This means he is described as fragile and precious because of his injuries, with his punctured lung described as delicate as “parachute silk”. These images show Laura’s tenderness for her husband and how she wants to protect him. Similarly, Scannel also chooses imagery of war for what is really only a minor childhood incident. He refers to the spears of the nettles, calling them a “regiment” and, when he has cut them down and they have grown back again, he refers to them as “tall recruits”. This war and battle imagery used in the poem helps the reader to understand deeper, about the metaphorical meaning of this poem; that it is not just about comforting his son from the pain of the nettles, but also about the future pain of which he knows he will experience in his life.
The structure in ‘The Manhunt’ and in ‘Hour’ reflects the nature of the love that the two speakers share between their partners. For example in ‘The Manhunt’ the stanzas are broken down into two line stanzas. This represents that their love is disjointed like his body; we can also see that each stanza has been dedicated to a different part of his body. Each stanza is also very short which shows the small steps that she has to take to help heal him physically and mentally. We can tell that he is hurt psychologically as it says ‘unexploded mine buried deep in his mind’ and physically as it says ‘the rungs of his broken ribs’ these are both effects of his traumatic experience at war.
All they need is some motivation to have the will to go through this recovery process. For some soldiers, their source of motivation comes from the people they love; this charity wants to further help the families during the process. Next, these men and women who witnessed terrible events have trouble recovering from such incidents. Thus these soldiers are placed in rehab because they go crazy from seeing the death and pain on the battlefield. Lastly, these men and women hurt on the battle field need assistance in fitting back into normal civilization.
Harmonium and Nettles Harmonium and Nettles both highlight the theme of memory. As they both are looking back over past memories that are painful, the poems feature the feelings of being helpless in stopping the hurt that was caused. The writer in Harmonium feels remorse for the things he hadn’t said to his father as Armitage states “then mouth in reply some shallow sorry phrase or word too starved of breath to make itself heard”. The writer in Nettles is protective of the recurring threat to his child that he can’t destroy. “rain had called up tall recruits behind the shed,” this quote shows the father cannot destroy them .They differ in the way they felt powerless however as in Nettles the father is feeling powerless because of a physical threat whereas in Harmonium it is an emotional threat of the inevibility of death and unspoken feelings that makes the writer feel powerless.
However, ‘The Manhunt’ focuses more on explaining the damage caused to the veteran. This is different compared to ‘Quickdraw’. In ‘The Manhunt’ the semantic field is war and the poets have connected ideas of pain and a war atmosphere through the use of their words and emotive language. The images that this creates for the reader is that the woman is at home with the injured man and she is examining his injuries from the war, this was the only time he had actually allowed her to look at his scars and for the reader this could be a very emotional moment however for the man, he isn’t using his emotions it is almost as if he is lost and the woman is trying to find him whilst examining his injuries. As opposed to ‘Quickdraw’, the semantic field is Wild West and the poet has connected ideas of what a phone and a gun compare to and just how dangerous they could be and how dangerous they were for the woman in the poem, Duffy has conveyed this through her emotive metaphorical language.
Through their weeks together Morrie is also successful at drawing emotion out of Mitch; during their last lesson, as they are hugging goodbye, Morrie sees Mitch begin to cry. Morrie is adamant about rejecting pop-culture norms and values and maintaining his own. He has learned to accept his death and manages to continue offering love and compassion until he dies. Morrie also accepts and does not become ashamed of his disabilities. This is evident in the lines ("Take my condition.
War is a scratch on the forehead of humanity. It is a permanent stain on the fabric of peace and innocence but ironically it also created heroes. Altrurism is displayed often by soldiers, doctors and citizens during such time but only few standouts. Henry Dunant, the founder of Red Cross movement would be prime example of Altruism during war. He gathered locals involved in the battle to treat the soldiers without any discrimination.
We see fragmentation in their respective relationships through the structure. The Manhunt is written in couplets which suggest a relationship between two people. However, there is little rhyme in these couplets which shows us that there isn’t harmony in their relationship. Perhaps the war in which Eddie was in has made his mind focus on the destruction of war to the extent that he can’t think of his relationship. After all, he suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
The significance of place 4. The nature of creativity and the artist The understanding of shared ideas across different contexts is enhanced by the reader’s study of poetry and film. Thomas Hardy’s poem, “The Voice” and Woody Allen’s contemporary film, Midnight in Paris, both effectively convey a range of different emotions that arise from the subject’s longing for the past and the importance of romantic relationships. In “The Voice”, the subject is a victim of his feelings of longing for the past and his romantic relationship. Similarly, Woody Allen’s film, Midnight in Paris, conveys longing for the past through the character Gil Pender, and demonstrating his love for the 1920s.
Lines 5–10 Neruda repeats the first line in the fifth and follows it with a declaration of the speaker’s love for an unnamed woman. The staggered repetitions Neruda employs throughout the poem provide thematic unity. The speaker introduces the first detail of their relationship and points to a possible reason for its demise when he admits “sometimes she loved me too.” He then reminisces about being with her in “nights like this one.” The juxtaposition of nights from the past with this night reveals the change that has taken place, reinforcing his sense of aloneness. In this