Forgetfulness can be seen in many different lights; it can be seen a bad thing, or a good thing. In the poem “Forgetfulness” by Hart Crane, the speaker utilizes similes and metaphors to convey ideas about forgetfulness in order to develop the theme; in the poem by Billy Collins with the same name, the speaker utilizes personification and irony to convey ideas about forgetfulness to develop the theme. In the poem “Forgetfulness” by Hart Crane, the speaker uses similes and metaphors to convey ideas about forgetfulness to develop the theme. The speaker uses these literary devices to convey his ideas about the theme: Forgetfulness is being lost, and having no idea where to go. The author uses many similes to get this idea across, such as, “Forgetfulness is like a bird whose wings are reconciled,/Outspread and motionless” (Crane 3-4).
My soul is lost without her. (11-18) Pablo Neruda 's usage of diction is useful for readers to infer what is causing the depression. For example, Neruda uses phrases such as, “Ive lost her,” “my love couldn 't keep her,” and “she is not with me”. The diction and phrases the poet uses infers that the depression is a result of the lack of love and the heartbreak the speaker feels. Pablo Neruda gives readers an insight of what is causing the depression, but other poets highlight what the depression feels like with their usage of diction.
Eliot explains in his poem “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” these ideas are expressed as metaphors comparing his life to his surroundings and asking the reader to take a trip into his bizarre life. Also included in the poem “We Wear The Mask” by Paul Laurence Dunbar we get the sense that wearing a mask only covers up so much. Lyrical expression is shown in both poems that gives the reader the idea that a mask is more than just a facial cover up. Both poems have different themes but covers what wearing a mask truly means. The themes shown in the poems are suffering, appearances, race , and lies.
Keats’ journey into his identity as a poet of “Negative Capability”, can be seen in his poetic works, a prime exa... ... middle of paper ... ...e next valley-glades” (75-78). The speaker is left wondering whether the entire episode was a vision or an awakened dream, “Do I wake or sleep?” (80). “Ode to a Nightingale”, is more of a poem of feeling than one of concrete thought. As is usually the case in “Negative Capability”, this poem surrounds the reader with feeling of uncertainty and a constant wonder of what is and what isn’t. When Keats concludes this poem, the speaker and the reader are both left wondering whether this poem or, life for that matter, is a dream.
He feels strongly about his own heritage, and the ignorance, others portray by not acknowledging his history. The division between the new world, old world and its people collide in his poem. There is no resolution to the issue, u Poetry expresses a state of mind, point of view, or draws a picture for the audience. Poetry describes situations, a person, a place or a thing. Poetry can interpret, create emotion, have hidden, indifferent, or symbolic meanings.
The quote gives the reader of the poem the main theme it explores, which is Mariana's longing for her lover to return. It is interesting to note that the quote is lacking a verb, which implies that there is no action in the poem, that there is a sense of stasis or a sense of unending time, isolation and despair, Mariana can therefore be called a lyrical poem, indeed lyric poems as J.S Mill puts it express 'feeling confessing itself to itself in solitude'. It can also be described as a speech overheard, Mariana the poem is in a way a rewriting of Mariana the character of Shakespeare's play. The form of the poem also reinforce this ideas of lyricality, ' lyric poetry may be said to retain most prominently the elements which evidence its origins in musical ... ... middle of paper ... ...undending sense of time “the slow clock ticking” she conscious of the unusual slowness of time. The poem ends by Mariana addressing God 'Oh God, that I were dead', here we have an ironic reference to Measure for Measure, indeed in the play Duke Vincentio diguised as a fiar reunites the two lovers.
Tennyson is quite serious, sympathetic and not critical of Mariana at all. He tries to encourage sympathy from the reader by using repetition to remind us of her despair, "She only said, 'My life is dreary, He cometh not,' she said; She said, 'I am aweary, aweary, I would that I were dead!' This is a refrain at the end of each verse and changes slightly throughout the poem. This gives the effect of sympathy to the reader and also emphasises her weariness. The mood of the poem is very depressing, sad and lonely.
He may not have loved her, but once she was gone he realized how much he missed her. The poem Your Last Drive is a very palpable poem. Hardy wrote this poem with the intention of sorting out his emotions. On the other hand, the poem The Workbox has a deeper meaning and possesses many qualities of a Hardy poem. Thomas Hardy focuses on making this poem fluent and meaningful rather than the plain and ordinary.
Dubliners and The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock Several of Joyce's stories in Dubliners can read as lamentations. They are showing the frustrated inability of man to represent meaning by external means, including written word. When characters in ^Araby^, and ^A Painful Case^ attempt to represent or signify themselves, other characters or abstract spiritual entities with or through words, they not only fail, but end up emotionally ruined. In T.S. Eliots^ poem, ^ The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,^ the feeling relates to one overall issue of emotional investment in representation.
The poet creates structure in the poem by forming two sentences in each of the first two stanzas, and only one sentence in each of the last two stanzas. This formation combined with the strict use of declarative sentences, and an absence of transition w... ... middle of paper ... ...crypt the cloudy canopy’ creates a strict, harsh sound, adding to the bitter despondency of the poem. The specific use of wording throughout this poem works to create the gloomy atmosphere present within the poem. Thomas Hardy presented a negative tone throughout the poem, while still keeping with the more uplifting theme of hope. With the thorough use of metaphors, similes, terminology, structure, and rhyme scheme, “The Darkling Thrush” works well to produce its desired intention.