Write about the ways Rossetti tells the story in ‘Maude Clare’? The poem ‘Maude Clare’ uses an eponymous character, it is obvious to the reader that Maude Clare has importance within the poem and therefore from the title, it manipulates the readers to value her and have sympathy for her. This is revealed by the frequent appearances of her name in the poem. Christina Rossetti uses the theme of fallen women, as well as empowered women to base her poem around. It is unusual for fallen women to have power because in Victorian times, a women who lost her innocence lost her power and as well as her place in society.
“Spinster” by Sylvia Plath is a poem that consists of a persona, who in other words serves as a “second self” for the author and conveys her innermost feelings. The poem was written in 1956, the same year as Plath’s marriage to Ted Hughes, who was also a poet. The title suggests that the persona is one who is not fond of marriage and the normal rituals of courtship as a spinster is an unmarried woman, typically an older woman who is beyond the usual age of marriage and may never marry. The persona of the poem is a woman who dislikes disorder and chaos and finds relationships to be as unpredictable as the season of spring, in which there is no sense of uniformity. In this poem, Plath not only uses a persona to disclose her feelings, but also juxtaposes the seasons and their order (or lack thereof) and relates them to the order that comes with solitude and the disorder that is attributed with relationships.
The word “echoes” can be interpreted as her words written in her poems: once written and published, everyone can view them so they must be perfect. In the second stanza, the mood changes, becoming much quieter as Plath’s choice of metaphors become stronger, emphasising the struggle of her writing. Immediately, “the sap” which is the first line, links to the wood-chopping of the previous stanza. However personification is used to show that the sap “wells like tears”, this emphasises the emotional strain that Plath goes through when writing her poetry. “Sap” is a metaphor for the words, and the extraction of them like tears highlights the slow, emotional process of Plath’s
The Lady of Shalott Alfred Lord Tennyson makes the story in “The Lady of Shalott” intriguing through an array of well-crafted and note worthy techniques. The charming and magnificent poem takes the reader through a selection of emotions. In the first of the four part poem, Tennyson uses metonymy and contrast to make the story in the poem captivating, Tennyson also uses foreshadowing to hint at the unavoidable fate of the Lady. In the second part of the stimulating poem, Tennyson uses pun to describe to the reader the dire situation in which the Lady of Shalott has found herself. Later on Tennyson uses catalogue to illustrate the activities in Camelot, in addition, towards the end of the part is where the rising action takes place.
In “My November Guest”, poet Robert Frost uses personification to explore the emotions of the speaker. “My Sorrow”, as the poet calls the subject, is described as a woman who, at times, visits the speaker and shapes his view of the changing seasons from summer to autumn and then to winter. The “guest” sees beauty in those changes that the speaker finds emotionally draining. She finds pleasure in the attributes of winter. She loves the bare trees, the “dark days” (line 2), and the neutral colors of grey and silver that the changing of season brings.
This leaves the reader feeling conflicting emotions for the character, probably similar to how Medusa herself feels in the poem. Form and Structure The poem is written in free verse and as it progresses, the importance of the living things Medusa turns to stone increases, going from a bee to a dragon and then to her husband himself. The poem is divided into stanzas of mainly equal length, apart from the final line: ‘Look at me now’. This gives the poem a dramatic ending, leaving the reader unsure whether to feel threatened by or feel sorry for Medusa. Language • The poem is packed full of rhyme (including half rhymes, internal rhymes and in stanzas 3, 4, 5 and 6 some end rhyme).
Sylvia Plath’s writing style American poet, Sylvia Plath is known for both her very personal and grave writing and her death in 1963. All of the poems published by fellow poet and husband Ted Hughes in the collection ‘Ariel’ show just how dynamic Plath’s writing is. Plath’s writing style is also shown through her use of graphic imagery, language choices, structure and form. Sylvia Plath’s poems are both personal and dynamic as the whole collection is like an explosion of her emotions. This is portrayed in many of Plath’s poems through the use of graphic imagery, whether it be good or bad.
In Bell, Book, and Candle Gillian, a witch, was unable to fall in love unless she was willing to give up her magical powers. In order to get the man she wanted she cast a spell over Shepherd to make him leave his fiance and fall in love with her. Gillian did all of this in hope of not joining the consensus. In the film Bell, Book, and Candle we watched how Gillian and Shepherd’s lives changed as they got to know each other and grew to love one another. Though Shepherd was under a spell and his love was not real at first it became more apparent that Gillian was actually falling in
The Lady of Shallot by Alfred Lord Tennyson is a poem about a lady who is seemed as almost a god to the average person. The title is significant in that the story is about the Lady of Shallot and the people’s views versus her view of herself. Everyone thinks she is perfect and basically a goddess while she feels as if she is trapped and wants to escape. She is a good-hearted person but is locked away and wants to escape. Lancelot comes to save her and she gives him her heart, which broke her image as a person.
In the poem the poet begins to conflict with herself as she believes that she is not of one set race ‘I was there of no fixed nationality’. Throughout the poem the poet begins to show her insecurity as she begins to respond to the presents her aunties bought her from her native land negatively ‘I could never be as lovely as those clothes’. A t the end of the poem the Alvi is unable to resolve her problem as she finishes the poem feeling rather down saying ‘I was there of no fixed nationality’. The poem ‘Hurricane’ is rather similar in the way that it is again autobiographical. In the poem the writer is also in conflict with herself as she has left her motherland Guyana to move to England.