Did these devices help create imagery or communicate the author's feelings? The poet used simile when using the word like to compare her to a night of cloudless climes and starry skies.” That showed the importance of his feelings for the woman and he also uses rhyme to alliteration to make the poem flow. Emotion: What emotion was the author trying to express? The author is trying to express the way he feels about the woman. He compares her to nature and describes her as soft.
Use of alliteration with ‘handle’ and ‘hold’ puts a strain on how delicate his body must be at this time. In ‘Nettles’ the poet gives us an image that even though he feels well and truly sorry for his dear son he wants him to learn from his mistakes. “We soothed him till his pain was not so raw.” The way he says, ‘not so raw’
‘The land’s sharp features’ reinforces a feeling of pain, with the alliteration of ‘his crypt the cloudy canopy’ intensifying this. These dark, gloomy descriptions of the landscape mirror the characters depression and pessimism. During these first two stanzas, the character seems pensive and meditative, with only the sudden ‘full hearted evensong’ of the thrush to awaken him. Beyond the first two stanzas, where ‘a voice arose among The bleak twigs overhead’, the dark tone seems to deteriorate, as the ‘aged thrush’ begins to sing. The narrative of the poem suggests a sense of loneliness surrounding the man, which seems unusual, as it is New Years eve,
Essay Question: Discuss how the distinctively visual conveys distinctive experiences in at least two of Stewart’s poems set for study and one other related text of your own choosing. Mankind’s interaction with nature has created new experiences, experiences of like no other. These experiences change mankind’s understanding of life around them. This new understanding ultimately changes their perspective of life and thus changing themselves. The distinctively visual in Douglas Stewart’s poems convey a lasting impression of nature and mankind by creating vivid images of Australian fauna and flora through the use of language techniques.
Simon Armitage’s, ‘The Manhunt’ and Carol Ann Duffy’s ‘Hour’ both use strong feelings to emphasize their core messages. While each author takes a different perspective on the nature of these feelings, in the end, both poems have an intense feeling of love at their core. Armitage’s ‘The Manhunt’ is about a soldier coming home from the war with various injuries. It is told from the point of view of the wife/girlfriend of the soldier. As she slowly helps him recover from his physical wounds, she realises that not only does this require great patience and sensitivity but that his most severe wounds might be in his mind.
That’s what there is; that’s the reward, after more than a dozen years… Louis appears, and will be remembered, as a sad man complaining about love.” Page 126 | * This quote reveals Richard’s emotions while being with Louis; it’s as though he was displeased and the time spent with Louis wasn’t memorable to him. * This quote also tells us about Louis’ personality; he was dedicated with the relationship between himself and Richard and had cherished the memories greatly; shows great love and affection to people close to him. | “I want a doomed love. I want streets at night, wind and rain, no one wondering where I am.” Page 135 | * This quote reveals a development with Virginia whom indicates that she is unsatisfied with her own life and wishes to be with Louis, whose life is more extravagant. * This quote reveals inner conflicts within Virginia because she desires to be lost and wishes no one to find her; she wishes she can escape from her life as if she didn’t exist | “She can kiss Kitty in the kitchen and love her husband,
In Robert Frost’s poem, the imagery brings about a sad and depressing mood. In the line, “I have looked down the saddest city lane.” You can observe that the character is taking in his surroundings, which prove to be gloomy and depressing. It almost shows that he has a very negative outlook on life, like he’s stuck in a state of depression. On the other hand, in Dickinson’s poem the imagery brings about a state of confusion almost as if the narrator is lost in the darkness. This can be seen in “The Bravest – grope a little – And sometimes hit a Tree Directly in the Forehead – But as they learn to see –” This line shows that the narrator is lost in the night and doesn’t know where to go, due to the inability to see anything in the dark.
Reading the poems of both Wordsworth and Coleridge, one immediately notes a difference in the common surroundings presented by Wordsworth and the bizarre creations of Coleridge. Thus they develop their individual attitudes towards life. I will look at differences and similarities concerning people's relationship to nature in poems by Coleridge and Wordsworth such as: "The Ancient Mariner", "Kubla Khan", "The Nightingale," "Lucy", "Tintern Abbey," "There was a boy", " Old Beggar", "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" and "Frost at Midnight". In "The Ancient Mariner," Coleridge demonstrates how violating nature and her subjects brings doom to the infracted. In this poem, the poet emphasises the vengeful, dark side of the land and the sea.
In Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” and “The Fall of House of Usher,” Poe wrote constantly of the motifs of the heart, as well as that of madness and insanity. These two works feature elements of lost love and the pain one can feel as a result of a traumatic loss. In the powerful poem “The Raven,” the story tells of a distraught lover; the reader follows the man’s decent into a world of madness. As he displays the loss of his love, Lenore, as the story continues he goes through a world of pain, he sits in a room shut off from the world he once knew, feeling lonely and heartless. As we follow the narrator’s fast decent into madness and loneliness, he keeps mentioning how heartless he realizes now that his lover is gone.
The last stanza is very different from the two others; the reader sees another side of this couple “strangely apart, yet strangely close together”. We realize in the lines which follow that “time itself’s a feather / Touching them gently”, implying that in their couple, they feel good and protected because they lived such a long time together. With an interesting and clever comparison “Silence between them like a thread to hold / And not wind in”, the poet puts forth two different views on the couple. The reader can interpret it as: if they wind in the thread, they will talk again and their love life would be exciting again, in short the silence is what keeps their couple tired and loveless. But this image can also mean that silence is what allows them to stay together, however is not enough for them to have an intimate relationship.