In Shakespeare’s Henry VIII, Cardinal Wolsey undergoes a series of tone changes while considering his sudden downfall from power. On a deeper level, however, the tone changes represent stages of loss; therefore, the soliloquy is an accurate account of how the Cardinal is psychologically affected by his downfall. Through several poetic devices such as allusion, figurative language and tone, Shakespeare explores Cardinal Wolsey’s immediate psychological effects due to a sudden fall from grace. The first tone established by the excerpt emphasizes that the Cardinal’s first response to his dismissal is anger, making readers doubt his intentions as a Cardinal. The passage begins with “So farewell” (1), an amphibrach foot, which stands in opposition
‘Plath perceives the domestic life as restrictive and a complete obliteration of her own self-worth’. Using ideas of feminist theory from the critical anthology to inform your argument, to what extent do you agree with this view? As a female poet subject to 1960’s patriarchy, Plath’s domestic and professional claustrophobia were inevitable. Married to the successful poet, Ted Hughes, she was incessantly reminded of the artistic restraints assigned to equally talented females. Plath’s poetry, looking particularly at her ‘Collected Poems’, illustrates the consequential disorientation and loss of identity caused by such patriarchal dominance, demonstrating sentiments of disgust as she is forced to adopt certain gender stereotypes in ‘Morning Song’ (1961).
Empson said that: „The machinations of ambiguity are among the very roots of poetry”(Surdulescu, Stefanescu, 30). The ambiguous intellectual attitude deconstructs both the heroic commitement to a cause in tragedy and the didactic confinement to a class in comedy; its unstable allegiance permits Keats’s exemplary poet (the „camelion poet”, more of an ideal projection than a description of Keats actual practice) to derive equal delight conceiving a lago or an Imogen. This perplexing situation is achieved through a histrionic strategy of „showing how”, rather than „telling about it” (Stefanescu, 173 ). It is true that Keats wished to make progress in philosophy: one reason for this was that he believed that an epic poet must be a philosopher. Apart from the passages in his letters where he talks of his philosophical
Andrew Marvell uses hyperboles, rhyme schemes, and synecdoche to develop a theme of carpe diem in a coquettish manner in "To His Coy Mistress". The speaker uses unequivocal diction to persuade his mistress to lose her virginity to him. Throughout the poem he attempts to impress upon her that she should stray away from her coy mentality with him because life is too short. The narrator shares the consequences of not acting on the lust for her that he expresses. Hyperboles are used throughout this piece frequently.
This acts as a form of irony because running is usually perceived as an act committed to gain freedom. If running is said to be useless it suggests that the persona in the poem is feeling an immense sense of entrapment. Additionally, entrapment is displayed again in the sixteenth paragraph where “nets of the infinite” and in the seventeenth paragraph where the persona is “roped in at the end”. The intensity of the persona’s feelings are amplified here because the feeling of entrapment in the poem is very intense. Thus, the identity of the persona in the poem is created with the limitations felt by the persona.
Truthful and emotional, Edna St. Vincent Millay’s “Pity Me Not,” reveals a powerful view on the aspects of love while using multiple rhetorical devices such as anaphora, diction, and metaphors to promote her message. These rhetorical devices covey the scene and its true meaning. In the text, a prevalent phrase used that is considered an anaphora is “Pity Me (not).” This phrase shows the feeling of despair and how the hopeless speaker has just given up on everything. Love, but truly painful and eye-opening heartbreak, has really affected the speaker. In addition, the diction presented in this poem along with the metaphors add to this message.
The internal emotions of world destruction on the stance of a broken relationship shows the unstable insight in Ms. Plath’s mind and her appalling emotions hints to a depressing character. This mirage of poetry with the underlying depression and overwhelming subjectiveness needs to be cleared up for the betterment of the course, the students, and the institution
The collective body of Sylvia Plath 's poetry demonstrates definitively her mastery of her craft. Plath has been criticized for her overtly autobiographical work and her suicidal pessimism, however, close study reveals that her poetry transcends categorization and has a voice uniquely her own. As Katha Pollit concluded in a 1982 Nation review, "by the time she came to write her last seventy or eighty poems, there was no other voice like hers on earth" (Wagner 1). In works such as "Lady Lazarus," "Daddy," and "Morning Song," Plath relates her own painfully experiences in the form of dramatic monologues using a persona who eventually triumphs over adversity by regaining the self that had been lost before the struggle of the poem. According to Plath, the narrator of "Lady Lazarus" has "the great and terrible gift of being reborn .
Explication of William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 130 This sonnet dramatizes the conflict between appearance and reality, specifically drawing attention to the excessive use of romantic cliches in literature during the elizabethan era. William Shakespeare uses similes and metaphor to compare the speaker’s mistress to that of unpleasant and insulting attributes. In doing this, Shakespeare makes a joke out of the traditional conventions of love poetry at the time and their unrealistic nature when describing women. The nature of these comparisons give the reader a sense of discomfort and the volta within the concluding couplet cause the reader to reevaluate the sincerity of the falsehoods riddled in typical poetry regarding love. The sonnet begins by addressing the speaker 's mistress and how her plain attributes compare to stereotypical romantic bodies in literature.
The main difference is there emotion towards mother hood. Plath has a ambient emotion like she shows love when she says “Fat gold watch” while she also shows sadness and struggles when she says are safety” she is also honest about it which is clearly shown when it says “I’m no longer your mother “she is surrealism while Duffy is showing pure feeling through her poem like when she wrote a extended metaphor relating to light which symbolizes innocence beauty happiness for example it stated as a candle until it ended as a full moon The use of the tool enjambment is differently use though out the poems . in Duffy’s poem applies enjambment to show a new stage of development in her daughter’s life where as in Plath’s poem a applies enjambment to show the to the ending ending of the poem when the sun rises up, the structure in Moring song is also written in short term while Duffy is in long-term. Plath and Duffy both describe there appearance but differently , Plath uses aural imagery which also suggest how far she feels form her baby she feels as if it wasn’t her baby and stresses out as a new mother as she says “Victorian nightgown” and “cloud that distills a mirror” while Duffy enjoys being a mother