The repetition of ‘only then…’ suggests the slow painstaking process of trying to mend his wounds. The poet also uses structure effectively to convey the meaning of the poem. Different injuries are being introduced in each couplet. The poem consists of rhyming couplets, this shows that it is only the two of them in this situation and that they had once connected before this incident which has separated them. The reader explores the husband’s body and mind the same way the wife has done.
However Abse in â€˜Leaving Cardiff â€˜has his character talk in first person â€œ I wait in the evening airâ€. I believe that this technique is more effective as the poem is more heartfelt if the person in the poem is talking in first person as they are directly lonely making the reader get emotional entwined with the poem. In Larkinâ€™s â€˜talking in bedâ€™ Larkin talks about how the most fulfilling time of the couples lives how they are awkward, isolated and lonely next to each other and they shouldnâ€™t be. Larkin uses a pun to make the reader think and understand the content and his own thoughts on the subject â€œLying togetherâ€. This is to the fact that the couple is lying next to each other, but also directed at what could be little conversation where
The author’s use of literary techniques reveal his attitude of calmness, patience and prosperity in the poem “How to paint a Lily.” His task of painting a Lily is actually very difficult. He lets the reader see how difficult it is by using various elements of literary techniques. The context shows the writers view of painting a Lily as appreciative. Tone in “How to Paint a Lily” was shown through various literary techniques as well as words used in the poem. The author’s experience in painting a Lily is difficult.
TWO HANDS The poem “Two Hands” By Jon Stallworthy depicts the angst felt by a son vis-à-vis his more successful father. The title itself suggests that despite being physically similar their personalities are different. We know that the protagonist’s father is a hard working individual from the usage of the word “late.” The poet uses personification in the line “a pencil nodding stiffly in the hand” to show his perseverance despite having “thirteen times between breakfast and supper” worked dexterously as surgeon denoted by the word “scalpel”. There is also an element of sarcasm in the poem as the poet is commenting on the frequency with which he operates and this also shows the poet’s own sense of inferiority. The poet here uses alliteration in line 1 and 2 to highlight the words “study, sits, stiffly” which brings out the father’s character and uses the same technique in line 3 “that thirteen times” by repeating the letter “t” to create a chatty and colloquial style that continues throughout the poem.
The irony of this passage is meant to capture the reader’s sensitive side by contrasting the dark and depressing situation at hand with Hazel’s mellow speech at Augustus’s funeral. Green uses an extended metaphor in this quotation while describing Hazel’s eulogy. This metaphor is comparing the infinite possibilities between each number and the amount of small moments that added up to August and Hazel’s everlasting love story. The author’s irony used in this passage gives the reader a sense of Hazel’s relaxed attitude. This is meant to stir up emotions in the reader because in comparison to what is actually happening, Hazel is so composed which makes the entire passage sadder.
In each of the poems the poet also guides the reader into making us feel empathy for the apparent less significant of the two groups. While both of the poets use language to evoke the reader’s emotions it is apparent that the structure in which they do so if very different. Likewise the poets both adopt a clearly different narrative view. In “Two Scavengers” the narrator resembles a very omniscient character and is very much on the outside looking in, similar to a photograph, while in “Nothing’s Changed” narrator has a very personal view on the events in the poem suggesting he has been through it. In the both of the poems the main theme throughout is segregation wither it be between race or money.
Juxtaposition emphasises phrases outlines how good/bad they are. The poem also paints many pictures in your mind by the poet using graphic/idyllic images to symbolise events. This helps us to empathise with the author and get a clearer knowledge of what Duffy is trying to portray in the
However her transcendentalist-like poems only appear when she discusses nature, not necessarily when she primarily discusses death and eternity or emotions. In poem number 314, Dickinson describes how “After great pain, a formal feeling comes--/ The Nerves sit ceremonious, like Tombs--/ The stiff Heart questions was it He, that bore,/ And Yesterday, or Centuries before” (Dickinson, 218)? She explains how humans feel when someone they know dies and, continuing on in the poem, she discusses how eternity does not necessarily mean eternally living, but entering the afterlife and heaven. While Dickinson discusses the mournful topic of death, she also writes about relationships and love. She mentions the feeling that is love and how love can be brought out when people are together, but she also writes about her longing for love.
‘Out Out’ by Robert Frost describes a child who is working hard with tools which are way beyond his age. Robert Frost uses many imageries to describe the atmosphere of the poem. The poet is trying to point out that even when a child is dead, nobody cares about him and is moving on with their own personal lives just like the wars, dead bodies lying around all over but the soldiers are fighting. While the first twenty-six lines contains metaphors and descriptions of the scene, the final eight lines are detached and unemotional. Through the use of literary device and kinesthetic imagery, the reader is able to embrace the same feeling of the situation painted by the poet.
Each poem expressed either similar or different ways in which the poet or the speaker used positive or negative human emotions. In the poem Going, by Bruce Dawe a positive technique has been used to create a mood of happiness and content although the poem is revolved around death. This poem differs immensely from that of Daddy, by Sylvia Plath as that poem is much more dark and bleak. Sylvia Plath has used direct address in order to create a much more sensitive frame of mind for the reader. The purpose of this poem is to celebrate his mother in laws life and way of living in order to honour her.