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Interpretation of Poetic Sound

- Understanding the Speaker’s Voice: Through Interpretation of Poetic Sound Classical, Early European, Eastern and Modern poetry share structural similarities in their use of rhythm, meter and rhyme; however, sound plays a more subtle role for purposes of interpretation. Poets combine structured rhythmic patterns and the formal arrangement of words with devices such as alliteration to create images in the reader’s mind. Two contrasting poems written by William Blake titled “The Lamb” from Songs of Innocence (1789) and “The Tyger” from Songs of Experience (1794), effectively illustrate how the fundamental use of poetic structure, selective alliteration and imagery, accentuates the underly...   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Expanding Poetic Consciousness : Shakespeare, Thomas Gray And Mary Collier

- Brian Baglioni Professor Tague BRL: Epic to Novel-01 11-20-15 Expanding Poetic Consciousness: Shakespeare, Thomas Gray and Mary Collier From the 16th century to the 18th century, the convention and content of poetry was in flux. It was constantly subject to change as poets developed their own unique understanding of the world around them, highlighting realities of the world that were previously ignored or neglected and reflecting these ideas in their poetry. Shakespeare, Thomas Gray and Mary Collier are examples of poets who challenged the accepted traditions of poetic convention....   [tags: Sonnet, Poetry, Shakespeare's sonnets]

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Inferiority And Ulteriority In Anne Bradstreet's The Prologue

- Anne Bradstreet, in the first half of her poem “The Prologue,” declares her inferiority, but she shifts her tone in stanzas five and six to reveal her ulterior motive -- to satirize gender roles. By using a strict poetic meter, often referencing historical and literary fact, but still calling herself unworthy simply because of her gender, she mocks society’s expectations for women to stay humble. Bradstreet allows the two halves of the poem to clash, signalling to the readers, through stark inconsistency, that her goal is to ridicule how early Puritan American society judges her merit....   [tags: Poetry, Meter, Woman, Stanza, Gender role, Gender]

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Brane Bradstreet The Prologue Poem Analysis

- Bradstreet, in the first half of her poem The Prologue, states her inferiority in comparison to poets, historians, and Greeks in stanzas 1 and 3, but a tonal shift in the stanzas 5 and 6 indicates her declarations of humility are said only in spite and sarcasm. By using a strict poetic meter and frequently referencing historical and literary fact, but still calling herself unworthy, she mocks society’s expectations for women to stay humble. She signals to the readers through her inconsistency that her goal is to mock how the world wants her to be versus her actual merit....   [tags: Poetry, Meter, Woman, Stanza, Tercet, Gender]

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A Poetic Approach to Racial Equality

- "I, Too Sing America" is one of many poems written by Langston Hughes that focuses on African American culture. Written in the 20th century, America was moving toward the climax of the civil rights movement. "I, Too Sing America" responds to "I Hear America Singing" by Walt Whitman. Langston Hughes became famous during the Harlem Renaissance because of his many poems written about African American lifestyle. This particular poem looks into what many black people hoped their future would look like....   [tags: Langston Hughes, I, Too Sing America]

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The Poetic Devices of Langston Hughes

- The great advantage of poetry is that with the right choice of words, it can capture a whole scene in just one line of a stanza. It has the ability to offer hope from a painful experience and is something that a person can identify with; almost as if the poet and the reader become one. In his two poems, “Mother to Son” and “Harlem”, Langston Hughes, shines light on the life and struggles of African-Americans (“The Poetry”). While the theme of both poems is centered on perseverance, Hughes skillfully uses figurative language, tone, and form and structure differently in each poem to depict the same message....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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21st Century View of Death, through the Eyes of Emily Dickinson

- Throughout Emily Dickinson’s life she has created an array of poems. Although many of the poems that she had written were not published till after she was dead; ironically, many of her poems revolve around the subject of death. The two poems that are being examined and represent the idea, theme, and observations revolving around death. Many writers try to understand if Dickinson was exacerbated, excited or curios about the states, myths, and deplores that surround the stigma of about death. In read several articles about the concept of death to miss Dickinson; many people wanted to know why she has written many poems revolving the subject of death....   [tags: Poet, Poetic Analysis, Literary Analysis]

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Imperfection and Love in Blake’s ‘The Sick Rose’ and H.D.’s ‘Sea Rose’

- William Blake’s poem ‘The Sick Rose’ and H.D.’s poem ‘Sea Rose’ both deal with the imagery of a flawed rose, yet their imperfections arise from different origins. They share the same subject of the rose, make use of sonic elements of poetry and employ clear, descriptive language, however these components create a different tone and atmosphere in each poem. Blake’s poem addresses the rose and its relationship to the worm, establishing that the rose’s faults arise from this relationship. In contrast to this, H.D.’s poem examines the sea rose’s weakness with respect to the ordinary rose, yet these shortcomings of the rose are a product of nature rather then the rose’s own....   [tags: literary and poetic analysis]

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The Day Lady Died By Frank O ' Hara

- The Day Lady Died As one first reads Frank O 'Hara 's poem "The Day Lady Died," it may seem like a short and straightforward poem that does have much meaning to it. When the poem begins, a man is simply going about his day and performing basic everyday actions. The poem becomes slightly more out of the ordinary towards the second half of the poem, but it is quite hard to interpret what is occurring. However, as one begins to pick up on context clues and perhaps research certain parts of the poem, their view on the poem may change and they may discover aspects that they did not at first pick up on....   [tags: Poetry, Rhyme, Stanza, Poetic form]

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Shakespeare 's Sonnet As A Love Poem, But Is It?

- Shakespeare’s Sonnet Eighteen is regarded as a love poem, but is it. Initially, it seems that Shakespeare’s subject’s beauty will be everlasting, though the speaker then reveals that only his writing will stand the test of time. Evidence of Shakespeare writing this poem to praise himself occurs throughout the entire poem. In the third quatrain, he personifies death and states that death will not ‘brag’ to power over the subject. By acknowledging that only the stylized aspects of his subject’s beauty that can be captured in verse will survive, not the earthly beauty suggested by the summer’s day, the speaker suggests that he values his own poetic powers more than the actual beauty of his su...   [tags: Poetry, Iambic pentameter, Iamb, Poetic form]

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