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Where are the mistakes in this tone analysis? Poem: “The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls” Tone: Upset Justification: The traveler in the poem is upset because “nevermore” does he or she return to the shore.
Who is the SPEAKER in this poem? Final stanza: The morning breaks; the steeds in their stalls Stamp and neigh, as the hostler calls; The day returns, but nevermore Returns the traveler to the shore. And the tide rises, the tide falls. Remember – tone is the attitude of the speaker in towards the subject. The traveler is NOT the speaker (the narrator) of this poem.
Who is the SPEAKER in this poem? Final stanza: The morning breaks; the steeds in their stalls Stamp and neigh, as the hostler calls; The day returns, but nevermore Returns the traveler to the shore. And the tide rises, the tide falls. Can we prove—with details from the text (diction choices, imagery, figurative language) that the poem’s speaker is upset that the traveler never returns? No. What choices in diction suggest the speaker’s attitude towards the role of nature and humans is matter-of-fact?
Where is the mistake in this tone analysis? Poem: “Success is counted sweetest” Tone: Defeated Justification: The imagery in the last stanza depicts a “dying” and “defeated” soldier hearing “agonizing” sounds. The speaker has a defeated attitude when it comes to war. What is the subject of this poem? It’s not war. Also, don’t use diction choices from the poem to describe the speaker’s attitude or tone. YOU must decide on an adjective that describes the speaker’s attitude. The poet’s diction and imagery choices are the clues you will you use to make that decision.
Figuring out a poem’s speaker The author/poet creates a speaker for his or her poem Sometimes it’s easier, such as when we hear the pronoun “I”. In Poe’s “The Raven,” we can infer that the speaker is the guy talking to the bird. But Walt Whitman, as you learned, often used the pronoun “I” but that doesn’t always mean he is the speaker in the poem. Sometimes, just like in fiction, the poem’s speaker is an unseen third person narrator.
With tone, listen to the speaker’s attitude If the traveler was the speaker of “The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls,” that choice would create a different tone because it would reflect a different attitude. If a member of the winning Purple Host Army was the speaker of “Success is counted sweetest,” the poem would have a different tone because it would reflect a different attitude.
Identifying the A B C with figurative language Apparently with no surprise, To any happy flower, The frost beheads it at its play, In accidental power. The blond assassin passes on. The sun proceeds unmoved, To measure off another day, For an approving God. A)Personification B) Frost is given the human quality of performing a violent act C) The cold frost of nature causes the flower to break and lose its bloom. This violent verb, which contrasts the “happy” flower, highlights the sudden destruction that is a regular part of nature.
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