The language Gwen Harwood uses in these poems emphasises the feeling of drained energy and failure in other aspects of their lives (for example fugue playing). Phrases such as whine, bicker, tug at skirt and rehearsing names and birthdays show the poet’s cleverness in incorporating everyday annoyances into the poem In The Park. Suburban Sonnet uses words like nausea, overpowers, scours, yawned and soft corpse to strengthen the point of the poem. These two sonnets are examples of Gwen Harwood leading the audience to share her thoughts
When authors write or describe a place, with great detail and emotion it gives readers the ability to empathize the message being given. This gives authors their style and poetical voice. Edith Wharton’s excerpt Winter Road she describes an area with gloomy and miserable words. With the words described in the passage, Edith Wharton layers negative connotative words and different types of imagery to build mood of loneliness and depression. Winter Road is a passage that expresses depressing, and lonely emotions that the author was trying to show through the use of symbolism and detailed description of the area.
“Year of Wonders” is much more complex, and is a study of both grief and loss as well as providing readers a positive message throughout the novel, and this is seen from both main characters, Anna Frith and Michael Mompellion. Anna Frith is seen as a selfless, compassionate and altruistic woman, who changes from a poor miner’s widow and maid into an independent, mature woman from the plague. As a woman, she breaks down all social order and takes charge even with the limitations imposed by gender. She provides the readers an optimistic message, as she defies social norms, and rises into an imported figure that is respected in the community. This is evident when she is seen “riding astride with [her] skirt tugged up above my placket, [her] hair loose to [her] waist, [her] cap lost upon two moors.” This imagery shows her unlady-like features and challenges the period where it is considered unacceptable to be dressed that way.
It can be noted that brighter, vibrant colors, appear at the beginning at the poem, and begin to deteriorate into bleaker, darker colors as the poem progresses, along with the speaking voices emotions. An example of this can be seen at the beginning of the poem ‘Spinster, in which she describes the colors of spring as “a rank wilderness of fern and disarray”, expressing the speaking voice disdain for this disorder. As the poem progresses, the woman praises winter for its orderly format, “Of white and black”. Plath is obviously attempting to portray the speakers disdain for disordered arrays of colors, and prefers the contrasting colors of both white and black.
This evokes our emotion towards the ‘I’ as we can identify and engage by replacing this with our self. This strong sense of feeling, relationship and engagement to the poem emphasis’s our own emotions. ‘I kneel to pick frail melancholy flowers among ashes and loam,’ puts us in the same, dull, lifeless position as the narrator. We have this strong sense of empathy with and compassion towards her. At Mornington also makes use of first person used with an intimate use of personal pronoun “I” which enables reader to witness the changes in
After a Death by Roo Borson 410182017 王彥翔 I think this poem is absolutely stunning because of the vivid imagery that is set up in such a simple short poem. I like this poem because it sets up such a strong feeling of sadness and comfort in only eight lines. Although she doesn’t directly tell us she has truly lost someone, we can obviously observe that the speaker uses a chair for a metaphor of the girl’s love toward the lost lover. However, the speaker doesn’t exactly explain her love. In the poem, "her love" may be talking about her father or a lover because the poem is unclear.
Where as ʻThunderingʼ is a metaphor for noisy sinking. Another metaphor is ʻPandemoniumʼ and it means chaos and hell. In this poem, 2 symbols are used, broken toys and hat boxes. Broken toys symbolizes children and hat boxes symbolizes women, as they were supposedly the ﬁrst to leave on the boat, but the speaker in the poem took their place and now feels sympathetic for taking their places. Throughout the poem, it is written in a ﬁrst person point of view, which allows the reader to engage into the speakers mind and emotions, which also makes the reader feel sympathy for the speaker in this case.
I am going to argue that Mew uses imagery to show both the farmer’s attitude toward his wife and as a social commentary on the subordination of married women during the period Mew is writing. However I will contrast this argument to argue that Mew is able to simultaneously convey to the reader sympathy for both the farmer and the farmer’s wife through effective use of descriptive language and imagery. In my analysis of ‘The Quiet House’ I will identify similarities between both poems noting again Mew’s characteristic style of playing with form, structure and language. I will interrogate the poetic devices Mew uses to reveal the psychological state of mind of the speaker. I will discuss the textual absences in the poem showing their importance and supporting my evidence using analysis from Jane Dowson and Alice Entwistle.
“Lovers, forget your love, And listen to the love of these, She a window flower, And he a winter breeze. The first paragraph sets the tone and scene of the poem in its entirety due to the comparison of two opposing things. Metaphors used, helped me connect and experience what the narrator wanted to express. In the poem the window flower referred to someone soft and sensitive, whereas the
For Wordsworth nature seems to sympathise with the love and suffering of the persona. The landscape is seen as an interior presence rather than an external scene. His idea is that emotions are reflected in the tranquillity of nature. On the contrary, Coleridge says that poetry is clearly distinguished from nature. Reading the poems of both Wordsworth and Coleridge, one immediately notes a difference in the common surroundings presented by Wordsworth and the bizarre creations of Coleridge.