To write an identity poem, explore and express what you know to be true within yourself. Events, circumstances, people don't define you -- you have the power to define YOU. Adventurous by nature, Valery has been a world wanderer for many years.... read more ›
The theme of a poem is the message an author wants to communicate through the piece. The theme differs from the main idea because the main idea describes what the text is mostly about.... view details ›
An easy way to spot imagery in a text is to pay attention to words, phrases, and sentences that connect with your five senses (sight, smell, taste, touch, and sound). That's because writers know that in order to capture a reader's attention, they need to engage with them mentally, physically, and emotionally.... see more ›
Literally understood, “How Simple” is a testimony to the simplicity of the life of a bird. Hence, naturally the poem abounds in avian words and phrases. In fact, the poem revolves around three such phrases: the “sweet little cry” of the bird, “a mere feather” that the bird drops” and “the warmth of broodings”.... continue reading ›
POETRY IS GOOD FOR DEVELOPMENTAL LEARNING
Poetry helps by teaching in rhythm, stringing words together with a beat helps cognitive understanding of words and where they fit. Additionally, it teaches children the art of creative expression, which most found highly lacking in the new-age educational landscape.... view details ›
“Identity” is a free-verse lyric poem written by Julio Noboa Polanco. Through the contrasting symbols of a flower and a weed, the speaker of this poem staunchly advocates for individualism over conformity.... see more ›
Main Idea includes the overall message of the text that a writer intends to convey to the audience. Almost all genres of literature have one or two main ideas in them. However, the main idea in literature is not limited to one sentence or paragraph; instead, it develops and grows throughout the text.... read more ›
- Try to figure out the meaning of the poem. ...
- Imagery is a common technique used by poets to get their meaning across. ...
- Look for symbols. ...
- Look at the poet's choice of words. ...
- Determine the voice and tone of voice of the poem. ...
- Determine if the poem has a storyline. ...
- Look for a rhyme scheme. ...
- Determine the poem's structure.
Poets create imagery by using figures of speech like simile (a direct comparison between two things); metaphor (comparison between two unrelated things that share common characteristics); personification (giving human attributes to nonhuman things); and onomatopoeia (a word that mimics the natural sound of a thing).... continue reading ›
An imagery poem is one that draws on the 5 senses – sight, smell, sound, taste, and touch – to create an image in the reader's head. Done well, an imagery poem evokes not only an image but a feeling about that image. A good imagery poem relies on unique, concrete details to bring the image to life.... view details ›
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. This is a very good example of imagery. We can see the 'vales and hills' through which the speaker wanders, and the daffodils cover the whole landscape. The poet uses the sense of sight to create a host of golden daffodils beside the lake.... see details ›
Fire and Ice by Robert Frost
Not Robert Frost's best-known work, but wonderful all the same, 'Fire and Ice' is the perfect choice for someone who is interested in analyzing a poem that speaks on themes of life, death, and opposites.... see details ›
Identify imagery in the poem, such as the use of metaphors or similes to describe something in a unique way. Write down what effect this could have on readers. Write about the overall tone of the poem and the narrative perspective. Decide if the poem is funny or serious.... view details ›
Summary. 'If—' is an inspirational poem that provides advice on how one should live one's life. The poem takes the reader through various ways in which the reader can rise above adversity that will almost certainly be thrown one's way at some point.... see details ›
The self in poetry, of poetry, is substance, subject and action. Content and action. The self and the poem make each other real. In a woven fabric, the selvage is the uncut edge that is on the right and left as it comes out of the loom.... read more ›
The title “How to Triumph Like a Girl” sets up the piece as a kind of advice-giving poem. The speaker suggests that she will reveal a secret or trick to help the reader learn how to succeed, specifically the way that a “girl” succeeds. It immediately introduces themes of feminism, success, and self-confidence.... view details ›