Can someone rate my paragraph for the poem 'Neutral Tones'Watch
You note structural features well but these need to be linked in greater detail to the language of the poem. E.g that the ‘pond’, a water source associated with life, is ‘edged with greyish leaves’ highlights the proximity of decay and death - the pond’s periphery is tainted by redundant and unsightly leaves. That this is repeated in a cyclical structure highlights how, for the speaker of this poem, his reality has not changed. He is unable to escape the sense of loss and endings, the leaves lacking a purpose and fading into nothingness, like the speaker’s relationship and his sense of self.