Hope Is The Thing With Feathers Analysis

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Song Lyrics have evolved overtime into strong pieces of literary work. Some song lyrics are actually more poetic than poems themselves. However, the poem Hope Is The Thing With Feathers by Emily Dickinson is more poetic than the song Truce by Twenty One Pilots because without any music, just the words themselves, the poem uses more poetic devices. The poem Hope Is The Thing With Feathers uses metaphors, alliteration and personification while the song Truce uses repetition, and the use of conflict to deliver the message.
Song lyrics are often not thought of as poetry and are seen to be not very artistic at times. However, the song “Truce” by Twenty One Pilots and the poem “Hope Is The Thing With Feathers” by Emily Dickinson have a lot in common. They both use a handful of the same literary devices to deliver a similar message. Because they both have a similar message, they are speaking towards a similar audience. The audience that both of the speakers are talking to is people who are
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The poem “Hope Is The Thing With Feathers” uses metaphors, alliteration, personification, theme, tone, and imagery. The use of metaphors actually creates imagery, “Hope is the thing with feathers- That perches in the soul” (Dickinson lines 1-2) Hope is being compared to a bird which creates imagery. There is also alliteration throughout the poem, “And sweetest - in the Gale - is heard -And sore must be the storm” (Dickinson lines 5-6). The alliteration is heard in the “s” sound. These lines also contain personification, “And sore must be the storm.” (Dickinson line 6) “Hope Is The Thing With Feathers” is a very motivational poem, some might argue that it is more motivational than the song “Truce” by Twenty One Pilots. The poem is about how hope is always with you, even in your darkest times. Hope will always be there