Poetry, like fiction, has a speaker—someone who serves as the poem's voice. The poet is frequently the speaker. At times, the speaker can adopt a persona—the voice of someone else, including animals and inanimate things. Scientists have also used poets' works as examples in science classes because students find them interesting and know how to interpret them correctly.
In this poem, the speaker is the Roman emperor Augustus. He is speaking about his achievements while still in office and hopes they will be remembered after his death.
Augustus was the first emperor from the House of Caesar. His reign started in 27 BC and ended in AD 14. He did many important things to make Rome a great country again after it had fallen into decline under his predecessor Julius Caesar. These include introducing laws to protect citizens' rights, improving roads, and building public buildings such as theaters and libraries.
He also tried to restore order by killing his rival senators and other important people during wars or rebellions. However, these actions made him hated by the people, who called him "the cruel" or "the blood-thirsty."
Finally, he married Princess Julia Livilla and her sister Octavia but they were both already married so he had them killed too. This makes him even more hated since now people believe he is trying to get away with murder.
The poem, like fiction, is written from a definite point of view. The first person (I, me, my, we, us, our) gives the impression that this is what is being said.
Who or what is the subject of the poem? The subject is the person or thing that is the focus of the poem. In "The Raven", it's Mr. Poe himself. In "Shakespeare's Birthplace", it's William Shakespeare. Even though many people know about Shakespeare's birth place in England, the poem is not about him but rather about the night watchman who found his body the next morning.
What is the tone of the poem? The tone is the overall feeling that the reader gets from reading the poem. It can be happy, sad, serious, light-hearted, etc. Many different words are used to describe the tone of poems, but some general examples include dramatic, melancholy, joyous.
What kind of poetry is "The Raven"? "The Raven" is a poem that uses rhyme to show unity between the lines. This means that each line ends with a syllable pattern similar to that of the previous line. For example, the fifth line of the poem contains the word "black" followed by "night", which both end in "-ck".
The position of the author and the speaker is a basic but significant idea, especially in poetry. I'll summarize: the author is the one who created the work; the speaker is the narrator, or the person who tells the tale to the audience. In general, the speaker is different from the author.
An example will make this clear. Let's say that I write a poem about love. The poet who wrote the poem is not the same person as me, the man who wrote this piece of art. Even though we may be two separate people, there was only one author who created both me and the poet. We are just two voices speaking on the same topic - love.
This does not mean that the poet cannot speak from the heart when he or she writes their poems. They can, because they are using their own feelings to convey the message of love to others. However, I might want to add some details or explain certain things more clearly for the reader. These additions are called "footnotes" and they are written in a section at the end of the poem called "Acknowlegments". The poet would like to thank everyone who helped them write their poem, so they include these notes in the Acknowledgments section.
Now back to my example.
Every poetry has a voice, which may be referred to as a speaker (or, in some cases, speakers, if there is more than one person speaking the poem). What impact do the traits of the speaker have on the poem? In general, the way that a poet voices their work is what makes it poetic.
There are many different types of poets, each with their own unique voice and style. Some common characters found in poems include: a prince/princess, a lover, a soldier, a peasant. A poet's choice of characters can affect how they write about other topics in the poem. For example, someone writing a love poem would be unlikely to mention politics or religion. However, people don't always follow a pattern when writing poems, so these are just some examples of things that can happen in poems.
Love poems usually describe the feelings of love between two people, usually a man and woman. They may also describe other relationships such as brother-sister, friend-friend, etc. Love poems can be written about anyone who the poet feels love for, but it must be someone real and not a character from a story or game. Love poems can also be written about something else entirely. For example, someone could write a love poem about food, because they feel loved and appreciated when eating good meals with friends and family.