Hard Rock Returns To Prison Analysis

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Explication of ' "Hard Rock Returns to Prison” In the society, people focus much on heroes to see whether they will fall or remain as heroes. The poem ‘Hard Rock Returns to Prison...’ is a narrative tale of life in prison. ‘Hard Rock’ is a hero in the prisons. Every member of the prison are out to see how he has lost his lobotomy. The surgical operation he had gone in his forehead makes him lose his status as a hero in the emotional reaction of despair as other prisoners watch. In analyzing this poem, the main point of focus is that the poet achieves a contemplative mood by listing surface events that are emotional in nature. Looking at the structure of the poem first, the poem has 42 lines or sentences. Most of the sentences are complicated with the poem employing the use of verb-nouns in a normal way. The poet also includes some enjambment, some end-stopped lines and a title that precisely explains what is going on in the poem.…show more content…
The group is very observant on the activities of ‘Hard Rock’ because they are less courageous than he is. The poet employed this technique in order to explicitly narrate the story to the audience. According to the persona and the way he narrates, all the audience do not the story thus he is out to inform vividly.
About tone in the narrator’s voice, there is a combination of nostalgia and despair. The same applies to his attitude towards the main character in the poem ‘Hard Rock’. The persona is actually sympathetic in attitude and expresses this for himself and the other prisoners. Even though the other prisoners may not have the same opinion as his, the narrator’s voice appears firm and reliable and thus expresses his feelings about the whole tale. The last stanzas of the poem show that the events are straight in the poem even if emotions are not. For example, the narrators say
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