As this poem is written in free verse, a lack of clarity is implied, showing the impact of losing a relationship on the speaker . Pathetic fallacy is a technique Duffy employs often in this poem, talking of ‘darkening sky’ and ‘endless nights’. She has also used personification, claiming that the clocks have ‘stole light’, this is a metaphor for the inevitability of change and emphasized the insignificance of human resistance against time. Duffy was a practicing Catholic in her school days and though no longer Catholic, her language retains a pious quality especially evident in the use of light as a motif. The connotations of light are widely understood which allows Duffy’s poetry to be widely accessible.
Shakespeare's poem also has a loving mood. He explains that no matter what happens his love for his lover will never fade an he will always be by her side. This makes the reader feel his loving mood toward her. Making his poem have a tone of appreciation and loving mood. Unlike in the poem What my lips have kissed, and where, and why by Edna St. Vincent Millay has a depressing tone.
Carol Ann Duffy also uses sibilance in this poem, for example; ‘shifted, wish, stirred’. This represents the resurrection of a body and the movements of it. Looking at how Carol Ann Duffy uses short sentences, it seems like she is using an angry tone of voice, going on and on, for example; ‘Nobody died. Nobody wept. Nobody slept…’ as if she is emphasizing to the readers that the poor women are just like nobodies, (relating to the poem ‘Anon’ by Carol Ann Duffy from Feminine Gospels).
Truthful and emotional, Edna St. Vincent Millay’s “Pity Me Not,” reveals a powerful view on the aspects of love while using multiple rhetorical devices such as anaphora, diction, and metaphors to promote her message. These rhetorical devices covey the scene and its true meaning. In the text, a prevalent phrase used that is considered an anaphora is “Pity Me (not).” This phrase shows the feeling of despair and how the hopeless speaker has just given up on everything. Love, but truly painful and eye-opening heartbreak, has really affected the speaker. In addition, the diction presented in this poem along with the metaphors add to this message.
All through the book he discusses Covey with the utmost distaste, and yet, for a moment, he sympathizes with the man as if to find reason for his actions. Implying that all the deceiving Covey had done now, came back to him and that was why Frederick felt pity for the him. This could be seen as Coveys negative karma finding its way back. Throughout the passage the rhetorical and stylistic choices Frederick Douglass used convey a disgust towards a character who's actions set forth a series of events and the likemindedness he hopes to acquire from his audience. Metaphors, parallelism and emotional appeal are examples of the strategic ways Frederick expresses his
Furthermore, Doyle uses this metaphor to show the magnitude of emotional connections in a person’s life that creates this vulnerability. Ultimately, Doyle uses a pessimistic view of life to express the constant risk of vulnerability that people
Duffy uses dramatic monologue to effectively show the womens point of view. In the title Duffy hasn’t given miss havisham any title before her name, and has subtly just titled the poem ‘havisham’. This might have been done intentionally by her in order to not draw any attention to her martial state and to
Edgeworth often uses contrasting diction in this excerpt as to reflect the contrast that Hervey feels within himself. For example, she uses the words “admiration” and “dread” near each other to describe Belinda, his love interest, showing how his thoughts toward the girl are confused and that there are fighting emotions within himself. This is apparent again in lines 51-53, in which it is noted that Hervey is “charmed” by Belinda, yet he is “inclined to despise her”. The difference in diction creates a muddled tone which is reciprocated in the knowledge of the reader, as well as in Hervey’s own being. While Hervey feels himself wanting to love Belinda, he does not want
The way Roald Dahl uses strong words like “peculiar, compelling, queer,” it adds to the theme of power of words. “And now a queer thing happened to him.” This line shows the sudden change of tone that the reader will experience. The power of words not only happens in the story, but the author uses it to help influence the reader. It helps build the emotion of the reader and what they feel about the future at the Bed and
The World 's Wife The world 's wife by a Scottish Poet Carol Ann Duffy is a set of the poems that was published in 1999. In her Collection, Duffy usually tries to focus on the gender issues between man and woman and men 's violation against women. Carol Ann Duffy uses the dramatic monologue to show the female perspective in the famous historical stories. Duffy wants to represent a woman voices in these stories by rewriting them. Throughout the history women was considered a passive secondary character in the famous Greek myth and fairy tales and all of these stories shows the stories as a perspective of male.