Unit 5 Paper Component: Your Explication Middle Paragraphs
In “Ballade of Wordly Wealth” there are some big ideas in it. Like the main one being money. “Money” is being constantly repeated through the out the poem. This poem refers to everyone, how anyone would do anything for a large sum of money. It comes to show, that people, are greedy for money.
This poem appears to be in the form of a haiku, a form of Japanese poetry. Five syllables in the first line, seven syllables in the second line, and five syllables again in the last line. The poem is closest to be compared to a haiku rather than a sonnet or a sestina. There are three stanzas and eight lines in each stanza.
Lang uses rhetoric language in his poem. Lang uses words to help create the tone, mood, and emotion. Some rhetorical pattering: “taketh,” “maketh,” “to throw,” “can stow,” “fro,” “without a blow,” and “ebb and flow.” Lang repeats “These alone can ne’er bestow Youth, and health, and Paradise.” This means that money and treasure can’t bring you to your younger self, healthier self, or take you to Paradise. Which by “paradise” I’m guessing Lang means heaven.
Different patterns in the poem “Money moves the merchants all,” and “Money maketh Evil show,” these contain parallel construction because he says money in the beginning. There aren’t really any other rhetorical patterns. The poem has same endings like taketh, youth, and gaineth. “Money” is repeated through the poem, because it is the theme.
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