‘Half-caste’ by John Agard deals with the satirising attitude shown by the protagonist towards a man who insults the protagonist for having parents from two different races. ‘Unrelated Incidents’ by Tom Leonard deals with a BBC reporter who announces that if he read the news in his native accent, people would not believe it. Both John Agard and Tom Leonard get their point across by writing their poems in their native dialect (their native accents), in order to show equality for all cultures. John Agard and Tom Leonard share two common audiences. Both poets lived in Britain and wrote about the difficulties of having a native accent which caused the protagonist in the poem to be discriminated.
The two poems, “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe and the poem, “i carry your heart with me(i carry it in my heart)” by E E Cummings, have similarities because they both have the same theme of love. In the poem, “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe, the author writes the poem in a very overwhelming and emotional way. In this poem, the author talks about losing someone that they love and having the person taken away from them. Even though the poem is very gruesome and mentions death, it still is very powerful due to the theme of love. In a passionate and determined tone, the author states, “But our love was stronger… Nor the demons down under the sea, can ever dissever my soul from the soul, of the beautiful Annabel Lee” (Poe 27, 31-33).
The Analysis of Sonnet 75 “One Day I Wrote her Name upon the Strand” or Amoretti sonnet 75 by Spenser is a brilliantly written poem in which he tackles the theme of death, love, and immortality. The title of the poem guides us to get an insight into what kind of incident the poet is about to narrate. It helps us to understand the setting of the poem since Spenser mentioned the word “strand”. We can imagine Spenser writes his beloved’s name on the sand. The idea of mortality is an obvious enemy to Spenser’s love which leads us to the theme of death in the poem.
In the poem “Iphigenia” by Alfred Lord Tennyson, Tennyson uses literature to paint a vivid picture of Iphigenia as defenseless and broken down To do this he applies a rhythmic style and powerful words to his poem. For example, in the poem “Iphigenia” it said, “I was cut off from hope in that sad place, which yet to name my spirit loathes and fears; my father held
Solitude At one point in anyone’s life, no matter how much friends ones have or how deep ones relationships with their love ones are. Loneliness is inevitable. Now, how anyone deal with it are different. As for Mark Strand, the poet, he developed this feeling of solitude and integrated it with in his poems, using it as a theme and represent it from three different perspectives in three of his poems: “Lines for the winner”, “Keeping things whole” and “The Remains.” In the first poem "Lines for the Winner" (Mark Strand, 1979), as the title suggested, is a poem related to accomplishment or how to accomplish certain goals. Strand claimed such thing came with a price and the pay is none other than solitude.
Her tone, here, seems to be controlling through the use of imperatives because she is concerned about him and his love. Burns also uses alliteration – “dark despair” which places emphasis on his emotions that he lost something that he could never have. Burns also repeats the last stanza to the first stanza which states that he is still that broken-hearted lover left in despair; the rhyming couplet being used at the end refers overall feelings and last words. However Rossetti shows no use of a rhyming couplet suggesting that there is unfinished
The lines that are in octameter are long and drawn out. This is because the narrator is dwelling on the death of his loved one, Lenore and Poe wants to convey that through this style of poetry. The cut final line of each stanza promotes a circular motion that the reader experiences throughout the duration of the poem. This leads the reader to believe that the narrator is in a downward spiral internally with this feeling of melancholy. This structure then leads us to suspect that the narrator is mentally unstable.
This outlined in the poem “Lyrical Ballads”, by not only creating a “myth of memory” but, by the necessary need for a familiar community (Thomson). In the poem “Tintern Abbey” the author expresses “Tintern Abbey” is Wordsworth’s experiment to consider how he himself copes with the loss of innocence and with the disappointment of the insufficiency of any “recompense” (Thomson). Wordsworth goes through a terrible loss and tries to use “Tintern Abbey” as a way of coping with the pain. Asides from nature bringing the speaker in the poem pain it also brought him joy. In the poem it cites that he feels a presence of joy of elevation (wordsworth 37).
Thomas Hardy was an English novelist and poet of the Victorian era. Hardy as a poet was very unique and through his poetry examined the constraints society puts on the lives of individuals and denounces those beliefs. According to W.H Auden “the primary function of poetry as of all the arts, is to make us aware of ourselves and the world around us”. Thus Hardy uses the power of his poetry to represent the commonplace in an extraordinary way this is evident in his poems “Hap”, “To an Unborn Pauper Child”, and The broken appointment” ,which teaches us about mankind’s feelings toward god , the perversity of fate in life and love which are common circumstances in our everyday life. Hardy uses the power of his poem “Hap” to represent mankind’s relationship towards god or a higher unknown force in the commonplace where man blames god for their pain and suffering.
As a prominent figure in the Romantic era, Wordsworth’s poem is expressed in plain English highlighting the free expression of the movement. While Love After Love is about dealing with the end of a relationship and how to help one’s self live a better life, written in a second-person perspective akin to the style of a self help book. At the deepest level, Walcott uses imagery to explore the themes of loneliness and self-discovery. The theme shared between Love After Love and Daffodils is one of loneliness, the two poems sharing a general narrative of describing their protagonist’s method of dealing with it. Wordsworth begins his poem with “I wandered as lonely as a cloud”, explicitly referring to the major theme in his work.