Another example of soft sounds created by Frost is in the second stanza, “To stop without a farmhouse ”. There are mostly glides and sibilants which make the idea of staying with the nature seem alluring and seductive. This helps a reader understand how conflicted the speaker is because the nature is drawing him in and this is created by the soft sounds repeated throughout the poem. The poet also uses repetition to convey the speaker’s conflict between staying or going. This happens in the last stanza of the poem, “But I have promises to keep,/And miles to go before I sleep,/ And miles to go before I sleep.” We can assume that sleep means death which is also symbolised by nature in the poem.
'Discuss how Edward Thomas communicates his strong feelings towards life and death in lights out, with reference to imagery, language, and structure.' Thomas portrays strong, melancholic feelings towards life in ‘Lights Out’ as he depicts his sense of hopelessness in his life. In contrast, he connotes death as an ambiguous but inevitable occurrence that can give comfort to a person, being the only inevitable thing to happen to humans. The frequent use of forests in his imagery shows the confusion Thomas feels towards death and the journey toward it. He denotes that “the cloudy foliage lowers” while you find yourself in this forest on the “brink” of death.
This concept is demonstrated in Robert Frost’s poem ‘Stopping by the woods on a Snowy evening’. The text explores the two moral choices through the persona’s existential crisis; the contemplation of continuing with life, or suicide. During the persona’s “darkest evening of the year” use of emotive language suggests that not only the evening is dark, but also his thoughts and perceptions of life. “But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep.” The anaphora of ‘and miles to go’ suggests that life is endless and meaningless. It suggests that life is endless through the repetition of ‘and’.
Wharton gives the feeling of bitterness and depression by using winter as the setting. One way she gave this feeling is when she referred to the sky as a “sky of iron.” Winter also symbolizes the cold, snow, darkness, isolation and loneliness. We learned early in the book that Ethan wanted to leave and go to a larger town, but that dream of his was never fulfilled. Because of this unfulfilled dream, Ethan gives of a depressed feeling up until he meets Mattie anyways. Death is everywhere in Starkfield.
After pondering this declaration, Inman concludes that “he cannot abide by a universe composed of only that he could see, especially when it was so frequently foul. So he held to the idea of a better place, and he figured he might as well consider Cold Mountain to be the location of it as anywhere” (23). Swimmer lays the spiritual foundation Inman builds upon later in life. The day before he leaves for the war, Inman repeats this tale to his love, Ada. To him, Ada embodies all the peaceful and heavenly attributes of Cold Mountain, therefore, when the horrors of war prove too much for Inman to handle, he crawls his way back to Ada in hopes of spiritual redemption.
However, the word “vacant” shows emptiness and lifelessness. This gives the whole story a melancholy effect. In the Phantom Coach, the story is set in the isolated English moorlands, where our protagonist can be found bird shooting. It begins to snow to worsen and the night begins to fall upon him; “with the first feathery flakes of a coming snowstorm just fluttering down upon the heather”. It is cold and dark adding a negative effect.
It praises nature of Finland and it contains traditional melody of Finland. It was written when Finland was held down by Russia, so we can hear grief and gloom in the piece. We can feel grief in Sibelius's every piece as well as "Finlandia". Especially, I like the violin concerto of Siblius, and when i listened the piece, it make me imagine I always wondered why Sibelius's music is always dark and fantasy-like. After i seached about Sibelius, i figured out the siblius's music came from his surroundings he grew up and his patriotism.
How does Dickens create tension in the opening scene of his novel ‘Great Expectations’ The opening pages of any novel have certain features in common. The main charecters and the setting are usually introduced here. Although the most important part is the cliffhanger as this leaves the reader wanting to read more. The vocabulary which was used built up the tension, also when the author (Charles Dickens) wrote, “As I never saw my father or my mother, and never saw any likeness of either of them.” It is the thought of them him being in a graveyard alone with no parents. People are afraid of graveyards because of the depressing thought that people who have died are buried there, and that the you will die one day.
This links with the line ‘perishing great darkness’ portraying how this ‘darkness’ of the war is taking lives as it spreads, and it can’t be escaped. ‘Darkness closes in.’ also portrays this suffocation that the soldiers could have felt at the time, and the end-stop could be Owen emphasising how it has come and cannot be stopped. This links with the last two lines of the poem as Owen repeats the subject of this ‘wild winter’, however he addresses it differently from the beginning as there is a slight volta in his emotions. This is shown through ‘the need of sowings for new Spring’ which perhaps portrays how Owen is more optimistic about escaping this ‘winter’ as in the beginning the words ‘perishing’ and ‘closes’ portrayed a pessimistic outlook to the war. ‘Blood for seed’ could suggest how Owen is quite a patriotic and heroic figure with blood representing this death for his country and dying would bring upon this ‘new spring’ for Britain or the world.
Shhhhhh. It's quiet. Our speaker admits to having a hankering for the dark woods, but he tells us he's got things to do, people to see and places to go. He's got a long way to go before he can rest his head on his little pillow, so he had better get going. Line 1 Whose woods these are I think I know.