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Compare the poems "On my first Sonne", "The Song of the Old Mother", and "The Affliction of Margaret" in the theme of death and grief.

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Hyung-woo Cho English Compare the poems "On my first Sonne", "The Song of the Old Mother", and "The Affliction of Margaret" in the theme of death and grief. PARA1 on my first son The point of view, what is it about PARA2 the song of the old mother The point of view, what is it about PARA3 on my first sonne Structure, language, imagery PARA4 the affliction of Margaret Structure, language, imagery PARA5 on my first sonne Personal and poet's respond PARA6 the song of the old mother, the affliction of Margaret Personal and poet's respond The poem, "On my first Sonne" is the elegy that Ben Jonson wrote about the death of his first son, Benjamin. ...read more.

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Loads of the techniques such as use of structure, language, and imagery are used in the poem "On my first Sonne". The poem is in rhyming couplets abc and each line has got 10 beats to have the rhythm in the poem itself. In line 2, when Ben Jonson says "thou child of my right hand..." the right hand represents Jesus sitting on the right hand of God, that his son was the most important thing. He uses a rhetorical question about the reason why is man sad about death man should envy the dead in line 6, so that you can escape the world of suffering. Word "Fleshes rage" means diseases, so that it is A metaphor of bad state of being, and the miseries that the world has. ...read more.

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However, Margaret does not tell the audience the reason why the son left home, where is his father, and even the name of the child. She tells the audience such "well born, well bred" child has not returned and worries where he would be and what he would be doing. In stanza 4 she shows her grief that children never realize just how much parents worry about their children. I favour the poem "On my first Sonne" because the poem's grief about his son's death is featured very well. He also shows his confidence in the poem in line 10, "his best piece of poetrie". The theme of this poem shown in the last line, is that Ben Jonson "Loved his son too much", and from now on, he's not gonna love anything, anymore too much because it hurts too much when they leave. ...read more.

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