Moreover, war only brought sadness to people if they lost their families in war. Many families are so devastated that they cannot even bear to open the letter. This message shows that war only brought sadness and families’ helpless. Therefore, “Yellow Ledbetter” is an anti-war song. Another thing they are in common is that they both are using first person.
Explore some of the ways in which Tennison powerfully uses language to explore feelings grief and loss in “in Memoriam” Tennyson wrote “in Memoriam” after death of his friend Hallam that died unexpectedly and unpredictably. They were so close friends that Hallam was fiancé of his sister, but after death of his friend he felt so bad, so miserable, he felt alone and he was asking himself about significance of man’s existence, and he started working on the short poem’s “in Memoriam” for 17 years. The poem “in Memoriam” starts from expression how valuable the problem of death of his friend followed by memories of happy past spent. Then he confuses why did Hallam died because he is so good person also his best friend. Furthermore death of his friend gives him way to more general reflections on the meaning of life.
In “My Papa’s Waltz” by Theodore Roethke and “Daddy” by Sylva Plath both poets describe their paternal figures. Roethke tone is melancholy and bittersweet, while as Plath’s portrayal of her father is resentful and hostile. “My Papa’s Waltz” tells the story of a young boy, perhaps from the memory of Roethke who has been hurt physically by his father “But [he still] hung on like death” (3). “Daddy” depicts the relationship Plath had with her father who seemed to have hurt her emotionally and she will not stand for it anymore. Both poets’ tones contribute to their respective depictions of their fathers.
Taking Hector’s life didn’t give Achilles satisfaction hence he ties his corpse to the chariot and desecrates his body for eleven days. Later on his realises that his barbaric actions were caused by the “grief” his was experiencing “before his hear was clogged with a smoky poison”. Somax, “ordinary carter” who has lost his wife and all his children, left only with his daughter-in-law and granddaughter, grieves in silence but he does experience few anger issues but it is only expressed on a few occasions only. He had “punched” his eldest son out of anger because he had questioned him. After that he had felt like “punching” Beauty “the beautiful mule” who had knocked his second son into the stream but “that wouldn’t have bought him back”.
He moans on about how he feel he cannot cope and that he should just commit suicide to get rid of the pain he is feeling. . In the first line of the soliloquy he uses repetition ‘too too’ to show that he is desperate to commit suicide, because he feels betrayed by his own mother and is grieving over the loss of his father, all of what is going on turns him to a frantic state of mind ‘God ,God’. The feeling of self-pity is still apparent but Hamlet starts to feel helpless and powerless, especially as he knows his uncle is now king, and therefore Claudius has much power over him. At the ending of the soliloquy he feels a sense of helplessness ‘for I must hold my tongue’ and again starts to pity himself.
The couple deals with feelings of grief, frustration and anger while trying to cope with the death of their child. Robert Frost wrote the poem “Home Burial” after he and his wife suffered the tragic loss of their son. Through Frost's experience he shows that men and women have different ways of grieving. “Home Burial” illustrates the emotions people feel after such a loss, and how they face those emotions. Throughout “Home Burial” Frost also illustrates the conflict of a married couple’s life and the struggle with grief and with the strain it puts on their marriage.
In this particular poem Gay writes the death was “a fearful shock!” and that “The stores were closed, our flag was draped, Our hearts felt sick and sore..” He is clearly mourning the death of one of his country’s greatest leaders along with the rest of the America. Gay goes on to say “His eyes were growing dim, When with a faltering step they brought His weeping son to him.” This is in reference to President Lincoln’s youngest son Todd who was not with his father at the time of the shooting. “Weep not my boy, his friends did cry, But put your trust in Him, Who takes your father from your side..” is the next line that is referring to what other people in the room
Owen has divided the fourteen lines of this sonnet into two stanzas, the break coming at the end of the line 8. By using a sonnet for the structure of his poem, Wilfred Owen introduces a touch of irony, because the conventional function of the sonnet is love, and this poem is sort of anti-love because the young soldiers have to spend their time in the trenches. So, their lives are wasted and, overall, the lives of their loved ones at home are also ruined. Talking about the tone, we can say that the poet depicts a strong anger at the futility of war having experienced the horrors himself. In the first octet, we see that Owen makes a catalogue of the sound of war, the weapons of destructions such as “guns” (line 2), “rifles” (line 3) and “shells” (line 7), which are linked to religious imagery such as “orisons” (line 4), “bells” (line 5), “prayers” (line
The people look forward what they did or what they will do, no matter how it was or how it will be. In fact, this poem is talking about the boy who broke up with his love, and he felt sad. I said that because the first line told us “Tonight I can write the saddest lines.” It makes the readers sorrowful and feels miserable. The speaker’s constant juxtaposition of past and present illustrate his inability to come to terms with his present isolated state. As in the rest of the poem, is simple and the point, suggesting the sincerity of the speaker’s emotions.
While both poems are different, they share the use of symbolism. Each poem uses symbols in different portions of the poems. In Lassell’s poem, one example is the scar on the narrator’s eyebrow. This scar symbolizes how all the narrator has left of his brother is the memories they shared. The narrator remembers how he received the scar when he sees his dying brother stares space with his lover staring at him, “Wonder what they see there.