Come Up from the Fields Farther and Belfast Confetti

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Come Up from the Fields Farther and Belfast Confetti In this essay I will compare the two poems, “Belfast Confetti” and “come up from the fields farther” and show, how they show how they covey the feeling of helplessness. Walt Witmens poem “come up from the fields farther” was written in 1880, Ciaron Carson’s poem “Belfast confetti” was written in 1985. War in both the poems, creates a feeling of helplessness although they were written at almost 100 years apart, and written about different wars, no matter what they do they cannot change a thing. I will demonstrate how despite the differences in time, both poems are very effective in exploring the theme of helplessness. In the poem, “Belfast confetti” the narrator in the poem is the poet himself, though in “come up from the fields farther” the narration changes from the daughter and the mother talking to the poet talking himself. “Belfast confetti” title is both positive and negative. It is ironic because Belfast is place of terrorism and war, yet confetti is the stuff to celebrate happy times such as weddings. ...

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