The rhyme scheme of the poem is ABCBDB: "The moment has come," the Walrus remarked, "to talk about many things: (B) shoes; ships; sealing wax; cabbages; and kings; (B) and why the water is boiling hot; (D) and if pigs have wings." (B) The rhythm of a poem is determined by its metre. In "Walrus and the Carpenter", the metre is known as anapestic tetrameter. It has four pairs of metrical units - lines of verse that contain either two feet or one foot followed by three feet, or vice versa - called dimeters. One line of poetry based on this meter is "Oats, peas, and wheat; All green at harvest time; Red, red, red, red, red, wine!"
Anapest meter has four pairs of metrical units as well, but instead of ending on short lines, it ends on long ones. One line of poetry based on this meter is "Ships, cars, planes; Atoms, genes, sticks and bones; They're all products of chemistry! (B) What is the relationship between the walrus and the carpenter? (B) The carpenter builds the ship, but who builds the carpenter? (B) Who knows how the story will end? (B) But I can tell you this: You'll never see a walrus at the seashore.
Lewis Carroll's "The Walrus and the Carpenter" is an eighteen-stanza poem divided into six-line sets. These lines follow an ABCBDB rhyme system, with largely full rhymes and a few half-rhymes. Throughout the poem, the meter varies between iambic tetrameter and iambic trimeter. The poem as a whole uses alliteration, onomatopoeia, metaphor, and personification.
The lines that make up "The Walrus" represent the speech of the walrus: CACK! CACK! It sounds like someone slapping their thigh.
The lines that make up "The Carpenter" represent the speech of the carpenter: PICK me up some dry sticks, PUT them on the fire, MAKE sure it's not out, AND I'll give you some meat.
So, the Walrus says CACK! CACK! to get the Carpenter to eat him. But first, he insults him by calling him a "carpenter" instead of saying what kind of woodworker he is. Then, he gets angry and throws some mud at him before going back to his oysters. This shows that you should never insult someone else's trade or job because they could throw you in jail for doing so.
The rhyme system used in the poem is AABB. This means that each line of the poem ends with an unstressed syllable that can serve as a rhyming partner for one of the other lines.
There are many different ways to arrange these pairs of words into sentences, and the various permutations of this pattern result in several different possible metrical schemes. However, only one of them conforms to the standard form of English iambic pentameter, so only this version will be considered here.
Here the meter requires that we say "tide" instead of "day," because "day" would be a common-seven-lettered word that cannot be stressed at the end of a line. So, "life is like a tide" becomes the first foot of the poem. Now "flow" instead of "rise" and "fall" instead of "away" fit perfectly with the first two lines and can be used as rhymes for them.
This poem has no specific rhyme pattern; it is more akin to free verse. There is some rhyming, but it is simply used to draw the reader in and help them remember the poem. Unlike previous poems, this one lacks a recognizable rhyme pattern.
Caged Bird has no formal rhyme scheme, but we can still identify parts of the poem through rhythm and rhyme. The first line contains two polysyllabic words that can be rhymed: cage and bird. The second line starts with the same sound as the first line - cue the musical note F. Fish and sky are also polysyllabic words that can be rhymed. The third line starts with the sound B-C-G, which can be matched with fish in the second line and bird in the first line. This repetition of sounds creates a rhythmic pattern that follows the meter of the poem.
There are three basic forms of poetry: the sonnet, the sestet, and the quatrain. "Caged Bird" uses the sonnet form. A sonnet consists of 14 lines with four syllables in each line. It is based on the structure of songs of birds, which follow a typical pattern of 7-5-3-5-7-5-3. This form was popular during the Renaissance period because it could be written in shorter periods of time than longer works.
The poem's rhyme structure is ABAB. 3. M - NN - NR - SS - SL - LM - NL - NM.
The first line states that God said Man was his masterpiece, which means that Man is his creation and therefore must be inferior to him. The second line states that he thought Man would live by his wisdom, which means that he expected Man to be like him and possess some kind of intelligence. The third line states that he created Man in his image, which means that Man should be like God and have the same qualities as him. The fourth line states that he made Him in His own likeness, which means that Man should look like God and have the same abilities as him.
These lines show that God believes that Man is inferior to him because he is his creation and has no will of his own. He didn't create him to enjoy suffering, pain, or death, but rather for happiness, joy, and pleasure. This shows that God does not love Man and never did. Instead, he loves himself more than anyone else does.
The poem's ABAB rhyme scheme mirrors thematic patterns in the stanzas: the first and third stanzas are connected, as are the second and fourth. The connection between the first and third stanzas is made clear by using repetition of words and lines; compare these two stanzas: "Crossing the bar / My father found a skull / With a silver spoon / In its mouth." (Stanza 1)
The connection between the second and fourth stanzas is also clear from just reading them; they describe the same event from different points of view. However, this connection may not be evident from simply reading the poem because there are many changes to the language and tone throughout the piece. For example, the first three lines of the poem are lighthearted and play on words while the last three are more somber and descriptive.
These transition words reveal that the speaker is moving from one idea or scene to another while still keeping the narrative flow of the poem smooth.
The poem's rhyme scheme is AABB. The poem has perfect rhyme, and the rhyme pattern is consistent throughout. In the first verse, the word "fruit" rhymes with "root" in the second line. This pair of words does not appear again until the last line of the poem.
This poem is about a tree that grows in a garden. So basically, it is looking at the fruit from the tree's perspective. From this perspective, the fruit is interesting because it comes in different shapes and sizes. However, once you pick it, the flavor is always the same - sweet!
Here are some more interesting facts about this poem:
Langston Hughes wrote and performed this poem while serving as an ambulance driver in France during World War II. He received many awards for his work including the 1955 National Medal of Arts.
The poem was later set to music by American composer Louis Morey. Morey's setting was included on his 1958 album Poems of Langston Hughes. This album won the first Grammy Award for Best Album Cover Art (Grammy Awards were given for musical excellence and innovation starting in 1959).
More recently, the poem has been set to music again by African-American poet Ntozake Shange.