Up-hill is written in a typical poetic form, with four verses of four lines each. It is rhymed in an ABAB pattern, with one narrator speaking every "A" (that is, the first and third lines of each verse) rhyme and the other speaking every "B" line. The second person ("you") appears on both lines of every stanza.
The poem begins in the past tense, telling of a journey up-hill that ends in failure: "I tried to climb up-hill / With all my weight I pressed; / My strength was not enough / To reach the top of the hill." This first line uses a metaphor to explain how hard it is for someone to climb up-hill when they are carrying a lot of weight. The word "up-hill" here means "toward the top of a mountain"; if you were to draw a map of the world with hills on it, this would be the direction you would go in order to get to the top of a mountain.
After explaining how difficult it is to climb up-hill, the poet tells what happens if you do manage to reach the top: You will only find more uphill work below! This reflects the fact that even though you may have success climbing up-hill, there is always more ground to cover once you reach the top.
The poem "UpHill" by Christina Rossetti is divided into four stanzas, each with four lines, in which a traveler asks inquiries about a voyage and is replied by an anonymous voice. Only the first verse is on the journey itself; the traveler is warned that it is completely uphill and lasts from dawn to night. The third line quotes a phrase from Shakespeare's As You Like It: "All journeys end in victory," while the fourth mentions Dante.
In addition to these allusions, the poem refers to Chaucer, Milton, and Wordsworth among others.
Christina Rossetti was a British poet who had a great influence on William Butler Yeats. She was born in 1822 and died in 1858 at the age of 29. Her father was a wealthy merchant who went by the name of William Rossetti. He married another woman whose name was Elizabeth Barrett Browning. They had three children together but only one son named William who was born in 1845. When he was only six years old his father died suddenly of tuberculosis. After this tragedy, Mrs. Rossetti took her children to Italy so she could try to help them recover from the loss of their father. While there, they met many famous poets and artists including Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio. This experience seems to have had a great impact on Christina because one of her earliest poems was called "Dante's Dream" where she described some of what they saw and did during their trip through Europe.
Poems can be organized using rhyming lines and meter, which refers to the rhythm and emphasis of a line based on syllable beats. Poems can also be freeform, meaning they have no formal structure. A stanza, or verse, is the basic building component of a poem. It is a sequence of lines or phrases that contain the same number of syllables.
Every poem is composed of three sections: the opening, the middle, and the closing. The opening sets up the scene and introduces the major characters. The middle tells what happens as a result of these actions. The closing sums up the story by revealing what happened after we left off reading.
All poetry has an opening, a middle, and a closing.
Some poets include an epilogue, which is a section at the end of a poem that gives information about events or people not mentioned in the main part of the poem. For example, William Shakespeare often includes epilogues where he will talk about other famous writers or even himself. Epilogues are fun facts for readers to learn!
The hill in the poem's title symbolizes the challenge of building a fairer, freer, better America. To "climb" this hill, the poem suggests, Americans have to accept the fact that it's steep!
Also known as "The Mountain Top Poem", this poem was written by American poet Henry David Thoreau. It was first published in 1864 in his collection of poems called "Weekenders".
In the poem, Thoreau describes a beautiful spring day when he and his friend John Maurice Miller go walking up Mount Auburn in Massachusetts. While talking about great men and women, Thoreau compares the experience of climbing a mountain with the effort required to make one's life meaningful. He concludes that even though both actions are small, they are really not that easy or simple.
Thoreau also believes that success in life requires more than just going up the hill every day; one has to know how to handle oneself once one reaches the top. This last point is what makes him think that living a full life is not that easy, especially since achieving true happiness is not possible.
In conclusion, the poem shows that life is difficult but it is not impossible.
Hughes' poem "Harlem" is written in free verse with no discernible pattern. There is no visible pattern when the rhyme is charted (using the final word of each line). The single "part" of the poem's pattern is abcbded. Although the final two lines rhyme, they are not presented as a rhyming couplet. Instead, they function as an epilogue that concludes the poem.
In conclusion, "Harlem" is a poem in free verse.