A Slice of Wedding Cake

A Slice of Wedding Cake

A Slice of Wedding Cake
There are many examples of different types of poetry. The following poem A Slice of Wedding Cake by the famous poet Robert Graves can be used as an example of a poetry type or literary term. An example of an Epithalamium.
 

A Slice of Wedding Cake
by
Robert Graves

Why have such scores of lovely, gifted girls
Married impossible men?
Simple self-sacrifice may be ruled out,
And missionary endeavour, nine times out of ten.

Repeat 'impossible men': not merely rustic,
Foul-tempered or depraved
(Dramatic foils chosen to show the world
How well women behave, and always have behaved).

Impossible men: idle, illiterate,
Self-pitying, dirty, sly,
For whose appearance even in City parks
Excuses must be made to casual passers-by.

Has God's supply of tolerable husbands
Fallen, in fact, so low?
Or do I always over-value woman
At the expense of man?
Do I?
It might be so.

An example of an Epithalamium.
 

 

Example of Poetry
Poetry is piece of literature written by a poet in meter or verse expressing various emotions which are expressed by the use of variety of techniques including metaphors, similes and onomatopoeia. The emphasis on the aesthetics of language and the use of techniques such as repetition, meter and rhyme are what are commonly used to distinguish poetry from prose. Poems often make heavy use of imagery and word association to quickly convey emotions. A famous example of poetry, the poem A Slice of Wedding Cake by Robert Graves, illustrates a poetry type or literary term. An example of an Epithalamium.

Example of Structure of Poetry
The structure used in poems varies with different types of poetry and can be seen in the above example of A Slice of Wedding Cake by Robert Graves. The structural elements might include the line, couplet, strophe and stanza. Poets combine the use of language and a specific structure to create imaginative and expressive work such as A Slice of Wedding Cake by Robert Graves. The structure used in some Poetry types are also used when considering the visual effect of a finished poem. The structure of many types of poetry  result in groups of lines on the page which enhance the poem's composition. An example of an Epithalamium.
 

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