In the poem “To the Snake” the author Denise Levertov use several writing techniques to portray money and gambling. She uses syntax, sound imagery, color imagery, figurative language, and symbolism to represent money and gambling. Symbolism is used cleverly throughout the poem to depict a number of things that would take numerous readings to see. Throughout the poem the sentences are structured so that every other sentence is indented, with exception to the first two and the last four. In those sentences not indented the author chose to make every other sentence shorter so that the ends were uneven. This syntax structure gives the reader the feeling of something hard to catch or control. The author did this because money, as it is depicted in the poem, is something this person can’t handle. In other words this person can’t get control of money, instead the want of money is controlling them. This introduces the idea of gambling into the poem. In the poem it says, “…I swore to my companions that certainly you were harmless!”, which is the typical statement of people addicted to gambling. Once again there is the control factor. This person can not control their desire for money and, the means of getting the money, gambling. Another important syntax technique can be seen in line 12. The poem says “…for that joy, which left a long wake of pleasure…” The words “which left” are put on a line alone to draw attention to them. When read without stopping, the words make it seem as if, “…a wake of pleasure…”, was left. However, if the line is read again slowly, the line seems to say, “…that joy…”, left. The author did this to show that even though the joy left, the memory of pleasure was still there, which is why this person continues to gamble. ` Sound imagery is another writing technique put to use by Levertov in the poem. When
to portray in that specific poem. In the poem “To the Snake” by Denise Levertov, the reader can use meaning to help understand the point in the poem that is being depicted. Levertov uses tone and a living object to mold the actual meaning behind the written words.
Levertov uses tone by emphasizing the “S” in the words throughout the poem. The poem uses sound effects of a hissing snake to help build character around the devious actions the snake actually represents. Levertov also uses tone in word….
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The story The Snake, by John Steinbeck begins with Dr. Phillips leaving the tide pools after collecting specimens and arriving at a building nearby on the cannery street of Monterey. He enters the building and we see a laboratory with rats and snakes, a dissecting table and even cats in pens. One would conclude that he is a scientist. He builds a fire and heats up dinner. There is nothing very fancy about his laboratory. In fact, it seems like he lives very simply. He lays out his starfish and feeds….
“Denise Levertov and Water”
Denise Levertov was born was born in 1923 in Ilford, United Kingdom, part Welsh, English, German and Jewish. She played Piano, studied Literature and French and at the same time “[sold] the Daily Worker house-to-house in the working class streets of Ilford Lane”1. Her mother came from a mining village and her father was a professor. She traveled and studied literature all over Europe, analyzing classic French literature as well as German texts. After….
our society are changing all the time. Compared to now, towards the end of 20th century, some of the ideas introduced in the early century are very different. D.H. Lawrence’s Snake is one of a group of poems entitled Birds, Beasts and Flowers written between 1920 and 1923. It tells of how Lawrence reacted when he saw a snake while he was living in Sicily. The poem can be interpreted in three different ways.
The first possible theme is the idea that the natural, instinctive person is superior to….
Denise Levertov was an anti-war supporter and one of the famous poets in the 20th century. She was born in 1923 and started publishing her works after the Second World War. Levertov wrote a variety of poems during the Vietnam War including interesting aspects of political development. By the means of poetry Levertov was trying to touch the ethics of Americans.
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Analysis of Theme in “Snake”
A theme found in the poem “Snake” is that the respect man has for nature hinges on the difference between instinct and learned behavior. D.H. Lawrence expresses this theme through the use of similes and conflict. The literary elements used in the poem help clearly point out this meaningful message.
As the poem begins, the narrator comes across a golden-brown snake as he approached his water trough. At first, the narrator shows respect and admiration for the creature….
“I told you not to dance with other men….period!” James screamed at
Denise. The music faded as James’ fist met Denise’s face; an all too familiar scene for Denise. “I wasn’t dancing with him,” Denise explained, “he was just passing by!” It seemed as if no one had heard or seen what was happening. The crowd at the party grew larger .
After James’ hit Denise she screamed as if she was watching a scary movie . James hit her so hard , her neck looked like it did a whole 360 on her shoulders . Jeff….
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The poem Hunting Snake by Judith Wright perspicuously describes and seems to be about the encounter of a man along with his companion calmly walking through a forest astonished by a fascinating big black snake. Throughout the poem, we see that the speaker is very captivated towards the snake and it seems like he lost interest at the end but we can realize that this is actually a representative for amazement unexpectedly coming to life and also leaving and we having no control over it. Using metaphor….