The final phrase of the first six-line stanza is ‘poison gas’, which describes the brutality of the death caused by this urban war. When said in a Welsh accent, this too rhymes with the second (pass) and fourth (glass) line’s final word. The forms of both poems contrast, however both poems keep a constant form throughout, so in this sense are similar. ‘Belfast Confetti’s’ form is immediately striking. Instead of neat, compact
Furthermore, this comparison makes obvious to the responder that he considers himself to be one with nature. Wordsworth’s exploration of this prominent romantic theme reveals the profound impact Romanticism had on the poem. Anti-Industrialisation beliefs are expressed by Wordsworth in ‘Composed Upon Westminster Bridge’. Wordsworth writes “A sight so touching in its majesty: this city now doth, like a garment wear”, using a simile to describe the tranquil beauty of the London night. London during the industrial revolution was known as a smog covered city due to the prevalence of factory pollution.
Arguably the third stanza has only two lines, therefore Owen is wanting this stanza to stand out. The poem’s narrative style is written in the first person. The reason for this could be that Owen is expressing his own pain and memories from his experiences from being a soldier in the trenches during World War One which is a connection to another anti-war poem called ‘The Man He Killed’. The narrative style of this poem is also first person, but not because Thomas Hardy is talking about his experiences, it is as if the reader is overhearing his conversation and he is talking to us, the reader. The pace of the first four lines in stanza one is very fast.
He uses the words 'a young man and his girl', as to say that this could have happened to anyone. Morgan creates very violent images using his great word choice; 'ragged diamond', 'shattered plate glass' and 'broken window'. He uses onomatopoeia to add sound effects to the silent image in your head; 'shattered plate glass', 'bristling with fragments of glass' an 'spurts'. Also, Morgan uses contrast; 'spurts arterial blood On her wet-look white coat', which gives you an image of how deep red blood looks on a snowy white backround, and helps you imagin how dangerous and deadly the injury is. Morgan also uses contrast of the young couples emotions of 'surprise, shock and the beginning of pain' to the youths whose 'faces show no expression'.
Bradbury is describing the books burning, fast and furiously. He is describing the physical characteristics as well; the wings represent the covers of the books, and the feathers represent the pages. Bradbury also uses imagery quite often in his writing. An example of this would be “The men ran like cripples in their clumsy boots as quietly as spiders.” (Bradbury 110). Montag is comparing the firemen to cripples running as quietly as spiders in their boots.
In the last stanza of The Drunken Boat Rimbaud writes, “Nor swim past prison hulks' hateful eyes!” Ginsberg expands on Rimbaud's description of prison when he writes, in the second part of his poem, Howl: “Moloch the incomprehensible prison! Moloch the crossbone souless jailhouse and Congress of sorrows!” Arthur Rimbaud was a leading member of the symbolist movement in the late nineteenth century. He wrote poetry in the symbolist style, just as Debussy composed “symbolist” music and Gauguin painted using symbolist attributes, such as exaggerated color and fantastic, exotic settings. According to Albert Aurier, widely considered to be the premier symbolist authority,
Belfast Confetti - Ciaran Carson What do you think the poet feels about his experience of conflict and how does he present those feelings to the reader? Immediately, from the title it is clear that the poet, Ciaran Carson, wants to convey his feelings of irony: ‘Belfast Confetti’, using the location ‘Belfast’, to help the reader establish the Northern Irish setting, and ‘Confetti’, to portray the tremendous amount of chaos taking place. The use of the word ‘confetti’, provides an immediate contrast as confetti is commonly used during celebrations, where as in this context ‘confetti’ is a slang word for debris that was put together to make homemade bombs, this clever structure creates a sense of immediate horror. The reader is then driven straight into action and panic with the use of the first word: ‘Suddenly’,quickening the pace and enhancing the chaotic atmosphere. The second line of the first stanza highlights the feeling that the riot squad and also the situation in Ireland at the time, is unstoppable: ‘raining exclamation marks’, the use of enjambement portrays the overwhelming and overpowering storm (war) occurring.
The image of " withered leaves" again points to the winter motif and paints a clear picture of death and decline. Always remember that the poet is not only referring to leaves here; he is using this image, through association, to connect to the general idea of loss of meaning in the modern urban world. The second stanza intensifies its attack on the modern world. The first two lines clearly express the idea that modern life is little more than a drunken hangover. The feeling of personal and social decadence is strengthened by the images in these
Lucius speaks candidly about is past, realizing the way he lived was not only reprehensible but also hurt him later in life (line 19-20). So he bemoans his fate with the other shades, like Dante (lines 17-18), so the presence of shades implies Lucius to be in a place where the formerly alive congregate, perhaps hell since that is where Dante is said to spend the rest of his existence. However I personally think Lucius is not in hell at all, for in hell who would he present this speech to? The judges of the underworld know your crimes without you telling them and do not care for your remorse or regret over actions you did in life. So I theorize that Lucius is not in hell, that he is in fact at Mayer’s restaurant, telling his tale not to please himself but to warn others off of his path.
In the poem Preludes, T.S.Elliot describes a range of ‘images’ which have “moved him” , hence they affect the readers view of the particular street scene. Through a range of visual and olfactory imagery we gain strong impressions of the “Sawdust-trampled Street” with its “grimy scraps”, “withered leaves” and “dingy shades”. From the opening stanza, readers observe how decrepit the street is and the people who have to adopt “masquerades” in order to survive the squalor. Even the “lonely cab horse” is dissatisfied with the circumstances as it “steams and stamps” waiting for its client to return. This image also gives the 21st Century reader a glimpse of a much older world, which is further, accentuated by the image of the lamplight which refers to the sulfur lamps lit by hand, casting a yellowish glow.