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city in the sea
Transcript of city in the sea
A strange city where everyone goes to die.
Next to melancholy waters.
It is always night.
Light comes from the sea.
Death in his tower.
The riches from the graves do not tempt the waters.
No wind, the sea is calm.
All of a sudden, there is wind.
The city begins to sink.
The coming of Hell. Connotation Meter:
Tetrameter, iambic or anapestic Attitude Syntax:
Dashes and semi-colons created a disjointed rhythm.
Exclamation marks create an astonished feeling, especially when combined with "lo" Shift Beginning of the last stanza.
"But lo, a stir is in the air!" Themes Death
-Death of a way of life.
The people of the city get replaced with death.
-Inevitability of death.
Everyone dies, good or bad Title About the coming of hell and a city literally sinking into the sea. Prompt 2007 (B) Read the following poem carefully. Then, write a well-organized essay in which you analyze the techniques the poet uses to convey his attitude toward the place he describes. ("Here" by Philip Larkin) A city underneath the sea
-Atlantis Edgar Allan Poe Born January 19, 1809, Boston, Massachusetts
Orphaned at young age, adopted by Allan Poe & his wife.
Studied in schools in England.
Married his cousin Virginia Clemm.
American short-story writer, poet, critic, and editor
Battled a drinking problem.
Struggled coping with the deaths of many people close to him. His wife died in 1847
He suffered from poor health and struggled financially.
He died on October 7, 1849. His last words were "Lord, help my poor soul." "The death of a beautiful woman is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world."
– Edgar Allan Poe I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.
Edgar Allan Poe All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
Edgar Allan Poe City of fish, coral reef Ancient city that got lost
Swallowed up by the sea Nature
- Waves, Water/Sea
- Sky Brief Glow of Glory The City in the Sea Sodom and Gomorrah
Biblical cities that burned on judgement day Title. Diction:
Melancholy - descriptor, sets a clear image
Lurid - vivid in an unpleasing manner, creates solid feeling
Higher level vocabulary, diction controls tone and feeling Imagery:
Created through descriptors and allusions.
Several biblical and historical allusions.
Babylon, Heaven, Hell Metaphor:
"Along that wilderness of glass" compare water to glass Alliteration:
Line 12: Holy Heaven
Line 21: Many and Many a Marvelous
Line 23: Viol, the Violet, and the Vine Anaphora: Lines 15 -21, UP Personification:
Line 27: "Death looks gigantically down"
Line 49: "The hours are breathing faint and low"