Speech Symbols In Poetry

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Poetry
Poetry plays a big role in literature through the use speech components that are used to enhance the reader’s understanding of the poem. The study below will be seeking ways to show the importance of poetry in literature and the way poets capture reader’s attention through the use visual images, figures of speech, symbolism and themes. To show this, the study will analyze two poems; “Dog 's Death" by John Updike and ‘Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night’ by Dylan Thomas. Both poems have used speech components, and the paper below will focus on analyzing them (Armbruster, 2002).
Imagery; The Use of Visual Images in Both Poems
Poets use imagery as a way of drawing their readers into a sensory experience which provides them with snapshots that make what they are reading in the poem appears real even though it is not. Visual images are also used to show the meaning of what the poet is trying to put across by connecting readers
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Word choice is important because words in a poem create the mood and context hence poets in most cases use old-sounding, old-fashioned or obsolete words in order to pass their messages along (Armbruster, 2002).
In the poem “Dog 's Death", John Updike writes in contemporary English using formal language to narrate the emotional death of his dog. Rather than using emotional metaphors, the author uses detailed imagery of reality to describe how the death of his dog was painful.
In the second poem “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night", Dylan Thomas uses more of a traditional dialect. “Rage, rage against the dying of the light” is one example of this traditional dialect. It is termed traditional because its flow is a bit traditional and similar to other renowned traditional dialects used by the famous author Shakespeare (Goring, 2010).
Tone usage in both

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