Armitage regularly refers to the harmonium as a ‘he’ supporting the fact that it could be his father. The word ‘sorry’ could represent strong feelings due to its many connotations. In the poem, the speaker is saying sorry as the harmonium is leaving. This could show the reader that the speaker feels he has disappointed him or perhaps could show regret from the speaker about previous treatment of the harmonium. In addition, it could show that the speaker feels he didn’t spend enough time with the harmonium.
Betjeman does not use any euphemisms when talking about death to show that he has accepted it. Betjeman creates a fond and loving identity for his late father as it is written as an elegy to pay tribute but also emphasises the fact he has past as he follows a fond image of “kind old face, the egg-shaped head” with “closely fitting shroud” which is an image of death. He does this in stanzas 4 and 7 as well to reiterate the truth of his father’s death. The poem creates the idea of an uncomplicated man who took pleasures in the small things in life. This is shown through Betjeman’s nostalgia as he remembers insignificant factors as he liked “potatoes in their skin” and “long silent walks in country lanes”.
Similarly in Haig's My Boy Jack, which was produced in 1997, displays a sense of loss from Rudyard Kipling and the rest of the family when they become aware of the death of their son Jack Arguably, My Boy Jack is much more distressing seeing as it is based on real life characters and around Rudyard Kipling's poem My Boy Jack unlike Journey's End being based on R.C. Sheriff's own experience of the war. The audience therefore feels they can get more attached to a true story, making it hit them harder emotionally. We see the impact of Jack's death mainly through his family, allowing the audience to experience a similar sort of pain due to the majority of them have lost someone close, being able to relate the Kipling family's pain. Jack's mother, Caroline, demonstrates such grief through her dialogue, 'I can feel his head on my chest...I can hear him laugh.
His last line emphasises this regret but also acceptance that his son has to go through life feeling sharp wounds.He wants to protect his son, it shows the connection and bound between father and son and the closeness of their relationship. Scannell lost 2 sons and this may be inspiration for this poem. He couldn’t protect his own children from the harshness of the world. The poem uses time phrases a lot; ‘last, ‘and then’, ‘in two weeks’, ‘would often feel’; this adds a narrative feel to the poem. Another feature that adds to the narrative feel is the way the poem is written in the first person.
Hayden and Carver both expressed feelings of love, a sense of regret, and how their fathers provided for the family. At one point both authors were unappreciative of the hard work their fathers did, but then expressed love towards their fathers in their writings. In Hayden’s poem he states “What did I know, what did I know of love’s austere and lonely offices?” Although his father was harsh and angry, Hayden finally becomes aware that he did love his father. Similarly, in Carver’s short story he writes in a poem in which it states, “Father, I Love you.” This was the first and only time Carver mentioned the word “I Love you” although in his short story he showed love through his actions. Unfortunately, Carver’s love toward his father was put in writing after his father’s death.
The lyrics are a personal narrative of an addiction of his desire to belong to his family to be connected to them and to be the same – free. Metaphor, repetition, colloquial language. Chris's use of the lyric "Now I'm free from this old condition" and "While I'm drowning in denial" details his past battle in a first person narration and personal pronouns like ‘I’m”, “you”, ‘me” “I” shows it is a personal recount, and a journey to once again affiliate and connect with his family. "Hold me back so I'm forced to listen" also accounts how the band had to hand him an ultimatum to quit his drinking or to die and leave his family behind. Belonging can depend on past and present.
It is also a critique of the father’s coarseness and drunkenness. The author’s relationship seems to have been a complicated one. The father was a demanding parent, who required perfection from his son who idolized him. When his father died of cancer, when Roethke was in high school, the boy was left with unresolved and conflicting emotions about his father (Napierkowski R, Ruby M. 1998). “My Papa’s Waltz” seems in some respects to be an attempt on the author’s part, to come to terms with his feelings.
How to Watch Your Brother Die In the poem, “How to Watch Your Brother Die”, Michael Lassell used first person in the story that was beneath the poem. In this poem, the narrator got a call about his brother’s death, so he left his wife to go arrange his brother’s funeral and be there for the condolences. He was very calm with it and did every step quietly without any drama added. When he arrived, he knew that his brother had a boyfriend. At first, some situations were awkward between the straight type narrator and the gay lover.
Session 1: My first session with Hamlet was a troubling one; he came to me with many concerns. Just two months ago, his father died. Now, his mother, Gertrude, is remarrying to his uncle, Claudius. When asked how he feels about the marriage of his mother and uncle, and how he is dealing with the grief from the loss of his father, Hamlet responded with, “Not so… I am i’ the sun.” (1.2.71) His sarcastic remark denotes feelings of betrayal by his mother and uncle who are so readily able to replace his father. This remark also implies that that he is still mourning the loss of his father and is not yet ready to move on.
He recognizes that the brother of his dying partner never got to experience love like he did—the fear of abnormality held him back from being able to fully open his heart to the eccentricities of his brother’s personality. The excellent writing of Lassell helps connect this theme in the beginning, middle, and end of the poem. Throughout the entire reading, you feel sorrow for the partner, and losses he had and are experiencing currently. Although the love between the two lovers is strong, there is a