Friday, May 31, 2019

Formalistic Approach Ode to the Death of a Favorite Cat (Favourite) Ess

Formalistic Approach Ode to the shoemakers last of a Favorite Cat (Favourite)     In Thomas Grays poem Ode on the Death of a Favorite Cat, we find many examples of the Formalistic Approach. In this poem, we find numerous examples of alliteration, rhyme scheme, puns, and creative word choice.  This poem is very joyful and delight to read because the author is very creative in his choice of words and phrases.     In the first stanza, we figure out where this event is taking place or in other words, we find out the setting.  The cat is standing on a ledge in his owners house looking down into a fish bowl and gazing at gold fish. In this stanza, we find patterns of rhyming. Within this stanza this rhyming pattern is A, A, B ,C,C,B.  In the first stanza they would be the first two lines (side and dyd), the deuce-ace and sixth line (blow and below), and fourth and fifth (kind and reclind). Line six of this stanza states Gazed on the lake bel ow (Gray line 6) represents word choice. Gray could have just stated that the cat...

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