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


Extracts from this document...


Monolouge Commentary The poem is entitled "Monolouge", written by the poet Hone Tuwhare.Written in the first person, we learn that it is about a low classed worker, and his working conditions The charachter is a very settled man , who enjoys his job and appreciates his position. There is an emphasis on how much he wants to be close to the doors and why. The poem consists of eight stanzas, which vary in size. It is written more like a prose, as there is no rhyming scheme. Also, there is the effect of enjambent, which gives the poem a more serious tone. The poet uses the word door eight times in the poem, because he wants to emphasize thee importance of it to him. ...read more.


Stanza's five and six are the only ones with no reference to the door. This leads to a change of tone and subject. In stanza five, he talks about the luck of the succesful workers, and the facial expressions of the unlucky ones, which he sasy he "cannot easily forget". This is a hint that it relates to the poet's personal experiences, and that he has most probably been unlucky or unsuccesful in an event or job. In the sixth stanza, the speaker relates to his own fortune of working in his position, and states his fears about the job. He is scared that the company will employ new people, and has a chance of getting fired. ...read more.


The last line is "incase an eartquak occurs or fire breaks out, you know?". This concludes that the author is a very paranoid man, whit what he says in the sixth stanza, his bad thoughts about losing his job. The last two words of the poem, "you know", could have several meanings. It could be a way of speaking to the reader, it could be a plea for understanding from the speaker, or it could show aggressiveness to people who are contradicting him. As a conclusion, I think that the poem was a good, well written one, using repetitions and words that helped portray a good image of the speaker. The effective use of imagery also helped picture the conditions of him, and helps the reader understand about the feelings he has towards doors. ?? ?? ?? ?? Enis Fesci 7th September 2008 ...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

    Of Mice and Men Essay

    4 star(s)

    After telling the others, they all anxiously go on the search for him, however, George knows where to find him, getting to him first. George headed to spot he told Lennie about, and surely, he was there. When Lennie saw him, his face lit up and although he was expecting hell, he was glad to see George.

  2. One Art Commentary

    In the fifth stanza, she describes the loss of things with huge importance, "two rivers, a continent". Bishop continues the patter of possessions increasing in importance, by describing things which affect thousands of people. She seems to have reached things of the highest importance but finally in the last stanza,

  1. SPECSLIMS essay

    However the writer does use a lot of enjambment. The poem is more staid. It is also relevant to the tone of the poem, sad and melancholy, to not rhyme as rhyming develops a more joyful tune/mood. Also, "Lament" is a song which is why it is so staid and does not rhyme that much.

  2. Essay Monolouge

    The word 'kneading' shows how the industry is constantly working, without any breaks, which shows the constant effort in which workers need to put up with in order to earn their low waged salary.

  1. Monologue Hone Tuwhare. It is a narrative or a Soliloquy of a ...

    Further by saying that the smoke 'rises', the poet shows the continuous movement inside the factory or workplace. Machines are 'thumping' and 'thrusting', clarify the bad condition of the people by not only describing the noise in the surroundings but also by showing exactly how the workers are being treated as they are being smacked and shoved around.

  2. Rising Five

    At the same time it demonstrates how the stored energy releases with vigour and speed, and exactly how the spring itself enjoys this hurried state.

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