Comparative Poetry Analysis

Katie Sperger Hour 2


"If you are going out beware of mangoes And all such beautiful sweet things." is from the poem "Problem with Hurricanes" by Victor Hernandez Cruz, that shows us that innocent or sweet things may be dangerous. There are many things that show the authors style in the poems of "Ode to Enchanted Light" by Pablo Neruda and "Problems with Hurricanes" by Victor Hernandez Cruz, such as their tone and word choice, figurative language, and their structure form.


In each poem both of the authors are describing nature in a respectful manner, in "Problems with Hurricanes" it is one big metaphor while "Ode to Enchanted Light has other figurative language. In "Ode to Enchanted Light" has a rhythm that sounds like a cicada while "Problems with Hurricanes" has one verse lines. In these poems the authors style affected the poems tone whether it was a more respectful poem or a humorous poem. Overall these poems do have messages, for example in "Problems with Hurricanes" it shows us to watch out for the innocent things, they may be dangerous, and in "Ode to Enchanted Light" it shows us that nature is precious and has a purpose.