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Compare the ways feelings are presented in two poems from List A and two from List B.

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Compare the ways feelings are presented in two poems from List A and two from List B. A- Hitcher, Kid, Anne Hathaway, Salome B- The Laboratory, On my first Duchess, On my first Sonne, The Affliction of Margaret Feelings are presented in all poems; across all areas of literature. Poems are essentially a poet's vehicle in expressing their personal opinion, exploring a wider message. These feelings are exemplified via the clever use of structure and language techniques. 'Hitcher' by Simon Armitage, 'The Laboratory' by Robert Browning, 'Anne Hathaway' by Carol Anne Duffy and 'On my first Sonne' by Ben Jonson all express feelings; although many of the prominent themes contrast each other. The structure in 'Hitcher' consists of five 5-line stanzas all of which contain a similar sentence length pattern. This common structure is reflective of the society the narrator lives in; the society he resents - " I'd been tired, under the weather" showing us the protagonist's critical approach to society in that the working world causes you to have to follow a certain axiom. 'The Laboratory's' structure is also set around a certain number of lines, which in this case is four. ...read more.


Similarly, 'On my first Sonne' is written as a eulogy to his son and "his best piece of poetrie" highlights the poets feeling of only picking up on fond memories, admirable aspects of their loved ones. Jonson also uses rhyming couplets such as 'joy' and 'boy' and 'such' and 'much' to portray the respectful feeling the poem inherits. In contrast 'Anne Hathaway' has no rhyme scheme; but instead of mocking Shakespeare it merely shows the beauty of the relationship and how the couple required no added extras - "the next best bed" - were needed for their love to work. Armitage uses language as a tool of presenting the feelings within the poem. Contrasting language such as "blowin in the wind" and "bouncing off the kerb" are used to highlight the estranged mindset of the twisted individual and how psychopath's minds are continuously changing; often appearing very normal in places, although still capable of the nefarious attitudes. The personification of the 'ansaphone' 'screaming' shows the frustration the driver merits; this is ironic in some ways as being a malingerer you'd expect him to enjoy life seen as he fakes ill just so he doesn't have to go into work. ...read more.


Duffy uses nouns such as "forests, castles, torchlight, clifftops" to suggest the love they shared was fantasy like and how it couldn't be compared to anything imaginable. "Living laughing love" is alliteration used by the poet to show that their love was very much memorable. The word 'living' may also relate to the fact that Shakespeare lives on in her heart. The frequent sexual references such as "shooting stars" and "a verb dancing in the centre of a noun" once again highlighting the extreme emotions the two felt towards each other, as well as suggesting that Shakespeare's writing managed to exist in parallel. Jonson uses language to express his love in the high level of praise he exerted towards his son. The poems title incorporates the word 'Sonne'; this sounds similar to the sun, which is often used as a happy and optimistic metaphor, again eulogizing his son. Alliteration such as his "best piece of poetrie" is soothing to hear and give the poem a sense of felicity; although his son his dead, he is in fact in "the state he should envie?" Altruistic feelings such as "to have so soone scap'd worlds" with "and fleshes rage" I feel are used to reflect the complex yet beautiful personality of the 'son'. ...read more.

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