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

Compare in the 2 poems how a sense of nature is created

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Compare and Contrast how nature is presented in the 'Storm on the Island' and 'Patrolling Barnegat' poems? These two poems are similar in overall object but it contains different points of view, Seamus Heaney writes in an autobiographical tone, showing that he is in the poem. But Walt Whitman has to try and make us feel like we are there. Both of the poems are about a storm but in Storm on the Island the storm has not yet hit shown by 'We are prepared'. ...read more.

Middle

In Patrolling Barnegat the rhyme scheme 'running...muttering' shows disorder. Nature in patrolling Barnegat is presented by showing it as it has no order 'Wild, wild' also it is shown by personification 'the roar of the gale' beneath the storm there is the sound of the wind. The waves are shown as 'trinity lashing' it is like a demonic trinity drives the storm. The language is very aggressive 'Demonic, roar and savagest'. ...read more.

Conclusion

In the second part, when the storm actual arrives the language is more violent 'exploding and bombarded'. The sea is referred to as an animal 'tame cat turned savage'. The last few lines seems like the island is under attack, it is an extended metaphor. 'We just sit tight' shows us that he is referring to a fighter jet attacking. 'spaces of salve' reveal that there is simultaneous gunfire and it is like space is bombarding the island. ...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. Analysis of "Mr Sookhoo" and "A Cat Within"

    "A Cat Within" ends with the Exorcist withdrawing into his room but reminding the Shopman that he will request his pay later. This reminder could be read as a covert threat and a prelude to a life-long blackmail project the Exorcist hopes to embark on.

  2. How does Shakespeare present the contrasting characters of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth in Act ...

    In addition, I believe that Macbeth is starting to feel guilty about what he is about to do, he knows he does not want to but have to do it. Macbeth also tests Banquo's loyalty to him,' If you shall cleave to my consent, when 'tis, It shall make honour

  1. Discuss and compare how atmosphere is created in Victorian ghost stories

    A quote that can support the theme of hell is: "just then there came a vague vibration of the earth and air, quickly changed into a violent pulsation and an oncoming rush that caused me to start back", this shows that this character is not use to trains (most likely because of the era (period of time)

  2. How does seamus heaney reveal his culture in poems "Digging" and "follower"

    Heaney uses his chain of thoughts in a very orderly way and describes the potato picking days from his past, he goes into detail about how the potatoes smelt and the sound of the 'soggy peat'. He then ends with a stanza much like his first, yet within this stanza

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