The poet, William Blake, through the poem “London” is able to express his intentions and message of the poem through the content, aim and the theme, ‘no escape’. He is able to create a dark atmosphere, due to how cynical his message was. He also uses particular words and sentences, emphasizing on the importance of diction. The diction of the poem helps to show the differences in the classes within the society and the hopelessness that has wash over the whole society. Throughout the whole poem, the readers are able to know his disapproval, dislike and displeasure over the place that he lives in, by creating a moody and sullen tone which enhances the eerily seriousness of the atmosphere.
Harmonium and Nettles Harmonium and Nettles both highlight the theme of memory. As they both are looking back over past memories that are painful, the poems feature the feelings of being helpless in stopping the hurt that was caused. The writer in Harmonium feels remorse for the things he hadn’t said to his father as Armitage states “then mouth in reply some shallow sorry phrase or word too starved of breath to make itself heard”. The writer in Nettles is protective of the recurring threat to his child that he can’t destroy. “rain had called up tall recruits behind the shed,” this quote shows the father cannot destroy them .They differ in the way they felt powerless however as in Nettles the father is feeling powerless because of a physical threat whereas in Harmonium it is an emotional threat of the inevibility of death and unspoken feelings that makes the writer feel powerless.
For this assignment I am going to compare ‘Nothings Changed’ with ‘Two Scavengers.’ Both of these poems are about the division between two parts of society. In ‘Nothings Changed’ the writer describes his anger that the rich, white people have caused him. In ‘Two Scavengers’ the writer uses imagery to show the difference between beautiful rich people and two scavengers. As I have already said the two poems are both about the division of different parts of society. But both the writers are very effective in expressing there opinions and getting across their individual point.
This idea is highlighted in the first line of the poem: “the skin cracks like a pod”. This simile highlights desiccation experienced by the villagers. It also conveys to the readers that the extent to which the water is absent is highly significant that cracks start to form on the skin due to the absence of water. Another example of water being considered highly valuable in the poem is the poet’s use of the metaphor “the sudden rush of fortune”. This image resembles a jackpot-winning scene, whereby money is coming out of the jackpot machine continuously.
Chaucer uses the narrator to describe each of the pilgrim’s flaws either through physical description, or by describing the pilgrim’s actions, or ways of life. To describe each of the characters flaws Chaucer seems to use mostly metaphors and long methods of characterization so that the reader has to make inferences about what the narrator sees as a bad trait in the character. Although Chaucer mostly points out flaws, he still points out some of the good in the pilgrims as well. He admires something in every single character except for the Pardoner, for there is nothing positive about him. The metaphoric satire is best shown in the narrator’s descriptions of the Friar and Monk, two characters with revealed problems.
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”. Although this is true, by informing us that the narrator’s “heart has beaten”, the past tense shows us that music can no longer have this effect on him which links to Owen’s use of archaic words. At the same time, in the poem ‘On My Songs’, Owen depicts the narrator relieving his pain by reading the language of other poets. Immediately the capitalization of “ unseen Poets” conveys that he is showing respect towards the people who were influential enough to reach new generations even though they were never seen.
sends a message that you can take the easy way through life and follow everyone else, or you could contribute a verse and make a difference in your life. The main character in Birds, Clouds, Frogs had a boring job which he hated and he was not doing anything with his life. One day, he realized that there was another way to live, and that was by contributing a verse and not going through life like you are forced too, but he did not take up on his opportunity to change his lifestyle and contribute a verse. O Me! O Life!
Peter shows how he hates work, so the key to his happiness is just not going. Although he Peter was all for his own happiness, Milton began to think in a similar further into the film. This caused the two characters to butt heads. Milton told Peter he would not turn down his radio volume, basically just because it made him happy. A line from Self Reliance by Emerson tells that “their rage is decorous and prudent, for they are timid, as being vulnerable themselves.” Milton’s lack of timidity helped him gain his personal happiness therefore exemplifying transcendentalism.
To many critics of the novella, the implementation of such words should not have been introduced into this story. However, supporters of Conrad’s Heart of Darkness disagree with that statement and believe that it added emphasis and influence to his work. Such supporters included Edward Crankshaw, who stated that “Conrad provides us with very little critical guidance.” As Edward Crankshaw put it, Conrad “seems to have worked in a state of semi-blindness, calculating as the need arose, crossing his bridges as they came, living, so to speak, from hand to mouth.” So, which side is right, those who support Conrad or those who oppose him? The use of ambiguity in Conrad’s writing provides the reader the choice as to whether or not
To some extent I agree that Auden’s poems are occupied with suffering as he manages to incorporate a constant idea of suffering whether it’s obvious or not in his poems. We start with Musee des Beaux Arts, this poem focuses around the story of Icarus. The idea of suffering that Auden presents is one that makes it seem as it is a matter of unimportance. “The ploughman may have heard the splash, the forsaken cry, But for him it was not an important failure” the fact that the ploughman didn’t even react to the suffering of Icarus nor anyone else shows that it is something that people cannot really sympathise with as they are not in the same situation. However this is human nature and Auden is merely showing from this poem that suffering is something that no person can understand until it happens to them and when they see someone else suffer it’s almost a relief to them that it isn’t happening to them.