The real life situation that occasioned Pope's masterpiece is that a Lord Petre, in a moment of impish gallantry and shameless effrontery, snipped a lock of hair from the head of Arabella Fermor. He was moved to this brash impudence by his attraction to the beautiful Arabella, who becomes Belinda in Pope's satirical treament. Petre becomes the Baron. Pope elected to shape his poem in the elaborate style of the classic epic. This involved observation of certain required traditions: thee invocation to the muse or inspirational spirit, the playing of a game that becomes a symbol of battle, the description of the heroes' armor, and a descent into the underworld.
Gas! Quick, boys! !” this achieves the sense of haste the writer was trying to achieve by using short sentences and exclamation marks to grab the attention of the reader, also this contrasts with the first verse describing the sense of exhaustion to the one of extreme panic and anger. “Owen’s fear of the ‘haunting flares’ creates the impression that war is a nightmarish and horrific experience. The simile that compares the soldiers with coughing ‘hags’ emphasises this and the corrupt, unhealthy connotations
By using aggressive verbs and strong beat, it shows the conflict between the two families, which is very important for people to know so that they can have better ideas of why Romeo and Juliet’s love is a forbidden love. Quotes, such as “What, art thou drawn among these heartless hinds?”, “keep the peace”, are well-used in order to describe Tybalt as a hothead and Benvolio as a calm and mature person. Third song, “Tragic story”, is written in a special form. It’s like a conversation between the singers. Thanks to that unique style, whole picture of the fight between Tybalt and Mercutio, Tybalt and Romeo are shown.
The poem reveals the cold truth about war with dislike, therefore discouraging the act. In the first stanza of ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’, the reader is drawn in with “Bent double”. This give a sense of closeness which is deeply fixed in the detailed description of the experience that follows. There is nothing prior to this, making it have quite an impact. The whole stanza is conveying the scene by the use of intense imagery.
The title of the poem “Dulce et Decorum Est means "How sweet and Fitting it is," and in the end Owen states the title as being a lie by writing” The old Lie: Dulce et decorum est. / Pro patria mori." The poet conveys his message through a variety of themes, characters and ideas. The agony and torture of the war is one of the characters portrayed in Owen's poem. He uses metaphoric techniques to engage and attract the reader's attention.
His use of repetition of the word “time” helps to emphasize its importance and how it separates the two lovers. Time is personified and introduced to the reader as an unreliable character, through different poetical devices such as personification, repetition, and juxtaposed imagery. The speaker in the poem blames “Time” for unwanted changes in life, and he repeats the line because he observes that all changes, even those that are unintentional, come with Time “leaves decay, roses grow”. Time ‘knows the price we have to pay’. Perhaps the stiff form of the villanelle makes the speaker seem committed and loyal while Time seems unpredictable.
In the story both the characterization and conflict help to show how “pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes.” The characterization of the narrator allows the reader to see the problem brought about by having too much pride. The author’s use of indirect characterization in “The Scarlet Ibis” is one way the story relates to the quote. In the beginning of the story, the narrator said, “It was bad enough having an invalid brother, but having one who possibly was not all there was unbearable, so I began to make plans to kill him by smothering him with a pillow.” This demonstrates that the narrator has a hard time dealing with his brother’s disability. The author allows the reader to see how desperate the narrator is to have a typical life with an ordinary family. The narrator feels that it is one thing for Doodle to be disabled, but he would rather do away with Doodle than deal with the embarrassment of having him in his life if he were mentally weak as well.
Owen uses many writing techniques to get across his message, in the most affective way. In the opening stanza, Owen uses alliteration for the first few lines "Bent double, like old beggars under sacks, knock-kneed, coughing like old hags, we cursed through sludge." This introduces you to the soldiers, as helpless, and weak, and gives the words more emphasis, making them stand out to be significant. Assonance was also used in these lines, in "cursed through sludge", which ties the words together very well, and highlights the more important ones. The short sentences used give the poem a slow pace in the first stanza, which adds to the effect.
Moral Aspects of “The Rape of the Lock” by Alexander Pope In the “Rape of the Lock”, Alexander Pope uses a delicate and serious tone to describe a feud between a man and woman, and before it is over, introduces a very important moral to the poem. Within this entertaining poem, Pope shines light on the superiority and jealousy that two individuals feel for one another, which ultimately leads to the feud of their families. In hopes of revealing the moral of the poem, he also lends the serious voice of Clarissa to “talk of serious things: aging, disease, and death” (Goldfarb). Pope begins with a brief synopsis of how Belinda views herself personally and compared to other people. The Baron reacts when he can not acquire what it is he desires.
After her separation from Ted Hughes she, along with her children started living in a small flat in London. The hardness’s of her life seemed to increase her need to write; sometime she used to finish a poem a day. It is mostly in these last poems where we can see fragment of “I” in her poems. Her poems like “Three Women” and “Elm” describes her “self “in it. In the poem”Three Women” Sylvia Plath gives birth to the fragment of her voice.