Work In Literature Work in LiteratureOf all the forms of literature that exist, poetry is possibly the most difficult to compose. Novelists, playwrights, and essayists have the luxury of space in which to develop their plots, themes and characters. Whole pages and chapters can be dedicated to expressing a singular idea. The poet however, must express the theme, mood, and characters of a poem within a very limited structure. Being the shortest and least verbose of any form of literature, the poem is sometimes underestimated by some to be the simplest form of writing. Yet this is not so. Each word within a poem has been chosen for a specific purpose, whether it be to convey a specific feeling or to maintain a theme.
When examining the poems presented in the ?Work and Literature? module of the class, the reader will see that the poets represented in the readings, were especially conscientious of language. No word or writing technique was included for aesthetic purposes only, but to enhance the reader?s ability to understand what the poet intended to say. Alliteration, metaphor, and onomatopoeia are three such techniques that can be identified within the poems introduced in the readings. Before examining specific work, wayman, one, stanza, second, poem, metaphor, theme, poems, class, working, poets, poetry, onomatopoeia, literature, writing, work-related, words, within, very, themes, reader, first, urgency, techniques, presented, poet, off, much, laid, issues, construction, being, alliteration, about, three