Thursday, October 10, 2019
Electricity Comes to Cocoa Bottom
ocoa Electricity comes to Cocoa Bottom Ã¢â¬â Essay There are several literary techniques that are used in this poem such as Ã¢â¬Å"lampsÃ¢â¬ ¦OilÃ¢â¬ this is very ironic because they have brought old technology to come and see the new technology being unveiled. Also the fact that they are Ã¢â¬Å"waiting for sunsetÃ¢â¬ is ironic because they are replacing natural light with artificial light.Near the beginning there is a Simile used Ã¢â¬Å"Cable was drawn like a pencil line across the sunÃ¢â¬ This uses one of the main themes of the poem Ã¢â¬â technology verses nature, it seems that the Ã¢â¬Å"CableÃ¢â¬ is taking over from the sun and is sapping some of its power also a Ã¢â¬Å"pencil lineÃ¢â¬ is not as colourful as the sun with the many different shades this implies that the world is going grey and will have less life in it after the technology has Ã¢â¬Å"taken overÃ¢â¬ .There is also personification and anticipation used in Ã¢â¬Å"A breeze coming home from the s ea held its BreathÃ¢â¬ ; this shows that even nature is aware of how special this event is. Also the Ã¢â¬Å"Bamboo lining the dirt road stopped swayingÃ¢â¬ even though this is logical being that the wind has stopped it also heightens the sense of anticipation of the grand event. Sibilance is used in Ã¢â¬Å"as soft as chiffon curtains: Closing. Closing. This uses the repeated Ã¢â¬Å"sÃ¢â¬ sound to give a gentle ending to the verse and the full stop in between the Ã¢â¬Å"ClosingÃ¢â¬ suggests an amount of time has passed. Irony is used again in Ã¢â¬Å"Is there one among us to record this moment? But there was noneÃ¢â¬ this is ironic because the poem is in fact a written record of the moment. The poem is a narrative and you get this feeling of a story all the way through, It has three stanza two long ones and a shorter one the first one is 17 lines and they get smaller to 15 lines then only 6. Ã¢â¬â couldnÃ¢â¬â¢t find much about the form and structure.