Poetic Conventions and Stimulation of the Senses
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This paper discusses how one of the common qualities possessed by successful poets throughout the ages is the profound ability to stimulate the senses through subtle and original means. It demonstrates the truth of this statement by closely examining the works of several poets including Elizabeth Barrett Browning, William Wordsworth and Percy Shelley and the ways in which they persuade their readers to be led by their poetry. It looks at the manner in which the poets employ conventions such as simile, metaphor, rhyme and syntax, to stimulate the reader's subconscience into sensing subtle feelings in the precise way intended.
From the Paper:"Simile and metaphor are well recognized as being two of the most common conventions present throughout the history of poetry. Most poets have no difficulty in using one or the other to vary their description of events or to add diversity to the structure of their piece. Far rarer, however, are the poets capable of employing their use with such appropriate application as to heighten the texture and feel of the poem in order to increase the reader's perception of the sights and sounds within the work to a more three dimensional level. That is to say in order to draw a deeper, more detailed realization of the situation described. Elizabeth Barrett Browning took the use of these conventions to extreme lengths in part XXIV of her Sonnets from the Portuguese."
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