Swaying and dancing in the breeze This is an excellent example of visuals. The 'vales and hills' over which the speaker goes are visible, and daffodils cover the whole area. The poet employs sight to conjure a swarm of golden daffodils near the lake. These flowers are typically found in spring when temperatures are rising.
Daffodils swarmed the valley Swayed by the wind they danced They were irises all around Here we have another example of visual imagery. The poet uses pictures to describe what is taking place. He says that daffodils'swarmed' the valley and 'danced' in the breeze. We know from this that it is early spring because daffodils only bloom in springtime.
Irises are beautiful flowers that usually live in wetlands where there is shallow water with rich soil. They have large leaves that spread out on the ground and a thick stalk with several flowers on top. Irises are part of the lily family and they are most commonly known for their berries but also have petals that fall off when the seed pod develops. Some people think that irises are too fragile for cutting so they buy them in bunches at garden centers. But the world's largest collection of irises can be seen at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh, Scotland -- they measure up to 20 feet tall!
The majority of the imagery in the poem is visual in nature; the narrator does not mention any bird, bug, or wildlife noises, but the reader can envision the route crunching underfoot because it is covered in leaves. Other sounds can be inferred given the autumn scene, although none are specified. The only noise that does come through is the sound of traffic on the nearby road.
The first line provides a visual image of the taken road and its future state after it has been traveled down for some time. The second line describes the other road as "wide" and "long". This implies that it has more space to move through rather than being confined like the taken road was at first. The third line states that despite being wide, the other road leads to a forest where one could lose oneself. The last line then explains that travelers rarely choose which road they take and that both choices are equal in probability.
Thus, the imagery of the poem shows that both roads lead to almost identical destinations. One road is chosen at random by travelers who have no better option available to them. No matter which way you travel, you will end up at the same place.
Creating a fresh, clean wave sense and as if the waves covered the man, it transported the man back home. It establishes the context of the poem by stating that it is about the sea. Auditory imagery is employed again in the sixteenth line, "to quiet the North Circular boom." This creates a wave-like effect as if the noise of the traffic was being silenced by the water.
Island Man has been described as a "seafaring poem" because the protagonist is a man who lives on an island. However, rather than being isolated from other people, as one might expect from this description, he is connected to others through social media. This connection to other men is important because it prevents him from feeling lonely even though he is miles away from home.
Loneliness is an important theme in this poem. The narrator says, "I had become used to being alone". He goes on to say, "Alone I could function quite well", which implies that being alone hurts his ability to function.
He also states, "There were times when I wished I was dead", which suggests that he feels like killing himself sometimes.
Finally, he concludes, "So now I spend my days in isolation / Watching sunsets with the friends I've made online". Here, the poet is saying that he is happy that he makes new friends online because otherwise, he would be lonely.
Imagery is utilized to elicit responses from the reader's five senses. In this poem, Frost used visual imagery such as "and some are loaves and some so nearly balls," "He is all pine and I am apple orchard," and "Not of forests just and the shadow of trees." This sensory appeal was very popular at the time it was written.
"The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have a better imagination about many things than about the actual state of affairs in my own life. I imagine myself in distant lands, looking down on their cities through glass windows in my study, or walking among them with Charles Darwin. The world is full of adventure, and if I could but see it with his eyes I would be content." - Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892), was an English poet laureate. He is best known for his dramatic monologues which include "Locksley Hall", "Mariana", "Ulysses", and "The Charge of the Light Brigade".
Tennyson used visual imagery extensively in his poetry. "And some are loaves and some so nearly balls" refers to flowers that are either too fragile or tough to be useful. "He is all pine and I am apple orchard" describes a relationship between two people where one is stronger than the other.
Poe has expertly employed imagery to generate images of the reader's sentiments of anguish, terror, and loss as they read the poem. The strongest instances of imagery are "the silky," "sad," "uncertain," and "the rustling of each curtain." These words are strong visualizers and create images that remain in the mind after reading the poem.
Other examples include "nostrils wide with fear," "bared his teeth in a snarl," and "writhed in its tomb." These phrases also conjure up vivid pictures in the mind and make the reader feel like they are experiencing the horror of the situation first-hand.
These words alone can give rise to feelings of anguish and sorrow but when combined with visual cues such as those provided by objects, they increase the power of the image further. For example, when combined with a picture of a heart, these words create an image of a heart that is cold and unkind. This combination of words and visuals creates a feeling of despair in the reader that is strengthened by the realization that the raven is indeed a representation of someone close to them who has died.