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