People often underestimate the importance of the things they have until they no longer own them. The speaker in The River-Merchant’s Wife: A Letter is a young married girl who recalls her lonely younger days and her regrets of not spending enough time with him, now that her husband goes away. The poem is melancholy, beautiful, and pleading. Throughout the poem, the longing of the wife for the return of her husband is sorrowful and miserable. While the original poet of the poem, Li Po, writes it with proper poetic form, Pound uses a different tactic to align with the context of the poem.
Séamus Heaney's Mid-Term Break Séamus Heaney's "Mid-Term Break" is among the few poems that have emotionally moved me. The writer uses many techniques including similes, metaphors and beautiful lexical choice to convey the sombre and miserable situation of his brother's death. In this essay I am going to analyse the language of the poem and discuss, in more detail, the techniques used to convey the real sadness of the situation. "Mid-Term Break" is a very emotive poem in which Séamus Heaney reflects on the untimely demise of his little brother Christopher and explains what was going through his mind at that time. The poem's title suggests a holiday but this "break" does not happen for pleasant reasons.
Exploration of Family Relationships in The Sick Equation, Looking For Dad, and Long Distance Analysing the poems "The Sick Equation" and "Looking for Dad" by Brian Patten, it can be observed that both texts share the theme of loss, family relationships and separation. Another poem with this theme is "Long Distance " by Tony Harrison. In these poems, the writers' feelings and emotions are similarly conveyed through their use of linguistic devices and techniques. Although the poems are alike in theme and meaning, the situations, language, style and structure are very different. The poem "The Sick Equation" relates how the poet missed out on so many opportunities with love in his life, as a result of the influence that his parents' crumbling relationship has had on him.
Sharon Olds’ poem “Late Poem to My Father” exposes the profound effect that childhood trauma can have on someone, even in adulthood. The speaker of the poem invokes sadness and pity in the reader by reflecting on the traumatic childhood of her father, and establishes a cause and effect relationship between the abuse he endured as a child and the dependence he develops on alcohol as an adult. The idea of emotional retardation caused by childhood experiences is not uncommon, especially in our modern world of prevalent substance abuse, dysfunctional families, and child abuse. However, Olds’ poem is a moving testament to this tragic loss of innocence due to the powerful imagery she weaves throughout the first half of the poem. In addition, Olds skillfully uses figurative language and deliberate line breaks throughout the poem to develop the dismal sorrow her speaker feels while reflecting on the childhood of her father.
The poet does this hoping that readers will feel sympathetic towards these women and spreading sadness through his poem. Style is the special way an poet c... ... middle of paper ... ...”-Line 8; the ‘d’ sound being repeated. A second example is “heart hung humble”-Line 23, where here the ‘h’ sound is repeated several times; this sound is heard as if someone is heavy heartedly exhaling which is relevant to the mother who has lost her son. Lastly, “great is the Battle-God great”-Line 10, in this line the ‘g’ sound is being repeated. The lyrical organic poem “Do not weep, maiden, for war is kind” by Stephan Crane has many poetic and stylistic devices incorporated in it.
After the death of his spouse Emma, he questioned his long and unsuccessful marriage, regretting his lack of passion as explored in the final lines of 'After a Journey. Hardy writes about marriage as a reluctant compromise between two people. I have decided to concentrate on three main poems: 'At Castle Boterel', 'The Voice' and a poem that I found interesting while doing some background work called 'After a journey'. As these poems best help show how Hardys loss is the real driving force behind his creativity. 'At Castle Boterel' is written mostly in a sombre and sad tone, then becoming philosophical and finally regretful in the last stanza.
Poetry for Students also states, the tone in this stanza and throughout the poem is dark and bleak (297). Various lines in the poem “When We Two Parted,” rhyme, but there is no dependable outline throughout the poem as one piece. In the first stanza Byron lets lines one and three (parted and hearted), lines two and four ... ... middle of paper ... ...ken away. By means of poetry, Hughes is able to convey to readers what emotions he was feeling as he was going through his heartbreak and loss of his secret love. By writing the poem, “When We Two Parted”, Byron creates an atmosphere of sadness and regret of getting involved in a discreet relationship with a woman who he inevitably couldn’t trust.
As realised ... ... middle of paper ... ...curately portray a bittersweet account of his grief and inability to forget the death of his son. In conclusion, the poetic achievement of “On My First Son” has been realised by accounting for the tropological and figurative elements of the poem, along with the emotional sentiments and conciseness of speech. Jonson’s works accentuates the grief and guilt felt by a father, in losing his only son. By writing in a concise meter that exemplifies the elegiac form, Jonson ends his poem on a consoling note, stating that he will not love anything more than his son. However, Jonson’s final rhyming couplet can also be interpreted, with the meaning that he will never love anything again, as it will only hurt him in the end.
Additionally, the vocation of ‘O’ supplicates to a ‘God’ or a ‘Higher Deity’, strengthening the unborn child’s plea for love. The t... ... middle of paper ... ...ntle into that good night’ fully portrays the suffering of the poet by the repetition of ‘rage’ and the villanelle used in this poem allowed him to build the poem gradually. In the last stanza, the poet became personal and shifts tone from danger to despair: ‘I pray’ implies the helplessness of the poet. Suggesting there is nothing he can do but plea a religious figure, which strongly reflects the amount of suffering and pain caused by losing his loved one. These two poems are linked together by the idea of suffering created by love, this love is ironic because both poets are causing themselves to suffer more by pushing themselves to the edge.
“I saw, in gradual vision through my tears The sweet, sad years, melancholy years Those of my life, who by turns had flung A shadow across me. Straightway I was ‘ware’ So weeping, how a mystic Shape did move.” (Lines 6-10) Elizabeth confuses me with her emotional roller coaster. At the last four lines of her poem, she becomes happy or pleased once again to find that what was at the end wasn’t “Death” at all, but love “Behind me, and drew me backward by the hair And a voice said in mastery, while I strove,- “Guess now who holds thee!” “Death,” I said, But, There, The silver an... ... middle of paper ... ...for a man no matter what and she knows for a clear fact that he will be there for her until the very end. “I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight For the ends of Being and Ideal Grace. I love thee to the level of every day’s Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight I love thee freely, as men strive for Right I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise” (Lines 2-8) Elizabeth Browning was a great and famous writer of her time.