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  • Kobayashi Issa Mosquito At My Ear
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    [The following excerpts from Hass's introduction to The Essential Haiku contain remarks that seem relevant to "A Story About the Body". As more than one critic has observed, Hass's ongoing study of Japanese poetry is apparent in the Human Wishes prose poems. These excerpts help elucidate how "A Story About the Body" not only conveys the condensed and detached feeling of Haiku, but also exhibits many of the Japanese form's conventions. ]... the spirit of haiku required that the language be kept p...
  • Nature Imagery
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    Imagery is used in stories to refer to the ways writers compose mental images in writing. Imagery meets all of the readers senses such as hearing, touch, taste, smell, and even movement. As the audience, most of our response to a literary work depends on the way in which we interpret and identify with the work's imagery. Imagery engages the reader's imagination, thereby aiding in identification with the experience through description or metaphorically through comparisons. Nathaniel Hawthorne use...
  • Evocative Images In Nature
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    Matsuo Basho radically redefined the three-line, 17-syllable haiku poetic form from an entertaining pastime in 16th-century Japan to a major literary genre in the 17th century. An early Basho haiku provides an example of his meticulous and sensitive approach in selecting and arranging words and images to produce highly evocative allusions: On a leafless bough In the gathering autumn dusk: A solitary crow! Haiku emanates from the 31 syllable, five-line "tanka" (short poem) which was originally ar...
  • Cummings Adoration For Nature
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    As the above examples suggest, Cummings creates illusion anarchic writing, by breaking common rules, seemingly ignoring any logic and reason, but with careful examination, one can see that Cummings writing has some internal order, and there is a reason behind the odd look of his verses. In addition to his stylistic tool, one aspect of poets worldview, namely his attitude towards nature helps to understand better Cummings poetry. The images of nature, natural elements, and natural processes are i...
  • Blackberrying By Sylvia Plath Within The Poem
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    Blackberrying by Sylvia Plath Within the poem "Blackberrying" by Sylvia Plath, she positions herself as the lonely walker and speaker, self-consciously communicating with and reacting to nature yet all the while assuming that at her worst this may cause her immediate surroundings to justifiably consume her (by the overwhelming sea) and that at best her surroundings are maliciously indifferent. The theme of "Blackberrying", on the surface at least, is of "place". Aside from this theme of "place" ...
  • Example Of Malouf's Use Of Positive Imagery
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    Q. 2 Discuss the effectiveness of the way in which David Malouf employs a range of literary techniques to present the main ideas of Fly Away Peter to the reader. In Fly Away Peter, David Malouf employs a range of literary techniques to present the main ideas of the text. Malouf uses many forms of imagery including visual, auditory, olfactory and tactile to show the beauty and serenity of nature and the destructive qualities of war. Contrast is used by the author to demonstrate the intrusion of t...

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