Differences between Author’s and Their Poems Comparative Analysis Between Bronte and Hardy Dealing with the loss of a loved one is very hard and sometimes brutal. There is losses everyday and people around the world mourn that the ones they love are gone forever. As we can see through the creative minds of Emily Bronte and Thomas Hardy loss is a challenge of everyday life whether it’s between the loss of a job, loved one, money, hope, and time. In Emily Bronte’s, Remembrance, the poem is between the losses of love for someone who died fifteen years ago. That the one who died is long gone and out of anyone’s memory. So, in this poem we see a loss of love. In Thomas Hardy’s, The Darkling Thrush, we see the loss of hope because of the turning of the new century because Hardy wrote this poem on December 31st, 1899. In another Hardy poem, Ah, Are You Digging My Grave, we see the loss of memory, and being forgotten. This poem is about a woman who was buried long ago and thinks that the digging above her is her loved ones sending flowers, but they have all forgotten her. Therefore, from the three poems as stated in the text above, what is the comparative analysis of loss between Bronte and Hardy? Firstly, going back to Bronte’s poem, Remembrance, what are the main themes of loss interpreted? So, this poem is about a girl who died fifteen years past the time the poem was written. It is about a lover of the one who past thinking about if it’s time to let go and move on in life and also to get married again and forget about his dead lover. He is at the grave site and thinks about the loss of his lover. The is also a the loss of time because the speaker spends fifteen years mourning the loss of his lover and doesn’t move on in life and g... ... middle of paper ... ... they didn’t go. And lastly, she hears more noises until a hole is dug and it’s her old dog. She is happy to see her dog, but even the dog has forgotten her because he merely digs the whole to bury his bone as a hiding place. So, the main themes of loss interpreted in this poem are loss of love, loss of hope, loss of memory, loss of remembrance, and loss of importance. In conclusion, there is definitely a comparison of all three poems with the theme of loss. One that I noticed in all three poems was the loss of hope. Hope because there is an optimistic view on life such as, what are we supposed to do after the ones we love are gone? Also, how do I move past the love I once felt for the person now buried. Or how can I look to the future since the past wasn’t the best. The basis of the poems written by the two different authors has some type of loss to write about.
Both poems are set in the past, and both fathers are manual labourers, which the poets admired as a child. Both poems indicate intense change in their fathers lives, that affected the poet in a drastic way. Role reversal between father and son is evident, and a change of emotion is present. These are some of the re-occurring themes in both poems. Both poems in effect deal with the loss of a loved one; whether it be physically or mentally.
Although both poems are set in the same environment, and that the visual structure of the poems are similar. Once you look deeper and analysis the poems it becomes clear that they have been written in very different styles, and very different but as powerful emotions running through them i.e. grief and resignment. One poet has a future to look forward to; the other knows that death is around the corner. One poet could not have for scene a death, the other is questioning weather the ‘black diamond dust’ was worth it on reflection.
Part I is particularly anecdotal, with many of the poems relating to the death of Trethewey’s mother. The first part begins with an epitaph from the traditional Wayfaring Stranger, which introduces the movement of the soul after death, and the journey towards the ‘home’ beyond. In “Graveyard Blues”, Trethewey examines the definition of “home” as a place of lament, in contrast to the comforting meaning in the epitaph beginning Part I, and the significance of the soul’s movement after death. The ‘home’ described in the epitaph is a place of comfort and familiarity, where the speaker returns to their mother. In contrast, Trethewey describes the ‘home’ she returns to after her mother’s death as a hollow place, the journey back to which is incredibly
As you can see, upon looking at both pieces of writing from a different angle, there is always the opportunity for different interpretations. It is certain that a deeper analysis will give even more possible themes and common topics. Now that you have seen how each of these can be read in more than one way, hopefully you can read other pieces of poetry, attain different meanings for them and have greater love and knowledge for poetry in general.
Heathcliff cried vehemently, "I cannot live without my life! I cannot live without my soul!" Emily Brontë distorts many common elements in Wuthering Heights to enhance the quality of her book. One of the distortions is Heathcliff's undying love for Catherine Earnshaw. Also, Brontë perverts the vindictive hatred that fills and runs Heathcliff's life after he loses Catherine. Finally, she prolongs death, making it even more distressing and insufferable.
These two poems may seem like very similar poems at first glance, but when they are picked apart line for line to find the true meaning, they are much different. The underlying themes of these poems aren’t even close to one another. One poem describes a moment that changed a teenager’s life, causing him to mature in the process. The other poem describes how nature, man, and technology can hurt and better each other. By saying these poems are the same simply because they are about animals dying would be merely scratching the surface of what these poems are about.
In comparison, Edgar Allen Poe and Emily Dickinson share the exploration of the same themes including but limited to aspects of life, love, death, and concerns for civilization. For example, Poe’s “The Conqueror Worm” is all about death and how it occurs. The last stanza of the poem starting with “Out-out are the lights-out all!” Poe portrays the fact that the narrator is about to experience pain which occurs after the body has decomposed. (Edgar Allen Poe) Poe’s “The Raven” uses imagery to convey death; “And the silken sad uncertain rustling of each purple curtain” (Edgar Allen Poe). In Dickinson’s “Because I could Not Stop for Death,” she speaks of death as does Poe in his writings. She includes that she has been approached by death and it has come to take her “for the eterna...
Emily Bronte’s Remembrance is about one who is reminiscing a lost love who had died. It is an elegy poem which is “a poem that laments the death of a person, or one that is simply sad and thoughtful.” Remembrance is also a lyric poem in which “expresses the thoughts and feelings of the poet.” The poem reflects the historical context of the 18th century and expresses the romanticism of the Victorian era. Bronte has influenced her 18th century audience and 21st century audience to connect to the tone and mood of the poem through the literary devices she has used, such as imagery and repetition. Through her use of these literary elements, Bronte has created a sense of heartache and remembrance for those who have experienced similar loss to the loss present in the poem. For me personally, these elements, along with the romanticism she has included, make me appreciate my life in that I have not yet experienced this heartache, and encourages me to realise how fortunate I am to have people in my life in which have a similar love for me as the speaker has for their lover.
The phrasing of this poem can be analyzed on many levels. Holistically, the poem moves the father through three types of emotions. More specifically, the first lines of the poem depict the father s deep sadness toward the death of his son. The line Farewell, thou child of my right hand, and joy creates a mental picture in my mind (Line 1). I see the father standing over the coffin in his blackest of outfits with sunglasses shading his eyes from the sun because even the sun is too bright for his day of mourning. The most beautiful scarlet rose from his garden is gripped tightly in his right hand as tears cascade down his face and strike the earth with a splash that echoes like a scream in a cave, piercing the ears of those gathered there to mourn the death of his son.
Both poems where written in the Anglo-Saxton era in Old English and later translated into English. As well as both poems being written in the same time period, they are both elegiac poems, meaning they are poignant and mournful.
This idea of memories being forgotten is when there is a mention of graves being lost in “Elegy for the Native Guard”. This is further reinforced in the line “All the grave markers, all the crude headstones – water-lost.” (44) While the poem does allude to the fact that these graves were destroyed due to natural causes, that of a hurricane, it is still significant. This poem demonstrates that society’s memory is not permanent, it can and will be lost
When considering the structure of the poems, they are similar in that they are both written loosely in iambic pentameter. Also, they both have a notable structured rhyme scheme.
The obvious comparison between the three poems is the theme of death. Both poets, in these works and many others, display a fascination with the death of themselves as well as the death of peers, and loved ones. Both Frost and Dickinson experienced a great deal of death throughout each of their lives. Frost’s greatest loss was the death of his son, which is greatly depicted in his poem “Home Burial.” Dickinson suffered the loss of many friends and family. She spent a lot of her time in her room looking out upon the headstones of these people.
‘The Remains of the Day’, ‘The Crucible’ and Hardy’s collection of ’1912-13’ poems allows us to question, why do people regret the actions that they once believed were the right thing to do? These texts also emphasise that people do not regret their mistakes until something goes wrong, or until they lose someone close to them, therefore one must question whether regret is a mechanism for coping with loss, or whether it reflects a sincere a...
Funeral Blues by W. H. Auden is a short poem that illustrates the emotions that he is dealing with after the love of his life passes away. The tone of this piece evokes feelings that will differ depending on the reader; therefore, the meaning of this poem is not in any way one-dimensional, resulting in inevitable ambiguity . In order to evoke emotion from his audience, Auden uses a series of different poetic devices to express the sadness and despair of losing a loved one. This poem isn’t necessarily about finding meaning or coming to some overwhelming realization, but rather about feeling emotions and understanding the pain that the speaker is experiencing. Through the use of poetic devices such as an elegy, hyperboles, imagery, metaphors, and alliterations as well as end-rhyme, Auden has created a powerful poem that accurately depicts the emotions a person will often feel when the love of their live has passed away.