Does the poem offer an argument. If so, in what way or ways. Is the word order or sentence structure syntax unusual in any way, and what is the effect of this.
Who is the speaker talking to. What mood or atmosphere is created by the imagery. Emily Dickinson's more philosophical nature poems tend to reflect darker moods than do her more descriptive poems and are often denser and harder to interpret.
The students should make judgments and inferences about characters and events. If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun; If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head. The physical substance of the scene appears only in the first two lines of its opening stanzas and in its concluding stanzas.
Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay, Rage, rage against the dying of the light. It is more accurate to say that the philosophical nature poems look outward and inward with equal intensity.
Dickinson describes its influence on herself as infectious. The third stanza begins a transition with the speaker starting to resist the fraud that she would like to believe in.
Even if she is accompanied when she meets one, she always experiences an emotional shock that grips her body to its innermost parts. Summer escapes into the beautiful, which is a repository of creation that promises to send more beauty into the world.
This grammatically difficult poem begins with a description of the aurora borealis, or northern lights, frequently visible in New England. The scene, however, remains convincing, for we all have witnessed the persistence of some birds in early autumn, and we can understand the speaker's identification with bees, whose supposed skepticism is part of her mood.
Dickinson implies that to know nature fully is to be dead, which seems to be a more regrettable state than the pitiable state of ignorance.
That this show will entertain the centuries means that it will go on forever, while the poet dies and becomes dust.
The fence becoming lost in fleeces parallels the image of wool, and the image of "celestial vail" meaning veil skillfully provides a transition between the two stanzas and brings a heavenly beauty to what had been the dissolution of harvested fields. Rewriting a phrase from a poem several ways will encourage your students to use their own voices in writing.
It avoids the inhibitions, which normally influence writing. Unlike "These are the days," this poem shows Emily Dickinson alienated from the natural processes that symbolize immortality.
What is the speaker's attitude toward the sun in stanzas 1 and 2? How and why does it change in stanza 3? Discussion. 4. Does the speaker understate or overstate the actual qualities of the sun? Point out specific examples. Identify the overstatements in lines13, 15, Discussion.
Elizabeth Bishop's poem The Fish narrates the changing attitude of the speaker towards the fish. First, the fish is described as ancient and grizzled, showing signs of death and decay.
However, upon closer inspection, the fish is made out to be a survivor of many battles/5(3). The a,b,c,b d,e,f,e pattern grounds Rossetti’s words to flow more freely implying there is a deeper hidden tone of maliciousness apparent in the speaker’s voice.
Rossetti uses language to present the deepened anger and outrage that is held against the speaker’s sister, Maude. Do repeated words carry the same meaning when repeated, or do they change? Words often gather or evolve in meaning when repeated.
Â Address the tone of the speaker or narrator, which is the attitude taken by the poemâ€™s voice toward the subject or subjects in the poem: FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE. In this poem, Dickinson uses the extended metaphor of a carriage trip with Death to convey the theme of life as a journey, with the personified Death as the arbiter of when any "stop" is to be made.
- In poems of Sylvia Plath, entitled "Lady Lazarus" and "Daddy" some elements are similar, including used hostile imagery, gloomy atmosphere as well as recurring theme of suicide, but the poems differ in respect of the speaker’s point of view and attitude towards addressed person .Figurative language used convey speaker s changing attitud