I believe that Relationships are the connections between people which can be expressed in many different ways or situations. In the poem ‘manhunt’ by Simon Armitage he explores the relationship between a wife and her husband, whom is an injured solider who has returned from war. In nettles, the relationship is between a farther and his son who has fallen into a "bed of nettles." Both poets show the consideration felt by the reader of the poem for the other person in the relationship. In the manhunt, the narrator’s consideration is for the mental suffering which her husband is suffering.
Out of the supplementary of works Poe had written, I personally had found his poem “The Raven” uniquely interesting because it closely expresses the devastation that Poe went through throughout his life. In the poem, the narrator who we never are told a name, is obviously troubled. The narrator, sitting alone, is greeted by a raven that he sees not just as a measly bird, but more than that. He feels that he has just come in contact with a higher power, another entity trying to contact him. The narrator, who was suffering from the loss of Lenore, seemed to manifest this bird into a spiritual being.
Poetry Study ‘Dawe Is A Moralist In Poetry. Challenging His Readers To Re-Assess Their Lives And Life Itself.’ Discuss. Dawe challenges his readers to reassess their personal values in their lives and of life itself. Homecoming is a commentary, its views on the waste of young lives in war and the disregard for the human remains once they have served their purpose. Katrina discusses the lack of control that we have in life and that death is simply another part of life that we must accept.
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.
O’Connor suggests that, in a violent world, all of us find it hard to have faith with such negative surroundings. The reader is left to wonder if the grandmother was ever really a true believer in Jesus and prayer or if she just was trying to save her own life. In “A Good Man Is Hard To Find: Overview”, Arthur F. Kinney observes the thoughts of The Misfit as the grandmother makes her last attempt to connect with him. And when the grandmother reaches out to him, dressed in her son’s shirt, in a vision of him as her son, The Misfit gets the love he wants and denies…He cannot accept an act of grace because he is too aware of his own sins
Both of the poems are very similar to each other and to ‘Romeo & Juliet’. All three share a theme of sadness expressed through them, and they are also about deaths of close ones. For example in ‘On my first sonne’ the author is talking about the death of his son, ‘Midterm break’ talks about the death of a younger brother, whereas Romeo and Juliet is about two young people dying in love with each other and how their family regrets later on. In ‘On My First Sonne’ this poem has a father-son relationship in which the father talks about losing his son. He thinks God has taken his son, which is explained in the second line “My sin was too much hope of thee, lov’d boy.” This tells me that this poem has a religious view and can show that the poem was written in the 16th century which was a different era where many of the citizens were very religious people.
Whereas, Armitage shows a son who finds it harder to describe his feelings for his father, and shows it by using an extended metaphor of a harmonium, in order to show the reader all the memories he has had because of his father, and how he loves him. The way his father jokes about his own death is an example of the stereotypical father and son relationship; not as open about feelings. ...read
Lewis and Joy both took the road to Atheism and then landed on the road to Christianity. In the book, A Grief Observed, Lewis compared the pain of death to being mildly drunk, or concussed. Lewis felt as though there was a blanket between him and the world.  He questioned, “Where is God?’ Although he questioned God and experienced another great loss, Lewis knew that he could not let his faith in God fade. He had to press on and look to God for his purpose in life and believe that God would strengthen him in his time of bereavement.
To secure their religious beliefs people will block out, or create a barrier to protect themselves from feelings or emotions they deem as evil. A society in general may unknowingly or intentionally create limitations to religion. These limitations can be caused by separating ourselves from those things which are created through the power of God. The erosion of faith is main facet of the short story “The Young Goodman Brown” and the poem “God’s
The moment when you realize that you can only get strength from God is when you will find the faith that Lewis mentions in this chapter. In order to get to this bankruptcy we have to fall multiple times and keep failing, then we will find the faith that we need. When we find that spot that we need to put all our trust in Him. We need to trust what God tells us, we need to follow His directions, and we do things not to get saved but because he has already began the saving within us. We don’t do things for a reward in heaven but we do them because the sign of Heaven is already inside of us.