7 Matching Annotations
  1. Jan 2016
    1. My Life had stood - a Loaded Gun - In Corners - till a Day The Owner passed - identified - And carried Me away -

      The poem's structure is unlike any form we've seen before, it's very interesting to read and hear the pauses in every sentence because of the dashes and the random capitalization of certain words

    1. and several quick and saucy and greasy sons assist him

      I find it interesting that Elizabeth Bishop uses polysyndeton within the poem. Using 'and' frequently instead of the use of commas. Normally we are taught to not use connecting words frequently and so close together so I always find it fascinating when poets use polysyndeton within their writing.

  2. Dec 2015
    1. and summer night Was like the conscious being of the book.

      Interesting how the poem's sentences continue while being split between stanzas

    1. enclosed by dappled Red and green, enclosed by tawny Yellow nets, enclosed by white And black acres of dominoes,

      Graves uses polysyndetons within the poem by repeating the words 'enclosed by'

    1. wind-wandering weed-winding bank.

      Manley uses an alliteration here, focusing on the W sound and repeating it throughout the sentence

  3. Nov 2015
    1. There is obviously a difference in the rhyming pattern of Donne vs. that of Shakespeare. His (Donne's) rhyming scale is A,A,B,B vs Shakespeare's whose is A,B,A,B. While reading this poem I continued to get the sense of a very deep connection between the two lovers. One word that stood out to me the most was 'mingled'. To me it just shows the closeness of the two lovers and how even their blood mixes together and brings them even closer.