What Is Delight In Disorder Poem

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Poems are a way for writers to express their emotions, thoughts, or ideas; in some cases, poems describe an event as well. Poems are not simple words put together; they are thoughtful words precisely put together that lead up to a meaning in some way within the poem. Laurie G. Kirszner and Stephen R. Mandell, in their book called Literature: Reading, Reacting, and Writing, define poetry, “For many people in countless places, poetry is the language of the emotions, the medium of expression they use when they speak from the heart” (659). “Delight in Disorder” written by Robert Herrick is a great poem that illustrates women’s beauty in imperfection; the poem also withholds great literature devices. The usage of sound, tone, metonymy, and paradox build up together to express the idea of imperfect beauty. The poem describes clothing on a woman to use the literary devices and send off the idea to the reader.
Sound is what the reader enables to detect in the poem [“Delight in Disorder”] as he or she reads. Literary devices are used to build up sound in the reader’s mind, that also convey other devices. The use of assonance creates sound by repeating vowel sounds. For example, “An erring lace,
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Metonymy “is the substitution of the name of one thing for the name of another thing...” (Kirszner and Mandell 785). The poem, “Delight in Disorder,” as a whole is an example of metonymy, because the poem is setting a sense of wantonness. The way the lines in the poem speak about different clothing materials on a woman sets a sort of wantonness or desireness from the narrator towards the woman in the poem. There are metonymy examples within the poem as well. “A cuff neglectful” points out “a touch of neglect in adhering to the strict moral precepts inculcated by cautious elders” (Adams n.pag.). With this being said, strict morals were held against women, and neglecting the morals sets what Herricks thinks of beauty without

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