An Ode Poem Adam Smith ENG 125 Prof. McFarland January 17, 2012 For my assignment this week I chose to write about is A Morning Song by Eleanor Farjeon. This poem is in the form of an ode which is also another form for a Lyric poetry. “Odes are imaginative, expressed with a meditative, intellectual tone, but do not have a prescribed pattern” (Clugston, 2010). I chose this poem because it was not only written well. It is sort of like the poetry I write. I want to describe this poem in my own words, because it is beautiful and heartwarming. One of the elements of this poem that I liked was the content of the poem.
This particular poem had a lot of content in it but the main one was morning. It was a poem about the beginning of the day everything that deals with the morning. Like the dew on the grass, or the smell of the fresh air. It told of how a very sunny bright morning would like through the eyes of the lord and how the bird spoke and everything. Another element of the poem I like is the form in which it is written. Rhyming in poetry is pretty common in most poems. A” rhyme is a similarity in the sound of stressed syllables in words at the end of lines of poetry” (Clugston, 2010).
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The rhyming form is this poem is that of an ABAB style form. In other words the words at the ends of lines 1 and 3 are the same and the ones at the ends of 2 and 4 are the same. Another element I loved was the theme of the poem. After reading several times it was clear that the theme was morning time and everything that has to with it being morning. To me the theme was set in the first line of the poem. “Morning has broken, like the first morning” ( Farjeon,1957). That right there is what I think set the theme and or tone for this well written poem. These three elements here help me understand the poem and what it was really about.
It took me several times to read this poem. Once I read a several time I got what it meant and how the poet wanted me as the reader to comprehend it. It was a very beautiful poem in its own way. These elements didn’t affect my opinion or my reaction to this poem. I think that they helped me more to understand it better. The elements that I wrote about were more for me as the reader to not only understanding the poem, but made it easier to read. They really didn’t cause me to focus one just one thing. Like I said earlier I had to read it several times so I eventually looked over everything in the poem.
The wording and the way the poem was written was exceptionally brilliant in its own way. In conclusion this is probably one of the most beautiful poems I have ever read. I have read a lot of poems in my life and written them as well. This poem is what we at poets call and Ode which means it’s sort of lyrical in a sense. I hope I did this paper well and it was an honor to write about the poem. References: Clugston, R. W. (2010). Journey into literature. San Diego, California: Bridgepoint Education, Farjeon, E. (1957). A morning song. In Children’s bells. Oxford, UK: Oxford Uni–versity Press.