Summary Of The Poem Hour By Christian Hawkey Analysis

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Abstract This research article mainly concentrates on the syntactic level of language. The writer has internalized the grammar of the language in which he creates literary works. A lot of structures are at his disposal. He leaves some and picks up some others to transform his experience into a literary artifact. He has no inhibition to violate the usually accepted norms. However, the violation is resorted to by the poet, only to create an extraordinary poetic effect. The poem “Hour” by Christian Hawkey is subjected to a syntactic analysis to highlight some syntactical devices employed by the poet that would enable us to discover and appreciate the poem. The title of the poem connotes some particular hour which poet is experiencing when the metamorphosis from a human into a mole. The poet has used mainly…show more content…
This is evident from the consecutive repetition of the syntactic pattern “O my beloved what”. After stepping into the animal world by moving through the tunnel, the poet mole-is now able to see the other mole: “O my beloved shovel-nosed mole”. The description of “shovel-nosed” reveals the poet’s proximity with the animal-mole that nearness enables him to open an affectionate channel and invite the attention of the animal-mole with the series of affection-charged interrogative syntactic structures with a view to sharing the animal’s space and concern. Since the poet carries his worldly experience as a human being even after the transformation that consciousness continues to function in the mole body that he has assumed now. The poet-mole offers itself to clean the soil from animal moles the “black, sightless eyes”. It goes further with another offer of massaging the animal mole’s “tiny, webbed feet” with fine oils. All these show that his surrealistic experience is ever-tied to his human
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