Discuss ways in which Edward Thomas presents a sense of dissatisfaction in ‘The Glory’. In The Glory Edward Thomas reflects his feelings of emptiness in comparison to the perfect beauty and glory of nature. It reflects his inability to feel happiness and displays his feelings of failure and dissatisfaction which contrast his blissful surroundings. At the start of the poem, the rhyme scheme begins in a structured and regular way, rhyming words such as “dove” and “love” which creates a positive tone. However this soon breaks up as we see the form of the poem reflect its meaning.
Betrayal is constantly treated in the novel and in each point at which it stands out, the tone and mood of the story inmediately tends to change. Sadness and the feeling of guilt are highlighted when the plot of “The Kite Runner” goes aroung betrayal. The mood changes from happines to dispair and the atmosphere turns gloomy everytime Amir betrays his friend. Rethoric and existencial questions hunt the protagonist when the feeling of guilt invades him. He wonders why he is so mean with Hassan and although he regrets, he cannot stop being like that, and in some instances he even justifies himself.
I Do Not Love Thee Figurative Language: What poetic devices were used in this poem? The poetic device is rhyme. What did these poetic devices do for the poem? It made the poem rhyme. Did these devices help create imagery or communicate the author's feelings?
“Not a day since then I haven’t whished him dead”-Havisham This is very effective as the aggressive tone shows “Havisham” has been rejected and her love is causing her pain. Similarly in “Valentine” “Carol Ann Duffy” uses a very forceful tone with words like “here” and “take it” which tells us her lover is not being very co-operative and like “Havisham” suggests a degree of pain within there love. The theme of love is taken to a deeper level by “Carol Ann Duffy” when she shows through literary techniques that the pain of love can be dangerous. The theme of love is contrasted by violent metaphors in both poems. “Ropes on the back of my hands I could strangle with”-Havisham This is another example of the pain of love and it is particularly effective as it shows the extreme physical tension within “Havisham” and describes the pain of love as a driving force of murder.
“Marginalia is defined as, “marginal notes or embellishments (as in a book) or “nonessential items” (merriam-webster.com). In this poem, Billy Collins reflects his thought on the people and their important as they find certain notes in the margins of the book. Poet begins with explaining that how notes in the margin are “ferocious” and “skirmish” against the author. By these words, he means that notes in the margins are very irritating, cruel, and argumentative. These notes serve against the author as they directly challenge.
The phrase ‘heart fit to break’ links to the iambic tetrameter breaking as the speaker’s heart is breaking, and so does the pattern. Form is used to tell the story of ‘Porphyria’s Lover’ as the rhyme scheme shows the instability of both their relationship, and the lover’s apparent lack of sanity, whilst the iambic tetrameter shows that Porphyria’s lover is heartbroken because of this. The structure of the poem is another useful aspect that Browning uses to tell the story. ‘Porphyria’s Lover’ has been written in one long stanza, rather than in lots of stanzas. This not only builds up the excitement in the reader, but also builds tension as to what the lover will do and when.
'Bayonet Charge' is a poem by Ted Hughes and it focuses upon the negative points of patriotism. The Structure This poem is in free verse which adds to the feeling of panic and irregularity to the poem. Hughes also uses a lot of enjambement, caesura and end stopping to control the pace of the poem. In verse 1, a lot of caesura and end stopping is used to create a slow pace and show how there is no action and that the verse is just scene setting. Contrastingly in verse 2, enjambement is used which gives the feel of panic an rush and gives you the impression of action.
In the beginning, when Achilles is the hero, there is a very angry and harsh, almost scary, tone when reading the poem. Now, with words like soft, pity, touched, and gently, the whole mood has changed to this sad, lonely and sort of soft feeling. The last thing I noticed about words having similar meaning is the words: together, one, universal, and they. These selected lines from the poem are the two completely different men coming together and mourning, surely out of understanding of what the other is feeling. These words throughout this passage just solidify that even
For example, in the poem “Cross”, the tone of the poem is anger at the beginning. The first line "My old man's a white old man", is expressed in an angry tone. Author prefers an unrespect words ‘My old man's' instead of ‘Father' (Poem A, line1), which shows the angry tone of the poem. And the author cannot find his self-identity, so curses both rich white father and poor black mother to express the angry tone. But in line 3, the author wrote that, “I take my curses back”(line4) and “I am sorry for that evil wish” (line 7).
/ Does it dry” (1-2) and “syrupy sweet” (7), and his use of the repetition of the question “Does it…” in lines 2 and 6 as well as his irregular rhyme scheme and rhythmic quality cause the reader to become frustrated, as they are driven forward only to fall into a pattern almost recognizable. In the last line, Hughes uses one final question and violent language to underline the importance of the fact that these dreams must not be put aside. The inherent power in the dreams will “explode”