The Use of Three Literary Elements in Two Poems


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The Use of Three Literary Elements in Two Poems
The ensuing paper will look at three literary elements in two poems – one by Sylvia Plath entitled, “Lady Lazarus,” the other one by Elizabeth Bishop entitled, “Filling Station.” The trio of literary elements under discussion will be the following: tone, imagery (metaphors and similes, et cetera), and rhyme scheme. Ultimately, the thesis of the paper is as follows: both women feel as if they are outsiders; Plath believes herself to be an outsider (and an outsider who is hated) whereas Bishop is a woman who perceives herself to be an outsider because of her gender; both women craft poems that stand out because they utilize tone, imagery and rhyme (or non-rhyme) to show the spiritual desolation...
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.....f the poets mentioned above felt as though they were shut off from the wider world – though Plath’s feelings of isolation were ultimately more pathological. When all is said and done, each work is a good instance of how tone, imagery and rhyme scheme can combine to produce powerful and evocative works.
Bishop, Elizabeth. “Filling station.” Additional information not provided.
Moses, Kate. “The real Sylvia Plath.” 30 May 2000. Salon. 16 Jul. 2009
Plath, Sylvia. “Lady Lazarus.” Additional information not provided. “the biography of Elizabeth Bishop.” n.d. 14 Jul. 2009