“Old Dead Guys” -Collection II Background-. By: Cheyenne Johnson. Definitions. Meter- A Pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in poetry. Figure Of Speech- A word or phrase that describes one thing in terms of something else and that is not meant to be taken literally.
By: Cheyenne Johnson
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“The Tide Rises, the Tide Falls”
Along the sea sands damp and brown
The traveler hastens toward the town,
And the tide rises, the tide falls.
The underlined part of the poem is the meter. Along is stressed in the beginning and unstressed at the ng. the is stressed and sea is unstressed. Sands is stressed and unstressed in damp. This leaves stressed and brown unstressed.
“Society is a joint-stock company.”
Here Emerson compares society to a business where the shareholders or owners are held personally liable.
- This compares unfaltering trust to the wraps the drapery of couch.-
“They who dream by day are cognizant of many things in which escape those who dream only by night.”
“Along the sea-sand damp and brown.”
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
::The Tide Rises, the Tide Falls::
We will work with our own hands:
We will speak our own mind.
This is an onomatopoeia because he uses the word “HUMPH”; like he saying hmmm.
“From my books surcease of sorrow - sorrow for the lost Lenore -For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels named Lenore -Nameless here for evermore.”
Edgar Allan Poe was a very dependent, adventurous, and unique individual. Poe was never treated fairly by his parents and his father even withdrew him out of college. After this Poe headed off to Boston to make his own way in the world. This to me was the smartest thing Poe had done for himself. It take a lot of heart and thought to leave to be a responsible individual. Also Poe published a book that did not go so well so off he went into the army. Later in 1829 Poe published another book in which consisted of poems. This served him with the recognition of a real writer. All around Poe was a very unique individual and he deserves all of the fame and glory he is still getting today.