Stone Balls And Fences
The initial interpretation of the poem comes about significantly as a result of looking at the words used by the poet, particularly about their interconnection and the deviant grammatical and graphological elements. Analysis of lexical features is therefore, a better point to start with a detailed linguistic analysis. This in turn, contributes to the effects of overall meaning that the poem carries.
4.1.1 Lexical level
At lexical level we see the lexical choose many single lexical items, mostly noun used here in the poem which create a sense of innocence in the poem and use of noun shows that poet deliver to many ideas by using different famous nouns. Poet use very beautiful lexis’s to beautify theme of poem and create …show more content…
This figurative device draw attention to the phrase and often use for emphasis.
Something there is that does not love a wall.
“But they would have the rabbit out of hiding”.
“We were our fingers rough with handling them”
“Where they have left not one stone on a stone
But they would have the rabbit out of hiding
No one has seen them made or hear them made
And on a day we meet to walk the line
We wear our fingers rough with handing them
He is all pine and I am apple orchard
Bringing a stone grasped firmly by the top
He moves in darkness as it seems to me
But its not elves exactly and rather
And to whom I was like to give offense
In each hand like an old stone savage …show more content…
The gapes I mean /z/, /g/
No one has seen them made or heard them made /d/
4.2.3 Figurative devices
Imagery means the use of figurative language to represent objects, actions and ideas in such a way that it appeals to our physical senses. Imagery in poetry creates similar pictures in a reader’s mind. Poets use imagery to draw readers into a sensory experience. Images will often provide us with mental snapshots that appeal to our senses of sight, sound, taste, touch and smell. In its core, images show meaning to the readers. When the readers compare snapshots in their mind to their own memories or experiences, they connect emotionally to the poem.
Images may be visual, auditory (hearing), olfactory (smell), tactile (touch), or gustatory (taste). In the present poem, the following type of imagery has been used
Wall, stones, rabbit, dogs, cows, hill, apple, woods