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The Good The Bad and The Poetic An analysis and evaluation on Little Boy Blue and The Toys What is a good poem Or what makes a poem bad There are no specific rules or guidelines to writing a poem It is easy to form an opinion of what is good or what is bad on two different poems for an individual but to be able to make informed judgments and for these judgments to be accepted as good or bad universally takes a bit more of an in-depth insight In this analysis and evaluation of Little Boy Blue and The Toys one will be able to understand what makes them either good poems or bad poems by the writers usage of diction images and figure of speech details and the poems general impression As well it will incorporate that both poems are sentimental but differ in their appeal to a beginning reader and a more mature reader There are three basic questions that one must follow in judging a poem or poems What is the poems central purpose In Little Boy Blue the purpose of this poem is in a loved ones death the ones who loved them will always remain longingly and true The central purpose of The Toys is before one takes out their aggression on a child remember that a child is good and seeks goodness One will regret excessively punishing a child for committing childish things Secondly how fully has this purpose been accomplished Little Boy Blue and The Toys both accomplish their purpose through the list above in the previous paragraph However Little Boy Blue attracts less inexperienced poem readers because of the simpler yet powerful diction that is used The Toys draws a mature poem reader do to a higher level of diction but at the same time is clear as well as powerful to that reader Lastly how important is the purpose In both poems the
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