Name: Institution: Date: Elements of Poetry in The Rights of Women The poem The Rights of Women by Anna Barbauld is mainly about empowering women to actually claim their rights. She advises women to tell the men to step aside from their roles as leaders and to accept women to rule. She claims that women have been oppressed for too long yet they were actually born to be leaders. Throughout the poem the poet uses various elements of poems which all together create a better understanding of the poem and makes it more interesting. The poem focuses on themes such as femininity freedom and war. The poet uses sound devices such as rhyme alliteration consonance and other elements such as imagery and meter. One of the sound devices used in the poem is rhyme. There the musical value and also the emotional potential of repetition that leads to rhythmic patterns (Obermeier et al 10). In conclusion the poem by Barbauld is mainly about women empowerment and protection of women's rights and various themes include warfare freedom and femininity. The poem uses various elements of poetry such as sound devices like alliteration consonance and rhyme and other devices like meter and imagery through the use of metaphors. Various illustrations have also been used in order to illustrate the use of these elements of poetry. All these elements are used together to assist in conveying different themes and meanings. In addition they help in making the poem memorable and interesting. Works Cited Obermeier Christian et al. "Aesthetic and emotional effects of meter and rhyme in poetry." Frontiers in psychology 4 (2013): 10. [...]
Analysis Paper –one poem. write a formalist literary analysis (600 words). Identify and analyze the use of 3-4 poetic elements, concentrating on how these elements work together and how they affect the way we read the content/meaning of the poem. the pome: Yes, injured Woman! rise, assert thy right! Woman! too long degraded, scorned, opprest; O born to rule in partial Law's despite, Resume thy native empire o'er the breast! Go forth arrayed in panoply divine; That angel pureness which admits no stain; Go, bid proud Man his boasted rule resign, And kiss the golden sceptre of thy reign. Go, gird thyself with grace; collect thy store Of bright artillery glancing from afar; Soft melting tones thy thundering cannon's roar, Blushes and fears thy magazine of war. Thy rights are empire: urge no meaner claim,— Felt, not defined, and if debated, lost; Like sacred mysteries, which withheld from fame, Shunning discussion, are revered the most. Try all that wit and art suggest to bend Of thy imperial foe the stubborn knee; Make treacherous Man thy subject, not thy friend; Thou mayst command, but never canst be free. Awe the licentious, and restrain the rude; Soften the sullen, clear the cloudy brow: Be, more than princes' gifts, thy favours sued;— She hazards all, who will the least allow. But hope not, courted idol of mankind, On this proud eminence secure to stay; Subduing and subdued, thou soon shalt find Thy coldness soften, and thy pride give way. Then, then, abandon each ambitious thought, Conquest or rule thy heart shall feebly move, In Nature's school, by her soft maxims taught, That separate rights are lost in mutual love.