Meter reader Essay

Meter reader Essay

“Grenadier” Meter and Rhyme Scheme Analysis

– Authors and poets primarily use literary devices to provide a greater understanding for their own work, yet some writers use them effectively while others fail in doing so. In “Grenadier” the poet, A.E Housman effectively uses symbolism, meter, rhyme and imagery to emphasize the cheap price of human life during a war, within the perspective of a dying draft soldier. This poem follows a common meter that consists of an iambic tetrameter followed by an iambic trimeter. It contains five stanzas in quatrains each following an ABAB rhyme scheme….  

Applications of a Connectionist Model of Poetic Meter to Problems in Generative Metrics

– Applications of a Connectionist Model of Poetic Meter to Problems in Generative Metrics Meter is one of the most distinctive formal features of English verse. Yet theoretical approaches to metrical analysis have proved problematical for a number of reasons. Traditional metrics, based upon scansion systems derived from Latin forms, is strong and flexible in its ability to describe individual units of a line, but fails to describe well the dynamics of the line as a whole and the lexical and syntactic structures which underlie that line….  

A Connectionist Model of Poetic Meter

– A Connectionist Model of Poetic Meter Abstract. Traditional analyses of meter are hampered by their inability to image the interaction of various elements which affect the stress patterns of a line of poetry or provide a system of notation fully amenable to computational analysis. To solve these problems, the connectionist models of James McClelland and David Rumelhart in Explorations in Parallel Distributed Processing (1988) are applied to the analysis of English poetic meter….  

Edgar Allen Poe’s “A Dream Within a Dream” Poem Analysis

– … “A Dream Within a Dream” is divided into two stanzas with two different settings. In the first stanza, the speaker gives little detail or clues as to what the setting may be. It can be assumed that the setting is inside the speaker’s mind because this stanza focuses on what the speaker thinks, not where he is. By being inside the speaker’s head, the reader is able to sense his defeat. The speaker waves his white flag when he admits to his love in lines four and five that “You are not wrong, who deem / That my days have been a dream;”….  

The Use of Sound in Shakespeare’s Sonnets

– The Use of Sound in Shakespeare’s Sonnets by Barbara Herrnstein Smith This article argues that Shakespeare’s use of the meter, or general structure of sounds, in his poetry is as significant to his style as his metaphors, figurative language, and images. Shakespeare used developed techniques, however, he executed them more effectively. Shakespeare was able to execute the iambic to sound natural, similar to natural speech, rather than artificial and mechanical, as it usually sounds. Shakespeare was also able to manipulate words to create musical sounds with combinations and repetitions of vowel and consonant sounds…. ;