Monday, May 20, 2019
Compare and contrast these two poems Essay
Upon first glance you do not realise exactly how a great deal irony and skilful subprogram of literary devices there are in this poem. but this poem creates compassionateness also maybe the poet himself has been through an experience like this and felt so strongly ab push through it that he wrote this poem. The Fringe of the ocean creates envy, longing and calm. We want to be able to saunter beside it Slowpaced in burning cheerlight, The handsome scene brought to mind by this poem, epitomises the respect and awe that the poet has for the sea elegant in high blue-blooded chambers. This gives a much more traditional and kindly view of the sea. The simile in The Fringe of the Sea like farmers do with soil,-comparing the soil to the sea, shows dependence and need, showing indeed that the sea is an essential part of capital of Minnesota Keens-Douglas psyche. It is interesting that A. L Hendriks similes are connected to land objects. Showing that he is indeed a land person and is un employd to the sea. He compares the mast to two tree growin. Likens a boom to a bargain and the foam all roun de boat like soap. He compares these new, strange things he sees, to comforting, stable, straightforward objects. This makes him seem near and of a lesser intelligence somehow, even though he isnt. We see his simplicity in his select of images. Paul Keens-Douglas exercises such obvious, humble verbs, showing his positive and theoryful attitude to the idyllic world that he is at peace with. He lists the mundane necessity to work equally with such pleasant verbs as to walk dive and swim and play Showing that to him even work is enjoyable and just a natural part of his day.The authors repetition of the word We gives the idea that there is a solid ranges of people whose lifestyle is in harmony with the sea. All of verse two tells you this We like to rise up early, quick in the agile mornings and walk down(p) only little distances to look down at the water It gives th e impression of a much-valued relative who they are quick to visit eagerly each day. The use of ellipsis in Windjammer creates a much fuller picture. Words like rattlin, growin, cuttin, swingin, and makin, assist the use of emphasis in making you hear the poem in your head.Ellipsis also seems to create familiarity with reader as if there is no need to standardise the English, as you might to someone of importance. Dialect and Ellipsis a good deal seem to give this resultant role, although often, in reality, familiarity is not intended or intentional. Also, the lines An is up an down up an down In an out, in an out, give a fuller picture as the rhythm gives a wave effect. In the onomatopoeic words swish- swishing you can al close hear the sloshing around as the boat deflect is cuttin water. The use of personification in The Fringe of the Sea in the word murmurs sounds like an undercurrent or maybe even a lover or a mother, gently whispering to the metaphoric sandless highways. S trange, that you piddle the word mutterin in Windjammer. This word personifies a moody threatening presence, like some sullen churl muttering under their breath. These key words are completely opposite in their effect. The line sunlight bussin me skin, in Windjammer, is also personification. It brings to mind a picture, of a comfy brown shoe, being polished.Like the sun is rubbing away at the narrators cheeks. In this line, there is use of alliteration of the continuant sound S. Its a hissing sound, so it seems the author is annoyed that he is going to seduce sunburnt. This line is followed by Ah bound to peel, An me done so black already. Which is humorous and he seems to be self-ridiculing in his unfortunate situation. Opposite to this, the personification in The Fringe of the Sea is totally serious, as is the whole poem. The poet describes the seas call. This gives the effect of authority and possession, like man is the seas servant.The lines with songs and tides and en dless boatways, and undulate patterns and moods. give the impression of a powerful, varied and vibrant presence, ever changing. This is ironic since the sea is endless and is presumed to be always the same. Situational Comedy is extensively utilise in Windjammer. When A. L Hendriks writes Is alright for dem sailor An talkin bout how is ah calm day. If dis is calm, well, Jesus help, Ah wouldnt want to see when it rough. This shows the narrators fear and puzzlement in the poem.There is comedy in the use of the vulgarisms wish to god, Jesus help and Watch yu arse or yu head gone. They really do express and emphasise the narrators funny anguish. No comedy at all is used in The Fringe of the Sea it is completely serious, meek and unassuming-too respectful to poke fun at the sea. The use of rhetorical questions enhances the parody of Windjammer who sen me eh? Who sen me? In The Fringe of the Sea there are no rhetorical questions, everything is stated as fact. The simple statements do not allow for doubt.The Fringe of the Sea is my favourite poem out of the two. Everything in it is pensive, drifting along with dream like quality, with the wise, intelligent man in his perfect world. But my favourite line has to come from Windjammer as this poem has so much enthusiasm, even in the grave situation that the man is in. The last line is the best Dem seasick pills dont work incomplete It seems that it was an afterthought, not as important as the rest of the poem, but it gives you the most insight into the narrators feelings and is definitely the most amusing and witty.With the words trailing off to leave you wondering. The character in Windjammer seems very carefully thought out by the poet but somehow unrealistic and over the top in his manner. You cant help having a sneaking suspicion that for all his complaint, the author likes and respects the sea really. This is an actual comparison to The Fringe of the Sea as the character here, is also very unrealistic, bu t for the opposite reason. Where, in Windjammer the plain character and seasick situation seems too bad, in The Fringe of the Sea the gentle character and impeccable situation seem too good.