Comparison between The Vampire and The Listeners
The rhyming pattern for the vampire is Abab. The rhyming words are powerful and some examples are sated and abated. This poem consists of 8 stanzas of 4 lines. The poet uses enjambment in lines 30-31, “He’ll rest beneath the mud until with thoughts of violence.” The poet also uses caesura in the last line, “he wakes and utters…blood!” The effect on this is to create suspense and tension.
The rhyming pattern for the listeners is Abcb. This poem is just one long poem except for at the end where the last verse breaks off. The poet uses enjambment in lines 25-26, “For he suddenly smote on the door even louder and lifted his head.” There is no caesura in this poem.
As you can see, there is a big contrast between these two structures. The rhyming patterns are different. In the vampire there are verses whereas in the listeners it is just one long poem until the end where the last verse breaks off. There is caesura in the vampire but not in the listeners. They do have one similarity and that is that they both have enjambment.
The poet uses old language in the vampire. An example is woebegotten and the effect is to make it seem really old. The poet uses sibilance in this poem and it is sombre city. The poet also uses plosive alliteration. An example is: prepared to take no pity upon his hapless pray. The use of connectives is used very well and some examples are and, then, etc which gives the poem pace. The poet uses gorily descriptive adjectives, not just simple adjectives which is quite good because this poem is about blood which links to gory. The poet also uses repetition and the evidence from the poem is blood and silent. The effect of this is to make that word stick in the reader’s head.
The poet also uses old language in the listeners. An example is spake and the effect is to make it seem really old. The poet uses alliteration and it is forest’s ferny floor. This describes the traveller is leaving and...