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This question is about feelings of sadness. Look at the Burial of St John Moore choose one more where there are feelings of sadness. With close reference to the way the poems are written compare and contrast how each speaker conveys his or her feelings of

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This question is about feelings of sadness. Look at the Burial of St John Moore choose one more where there are feelings of sadness. With close reference to the way the poems are written compare and contrast how each speaker conveys his or her feelings of sadness. Show which poem has the more powerful appeal to you emotions. The two poems I am going to use are `The Burial of Sir John Moore` at Corunna by Charles Wolfe and `Remembrance` by Emily Bront�. The poem, The Burial of Sir John Moore is a soldier's-eye-view of what initially appears to be the hurried and rather undignified burial at night of Sir John Moore in an unmarked grave and immediately prior to the retreat of his surviving forces by sea. The clear sadness in this poem is of a death, just what Remembrance deals with. ...read more.

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They still look up to him as the hero that he is. In the poem "The Remembrance", Bronte is talking about her partner that has passed away. Her use of first person narration presents the reader of very powerful descriptions about her love and emotions. The month of December is a very cold and miserable season at times. "Cold in the earth - and fifteen wild Decembers" So imagining fifteen of them is what life is like for her without her lover. She is never going to find no one like him, "No later light has lightened up my heaven; No second morn has ever shone for me." The form of, The Burial of Sir John Moore, is Eight four-line stanzas. The tone is mainly sadness at the loss of a war hero. The reader also senses the loneliness and fear of the soldiers and their guilty haste and nervousness in burying their hero without any form of ceremony. ...read more.

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She does remember, only too well. "Fifteen wild Decembers" have not succeeded in dulling the "rapturous pain" of memory. The hard, unfeeling words of the first half, expressing the coldness of grief such as "cold," "wrong," "sever," "hover," "suffering," "wild" "obscure" give way in the second half to softer words, hymn-like words (not surprising considering her Methodist background) such as "bliss," "golden," "joy," "cherished," "yearning," "burning" "rapturous," "anguish." These words inject the poem with a passion, which reflects the depth of her emotions when she allows herself the luxury of remembrance. Out of both poems I think The Burial of Sir John Moore would come across as the saddest, even though it shows fewer emotions than Remembrance. However, the poem isn't a depressing one to read, it has a kind of excitement to it, to find out what is going to happen. But the actual story line to both poems are very sad, which is clear as they both are about death. Sarah Jane Farmiloe ...read more.

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