The persuasion used in this poem is very aggressive with clear intentions. However this poem is not just about raw passion and persuasion, but also about time. As he tries to persuade this lady he consistently refers back to time throughout the poem. The man compliments and also tries to scare the lady with his word choices in the first stanza and second stanza. The poem follows a common setup called a lyrical.
Compare the methods that poets use to create an interesting character in “Singh Song!” and another poem from character and voice (“Checking out Me History”). Both poems are dramatic monologues and have a conversational tone. The poems are written in free verse and this has connotations to the way that the characters have confusion over their identity. The irregular stanza lengths show the various cultural differences between the poems. In the poem “Singh Song!”, the poet uses repetition to show the persona of Singh as being very personal and intimate when he spends the little time that he has with his “newly bride”.
Her word choices “remembered” and “were in love,” Waniek emphasizes a sentimental memory. Waniek’s diction allows the reader to relive the memory through the speaker’s perspective. The speaker describes how she remembered "play[ing] in its folds and be chieftains and princesses" (11-12). She uses these lines to demonstrate how the quilt represented her youthful and energetic days with her sister. Through the descriptive use of colors, Waniek creates a vivid picture of the quilt: “Six Van Dyke brown, squares, two white, and one square yellow of Meema’s cheek” (lines 15-17).
Ghazal is a sexually stimulating love poem that hints on powerful imagery and metaphors in an attempt to capture the passion of love. The speaker uses a wide range of arguments, to persuade their loved one, each of which explores different aspects of love. Love is represented as calm and reflective which is clear by the use of natural imagery, ‘grass’ and ‘breeze’ which symbolises natural love. It is clear from reading Ghazal that it contains numerous images of violence and pain, when speaking of an ‘iron fist’, and an ‘arrow.’ This could suggest the violence and passion of the lover’s feelings. Although there is a lot of reference to violent and aggressive behaviour it does not make her hesitant, one could even say she was blinded by her love for him.
The poem “The Love Song of Alfred Prufrock”, written by T.S. Elliot, is a mélange of diverse elements. Its true gestalt is the examination of the tortured psyche of a man trying and failing to confess his love due to his lack of courage. At the same time, the poem illustrates and develops the setting and personality of the character, Alfred Prufrock, throughout the entire piece, as is typical in a dramatic monologue. Elliot uses many references to other author’s pieces to relate and help the reader to visualize his words, and also different poetic formats to aid in gracefully moving along the torturous thoughts and actions of the emotionally distraught man in the poem.
Within “The Bloody Chamber” Carter demonstrates how her characters are a form of exploration into base human instincts but also explores the idea of their subconscious desires playing a major part in the development of the story. Subconscious desires are the desires of the characters they often don’t voice; in Carter’s tale these are heavily sexual. On the other hand much of Carter’s tale is a reflection of basic human nature and instinct and how that can affect the way men and women interact. The concept of Carter exploring base instincts within “The Bloody Chamber” is mainly apparent through her use of language to describe her main characters. The Marquis’ description is particularly animalistic; Carter uses phrases like “(his) dark mane” to describe his hair.
Walt Whitman(1819-1892), broke the literary tradition of his time with regards to content, form and style of his vigorous verse. Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), while living a life of seclusion, was very audacious mentally, revealing a complex psyche struggling to press her inner conflicts, which she interprets through the creative and reflective act of language. Writing about sex, (the) human body, many other “taboo” subjects and common objects and people, Whitman and Dickinson address the larger matters of life, namely death and religion. Although they often deal with the same themes, their approaches differ and both pioneered their own unique style of writing. Whitman’s style of free verse develops in complex and expansive lines and stanzas, which are nevertheless visually descriptive, painting to the readers a clear picture of what he wants them to see through a direct and impacting tone.
The extended use of rhyming couplets has a comic effect in this poem as the fast paced rhymes read like a collection of little jokes with fast punch lines. This shows that the narrator is keen to use rhyming couplets as a method for creating humour, in the hope that this humour will persuade his love to consent to sexual intercourse. Similarly, Mimi Khalvati's poem 'Ghazal' uses rhyme, but here the poetic device is employed for a different purpose. In this poem, the last but one words in each stanza rhyme with each other: 'woo/cue', 'tattoo/subdue' and so on. Whereas the rhyme is used in 'To His Coy Mistress' to create a comic edged persuasion, the rhyme found in Ghazal is linked to the poetic form.
In the poem I have chosen to compare "In Paris with you " to "To his coy mistress", in comparison to each other both poems have many similarities but the differences are shown in how the use the structure, language and theme to create different effects on the reader. To show the poems are about relationships the writer has written in first person which is the perspective of one of the people in the relationship talking about the other person. In both of the poems the theme being portrayed is 'Love' in, In Paris with you this is shown throughout the language Fenton uses "Don't talk to me of love" in this poem to show the theme of love Fenton just repeats the word love in the context, this acts as a reminder to the reader to constantly tell us it's about love this particular quote says the he or she has heard of love too many times. "In To his coy mistress" Marvel shows the theme of love by also using the word in the context "Nor would I love at a lower rate" looking upon both quotes used its shows the reader and I that the poems have two different attitudes towards love, James Fenton is more abrupt towards love because the poem is about going to Paris not to fall in love but to have fun and just have sex, using them as a rebound "resentful mess I've been through" to get over a past lover where as Marvell is showing the positive sides to love and that he cares about it more. In Addition to this In Paris with you shows repetition "don't talk to me of love" showing resentment to taking part in any romantic activities "say sod off to sodding Notre Dame" supporting our point in Fentons abrupt view, there is no repetition in "to his coy mistress" and they writer does take interest in romantic activities " Thou by the Indian Ganges side shouldest' find rubies" in comparison to in Paris with you Andrew Marvell presents the person as a hopeless romantic, this
Our need for close mutual relationships is also portrayed in the film ‘Gattaca’, in which the main character relies heavily upon his friends for support. Although these text differ immensely, they all portray a common theme, and that is that relationships with other individuals is important in shaping the persons moral integrity. In Eliot’s ‘Rhapsody on a Windy Night’, this concept of requiring close relationships is perfectly represented by the persona of the text. To the reader, it becomes apparent that he (for it is assumed the persona is male) uses his memories as an escape from reality. Eliot’s use of imagery to portray this concept, as seen when he writes ‘The memory [was] thrown up high and dry’ reveals the way in which the persona’s memories appear in chaos of tumbling thoughts, disordered and uncontrollable.