The ocean symbolizes wilderness, paradoxicality and the shore is an epitome of calm. It is an object of profound mystery and is enriched with many symbols. It highlights nature’s paradoxical nature through ocean. It is the protagonist which shows its masculine heroism and has a direct impact on individual. At one point of time the distressed men on boat are deeply plagued by doubts and are left adrift at sea without anyone to comfort them during their bouts of fear.
Hope lingers in the extract in deciding their fate. A taunting and aghast tone drifts throughout the extract personifying, the ocean, mocking their chances of survival especially as their chances with fate start to become clear. Although, their chances of fate are mocked Crane does not provoke the dangers surrounding them and takes the men stranded in the ocean seriously and neither does make light of it. The sense of hope of survival derived in the opening lines of the extract when the captain states “there don’t seem to be any signs of life” on the shore. Cranes choice of the phrase “signs of life” is commonly referred to loss of life which suggests their course of fate is closer than
Coleridge and Wordsworth’s first intention was to write together, but shortly Wordsworth realized that their styles are not matching so well. Most of the poems written by Samuel Taylor Coleridge explore a mystical and supernatural world. Unlike William Wordsworth, who collaborated with Coleridge and concentrated on the everyday world of the present, Coleridge turned out to the romance and mystery of the past. At the end, Wordsworth only contributed to the poem with the recommendation of killing the albatross to change old sailor’s fate and Coleridge wrote an allegory in which sinister and grotesque images form a distant past have on everyday reality. Day after day, day after day, / We stuck, nor breath nor motion; / As idle as a painted ship / Upon a painted ocean / Water, water, every where / And all the boards did shrink; / Water, water, every where / Nor any drop to drink.
The immense natural power of water is in constant focus within Synge’s and O’Flaherty’s stories. The wonders and dangers of them are unavoidable; on one hand, you have men of the Aran Islands forced to brave the sea for the survival of their families. On the other, you have this magical lake that people believe to be bestowed with dark and divine power. Ironically, both tales contain contrasting themes that parallel at specific moments, emphasizing on the thematic nature of the subject matter. Within Riders to The Sea, the water acts as a source of anguish and comfort, with seemingly more power than God.
Synonyms of the word open are exposed or vulnerable. Open could also mean approachable or available. From both perspectives, it is evident that by giving the narrative the title, the open boat, the narrator defiantly used the word open to symbolize the real state of the happenings in the sea, from the fact that water could easily get into the boat, the occupants could not prevent the cold of the night from getting to them and that even the sharks could have easily attacked the occupants of the vessel. It is evident that the goal of the crane was to bring out the fact that the four men were in a vulnerable situation, a situation that pushed them into a position that made them see things from a different perspective. Something that they had never done before.
Many know how the classic fisherman’s story goes: patient waiting that results in the catching of a fish, but not just any fish. A huge fish. A fish bigger than expected or imagined. A “whopper”, so to speak. However, in her poem “The Fish,” poet Elizabeth Bishop rejects the common sequence of events that occur within the fisherman’s tale and instead, through vivid imagery, reverent diction, and contradictory comparisons, pushes the assertion that even the seemingly weak and battered deserve respect for their survival and the hardships they have endured.
In this situation, there love was not actually coveted by winged seraphs of heaven. However, the gothic author uses this figurative language to portray how precious there love was to the author and evokes strong feelings from the audience. This signifies what kind of impact and change was going to be brought upon the narrator’s life, which may have been the author’s purpose to share his experience and how his own personal life changed after the loss of his wife. Another instance is in “The Fall of the House of Usher,” which is about a mysterious and eerie mansion. The narrator is lead here because of his friend, Roderick, who sent him a letter and is having a difficult time mentally and almost seems possessed by an evil spirit.
Wyatt had a very dramatic background where he was married to Elizabeth Brooke but this ended due to adultery. He was then imprisoned for an alleged affair with Anne in the tower of London. This dramatic background has an impact on his poem ‘My galley’ and can be seen through his use of imagery and poetic techniques. Similarly to this Don Paterson’s poem “The Wreck” is also a love poem about troubles in a relationship, but Paterson’s background was not as dramatic as Wyatt’s and so reflects on his poem “The Wreck” when comparing them both. The reader can see the troubles of the relationship in the poems ‘My Galley’ and “The Wreck” with the use of imagery the poets present to the reader.
For instance, in the poem the speaker said; “Such waltzing was not easy…” (4). This was a metaphor since the speaker was explaining that the father’s and speaker’s relationship using the waltzing and this defines the poem since it shows that the father and son’s relationship was not good. In addition to this from the poem on the line (3), “But I hung on like death...” is a simile to compare that the boy was hanging on his father and was inexorable like death. Thus, the speaker chooses different wording since it helps to frame the poem and provide better comprehension to the reader and as a reader the wording had a great impact on me. In case of this poem, the author’s descriptions showed me that sometimes parents do not accomplish their roles and give their children maximum affection hence creating weak bonds in their
Nevertheless, he does not listen and instead breaks her heart. Basil also utilizes candor when discussing Dorian’s change and corruption due to the influence of Lord Henry. Basil wishes, “I want the Dorian Gray I used to paint” (Wilde 79). Here, Basil addresses that main character is not the same innocent person that he once was. Overall, Basil just wants the person he used to know, but his friend does not understand the harmful effects of being under the influence of Lord Henry.