In addition, layering mystical qualities in the image of the wind contributes to the fantastical feel of the story. To further the impression that the reader will be taken to a dreamy world, Nabokov then introduces a series of unusual characters and images inhabiting the deep court yard – “the melancholy ragmen”, “an obese blond woman with a lovely voice”, “the wail of a crippled violin”. In this almost hallucinatory world the main character falls asleep. This is the departing point from reality into fantasy. Nabokov interweaves the imagery from the myth of Elijah and his chariot as a main cause for thunderstorms with the main character’s strong emotional reaction to the raging element to create an atmosphere.
Highwayman assessment At the beginning of the poem, the mood is gloomy, mysterious and incomprehensible. The poet creates this by using metaphors such as, ‘the wind was a torrent of darkness’ and ‘the moon was a ghostly galleon. The poet describes colour when he says, ‘a coat of the claret velvet’ and he also describes colour when he says, ‘breeches of brown doe skin’. The poet uses repetition when he says, ‘The Highwayman came riding-riding-riding- The Highwayman came riding, up to the old inn door.’ This has an effect on the reader as it emphasises the movement of the highwayman. This affects the reader as it adds to the tension.
One of the ways that Owen achieves the shock factor in the two poems is by the use of personification. An example of this is found in “Exposure”: “the merciless iced winds that knive us”. In this quote, Owen describes the wind as “merciless”, which shows that the wind is malignant and unforgiving. This is also further emphasised later on in the quote where he uses the word “knive”. The word “knive” indeed implies a violent action, which could mean that Owen is describing weather as though it were an enemy.
In this essay, I will explore how he presents his ideas, with reference from his preface. In this poem, which was written in 1804, Wordsworth is taking a walk with his sister Dorothy. In a journal entry she wrote about this event, she explains how it was a rainy, stormy day, something you would never deduce from simply reading this poem. ‘I wander’d lonely as a cloud’ indicates he was in a pensive, removed mood, and the word ‘wander’d’ suggests that he was directionless, not intending to stumble upon this field. In the preface Wordsworth says ‘all good poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings’ and we see this idea at work here, as this experience was accidental.
Literary Analysis Essay Edgar Allen Poe’s poem, “The Raven,” shows commonly known characteristics that are repeated throughout the Dark Romanticism era. Dark Romanticism is known for its very dark view of the world, insanity, murder, death, evil, supernatural events, sins, etc. “The Raven” is about a man who is visited by a raven one December night. In the poem we learn that the narrator is trying to get over his lost love, Lenore. He thinks the raven might be Lenore.
This specific nature of change is explored and presented through the use of camera technique to symbolise the individual processes of change. Robert Frost’s poem A Roadside Stand focuses solely on the negative consequences of change, depicting it as a catastrophic experience and a socio-cultural and personal catastrophe. The change explored throughout the poem is one of a paradigmatic nature. Given that the poem was published in June 1936, Frost uses language and imagery to convey his resentment towards England’s social evolution to urbanisation and modernity. For him, the change is the catastrophe, along with the consequences that follow.
The second line of the first stanza highlights the feeling that the riot squad and also the situation in Ireland at the time, is unstoppable: ‘raining exclamation marks’, the use of enjambement portrays the overwhelming and overpowering storm (war) occurring. Moreover, the poet lists a number of everyday objects: ‘Nuts, bolts, nails, car-keys’, to provide the reader with the knowledge of what may be placed into a harmful bomb and a reference back to ‘confetti’ in the title. The next sentence, however, uses another type punctuation as a metaphor for the situation: ‘a fount of broken type’, the word ‘fount’ used by the poet to convey two meanings. The first being that ‘fount’ is a play on the word ‘fountain’, suggesting the rapid rush of thoughts the poet has, yet the word also could mean ‘font’, placed with the emotive word ‘broken’, referring to the poets scattered hopes. Subsequently, Carson uses enjambement again through the line four and five, leaving a wide gap after the word
I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud A. I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud is a poem written by the very well known poet William Wordsworth. The poem is written in 1804 which is in the Romantic period. In poetry Romanticism was a period where the nature was valued as a contrast to the industrial society. All aspects of nature were used as a source of inspiration by the poets, as it made them think about human nature and activities. A typical Romantic poem often starts with a description of nature, and then slowly moves on to a human emotional problem which is a result of the observation of nature.
In his poem “War”, Ledwidge appears to apply a representation of war itself. In the first line, the reader can understand that the “Darkness and I are one” not only implies that he is narrating as the war itself but also the fear he felt during the war. By narrating as The War and his use of “wind” and “nagging thunder” it can be interpreted that Ledwidge, by arranging nature with war potentially sees war as a natural occurrence and something that is innate in all human nature. The sentence “my mother was a storm” is a strange line. The reader sees the “storm as potential destruction, the destruction that the war will bring about on the world perhaps however this is juxtaposed by the warm “mother” imagery that the reader receives.
We cannot quite tell whether it is sunrise or early evening. I think that the sound of the birds merged with the time of day described and the gallows presented along with the howling winds gives the reader the sort of impression that gives a person Goosebumps. As Pip is running across the path beside the sea, there are gallows in the background. I can say with certainty that Lean put them there on purpose to create an atmosphere. He does this because the most popular connotation of gallows is death or something violent which is in every manner a negative thing: it shows that Lean is successful in his objective to create an ominous mood.