A Woman Troubled When first reading “Edge”, one will immediately be able to note that the poem’s flow is very peculiar. This is, in a very large part, due to the brevity and abstractness of each stanza throughout this piece of work. Plath is immediately able to make the reader think by organizing the flow of the poem in such a unique style. At first it is hard to pay attention to the contents of the poem without being distracted by the organization of it. Although it may appear pointless at first, there is a reasoning behind the structure and stylistic tendencies; “Edge” conveys a very dark and a very bleak tone throughout its entirety.
It may appear pointless at first, but there is a reasoning behind the structure and stylistic tendencies in this poem. “Edge” conveys a very dark and a very bleak tone throughout its entirety. This can be shown through some very subtle, and some rather obvious events throughout the poem.
This story is only about the madness of one woman, yet it seems to make a general statement about the condition of all females. The mental illness eventually consumes the narrator as her creativity gets taken away. There are even some clues as to the narrator foreshadowing her own illness. The wallpaper symbolizes this in many ways. One of the way it does this is through the feeling of the narrator feeling “trapped.” After feeling trapped for so long she starts to identify herself with the figure behind the wallpaper.
After reading "The Author to her Book," it helps to know about the author's background. Anne Bradstreet wrote this poem after she had received her recently published book. The problem was that she did not want her book published. In her eyes, it was unfinished and full of mistakes. In the poem, she treats the book as a child and uses a satirical tone.
“She wanted a little room for thinking” (1) is how Dove begins her poem, and this automatically lets the reader know that the female subject of the poem has been troubled by something, or someone. This line alone portrays the gender of the poem, and it welcomes the reader into the life of this woman who desires to reflect on whatever has been troubling her. By using the pronoun “She,” as opposed to “I,” Dove looks in on the life of an unknown woman and not on the life of her own. Throughout the poem, we learn about this woman’s miniature escape away from her daughter, Liza, and all of the responsibilities that come with being a mother. The poem’s title also tells the reader that this stressed woman is in search for something not within reach.
Esther Greenwood is the main character in the Bell Jar. Esther suffered from mental illness and struggled against depressive environment and continuously aggravated madness that led to her suicide and death (JRSM. June, 2003). I ague that Esther’s mental illness was aggravated by her internal pressure and depressive environment in which she lived. The first internal pressure that factored in triggering Esther’s madness is the death of her father and the hate for her mother.
On this poems her emotional distress and her darkness though become more tactile. Sylvia feelings of despair made her believe that that she will fail as a poem writer. Sylvia was able to transmitted her pain into her
Prufrock is feeling confused and overwhelmed by the adversities of life so his thought probably has the same types of characteristics. His thoughts lead to ambiguity such as at the start of the poem. "There you go then, you and I"(...
It also implies an emotional separation growing from the beginning of their parting. For the speaker says, “Pale grew thy cheek ... ... middle of paper ... ...ht than an actual rhythm. The use of abrupt sentences and fragments gives the poem a generally choppy and even sound which is another way of letting the readers read the fast paced internal dialogue. The poem relies heavily on the associative meaning of a word in addition to the literal meaning; For instance, words such as dismantled meaning negative, robotic and the word; invention meaning feeling artificial, novel; and pity meaning how the speaker has given up. Therefore the tone for this poem is helplessness, tragedy, anger, hurt, sorrow, sadness, etc.
This is illustrated not only through the use of paradox, but also through imagery, and the poem’s structure. Throughout the poem, the speaker only gradually reveals his or her discontentment with the course his or her life as taken. At the outset, the speaker still clings to the notion that his or her situation is temporary, as a sort of validation for his or her disappointing station in life. However, as the poem progresses, he or she begins to express more outward discontentment. This is expressed through repeated images of the mundane and of “the ordinary” (16), which evoke a sense of hopelessness, stagnation and permanency in a situation that was originally a temporary fix.