Both of the poems ‘Born Yesterday’ and Nettles’ deal with an unidealistic view focused on the inability to protect our loved ones from inevitable pain. Both Vernon Scanell and Phillip Larkin convey the theme of the lack of power to deliver happiness using the relationship between a man and a beloved child. In the poem ‘Nettles’, the relationship explored is between a father and son using the adult’s perspective whereas ‘Born Yesterday’ uses a bond between a man and his friend’s new born daughter. The first poem recalls an incident where Scanell’s young son was stung by nettles, displaying the poet’s desire to protect his son from the dangers of the world. The title ‘Nettles’ creates the thought of the severe stinging pain that the nettles produce that the reader will have experienced.
He believes that Harry will be saved from Voldemort’s followers in their quest for revenge. Like every child, Dumbledore also wants Harry to have some childhood experience growing up. He believes that Harry’s ignorance of his powers and importance in the magical world as a growing child, “until he is ready to take it” (pg. 20), will help to undermine the tendency of
Sam stated his personal feeling and also outlined the complains he received that theses ‘bad parents’ are disgusting and scary using the donkey’s aggressive face and signs of abusive language from his mouth. This cartoon will affect the reader to understand that these behaviours are unacceptable and parents should not act like that. Sam then continues his newsletter by outlining the importance of sportsmanship to create the picture of the real purpose of playing sport. Throughout his letter, Sam frequently mentions sportsmanship. When Sam uses the word “heroic” while he was talking about sportsmanship, he’s attempting to have parents see the importance of sportsmanship by raising the definition of sportsmanship by connecting it to something extraordinary like hero.
This is also portrayed in ‘Born yesterday’ when it says “tightly-folded bud” this indicates that although the child may be young and unable to defend for herself her loved ones will try and protect her, however soon they won’t be there to protect her and she will be left to defend for herself. The poem ‘Nettles’ is written in a narrative form, with a fist person speaker. This stresses the fact that the poem has been drawn from personal experiences. The use of the word ‘My’ throughout the poem shows a sense of belonging and protectiveness towards the narrator’s son. The poem is set out in an a,b,a,b rhyming pattern with a 10 beat rhythmic pattern.
Lastly, the tone revolves around a self-critical and enthusiastic one. The father makes the son analyze his life based on insights he gives him. Thus, its tone enables audiences to reflect on their life and adopt the author’s recommendations for a meaningful life. The straightforward poem Mother to Son by Langston Hughes is a story of a mother who assures her son that he is bound to face uncountable adversities in life, and must outwit them to keep going. Hughes
After he accepts the sad truth that his family will not be together, and that he’ll be left to take the role as the men of the house. He has to realize that he must change and respond to the situation, how should the young boy change and respond? He must change from a juvenile into a more mature individual for his mother and sister. Also, He has to respond to the situation because if he doesn’t than the emotional crisis will affect his relationships with his family and others. After the boy realizes that he must change and respond to the situation, than the young boy decides to make a vow in his parents’ bedroom right after his father tells him about the divorce.
Use of alliteration with ‘handle’ and ‘hold’ puts a strain on how delicate his body must be at this time. In ‘Nettles’ the poet gives us an image that even though he feels well and truly sorry for his dear son he wants him to learn from his mistakes. “We soothed him till his pain was not so raw.” The way he says, ‘not so raw’
Although he wants to hit him, he always aims to miss because he still has vivid memories of “the protection of parents and school and policemen and the law” and he feels that there might be consequences for such actions (62). As the book progresses and the boys become more savage, these memories slowly fade away. When Roger hears that Jack is going to beat a boy called Wilfred up for no apparent reason, he “received [those news] as an illumination. He [sat] assimilating the possibilities of irresponsible authority,”(162). This is the moment when he realizes that there are no consequences on the island anymore.
All young children need a father figure, especially boys. Fathers can teach allot about how to become a “tough lad” and how to behave when you are with others boys on your own age. These are critical life lessons, which might could had helped Charlie from not ending in the situation he is in. His relationship to his mother however, that is a whole other story: He feels a passionate demonstrative love for her boisterous presence His love for his mother could have made Charlie a little bit weak and “girly” so to speak. She has probably been very anxious about Charlie growing up, and maybe been a bit to overprotective.
Kipling knew that instilling these virtues might make his readers self-righteous so he warns them against the same towards the end of the stanza. When we move to the second stanza, If poem analysis engulfs within its scope the correct way to pursue one’s goals in life. Kipling asks his readers to dream and think profusely but also advises them to prevent the same dreams and thoughts from controlling their every waking moment and upon fulfillment on those very dreams he asks his readers to master modesty such that they do not turn into self proclaimed Samaritans. He says to his readers that they must not let defeat affect them and advises them to treat every defeat which they might face as a chance which life them gave them to learn