Both poems “Havisham” and “The Laboratory” include feelings of heartbreak and hate. Both include relatively the same endings with these feelings and attitudes. The language used in both poems are different, the laboratory used old archaisms and alliteration whilst Havisham does not include archaisms but similes and metaphors.
The ending of Havisham is the last stanza, it includes an enjambment “Love’s hate” this quote could be two meanings. Either love is hate or loves hate belonging to love. The last few words are “b-b-b-breaks.” This shows the poet has shown sobbing. Everything in this has broken. This poem is about a woman being jilted at the altar. At the end of the poem it shows this by saying “a white veil”. In the laboratory the ending of the poem makes you think if she did kill the woman. It ends with a cliff hanger. By saying “not morose” its feelings and attitudes are to not be sad or regretful.
The ending fits in with the rest of the poem by being heartbroken and angry but still including the love she had for this man. The language in this poem reveals thoughts and ideas of heartbreak “only the heart that b-b-breaks” and depressed “whole days in bed cawing nooo”. The ending of the laboratory fits in with the rest of the poem by still including the evil thought of killing the lady and including the language features archaisms “ere” “ gorge gold to your fill”
I think the poet’s reason for ending the poem Havisham in such a dramatic way is to reflect the poem in this heartbreak manner. It makes the reader think of how heartbroken this woman must have been at the altar. It makes you think the poet has created this person being necrophilia by being towards the end with the line “give me a male corpse for a long slow honeymoon”, it shows she just wants some mal attention.
I think the reason for ending the laboratory in this cliff hanger way is to make the reader want to read more and think about the poem. I think it’s a...