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Has anyone got any ideas on how to "compare how the narrator's feelings towards a place are expressed in "Storm On The Island" and one other poem from Power and Conflict" i would greatly appreciate the help!
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that's quite a specific question! and a difficult one, because storm on the island i think is more about the power of nature.
well, consider what poems talk about place: off the top of my head i can think of london and the emigree- i don't think there's many about place.
so, narrator's feelings- look at what adjectives are used, the semantic field.
does the structure reflect anything? for example, in storm on the island there's no clear structure or rhyme scheme, suggesting that we cannot predict the power of nature- the uneven lines could reflect the speaker's unease at whether he's protected from the storm or not.
there's also brief suggestions of community and perhaps a loss of it- "we are prepared" suggests solidarity and the speaker's inital confidence. however, the line "nor are there trees which might prove company" suggests that the speaker feels isolated, to the point where he's looking at nature as company.
hope this helps!
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that's quite a specific question! and a difficult one, because storm on the island i think is more about the power of nature.
well, consider what poems talk about place: off the top of my head i can think of london and the emigree- i don't think there's many about place.
so, narrator's feelings- look at what adjectives are used, the semantic field.
does the structure reflect anything? for example, in storm on the island there's no clear structure or rhyme scheme, suggesting that we cannot predict the power of nature- the uneven lines could reflect the speaker's unease at whether he's protected from the storm or not.
there's also brief suggestions of community and perhaps a loss of it- "we are prepared" suggests solidarity and the speaker's inital confidence. however, the line "nor are there trees which might prove company" suggests that the speaker feels isolated, to the point where he's looking at nature as company.
hope this helps!
Thank you so much this will help me!
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