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Poetry Note Tracking - FIGURATIVE SPEECH (Essay Sample)
Hi writer this is my professor instruction,so after this you can get the poem and traking on uploaded file.Please PRINT and read both attached document. Begin with the “Intro to Poetry Analysis - FIGURATIVE SPEECH + SYNTAX and POETIC SHIFTS Poems” and using the corresponding “Poetry Note Tracking - FIGURATIVE SPEECH + SYNTAX and POETIC SHIFTS” sheet, complete an analysis of EACH of the three poems by identifying as many terms on the tracker as possible. Poems: -”Facing It” - YusefKomunyakaa - “After Auschwitz” - Anne Sexton - “Daddy” - Sylvia Plath Hints for success: * Be sure to PRINT each poem. * Be sure to WRITE on (annotate) each poem just as you reviewed in the “Annotating Poetry Example” handout: this step will make a crucial difference in your ability to succeed in this unit. * Be sure to use a separate note tracking sheet for EACH poem. * Please submit your note tracking sheets for this assignment as a SINGLE WORD document. source..
Name: Instructor: Course: Date: Poetry Note Tracking - FIGURATIVE SPEECH + SYNTAX and POETIC SHIFTS As you explore the poem, please identify the following elements. Be sure to annotate your copy of the poem to justify and support your answers. Remember, your literary conclusions MUST be rationalized by the poetic language. (Use one “Poetry Note Tracking” sheet for EACH poem) Poem Title: ‘Facing It’ Theme: The poem relates to the horrors of war the writer is experiencing Speaker: A Vietnam War survivor as he reflects on the war times (Schatzie). Narrative & Lyrical: The poem is in form of a story about the images the writer still has about the war that took place in Vietnam. Tone: The poem passes a sad tone of the effects that the way had on the victims, which includes the writer. At the beginning of the poem we can see the writer fighting the tears in his eyes (Schatzie). Diction (denotation & connotation): There is a great diction in the poem, with direct references and some indirect reference such as where the writer refers to blood as strokes of a brush and the red bird. Imagery & Image patterns: Imagery in the poem is expressed where the writer talks about his letter names written in smoke. The writer also talks about the red bird’s wings when referring to blood. Figures of Speech: Metaphor: I am stone, I am flesh: In all of them he directly relates himself to other objects. Simile: My clouded reflection eyes me like a bird of prey, find my own in letters like smoke: In the two examples he likens/compares two items using the word like. Hyperbole: Pale eyes looking through mine: In this example he illuminates the act of a simple glance. Understatement: The stone lets me go: Although he makes it look easy, the names on the wall have an immense effect on him as they awaken the war memories (Schatzie). Synecdoche : The stone: This is used to refer to the many victims’ names that were written on the dark granite wall. Metonymy: The word stone is used to refer to the wall of a monument. personification: The stone lets me go: Is a good example of how the writer gives the stone wall life. Symbol: I am a window: Is symbolic of the hollow space of an open window as the wounded solder looks through him. Syntax (inverse structure & poetic shifts): ‘Half-expecting to find’ is one of the inverse structures that the writer uses to create his illusion of his death with his comrades during the war. ‘In the black mirror a woman’s trying to erase names: No, she's brushing a boy's hair.’ In these lines the writer uses poetic shift to illustrate how he comes back to his senses. Poetry Note Tracking - FIGURATIVE SPEECH + SYNTAX and POETIC SHIFTS As you explore the poem, please identify the following elements. Be sure to annotate your copy of the poem to justify and support your answers. Remember, your literary conclusions MUST be rationalized by the poetic language. (Use one “Poetry Note Tracki...
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