Cummings and Pablo Neruda present the theme of their poems by having their two speakers addressing the women they love. The two speakers cope with the idea of prospective change in two completely different ways: Cummings’s speaker faces the end of his relationship as a situation that hurts him but in the end he accepts it, while Neruda’s speaker doesn’t care about his lover’s past as the only thing he wants is to make a couple with her. Thus, there are both similarities and differences in the poetic devices used in the two poems, while the tone of the speakers’ voice differs too, as in the first poem is sad and melancholic whereas in the second poem is confident and
Richard Blanco is a Cuban- American poet who was given the oppurunity to write an inaugaration poem for Barack Obama's second swearing-in. He wrote a poem titled "One Today" that praised the good and unique things about the United States and also the everyday people who's daily routines help to make America the proud country that it is.
Frost further points out that the stretch of woods being viewed is very rural. This is made possible by the reference to the location between the woods and frozen lake. In closing the final sentence of the second stanza Frost reiterates the fact that this occurs on “the darkest evening of the year” stating the darkness of the mood.
Lorna Dee Cervantes' poem, “Poema para los Californios Muertos” (“Poem for the Dead Californios”), is a commentary on what happened to the original inhabitants of California when California was still Mexico, and an address to the speaker's dead ancestors. Utilizing a unique dynamic, consistently alternating between Spanish and English, Cervantes accurately represents the fear, hatred, and humility experienced by the “Californios” through rhythm, arrangement, tone, and most importantly, through use of language.
Clint Smith is a writer, teacher, and doctoral candidate in Education at Harvard University with a concentration in Culture, Institutions, and Society. Smith Clint wrote a poem called “Something You should Know.” The poem is about an early job he had in a Petsmart. The poet allows the readers into his personal life, but before he had trouble opening up to people and his work. Moreover, Clint wrote an insight in the poem about relying in anything to feel safe and he says it is the most terrifying thing any person can do.
The Poem “Introduction to Poetry” is by Billy Collins, an English poet, and it is about how teachers often force students to over-analyze poetry and to try decipher every possible meaning portrayed throughout the poem rather than allowing the students to form their own interpretation of the poem based on their own experiences.
In “Conte” by Marilyn Hacker, Cinderella shows the reader a glimpse of her life after the childhood tale ends, a less happier ending than the original story implies. She feels trapped in a constant state of misery and boredom in the royal palace. Without life experience guiding her, Cinderella is in a dilemma caused by her ignorance of the potential consequences of her actions. With the use of irony, structure, and diction, “Conte” shows how innocence and naïveté result in regrettable mistakes that create life experience.
Romantic relationships,contains emotions that both partner share for each other,when conflict begins to arise animosity causes the separation within the relationship from those two people.This may or may not leave mutual feeling for each other.However,within the poem “IF You Forget Me”by Pablo Neruda emanates the message,regardless of what may had happened between you and someone else in a intimate relationship the bond between them will either last forever or disappear between each other.But, no matter what the feeling of “If You Forget Me” is mutual by the author uses of metaphor,express to attempt to tell his lover that he will forget her if she forgets him,in the same instant that it might happen.As Equally important
Robert Frost takes our imagination to a journey through wintertime with
his two poems "Desert Places" and "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening". These two poems reflect the beautiful scenery that is present in the snow covered woods and awakens us to new feelings. Even though these poems both have winter settings they contain very different tones. One has a feeling of depressing loneliness and the other a feeling of welcome solitude. They show how the same setting can have totally different impacts on a person depending on
their mindset at the time. These poems are both made up of simple stanzas and diction but they are not straightforward poems.
When you read a long poem, sometimes as a young ready, you lose interest. The longer the poem, the faster a reader gets over it. I believe Neruda does not want his readers to lose interest. He wants his readers to understand the meaning behind his art. The reason I say this, is because of his word choice in his poems. The
Pablo through the poem speaks his mind of experiences in Latin America by using the company of the United Fruits to describe the injustices to the locals vividly. Throughout the poem, Pablo uses a great deal of symbolism, metaphors, and connotations to relate the situation in Chile. The evidence of the setting as Chile is described in line 8 and 9 where the poet describes it as ‘…coast of my world….waist of America.’ Through the use of the word mu in the 8th line, it is evident that the persona in the poem is Pablo hence recounting events experienced in a colonial error marred by killings and social injustices against Latin Americans. There are multiple perpetrators such as Coca-Cola who
Robert Frost had a fascination towards loneliness and isolation and thus expressed these ideas in his poems through metaphors. The majority of the characters in Frost’s poems are isolated in one way or another. In some poems, such as “Acquainted with the Night” and “Mending Wall,” the speakers are lonely and isolated from their societies. On other occasions, Frost suggests that isolation can be avoided by interaction with other members of society, for example in “The Tuft of Flowers,” where the poem changes from a speaker all alone, to realizing that people are all connected in some way or another. In Robert Frost’s poems “Acquainted with the Night,” “Mending Wall,” and “The Tuft of Flowers,” the themes insinuate the idea of loneliness
Poetry is a reduced dialect that communicates complex emotions. To comprehend the numerous implications of a ballad, perusers must analyze its words and expressing from the points of view of beat, sound, pictures, clear importance, and suggested meaning. Perusers then need to sort out reactions to the verse into a consistent, point-by-point clarification. Poetry utilizes structures and traditions to propose differential translation to words, or to summon emotive reactions. Gadgets, for example, sound similarity, similar sounding word usage, likeness in sound and cadence are at times used to accomplish musical or incantatory impacts.
Are drugs really the answer to anyone’s problems? “Comfortably Numb,” a song, written by Roger Waters of the band Pink Floyd is about depression, mental health and drug use in the music culture. They write about a person who focuses on escaping his own mind because he can’t bear what is going on in the outside world. The band mate retreats to his inner self and is having conflict with the physical world. “Comfortably Numb” is a song (in it’s generation) that most people, who were having problems, could relate to by taking drugs to dull the pain.
Some of the poems and essays I have read during this class were relatable to me. Being away from college, I have struggled with not being at home. I have become a different person when I am at school, but when I am home, I feel like I am my normal self again. Some of these authors of the poems and essays that I have read throughout this class has struggled with being somewhere where they don’t belong and that they are someone else when they are not home. Unlike the other poems and essays we have read throughout the course. I enjoyed reading the ones about “home” because I actually understood what they are going through and that I can relate. Some of these poems and essays include “Going Home” by Maurice Kenny, Postcard from Kashmir”, by Agha Shahid Ali, “Returning” by Elias Miguel Munoz and “Hometown” by Luis Cabalquinto. All of these poems deal with duality.