What are some of the main conditions that deem a poem a great one? Poetic devices, or “connotation,” is a set of multitudinous devices that alter an unoriginal and uninteresting poem into an entertaining one. Figurative language, the rhyme scheme of a poem, and other poetic devices compose the base contents of this term. Connotation, though mainly used to make a poem entertaining, becomes represented in Fro...
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...isruption are all feelings, and they all compose the tones of Robert Frost’s poem. Poetic devices, shifts, and word choices are merely methods that intend to confront the cowering interpretations, and bring them to light, but what if humans were considered poems or their emotions considered tones? “She chewed her lower lip. ‘If you want. I am a poem, or I am a pattern, or a race of people whose whole world was swallowed by the sea.'” -Neil Gaiman, Fragile Things. Would connotation, word choices, and shifts than be able to exhibit human emotions? Figurative language, punctuation, and simple word choices revealed the tones of “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” with grace, but what would be applicable to humans, if such circumstances existed? As it did so with the many tones of Robert Frost’s “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”, it all depends on interpretation.
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