Although some may disagree when asked whether or not a poem has the same affect and as other forms of literature when telling a love story, I would agree. For instance, Street Love, by Walter Dean Myers, is a wonderfully written book of poetry that tells a tale of a young woman, by the name of Junice, who is rescued from a life leading to crime and later, prison, when she falls in love with Damien (a young man from a much better part of town). As one reads through the book they are taken on a journey, through Junice’s eyes and mind. You get to experience her life of hardship and sadness, which ultimately makes one feel a deeper connection with Junice and what she is put through. Even before one reads this book they cannot understand what it truly means to break away from hardship and into love without reading and comprehending the passion and love in each and every line of this poetry.
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.
The wife is desperate and inconsolable, she cannot stop grieving, and this distances her from her husband, who is seemingly more stable. Underneath this structure, the emotional action unfolds, which reveals the author’s message. Poem Analysis The structure of the poem is designed in the form of a dramatic dialogue with scarce author’s commentaries. This dialogue performs several functions: firstly, it sketches the plot, giving a flashback into the past; secondly, it draws a picture of the relationship between the husband and the wife. It also unveils the essence of their feelings and emotions related to the loss of their child and how this tragedy affected their life.
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.
White Room Jack Bruce and Pete Brown Explore how the poets have used a range of language techniques to convey a negative image. Without love and affection many will succumb to grief and regret. In the poem “White Room” by lyricists Jack Bruce and Pete Brown, a man shares his emotions towards a lost love and the sadness and depression caused by separation. The disorderly structure of the poem which is expressed in the jumbled imagery and stop-start stanza's, has been used to create a negative image of emotional difficulties and an unstable relationship experienced through heart break. As well as using metaphor, free verse, transferred empathy, refrain and litotes, the lyricists have used imagery to create a mental image of darkness and grief.
It can be translated in different ways through the time. “Conjoined” (1891) by Judith Minty is a blank verse poem which uses a lot of metaphors that describe a broken relationship ; the poem gives you a feeling of a general unhappiness. In contrast, « My Dear and Loving Husband » (1678) by Anne Bradstreet, is a true declaration of love. The poet talks about her husband, celebrating their unity and stating that there is no other woman in the world who is as happy with her husband as she is. The two poems give two competing visions of marriage.
In “My Papa’s Waltz” by Theodore Roethke and “Daddy” by Sylva Plath both poets describe their paternal figures. Roethke tone is melancholy and bittersweet, while as Plath’s portrayal of her father is resentful and hostile. “My Papa’s Waltz” tells the story of a young boy, perhaps from the memory of Roethke who has been hurt physically by his father “But [he still] hung on like death” (3). “Daddy” depicts the relationship Plath had with her father who seemed to have hurt her emotionally and she will not stand for it anymore. Both poets’ tones contribute to their respective depictions of their fathers.
I’m intrigued by this poem’s subject matter but annoyed by the poet’s incessant use of fragments. This eight-stanza poem begins with its briefest verse paragraph, a single sentence about the speaker’s father. The repetition of monosyllabic words in the second line, coupled with author’s use of alliteration, creates a sing-song rhythm that establishes a happy tone which the rest of the poem adheres to. Though the poem is framed by a somewhat negative image—that of the childhood Shihab failing in a spelling bee and apparently obsessing over it for the rest of her life—this work is decidedly celebratory. One can imagine the poet given her father credit for her ability as a writer, as “star[ing],” or close examination, is a requisite skill for any good scribe.
Compare and contrast ‘Daddy’ by Sylvia Plath with ‘Reference back’ by Philip Larkin’ By Elliott Fletcher Daddy by Plath and Reference back by Larkin both explore the dysfunctional relationship between parent and child by having numerous similarities and comparisons in common, but both being wholly different. Daddy leaves the reader disturbed whereas reference back leaves the reading with a feeling of mixed emotions. Daddy, comprised of sixteen five-line stanzas is a brutal and venomous poem believed to be about Plath’s deceased father, Otto. Reference back is a poem based upon Larkin’s mother. After his father died, he would regularly go and visit her.
The Catcher in the Rye Essay In the article “Angry, Lonely Teens put it in writing”, it begins with a letter of a teen writing to his/her parents. In the letter, the teen describes how lonely he or she is. “When I come home from school, I’m alone. When I want to share my joys, I’m alone. When I need to be comforted, I’m alone.