"Comparison of 4 different poems with different aspects"
How do the poems 'The Eagle', 'The Passionate Shepherd to His Love', 'Composed Upon Westminster Bridge. September 3, 1802 and 'London' examine the contrasting aspects of life in the city and countryside? In this essay i will be writing about four different poems. Two of them are based about the city and two are written about the countryside. The poems are 'The Eagle' by Alfred Lloyd Tennyson (1809-92), 'The Passionate Shepherd to His Love' by Christopher Marlowe (1564-93), 'Composed Upon Westminster Bridge' by William Wordsworth (1770-1850) and 'London' by William Blake (1757-1827). The poems written about the city are 'Composed Upon Westminster Bridge' and 'London' while the poems written about the countryside are 'The Eagle' and 'The Passionate Shepherd to His Love'. In this essay i will be exploring any similarities and differences between the different views presented in the poems and i will be using quotes from the poem and explaining them. The first poem that i will be describing in this essay is 'The Eagle'. 'The Eagle' is a poem that is based towards the nature of the countryside and it is about a wild and dangerous bird that lives in a rugged but a beautiful habitat, the tone of the poem is respectful and admiring. There are many ways which nature is presented in the poem. Tennyson uses lots of linguistic devices to describe this, one example is the quotation '
How are Family Relationships shown in 4 poems (2 Pre and 2 Post 1914)
How are Family Relationships shown in 4 poems (2 Pre and 2 Post 1914) Family relations is a theme which many poets adapt as it appeals to most readers because many can attach themselves with the whole idea of family relations; be it positive or negative experience regarding family. Simon Armitage features irregular rhyme scheme with just a couple of rhymes, in the poem "Mother any distance...". These occasional rhymes could symbolise the idea of a child envisioning his future and in a way trying to build a hope/ dream of what his future will look like whereas the irregular rhyme scheme could suggest the insecurity, the thrill and the adventure of independence from your parents and standing on your own two feet. On the other hand, the poem "Before you were mine" by Carol Ann Duffy, expresses how the writer is unhappy with the manner in which her mother is currently behaving. This poem is meant to fluctuate between the past and the present to show how the narrator feels. The first stanza hosts the quote "I'm ten years away from the corner you laugh on with your pals, Maggie McGeeney and Jean Duff." Which displays that Carol Ann Duffy is talking about the time (the past) when she wasn't even born, by the use of the phrase 'I'm ten years away from the corner'. Also the line above "you laugh on with you pals..." shows that Carol is speaking about her mother being a typical
Compare the attitudes of the speakers in four poems. Sometimes the attitude of the speaker can be calm, creative and sensual such as Anne Hathaway and Sonnet 130; other times it can be bitter, resentful and slightly criminal, such as The La
Compare the attitudes of the speakers of 1 Simon Armitage, 1 Carol Ann Duffy and 2 pre 1914 poem? Often, poets use many different devices and diction to present and convey the attitude and the narrative voice of the persona from the poem they are writing. Sometimes the attitude of the speaker can be calm, creative and sensual such as 'Anne Hathaway' and 'Sonnet 130'; other times it can be bitter, resentful and slightly criminal, such as 'The Laboratory' and 'Havisham'. Poets use attitudes to channel the voice of the speaker, and all the emotions and liveliness that comes with it. Firstly, language is used in all four poems as means to depict the attitudes of the speakers. Duffy uses oxymoron to portray the ravaging hate that engulfs the persona, Lady Havisham. The persona spewed up relentless hatred for the "beloved bastard" that left her jilted at the altar. The use of oxymoron shows that the persona had loved him before, and that she gave her heart to him. Now he is a "bastard" which she "could strangle" and take "for a long slow honeymoon". The use of the word 'strangled' shows the height of embarrassment and reject that she felt. Lady Havisham is not a bad person, but circumstances lead her to have an attitude which can only be described as being far from happy, and close to being mundane. The "long slow honeymoon" could be described as her eventual and painful reality
Comparing The Beggar Woman with three other poems
Comparing The Beggar Woman with three other poems In this essay, I will be comparing the poems; 'Our Love Now', 'Rapunzskiltskin,' 'To His Coy Mistress' and 'The Beggar Woman.' I will look into conflict and power between men and women and how it is revealed. The first poem I will look at is 'The Beggar Woman,' by William King. This poem is about a gentleman in seventeenth century Britain. He is out hunting one day and is separated from his group. He sees a young beggar woman whom he deems attractive. He then propersitions her for sex. She obliges and they wander off into the nearby wood. After a while, they discover a suitable place. However, the woman's child is getting in the way. They try a number of positions without success so the man offers to have the baby strapped to his back. The woman thinks this is a brilliant idea and quickly detaches young Bobby from her and moves him onto the gentleman. She then spontaneously departs, leaving the baby with the man. This is so random and is impossible to anticipate, suggesting that the audience doesn't expect female power. The themes raised in this poem are the woman's place in society and how the poet disagrees with the morals of of the situation. When this poem was composed, men had little respect for women generally, particularly those of a lower class, so, to a certain extent, the narrative the poem portrays could be
Rupert Brooke & Wilfred Owen War poetry Comparison
War Poetry Comparison Rupert Brooke's "The Soldier" was written with the purpose of convincing young men to join the army or "Fall In" He shows the glorious side of war and how it is honourable. Wilfred Owens "Dulce et Decorum Est" was written with the purpose of showing a realistic view of war and how many young men suffered and died over a petty misunderstanding over two powerful nations. The reasons behind the publishing of these poems were because Brooke possessed an idealistic view of war and believed it was a duty for all young men to "Fall in" and become a soldier. Whereas Owen possessed a realistic view of war and believed it was horrific that men were dying for such futile reasons. Wilfred Owens anti-war protest "Dulce est Decorum est" was written whilst Owen was receiving shell shock treatment in Craiglockhart. It is an offensive response to Owens initial experience of war and an attack on propagandists who have disoriented young men to "Fall In". The poem could be broken down into three parts: a description of solders' withdrawing from the frontline, a mustard gas attack, and a confrontation of those who share an idealistic view of war and glorify it. The first stanza is composed of a series of descriptions of soldiers that have been tormented mentally and physically. Owen puts the impression that they have aged and have been reduced to beggars. "Bent double,
Gender Roles Coursework
Compare and contrast the way gender roles are represented in 'The Seduction' and 'The Beggar Woman'. Tommy Patton It is important to look at gender roles in English Literature because they tell us a lot about the society in which they were written. This is particularly important in poetry because you can look at the similarities and differences in the characters and therefore you can create a balanced view on them. I am going to compare two poems; these are 'The Seduction' by Eileen McAuley and 'The Beggar Woman' by William King. 'The Seduction' was written in the 1980's and is set in Liverpool, it is about a naïve young girl who put on a front of being older than she truly is. She is seduced by a boy and becomes pregnant with a child that wasn't planned or wanted. 'The Beggar Woman', which was written in the 17th century is about a female prostitute who tricks a man into forest on false hope and swiftly binds her baby to him and runs away leaving him stranded with the child. I believe that this man could also be the father of the baby. I will now discuss these poems in further detail and look at how gender roles are used. Eileen McAuley first sets the scene in 'The Seduction' by writing, 'After the party.... Birkenhead Docks' this intrigues the reader and immediately makes them feel concerned about what is going to happen next. Pleasant words such as 'docks' and
Comparison of 'Cousin Kate' and 'Human Interest'
Comparison of 'Cousin Kate' and 'Human Interest' In this essay I will compare the two different poems 'Human Interest' and 'Cousin Kate'. They are written by different poets, 'Human Interest' is written by Carol Ann Duffy, whom was born in 1955 which means it is modern twentieth century language. 'Cousin Kate' is written by Christina Rossetti, who was born in 1830 and died in 1984, making this pre-twentieth century language. The narrator in 'Human Interest' is male, he is locked up in prison for stabbing his allegedly unfaithful partner. The narrator in 'Cousin Kate' is a simple country maiden whom is contented until falling in love and then being rejected by a rich lord, father of her son, for her more attractive cousin. In the first two verses of 'Cousin Kate' the narrator is introduced. 'I was a cottage maiden' verse one line one, I think the 'was' indicates that since being a cottage maiden some incident has changed this status. It also describes her past hard working life in the country and her leisure time spent with 'cottage mates'. She did not find herself very pretty, 'not mindful I was fair' verse one line four, Although a lord contradicts these thoughts, he showed her compliments and began to pay her attention. 'Praise my flaxen hair' verse one line six. I think this gives us an insight to see that the lord was quite shallow and really fell in love with her
Compare and contrast Cousin Kate and The Seduction.
Compare and contrast Cousin Kate and The Seduction. The poem Cousin Kate is written about a young woman who falls in love with a wealthy lord and has his child. The lord then end the relationship between them, leaving her and the baby so that he can be with her cousin. The second poem, The Seduction, is written about a young girl that attends a party and meets a boy. She instantly finds herself attracted to him. The young boy takes her down to the docs where it is quiet and seduces her. Three months later the girl realises she is expecting his baby and is devastated. She realises how he used her. In the poem Cousin Kate the writer uses language that we would not used. For example words such as 'woe's' and 'coronet'. As I read through the first verse I noticed a pattern in the way the writer has chosen to write the poem. At the end of every other line, the writer rhymes the words. I also noticed that the writer uses repetition of a rhetorical question, this helps emphasize the importance of what the young woman feels. 'Why did I great lord find me out?' The writer uses an oxymoron in the second verse. 'Shameless, Shameful'. This is contradictory because she is 'shameless' because she knows she is not to blame, yet she is 'shameful' at the same time. This tells us that she is ashamed even thought she may try not to be. The setting of the poem is in the countryside where
How the theme of love is eplored in Alasdair Maclean's poem,"Question and answer,"and, "Sonnet 43," by Elizabeth Barret Browning
Examine how the theme of love is eplored in Alasdair Maclean's poem,"Question and answer,"and, "Sonnet 43," by Elizabeth Barret Browning Love poems can be written in many different ways. Elizabeth Barret Browning. Modern day love poems can be completely different to traditional and old love poems. A modern day love poet is Alasdair Maclean. He has written many modern love poems, such as, "Question and Answer," and he's still doing them to this day. Elizabeth Barret Browning is also a love poem writer but all her love poems are traditional and classical as she was a writer in 1850s. She has also written many love poems in her lifetime including, "Sonnet 43," which has an idealistic view of love. Alasdair Maclean chose a very short and simple but puzzling title of his love poem, "Question and Answer," from this Maclean gives nothing away about the poem. Before you read the poem, there's no link to the theme of the poem which is love. The title isn't emotional just like the poem which is strange as love is an emotion! The poem starts of in direct speech, with the question, "Do you love me," which immediately creates questions in our mind, such as, who is talking to who and what type of relationship they have. One thing you can tell straight away is that the relationship is insecure and that the poem is about love. In line three there is another sentence which is even more
Rain Man Review
Rain Man The movie Rain man is rated M15+ for over 15 years old. Its director Barry Levinson won the 1988 Academy award Best Director for the movie. The film has a fairly simple story line and with a similar structure to the novel by Mark Haddon's "the curious incident of the dog in the night time" it has a beginning, middle, and end with its events occurring in chronological order. In the film, Charlie's (Tom Cruise) millionaire father has died, but at the reading of the will Charlie discovers that he has inherited a 1949 Buick, some well-tended rose bushes and something more important, a previously unknown autistic brother, Raymond. The 3 million dollars he wanted had gone to Raymond, who was living in Wallbrock institution. It may have been a great film for teenagers and adults between 15 to 25 years old, at the time it was made. However for today's audiences they might find it a little slow, although they may still be interested in the parts when in the casino with its fast pace and party mood. Hoffman produces an incredibly believable well-researched and polished performance as a character who lives by strict routine and is said to be incapable of forming human relationships because of his disability. For this chosen movie Hoffman won the 1988 Academy Award for Best Actor. Tom Cruise is well cast in the role of Charlie Babbit a young hustler who is trying to get his