T.S. Eliot once said 'a large part of ay poet's "inspiration" must come from his reading and from his knowledge of history. ' As he is writing the poem, his voice is sounded in the voice of the poem. The voice projected through a poem is a solid message projected by poetic techniques, but the voice that is heard inside the readers head varies from reader to reader, depending on their background. There are some core things that alter the voice that Eliot's poetry projects: the nationality of the reader and whether or not they are familiar with the society Eliot is writing about, what religion, if any, they belong to, and how well read a reader is (Eliot makes many allusions in his poetry) will effect the voice that they hear from Eliot's work.
“Introduction to Poetry” is a guide to readers in how to take more time enjoying poetry and learning to understand the experiences poems portray. Billy Collins makes an observation that readers should not just read poems, but see them from a different angle and hear their meanings. Collins wants the reader to contemplate the meaning of every detail and carefully understand the interpretation as if it were a color slide. For example, Collins states in the first stanza, “I ask them to take a poem / and hold it up to the light / like a color slide” (1-3). This simile claims that the speaker wants his readers to see the poem in a distinct way, such as picturing and enjoying the beauty of the imagery poetry can reveal.
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). Subsequently, the reader calls into question the distinct qualities of the poetry, leading the poet to discover if their metaphor is
Poetry Closed Reading Assignment For this assignment, I have decided to write about a famous poem of Billy Collins which is titled as ‘Introduction to Poetry’ written in 1996. Billy Collins has used a specific metaphor, simile, rhyme and personification in his poem ‘Introduction to poetry’ in order to show how one should better understand a poem. This poem focused on what the poem actually mean and how a poem should be clearly understood. Throughout the poem, Billy Collins has presented a clear way of understanding the poem by using a very interesting imagery, symbolism, metaphor and a very sensitive sound. The words used in this poem are so powerful that the readers are convinced to think about the issue presented in the poem.
Wordsworth describes each part of the sonnet by talking of another poet. He describes how one of the other poets helped shape the form of sonnet writing. In the first two lines of the poem he is writing of a critic. Wordsworth writes “Scorn not the sonnet; Critic, you have frowned, mindless of its just honors;” These two lines state the critic or the audience is not able to understand what is being written in the sonnet. Wordsworth from the beginning says that the sonnets hold honor in their form of literary writing.
Depression is captured especially by poets who use their poems as a protest against the problem which is depression. Poets and authors use selective diction and symbolism to focus on the themes surrounding depression. Throughout poetry diction plays a vital role in describing the topic the poet is speaking about. This is illustrated in particular
I just begin to write and see what happens. Sometimes it drifts off to being poetry, sometimes short prose. I sort of kind of follow it and see where it 's going. The process is pretty much the same. It 's sitting there with your notebook, waiting for something to happen (“Ted Kooser”).” Drawing influences from William Carlos Williams, James Wright, and William Stafford, Kooser has developed his own unique writing style influenced by his surroundings and experiences.
A Dream of Equality “The poet’s life is the focusing glass through which passes the determinants of the shape of his work: the tradition available to him, his understanding of “Kinds”, the impact of special experiences (travel, love, etc. ).” (Fielder 1431). Biographical criticism is the practice of analyzing a literary work by using knowledge of the author’s life to gain insight. (1492). One could see the biographical criticism present in most of Hughes’ poems.
This goes back to the discussion of him speaking from another location as Dante did. Reflecting on the poem as whole made Eliot’s usage of the epigraph passage by Dante logical and fitting. Eliot’s experiences help him to be able to write, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, in which he infers personal feelings into his disturbed shadow known as Prufrock. The relation to the epigraph in the poem is not only suitable, but it elaborates on how an uneasy and hesitant character such as Prufrock is able to relate what he is trying to articulate in a poem without being present in the scenery. This gives Eliot the advantage of writing in first person.
Just as the surrounding would seem different through color slides, he asks the readers to see the world in diverse viewpoints while reading and writing poems. Moreover, by listening to poem’s hive, dropping a mouse, and walking inside its room, Collins encourages readers to discover the concealed depth of poetry. He comments ... ... middle of paper ... ...r corset as the last page of a book he is reading. The poetry eventually reaches an end, and he states Dickinson’s poetry lines to remember her words and leave the implication of her death. Collins usage of words, even though he does not directly states “death” in the poems, contains the nostalgia of old days and feeling of sadness which naturally leads to his central poetry theme, death.