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Comparison between The Doffodils and The Darkling Thrush

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Several poets wrote about nature, compare and contrast The Darkling Thrush and Daffodils and explore the individual's relationships to the natural world. The Daffodils and The Darkling Thrush In The Darkling Thrush the speaker is not changed nature and hence doesn't acknowledge the beauty of it at all but in The Daffodils the speaker is moved greatly by the beauty of nature and everything that surrounds it. In The Daffodils the rhythm is an unstressed, stressed iambic tri-meter pattern likewise with The Darkling Thrush, this enhances the sense of harmony of the poems. The rhyme in both poems is similar; it gives off a sense of harmony and regularity of the subject. ...read more.


In The Daffodils there is use of religious imagery with the adjective "host" this suggests that the daffodils are like a host of heavenly angels and are therefore have such an amount of beauty it is almost God-like and when the speaker looks at the daffodils it is like they have changed his life, almost the way Jesus would change a Christian's life, whereas in The Darkling Thrush there is not any religious imagery but death imagery and lack of life for example the adjectives: "weakening," "corpse" and "ancient." In The Darkling Thrush there is a sense of disharmony at the start and is shown in the adjectives "scored" and "lyres." ...read more.


In both poems there is a regular rhyme scheme even though both are different they both suggest a sense of harmony, in The Daffodils it's the flowers and in The Darkling Thrush it's the harmony of the song of the bird. In conclusion at the end of The Daffodils the speaker is so connected with nature it seems unreal but in The Darkling Thrush the speaker has not changed even though there is a small bird singing it's heart out and yet the bird has nothing to be happy about in itself and yet it is happy. The bird has no impact on the speaker at all, it is ironic as the bird can see hope and it's an animal and yet the speaker can't and he is human. ...read more.

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