• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

"Poets rethink everything anew."

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

"Poets rethink everything anew." From your reading of poetry, show how two or three of the poems may have given you a new or different sense of poetry or of human experience, and comment on how these effects were achieved in the poetry. From reading poetry, I find that poets often give readers a different sense of human experiences. In this essay, I am going to use the two poems: "Preludes" by T. S. Eliot and "To Autumn" by John Keats to talk about the literary devices they used to create a different senses of human experiences to readers. In both "Preludes" and "To Autumn", the poems involve the sense of time. In "Preludes", we have mentions of evening and morning. And "To Autumn" is itself an ode to the season, autumn, which is a time as well. We usually have some sense of time as humans have schedules and we, therefore, experience different things in different times. ...read more.

Middle

In this way, Eliot can make the different sense of evening even more dramatic. In stanza II, Eliot also starts off by giving us the time in line 1 (the morning comes to consciousness) before he gives the different sense of morning to the reader. In stanza II and IV of "Preludes", Eliot portraits morning as, instead of a fresh start, a continuation of the previous evening and a repetition of daily routine. For example, in stanza II, Eliot mentions the "smells of beer" in stanza II and "evening newspapers" in stanza IV which are objects which are associated with the negative side of the previous night. Together, the form involves one stanza about evening, one about morning... This form helps to create a day cycle, and Eliot sense of day cycle is still different. When we think of day cycle, we think of life growing. Yet, Eliot uses repeated mention of "o'clock" and the rhymes to create a negative repetitive and pressurized feeling of day cycle to readers. ...read more.

Conclusion

In "Preludes", Eliot also personify the street, for example, by giving the street "conscience". In both "Preludes", Eliot gives different association to objects such as coffee stands, bed, etc. In stanza II, Eliot wants to show the repetitiveness of day cycle by mocking people's drinking coffee habit. Therefore, instead of the refreshing morning coffee drinking, Eliot associate coffee stands with "masquerades" saying coffee masks people's faces and souls. In stanza III, Eliot uses description of the persona's activity on the bed of reflecting life on the ceiling and not able to sleep. Through experience, bed is usually associated with quiet, peaceful rest. In this case, through description, Eliot gives us a different idea of bed as people lying on a bed may still not get any sleep just like the persona he created. In conclusion, poets give readers a different sense of human experience of things. By doing that, poets allow us to look at the same things from a different perspective and learn something new. The techniques they use vary from personifications, similes, imageries and even mere descriptions. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our International Baccalaureate Languages section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related International Baccalaureate Languages essays

  1. Under age Binge Drinking In Wales

    These issues are connected with a lesser chance of getting a good job. There is a further link to lower socio and economic status in society. School pressure was identified by students themselves as the major cause of binge drinking.

  2. WIld Bees

    However, the poet seems to speak against violence. The situation is compared to the battles in Carthage and Troy, ancient cities which were burnt down by the Romans and Greeks respectively, which resulted in their victory. However, thousands were killed and the two cities were destroyed.

  1. English - Ode on Melancholy

    anger of a woman is humorous as the idea of anger being a source of healing from Melancholy is ironic. Keats additionally uses assonance to stress the idea of listening to the woman, when he says 'and feed deep, deep upon her peerless eyes'.

  2. Owen's war poetry

    The personification of nature makes it obvious as well how all these soldiers have ceased to consciously distinguish the unloving nature from the human army that they have to fight against in the battle. The sense of pervasive pessimism in the battle is also demonstrated by the pejorative image of "dawn massing in the east her melancholy army" (Exposure).

  1. Vietnamese Poetry and Language

    (Tra�ng �en) Be�n ca�nh s�� th��a tha�i phung ph� cu�a con ca�i nh��ng nha� gia�u cu�a, la�m tie�n, quye�n cao ch��c l�n, th� ��c m� nho� be� ta�m th��ng cu�a mo�t ho�c sinh con nha� nghe�o kho�, xin o�ng gia� Noel ch� la� quye�n v� ho�c tro� va� bo� qua�n a�o �o�ng phu�c: "Con muo�n xin o�ng nhie�u th�� la�m.

  2. Commentary on Ode on a Grecian Urn and Ulysses

    A sylvan historian records scenes in the woods and thus since the scenes depicted on the urn are set in the woods, that is what the urn is compared to next. Keats goes on to say that the tales told by the urn are 'sweeter than a rhyme'.

  1. Differences between tabloids and newspapers

    fat old gits everywhere" which demonstrate a poor vocabulary, sexually-orientated remarks and slang. This coupled with other techniques such as alliterations, effectively captivate their audience. This effectively demonstrates that the tabloid newspapers' goal is to make a massive impact and draw the attention of the reader.

  2. Significance of Objects

    His abandonment of his favorite food could be a suggestion that the transformation has changed Gregor more than just superficially but has fundamentally altered his physiology. This idea that Gregor's change is manifested in his diet is further developed

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work