While he is not seen as a saint within the poem (he remarks in a sarcastic matter to Plath in the poem), he positions the reader to empathise with him, painting the image that he is the placid one in the relationship, and the one who encourages her to embark on her creative pursuits “Get that shoulder under your stanzas/ And we’ll be away.”. The repeated use of the pronoun “your” creates an accusatory tone, suggesting that they were living Plath’s life, rather than their life. The poem also hints that Plath’s father was a monster. He describes her father as a goblin that influenced and controlled the mind of Plath’s. He even goes one step further
There is a shift in language as the poet removes the phrase 'my son' with the less personal article 'the boy'. Plosive alliteration is used on line 6 and the white and tender skin mentioned relates to innocence and purity. There is a suggestion that two people are involved with the other person being a partner or mum. There is a very regular rhythm to the poem and there is a sense of pain and that can't be completely taken away from the son. Metaphor is used to emphasise his devastation and up until this point, the nettles have been presented like they are an army themselves.
He demonstrates his characters less flawless side by replacing all R’s with W’s also introducing humor into the poem. Not only does this use of diction develop humor but it illustrates that Spiderman is not as perfect and polished as he seems. ‘it’s fwame wesistant’ almost makes him sound cowardly. By doing so, the author advocates a theme that everything is not what it appears. Another device that is apparent in Hall’s poem is irony.
Oh how I hate you, let me count the ways This poem illustrates an inevitable point in a man’s life, one that every man will have to face: that they aren’t as young as they use to be. The author Stanley J. Sharpless writes in a comical way to express the feeling of the main character. His choice of diction and style give the reader a clear image of the main character and an understanding of what he’s going through. One can see that he is expressing his own feelings of what he may have to face one day. The poem, “Oh how I hate you, let me count the ways” is a satire of the more famous poem “How do I love thee, let me count the ways” written by Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
The Haunter Imaginatively, and most pathetically, Hardy writes this plaintive and moving poem from the point of view of Emma. It is written in the first person, with her as the imaginary narrator. It is almost as if, in putting these words in the mouth of Emma (who, in the poem, sees Hardy as oblivious of her presence) Hardy is trying to reassure himself that she forgives him and continues to love him. Detailed commentary Though Hardy does not know it, Emma's phantom follows him in his meanderings, hearing, but unable to respond to, the remarks he addresses to her in his grief. When Emma was able to answer Hardy did not address her so frankly; when she expressed a wish to accompany him Hardy would become reluctant to go anywhere - but now he does wish she were with him.
The theme of ‘Out, Out’ regards a young boy working on industrial machinery. His job is constant, the machine is constant and therefore the form of the poem needs to be constant. We see the text written as one singular block, with no stanzas and a sense of fluency representing the child unawareness to the tragedy that was going to act upon him. The suddenness of the tragedy also adds to the emotional impact because the tragic event comes as an unexpected shock - this is element of shock is portrayed by ‘Out, Out’s’ form. The poem ‘Disabled’ contrasts ‘Out, Out’ in regard to form.
Browning uses a number of different narrative techniques to tell the story in Porphyria’s Lover. The poem is written in first person, in past tense, from the perspective of our narrator who is unnamed but as the title suggests is ‘Porphyria’s Lover’. This means that the telling of events is not completely reliable and can be assumed to be biased. Browning begins the poem by depicting a dark, miserable night through the use of pathetic fallacy and personification, ‘the sullen wind was soon awake.’ He does this to then represent Porphyria as this almost holy being that can ‘shut the cold out.’ This sudden change in atmosphere gives the reader an idea of the narrator’s feelings towards his lover, and the effect she has on him. She is also represented as the active one in the relationship which shows how he is not able to take her for himself or say that he wants her, ‘when no voice replied, she put my arm about her waist.’ This represents him as very passive and quite pathetic which is reinforced through the narrator’s first line of speech, ‘I listened heart fit to break.’ This suggests that he is waiting for someone, maybe even longing.
ENGL103 August 2 2010 Browning's "My Last Duchess" A dramatic monologue is a poetic form where there is one speaker telling the events to a listener. The speaker is usually arguing for something that he wants to prove and therefore the reader must pay attention to what the speaker explicitly says and what he implies between the lines (Markley). The gap that exists between what is actually being said and what the listener understands from the poem entails deep irony. "My Last Duchess" is a dramatic monologue written by Browning. Browning uses the process of double masking to introduce both a character and a mask (Garratt 115).
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To some extent I agree that Auden’s poems are occupied with suffering as he manages to incorporate a constant idea of suffering whether it’s obvious or not in his poems. We start with Musee des Beaux Arts, this poem focuses around the story of Icarus. The idea of suffering that Auden presents is one that makes it seem as it is a matter of unimportance. “The ploughman may have heard the splash, the forsaken cry, But for him it was not an important failure” the fact that the ploughman didn’t even react to the suffering of Icarus nor anyone else shows that it is something that people cannot really sympathise with as they are not in the same situation. However this is human nature and Auden is merely showing from this poem that suffering is something that no person can understand until it happens to them and when they see someone else suffer it’s almost a relief to them that it isn’t happening to them.