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Comparative poetry essay The Horses and The Wind

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Comparative essay (The Horses and The Wind) -Ulfah Alkaabi "The Horses" is an unusual poem which talks of a future time when men will need to depend once again on creatures from the natural world, when we have destroyed much of our planet. "Wind" is a written by Ted Huges, it is a descriptive poem conveying the power of the forces of nature, using a series of poetic devices to present the reactions he experiences. The opening lines in each poem provide a powerful start. In "Wind" the poems with the idea of a house being like a ship tossed by the wind at sea. ...read more.


In each of the two poems, there is effective use of similes. In "The Horses" there is efficient use of simile to evoke the powerful arrival of the horses. The use of simile, to describe the horses, "We saw the heads / like a wild wave" heightens the sense of an overwhelming power, as if the people could be swept away by their strength. In "Wind" the similes are in use to demonstrate the strength of the wind. The author writes, "flexing like the lens of a mad eye" this is the idea of distortion of vision, this is caused by the power of the wind. ...read more.


In both poems, there is an effective use of sounds. In "Wind" the writer describes the hills, "the booming hills" this gives the hills a loud and powerful sound. It is repeated when the author uses the idea of the hills vibrating, "the tent of the hills drummed" it gives off a never ending sound of beating drums. In "The Horses" sound take a big role. The coming of horses was accompanied by sound - therefore breaking the silence - a sign of a new beginning? The "distant tapping" became a "deepening drumming" and then finally "hallowing thunder." Rather an awe-inspiring sound, overwhelming and all-pervasive - suggests a growing power. ...read more.

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