Poetry Synthesis Essay example

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Poetry Synthesis
04/09/2015
ENG 112
Justin Drybala There are so many different types of poetry and they can attract many different kinds of people. Each person has a style of poetry or a certain poet that they love. As each poem may have its own meaning, poems can be alike in certain ways as well. Poems can have different meanings between people, but can all be similar or different in many ways. A poem that will always stand out to me and be one of my favorites is Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe. This poem stands out to me in many ways. The way Poe puts his emotions into this poem is outstanding to me. For example, when Poe talks about their love,
“But we loved with a love that was more than love—
I and my Annabel Lee—
With a love that the wingéd seraphs of Heaven
Coveted her and me.”
Just through word choice and order, I can easily see the amount of love Edgar Allen Poe had for this girl. In a sense, Edgar Allan Poe is using repetition by repeating “by the sea” and “Annabel Lee” throughout every stanza. On the other hand, Sonnet 116: Let Me Not to the Marriage of True Minds by William Shakespeare uses some similar, but some different poetry techniques. One thing that stood out to me in Sonnet 116 over Annabel Lee is the use of imagery in Sonnet 166. Shakespeare says,
“It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken.
Love’s not Time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle’s compass come;”
By using imagery, Shakespeare helped me paint more of a picture in my head along with reading the poem. Sonnet 116’s argument is that real love is a “marriage of true minds” existing independent of earthly time and change. Whereas in Annabel Lee, Poe is saying that nothing with break his love for this girl, and that their love is stronger than anything. These poems may differ, but both stand out in their own ways. Both of the said poems include a rhyme scheme,…