This can be seen in the poem ‘Music’ where in particular, Owen’s use of pathetic fallacy reveals to us the narrators true feelings. Therefore we are able to see that one’s emotional state of mind is projected onto his perception of his surroundings rendering music, which is an entirely subjective and state-dependent phenomenon. Accordingly, we can see this through the metaphor, “Drunk their mellow sorrows to the slake”, that alcohol is like music as it is also very state-dependent. The assonance of long and soft sounds in “mellow sorrows” may be suggesting that these soothe his pain, however could also prolong his pain as well. Owen conveys the idea that by using music and alcohol to relieve your pain is an outdated method, which we can see through the archaic diction “slake”.
The diction creates a peaceful atmosphere with the use of words such as “calm”, “fair” and “glimmering”. However, through a very gradual change of tone, Arnold begins to change the mood from one of peace and beauty to sadness and depression. Again his diction helps emphasise this through words such as “cease” and “tremulous cadence”. The repetitive nature of the waves creates a sense of sentimental loss, as they would “begin, and cease, and then begin again.” The complete change of tone is shown through the last line of the first stanza, ending with “The eternal note of sadness.” This slow change of tone in the first stanza creates a sense of depression in the poem and a feeling that nothing is being done to restore a sense of peace and beauty. The theme of the loss of faith in the poem also enforces a feeling of depression in the poem.
The beloved in Sonnet 130 is described in an unappealing manner, and yet, because of his honest depiction of her the poet-speaker considers his love to be true. The sonnet suggests true, authentic feelings can only be expressed when traditional conventions are set aside. This essay will examine the various technical features used by Shakespeare to emphasise this theme. The discussion will also consider the context in which the sonnet was written. It is immediately clear that Sonnet 130 challenges traditional concepts of romantic love.
Attitude of the Speaker Tone and imagery can cause poems to fit the meaning that the author desires. In doing so, the attitude of the speaker becomes apparent. This tactic holds the reader’s attention. In the poem, “The Broken Heart” by John Donne, the apathetic tone and imagery reveals the morose attitude of the speaker. Since the poem depicts both grief as well as love, the words of the poem produce the tone.
However, Clare finished line 2 with “so sudden and so sweet” and the effect of the repetition of ‘s’ sounds smoothed the tone. Although he was instantly hit by love, we get the feeling that is softly growing. In “The Voice”, Hardy used a plethora of ‘s’ in the third stanza which helped create a feeling of vast emptiness. The long words ‘wistlessness” and “listlessness” seem to trail off the line, leaving the reader with an empty feeling. That is how language is used effectively to aid with creating tone and meaning.
To begin my comparison (which includes contrasts as well as similarities), consider the two titles. One is very positive "Praise Song," while the other is very negative, "Nettles." There is everything good contained within a praise song in someone's honour while there everything painful contained with the painful agony of falling nettles. The poetic persona is an element of a poem's structure and is an important part of focalizing the mood and meaning of the poem. Both poetic personas are adults, but one is the adult child of the mother being praised while the other is the adult parent of the child who was hurt.
The writer conveys his attitudes in such a way that the reader feels involved in the relationship as though it was ‘somehow incomplete’ without the consumer. This is done throughout the variety of language used, such as metaphors, emotive language and modal verbs. This poem can be read either horizontally or vertically, and depending on which way you read it, it can have an effect on how you interpret the poem and the writer’s attitudes. The writer uses metaphors to compare love to physical injuries and their surrounding connotations. In the first verse, he compares love to a wound that it currently in the healing process.
One uses appreciative listening when listening to good music, or maybe even the stirring words of a great leader. It involves listening to music that one enjoys, people the listener likes to listen to because of their style and the choices the listener make in the films and television he/she watches, radio programme, plays and musicals in the theatre. Here you suspend your critical faculties, rid yourselves of competing stimuli, relax and enjoy the stimulation. Unlike informative listening or relationship listening, appreciative listening does not rely on the message from the speaker it is how one responds as a listener. Our appreciation of what we hear will vary depending on our individual tastes, but will also be affected by three different factors.
The speaker considers each road and comes to the conclusion that “the passing there/had worn them really out the same” (line 9/10). Meaning that there is no road less travelled, they are equally worn. The man tries to bargain with himself saying if he can he will come back and take the other road, but realizes it is unlikely he will get the opportunity as seen in lines 13 and 15. This is a very simple poem in terms of meaning, yet this is also matched by its strict format. The poem follows the same structure throughout the entire piece.
The only similarities that I feel are shown between these two poems are the use of the word “death,” and that there is a life after death. The differences between the two poems is that Donne’s poem is expressing his lack of fear for death, but is