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Bright Star, Would I Were Stedfast as Thou Art. Poem Evaluation Essay

  • Submitted by: JeffsJared1
  • on February 27, 2014
  • Category: English
  • Length: 425 words

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“Bright Star, Would I Were Stedfast as Thou Art” is a poem that many poets would agree it was a great poem. The poem has the 5 out of the 20 literary devices that were found within the content. While reading this poem, I felt tremendous amounts of amazement in the context of how moving the poem is.The poem consists of the five total literary devices that follow:
        First, the words “eternal lids,” in the 3rd line of the poem, are an Oxymoron, a single phrase of opposite term, exp. whoosh, clang, babble. I feel, when it says, “eternal lids,” it means to be able to keep the eyes open throughout the night.
Second, line 11 and continued in line 13 of the poem reads, “To feel for ever its soft swell and fall... still, still to hear her tender-taken breath.” The line is a Metaphor, a figure of speech that makes a comparison in which something is said to be something else. This Metaphorical line is talking about a man falling to what she says to him and finds her so dreamy.
        Third, throughout the poem there were many Alliterations, repetition of the same consonant sounds, usually at the beginning of words. The following are examples of Alliterations: “mountain and the moors”(line 8), “still stedfast”(line 9), “feel for ever its soft swell”(line 11), and “Still, still to hear her tender-taken breath”(line 13).
        Fourth and Fifth are very similar so both will be covered in this paragraph. Rhyme, similar or identical sounds between words, usually the end sounds in lines of verse, and Rhyme Scheme, the recurrence of stressed and unstressed syllables in a regular pattern, also called meter, are almost the same thing so I will say a couple things about the Rhyme Scheme. The Rhyme Scheme A B A B, is the most commonly used rhyme scheme.
        John Keats is trying to tell the reader about a deceased woman he once had a crush on. When he writes the line, “pillowed upon my fair love’s ripening breast...And so live ever---or else swoon to death,” he...

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