Alfred Prufrock” by T.S Eliot, the audience is introduced to an extremely lonely man who has a hard time with making decisions in fear of failure. There are literary and modernistic devices such as imagery, similes, allusions and stream of consciousness used to express the themes of this poem. From the title and the beginning of this poem the audience is lead to believe that this poem is a love story, however, early on there is a change in the topic and the poem focuses on death from that point forward. The message that is being conveyed in this poem is not to waste your time in life. This message is very clear because Prufrock is a perfect example as he wasted a lot of his time by not truly living to his full
From that couplets, we understood that he feels deserted and lonely. From the “deserted one” in Spanish it is called as abandonado. Word that ends with ‘o’ is used to describe a man as it is a masculine word meanwhile the feminine word is abandonada. The personal traits of the speaker is ambiguous and the poet do not reveal much of the speaker’s personal details such as his job, his outlook and status. But the dominant trait I can get from this poem is that he is a very emotional loving guy in terms of he is still loving his ex girlfriend even
Background To analyze the poem critically, it is very important to understand the milieu in which the poem was written, because this poem is highly autobiographical expressing the mental state of poet at that time. Earlier, he was a close associate of Wordsworth and was highly influenced by his views of nature but later at the time when this poem was composed his unhappy fate led him to contradict wordsworthian stance of nature. When Coleridge composed this poem, he was suffering from deep emotional dejection because of domestic discord and crises in creative imagination. His unfulfilled love for Sara Hutchinson and opium addiction worked havoc for his poetic powers. These events brought him to such a despondency that he felt himself separated from nature and drowned in an endless dismal pain.
Now speaking about role of memory, it has certain properties depending on the type of poem we are writing. If we want to write a melancholic poem, certainly we would be digging up sad memories from our past. similarly, if we want to write a blissful poem, happy thoughts and memories would be recollected. According to Wordsworth, he feels that memory plays a very important role in developing ones imagination. In the poem, Tintern
By doing this, he puts emphasis on the words “I did not speak out”, therefore creating a tone of regret for not helping his peers. Niemoller also uses pauses in his poem. These pauses, such as “and i did not speak out ---” show Niemoller 's silence toward the groups the Nazi’s were taking. He shows his regret for these silences in the last sentence, “Then they came for me---and there was no one left to speak for me”. Lastly, Niemoller uses Parallelism in his poem to create a tone of regret.
In the end, he states “and so live ever or else swoon to death” (14). He accepts the fact that death is inevitable and he chooses to spend his dying days in the arms of his lover. Similarly in “When I have Fears,” Keats expresses his emotions towards death, except this time, from the perspective of a poet. Through alliteration and personification he relays his fears of not being able to write all his knowledge on paper and his fears of death denying him fame and love. As with “Bright Star,” by the end of the poem he comes to terms with death.
The man is suffering alone creating a more depressing and harder suffering for the man and the matter that he is the one to carry the responsibilities and pain. In the other hand Auden makes the subject of the poem “we” and “they”, although, this isn’t actually stated but its known throughout the poem, as in the last line it quotes “looking for you and me” this obviously indicates that the suffering is being shared by two people. Auden also ends each stanza with “my dear” to show that there is love between these two couple and that this woman is very valuable and cherished to this man. Therefore, this shows how close the couple are and that the pain is common between both of them. The couple in Refugee Blues have each other to share the pain and reduce the sorrow between them which certainly reduces the suffering, as in Disabled the man is suffering alone making it harder for the man compared to the couple in Refugee
We reflect on ourselves. Some poets use figurative language to express their emotions and this then makes the reader relate to them. In the poem, “He died from a broken heart,” by Cassanova, the reader can relate to the Author because of the use of figurative language that shows the immense love he had for his significant other. In the poem, the main character falls deeply in love with a girl. In the first stanza, the author writes, “He always wore a frown, till he seen the angel across.” The author uses a metaphor to compare the girl to an angel.
Death is now being pitied when the speaker says in line 4, “poor Death.” As rest and sleep play a role in the poem, Death are those two pleasures of life, which now make him a pleasure when life is at an end. Likewise, Death not only is compared to the pleasures of life, he is portrayed as a slave to everything that kills but himself. Finally, the speakers last words in lines 13 through 14 acquire the meaning that Death is to be worried about dying and being forgotten. “Death, be not proud” feels as though it’s a gloomy setting because
The expression of joy in the poem is but a casually mentioned subject, whereas the psychological fear of death remains a permanent obsession. It becomes more manifest at the end of at the end of this book, while it is rolling on the slope. The awareness of the pain has been curbed artificially, though smothered by the poetic delicacy. (Git. 18).