Impact on creators[ edit ] In the years that followed the creation of Anarky, both Norm Breyfogle and Alan Grant experienced changes in their personal and professional lives which they attributed to that collaboration. Each man acknowledged the primary impact of the character to have been on their mutual friendship and intellectual understanding. In particular, their time developing the Anarky series led to a working relationship centered on esoteric debate, discussion, and mutual respect.
It should be noted that poetry is written to be read aloud. It is when we hear a poem that its musical qualities can be measured, as they resonate in our ears.
The first and most obvious literary device is the personificationof "Death. Death is not a person; it has no The first and most obvious literary device is the personification of "Death. Death is not a person; it has no personality.
In this poem, however, it is spoken of as such; for example, it drives, and is not simply a state of being. Another device used is alliteration. This is the repetition of the same consonant sound found at the beginning of a group of words.
It is defined as the repetition of vowel sounds in a group of words. We hear it in "Gazing Grain" with the long "a" sound, and "Dews drew" with the repetition of the long "u" sound.
More than anything else, the poem's meter is iambic. This means that there is a stress on every other syllable. The point to this kind of rhythm is that as it is read, it feels as if there is a sway or lilt to the poem's movement.
This is symbolic of the swaying one would experience when riding in a carriage, as it moves from side-to-side. This makes the poetic experience more realistic for the listener. Finally, the poem's imagery is impressive.
If we are not already impressed and affected by the sounds and the poem's movement, Dickinson's imagery cannot be overstated as an important element, especially in this piece—as the speaker describes the last things in the world that she either sees or recalls.
In the first two lines is the unlikely image of "Death" being "kind. In this case, there is no choice, and there is no kindness present at all.
Consider "We drove slowly—He knew no haste. When one is dead, time becomes meaningless. We passed the Fields of Gazing Grain — We passed the Setting Sun — These two lines bring to mind a drive through the countryside, with grain that is unmoving as is one who is "gazing"and the colored sky hinting at a soon-to-come sunset.
Art speaks to people in many different ways—for me, the image I have is an orange cast to the sky that changes the color of the golden grain ever so slightly.
These lines can also be seen as symbolic of the end of the speaker's last day—her last glimpse or the last moments of life; the transition between the living grain soon to be harvested, alive no more, as is the case with the sun setting, having ended its life Dickinson's mastery of poetic devices in sound and diction word choice allow the reader to travel with her and experience life as she once did—catching onto the kite tails of her imagination so we might see the world through her eyes for a short time.Port Manteaux churns out silly new words when you feed it an idea or two.
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Sitemap. Home > Figurative Language. Emily Dickinson often uses figurative language to enhance the meaning and quality of her poems. Listed below is some of the figurative language that frequently shows up in her poems, an example of each, and explanations of the example.
In the early poem "Just lost, when I was saved!" (), Emily Dickinson expresses joyful assurance of immortality by dramatizing her regret about a return to life after she — or an imagined speaker — almost died and received many vivid and thrilling hints about a world beyond death.
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Through Dickinson's precise style of writing, effective use of literary elements, and vivid imagery, she creates a poem that can be interpreted in many different ways. The precise form that Dickinson uses throughout 'Because' helps convey her message to the reader/5(23).
American literature is literature written or produced in the United States and its preceding colonies (for specific discussions of poetry and theater, see Poetry of the United States and Theater in the United States).Before the founding of the United States, the British colonies on the eastern coast of the present-day United States were heavily influenced by English literature.