posted by mysterychicken .
What is the tone and rhythm of the poems 'Harlem' by Langston Hughes and 'Legal Alien' by Pat Mora? Thanks
MC... tone means emotional impact. When you read those what do you "FEEL"? sad, ironic, angry, regret, happy, silly, curious?
Here is a site on meter ( rhythm)
To find the meter, read the first two lines out loud! Then read them again and pat your hand as you read outloud. If you still havent' established a meter, mark the accented syllables, you should be able to see a meter then.
MC, Check this site also.... very important.
OK, so what if I say that the tone of 'Legal Alien' is uncomfortable and complicated as she describes the harships being faced?
And for Harlem, can I just say that the tone seems calm as he compares the deffered dreams to unpleasant things? ..I really need help with this...