Compare how tension is presented in the two poems. Tension is presented within Catrin through the poet; Gillian Clarke, and her child. However, due to the fact that no names are used apart from the title it can be interpreted to any reader with children in order to broaden the range of the audience ( also because there is no specification of gender). The tension is seen in two different ways within the two stanzas. The tension presented in the first stanza is due to childbirth, and the pain and difficulty involved with that.
The poem is a murder ballad, with a song-like rhythm and feel. The passage that I have chosen is from the start of the poem Victor, and sets the background for the events that happen. It has an abcb rhyming theme, sounding much like a nursery rhyme, which gives the impression of mockery, and an almost comical juxtaposition. These rhymes in this passage are all full rhymes. All the stanzas in the passage consist of quatrain.
The first stanza of the poem introduces the setting of the poem as well as the addressee, the lady bed spacer. The first 2 lines of the poem present a paradoxical statement which shows the size of the apartment. “To stretch out arms and legs in your bed set in your narrow constant corner” is not only paradoxical in the sense that she is stretching out in a narrow and cramp area, but this also establishes the tension between the lady bed spacer and the apartment. Aside from this, the image of the arms and legs is also used as a metonym for the lady bed spacer, yet through the use of metonymy the she is objectified and reduced her entire being into just a body. Meanwhile the third line of the stanza presents the reader with an image of the physical
The second speaker who was also the listener interrupts and questions the main speaker about their thoughts on whether or not the beat is a happy beat. The listener may perceives jazz as literal happiness. These two lines stand alone to possibly stress that happiness is not the outcome of their current situation. The next stanza is critical to the meaning of the poem. In this stanza there is repetition.
This poem consists of two stanzas of five line each and both stanzas mirror each other in size and structure. The separation of the stanzas represents a shift from literal to figurative desires.
Additionally, each stanza in the poem obeys an AABB rhyme scheme except for the repeated stanza. The word which disrupts the rhyme scheme is “symmetry,” which magnifies its significance in interpretation. The word “symmetry” suggests that God will always maintain a balance between the dark violence of the Tyger and the peaceful sweetness of the
In this case, rhyming in the first stanza was used to catch the attention of the listener. In the end, He used rhyming to add emphasis on the main idea, which was there are only five years left, so live it while you can. Readers respond by becoming interested in the song more. David Bowie uses rhyming to aid the poem
In the fifth stanza the carriage the speaker is riding in is “paused before a House that seemed / A Swelling in the Ground-.” The house is actually a symbol for the speaker’s grave, but the use of this symbol allows the poet “to lighten the tone of the graveyard scene.” The use of the carriage pulling up to a house rather than a graveyard keeps the poem from taking a more ominous approach, and maintains the mood that was set at the beginning of the poem. The final stanza explains that “Since then -’tis Centuries-and yet / Feels shorter than the Day / I first surmised the Horses’ Heads / Were toward Eternity-.” This final stanza reveals to the reader that the speaker has been dead and living in eternity for centuries and the images that were shown in the first five stanzas were all memories from her trip from life into eternity. From this final stanza the reader can infer that in “Because I could not
The third stanza is the same as the others concerning the number of lines and the rhyme scheme, except there are no end-stopped lines. Line 9 is a traditional ambic pentameter, whereas line 10 and 11 are iambic anapestic pentameter, and line 12 is an iambic hexameter. From line 9 to 11, we understand now that the speaker didn 't make all these demands because it was a very famous person or something like this, but because he loved the dead man so much. He uses metaphors to show his love to the man who used to mean everything to him. He was his “North, [his] South, [his] East and West” (line 9) can mean this man was a compass to him, he guided him and always showed him the right direction and the right things to do.
One perfect rose is a form of rhyme scheme that expresses one women’s opinion about being in a relationship with someone. The first line is mostly about how the first meeting between a girl and a guy turns out as for love at first sight significance of giving a flower or flow’r, with no exchange of words. The second line is the way the flower was given to her by sensible men as the messenger that the man has chosen to give her flower. The third line is the description of the feelings that women react usually when giving a flower to a man she likes.For example, might felt warm feelings towards them and pure love as it finesses. The fourth line is the name of the poem, of a flower that is a rose is perfect to fit in a relationship, symbolize love.