Comparison of the tone and mood of poems “Cross” and “Seed-Merchant’s Son” Poetries can represent poets’ emotions and feelings. In this essay I intend to compare and contrast the tone and mood of two poems, which called “Cross” by Langston Hughes and “Seed-Merchant’s Son” by Agnes Grozier Herbertson. “Cross” is about a half-blood person who blames his parents and later feels sorry of his parents and bemused of his life. "The Seed-Merchant's Son" is a poem that conveys the bereavement that a man feels for his son who has died at the war. Those two poems have some similarities and differences of tone and mood.
Following the apparent break up of a relationship the persona remembers a moment spent with their partner. The person feels deceived by love. As a result of this the setting is presented in a dead and neutral way using a semantic and connotations of death: “fallen from an ash and were gray”. The persona’s interpretation of his surroundings as “gray” illustrates his lack of emotion as it is a dull colour. It seems as if his experience of love has distorted the way he perceives his memories and nature.
An example of this would be when his sister Phoebe corrects him and tells him the poem was by Robert Burns. Holden comes back by saying “I know it’s a power by Robert Burns”. The author does this to show the change tone which Holden presents in the sentence. His change to a serious tone indicated his little regard to minute details; he only cared about the bigger picture. This also could be used to describe to describe his view on life seeing that he thought people were “boring” if they were just like everyone else and cared about the little details.
The characters start to talk about someone who died in the war. The use of the dialogue gives it verisimilitude, which is effective because it emphasises the realism of war, at the time that this poem was written. The end of the poem, the writer talks about how he watches the ploughman walk of once again. Throughout, the poem we learn of how the war has disappeared. The use of the quote 'the lovers disappeared into the wood' is effective as it allows the reader to know straight away that the war has changed the way people are.
It is surrounding him and he feels at peace because he is in a familiar place to him where he feels safe. Reference to melancholic language throughout the poem could suggest a negative attitude toward life and the journey to death. Thomas exclaims how the forest “deceived the travellers” while travelling on many tracks. The use of the word ‘deceived’ connotes that the travellers entered the forest with the belief that they would find a way out and return, although they have misinterpreted this and the forest has confused them so they can’t ever escape. Thomas shows a pessimistic view of life here, because it implies that the journey towards death (life) is deceitful and constantly changing.
American Literature Reflective Essay If you go through life without ever picking up a book, you have missed out on one of the world’s greatest discoveries; the written word. Words can cause a person to weep, or feel so enraged you to want to lash out in protest; they can make you long for the sea or laugh so hard you pee in your pants. It has been years since I have picked up a book from Hemmingway or Frost and experienced those feelings inside. For the past 12 weeks I have reopened the door to my imagination and love of words. “Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy and wanted wear.” (Frost, 1915) This particular piece speaks of my life lately, and my choice to join the military and marry a military man.
She is one of a few poets in the United States whose books of poetry sell in large quantities. Olds is well known for mainly using a free verse style written in the first person point of view when writing her usual intensely personal poetry which depicts family life and political events around the world. The poem entitled “Parents’ Day” is a poem that is straightforward in what the author wants the reader to understand. In this poem Olds describes the complex relation between a mother and her daughter on Parents’ Day at school. Throughout the poem the child portrayed in the poem seems to be awkward and indifferent towards her mother.
First of all, Wharton’s subtle action toward Ethan’s torn feelings for Mattie and being loyal to his wife. Ethan was unfortunate to have a choice in leaving his wife to be with Mattie but, tried a futile decision to both trying to do suicide. In the novel there were events in which Ethan was indecisive over rebelling against Zeena’s decision of firing Mattie. I was very compassionate toward Ethan when he heard that Mattie was being sent away as for his reaction was as said “now his one ray of light was to be extinguished”. The moments between Ethan and Zeena showed me how miserable he truly was and made me sympathize with him for their
I will expose some of the evidence in the story that shows the narrator’s incapacity to interact. At the beginning of the story the narrator presented evidence about how unusual he found the friendship of his wife with a blind man. He seemed to be clearly upset with the way that that relationship had been developed. He mentioned: When we first started going out together, she showed me the poem. In the poem, she recalled his fingers and the way they had removed around over face.
Clare writes about how a man has been rejected towards the end. The changing feelings from a positive start to a sad ending portray the poet’s attitude towards love. The message John Clare is trying to say that love is a painful thing and that unrequited love is devastating. Also it is even hard for a poet to write about love. In “La Belle Dame sans Merci” the poem