a greater story behind it all. From taking a look at the poem without even reading it, a reader can see there is a certain form. The poem is, “organized into a single sentence divided into four clauses.” (Youngberge 152). What caught my eye was that the stanzas are a total of four words.
And there is a difference. The first stanza is abstract, calling upon the reader to agree to the notion that something depends on... ... middle of paper ... ...ores (involving the red wheelbarrow, perhaps)? In the back room, looking out the window? In any case, the scene we look at is framed and self-contained by the structure of the poem, and all the sensory information of the objects we look at comes through that frame, opens up through that frame. Perhaps the real "dependency" in this poem is not that the speaker of the poem depends on the wheelbarrow as a farmer depends on his tools, although that is certainly part of it.