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comparing Havisham and Laboratory

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Literature essay comparing Havisham and Laboratory Both 'Havisham' and the 'Laboratory' are very similar poems, they are both love stories in which they have both been hurt by their lovers and are both free verse poems with no rhythm. "Beloved sweetheart bastard," these three words show Havisham's feelings towards her lover, 'beloved sweetheart' means that she still loves him but 'bastard' means she hates him for what he has done to her and turned her into. In the Laboratory she makes a poison to kill of any women that get with her lover so that she has no competition "He is sure to remember her dying face!" ...read more.


since then I haven't whished him dead" "a red balloon bursting" use of alliteration, this red balloon is his heart she also uses violent imagery "ropes on the back of my hands I could strangle with." But Havisham only fantasizes about killing him; in the Laboratory she makes a poison to get rid of any competition so she can get revenge on her lover "grind away, moisten and mash up thy paste, pound at thy powder - I am not in haste!" she also fantasizes of what she could do "had I but all of them, thee and thy treasures, what a wild crowd of invisible pleasures!" ...read more.


After Havisham was ditched at her wedding she never recovered this led to her sitting in her chair in her wedding dress not doing anything or going anywhere just sitting there wasting away, smelling and putting her self down "Spinster. I stink and remember. Whole days in bed cawing nooooo at the wall;" this is good use of onomatopoeia and gives the reader a view of what she was like and what the smell was like. Whereas in the laboratory her lover leaving her made her annoyed, angry and is set upon to get revenge for leaving her, she doesn't drown in sorrow she makes sure that he gets what he deserves. ...read more.

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