She is also represented as the active one in the relationship which shows how he is not able to take her for himself or say that he wants her, ‘when no voice replied, she put my arm about her waist.’ This represents him as very passive and quite pathetic which is reinforced through the narrator’s first line of speech, ‘I listened heart fit to break.’ This suggests that he is waiting for someone, maybe even longing. Browning structured this poem as a dramatic monologue and has included structural features such as enjambment which makes the poem sound less like a crafted speech and more like a casual conversation, which may be seen as eerie considering what he does later on in the poem. This starts to present the theme of madness in the poem as it is all a justification for the later events of the poem. The end of the poem juxtaposes the beginning as the lines ‘in one long yellow string I wound, her tiny little throat around, and strangled her.’ The explicit nature in which the narrator says this indicates that he is not a mentally stable being and so reinforces the themes of madness within the poem. This continues through to the very end of
The Haunter Imaginatively, and most pathetically, Hardy writes this plaintive and moving poem from the point of view of Emma. It is written in the first person, with her as the imaginary narrator. It is almost as if, in putting these words in the mouth of Emma (who, in the poem, sees Hardy as oblivious of her presence) Hardy is trying to reassure himself that she forgives him and continues to love him. Detailed commentary Though Hardy does not know it, Emma's phantom follows him in his meanderings, hearing, but unable to respond to, the remarks he addresses to her in his grief. When Emma was able to answer Hardy did not address her so frankly; when she expressed a wish to accompany him Hardy would become reluctant to go anywhere - but now he does wish she were with him.
Discovering the meaning in poetry is the secret of poetry. It has always amazed me that poets can write a piece and have it speak such deep meaning, and I have to read and ponder for hours trying to figure out “the secret.” Levertov tells us that even though she wrote the line in the poem, she doesn’t know what the secret really is; and the girls could not tell her the name of the poem, nor the line that they found out the secret. In fact, “they have forgotten the secret” after it was so important when first discovered. The author is excited that they found such meaning in her poem, rather than in just any poem, and that by forgetting the line so quickly they could discover it again. Lastly, the writer said that “I love them for finding what I can’t find” and for assuming that there was this secret of life, and she also loved them for wanting to know it.
This is turn makes Miss Gee seem anonymous, creating sympathy for her amongst the reader due to her being unable to distinguish herself in society. Throughout the poem Auden shows her to be an extremely lonely character. She is only referred to as “miss” suggesting that not even the narrator, who tells us her life story, knows her well enough to address her using a first name basis. This shows that the character of Miss Gee has not got anyone to be close to, to the point of which her life story must be told by a complete stranger. Also, in her dream, “she passed by the loving couples” suggesting that she herself has never been in a relationship with a man and that has all passed her by.
(The American Heritage College Dictionary,1425) The last syllable of Line 1 rhymes with the last syllable of line 2, the last syllable of line 3 rhymes with the last syllable of line 4. It goes on like this throughout the poem, with the exception of a few. This use of rhyming makes the poem very catchy and fun to read. The poem is called “To His Coy Mistress” giving the impression that it is a letter being written rather than a conversation between two people. He makes his argument to the “Mistress” but she never really comes into the story herself throughout the reading.
The way that it is used here gives the entire poem a very fictional feel. The content of the poem (“give me… the forest… the river… sky…”) is obviously not realistic; you can’t give someone the “gold from the sun”. The fairytale like description shows the narrator in a very gullible, naïve sort of light; she seems to give everything to her love without a moments doubt, not seeing that she being taken advantage of or, even if she does see, hoping that her partner still loves her enough to stay with her. The use of the mythical, fictional imagery and fairy tale atmosphere in the poem help the reader to understand and empathize with the narrator and what she is going through. We see divorces all around us, so much so that it has become very monotonous and we fail to really understand want the divorced people go through.
However, in each poem there are always several layers of meaning that exist for all readers to discover. All that is necessary is a desire to explore deeper into the poem. Emily Dickenson was a scientist of sorts in that she never stopped exploring or stripping things to their bare essentials. This desire for understanding continued into her poetry as she drove past the external meanings of words and into their veiled subconscious. When reading a poem in terms of the deconstruction ideas, there are always several layers of meaning for each individual word and for the punctuation or lack-there-of as it was in Emily’s case.
Sentences ans sections of poems are repeated which gives the impression of Hinley slowly losing her mind throughout the poem. Duffy uses language very effectively, in parts of the poem almost creating a sense of sympathy for Hinley at the same time as making her seem evil. When reading the poem Duffy’s opinion of Hinley is hard to understand. She seems to sympathies with Hinley in some areas of the poem however in other areas the poem emphasises how evil Hinley is. During the first stanza Duffy creates the impression that anyone could become a murderer and this creates the impression that she seems interested in Hinley especially since it is stereotypically men who commit crimes like the Moors Murders .
Through the quote “If the child gives the effect of another turn of the screw, what do you say to two children” the audience is enticed by the repetition of the ominous title of the book which effectively foreshadows the events to come and creates suspense. Following the title of the tale, the author is able to sustain a high level of suspense within the prologue. In the prologue a framing device is effectively used to allow the audience to expect a ghost story. Through this the audience learns that “The story is written. It’s in a locked drawer” this reveals a secretive and unknown aspect to the tale that is about to be told.
Numb.”- and the atmosphere is what puts the reader to ‘the edge of his seat’. The short line creates a static image of Amir simply trying to comprehend the whole situation, while the reader may also be guessing at his thoughts. Also, this situation seems quite ironic and unexpected, but this point is to be covered in a separate essay. Suspense is more about the driving force of the reader’s anxiety about the situation, or what may follow it. Amir’s reaction is incredible, because it gives a physical description of what he is feeling, so that the reader may imagine it clearer.