Comparative Poetry Analysis

by Zack Johnson | Hour 1


The poems "Problems with Hurricanes" and "Prayer to the Pacific" by Victor Hernandez Cruz and Leslie Marmon Silko ,respectively, are poems about nature. Both poems use tone and word choice uniquely as well as figurative language and the poems structure and form. They each approach nature in a different way in each poem.


"Problems with Hurricanes" uses more of a comedic or humorous attitude towards nature while "Prayer to the Pacific" is more calm and descriptive, showing the beauty of nature and the ocean. Each use tone and word choice, figurative language, and structure and form to represent how they feel towards nature.