ANALYTiCAL POETRY PROJECT
WiTH PO AND ELLiE
Po incorporates rhyme in his poem to help the flow and structure compliment the piece as a whole. two examples of his rhyming are as follows:
"I stand amid the roar / Of a surf-tormented shore, / And I hold within my hand / Grains of the golden sand" ("A Dream Within A Dream" lines 12-15)
"In visions of the dark night / I have dreamed of joy departed- / But a walking dream of life and light / Hath left me broken-hearted" ("A Dream" lines 1-4)
2. FiGURATiVE LANGUAGE
Po incorporates figurative language to better enhance the detail and description of the topic he is covering. We see this in these examples:
"Came o'er me in the night, left behind / its image on my spirit- or the moon / Shone on my slumbers.." ("Dreams" lines 22-24) The use of personification to represent it leaving an image on the narrators spirit adds flavor to the writing.
"And I hold in my hand / Grains of the golden sand" ("A Dream Within A Dream" Lines14-15) The use of allusion by having the "Grains of golden sand" represent his dreams is a major key as a lot of the poem talks about the sand when its actually alluding to dreams.
In all three of Edgar's poems, he implements syntactical style elements to better structure and organize the stanzas. The devices and styles included compliment the words and theme behind the poem itself.
Poe uses enjambment as a syntactical style in his poems. This is when the sentence or line runs into the next without using punctuation at the end of the line. We see this in the following stanza"
"Ah! what is not a dreamy day / To him whose eyes are cast / On things around him with a ray / Turned back upon the past?" ("A Dream" lines 5-8)