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    According to poet Rita Dove, “Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful.” This quote helps us understand why poems come in so many different styles, forms, and subjects. If one thinks of poetry as a whole, perhaps the first poem that surfaces the mind would be a poem in lyrical verse. This more general form of poetry is indeed how the vast majority of poems are written. However, the more classic form of poetry, or perhaps the more ancient form of poetry, is found in epic form, which is known as narrative verse. Poetry in narrative verse simply tells a story, and it is often objective and will dramatize the crisis or climax. In his verse-novel, Ludlow, David Mason combined the nature of poetry as Dove describes it with a narrative verse to recreate a forgotten tragic event. Although narratives are increasingly more popular in prose, Manson’s Ludlow has proven that narrative poetry can better capture the human imagination by utilizing the powers of poetry: simple narrative economy, powerful images and symbols, and the sounds of words. Perhaps the main reason Mason’s Ludlow is so powerful in capturing the imagination of its audience is…

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    The language of poetry I have found myself in this situation many times before. The whole class staring at me because I started to speak, but what stumbles out seems to be foreign from what was in my head. I catch sight of what I am trying to say and I know it is perfect, yet the words are jumbled and hesitant. Everyone contemplating what they have heard, even though I swear they did not come out of my mouth. Which builds a wall between them and I, a language barrier restricting them from me…

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    Michelle De’s fans did it. What an overwhelming year for her. You guys have shown her so much love and support for her music that she is overcome with emotion, and that is no easy task. “I don’t know what to say. I don’t write music for popularity, fame, nor money. I write because I need to either release emotion within me. Or, to express something I have observed, and I am trying to wrap my mind around it. For year, I kept my writings private. But, a friend, who happened to be an artist…

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    The Raven and Lenore From having personal experiences of losing a loved one due to death, I understand that through tough times people can go a little crazy. “The Raven” and “Lenore” are both alike and different. They both tell how a person loses their mind a little when they lose a loved one. In the poem “The Raven” he believes he will see her nevermore and he struggles with his inner self about letting go. However, in “Lenore” he believes that after death he will see her again in heaven, which…

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    changed. We can prove it by line 23: “The window is starless still; the clock ticks” (Mural.uv.es.) The poet captures the metaphor formlessness by letting the reader glimpse only the eye, the shadow, the prints and the smelling of the fox. The reader places it, too, in a formless environment: a blank page, snow and night. The reader cannot know where fox begins and where the snow ends. The fox began as something imagined external to the poet in the forest but ends lodged inside the poet’s head…

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    Our readings this week involved the different aspects of poetry. The textbook explained different topics about poetry, which consisted of what poetry is, the different categories, that different poems can fall under based on their qualities, the evolution of poetry from the 1700s to current times, and elements of poetry which include sounds, images, comparisons, forms and insight. Lastly, our textbook briefly looked at poetry within the classroom. My research this week involved looking deeper…

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    Ideas of Tradition and Modernity Modulated by Narrative Fiction. Outstanding works of literature play a major role in developing distinct customs that are passed down from generation to generation. Narrative fiction does a great job at challenging the comfort and contemporary ideas of a group of people. To begin, narrative fiction contains many traditional customs. Works of literature can have many archetypes or tropes that people have always viewed as bad or good. For example, the archetype of…

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    The challenge of the relationship between form and content shows itself differently in poetry and prose. Regarding the poetry, the fans of the old poetry stressed the authentic rules of rhyme, rhythm, and rhetoric which were shaped through centuries [T]hose whose conception of poetry was being violated began to frame the argument in terms of poetry as a highly cherished symbol of cultural purity being threatened by “foreign” influences and “alien” concepts. To them, the new poetry was a highly…

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    Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2002), 19-20, 71; Yohan Pyeon, You Have Not Spoken What Is Right About Me: Intertextuality and the Book of Job (SLB 45; New York: Peter Lang, 2003), 54-56; Steven Chase, Job. Belief: A Theological Commentary on the Bible (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 2013), 5; and C.L. Seow, Job 1-21: Interpretation and Commentary (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2013), 26-38. And these represent only a small sampling.] Most notable is the apparent incongruity between the narrative…

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    ‘The Tribe’ by Michael Mohammed Ahmad is reliant upon literary devices to elevate the emotional impact upon the reader. Complex events in the book are often presented as simplistic and understated through the narrative voice of the child. Such sentences juxtapose the deep and dramatic musings of the old narrator. The literary devices, such as metaphor, simile and characterisation, are used in an original way which sometimes mask the dark undercurrents of the situation. This is present in the…

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