Compare the ways the poet presents ideas about relationships in Sister Maude and Farmers Bride. In Sister Maude Rossetti presents a quarrel between the two sisters. This is shown when she says ‘but sister Maude shall get no sleep’; this suggests that she thinks her sister will go to hell because of what she has done. The fact that she doesn’t use a personal pronoun for her sister suggests that she has disowned her and believes that she is no longer part of the family. The phrase ‘no sleep’ is a euphemism for death and suggests that she will pay for what she has done.
T: Theme: That you should not centered on what you have because you will eventually lose it when you die, and only God is with you. S: Speaker: The point of view in this poem is first person, the reader can assume that the speaker is the author because the poem describe her as the person who lose her possessions and uses I, and me. Therefore, Anne Bradstreet is the speaker. Paragraph: In her poem, “ Upon the Burning of Our House”, Anne Bradstreet uses metaphor depict the God is the architect, that he gave her houses, things that she need. She also uses symbolism to describe that her house got burned down which represents the God’s will and she accepting the God’s will in any case, whether it’s good or bad.
The narrator is clearly miserable with her life and considers suicide to be the only solution. Killing herself would relieve the pain she feels on a daily basis. “Daddy” is another poem that demonstrates Plath’s common death by suicide theme. In the poem, she writes that “At twenty I tried to die / And get back, back, back to you. / I thought even the bones would do (Plath 58-60)”.
Sylvia Plath’s Mad Girl’s Love Song: An Analysis of the Poem Plath’s poem Mad Girl’s Love Song is about a girl who has lost what seems to be the love her life, though it is ambiguous as to why he is not there with her. Was he killed in some war? Did he leave her for another? Or is there some untold circumstance that would call for his absence without return? At any rate, the fact that he is not with her has driven her to insanity and forced her to keep him alive in her mind to escape the pain of unfulfilled desire.
The poem infuses images of death to show the extent of her bitterness, along with enjambment. The enjambment proves that her bitterness cannot be contained throughout the poem because the follow through on to the next line instead of stopping. In contrast, Duffy presents the main character Salome
It's a very disturbing scene where Roy describes Sophie Mol being buried alive (of course she is not actually alive) but she lets the vivid imagination of the twins run wild. Rahel and Estha’s cousin, and the point after the funeral when Ammu went to the police station to say that a terrible mistake had been made. Two weeks after this point, Estha was returned to his father The narrator describes the twins’ adult lives before they return to Ayemenem. In the present, Baby Kochamma boasts that Estha does not speak to Rahel just as he does not speak to anyone else, and then the narrator gives an overview of Baby Kochamma’s life. Rahel looks out the window at the building that used to contain the family business, Paradise Pickles and Preserves, and flashes back to the circumstances surrounding Sophie Mol’s death.
The overall theme in the poem of death is actually another form of symbolism. Death is the symbol of leaving her home town. There are many other types of symbolism found in this poem as well. The Carriage found in line 3, is the home on which she grew up in thus where only ourselves and immortality stay. The School found in line 9, is the symbol for the school Mount Holyoke Female Seminary in which she spent only one year at.
It portrays the poet's jealousy of the death Woman because she died peacefully while others has to live and face the ordeals of life. Her preoccupation with death is seen when she states that her jealousy for the death Woman is “nearly infinite”. The next stanza talks about how the Woman passed away without much trouble. It took place in a short time and the whole experience “Jostled “her. This had a disturbing influence on the poet.
Both Carol Ann Duffy and Dorothy Molloy convey a theme of loneliness through their characters of their poems. Carol who wrote 'Medusa' conveyed a message of how life has mistreated her and she is lonely due to in medusa's case having snake hair and turning people to stone and therefore she has enclosed her self within a cave, she conveys this message through a dramatic monologue. Dorothy who wrote 'Les Grands Seigneurs' had a message of how he distance her self from men and due to that she is is lonely but in the end gets married but has lost all authority as she is a female and in the past men had greater authority no matter what the status was of the female, she conveyed this through four stanzas and the the fourth stanza is the turning point where she has become married also she has written the poem in the past tense showing how she misses her old self and is lonely now even though she is married. I would also compare these poems to the world war one poet Siegfried Sassoon 'the soldier' as it also conveys a theme of loneliness. I will show how these two poets convey the theme of loneliness through their poems.
Paper Summary: In W. H. Auden's poem, "Funeral Blues," the speaker uses well-constructed poetic language and form to convey her attitude toward the subject of death. It explains how Auden manifests an extremely bitter interpretation of hopelessness and eternal sadness on the part of the speaker as a result of losing a loved one. The speaker in the poem is deeply saddened about the loss of her loved one and the fact that it was a force beyond her control. This person has been taken from her life in haste at a most inopportune time, and she feels as though her life has become pointless. It shows how, through Auden's use of tone, language, and structure, he portrays a very well-defined image of death and its effects on the individual, which is by no means desirable.