Summary Of The Poem I Shall Paint My Nails Red

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The forms used in “To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time” is closed form as it contains a rhyme scheme of ABAB alongside an iambic pentameter. The poem “I Shall Paint My Nails Red” consists of a free-verse, as there is no standard as well as no iambic pentameter/rhyme scheme. In terms of enhancement of meaning, both closed and open form allows for variation. For the closed form poem, the meaning is enhanced as it allows for a better flow and generalization of the meaning of the poem, which is youth being the greatest period of time for one's life, therefore should make use of it as later years deteriorate. For the open form poem, the meaning can be grasped as, through constant repetition of “Because”, it may show the author's progression/recounting of thoughts throughout the poem. The differences in each are that closed form allows for a more philosophical approach whereas open form allows for a more modern and individualistic approach. The who for “To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time” are the virgins as time “ still a-flying...”, which is a personified phrase a time does not literally fly but rather metaphorically (alongside the following two lines). The what is time passing by, making the best of youth, before it deteriorates, having time become worse. An example is the second stanza, where personification, imagery, and symbolism is present. Personification can be found as the sun is compared to as the “glorious lamp of heaven whilst imagery follows, symbolizing

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