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Poetic appreciation of std 12 English all poems

Here is a complete analysis of poetic appreciation of all poems with details and in easy language.

Song Of The Open Road

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1. The Song of the Open Road

Read the extract and write a poetic appreciation of the poem with the help of the following points.
1. About the poet and the title
2. The Theme
3. Language, and poetic devices used 
4. Special features
5. Your opinion about the poem.

                                                                The Song of the Open Road 
About the poet and the poem:
This inspiring and motivational poem is written by the American poet Walt Whitman. The poem ‘The Song of the Open Road’ is about an optimistic and energetic attitude. The poet Walt Whitman is known for his free verse poems. The title itself signifies the optimistic approach of the poet towards life his carefree nature and his great confidence.

Theme: Here the title open Road signifies freedom,here the road refers to mobility. The poet wants to lead a significant and free life away from any burden or restrictions he expects a burden-free life for or him.

Language Poetic Device
The language used here is quite simple and easy to understand. It is a free verse poem means it has no rhyme scheme. We notice repetition in verses and transferred epithet. It is a dramatic monologue. The first stanza is of three lines and the remaining are four lines.

Special features
The poem invites motivation for us , it is a free verse poem. It attracts readers to a new way of life that the poet himself wants to enjoy.

The Poem gives a message of self-reliance and its significance. It insists on a carefree life , burdened free attitude. We should not depend on fortune and its pattern. We should have our attitude towards life.

My Opinion about the poem
It is one of my favourite poems as it teaches us the value of self-confidence and self-reality. This Poem has taught me that we should lead an optimistic and energetic life. The poem is short but teaches great values of life.

Indian Weavers

                                   Poetic Appreciation of All Poems of std 12 th
                                                               Indian Weavers

About the poet and title:
This well-known poem is written by Sarojini Naidu who is known as the sobriquet of the nightingale of India. She was a political activist, feminist and an important figure in the Indian struggle for independence. Three Stanzas represent three stages of life ,they are birth, adulthood and death.

The poem is composed  in question an answer pattern ,the three different times of day are associated with three stages of life.
Dawn (morning) – childhood
Dusk ,Evening – Adulthood
Midnight – Death
It is the cycle of life.

Language, Poetic device
The poem is full of musical rhyme, the rhyme scheme of all the stanzas is a a b b. Simile, metaphor, inversion, alteration, interrogation etc are the figures of speech commonly used in the poem. The sound of ‘w’ is almost used 20 times providing a great musical quality.

Special features
The poem is a beautiful presentation of imagery of Indian Weavers, and their dedication to their work. The attribution of three times of the day to three stages of life is really impressive.

My Opinion about the poem
I think our Indian Weavers have a lion’s share to enrich Indian tradition regarding costumes and attire. The poem is the best presentation of musical notes with its uniform rhyme scheme.

The Inchape Rock

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The Inchcape Rock

About the poet and poem:
This is a ballad, written by Robert Southey. It is the  story of the 14 th century attempt by the Abbot of Aberbrothok  to install a warning bell on the Inchcape , a notorious stone reef about 18 km off the east coast of Angus occupied by the  Bell Rock Lighthouse . The poet was inspired by the legendary story of a pirate who removed the bell on the Inchcape rock and invited death for himself because of his own deed.

The Theme
The Abbot of Aberbrotok installed a bell on the Inchcape rock to alert the mariners to avoid the collision ,the pirate plucked  the bell in jealousy. In return journey ,he invited death due to the lack of an Inchcape bell.

Poetic Device
The rhyme scheme  used in the poem is aabb

The tone of the poem is energetic as it is a balled. There are 4 lines in each stanza, figures of speech like personification, simile, metaphor, beautiful word pictures of the story. We find many old English words here.

Special features
We observe a beautiful presentation of the natural beauty of the sea, it has thus a sea background  . Being a balled, we find great energy while reading the poem. The poem depicts a word of an image of marine beauty.

My opinion/message
The poem is  didactic  , with a great moral message
‘as we sow, so shall we reap’
This message is useful to everyone, we are responsible for our destruction the qualities like jealousy and hatred invite destruction for us

Have You Earned Your Tomorrow

                                                     Poetic Appreciation of All Poems of std 12 th
                                                                   Have you Earned your Tomorrow

About the poet and poem
This is an inspirational poem written by Edgar Guest who is known as a people’s poet, for his simple style and optimistic tone of writing. He was an American writer for newspapers and magazines. The poet expects that we should improve our quality of life by helping others or doing good for others.As a result we improve the quality of our future. Today’s actions are responsible for tomorrow’s reactions.

The theme
The poet directly emphasizes the question to the readers to stress his intention. He expects that we should be careful while maintaining relationships with others because doing or behaving well with others is indirectly inviting good for us to make our future bright.
We should be thoughtful in our everyday life ,we should avoid negative features of behaviour like rudeness ,jealousy etc.

Poetic Device
We find 11 interrogations in the poem which clearly state the intention of the poet. The language is very simple and clear,each stanza has a rhyming scheme to make the poem musical, it consists of figures of speech like an interrogation, Synecdoche, alliteration, etc.

The message of the poem / my opinion
 The poem gives a great message of a bright future, if our present is positive. our future will be surely positive. Our tomorrow depends on today’s behavior. If our actions are positive today, tomorrow we experience a bright future. In short, live today with a positive attitude, and make your future with great goodwill.

Father Returning Home

Poetic Appreciation of  Poems of std 12 th
Father Returning Home

About the poet/poem:
Dilip chitre is a bilingual poet and translator with a remarkable work in Marathi and English .The poem depicts a portrait of a suburban commuter showing his monotonous, pitiable daily routine. No one takes care of him. He leads a lonely life.

The Theme
Here is the story of the greatest doer of his family, The old man who works hard for his family suffers a pitiable suburban life , his family doesn’t take care of him. He feels himself lonely in this crowded world and finds depression.

Poetic Device
The poem is written in free verse means it has no rhyme scheme, the use of the present participle is remarkable. We find examples of alliteration, simile, personification and repetition. There is a use of continuation of sentences without a pause or a comma which is called an Enjambment. It is a dramatic monologue.

My opinion / moral
I feel sorry for such people who are neglected by family members . Here the old man suffers alienation or estrangement. His life is pitiable and sorrowful. We should be very kind to such people.


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About the poet/poem:

This thoughtful poem is written by William Davies, a Welsh poet and writer. The poem tells about a rich man who wants to become a poor man to get happiness. When we lose money, we realize how important money is. When we have no money, we realize our true friends. The poet has actually experienced the difference between the life of a poor man and a rich man.

The theme of the poem:
When we are rich, many people try to be with us as our friends, not for us but money. Money is responsible for bringing people close to us, at the same time, when we don’t have money, some limited people are with us , and poverty shows the real mentality of unreal friends.

Poetic Device:
The poem has five stanzas of four lines each. The major figures of speech are inversion, simile, onomatopoeia etc. stanzas 1 to 4 have rhyme scheme a b c b and last stanza is abab

Message / my opinion:
This poem states the importance of money in our life. It clearly shows poor men may be away from money but are very close to happiness ,whereas rich people may not experience happiness because of the influence of money. Money invites many friends but they may not be faithful, real friends are known in  our poverty.

Std.12 | Poetic Appreciation | She Walks In Beauty

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                                                                                 She Walks In Beauty

About the poem / Poet/title:This poem is written by Lord Byron , it is an ode written in praise of an unknown woman who is undoubtedly very beautiful. Lord Byron is known as one of the greatest English poet who uses English language effectively. Here he describes the beauty of an unnamed woman.

Theme of the poem:    Beauty is the main theme of the poem apart from other certain themes. Features of the woman like eyes, cheek, brow, tresses colour of the skin is praised throughout the poem. Inner beauty is also regarded as a prime factor to bliss the outer beauty. One of the themes is harmony and balance. The beauty is compared to many elements like heaven, cloud, clear skies. light etc

Poetic Devices, language, style:    The poem is full of poetic devices like alliteration, personification, metaphor, antithesis etc. The example of simile is like the night, alliteration is cloudless climes, starry skies. The example of antithesis dark and bright add effect to the theme. The language is simple and lyrical. The beauty is not only external but also internal as the mind is calm, the heart is innocent and tender.

Special FeaturesTone and type:  The tone of the poem is simple and lucid dedicated to all poetic features. This ode (type of poem) is dedicated to an unnamed woman expressing the features of her beauty. Actually the concerned woman is unknown, but her beauty is greatly glorified. 

My opinion of the Poem / Message :   The poet gives a vital message insisting that inner beauty is more important than outward appearance. Inner beauty is divine as external beauty is transient. 

Small Town and River

Poetic Appreciation of All Poems of std 12 th
Small Towns and Rivers

About the poem/ Poet/ Title:    One of the most eminent poetess Mamang Dai has written this poem dedicated to the beauty of nature specially the river and its features. She belongs to Arunachal Pradesh and has played a key role in the nature saving campaign. In this poem, she describes a landscape and its immortal features where river is the most dominant factor.

Theme:     The poem begins with the concept of death which is quite shocking for the readers. It mentions that the town reminds the poetess about death. life is called as temporary and rituals are permanent, which is very true. The mentioned town is changing constantly but development is quite active.

Poetic device, language and style: we find the poem in personified tone as the river is personified by giving human qualities. We find use of metaphor in the poem  in sentence like the river has a soul. The sentence – is the wreath sad? shows transferred epithet. There is an example of alliteration in examples like want to walk with the gods. The poem is written in free verse. The language is easy to understand the theme.

Special features – tone and type:  The poem forces us to introspect about our injustice towards nature and its beauty. We are responsible for the destruction of our nature and invites a grim discussion about it.

My opinion of the poem/ message : After reading the poem , we realize that we have still time to come to ground to save our god gifted nature.  Our greedy nature is spoiling this beautiful nature specially the rivers. Our so called progress is the enemy of nature.

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