The Big Picture
By: Zane G
How Does the Structure Influence the Content?
Example of Structure Influence
"As he defeated -- dying --
On whose forbidden ear
The distant strains of triumphBurst agonized and clear!"
This one stanza of the famous poem "Success is Counted Sweetest" by Emily Dickinson. The last two lines show how the reader will read or interpret the poem. The will feel confident and determined. But this also shows the theme of the poem, that success will outweigh anything, Thus showing us that the Structure of a poem affect the content of the poem.