APPRECIATIONS

20 Oct 2020 6:18 pm

ASTER CLASSES                                                                ENGLISH                                                                    APPRECIATIONS

  1. THE WILL TO WIN
  2. Title
  3. Poet
  4. Theme/ Central Idea (at least 2 to 3 lines)
  5. Rhyme Scheme
  6. Figures of speech
  7. Special Features (types pf the poem, imagery, implied meaning if any, etc.) (at least 5 to 6 lines)
  8. Favorite line/s
  9. Why I like / don’t like the poem.

Title: – Critical appreciation of the poem, ‘The Will To Win’.

Poet: – The poem, ‘The Will to Win’ is a motivational poem written by Berton Braley.

Theme/Central Idea: –In this poem, the poet teaches us to have the will to win, come what may. The poet, through this poem, motivates the readers to think, plan and work out the plan to achieve success.

Rhyme Scheme: – There is no specific rhyme scheme in this poem. However, there are some rhyming words such as ‘for it’, ‘sagacity – tenacity’, ‘pain – brain’ and beget it – get it’.

Figures of Speech: -The poet has used many figures of speech to beautify the poem. They are Alliteration, repetition, Climax, Antithesis and Tautology.

Special Features: -The special feature of the poem is that each stanza of the poem begins with ‘Ig’, the structure of the poem symbolizes that to achieve success we have to fulfill some conditions.

Favorite Line: -My favorite line from the poem is, ‘If you want a thing bad enough to go out and fight for it, work day and night for it, as it tells us what we should do to achieve our goal.

I like this poem because it motivates us and tells us that perseverance is the key to success. The title of the poem itself suggests that there are some preconditions for success.

PULLEY

Ans: –    Title: – The title of the poem is ‘Pulley’.

Poet: – The poem, ‘The Pulley’ written by George Herbert.

Theme/Central Idea: -The Central idea of the poem revolves around God. When God created man, he had a glass of blessings standing by. God intended to give all the blessings to man but something stopped him. He realized that only ‘rest’ remained at the bottom of the glass and he decided to withhold it. This was done so that man would turn towards God.

Rhyme Scheme: – The rhyme scheme of the poem is a  b  a  b a.

Figures of Speech: -The poet has used many figures of speech such as Metaphor, Alliteration, Repetition, Inversion, Personification, Synecdoche and Onomatopoeia.

Special Features: -The special feature of the poem is that this is a religious poem. The poem stresses that without God, there is no life. It gives us a clear idea that man has to depend upon God for a satisfied life. There is a great deal of imagery in this poem.

Favorite Line: -My favorite line from the poem are: “If goodness leads him not, yet weariness May toss him to mybreast’.                                                                                                      

I like this poem:- because the true nature of man is depicted in this poem. It teaches us to be humble and makes us to realize that only riches cannot bring us satisfaction and peace of mind.

THE HEIGHT OF THE RIDICULOUS

Ans: –    

Title: – The title of the poem is ‘the height of the ridiculous’.

Poet: – The poem, ‘the height of the ridiculous’ written by famous American Poet, Oliver Wendell Holmes. It is a humorous poem written for enjoyment.

Theme/Central Idea: -The Central idea of the poem talks about how too much of anything can have an inverse effect. The poet and the one who read the poem suffered in different ways due to the ridiculous nature of the poem.

Rhyme Scheme: – The rhyme scheme of the poem is a  b  c  b.

Figures of Speech: -The poet has used many figures of speech such as Antithesis, Alliteration, Repetition, Simile, Hyperbole, Tautology and Onomatopoeia.

Special Features: -The special feature of the poem is the expressions that indicate funny moments. The main purpose of the poem is to simply entertain its readers. There is no implied meaning in the poem.

Favorite Line: -My favorite line from the poem are: “The Sixth; he burst five buttons off And tumbled in a fit’. These lines depict the serious effect the poem had on the servant.

I like this poem very much because it is totally different from other poems. Also it is very humorous.

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