In “To Autumn,” John Keats uses visual, auditory, olfactory, and gustatory imagery of the transition from autumn to winter to symbolize the cycle of life, starting with the jubilant period of birth and ending with the somber stillness of death. In the first stanza, Keats uses the images of ripening fruit and blooming flowers to show pregnancy and the creation of life. In the second stanza, Keats skips to the harvest of these fruits, demonstrating with the reaper and the granary store the lethargy of old age and the lurking threat of death. In the final stanza, Keats portrays death and the subsequent promise of new life once more. In the first stanza, the poem opens by portraying the warm days of early autumn in their finest, representing a mother’s pregnancy and the birth of a new life.
For all that time, he had been trapped in a void of his own blackened sorrow where his suffering only grew. The break could also intensify the emotion and draw the reader’s eye to the word “weep”. Continuing after “The black river of himself” the poet uses multiple images to convey a sense of nature, or a compatibility with the land: The grains of his wrists is like bog oak, the ball of his heel like a basalt egg. His instep has shrunk cold as a swan’s foot or a wet swamp root. The Grauballe man takes on the image of being
During the spring, a person come out to celebrate the disappearance of winter and greets the world from its long nap. In the poem, “spring when the world is mud-/luscious,” he is talking about the beginning of spring. During the spring, it rains allot. That is why it is muddy outside. The children described in this poem are running away from their childhood.
So already from the poems start the reader gets sympathy for the knight. In the two first stanzas, the scene of autumn is described: The grass stopped, no birds sing, squirrels and other animals have hoarded food to sustain them throughout winter, and the harvest is done. The writer makes the knight look so exhausted and miserable, by saying: So haggard and woebegone. By saying this, it makes the knight seem to be in a terrible condition: “And on the thy cheek a fading rose – the poet is comparing the color on his cheeks with a fast fading rose. The poet also says: I see a lily on thy brow – which means that the knight-at-arms forehead glistens with sweet like a lily (white).
The poems ‘The Barn’ by Seamus Heaney and ‘Like Dolmens Round my Childhood’ by John Montague both explore a similar theme, childhood memories. The two poems are about the poets own childhood experiences and how as they grow older they view the events differently compared to when they were a child. The poem ‘The Barn’ is from Irish poet Seamus Heaney’s poetry anthology ‘Death of a Naturalist, 1966’ in which Heaney wrote many poems about his childhood experiences. The poem describes a barn, what it looks and smells like, and how when Heaney as a child was so terrified when entering it that this fear was realised in his dreams. On the other hand, the poem ‘Like Dolmens Round my Childhood’ is from John Montague’s anthology ‘The Rough Field, 1972’ which was written at the beginning of The Troubles.
Matthew Hepburn Creative Writing Period 8 01/07/2013 Life Given to Forgotten Memories From the months of November to April, it is known as the rainy season in Trinidad. The steaming hot gravel on the bustling streets becomes cool with the water of tranquility pouring on it. Bare and dry grass is sprinkled with the taste of life and wildlife is reborn once again. Tree frogs leap from one bark to another, and dragonflies swarm the marshy grounds. The quick and exonerated hummingbirds take refuge in their nests under the tall poui trees.
“And all mankind…. Their household fires” confirms that he’s outside while everyone else is inside. The presence of frost tells the readers that it is winter, and the adjective “spectre-grey” suggests a lifeless landscape. The use of eye as an image of sun in the line “The weakening eye of day” shows that it’s twilight and the light from the sun is fading. The scene has only the barest traces of life, in which natural and human presences are ghostly.
“On either side of the river lie long fields of barley and rye (1-2) this quote opens with the description of the landscape, leading up to the Lady Shalott’s duality of life and nature. Her constant flow of sadness through herself relates to the running of the river. Furthermore, “And thro the field the roads runs by” (4) a possible connection to another environment maybe to the supernatural world comes into play her life, to the outside life and the mystical side. Frustration is definitely felt in “I am half sick of shadows,” (71). Descriptions of wind straining, woods waning and bank complaining setting tones of negative connotations addressing her feelings leading up to her flight from the tower.
Close Analysis of the Literary Ballard, Lucy Gray by William Wordsworth. The poem Lucy Gray is a Literary Ballard written and narrated by William Wordsworth in 1799. Ballard’s are often associated by childhood and this poem is no exception as the poem tells the story about the disappearance of Lucy Gray, a small child with strong connections to nature. Wordsworth describes the story as familiar ‘oft I had heard of Lucy Gray’ and has expressed his own desire to see ‘the solitary child’. This gives a personal touch to the overall theme of the poem as he describes his own feelings towards Lucy Gray by providing his own endearing descriptions.
The description of frozen weather is used to stress Soapy’s solitude. In addition, Soapy’s life is compared with dead leaf blown by cold wind. It does help to evoke the reader’s compassion on Soapy. The plot of this short story is really interesting, especially for its surprising, humorous, ironic ending. O’ Henry is a master of short novels with unexpected ending for sure.