The theme of grief is shown throughout the poem Morning in the Burned House , which is set in post-apocalyptic times. Margaret Atwood visits the themes grief and loss of innocence in her poem. The poem starts off "In the burned house I am eating breakfast. You understand: there is no house, there is no breakfast" Repetition is seen here using the word breakfast, as she is emphasising no one is around and there is no routine as the lady is out of place and is confused. With the first couple of lines the poet is telling us that she is a liar.
The Raven is a poem by which the narrator was passing a difficult time because he has recently lost his love Lenore. He is in a ebony place passing his grief as he receives a black bird (a raven) into his room. When the narrator start talking to the bird the bird always answered him but just with one word that was "Nevermore". The time the narrator was passing by that moment was nothing easy at all, some people take it very harsh and of course anybody can understand it. Being in that situation leads you to many paths like some people can cry and cry for days, others will be sad and be by themselves until they don't feel down anymore, some other people would like better be surrounded by their loved ones and friends, others will lost their consciousness just like the narrator, and even some other people would just go to the extreme by killing themselves.
Winter and summer storms are characteristically very different. In winter storms, there is often mindless shrieking winds, and they occur quite often. However, summer doesn’t usually have that many storms, so when one happens, it seems to always happen with strong intention. Thus, using this word choice to describe the setting of the scene gives the reader the impression that there is a motive in the events taking place. Hence, adding to the idea that the results of the situation are inevitable.
Autumn, other wise known as fall, is the time of being an adult, no longer carefree but responsible of our lives. A time when the world strengthens itself for the next cycle of life when nature begins to fall asleep. This is now the stage in which we are matured, yet our wisdom continues to grow as we plan for our future and also how the world prepares itself as well. For example, the last stanza focuses on the departure of the season and the welcoming of the winter evidenced from the third line "while barred clouds bloom the soft-dying day, and touch the stubble-plains with the rosy hue," (Keats and Motion, 15). Meaning, the appearance of the sky begins to show signs of change.
To begin, both pieces have themes that create a sense of loss through the main character actions. The main character of ‘All Summer in a Day”, Margot experiences the loss of the sun and she frequently does things to show that she misses the sun. Bradbury writes “All day yesterday they had read in class about the sun. About how like a Lemon it was , and how hot. Nad they had written small stories or essay or poems about it:/ think the the sun is a flower, the blooms for just one hour.
The weather itself is dull and deserted, insinuating the very slow, draining toll that comes from these repetitive, stagnate winters. The “udders of glass” for example, paints a very dehumanising image of this draining effect mentioned above. Transtromer has created several scenes full of a cold silence to the extent of timelessness. The poem itself contains no movement, only several timeless events, beginning and ending with stillness. This is once again where Transtromer has created contrast with the Nordic
The poet describes the season as if it is a beautiful girl “sitting carelessly on a granary floor”. Or she is “drowsing with the fume of poppies”. How beautiful Keats has described the autumn’s scene. He sees the wheat as the girl’s hair which is “soft-lifted by the winning wind”. In the second stanza Keats describes autumn as a woman.
“Shaking in every limb, I groped my way back to the wall; resolving there to perish rather than risk the terrors of the wells of which my imagination now pictured many in various positions about the dungeon.” The narrator is scared of what may be in the dungeon, since he cannot see anything. He does not know what is in this dungeon, so all he can do is imagine what is in here and how he is going to be executed. This relates back to my theme of the uncertainty of life and death, because the narrator does not know how he is going to die, but the narrator is doing whatever he can to avoid it. “Down-steadily down it crept. I took a frenzied pleasure in contrasting its downward with its lateral velocity.
This is because our narrator is suffering from severe depression. A depression that was probably caused by the loss of Lenore that he mentions within the second stanza of the poem. “...vainly I had sought to borrow-- from my books surcease of sorrow-- sorrow for the loss of Lenore. For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore -- Nameless here for evermore.” (L. 10). He says here that he is turning to his books of forgotten lore to wallow in the pain of losing Lenore.