Compare and contrast how feelings of love or presented in The Manhunt and Nettles

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Compare and contrast how feelings of love or presented in “The Manhunt” and “Nettles”

The form in “the manhunt” is in couplets and they show the relationship between the husband and wife and represents their love “after the first phase, after passionate and intimate days” Simon Armitage makes some couplets rhyme and some not, this could represent their love due to the fact sometimes shes ok with him but because hes fragile she can set him of very easily and sometimes she feels he dosent love her because of the state he’s in, he does this to help the reader understand her struggle for his love and how she isn’t giving up on love also the it very widly spaced which represents how long she is willing to wait to recover his love and him, whereas in “Nettles” its very closely packed and it follows the A,B,A,B rhyme scheme, the poems about a fathers emotion and love towards his son when he gets injured my a bed of nettles “my son aged three fell in the nettle bed. Bed seemed a curious name for those green spears, that regiment of spite behind the shed” Veron Scannell makes the structure tightly packed and makes the poem follow this rhyme scheme to increase the pace of the poem, he does this because the poems about revenge and his efforts to destroy the nettles that hurt his son, it could also represent his heart beat due to the pace. In comparison in the poem “The manhunt” her love is shown through her efforts and patience for her husband to recover whereas in “Nettles” its show through the farther seeking revenge against the nettles that hurt his son so there is no similarities in there forms.

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The Language used in “the manhunt”  is very negative emotive language which relate to healing and damage “the fractured rudder of his shoulder blade” The emotive Language that Simon uses in this poem shows how that even though he’s damaged and very unpredictable “unexploded mine” she is still willing to try and heal him, this shows how much she loves him and is willing to put up with to try and save there dying love, he uses military words to show her battle to try and save him due to him be physically and mentally messed up, the reason Simon ...

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