• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

analysis of "children of wealth in your warm nursery" by elizabeth daryush.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Children of Wealth In Your Warm Nursery. By Elizabeth Daryush This poem is a Patriarchal sonnet that consists of two stanzas- the first one is an octet in which the thesis is explained and the second one is a sestet in which a solution for the thesis is explained. The poem is about the children in rich families that are overprotected and lead luxurious and extravagant lives. The comfort that they get isn't as good for them as it seems but plays a part in making them ignorant and making them unprepared to face whatever calamities that may befall them. The poem which has a sober and didactic tone is written in second person narrative so that the message has a greater impact on the reader and the reader feels like he's been addressed directly. The poem begins with the children of wealth being addressed in their warm and comfy homes directly as in the first line of the poem which is also the title of the poem as in every sonnet. ...read more.

Middle

Winter is not something which is known just by seeing .. it has to be felt. In the same way, they [the children] have never experienced the hardships that some people face in this world. They have just heard about them. The pun pane describes the window and tells us that no pain can reach the children. If the window would have been single paned the children would still be able to feel the cold air that would seep in. thus we see that winter and "cold" symbolize harsh realities of the outside world. The glass does indeed keep the children away and well protected from the harsh winter but it also keeps them away from the pains of winter and makes them ignorant which can be painful for them. Their citadel keeps them away from feeling and knowledge which is essential for the survival of human beings in the world as in the line "your citadel is safe from feeling and from knowledge too". ...read more.

Conclusion

In the next lines the poet warns them that of a possibility of a fire starting in their houses as in the line "today and yet perhaps this very night you'll wake to horrors wrecking fire your home is wired within for this in every room . The word "yet" in this line gives an effective warning sound. And if something like that does happen they wont be able to protect themselves and how ever will they escape? Their only way will be out of the window which unfortunately won't give way too easily because it's double paned. In the same way they won't be able to survive in the outside world because of their ignorance which is symbolized by glass. The poem ends with a very clear warning to the children of wealth making it clear that unless they don't seek and expose themselves to reality and experience the difficulties of this world they are going to be vulnerable to this worlds dangers. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Miscellaneous section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Miscellaneous essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Lady of Shalott Analysis

    4 star(s)

    She had to accept her fate and doesn't question who cursed her and why, "And so she weaveth steadily, and little other care hath she". By saying this, Tennyson may be telling us that at that time, women were forced to accept their fates and not question the inequalities of their life.

  2. Analysis of Warning

    But she expresses her desire to "make up for the sobriety of her youth". She consoles herself with the thought that others will accept her childish actions, when she gets old. Though the title and tone of the poem try to sound a big warning and create a sense of

  1. Comparison between To his coy mistress and Sonnet 116

    The main difference between To his coy mistress and Sonnet 116 is that To his coy mistress talks about lust while sonnet 116 is more about true love. To his coy mistress focuses on the corporeal and prurient side of love as it is a young man's effort to convince a lady to sleep with him.

  2. Poetry Analysis

    In "Porphyria's Lover", the narrator is a man talking about his lover and how much he loves her. In this poem, it shows that he is inferior as he has no power in his relationship which is abnormal in a patriarchal society as he has no control over this relationship.

  1. Monologue Hone Tuwhare. It is a narrative or a Soliloquy of a ...

    care about anyone except for money and profits, this has been clarified as 'more people' than they can 'cope' with are brought from 'other lands' just so that they will work on lower wages leaving much better profits for the employers.

  2. english literature

    He examines the ways in which meanings or interpretations are constructed in a class room community, "with particular emphasis on the ways in which a group can negotiate among competing interpretations"(86). In Readings and Feelings, Bleich presents" a detailed account of his teaching techniques during a typical semester"(Berg 269).

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work