He also uses funeral bells too as a method of getting across his feeling of emptiness. Using these material things helps the reader associate it to life and helps create the mood in the poem. Overall I think that the poems cannot help but be similar in some areas as they are both based around the concept of loving and loosing. However I think that they are very different to one another due to the way the author’s have written them. I personally prefer La Belle Dame Sans Merci as I think it is a more interesting poem and leaves the reader with a better impression.
In poems feelings and ideas are expressed in fewer words and the techniques used in poems are different as well. Another thing that makes poems a little different is that their meanings are a bit difficult to understand and the language seems to be manipulated in; other words, a poet can create a language of their own. The poems of “When we two Parted”, “A Pity, We Were Such a Good Invention”, and “Modern Love” all have the same theme of being broken hearted, but their use of vocabulary’s, emotions, and thoughts are very different allowing the poems to be unique. Therefore, Poems can be interpreted for anyone there is no direct reference as to who. For instance, reading a poem with a known theme and then having the ability to read what the author has written for that theme makes the poem interesting, for their choices of vocabulary and their thoughts are all different.
Imagery in Frost's Acquainted with the Night and Sexton 's Her Kind In order to maximize meaning and overall total effect of a piece of work, writers use various literary devices. These techniques enhance the author's work and add a dimension that results in higher reader satisfaction. Throughout the poems I have read this quarter thus far, I have discovered the use of imagery as a prominent source of literary embellishment. In particular the image of night is used in poems "Acquainted with the Night," written by Robert Frost, and "Her Kind," written by Anne Sexton, to portray a dark and lonely tone. All through both poems there is a dark feeling due to word selection and associations to evil things.
Understanding irony and paradox in poetry can help readers gain a new insight into not only the face value of poetry, but a deeper meaning as well. Poetry requires a reader to look below the surface of the words presented by the author. Paradox is essential to the structure and being of a poem when it is used. It is a statement that appears impossible at first, but actually makes sense. The value of paradox is its shock value.
Much of her poetry served her as a type of therapy in which she could record and sort her thoughts and feelings. She did not write for an audience. This is an important fact to know when one reads her intimate poetry and tries to make sense of it. It could be implied that she did not feel the world was in any way constant, and it is as if her poetry was a reflection of this. Much of her poetry is about a reaction to a certain situation, and there is a great deal of contradiction in her work.
Confessional poetry was not purely autobiographical, but did often express deeply disturbing personal experience. (Academy of American Poets) Three important poets who are typically associated with the confessional poetry movement are Anne Sexton, Allen Ginsberg, and Denise Levertov. An analysis of selected works from these poets yields a deeper insight into the individual poets and the broad differences among them. Poetry rarely flourishes in a vacuum. As such, the influences and history of each poet is important to understanding their work.
The retreating of the tides was easily concei... ... middle of paper ... ...to help express the theme of the poems by illustrating the role the subject matter played in the life of the persona during their grieving period. Furthermore, metaphors helped communicate the thoughts and feelings of the personas by providing the reader with insight into the relationships and emotions covert in the poem. All in all, the poetic devices incorporated in each individual poetic composition played vital roles in the emotional and dramatic impact of these poems. And who knows, the immaculate use of these fundamental literary devices could be the key to successful love poems all around the world. Works Cited St. Vincent Millay, Edna.
“The Road Not Taken” and “O Captain, My Captain” are intelligent poems using figurative descriptions. “The Road Not Taken” uses figurative descriptions to add visuals and more effectively impart the authors ideas to the reader. “O Captain, My Captain” also uses figurative descriptions to express the authors views and experiences. These poems are alike in several ways, but also differ from each other in many. Figurative descriptions are a vital part in a lot of poetry, including “The Road Not Taken.” “The Road Not Taken” contains many examples of figurative descriptions, which allow the reader to better grasp the message intended by the author.
Rhythm Rhyme and Structure Poetry is the expression of feelings and ideas through different styles of writing; this can be presented in many different fashions. An artist of poetry uses distinct structural patterns such as rhymes, meter, symbolism or tone to convey their message to the reader. For this essay I will demonstrate how the use of these patterns help and or hinder the reader’s experience in understanding the meaning; I will be reviewing and analyzing two specific pieces of work; Robert Frost’s Acquainted with the Night and T.S. Eliot’s The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock. Frost’s poem Acquainted with the Night expresses sadness and unhappiness.
On the other hand, the poem "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night?by Dylan Thomas is a form of villanelle with two important refrains; "Do Not Go Gentl... ... middle of paper ... ...e against the dying of the light?is visible. Both of the poets use a variety of differing and similar figurative elements to develop their themes and provoke thoughts and create vivid perceptual images in the reader's mind. It is unquestionable that these two poems have their similarities as well as differences in themes, style and writing techniques. Despite this fact, both poems delve into the concept of death, with a different point of view. "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night?insists on resisting death whereas "Because I Could Not Stop For Death?