Even the landscape described in the poem reflects his loss. I find that Hardy creates very vivid imagery and sounds which make for an involving poem that causes a reader to sympathise for him. The idea of communication, or lack thereof, between Hardy and his departed wife in this poem is key in his representation of grief and loss. Right from the first line, Hardy hears her ‘call to me’. The specific use of the words ‘to me’ make the communication seem one-sided; he is unable to reply.
Kate Chopin’s short story, “The Story of an Hour” portrays how human’s deal with one of the inevitabilities of life: death. Through the characters, Chopin portrays the different approaches to dealing with grief caused by the death of a loved one. The story revolves around the ailing Mrs. Louise Mallard and the way she deals with the news of the husband’s death. Even though Mrs. Mallard seems like a round character, overall, it seems that the writer portrays Mrs. Mallard as a dynamic character. Through the struggles of this character, the reader experiences the different stages of grieving and the ultimate cost of heartbreak.
It is opened with a rhetorical question, ‘Who told my mother of my shame, who told my father of my dear?’ This shows that the poem is a direct curse towards her sister Maude and has an intended audience. Also the repetition of “Who” in the first stanza almost represents a tantrum that the speaker feels as she knows the answer. Moreover the speaker uses a caesura to reflect the speaker's outrage and anger that “Maude, my sister Maude" could have deliberately caused such a tragedy. The repetition of "Maude" also adds to the strength of thespeaker’s feelings. The speaker refers to her lover in the second stanza a lot.
But in line 3, the author wrote that, “I take my curses back”(line4) and “I am sorry for that evil wish” (line 7). The author feels sorry of parents and wants to apologize to them, but his parents died. He never has the chance to talk to them any more. It shows the tone of regret in this poem. Besides, the tone of the other poem “Seed-Merchant’s Son” is also anger at the beginning.
Azucena Tapia Ap literature 4B Ms.Joseph January 24, 2013 “Daddy” Analysis In the poem ,“Daddy”, the poet uses a copious amount of techniques to convey her attitude towards her father. Plath writes about her father and how she feels bitter and sardonic towards him. The poet’s effective use of syntax and diction in this poem describes her feelings towards her father. Symbolism and metaphors are also used to portray her father’s actions and beliefs. Throughout the poem, “Daddy”, Plath uses metaphor to explicate her irate and sardonic attitude towards her late father.
She knew this about herself and was highly criticized for it. This means that she failed to be objective in several instances.A few good poems to use to capture her struggle with relationships might be these: "Mirror","By Candlelight" ,"Mary's Song". "Daddy" by Sylvia Plath is by right considered a magnificent poem about daughter's relationship with a father. Also it can also be read as an allegory of female yielding and final revolt in a men's world who have been responsible for all the disasters and wars
Steven Herrick’s free verse novel “By the River” displays the struggles of grief and loss that the characters endure as well as some effective coping mechanism they utilise. Various characters such as the protagonist, Harry and his father display the issues of grief and loss and clearly demonstrate ways in which they cope with it. Harry and his father cope through the death of their mother and wife in different ways. The protagonist has to deal with the loss of his close friend, Linda which turns out to be a great struggle but he manages to survive it. Loss can be felt through death as well as someone leaving your life.
Both of the poems are very similar to each other and to ‘Romeo & Juliet’. All three share a theme of sadness expressed through them, and they are also about deaths of close ones. For example in ‘On my first sonne’ the author is talking about the death of his son, ‘Midterm break’ talks about the death of a younger brother, whereas Romeo and Juliet is about two young people dying in love with each other and how their family regrets later on. In ‘On My First Sonne’ this poem has a father-son relationship in which the father talks about losing his son. He thinks God has taken his son, which is explained in the second line “My sin was too much hope of thee, lov’d boy.” This tells me that this poem has a religious view and can show that the poem was written in the 16th century which was a different era where many of the citizens were very religious people.
Compare how the poets convey a sense of loss in three poems from the anthology and three poems you have studied The theme of loss is often presented in literature. It can be seen as an emotional trigger, and it can bring out feelings of regret, sorrow and overwhelming grief. This can allow it to be such an effective theme, connecting with the readers’ emotions and memories. The poems ‘Do not go gentle into that good night’, ‘A Mother in a Refugee Camp’ and ‘Piano’ may be viewed as clear examples of this. In ‘Do not go gentle into that good night’ the speaker feels frustrated and saddened that his father will not fight to survive his fatal condition and “…rage against the dying of the light”.
An Explication of Howard Nemerov’s “The Vacuum” “The Vacuum” is about an old man grieving his deceased wife and what his life has become, messy and incomplete, as hinted by the poem’s title “The Vacuum”. The poet used many figurative speeches such as personification and alliteration in the poem. These speeches help readers relate to the old man’s feeling more easily. The title “The Vacuum”, makes readers think of the appliance, however, it has more than one meaning. It is a pun created by the poet.