The tone could be interpreted as pessimistic and depressing because the majority of the poem focuses on Keats’ fear of death. However, if the reader views the last two lines of the poem in light which brings redemption, one might see that Keats merely wants to express the importance of this dominant fear in his life. He does not desire for his audience to focus on death, but to realize that man does not have control of when it comes. The poet uses poetic diction, a popular technique of the early nineteenth century. The poem also demonstrates formal diction that Keats is often known for.
A Poison Tree by William Blake is the perfect poem. It explains how hatred grows until it becomes very dangerous. Before, it becomes dangerous, it has to start off as something small, for example, you being angry at another person. “I was angry with my friend: I told my wrath, my wrath did end. I was angry with my foe: I told it not, my wrath did grow.” (lines 1-4) This is the first stanza in the poem, it introduces to you the difference between your friends and enemies.
We are presented with two juxtaposed attitudes in this poem and that would be the hope-filled attitude of the speaker pertaining to his lot in life and the attitude of satire that is displayed by the poet himself. In the end the message that conveyed through these conflicting attitudes is one that basically ensures the speaker will not be able to prosper in this life but surly have a chance to in the one after.
Prufrock on one hand cares too much on too small Clark 2 of things, for example in the stories he finds himself asking whether or not to ask this life changing question, and then directly after he can’t seem to decide if he should wear his pant legs rolled up or down. Prufrock wastes the entire poem agonizing over the possible answer of the question he is about to ask to the reader of the poem who would be his lover. His reputation is at stake because rejection is a great fear of his so throughout the entire poem he says things like, “How should I begin?” where he is so nervous about what the listener will think he can’t even start to say what he needs to. On the other hand, one of the main character’s in Dante’s Inferno” also cares about what people will think but his reasons are much more significant. Montefeltro said, “"If I thought that my reply would be to someone who would ever return to earth, this flame would remain without further movement.” When he said this he was basically saying that if he thought there was even the slightest chance that his honest story would get shared to people he knew of Earth he wouldn’t share how he got there.
This stanza by Collins is ironic because he forgets the name of the river that causes forgetfulness itself. The use of irony adds onto the theme because it shows that even the speaker forgets. The speaker in “Forgetfulness” by Billy Collins uses irony and personification to present the reader with the theme that forgetfulness is a part of life. In the poem “Forgetfulness” by Hart Crane, the speaker conveys ideas about forgetfulness to develop the theme of the poem with the use similes and metaphors; in the poem by Billy Collins with the same name, the speaker utilizes personification and irony to convey ideas about forgetfulness to develop the theme. Work Cited "Lethe 2 by Rocamiadesign on DeviantART."
I think that Sassoon was also bitter about the officers who gave orders although they knew nothing about what it was like in the trenches, and I think that Sassoon probably blamed them for much of the pointless deaths that occurred. Sassoon's resentment of the General comes through two lines of the poem. "And we're cursing his staff for incompetent swine" which is the fourth line, but does not hold any real impact until you read the last line of the poem - "But he did for them both by his plan of attack".
The Similarities and Differences of Dulce et Decorum Est and Disables The two poems I have chosen are Dulce et Decorum Est and Disabled. I felt that of the poems that I was given to choose from these two told a tragic and effective story of what war was really like. I have chosen Dulce Et Decorum Est because it describes the struggle of a group of people who have to struggle through the most extraordinary events day in day out. I have chosen Disabled because it shows the struggle of one man who everyday contemplates his wasted life. All he has are the memories but they seem to become more distant as the days go on.
Even though there are differences in the characters I will be exploring how confusion is caused due to the instability of their emotions such as grief, jealousy, anger and madness. ‘Education for Leisure’ is a poem about an individual who feels that they have been neglected by the world for too long and decides that it is now time for them to make a stand and become known by the world. They are a psychotic character who feels undervalued as a result of their treatment from others. They feel it is time to ‘play God’, It shocks the reader at the end as they are directly spoken to by the person in this poem as they say, ‘I touch your arm,’ this frightens the reader because it is the first time that they are addressed directly by the narrator. It seems that this person has a condition of some kind which gives him the compulsive urge to channel his anger through violence.
T.S. Eliot exposes the reflections and emotions of J. Alfred Prufrock in this poem about his Love Song. Eliot does this in such a manner that Prufrock himself would not be capable of expressing, due to his rationale of showing the reader Prufrock’s diffidence throughout the poem. The attention of the reader is drawn from the beginning by Eliot’s utilization of an epigraph, which is a short saying or quote placed at the beginning of a writing to imply a theme. Eliot’s method of an epigraph helps create an effective way for the readers to identify and notice Prufrock’s uncertainty and lack of confidence in the poem.
‘When We Two Parted’, written by Lord Byron, however, takes a different approach to the way that a love poem is usually written. The poet uses a quarrelsome style, in which he often uses verse to attack his enemies. This surfaces in ‘When We Two Parted’, as he emphasises the betrayal felt by a woman he loved. In this poem, the theme that runs throughout is loss of a love, rather than actually being in love. Lord Byron explores the link between love and loss, by directing the poem at an ex-lover.