HUM413 Contemporary Literature
14 September 2009
A Sort of Song Author’s Message
Poetry is a structure of metaphoric phrases, conjured together, that deliver a message from the author to the reader. Depending on the theme, poetry, like a fiction or non-fiction story, allows you to open your mind, and use your imagination. Style also plays a part, depending on the deliverance of the author’s message. In this paper, I will compare the similarities of two poems written by two different authors.
The second poem, “A Sort of Song”, was written by Mr. William Carlos Williams (United States of America). In this piece, the author uses a very profound description of his words. He compares his words to a snake waiting under his weeds. The author’s intent is to grasp your mind with his striking words and powerful deliverance. His words are similar to nature taking its course, allowing a new breakthrough or idea.
As we all know, some big things come in small packages. This poem is not at all far from that truth. Although his words are few, the deliverance is strong, and speaks directly to the readers mind. This piece allowed me to examine the words that I write, and how instrumental or powerful they can be. It allows you to believe that writing should flow naturally.
In conclusion, poetry is designed to make you analyze what the author is saying. Just like any other artist, their work is designed to capture the audience’s attention with its style, grace, and deliverance. I think of myself as an example, when I write the lyrics to a song, similar to poetry, I searching for the right words or phrases to accomplish the task of grasping the listeners mind, body, and soul purposely. Once the audience is able to listen and open their minds to experience...