He uses personification in lines 10 and 18. Line 10 says, “ He made that poor piano moan with melody”. The musician in the poem is making the piano moan, but pianos don 't moan. However, the sound of the piano makes the speaker feel like the piano is moaning. Line 18 says “ I heard that negro sing, that old piano moan-”.
Here Gretchen’s flamboyant but unfaithful lover, betraying her affection and depriving her of peaceful happiness, has forsaken her to face her bitter fate alone. Gretchen moans in her solitary anguish: “Meine Ruh ist hin, Mein Herz ist schwer.” The music seamlessly voices the distressing sadness felt by Gretchen. Accordingly, the occasional erratic outpourings of passion are scored evocatively beautiful and menacing while the monotonous hum of the spinning wheel, literally imitated in the accompaniment drones on. The piano adapts to the song of the maiden, harmonizing the sadness of Gretchen. The lied, conforming to this melancholy, echoing the emotions felt in her voice – an illustration of intimacy and compassion of love’s fateful delirium.
Yet, at the end of the play, and throughout its majority, the set is grim, characteristic of Tom's sad memory. Music in the play can be symbolic or simply add to the emotion of a scene. In scene four, "Ave Maria" plays softly in the background, symbolizing Amanda's duties as a mother. Throughout the play, music swells and recedes with the rising and falling of the characters' emotions. For example, as Tom is confronting his mother with the reality of his sister's handicap, "the music changes to a tango that has a minor and somewhat ominous tone" (687).
Throughout Hedda Gabler and Madame Bovary death is a common motif. The use of unnatural death by Henrik Ibsen and Gustave Flaubert allows the authors to breakdown the main characters and reveal their true personalities. The deaths of Emma Bovary in Madame Bovary and the death of Hedda Gabler and Ejlert Lovborg in Hedda Gabler are the climax allowing the reader to learn about the characters in the text. Emma, or Madame Bovary, died after taking poison given to her by an admirer. Her lifestyle had forced her into debt, as well as adultery, Emma felt that her only escape from her self-proclaimed “boring life” was suicide.
Hamlet’s decision to avenge his father is affected by social, psychological and religious influences. Once Hamlet has learned of his father’s death, he is faced with a difficult question: should he succumb to the social influence of avenging his father’s death? The Ghost tells Hamlet to “revenge his foul and most unnatural murder” (1.5.31) upon which Hamlet swears to “remember” (1.5.118). Hamlet’s immediate response to this command of avenging his father’s death is reluctance. Hamlet displays his reluctance by deciding to test the validity of what the Ghost has told him by setting up a “play something like the murder of (his) father’s” (2.2.624) for Claudius.
The line 'some nights better, the lost body over me, my fluent tongue in its mouth in its ear then down till I suddenly bite awake.' This shows she sometimes dreams of her lost lover, but when she awakes the bitterness and hatred returns. My Last Duchess is about the Duke of Ferrara, talking to the go - between arranging his next marriage. He shows the man a painting hidden behind curtains of his previous or 'last' wife. The poem is very conventional as it uses iambic pentameter, rhyming couplets and enjambment.
The Significance of Music in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman Human emotions are something that we seldom find a way to express clearly: from simple hand gestures, to a disgusted face. To understand his novel more thoroughly, Arthur Miller uses the most understandable method of comprehension, music, to express the emotions of the characters in his play, "Death of a Salesman". The characters, Willy, Linda, Biff, Happy, and Ben, have a certain style of music and instruments portraying them to show the reader what type of emotional person they are. The beginning of the play starts with a soft, sweet, flute medley that announces Willy’s gradual trek home from Yonkers. This slow tune of confusion ends abruptly as Willy comes home and tells of his troubles in Yonkers.
Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Juliet The slow introduction, which is the theme of Friar Lawrence, begins with a slow minor melody played by the clarinets, which imitates a Russian hymn. The strings then take over the melody and use suspensions. There is a modulation to the major and the strings and woodwind play together. The music modulates back to minor and the flute plays an ascending minor arpeggio whilst the harp plays glissandos. This is repeated.
Homer Barron represented death because her wife killed him with some potion that she bought (Arsenic). Strand of gray hair also symbolized love lost meaning she lost both of her loves of her life. It also represented wisdom. Wisdom is a sight of getting old meaning she lived her life already. There’s another object that symbolizes cover up (Lime).
When looking out the window "she was drinking in a very elixir of life” (Chopin). The short story comes to an end with her husband walking through the door and Louise falls dead at the sight of her diminishing dreams. This well known short story is comprehended in many ways deciding the reason of Louise’s death and what “freedom” she experiences. Ego is the fall of many. In critical analysis, “Fatal Self-Assertion in Kate Chopin’s ‘Story of an Hour’”, Lawrence L. Berkove displays his view of Louise.