Both the short story and the poem can successfully send powerful messages or tell complex stories in a very short amount of words. Both genres contain carefully manipulated language that quickly yet effectively establishes the meaning of the short story or poem. Point of view is a prominent aspect in controlling short stories and poetry. The works are thus often told in the first person. By making the narrator a character, authors are able to quickly engage the reader and intensify the emotionality of the story or poem.
Unlike many modern song lyrics that only worry about rhyme and rhythm, a true poet can take these elements and inject meaning into it. The imagery they can conjure up while maintaining a very specific style is their talent. I think that I can take the idea of choosing the right words to put meaning into my writing. Works Cited Charters, Ann, Samuel Charters. Literature and its Writers.
In this essay I will mainly focus on two poems written by John Donne, The Rising Sun and Death be not proud. These poems were written during the Elizabethan era, which was an era mainly characterized by love and colonialism, on separate terms of course. These principles often influenced poets who lived during this period. Their poetry acts as testimonies of their underlying thoughts and desires. Furthermore, metaphysical poets deliver a more divine and profound perspective to their poetry.
A good deal of language proficiency and cultural understanding of the translator do not always help, if the context of the literary piece or the author’s conscious use of language and style(s) are not taken into consideration, or the translator happens to ignore them unintentionally. It may lead to a shift in the interpretation of the new creation and even ruin the original intended meaning(s). This is because even though literature is called to be open-ended as far as its multiplicity of interpretation is concerned, the author has a definite
Eliot’s support of metaphysical poets, he pointed out that, “Our civilization comprehends great variety and comple... ... middle of paper ... ...ecurrent and startling as those of phrasing. Donne experiments with rhythmical effect a he does with conceits and words. The thought in his poetry is not the primary concern but the feeling. It is this very feeling , a delight in his conceits, and a new understanding of what the conceit is expressing and teaching, that he successfully imparts in his readers. The central theme of his poetry is his own intense personal dispositions, as a lover, a friend, a psychoanalyst of his own experiences, worldly and religious.
Whitman wrote in ambitious proportions, while creating a style of rhythmic structure, creating stanzas and complex lines. By Whitman making his works synonymous it truly recognizes him as a great American Poet. With Whitman using free verse poetry he was able to change the original idea of structure with the rhythm of cadence, this helped people to emphasize poetry as an expression. With Whitman he uses non-orthodox type of structuring his poetry; he traditionally does not have a type of length for his works of stanzas, poems, or his lines. On to the case with Dickinson she did write with a defined structure to her works.
Although he never permits to say it directly, he is also right in noting that close reading of The Faerie Queene provides a much broader ranger of allegory. The examined stanzas are somewhat deceptive; they are short seemingly unimportant introductions that do not contribute to plot. However, in keeping with the true double nature of Spenser’s writing they contribute so much more than that to the text. Spenser uses the stanzas as a gateway for us to begin our study of his characters. Each close reading provides the reader with a different allegory, and it is through these multiple interpretations that Spenser manages to reveal part of his overall political, religious, and moral messages.
William Shakespeare’ s Sonnet 18 and Sylvia Plath’s Metaphors adequately contain imagery,lineation,and tone to shape the meaning and allow the rest to the readers perception.However, no matter how elegant the poem may be structured the poem is nothing without the readers interpretation. Poetry is brought to life by the authors ability to use words in combinations that allow readers to create their own story. A poem is a moment captured by the poet and written tactfully without any limitations. Nevertheless, the poet writes the poem with the clear conviction of pulling the reader into its grip and taking them through a journey of inexplicable experiences. The vitality of the poem comes from the reader, if a poem is able to surprise and jolt those who read it then it has successfully come to life; something about that poem was able clasp the complex mind of a reader.
Metaphors give maximum meaning in minimal words. They help to create new meanings, they allow one to write about feelings, thoughts, experiences, etc. for which there are no easy words; they are necessary. Once a metaphor is understood by its literal and figurative meaning, the theme is continuously developed throughout the poem by sets of carefully chosen words that identify the poet's theme and attitude or feeling about it.
It is important to keep in mind that he grew up in a sexist culture, and to think that that had no impact on him--or especially his views on women in his writing--would be absurd. However, as times changed, so did his recognition for new poetic forms. He wrote in varying styles from fiction to essay to sketch and was often experimental. He chose to use simple verse forms, American rhythms of speech, vivid images, and honest depictions. His work also illustrates emotional confinement and intensifies the sensory experience with articulated common speech.