The Captive by Ella Wheeler Wilcox


The Captive by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

The Poem The Captive by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
This is a specific example of American poetry by one of this country's most famous poets. This section provides a selection of different types of American poetry including the poem by this famous American Poet. The American poetry and poems have been selected to cover all aspect of this kind of poetry and poem. The following American poem The Captive by Ella Wheeler Wilcox from this famous poet can be used as a good example of American poetry.
 

The poem The Captive by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
 

My lady is robed for the ball to-night,
All in a shimmer and silken sheen.
She glides down the stairs like a thing of light,
The ballroom's beautiful queen.

Priceless gems on her bosom glow--
Half hid by laces a queen might wear.
Robed is she, as befits, you know,
The wife of a millionaire.

Gliding along at her liege lord's side,
Out-shining all in that company,
Into the mind of the old man's bride
There creeps a curious simile.

She thinks how once in the Long Ago,
A beautiful captive, all aflame
With jewels that weighed her down like woe,
Close in the wake of her captor came.

All day long in that mocking plight,
She followed him in a dumb despair;
And the people thought her a goodly sight,
Decked in her jewels rare.

And now at her lawful master's side,
With a pain in her heart, as great as then
(So thinks this old man's beautiful bride),
Zenobia walks again.
 

 

The Poem The Captive by Ella Wheeler Wilcox - Example of American Poetry
Poetry written such as the poem The Captive by Ella Wheeler Wilcox is piece of literature written by a American 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 American poetry from American prose. Poems often make heavy use of imagery and word association to quickly convey emotions. A famous example of American poetry is the poem The Captive by Ella Wheeler Wilcox.

The Poem The Captive by Ella Wheeler Wilcox - Example of Structure of American Poetry
The structure used in an American poem varies with different types of poetry and can be seen in the above example of the poem The Captive by Ella Wheeler Wilcox. The structural elements might include the line, couplet, strophe and stanza. Poets and American Poetry combine the use of language and a specific structure to create an imaginative and expressive poem such as The Captive by Ella Wheeler Wilcox . The structure used in some Poetry types are also used when considering the visual effect of a finished poem.
 

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