Write a well-developed essay in which you compare how the Thomas Hardy and Louis Armstrong convey the complex relationship of family and time through the use of literary devices. In each stanza, the end of the first line, which is part of the happy tableau, rhymes with the end of the last line, seven away, where the doomful message sounds. But marring the idyllic picture are a flock of white geese flying across the sky signifying the cold and discomfort of winter. Also, the one disharmonious line represents death and its interruption of time Important Stuff Imagery is used throughout the poem to show how fast time passes. Again, this is about our days darkening, our lives declining into death. The following notes give an idea, stanza by stanza, of the sort of response I am looking for.
This musical echo reaching across the stanza is another technique for yoking together the happy five-line unit with the dark two-line ending. The storm-birds are harbingers not only of a particular storm but also of the general work of wind, rain, and time, which will erase the joyful moments in the garden along with the garden itself and the cherished people in it. They are blithely breakfasting all— Men and maidens—yea, Under the summer tree, With a glimpse of the bay, While pet fowl come to the knee… Ah, no; the years O! In a voice both elegant and wise, this native daughter, returned to a Delta world transformed almost but not quite beyond recognition, recounts what was lost and gained by those who over many generations made a life as well as a living from this ground. The sixth line then mentions the passage of time and the sadness felt by the man realizing that that time has come and gone. Summary The first stanza shows the happy family spending a winter evening inside a cozy room singing songs.
Human happiness is only temporary. I am still astounded by Hardy's artistry. The final glimpse is the tombstone rather like Scrooge staring at his own tombstone. Suddenly we are presented with the grim sight of gravestones on which rain falls. This poem was a favourite of Robert Lowell's and of Philip Larkin's.
The rhyme scheme repeats itself between the stanzas as opposed to the lines, which reinforces the feeling of inevitability. Emma and her family is portrayed as innocent and good natured but in this poem, Hardy shows that the family all seem unaware that time is the inevitable force that threatens to disrupt their cherished memories. Five years earlier, in 1912, his first wife Emma Gifford had died, and although she and Hardy had been estranged for the last few decades of her life, her death triggered an outpouring of grief from Hardy as he began to remember their early life together. And one to play; With the candles mooning each face. To learn more about how we use and protect your data, please see our.
And the rotten rose is ript from the wall. The first stanza shows us a group, likely a family, father, mother, children and perhaps some friends, gathered together and happily singing familiar songs, something that was very common in the days before radio and television and the Internet. Metaphorical inference During Wind and Rain is about the destruction and change caused by time. Wasn't Hardy the past, wasn't Hart Crane the poet pointing most directly at the future? They also look back to try and remember the happier times and try to forget the bad things that are going one now. This poem shows a happy family but at the end of each stanza, there is the reminder of death. Here both males and females are lightheartedly having their breakfast outdoors beneath a tree.
When looked at in this way, it becomes a bit more clear, I hope, how form can be equated with moral content. They clear the creeping moss— Elders and juniors—aye, Making the pathways neat And the garden gay; And they build a shady seat. Stanza 1 In the first stanza, the family is gathered in a candlelit room. . Ironically we as readers have not lost them, for we never knew them; they were no more than shadows.
Hardy's family was never poor and he summed up his happy childhood in a tiny lyric: She sat here in her chair, smiling into the fire; He who played stood there,. And the rotten rose is ript from the wall. See, the white storm-birds wing across! Listen to how it plays out in the third stanza: They are blithely breakfasting all— Men and maidens—yea, Under the summer tree, With a glimpse of the bay, While pet fowl come to the knee. They are packed and ready; they seem to have prospered. When you come upon that fourth line, the change in sound pattern creates a sonic effect of falling short, a disappointment in the ear when the expected third stress fails to sound. What about the rhyme scheme? Another formal element that serves the meaning is the shortened fourth line of each stanza.
They sing their dearest songs— He, she, all of them—yea, Treble and tenor and bass, And one to play; With the candles mooning each face. Just as the old sayings go, you don't know how much you loved it until its gone and hindsight is 20-20. In the second stanza, he starts off by saying how formulated society is with the patterns of disposing of the dead and keeping it clean for society to go back to functioning according to their routine practices, making it comfortable for everyone to seamlessly mesh themselves with the regime. What about the rhyme scheme? His early years were a seed-bed to his later creative development. The word shigure means the cold rain of late autumn to early winter. Specific words such as 'ripped' and 'sick' show the pain and suffering that comes with death. His mother's maiden name was Jemima Hand and she and her husband led Hardy to have an unusually happy childhood.
Such a poem at least stands a chance of outlasting the specific garden, the house, the wife, the man. Thomas Hardy Thomas Hardy, written by Trevor Johnson, is the detailed journey through the life of one of England's greatest writers. Ah, no; the years, the years, See, the white storm-birds wing across. The time is possibly Winter with the dark interior of the house lit up by candles which light up different parts of the family faces in the way the moon appears to be either full or shaded. They are blithely breakfasting all— Men and maidens—yea, Under the summer tree, With a glimpse of the bay, While pet fowl come to the knee. They clear the creeping moss-- Elders and juniors--aye, Making the pathways neat And the garden gay; And they build a shady seat.
They are blithely breakfasting all -- Men and maidens -- yea, Under the summer tree, With a glimpse of the bay, While pet fowl come to the knee. I never thanked Lowell for his good advice, for he was quickly gone to the University of Cincinnati. The image Hardy creates shows his feeling about death and how it ties back into every day events. Also, he uses 'old english' with words like blithely and maidens which can suggest that this poem took place in the distant past when times were simpler and families were more connected than nowadays The meaning that any reader should get from this poem is to value the time that you have with the ones that you love especially while you still have it. The family has come up in the world; it is the day of their moving into a larger and more commodious house, a big event for a rising middle-class family. Ah, no; the years O! They exist together in tragic equipoise, five lines to life, two lines to dissolution, bound together by the structure.