Analysis Of More Strong Than Time And The Poor Children

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Victor Hugo is a French author of many successful novels, short stories, and poems. Even though he is most known for his novels and short stories, he also has written several great poems, such as “More Strong Than Time” and “The Poor Children”. Both poems were originally written in French, but not long after they were published, “More Strong Than Time” was translated by a man named Andrew Lang and “The Poor Children” was translated by Algernon Charles Swinburne. As a result, the translated poems did not exactly match up with their originals because of complex language, but still maintained the ideas Hugo portrayed. Many great poets furnish their poems with emotion and feeling and Hugo took advantage of this. For example, in “More Strong Than …show more content…
He or she can see the poem is divided into five stanzas and that a consistent rhyme follows throughout. In these five stanzas, the rhyme goes as follows: a b a b. Also, at the end of every line, the last word is emphasized, which would be called end rhyme. No change of rhyme occurs and the rhythm is smooth. The poem is iambic hexameter, meaning every line in the poem contains twelve syllables. Six are stressed and the other six are unstressed. Since “More Strong Than Time” is about a man’s love for a woman, the smooth and flowing rhythm does match along with the meaning. With these combined, the result retains the romantic …show more content…
In poetry, a multitude of rules are involved that makes poetry unique. When a poet writes his or her story, the meaning is not thrown out and shown. Poetry is meant to be observed and rightly so. Poets like Victor Hugo work hard at writing their stories. In “More Strong Than Time” and “The Poor Children,” Hugo uses a consistent steady rhythm and structure that makes his poems interesting to read. By far, figurative language is not the only concept in his poetry. From the rhyme to the meter to the theme, they all act as a whole. Each concept is like a building block that joins together to make the body of a poem. That is what makes poetry. A good sense of rhyme is not enough to make a poem, neither is a good theme idea. Poetry is a work of art and is called a work of art, because art is supposed to be looked over and observed. Once everything unites as one, a masterpiece is

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