Plath’s gift of recreating her past experiences in a complex form, so as to remove them from her present, started to seem like an obsession, within which her poems show a regular pattern of self-centredness. It was this characteristic that lead her far from any ‘self-discovery’ and ‘self-definition’, and drove her to her death, ‘an art’ as she puts it. ‘Daddy’ is saturated with suppressed anger and dark imagery through Plath’s use of ambiguous symbolism, as it bitterly addresses the relationship she had with her father, who died when she was eight, and her husband Ted Hughes, who had broken her ‘pretty red heart in two’. It is intense with highly suppressed emotion, setting an aggressive, desperate, almost psychic tone that is highly concentrated on the theme of death. Grieved to the point of psychotic anger, Plath’s use of imagery throughout the poem accentuates the hopeless despair she felt at the conflicting male relationships in her life.
The pagan times that the men loved were pushed back and forgotten. They are mourning the loss of the old times and fear the new. Therefore being exiled and pushed out of their homelands. As the men are depressed and scared, they are remembering the 'old
The full conflict of which he feels and keeps concealed within himself is not explained. Some insight into Hamlet’s true feelings are revealed however, through his soliloquies and asides. Although Hamlet mourns his father’s death, we see that the source of his depression lies in his mother’s hasty marriage. This has turned his world into “... an unweeded garden/ That grows to seed; things rank and gross in nature/ Possess it, merely” (I.ii.135-137). While he accumulates more and more evidence of Claudius’ obvious guilt, he constantly returns to the theme of his mother’s remarriage, a source of pain equally as unbearable as the circumstances of his father’s death.
We get this impression as she says “Not a day since then I haven’t wished him dead”. This shows us that she is full of aggression towards this man as he has suddenly walked out of her life and broken her heart. As she starts the poem off saying, “Beloved sweetheart bastard”, this suggests that she once knew a sweet and loving man, who has turned into someone completely different and ruined her life. The words ‘beloved’ and ‘bastard’ are very harsh sounding words due to the effect that phonology gives it. Another point that shows her aggression is when she says, “Bang.
In an effort to comfort his wife, the husband places "his hand's light quiver by her head" (line two). Because his hand "quivers", the diction in this line implies that the husband is sympathetic about his wife's pain and is afraid of it. His hand may quiver out of guilt for frightening his wife and she may cry because she cannot continue to sleep with a man she does not love. The imagery in the next line "the strange low sobs that shook their common bed" (line three) hyperbolic ally illustrates just how heavily the poor wife is weeping. Her marriage has wounded her to an intolerable degree and she just wants to escape it, but is slow to admit this to herself.
Poem 7 In this poem he describes how hard it is to loose best friend, and how his life changed after he lost him. “Dark house, by which once more I stand” The word ‘dark’ describes that the situation is bad, that something bad happened, and the situation that he probably all previous time was standing in front of the door in good mood and now he is standing in bad mood, he show how bad that house by which he is standing. And when he says ‘behold me I cannot sleep’ that means that his life is broken that he is very angry. And in words ‘the noise of life begins again’ he says how annoying it is to live now, how miserable his life became, that life started annoy him, His life started being without interesting thing he started suffering and he cannot live more with interest to the life, after the death of his friend his life
By using this comparison it symbolizes the suffocation and unhappiness she felt, as well as how she feels small compared to her father. The way Plath describes the shoe as black shows the anger and darkness she feels because of her Dad. She goes on to say “…poor and white, barely daring to breathe or Achoo.” This resembles how she feels scared and trapped. In stanza 2, Plath says, “You died before I had time-“. This line is open to multiple interpretations.
The poet has achieved this by the use of a long and evocative description of death. This description is interrupted by the phrase ”I saw those eyes that did not see, mirror my cruelty…this represents the child–s loss of innocence, the realisation of the malice of her action. This is further reinforced in the last stanza where the child finally comprehends that as a result of her actions, her life has changed, the little child still inside her weeps upon her fathers arm ”for what I have become… but also comes to the realisation that she will never be the same again as a result of her actions.The father, authority figure only speaks once in the poem; ”End what you have begun.…This changes the child–s understanding of the responsibilities associated with power and the consequences of the misuse of this power.The second part of the poem …Nightfall… continues the story of the child forty years from ’Barn Owl– and is written in the form of an ode. The poem represents death closing in on the father, and
I would like to begin with an excerpt from a quote by Elie Wiesel, a holocaust survivor, “The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference.” Stanislaw Baranczak’s poem “She cried that night, but not for him to hear” emulates the emotional paradox of love and war, both in a relationship and within the self. The assessment of depression and sadness in our loved ones consists of a methodical and analytical approach in addressing their emotions, regularly resulting in the indifference and dissociation of one person to another. This lack of empathetic reasoning creates distance, especially between lovers, and leaves a couple in a state of physical closeness, but with an inability to comfort or understand those dearest to us. The male persona experiences an intentional ignorance towards the female, and although he loves her, he does not move to comfort her, instead convincing himself that it was not her that woke him. The half-waking state we are often left in when being roused is epitomised by the regular rhyming scheme of the poem.
Pink is drowning and drowning and want to escape but he is not able to do that. Because of Pink’s mother fixation he has problems binding to a woman. In the song “Don’t Leave Me Now” he is singing about his wife and begs her not to leave him. He sings the song right after he find out that she was cheating on him. In the song he asks his wife why she as; “Why Are You Running Away?” and “How Could You Go?”.