Comparative Poetry Analysis

Lindsay Propst: Hour 2

Introduction

No two poems are alike, all because authors have a different way they want to express there ideas. Within this writing, I am going to compare two poems that are very different, yet they have a couple things in common. These two poems are, Problems with Hurricanes, by Victor Hernandes Cruz, and Prayer to the Pacific, by Leslie Marmon Silko. The main elements I will be comparing are the authors tone and word choice, figurative language, and structure and form.

Conclution

The two poems Problems with Hurricanes and Prayer to the Pacific are both alike and different when is comes to the authors tone and word choice, figurative language, and structure and form. The way the author's style there poems affects how the readers interpret there poem, and how they understand and interpret their poems. The poem Problems with Hurricanes overall message to me is that in life you need to be more cautious about the beautiful things, and the things that you aren't scared of, rather than the things that you are typically aware of. I think the overall message of Prayer to the Pacific is that the ocean is a beautiful thing, and that you need to respect and take care of it and nature.