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

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

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

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.

Middle

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.

Conclusion

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.

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

    Compare and contrast the ways in which war is presented in 'The Charge Of ...

    4 star(s)

    His body will become part of that land which he never knew about or knew about the reasons of war, he can never be returned home to his family and in the sky above his body, southern hemisphere stars different from home will be there for eternity.

  2. The threat of death presented in: Havisham, Hitcher, Laboratory, On my first Sonne

    The word "pray" usually suggests a ritual performed everyday to thank god however, in this context it shows how miss Havisham has spent her life wishing for death to the man who left her to and extent so that her eyes fill up with hatred hence "green pebbles for eyes".

  1. Analysis of Robert Browning Poetry

    wall shows how much he views her as one of his possessions. This is a very deluded point of view, as women were thought of as gifts of beauty not collectibles. He is also very matter of fact as he talks about her being "his" object then moves onto a subject that has nothing to do with love.

  2. The parent child relationship can have highs and lows. Compare how this is ...

    The general meaning of the poem is clear though some details may be ambiguous. At the start of the poem, the mother is in the labour ward in a city hospital, "as she stood in a hot, white room at the window watching".

  1. The poems On my first Sonne by Ben Jonson and Stealing by Carol Ann ...

    snowman even though he is only doing it to get a friend. 'Stealing' also states in the beginning of the final paragraph that he steals thing due to the fact of "boredom".

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

    Shakespeare also tries to make the Elizabethan audience jump as well because people did not like owls and crickets which they thought that they are horrible animals that bring evilness. She was still nervous when Macbeth arrived, 'I heard the owl scream and the crickets cry.

  1. War Poems

    Here, we are all wondering what's going to happen next, wanting to know if the soldiers will make it. This verse raises the tension. 'Flash'd all their sabres bare, Flash'd as they turn'd in air, Sabring the gunners there, Charging an army, while All the world wonder'd:' But as we

  2. Each of the six poems has a different approach towards death. Just as people ...

    Another view of death is shown in the next poem which is one of my personal favourites, ?crabbit old Woman?. It?s written by Phyllis McCormack in the voice of an old woman in a nursing home who is reflecting upon her own life.

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