Compare how poets use language to present feelings in “The Manhunt” and one other poem (Nettles) In ‘Manhunt’, Simon Armitage uses rhyme to reflect the togetherness of a relationship. He says “After the first phase, after passionate nights and intimate days.” As the poem goes on, the reader can start to recognise that the un-rhymed cuplets show how fragmented their relationship has become. In ‘Nettles’ Vernon Scannell uses elements of nature, the nettles, to portray his keen anger towards the pain his son is going through. At the beginning of the poem, Scannell uses soft ‘s’ sounds to emphasise the soothing of his injured son who has fallen in a nettle bed. The child is presented using emotive language.
Hinting to his readers that there has been friction between he and Brad since a very early age. In( paragraphs14-16), Lott describes a black and white photo taking by his wife in 1980 outlining the differences in their heights, and their choice of clothing, but he made sure to point out that both he and his brother were also wearing genuine smiles even though they were goofy ones. Indicating that despite their differences they are still brothers and as in the picture they sometimes lean on each other for support. Upon analysis of the first two portions of this essay, the reader has only two small snap shots of Lott's life, 20 years apart. Not until (paragraph 18) and then
From the start he gives you a since of being human, of being imperfect. Eggers shares his life with us, he informs the reader of his hardships after the death of his parents with a sarcastic view point of the multiple struggles in his life. Eggers Writes his autobiography by forming it with literary devices, a changing tone, a theme of overall acceptance and a purpose that relates to and broadens his audience. As he expresses to us his life, he uses tone to emphasize the good and the bad of what he has been through. Eggers often has a exaggerated
For example in the poem Felick’s Skrzynecki, the composer creates a deep affection for the father-son relationship as shown in the opening of the poem “my gentle father”. The use of the personal pronoun “my” is highly significant because it indicates that he feels a deep personal attachment to his father, as is the adjective “gentle” also shows that the speaker doesn’t fear his father’s authority but rather respects him. Yet the speaker “inherits a language unknowingly”, where he has no say about his cultural heritage. The father expects the speaker to accept the heritage and embrace it. But in the poem Postcard, the speaker asks the question “What more do you want besides the gift of despair?” This suggests a sense of loss and alienation.
Both of the poems ‘Born Yesterday’ and Nettles’ deal with an unidealistic view focused on the inability to protect our loved ones from inevitable pain. Both Vernon Scanell and Phillip Larkin convey the theme of the lack of power to deliver happiness using the relationship between a man and a beloved child. In the poem ‘Nettles’, the relationship explored is between a father and son using the adult’s perspective whereas ‘Born Yesterday’ uses a bond between a man and his friend’s new born daughter. The first poem recalls an incident where Scanell’s young son was stung by nettles, displaying the poet’s desire to protect his son from the dangers of the world. The title ‘Nettles’ creates the thought of the severe stinging pain that the nettles produce that the reader will have experienced.
In the poem ‘Feliks Skrzynecki, the poet discusses how he forgot his first polish word and the determination his father showed to make sure he did not forget, ‘…I forgot my first Polish word./He repeated it so I never forgot.’ Here Skrzynecki displays interaction between his father and himself to make sure he did not let go of his Polish heritage which leads on to use a simile when he says, ‘After that, like a dumb prophet, /Watched me pegging my tents/Further and further south of Hadrian’s Wall.’ The simile that is used represents the strong bond between the father and Skrzynecki, letting him find his sense of belonging by moving away, on his own. In contrast, in the film ‘Mao’s Last Dancer’ (2009), as Li, main character in the movie, arrives in America and is being driven to his new home by his co-worker, Li is bombarded by high-rise buildings and immense levels of traffic as he looks out the window, camera taking a low angle up-shot of the buildings from Li’s view. Li embodies a dumbfounded expression on his face and is lost for words, which creates a distance between him and his sense of integration and attachment to America. This example exemplifies the idea that Li’s interaction with the world around him in America limits his experience of belonging. When Li left China, he did not have any roots there except his family.
Trine 1 Rebekah Trine Professor Rosecliffe English 105 T. Th. 22 October 2011 A Father's Love In numerous ways the poems “My Papa's Waltz” by Theodore Roethke and “Those Winter Sundays” by Robert Hayden are very similar. Both are written from a young boy's point of view and elaborate on the relationships these two have with their fathers. They also tell of the way their fathers show their love toward them and describe their interactions, or lack thereof. There are great differences in these poems as the relationships, and interactions are described and further exploration can be done in examining the tone, diction and imagery both poems display.
How do Heaney and Sheers use language and imagery to communicate their ideas about relationships? Heaney and Sheers demonstrate similar and alternative recurring themes within the relationships in their poems. Heaney often discusses the distance from his father within their relationship, due to their differences with careers, ability and age. Alternatively Sheers often represents his parents with a positive outlook, referring back to the strength of their relationships within the family. Heaney looks up to his father with pride at his ability within his work and the skill in what he does, this is a recurring theme and can be seen within ‘Digging’, “By God, the old man could handle a spade”.
Parent Child Relationship A parent child relationship is a relationship in hierarchical structure in which the parent in one level higher and directly associated with one or more children. The relationship is establish either between a father with his son or daughter or between a mother with her son or daughter as well. When the relationship is not well established it turn on horrible thing living only pain memories. The poem “Photograph of My Father in His Twenty-Second year” by Raymond Caver and the poem “ A woman Mourned by Daughters” by Adrienne Rich are two type of poems with significant similarities and speaking ( showing) about the lacks of their relationships. In The poem “Photograph of My Father in His Twenty-Second Year”, the speaker start to remembering about the time he has passed with his or her father by looking at an old picture of his or her father in his youth age wearing a jeans and denim shirt, leaning against the front fender of a 1934 Ford.
I think that both poems display a kind of shock or realisation at the loss of a parent. In Harmonium, Armitage presents the shock of a son at the realisation that one day his father will die. In Praise Song, Nicholsâ character realises she must come to terms with her motherâs death and move on. I think that Nichols is much more open about the love of the narrator for her mother, simply stating the importance, presenting a stereotypical mother and daughter relationship which is open and honest. Whereas, Armitage shows a son who finds it harder to describe his feelings for his father, and shows it by using an extended metaphor of a harmonium, in order to show the reader all the memories he has had because of his father, and how he loves him.