Piano And Poem At Thirty Nine Essay

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Abdelrahman Both poets, D.H. Lawrence and Alice Walker, have presented their thoughts on memories and feelings in “Piano” and “Poem At Thirty Nine” by the incorporation of themes such as nostalgia, grief of losing someone they love, and the relationship between a child and his or her parents. Both poets have used language, poetic, techniques that developed these themes in both of their poems. Firstly, D. H. Lawrence had used many poetic techniques like juxtapositioning, personification, enjambments etc. in his poem. The poet used personifies the piano as he said “ the tinkling piano our guide.” This shows that the poet is saying that the piano is his “guide” as he is travelling through his memories, back in time; this tells us the piano signifies his mother whom he is missing as he is listening to the poem, He also uses imagery to describe how long back in time he had traveled as he said “Taking me back down the vista of years” This describes and emphasizes that the poet had travelled or went back to a really far time as the word “vista” means a long, narrow view as between rows of trees or buildings. In relation to that, Alice Walke had used enjambments in her poem…show more content…
In “Piano”, the piano take D. H. Lawrence back in time to his childhood and an evidence of that would be what he said in his poem “Taking me back the vista of years”. This added nostalgia to the poem; this helps him convey his emotions as this tells the reader how much did the poet actually miss his mother. In “Poem At Thirty-Nine”, Alice Walker goes back in time ,as Lawrence did, as she said “since I was born”. After “since” in the beginning of the poem, the poet talks about her father; this nostalgia helps her tell the readers how much she misses her father. Walker is remembering him in the poem and talking about and describing him which helps the readers understand her emotions towards
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