Both authors convey these themes using the literary devices of diction, imagery, and tone. Both Williams and Shelley use the literary device of diction to convey their theme. In “A Love Song”, Williams writes that “the stain of love / Is upon the world”, showing how after one falls in love, they can never see the world the same again, because to
Throughout both poems, the writer makes use of these poetic devices in similar and contrasting ways to relay to the reader his inner battle with the concept of death. Within both pieces by Thomas, the reader can observe the struggle he has with death, but also that it is a concept he is familiar with and understands. In both poems, Thomas compares death, and time to nature. In “The Force ...” the poet delves into the concept of time and time’s effect on life and death. He compares death to a “wintry fever” (Line 5) expressing his animosity towards death by comparing it to something cold and desolate.
This is an important issue in our society how?, and one people need to be reminded of to bring attention to the horrors right in front of our eyes. The respective works by Michael Jackson and Bri Mar use rhyme, rhythm, rhetorical questions, personification and symbolism, to make popular works which leave definite and lasting impressions on audiences. 'Earth Song ' by Michael Jackson, was released in 1995 from the album HIStory: Past, Present, and Future, Book I, is about the Earth as trying to compensate for man 's mistreatment of the environment, the pain and wounds she has suffered. Jackson claimed in an interview at a The Third Ministerial Conference, 1995, "Environment for Europe" in Sofia: "It is my chance to pretty much let people hear the voice of the planet." (Unece.org, n.d.) This immense event could have inspired Jackson to create the song.
The two war poets Wilfred Owen and WH Auden both spectate different wars but presented the horrors of war; alienation, loss and desolation in their poems. Although “Refugee Blues” and “Disabled” both signify the same theme, each poet uses different techniques and styles to depict the leitmotif of their poem. The images portrayed in both poems give a great sense of tragedy and loss from different perspectives. Although the soldier is still living, he has to now experience a life of melancholy, solitude and adversity. Moreover, the tragedy in “Refugee Blues” is also a great loss as we realize how discernible discrimination was.
In the poem, “The Man He Killed,” by Thomas Hardy, he illustrates the theme of inhumanity and disgust that is consequential of war, by comparing two men, who could be grown together and are now fighting against each other for someone else’s cause. Feelings towards other people can also take a negative or positive role in real life whether it is a war or a normal life crime; people hurt each other in the way that can cause them to make a certain decision. Throughout the poem, Hardy uses the techniques of tone and word choice to get his ideas across the poem and focuses on the senselessness and futility of war, where a man has killed another because they were fighting on the opposite side of the war. In the beginning, there are many references to different ways that the speaker could have met his
He uses the poem to highlight the gross mistreatment of the soldiers, the immoral motives for war, and the lack of reasonable victory in relations to the Just War Criteria. He compares the harshness of the battleground to the sanctity of the church as he conveys his displeasure with how the young men were treated during the war. The use of metaphors and personification within the poem helps depict vivid imagery of the war and the conditions the soldiers faced as they served. Towards the end of the poem, Owen highlights the saddens among the relatives of the deceased soldiers, creating a bittersweet ending to the chaos that is
David Dabydeen’s Turner, is a postcolonial response to the authors of colonial atrocities. Dabydeen attempts to convey within his poem a society haunted by the injustices of the past which have been denied recognition and redemption from the prosecutors and historians themselves. Drawing on theoretical concepts of postcolonialism, hauntology and mid-mourning, Dabydeen’s Turner, attempts to highlight the agony and powerlessness of those who were, currently, and will soon be subject to, to overcome the curse of past injustices. Focusing on the physical and psychological marks the colonial project placed and continues to place on the body and psyche of the drowned slave, the narrative of agency being gained through death is problematize. As summarized by Steph Craps, David Dabydeen’s Turner, is essentially a poem which brings to the attention to the reader the immortal presence of past injustices.
Owen was taken out of the war where he began writing poems. He wrote his poems to show both his anger at the cruelty and waste of war. (BBC) Owen used this poem to show the misconception that war is. While people outside of the war thought it was honorable, soldiers like Owen himself, know how cruel and it really is. Through the use of imagery, figurative language, and tone, Owen is able to portray the misconception and cruelty of war.
Compare how the destruction of nature is presented in the texts “Lament” and “Report to Wordsworth” The poems “Lament” by Gillian Clarke and “Report to Wordsworth” by Boey Kim Cheng both present the destruction of nature through a multitude of techniques and features. Lament is a poem that presents the catastrophic effects of the Gulf War. The Gulf War has affected various things, namely the environment and ecosystems. Report to Wordsworth is a text written as a report to the man “William Wordsworth” about nature being destroyed by humans, and their indifference towards this. While the message of these poems are very similar, they present the destruction of nature in drastically different ways.
In the poem, ‘Disabled,’ Owen conveys the feeling of regret of going to war by the use of language and structural devices. Utilising a variety of techniques such as vivid imagery, caesura, timescales, contrast and varied stanza lengths to present the extent of the suffering and regret that the former soldier has endured because of joining war. The harsh consequences affect the individual greatly, loss of identity and purpose in life and premature ageing. Vivid imagery is used to show the former soldier’s struggles as a result of going to war. “…And shivered in his ghastly suit of grey…when glow-lamps budded on the light-blue trees,” shows this.