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Thereasons for choosing poetry rather than prose as a medium ofexpression?

Somewriters are interested in expressing their ideas in a condensed andless comprehensive manner. The authors’ interests are to voicetheir feelings in unique and tight styles. Also, short verses areeconomical because they can reveal a lot of information.Additionally, verses are more memorable and enhanced. Also, poems arenot only sophisticated but complex. These features make them affableand enjoyable to readers. The features are enhanced by the use ofimagery, onomatopoeia, repetition, alliteration, hyperbole amongother styles. Use of techniques makes poems to have deep meaning andhabitually elicit emotions thereby making them captivating.

Thepreferable poem

Iprefer Shakespeare’s poem because Shakespeare compares thebeautiful woman to a “summer’s day” and insists that she isbetter than the summer (1). Howard’s “dog’s day” is similarto the “summer’s day” but does not sound very vibrant (1). InShakespeare’s poem, there are many images and personifications forinstance, the “rough winds” (3). In this case, the winds arepersonified. At the same time, “darling buds” are shaken by the“rough winds” (3). Darling is used to describe a great lover whois loved and cared. In Howard’s poem, there are few images, forexample, the use of the “dog’s day.” Also, his language is veryopen for instance, his description of weather as gray is very openand visible (3).

Themost romantic poem

Shakespeare’sversion is more romantic than that of Howard. Shakespeare uses theword “untrimmed” (8). The word could be used to mean “eternallyyouthful” or the one who may never loses her beauty. Shakespeareassures the beautiful women that she will be immortal yet Howard saysthat the woman will die, “after you’re dead and gone” (12).Shakespeare’s version idolizes and adores the woman’s beauty. Thepoem is also made to appear alive, which shows that love iscontinuous, eternal and never ending.

Threedifferences in the language that are evidenced in the two poems.

Shakespeare’spoem uses more imagery than that of Howard for instance, Shakespeareuses a “darling bud” to mean a child or a cherished lover (3). Healso compares his lover to the “summer’s day.” Howard also usesimagery, for instance, the “dog’s day” (1). However, most ofhis language is open, for example, the statement “staying youngerforever” is very open (4).

Useof Personification is also different. Shakespeare uses phrases suchas “rough winds.” He also adds that they are “shaking darlingbuds” (3). Conversely, Howard’s poem does not displaypersonification.

Shakespeareuses more hyperboles in his poem than Howard does. These hyperbolesmake the poem look attractive than that of Howard. For instance, hetalks of the youth that will not fade yet the woman cannot be a youthforever (9). At the same time, the assertion that she will beimmortal is exaggerated. According to his comparison, the woman isbetter than the “summer’s day.” This comparison is alsohyperbolic. Howard rarely uses hyperboles. The only hyperbolicstatement is that the woman will never break her neck or die “Peoplebreak…” (8).

Thechild`s remembrance of the &quotWaltz&quot is the unhappy one.

Theremembrance is the unhappy one. According to the poem “My Papa’sWaltz,” Waltz denotes the relationship between him and his fatherwas marred by fear, anxiety, and love. This explanation is supportedby line four of stanza one that suggests that waltzing was a painfuloccurrence.


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Penneloppe.May23 Howard Moss: Shall I compare thee to A summer’s day?Wonder in Literaryland: reading the city, writing the world, 23 May2013.https://poettreeyr.wordpress.com/2013/05/23/may-23-howard-moss-shall-i-compare-thee-to-a-summers-day/.Accessed on, 16 Oct. 2016.

Roethke,Theodore, et al. MyPapa’s waltz poem by Theodore Roethke.Poem Hunter, 25 December. 2014.http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/my-papa-s-waltz/. Accessed on 16 Oct.2016.

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