Poetry, After Tonight, By Gary Soto, And The Second Coming Essay

1050 Words Apr 29th, 2016 5 Pages
Poetry are an amazing piece of literature. Poems show lots of details and hidden meanings about life in it. Some poems can be about someone’s true self, death, or something that is silly. The poems have a very deep meaning that the poets portrays about life and as an individual. Poems are a way to show out the themes and the way the poets portrays their generation. In the three poems: “Dulce Et Decorum Est” by Wilfred Owen, “After Tonight” by Gary Soto, and “The Second Coming” by William Butler Yeats, it shows different perspective of life and the poets describes about modern life. There are always figurative languages show throughout the poems, to emit a deeper meaning to the theme. In “Dulce Et Decorum Est”, the poet uses many literary devices to describe the harsh life or WW1. For example, Owen uses similes to describe the soldier 's condition during the war, “like old beggars under the sacks”(line 1). This tells how soldiers become once they enter the war. They become weaker and are not as healthy as they were before. So now they are like beggars, begging for getting out of the war and living a normal life. In the other poem “After Tonight”, Gary Soto uses a lot of imagery to paint an image in the reader’s mind. While describing how life is, Soto paints a picture on how “blood revolves from one lung to the next”(line 30). This paints an image showing how blood travels through people’s bodies, showing how we are alive and how we should live through our live everyday.…

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