The imagery in each poem differs in purpose and effect, and the rhythms, though created through repetition in both poems, are quite different as well. As I reach the end of each poem, however, I am left with a powerful human presence lingering in the words. In Fulton’s poem, that presence is the live-hard-and-die-young Janis Joplin; in Whitman’s poem, the presence created is an aspect of the poet himself. Alice Fulton’s modern sestina “You Can’t Rhumboogie in a Ball and Chain” finds unity in the repetition of similar images throughout the closed form poem. These images hold together to create a unique and disturbing picture of the young rock icon Janis Joplin.
Another element that may arise from these spatial relationships is a temporal aspect that all poetry employs, but which becomes uniquely meaningful in the context of the concrete poetry of the twentieth century. Without these relationships concrete poems may appear as crude distortions of words on a page, with no significant sense or meaning to communicate. Therefore, the temporal/spatial relationships between poetic elements become necessary tools which the reader needs in order to fully understand the linguistically driven meaning behind many concrete poems. Traditional poetry does make ... ... middle of paper ... ...7 April 2009 < http://www.ubu.com/papers/draper.html>. Garnier, Ilse and Pierre Garnier.
What is poetry? And what makes it different? According to Webster’s Dictionary poetry is described as the art of writing stories, poems, and thoughts into verse. Poetry has many different parts to it that makes it different; for example rhyme, rhythm, and format/stanzas. In poems feelings and ideas are expressed in fewer words and the techniques used in poems are different as well.
At first glance, the poem seems a structured mass of words, simply constructed. However, a second look revels the poem's straightforward attempt to, ironically, reverse the roles of reader and speaker. Through its diction, it is a unique portrayal of a simple poem's reaching out to grab the reader's attention, eager to express that it is not merely a collection of words but intricately related to whoever peruses it. An attitude of regret is also apparent. The speakerexpresses concern in that he cannot control the reader's ... ... middle of paper ... ...poer to examine and scrutinize literature in general, this role-reversal may come as a surprise to her.
Poetry is part of literature and a form of language across cultures. Poetry can be dark and mysterious, or evoke wonderment and love. It can also explain the author’s frustration of a circumstance which cannot be changed, as the Sherman Alexis poem, “On an Amtrak from Boston to New York”. Sherman Alexie, a Native American activist and author, exemplifies his poem as his point of view. The speaker’s state of mind depicts resentment, prejudice and muted aggressiveness.
Authors, William Wordsworth and William Blake convey different messages and themes in their poems, “The World is Too Much with Us” and “The Tyger” consecutively by using the different mechanics one needs to create poetry. Both poems are closely related since they portray different aspects of society but the message remains different. Wordsworth’s poem describes a conflict between nature and humanity, while Blake’s poem issues God’s creations of completely different creatures. In “The World is Too Much with Us,” we figure the theme to be exactly what the title suggests: Humans are so self-absorbed with other things such as materialism that there’s no time left for anything else. In “The Tyger” the theme revolves around the question of what the Creator (God) of this creature seems to be like and the nature of good vs. evil.
The Transition of Season in Summer and Winter by Mary Shelley and Winter and Summer by Stephen Spencer Both Summer and Winter by Mary Shelley, and Winter and Summer by Stephen Spender discuss the transition of both seasons. In Summer and Winter, the author is a spectator. She discusses only her observations of the seasons. In Spender's poem, the author partakes in the poem, noting his feelings about winter and summer. Spender's views are a more personal account; he actually participates in the poem.
Imbedded in Patke’s description of “the true life of Stevens’s poetry”, is the parataxis that a sectioned poem provides. Each movement from section t... ... middle of paper ... ...ique and presentation of Stevens’s concepts may be confusing and/or contradicting, but the overall presentation allows for the full realization of different perceptions and their comparison and contrast all lead back to Stevens’s purpose for poetry. This purpose being to relate experience while recognizing that each experience/perception/reality/dream is unique and insightful. In a long poem with many sections, an overall theme or fiction may not be attainable or seen as contradictory. The value of this poem lies in the realization and acknowledgment of different perspectives, and the acceptance an evolving world.
Robert Frost’s theme of “The Road Not Taken” is vaguely similar with the speaker’s life as the main focus. The speaker goes on with his life till h... ... middle of paper ... ...oices that approach in life for his extended metaphor throughout his poem. The lives’ of the speakers are evident in each poem whether there are faults or decidable opportunities for that speaker. Along with the continued use of the metaphors to create the extended metaphors, there were also several uses of personification and imagery. The speakers and authors had different yet comparable themes.