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Look again at the poem Remember which is about death and relationships, also look at the poem Remberance which is of similar themes. Look closely at the way the authors have used imagery and structure. Compare and contrast how

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Look again at the poem "Remember" which is about death and relationships, also look at the poem "Remberance" which is of similar themes. Look closely at the way the authors have used imagery and structure. Compare and contrast how each feels about death and their relationships. Which poem makes a more powerful appeal to your emotions? Give reasons for your answer. Each of the poems "Remember" and "Remembrance" have the similar themes; death and relationships. "Remember" tell us of a story of a female who is in an impossible relationship that is so bad that she seems to think that her only escape is suicide. She writes to her partner telling him not to grieve for her. The line "Better by far you should forget and smile Than that you should remember and be sad." ...read more.


I can feel her pain, being a person who has lost someone dear to me, I went through a stage of my life where I didn't want to do anything. I didn't even want to go outside. But I am just glad that it did not get to the point where I considered suicide. When writing these poems each woman must have had to dig deep down into their feelings to create such emotive poems. Christina Rossetti's father died in 1854, this could have been a very big inspiration for her to bring up so many emotions when writing such a poem. Emily Bront� Also lost her mother which is a very good source of emotions to write with. Each writer has had some experience with death which might be the reason why the only thing they can see as a solution is death itself. ...read more.


A poem being all squashed together makes it had to differentiate one line from the other. My personal preference between these to poems for the one than appeals to me in the emotive way would have to be "Remembrance" as I can relate to the kind of pain the narrator is going through. The writer has used such emotive language and really made the effort to connect with her own feelings which is a very hard thing to do. And to write them down and make them make sense is a type of magic in itself. A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language. Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful and this poet understands that and has somehow tapped into her own language and written her very thoughts down. So on that note I conclude that "Remembrance" makes the most powerful appeal to my emotions. Megan McBride 10F ...read more.

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