"Poetic Form" Essays and Research Papers

Poetic Form

Şafak Horzum Poetic Drama and Its Revival in 20th Century in English Literature: A Brief Analysis of Fry’s The Lady’s Not for Burning Poetic drama, having had its roots in the Elizabethan Age in England with the great playwrights such as William Shakespeare, Ben Jonson and Christopher Marlowe who breathed into the English drama the life spirit of poetry by means of their mighty lines, struggled a lot to revive in the nineteenth century and succeeded in the first half of the twentieth century...

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Murder in the Cathedral as a Poetic Drama

English poetic drama in the twentieth century arose as a reaction to the deteriorating naturalistic prose plays of Ibsen, Shaw and Galsworthy. Its photographic realism failed to convey the tension and complexity of contemporary life. Stephen Phillips perhaps initiated the revival of poetic drama with Herod (1901), with great Irish writers like Yeats, Synge and O'Casey later reinforcing the movement. Eliot took to writing plays late while already enjoying colossal poetic fame. Also a mature critic...

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Poetic Terminology

Assignment #1: Poetic Terminology 1. Alliteration- repetition of a particular sound or syllable two or more times in a group [EX: Elderly elephants egress elegantly] 2. Allusion- casual reference or implication of something [EX: Titles of books often allude to what the contents will hold, subtly or not. A book titled Little House on the Prairie implies that there will be a small house on a plain of grass.] 3. Analogy-two things that have something in common making them comparable [EX:...

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How does Hardy use language and poetic form to convey meaning and ideas in ‘Wagtail and Baby’?

How does Hardy use language and poetic form to convey meaning and ideas in ‘Wagtail and Baby’? The poem ‘Wagtail and baby’ is a commentary of the observations from the perspective of an infant by the side of a ford. The focus of the baby is the wagtail and it watches as various animals approach it. What causes the baby confusion is the animals cause the bird no stress, but when a man approaches the bird flys swiftly away in ‘Terror’ before he even gets close. Thomas Hardy has done this to show...

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Poetic form and language in 'The Pains of Sleep' by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

four lines of the stanza form an abab quatrain and pull us into the poet's nightmares. Line 18 begins a tercet whose alliteration of 'lurid light' and 'trampling throng' and assonance of 'o' vowel sounds suggests surreal, nightmarish landscapes full of embodied wrongs against which the poet is 'powerless' (line 21) and the caesura in 'Fantastic passions! Maddening brawl!' (line 25) further highlights the uncertainty with which he views these images. Lines 27-30 take the form of an abab quatrain. Whether...

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Sonnets and the Form of

rime scheme and is only one stanza but other than that it has the form of a sonnet. It was written in iambic pentameter, which is traditional. The structure matters because it allows the poem to have fluency while talking about what it is itself. It would be silly to have a poem talking about sonnets be anything other than a sonnet. “A Wedding Sonnet for the Next Generation” written by Judith Viorst is traditional but the form is not perfect. It does have a traditional rime scheme. The octave...

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Poetic style of Robert Frost

early romantic poets as we can see the romantic features in his poems and also by the contemporary British poets as Edward Thomas, Rupert Brooke and Robert Graves. Many of his poems had to do with nature and transcendentalism. "Of all his poetic elements, Frost's style seems the hardest to pin down. Actually one cannot pin it down, but something could be said to further our un-enlightenment", says Lawrence Thompson. He then moves on to state what Frost said about style in a letter to his...

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A report analyzing the poetic devices used in the poem "Oranges"

point across better. One of these literary devices is free verse. A free verse poem is a poem that does not have a fixed line length, stanza form, rhyme scheme, or meter. For example in verses one through four, the first time I walked with a girl, I was twelve, cold, and weighted down with two oranges in my pocket, there is no fixed line length, stanza form, rhyme scheme, or meter. The poet used a free verse in this poem to keep it in a casual mood. The poem is not about some great moment that would...

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Carefully Read the Poem Simon Lee by William Wordsworth (Romantic Writings: an Anthology Pp.60-63). Write an Essay of Not More Than 1,500 Words in Which You Analyse the Poem and Comment on the Poetic Form and Language

therefore, in this essay we will attempt a ‘social’ or ‘historical’ kind of approach. We shall try to ‘read’ the idealistic language found in the poem as social or historical discourse through the poetic techniques employed by the writer. In other words, we will analyse the way various elements of poetic form and language combine to create meaning and effects. Simon Lee is about an old huntsman who, while was once strong and active, now strives to fight his declined health and strength. The poem...

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The Sick Rose vs. London: a Poetic Comparison

The Sick Rose vs. London: A poetic Comparison William Blake was a renowned poet whose works continue to be recognized long after his death. Blake was more than a poet he was also a painter and printmaker. Often his engraving art would act as the accompanying image to his poetry. Throughout his lifetime the British poet wrote several poems. The vast...

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Poetic analysis of To a Sad Daughter written by Michael Ondaatje

Professor D English 1001 February 1st, 2010 Poetic analysis of To a Sad Daughter The poem, "To a Sad Daughter" written by Michael Ondaatje, sends a powerful message regarding a father's love, and his hockey idolizing daughter. Through analysis it is clear that Ondaatje does not use many overt poetic devices, but his subtle figurative language and specific word choice makes for an extremely effective poem. His decision to use common language and keep it simple helps to relate and understand his...

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ballad form in the rime of the ancient mariner

Some Readers think the ballad form limits their interest in The Ancient Mariner. What is your view of Coleridge's use of this form? In the Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Coleridge employs the ballad form to contrast the traditional with the exotic through this he forms a poem full of supernatural elements that is easily accessible. The ballad form was a typical form of medieval poetry that was revived by the Romantics as it symbolised a form representative of an idealised past. It is also associated...

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poetry reflection

decadent’s dream. Poem Reflection Alex Killian Hour 3 I chose the poem “The Labyrinth” by Robert P. Baird. Robert P. Baird is a doctoral candidate at the University of Chicago, and lives in Seattle. His poem, “The Labyrinth”, has three poetic devices; alliteration, consonance, and personification. Alliteration is the repetition of the same sounds at the beginning of words or in stressed syllables. There are many examples of alliteration in “The Labyrinth”. In the first stanza, “Torn...

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'A Mother to her Waking Infant' by Joanna Baillie, Analyse the poem and comment on the poetic form and the language used and the way they contribute to the meaning and effects of the poem.

her child. The meter and form of the poem help to emphasise these emotions and the various other uses of language contribute to the effect of the piece on a reader. The poem is formed of eight stanzas, each one is six lines long except for the fifth stanza which is an octet. The stanzas are formed of sets of three rhyming couplets in the form AABBCC DDEEFF, the metre is Iambic Tetrameter but each stanza includes a trailing last line which is in Iambic Trimeter. This form of rhyme and pattern of language...

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Craetive Writing

Creative Writing (POETRY) Forms Specific poetic forms have been developed by many cultures. In more developed, closed or "received" poetic forms, the rhyming scheme, meter and other elements of a poem are based on sets of rules, ranging from the relatively loose rules that govern the construction of an elegy to the highly formalized structure of the ghazal or villanelle. Described below are some common forms of poetry widely used across a number of languages. Additional forms of poetry may be found...

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An Approach to Basho’s Haiku: Principle and Western Ideas

Substantially, it is for good reasons to find difficulty with Basho‘s haiku. For one, it forms a mental images in the readers mind arousing… An Approach to Basho’s Haiku: Principles and Western Ideas Ordinarily, it is mostly common for readers new to haiku, particularly Basho’s haiku, to find it immensely difficult to understand. Substantially, it is for good reasons to find difficulty with Basho‘s haiku. For one, it forms mental images in the readers mind arousing “emotions solely by rendering concrete...

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Lady Venus on the settee of the horsehair sea! *ΔAmbiguity: In ordinary usage the term ambiguity means a vague or equivocal expression. Since William Empson published his Seven types of Ambiguity (1930) the term has widely been used to refer to a poetic device: the use of a single word or expression to signify two or more distinct references, or to express two or more diverse attitudes or feelings. Multiple meaning and plurisignation are alternative terms for the use of language. Eg: in the play...

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The Sonnet Form and Its Meaning: Shakespeare's Sonnet 65

The Sonnet Form and its Meaning: Shakespeare Sonnet 65 The sonnet, being one of the most traditional and recognized forms of poetry, has been used and altered in many time periods by writers to convey different messages to the audience. The strict constraints of the form have often been used to parallel the subject in the poem. Many times, the first three quatrains introduce the subject and build on one another, showing progression in the poem. The final couplet brings closure to the poem...

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Eliot sought to combine his poetic talent with the form of drama in this excellent and outstanding text. It is easy to see the massive influence that poetry has on this play, as there are only two sections that are written in verse, which are Thomas's Christmas sermon and the so-called "apologies" of the Knights to the audience. Apart from this, the rest of the characters speak in verse which is very powerful and is poetic in its intensity. Note, for example, the following quote from the opening...

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Ode to a Nightingale Commentary

idea of being “charioted by Bacchus and his pards” (Bacchus was the Roman god of wine and was supposed to have been carried by a chariot pulled by leopards) and chooses instead to embrace his sadness as it is. The rapture of poetic inspiration matches the endless creative rapture of the nightingale’s music and lets the speaker, in stanzas five through seven, imagine himself with the bird in the darkened forest. The ecstatic music even encourages the speaker to embrace the idea...

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may take the form of measures consisting of patterns of stresses (metric feet) or of patterns of different-length syllables (as in classical prosody); and they may or may not utilize rhyme. Relaxation Through Poetry is a tool used to help someone relax in times of stress. One cannot readily characterize poetry precisely. Typically though, poetry as a form of literature makes some significant use of the formal properties of the words it uses – the properties of the written or spoken form of the words...

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Literary Terms

describes a biography of a person written by that person. Autobiographies will include the person’s life story, anything else that relates to them and will always be in the form of first person. Ballad Stanza - In poetry, a Ballad stanza is the four-line stanza, known as a quatrain, most often found in the folk ballad. This form consists of alternating four- and three-stress lines. Usually only the second and fourth lines rhyme (in an “a/b/c/b” pattern). Assonance in place of rhyme is common. Ballad...

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Comparative Essay: the Elegy

opposite in their general approach and poetic structure and effectively leave different impressions on the reader. Through Tennyson’s lyrical and expressive approach, “In Memoriam” draws our attention to the pain and acceptance of human loss. However, “The Unknown Citizen,” with its non-traditional poetic form and unusual perspective, makes us think about the ways in which we define human importance in modern society. Each of the two poems uses different poetic devices to communicate their messages...

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EE Cummings - Anyone lived in a pretty howtown and Maggie and millie and molly and may

E. E. Cummings's experimentation with form and language places him among the most innovative of twentieth-century poets. He developed a style so unique that his poetry was not fully appreciated until after his death. Cummings experimented radically with form, punctuation, spelling and syntax, abandoning traditional techniques and structures to create a new and unique style of poetic expression. Like Charles Williams and many other poets of his time, Cummings expresses in his poetry his philosophical...

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John Donne Poetry

nevertheless, that Donne chose to do something different from his predecessors and from those of his contemporaries who were still exploiting and developing the existing modes; and younger followers like. Carew looked back on this choice as revolt or form: The Muses garden with Pedantique weedes O'rspred, was purg'd by thee; The lazie seeds Ofservile imitation throwne away And fresh invention planted .... An Elegit upon the death of the Deane of Pauls, DrJohn Donne Modem students ofrhetoric have...

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The Iliad Comparison Paper

understand Greek, as close to his thoughts as possible. The two translations analyzed here are The Changes in poetic form, diction, and flow of these two versions make a world of difference when reading these texts, and the beauty of the shows greatly. In the two versions compared here the first is written in prose, a non-rhyming paragraph style, and the second in a poetic epic form. The first selection of the two is a novel, written out in paragraphs as to give the reader an easy read through...

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On His Blindness by: John Milton (1655)

figurative language form which could sometimes be difficult to understand. Not only is poetry based on human life experiences, poetry is also written to capture the reader’s attention and at the same time requires the reader to explore the poet’s imaginations. Basically, “poetry is an expression of the human spirit” (Clugston, 2011). As a result, the poem “On His Blindness” by John Milton (1655) has been selected as the choice for this paper. The three elements to be discussed will include: form, the tone...

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Annabel Lee

      Dissever 3. Poe used a preponderance of ‘s’ sounds. a. Write four examples of ‘s’ sounds at the beginning of words. b. Write two examples of ‘s’ sounds in the middle of words. c. Write out two examples with ‘s’ sounds at the end. 4. Poetic Terms: a. Write out one example of a rhyming couplet. b. Write out two examples of assonance. c. Write out two examples of alliteration. d. Write out two examples of internal rhyme. 5. On the creative level (not literal), what did Annabel...

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Sonnet 18 - Essay

sonnets are composed of an octet and sestet and typically progress through three quatrains to a concluding couplet. It also contains figurative language and different poetic devices used to create unique effects in his sonnets. Shakespeare’s sonnets consist of words constructed in a certain manner or form, thoughts, emotion and poetic devices. One way to interpret the sonnet is to think of “thee” that Shakespeare is referring to as a person. Following that line of thought the sonnet could read that...

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Commenatry/ Analysis on the Poem “the Pike” by Ted Hughes

familiar meter, simple rhyme scheme and by enhancing these forms with effective poetic devices and substitutions. Yeats uses the form, iambic pentameter, to create a steady rhythm. The use of a simplistic rhyme scheme does not mean the poem is simple by any means. In fact, it is just the opposite. The use of an ABBA CDDC EFFE rhyme scheme is a strategic decision by the author to help create constant rhythm and repetition. Each stanza is one long poetic sentence that is held together with rhyme. The rhyming...

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Poetry and Handsome Young Man

ID Number: ______________________________________________ ID : ______________________________________________________ Class: A ( ) ================================================== Part One: A. Match the following poetic terms and figure of speech with the sentences that follow: 1. 2. Apostrophe 3. Assonance 4. Consonance 5. Epithet 6. Hyperbole 7. Irony 8. Metonymy 9. Onomatopoeia 10. Simile 11. Synecdoche 1) Personification is all about...

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Poetry and Catalog Poem A.i

Narrative a.i. Tells a story or recounts events b. Dramatic b.i. Tells a story but focuses on character c. Lyric c.i. Present the thoughts and feelings of a single speaker VIII. Form and Structure a. Written in lines b. Lines are grouped together in stanzas c. Lines and words are arranged on a page is its form IX. Sound a. Rhyme, meter, and word choice are the key sound devices b. Rhyme is the repetition of sounds at the ends of words b.i. Internal rhyme b.i.1. Use of rhyming words within...

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Sijo- Korean Literature

developing or underdeveloped countries. Korea has a proud and long-established literary tradition, but while it has produced many fine classical and contemporary works as well as its own unique form of poetry, the Sijo, which is a very interesting rare and unique type of poetry. Sijo is a Korean poetic form. that was originally sung rather than read. It consists of three lines with an average of 14 to 16 syllables each also the three lines in some cases may be broken in half to create 6, in Sijo...

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Surprised By Joy Analysis

for a second, or even less than that, because any joy will bring up his memory of his daughter. The memory immediately crushed any joy he had and replaced them with grief and sadness. “Surprised by Joy” is in iambic pentameter, where Wordsworth uses poetic variation to create a tension between words to express a cruel and inescapable realization that his life is completely changed without his daughter there to share it, and he allowed this to rob any briefest moments of happiness. This sonnet, Italian...

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Anthem for Doomed Youth Analysis

Petrarch (1304-1374). A Petrarchan sonnet consists of a stanza with eight lines followed by a stanza with six lines. William Shakespeare later adopted the sonnet, however he changed form slightly. Shakespeare wrote three quatrains followed by a couplet. Owen wrote his sonnets in the Elizabethan author’s take on the sonnet form. Anthem for Doomed Youth shares every characteristic with shakespeare’s sonnet besides the rhyme scheme. The rhyme scheme for shakespeare’s sonnets are abab cdcd efef gg, however...

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Comparisons of 2 Poems

A comparison of structure, poetic/language devices and themes between ‘Hour’ and ‘Sonnet 116’ Both ‘Hour’ and ‘Sonnet 116’ were written 500 years apart, yet both of these poems explore the significant characteristics of love and time. Both poems explore that time and love does not match. But in ‘Sonnet 116’ love is the dominant figure from time and in ‘Hour’ time is the dominant figure from love. In the poem, ‘Hour’, Carol Ann Duffy is talking about how one ‘Hour’ of their day can be spent as...

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terms of poetry

word by imitation of a sound. Couplet: a pair of successive lines of verse, especially a pair that rhymes and is of the same length. Sonnet: A 14-line verse form usually having one of several conventional rhyme schemes and each line has 10 syllables. Quatrains: a stanza or poem of four lines, usually with alternate rhymes. Meter: a poetic measure; an arrangement of words in regularly measured, patterned, or rhythmic lines or verses. Iambic pentameter: a kind of rhythmic pattern that consists of...

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how to

organize responses to the verse into a logical, point-by-point explanation. A good beginning involves asking questions that apply to most poetry. Context of the Poem Clear answers to the following questions can help establish the context of a poem and form the foundation of understanding: Who wrote the poem? Does the poet's life suggest any special point of view, such as a political affiliation, religious sect, career interest, musical talent, family or personal problems, travel, or handicap — for example...

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Shakespeare Sonnet 129

language and other poetic devices that let the reader know exactly how the poet feels about the emotions and dangers associated with lust. He also uses interesting punctuation choices that create the flow and tone of the poem. As the readers, we do not know who this poem is addressed to due to the lack of thou, he, or she in the poem. It does seem to be describing a personal experience, but we do not know for sure whom our poetic persona interacted with to cause these emotions. The poetic persona starts...

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Romantic elements in Gray's "Elegy Written in Country Churchyard"

generally and rightly regarded as a transitional figure in 18th century poetry, providing a bridge between the poetic sensibility of his own generation and the Romantic revolution of the future. His work shows the relation between the poetry of the new age and that of the 18th century. Several aspects of his poetry show the trends in the direction of romanticism, but he could never really escape form the spirit of the age in which he lived. Gray's "Elegy" is pervaded by an atmosphere of melancholy, which...

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similarities and differences in the poems ‘Pike’ by Ted Hughes and ‘Cockroach’ by Kevin Halligan

Compare and contrast any two poems to explain how the poet uses poetic techniques to suggest his thoughts and feelings about the subject I will be analysing the similarities and differences in the poems ‘Pike’ by Ted Hughes and ‘Cockroach’ by Kevin Halligan. I will focus on what techniques both poets used to achieve the view of nature, setting, structure, subject, theme, message, tone and emotions of both poems. Pike and Cockroach both share a post Darwinian view of nature. The pikes “jaws...

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and Beginning” the poet’s writing is based around the central subject of war. The central theme of the poems is the emotional impact that the war brings out. Both poems differ in persona, yet set the same tone of sadness through their poetic language and poetic form. Both poems address the after effects of war however “Facing It” is more personal, whereas “End and Beginning” focuses on the experience in a broader omniscient way. The persona and the tone of a poem gives the reader a better understanding...

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An Overview of Sonnet 130

Oriel College, Oxford, England. In the following essay, Woolway analyzes how, in “Sonnet 130,” Shakespeare “succeeds...in turning traditional poetic conventions around.” She also takes a close look at the ways Shakespeare's versification—his skill patterning of stressed and unstressed syllable—supports the poem's meaning] In the sixteenth century, a form of poetry called the blazon was briefly popular. “Blazon” is a technical term usually used to describe heraldry. It always involved a detailed...

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This Be the Verse

chatty, unforced tone of the poem. The image of a coastal shelf is an unexpectedly expansive one after the previous stanzas strewn with “fools”, “f***”, “at each other’s throats”. It has been criticised for sounding forced, but in fits with Larkin’s poetic technique in “High Windows” and “Love Again”, with their images of windows and trees in the final stanzas. The image simply marks the move from a direct style of address to a more oblique one. It is also quite resonant, with its implications of inevitability...

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Poetry Analysis – Whoso List to Hunt

Hunt” is a Petrarchan sonnet by Thomas Wyatt, which is known as an Italian sonnet, consisting of an octave and a sestet. This sonnet revolves around the themes of unrequited love, sexism, complexity, obsession and passion. Wyatt uses a collection of poetic techniques within the sonnet in order to display the power and desire the man has for the woman. The structure of this sonnet corresponds to a Petrarchan sonnet. This is identified by the rhyming scheme “abba abba cde cde”. The sonnet is constructed...

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This is an essay about how E.E. Cummings uses form in his poems.

Form is an integral part of poetry. The form used by E. E. Cummings is quite unique, and is different in each of his poems. His poems, "nobody loses all the time," "pity this busy monster,manunkind," and "r-p-o-p-h-e-s-s-a-g-r" illustrate this fact. The poem, "nobody loses all the time" is a good representation of Cummings' work, written in no traditional form. It is 37 lines long, divided into six stanzas of six lines each, and one line standing alone at the end. This poem is unique in that it...

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English 1f95

E.E. Cummings (1923) poem 1(a normal in terms of contemporary poetics (these days) Cummings puts line breaks where line breaks don’t belong Disruptive visual means in terms of breaking up the letters of the poem (a leaf falls) loneliness the title has a 1 and the first line has an “l” … looks the same, the web of connotation goes beyond the meaning of the words and connects to visual means a (visual pun) in the word loneliness, you have l then one then l (when you’re lonely, you are by yourself...

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Analysis About Elizabeth Bishop S Sestina

autumn evening. The poem epitomizes the way that family members share long-buried and unarticulated sorrows, simultaneously hiding and revealing what they know of themselves and of each other. The title, "Sestina," appears to simply identify the poetic form that Bishop chose for her story: the sestina is a complex, interwoven structure of six stanzas, wherein six end-words repeat themselves in a set pattern. Reading this poem, however, we do not experience it as a display of cold or abstract mechanics...

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The Passionate Sheperd

The Passionate Shepherd to His Love Summary "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love" is a pastoral lyric, a poetic form that is used to create an idealized vision of rural life within the context of personal emotion. Pastoral poems had been in vogue among poets for at least seventeen hundred years when Marlowe wrote this one. The Greek poet Theocritis, in the third century B.C.E. (Shipley 300-1,) was the first pastoralist poet, and he, too, wrote about shepherds. All pastoral poetry, including Marlowe's...

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Ballad of Wordly Wealth

Explication: Final Draft The “Ballad of Wordly Wealth” is a depiction of how money can bring pride and corruption into our society. This explication will review the many rhetoric forms and patterns of this such poem. The form of this poem is a ballad. A ballad's contents include 3 stanzas, at least 8 lines in each stanza, and a refrain (a repeated phrase at the end point of a poem) a refrain in example of the Ballad of Wordly Wealth is “Youth, and health, and Paradise” The author used sophisticated...

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Critical Analysis of Sous Les Arbres

one. During the sixth stanza as night falls she establishes her full loyalty to him through her love using the metaphor of a dog. The poem opens with a one sentence stanza (lines 1-4) written in an alexandrine with the caesura having an irregular form. The caesurae appear seven times throughout the stanza instead of the regular four. The opening three lines all contain an irregular placement of the caesura, while the final line is a classical alexandrine. The second line locates the couple, in a...

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Emily Dickinson

Throughout most of Dickinson poetry she uses partial, slant or off rhymes, in which the final sounds of the word are similar but not identical. She knew she was not following the poetic methods of people of her time but didn’t care because she was writing for herself, not the public. Her stanza forms and poetic rhymes come from the Protestant hymns of Issac Watts (Wolff 101). “Emily Dickinson’s poems are usually written in short stanza, mostly quatrains with short lines usually...

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The Wreck of the Hesperus and The Highwayman: A Compare and Contrast Essay on Love, Triumph and Betrayal

Although Noyes’ poem demonstrates that eternal love will triumph over betrayal, and Longfellow’s poem reveals the tragic outcome of a sea captain’s pride, both poems share specific literary and poetic elements. In Longfellow’s poem “The Wreck of the Hesperus”, the poem is told as a story in poetic form, known as a narrative poem. “Hesperus” takes place in 1839 off Norman’s Reef near Gloucester, Massachusetts. The protagonists are the skipper and his daughter. His daughter could be described as...

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Poetry and Literature

human condition Statement B: Thus, you will only gain about the historical background of a particular place. – Statement is True while Statement B is False 12. In writing literature, amateur or not, creativity will always take place regardless its form in literature. – True 13. When writing a literary piece, authors and writers can separate their personality from their work. – False 14. The famous author who said that Literature is a performance in words. – Robert Frost 15. Most of the epics are...

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The use of literary devices as a tool to construct meaning in Poetry

In constructing a poem the author must consider the way in which the message will be established, therefore they must make specific choices using poetic devices to convey the meaning to the reader. In poetry the author makes use of sound devices, rhyme, imagery, typography and language to construct the meaning of the text. Examples of the use of literary devices to construct meaning can be seen in the poem ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’ by Wilfred Owen - a sonnet illustrating the horrors of war, and ‘Digging’...

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Short Note on "The Sea - James Reeves"

constancy when the dog is sleeping. In Aside from the onomatopoeias and onomatopoeias, there is also a repetition of “bones” in line seven. This repetition reflects the constancy of the sound when the dog is gnawing on the juicy bone. Regarding the form of this poem, it has a free verse, occasionally with some rhyme but lacking rhythm. However, the lack of rhythm actually fits better in this poem. The lacking reflects how the sea is uncontrollable. James Reeves used several techniques in rhyming...

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Poetry Analysis

of blinds - normally a preparation for night, but also, here, the tradition of drawing the blinds in a room where a dead person lies, as a sign to the world and as a mark of respect. The coming of night is like the drawing down of blinds.  9. Poetic Devices: * Rhyme scheme: ABAB CDCD EFFE/GG. * Alliteration: rifles' rapid rattle, sad shires, Shall shine, glimmers of good-byes, dusk a drawing-down, Their flowers the tenderness. * Repetition: “only the, only the” * Assonance: doomed...

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Poetry Comparison - Rebellion

clearly show that rebels grow their hair when everyone has short hair, and cut their hair when everyone has long hair. The message is strongly emphasized in every stanza, as it relates to how rebels act in this society. Enright cleverly uses some poetic devices such as repetition and alliteration to support the message of his poem. The poet efficiently uses repetition every stanza except the last one. The first line always starts with ‘When everybody’ and the second line starts with ‘The rebel’ which...

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Text Explication Essay for Sonnet 60

Text Explication and Facets of Poetic Genre Sonnet 60 by William Shakespeare Professor C. Soldan Poetry is “the art of rhythmical composition, written or spoken, for exciting pleasure by beautiful, imaginative, or elevated thoughts”. This paper will focus on poet William Shakespeare (1564-1616) who was famous in the Renaissance Period prior to the year 1750. Shakespeare was found to have 154 written sonnets, which dealt with themes such as the time, love, beauty and mortality. However, a personal...

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Poetry and Highly Musical Verse

our topic for today. Body: Poetry-it is the language of the imagination. -is an imaginative awareness of experience expressed through meaning sound,and rhythmic language choices so as to evoke an emotional response. -a term applied to the many forms in w/c human beings have given rhythmic expression to their most imaginative and intense perceptions of the world,themselves,and the relation of the two. -deals w/ emotions as they are aroused by some scene,experience,attachment; often rich in sentiment...

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