In describing Porphyria as “little” before the crime and “as a shut [flower] bud” after it, the sin is further compounded. Thus, the monologue form is essential in both explaining and dramatising the actions of Browning’s narrators. In using the monologue form so frequently, Browning develops an intimate relationship with his readers through the narrators. The reader acts as ‘confidant’ to the narrators’ crimes, and as witness to their frailties. Further, the action is dramatised by the monologues’ ability to draw out the poems’ most crucial moments.
Earlier, we explored the proposal that poetry teaches with metaphor. Frost suggests that the writer-reader relationship to understanding poetry, works in a similar fashion to the poetry-metaphor process. To break this idea down further, here is the specific job of a writer according to Frost, “His intention is of course a particular mood that won’t be satisfied with anything less than its own fulfillment. But it is not yet a thought concerned with what becomes it” (Frost 788). This quote appears to say that the writer should make the most of their writing opportunity and then turn the final piece over to the reader to see, “if it will take the soft impeachment from a friend” (Frost 786).
For example Eliot uses Dante's Inferno as his epigraph. He uses this in a metaphoric way in which he implies that if he could convey his message about society after being part of it, he would. However, because he does not have enough courage to do so, he can not convey his message openly and with authority: "`if I thought I was speaking to someone ... ... middle of paper ... ...will always have he/she running back to it. As did Alfred return to judging himself the same way society did. Eliot has constructed a beautiful poem in which he described his views of modern society using literary techniques such as imagery, diction and metaphoric allusions.
This change may show the reader more insight into the poem without directly stating the underlying facts. The reader is allowed to "isolate a single moment in which the character reveals himself more starkly" (Napierkowski 171). Browning's use of dramatic monologue "disposes the reader to suspend moral judgement" (Napierkowski 171) causing a haughtiness to hover over many of his works. Browning uses irony in conjunction with dramatic monologue to produce a sinister and domineering effect. Irony, much like dramatic monologue, can make the reader question the true underlying meaning of the passage.
The text, page 629 and 630, tells us that the setting in "My Last Duchess" displays a valuable art form that exposes his greed and cruelty. "Dover Beach" demonstrates changeability and impermanence. The speaker's solution is to establish personal fidelity as a fixture against change, dissolution, and brutality. Even though the text tells us the main use of setting in these two poems, I believe that many individual words used in the poems help describe the surroundings and the feelings that the speaker is trying to get across. Robert Browning, the author of "My Last Duchess", uses the setting to show the Dukes greed, cruelty, and jealousy.
T.S. Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” tells the speaker’s story through several literary devices, allowing the reader to analyze the poem through symbolism, character qualities, and allusions that the work displays. In this way, the reader clearly sees the hopelessness and apathy that the speaker has towards his future. John Steven Childs sums it up well in saying Prufrock’s “chronic indecision blocks him from some important action” (Childs). Each literary device- symbolism, character, and allusion- supports this description.
Through the poem’s juxtapositions, stream of consciousness monologue, and irregular rhyming pattern, Eliot cemented his place in modernist poetry. The poem is prefaced with a passage from Dante’s Inferno, where the speaker confesses his shame without fear of its being reported. “Prufrock”, similarly follows this theme of confession, confession that Prufrock’s fears of action and inaction and inadequacy is open and present for the readers to know. Without romantic clichés and irony, the poem in a sense parodies the traditional romantic ideas expected in a poem titled, “Love Song”, and disturbs the universe of romantic poetry by withdrawing desire of an object and subjects but rather subject the readers to a stream of conscious in a reflection of urgings and longing. The reader is immediately given imagery and rhyme pattern that is dissimilar in a traditional sense in the first two lines.
T. S. Elliot uses allusions in The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock because by doing so he grabs meaning and significance from certain works and inserts that meaning in to his own work in only a few words. Consequently, Elliot’s use of Hamlet by William Shakespeare and the comparison between characters, allows one to see the struggle that Prufrock goes through. Throughout the poem, Prufrock spends the entire poem wondering if he should "disturb the universe" by asking an "overwhelming question" to a woman; he lets the question float around in his mind along with his fear and uncertainty. He wonders if it "would have been worth it, after all," to have asked the question just to have her respond, "That is not what I meant at all. That is not it, at all.” Prufrock states “No!
Answer It is obvious that the excessive and obsessive reflection of self that Prufrock undergoes in the poem, "The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock" written by T.S. Eliot, prevents him from living to his true potential, and this is shown through the poet?s language and his use of poetic devices. ?The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock? has some immaculate imagery. T.S.
Justifying Mutual Deceit in William Shakespeare's Sonnet 138 A common conception of William Shakespeare’s poetry entails complex language and hidden meanings. Shakespeare is famous for his ability to author a web of images that creates layers of interpretations and understandings. In Sonnet 138 however, Shakespeare is more direct in describing his relationship with his lover by avoiding imagery and metaphors, explaining to the reader that this seemingly unconventional relationship is indeed justified. Shakespeare constructs a persona of the speaker in a way that establishes a casual and conversational relationship with the reader. This allows for an open disclosure of the mutual hypocrisies between himself and his lover while leaving his steadfast candor to convince the reader that Shakespeare’s affirmations concerning love are acceptable.