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by ASinico - (2017-11-22)
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A word is dead

The title creates expectation on the readers because you don't generally used the adjective dead reference to a word. Dead impress something was alive before dying and the intelligent reader try to understand the meaning of adjective “dead” in the title.

The structure of the poem consisted of six lines arranged in two tercets so the intelligent reader wants to understand why the poet as many such decision. In order to understand that the reader must read the poem and understand what it is about. The first tercet said when somebody said a word it dies and this is the opinion of “some say”. In the second tercet the speaking voice changes: somebody call I say exactly the opposite according to the opinion when a word is said it begins to live.

The structure of the poem is suitable to content because the test expresses two different opinion and they are juxtapose by contrast. Contrast their the most important device explained by the poet to make reading.

First of all the poet uses contrast even in the choose of passive form in the first tercet and the active form in second one. In addiction in the first stanza the poet express the opinion of common unidentified people in the second stanza the opinion is clearly the one of precise person. The contrast is also underline by the different position of the subjects. This choice highlights such difference ones again.

The semantic choices add to meaning by contrast. Suffice it to say that dead is the adjective the diving from to die which is the opposite of to live. You can see that idea of contrast underline the two points of view express in the poem is structural and structuring the test from the point of view of sound you can see that the second tercet does not follow the part of the first one. The second tercet seems distances from the structure of the first one as the different position of the subject clearly shows. According to the lyrical I gain life when they are said while “some say” are belive that words are not longer meaning full when somebody says them.