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the literary devices found in epitaph by dennis scott
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What are the literary devices found in sonnet 18
Weegy: The speaker opens the poem with a question addressed to the beloved: "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?" The next eleven lines are devoted to such a comparison. [ In line 2, the speaker stipulates what mainly differentiates the young man from the summer's day: he is "more lovely and more temperate." Summer's days tend toward extremes: they are shaken by "rough winds"; in them, the sun ("the eye of heaven") often shines "too hot," or too dim. And summer is fleeting: its date is too short, and it leads to the withering of autumn, as "every fair from fair sometime declines." The final quatrain of the sonnet tells how the beloved differs from the summer in that respect: his beauty will last forever ("Thy eternal summer shall not fade...") and never die. In the couplet, the speaker explains how the beloved's beauty will accomplish this feat, and not perish because it is preserved in the poem, which will last forever; it will live "as long as men can breathe or eyes can see." **************************************… On the surface, the poem is simply a statement of praise about the beauty of the beloved; summer tends to unpleasant extremes of windiness and heat, but the beloved is always mild and temperate. Summer is incidentally personified as the "eye of heaven" with its "gold complexion"; the imagery throughout is simple and unaffected, with the "darling buds of May" giving way to the "eternal summer", which the speaker promises the beloved. The language, too, is comparatively unadorned for the sonnets; it is not heavy with alliteration or assonance, and nearly every line is its own self-contained clause- almost every line ends with some punctuation, which effects a pause. Sonnet 18 is the first poem in the sonnets not to explicitly encourage the young man to have children. The "procreation" sequence of the first 17 sonnets ended with the speaker's realization that the young man might not need children to preserve his beauty; Sonnet 18, then, is the ... (More)
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identify the literary devices found in it is a beauteous evening by william wordsworth
Weegy: "It is a beauteous Evening," by William Wordsworth is a Petrarchan sonnet, and written in August of 1802. Wordsworth composed the sonnet on the beach near Calais. [ This sonnet emphasizes the individual communing with nature, and it is a natural setting at the seashore. Wordsworth paints this canvas with imagery and poetic skill. The Romantics considered communing with nature as being one with God; they saw God in nature. This fourteen line sonnet is spontaneous, simplistic, and individualistic. The sonnet is about a beautiful yet free evening that is as quiet "As a nun." The immense sun is admiring all that lies below yet is setting. The ocean waves are compared to the "Gentleness of heaven." Wordsworth asks his daughter Caroline to "Listen!" In the sound of the eternal sea waves; God is found. The noise of the crashing waves "Sound like thunder," and they are everlasting, like God. Wordsworth asks the "Dear child," who is innocent, and therefore, closer to divinity to "Listen!". The child lies in "Abraham's bosom;" Abraham's bosom is Christ's description of the resting place for heaven bound souls (Luke 16.22). The child worships at the "Temples inner shrine," which is nature. God is with Caroline "When [she] know it not." The rhyming scheme is ABBAACCA in the octave, which is the first eight lines. The volta occurs at the end of line eight, which states "A sound like thundereverlastingly," and beginning of line nine, which asks, "Dear Child! dear Girl!" The sestet, final six lines, rhyming scheme is DEFDFE. The sonnet is written in iambic pentameter, but there are variations in line three, which start with a trochaic reversal, iamb, iamb, anapest, and single spondee. The poet wished to highlight the breathlessness of nature and the "Broad sun." Line five consists of all iambs, except for the last foot which is an anapest, and highlights the gentleness "On the sea." Line six starts with a trochaic reversal, and the poet is asking the reader to "Listen!" ... (More)
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