Yellow Symphony

Oscar Wilde's poem "Symphony In Yellow" offers incredibly vivid imagery and great description of an area that Wilde thinks very highly of and clearly loves spending time in. His use of incredibly vivid imagery, repetition of the word "yellow" in describing the town, and his use of similes throughout the poem give a much greater meaning to his feelings toward the subject. They also help create a sort of strong emotion and appreciation for the images that Wilde is describing in the poem. His first example of using a simile to allow him to better convey his meaning is in the quote "An omnibus across the bridge Crawls like a yellow butterfly,". This quote is surely indicitave of Wildes appreciation for the city and all aspects of it, as he describes a regular bus crossing a bridge as something far more beautiful and physically attractive. In doing so he creates a much happier, more vivid image of the event to better resonate with his feelings toward it, as well as what he wants the reader to view it as. This particular quotation is also a combination of two devices, simile and imagery, which better displays his desire to provide an image that is almost spymhonic in its composition, which is likely the reason for the poems title.
Another instance when Wilde uses literary devices to help him convey his message in the poem is when he says "And at my feet the pale green Thames Lies like a rod of rippled jade.". While this part of the poem is essential in establishing its setting, is contributes to the poem in a similar way to the prior quote about the butterfly, and it also uses the same literary devices, simile and imagery. Wildes decision to combine the two into a single line in the poem once again helps him to convey his feelings about the Thames river and the beauty he sees in it. This beauty that Wilde is trying to allow the readers to experience is best seen through the greenness of the Thames and the reflective jade-like nature it has.
"And, like a yellow...