Poem Analysis : `` Stop All The Clocks `` Cut Off The Telephone ``

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When Poems are written, authors incorporate important literary devices that constructs the meaning of their poem. However, while analyzing W.H Auden “ Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone” the rhyme scheme was simple. On the other hand, Wilfred Owen “Dulce et Decorum Est” had a different rhyme scheme concept. This could be because of the writing style of the poem, and how it flows with the setting. In the poem W.H Auden “Stop all the clock, cut off the telephone” the rhyme was simple, and the reason why it is simple is because it has a constant pattern. The rhyme scheme goes A, A, B, B, C, C, D, D, E, E, F, F, G, G, H, H. Auden decided to have a simple rhyme scheme because the setting of the poem is during a funeral. Also, the ending of each word has an affiliation with words that represent a funeral surrounding. According to Auden “Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone”(line 1). This line shows someone attending a funeral, and Auden ends the line with telephone because when someone is at a funeral, they are suppose to turn off their phone, and pay their respect to the dead. Furthermore, Auden emphasizes “Scribbling on the sky the message He Is Dead,”(line 6). Auden capitalize the “He Is Dead” because once again it’s a funeral and people only go to funeral when someone they know has passed away. So that is why he emphasizes the He Is Dead at the ending of the line. Additionally, usually a funeral has a quiet and, depress atmosphere. In Auden poem “Stop all the

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