(78) The manner in which the narrator described each detail about the poem implies his discontent with the idea of his wife’s proximity to another man. He also brought up the strange back and forth of audio tapes between his wife, who at the time was married to another man, and the blind man in a way to kept in touch and to receive advice from each other. He said: This went on for years. (79) Once she offered him to hear the latest
‘We caught her, fetched her home at last/And turned the key upon her, fast’ (Charlotte Mew, ‘The Farmer’s Bride’). Explore some of the ways in which early-twentieth century poetry reflects upon and questions love and/or the family unit. In this essay I will use ‘The Farmer’s Bride’ and ‘The Quiet House’ by Charlotte Mew taken from the collection ‘The Farmer’s Bride’ (1921) to respond to the essay question. In ‘The Farmer’s Bride’ I will discuss the form, structure and language of the poem demonstrating that Mew plays with form and structure to create tensions and to emphasise the characters emotions. I am going to argue that Mew uses imagery to show both the farmer’s attitude toward his wife and as a social commentary on the subordination of married women during the period Mew is writing.
You’ll need a thesis. “Mother to Son” by Langston Hughes is a twenty line poem containing the poetic devices of metaphor and repetition. The poem is in the form of a communication between a mother and son. By employing the language in dialect-form, Hughes conveys the rawness of feelings along with the maximum effect of empathy. In the poem mother gives advice to her son.
Comparing two poems on Siblings. Brother by Andrew Forster and Sister Maude by Christina Georgian Rossetti. The two poems I am comparing are Brothers and Sister Maude. Both are about siblings, except Andrew Forster’s poem is about how he left his younger brother on his own when they were going into the town as children, and how this has affected their relationship later own in life. Sister Maude is about bitter sister rivalry and how ‘Sister Maude’ tells on her sister about her lover.
Subtle Doubts: The Examination of an Anne Bradstreet Poem Anne Bradstreet, a female poet who is often mistakenly regarded as the quintessential Puritan woman, appears to have instilled themes in her poetry about the love she shares with her husband, her children, and God; however, when one takes a deeper look at some of her works – for example, a poem called In Memory of My Dear Grandchild Elizabeth Bradstreet – it becomes apparent through subtleties found in her diction, syntax and tone that Bradstreet secretly holds a dark and wrathful view of both God and the Puritan society in which she dwells. The surface understanding of In Memory of Elizabeth Bradstreet is rather simple; Bradstreet is deeply saddened by the loss of her granddaughter, and exhibits her grief through heartfelt metaphors. In the first three lines of the poem, Bradstreet refers to her granddaughter as the “the pleasure of mine eye” and describes her as a “fair flower”. Then, the poem shifts focus from Bradstreet’s love of Elizabeth to her view on death. Indicators such as the repetition of “farewell” emphasize the tragedy of the situation while lines such as “…a space was lent” solidify the idea that Elizabeth’s young death suggests that her life was only temporary.
Many people, through the use of poetry, express their emotions, needs, and concerns, or essentially who they are. Real Ones by Jo Crayola conveys her attitude towards the constant image created by society about women. Our Village by Wopko Jensma addresses mankind's hypocrisy and how some are prone to be violent. The last poem, Lies, by Yevgeny Yevtushenko talks of mankind's need to shield their children, and not let them see the real world. The three of these poems, from the Light Blue Clear Atoms (Second Edition) anthology, discuss the many sides man has in this day and age.
In the second interaction we have with Curley’s wife. John Steinbeck uses her descriptions to create sympathy for her. For, example, the second time Curley appears in the novel is written within the following sentence. “Her face was heavily made up”. This could suggest that she disguises her true feelings and emotions with lies like the colourful, interesting appearance that disguises her lonely, isolated life.
The wife is desperate and inconsolable, she cannot stop grieving, and this distances her from her husband, who is seemingly more stable. Underneath this structure, the emotional action unfolds, which reveals the author’s message. Poem Analysis The structure of the poem is designed in the form of a dramatic dialogue with scarce author’s commentaries. This dialogue performs several functions: firstly, it sketches the plot, giving a flashback into the past; secondly, it draws a picture of the relationship between the husband and the wife. It also unveils the essence of their feelings and emotions related to the loss of their child and how this tragedy affected their life.
Herb and Amy are dealing with their upcoming parting, and are looking for a way to ensure that their love can continue spiritually after their physical love is gone. Both authors use various techniques to show the two types of relationships, one of abuse and one of coping with death. In 'Samphire', symbolism is used to represent the marriage of Lacey and Molly. The samphire was traditionally used as a way to purge illness, and thus the samphire is used to symbolise Lacey's input into the relationship as like an illness, and by purging Lacey from her relationship, she is purging the illness. Dolly "could hardly see, but as he[Lacey] began to get up her eyes focused."
Here are a couple other reasons to consider. The content of many of Plath's poems plays on rich and specific raw emotions. She did this through crafting specific images and symbols with carefully chosen words and figures of speech. Generally choosing everyday experiences and items to write about, she did indeed write about some of the pain in her life including the "The Jailer" about her husband Ted Hughes who had cheated on her, and "Daddy" about her father who abused her. These topic choices come from truthful circumstances, but readers generally really sympathize with Plath because of her suicide and what led her to it.