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The first two lines of the poem reveal that Frost knows who owns the woods, and that it is someone who lives in the village. Line six of the poem tells the reader that no people live in the woods and that the woods are quiet and serene. In addition, the inverted word order adds a lyrical cadence to the poem and makes it enjoyable to read.
Furthermore, the inverted word order allows the reader to infer precisely what Frost is saying. If he had drafted the poem saying, “though his house is in the village…” one might question whether the owner lived in the woods in a different structure. The way Frost wrote the poem, however, indicates that not only is the owner’s house in the village, but that the woods are barren of human inhabitance. One does not know the errands that prompted Frost to travel on a cold, dark, and snowy night. Nonetheless, after reading the poem, one does understand that Frost appreciates nature and tranquility.
In another example, William Carlos Williams uses imagery to paint a picture in his poem, “The Red Wheelbarrow”. He leaves a great deal to the imagination of the reader regarding the subject and intent of the poem, while clearly creating a scene of anticipation. One can see the red wheelbarrow. One can envision it being weather-beaten and perhaps a little rusty. One can relate to the wetness of the rain water, and imagine it being cool and slick to the touch. Finally, one can picture chickens freshly washed by the rain, fluffy and white. One can hear the clucking and cooing, pecking and scratching, as the chickens meander in and out of the shadow of the wheelbarrow.
Beyond this imagery, Williams provides no direction to the reader, who may choose the subject and intent of the poem independently. One’s background and experiences determine the final interpretation. If one is familiar with farms and manual labor, one might envision impending work and the
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However, the medieval dream poetry finds a special mention in this discussion. There are various examples of some stunning dream poetry available for analysis. Chaucerian poetry is one of the most insightful and provoking in this category. A similar and astounding classic of this age is an anonymous poem Pearl.
The poem also shows how the working class people are looked down with scorn and contempt by the dominant upper class society. The poem can also be read as a working class woman's attempt to establish herself as a writer against all kinds of suppression and oppression.
Stallworthy's poem, 'Sindhi Woman' is a modern poem of a foreign observer looking at a Sindhi woman in a bazaar. Sindhi Woman is a more modern although closed form of rhyming in poetry, it has no metrical pattern therefore it is a free verse. It could be comparable to Stevie Smith's simple and quick witted form of poetry but the theme of the poetry is almost like an observation and it has empathies put in the form of metaphors as to the Sindhi woman's situation in life.
Witnessing nature from this point of view allows for Burns to capture a true aspect, as in its, "sounding shore" (1) and its "dashing roar" (2) its "deep green-mantled earth" (7) its "floweret's" (8) and its "azure skies" (13). Moreover, while his focus on nature is beautifully displayed, he finds a way to capture the joys of a human essence in the final stanza; this seems to show Burns's likeness of himself in another through his eyes, as when he first encountered the power of Mother Nature.
Even when speaking of the same things, poets speak of them in a different manner, with different accents and shades of meaning. So it happened with William Shakespeare's "Sonnet 55" and Shelley's "Ozymandias" which both make a wonderful example of high poetry.
Should a person agree with how he is classified or should he insist upon a self-definition and self-realization. It is these themes that will be considered in this analysis.
If any one poem could be said to encapsulate the whole of Hughes's vision it would be this one.
For as long as there are unjust governments and societies there will always be poets who will express their bitter feelings about the oppression in their poetry.
As a poet who belongs to the early generation of the poets of the romanticism William Blake, (1757-1827), is no exception.
Gods and Goddesses are the ones who determine matters such as peace or violence, life or death, etc. In both “The Iliad” and “The Odyssey”, Goddesses play significant roles influencing Zeus, the God Supreme, to achieve his granting of their pleas.