He is tormented by the local children and his life is miserable, lonely and full of fear. In the poem he gets describes as 'A solitary mister' which reflects on the fact that he is isolated from the society. Similarly 'The Clown Punk' is a piteous man who is not accepted by the society because of his identity and the way he looks. In the poem the narrator describes him as a 'basket of washing' which empathises on the fact that he is not respected and made fun of. The structures of both poems have been written to convey the isolation of the characters for example the poet in T.H.I.T.P has divided the poem into seven stanzas, each consist of six lines.
‘The land’s sharp features’ reinforces a feeling of pain, with the alliteration of ‘his crypt the cloudy canopy’ intensifying this. These dark, gloomy descriptions of the landscape mirror the characters depression and pessimism. During these first two stanzas, the character seems pensive and meditative, with only the sudden ‘full hearted evensong’ of the thrush to awaken him. Beyond the first two stanzas, where ‘a voice arose among The bleak twigs overhead’, the dark tone seems to deteriorate, as the ‘aged thrush’ begins to sing. The narrative of the poem suggests a sense of loneliness surrounding the man, which seems unusual, as it is New Years eve,
In this poem, and most, there are examples of figurative language. When describing the snowman, the author writes, “the pale-faced figure with bitumen eyes” as a way to give the poem life and depth, as opposed to just saying the white snowman with coal eyes. We all know what a snowman looks like, but here the snowman is taking on more of a lifelike personality. By saying, “Returns him such a God–forsaken stare, as outcast Adam gave to paradise,” the author is giving this snowman a human-like personality. In the little boys mind, the snowman is begging the young boy to come in, like a puppy.
This develops into ‘demoniac laughter’, which links the devil to the storm, making it seem evil and hostile. These sounds are described as “piercing”, which shows how violent and unpleasant they are. The poem has the sonnet structure of 14 lines, but it does not follow the 10 syllables per line form, showing the wildness and unpredictability of the storm. There is a religious metaphor on line 4 “waves, air, midnight, their savage trinity” the trinity is “father, son and holy spirit” in the church, here it is the combination of all factors that cause the demonic stormy scene, as if it has been created by a force, like the devil or God. The storm is continually built up to be a wild force with words like “lashing” and “fierce slanting” both showing the power of the force of the rain and wind on everything around it.
In Robert Frost’s poem, the imagery brings about a sad and depressing mood. In the line, “I have looked down the saddest city lane.” You can observe that the character is taking in his surroundings, which prove to be gloomy and depressing. It almost shows that he has a very negative outlook on life, like he’s stuck in a state of depression. On the other hand, in Dickinson’s poem the imagery brings about a state of confusion almost as if the narrator is lost in the darkness. This can be seen in “The Bravest – grope a little – And sometimes hit a Tree Directly in the Forehead – But as they learn to see –” This line shows that the narrator is lost in the night and doesn’t know where to go, due to the inability to see anything in the dark.
Loneliness for some is a dull beginning of a bright future, and for others, it is unfortunate and eternal. In The Shipping News by Annie Proulx, Quoyle is a character who suffers through a boundless amount of loneliness that exists in many forms. He becomes lonely as he is involved in a one-way relationship and also exhibits the feeling of isolation when he is singled out by society. Similarly, the life experiences of a narrator in an anonymous writer’s poem, Bow Down Your Head and Cry, closely resemble the isolation and hardships that Quoyle is forced to suffer through. The narrator experiences loneliness and great difficulties coping with the separation of his loved one and additionally felt isolated as he was alienated from society.
“An Absolutely Ordinary Rainbow” is a poem about an unknown man that is seen crying in Martin Place. This scene is considered as bizarre because the character, which is described to be having qualities similar to those of a prophet; “...only the smallest children / and such as look out of Paradise come near him / and sit at his feet, with dogs and
When authors write or describe a place, with great detail and emotion it gives readers the ability to empathize the message being given. This gives authors their style and poetical voice. Edith Wharton’s excerpt Winter Road she describes an area with gloomy and miserable words. With the words described in the passage, Edith Wharton layers negative connotative words and different types of imagery to build mood of loneliness and depression. Winter Road is a passage that expresses depressing, and lonely emotions that the author was trying to show through the use of symbolism and detailed description of the area.
His loneliness is a more tangible expression of his alienation problem. Loneliness is what the novel revolves around, because the novel is mostly Holden going from one place to another, doing one thing to the next to find the desired friendship and love. He constantly recoils from introspection, which was the reason why he could not figure out why he was behaving the way he was. But introspection hit home with him after he met Phoebe again when she alleges that Holden “[doesn’t] don’t like anything that’s happening” (Salinger 169). This was when Holden realized his cynicism and negative outlook on life when he struggled to think of anything or anyone that he actually liked.
Poetry is made to express the feelings, thoughts, and emotions of the poet. The reader can interpret the poem however they see fit. The poem is open to many interpretations the readers seem fit. In the poem “My Papa’s Waltz” written by Theodore Roethke, individuals who recall the memory of an abusive relationship with their parent often feel resentment towards them as adults. Careful analysis of each individual stanza backs up the theory of child abuse by a violent and drunken father.