The Wife’s Lament is a poem that is well known as an Anglo Saxon elegy, although to this day, it is still challenged by some scholars to be, in fact, a riddle. The Wife’s Lament is an elegy that tells the story of a female narrator mourning for her husband, and she is reflecting on her great loss. The...
defined by a poem which mourns the death of a person or laments something lost. Anglo-Saxon poems are often elegies, which were written around the late 10th Century. The Seafarer is a poem that has a man who is traveling across the sea, but is faced with harsh winter weather. The Wife’s Lament has a woman...
January 20, 2014
The Seafarer & The wife's lament
Mother Teresa said, “The most terrible poverty is loneliness and the feeling of being unloved”. I agree because in “The Wife's Lament” we learn that the speaker is feeling both unloved and lonely. In “The Seafarer”...
Cheng was born in Singapore in 1965. He now lives
and works in Australia. This poem has echoes of several sonnets by Wordsworth. As the references are not merely cosmetic, but have real
relevance to the themes of the poem, they need to be referred to as background.
“Lament for the Makaris” is a poem in twenty-five stanzas, each of four lines with a rhyme scheme of aabb and a recurring refrain. Although written in a ballad form, William Dunbar’s poem is actually a meditation on serious moral and religious issues, including what for his time would have been the most...
* Name: Gillian Clarke Nationality: Cardiff, Wales
* Family life: She has a daughter and two sons, ...
Lament For the Dorsets
Throughout the world time comes with unpredictable changes, in the poem “Lament for the Dorsets” illustrated by Al Purdy. He describes the lost of culture through repeated image, conflict, tone and media, and Vehicle.
Tone and Media
including the poems ‘Sailing to Byzantium ’and ‘Leda and Swan’ and ‘The Winding Stair’ (1929). He was awarded the Nobel Prize for the literature in 1923.
This poem “The Lamentation of the Old Pensioner” (1939)’ is a revised version of Yeats earlier poem ‘The old Pensioner’ (1890). This poem presents...
dominant discourses fabricated in Western society. Her representation of the American Indian cultural identity in her two poems, Learning About the Indians and Tecumseh, is one of lament, but also of celebration. On one level Oliver pays tribute to the culture of the American Indians as they had the ability...
relying on hope. In “A Wife’s Lament”, the narrator finds herself in bad situations thanks to her hoping for things to come out well. This shows in the sentence, “I traveled seeking the sun of protection and safety, accepting exile as payment for hope” (“the Wife’s Lament” 8-10).
The narrator is a woman...
Jesús Ibáñez Sagasti
Visual analysis of the poem “Lament” by Gillian Clarke
In the poem ‘Lament’ the poet is talking about war and other disasters, created by man, which destroys the world. “Lament” is an elegy, an expression of grief. It can be a sad, military tune played on a bugle. She...
words, they not only fail, but end up emotionally ruined. In T.S. Eliots^ poem, ^ The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,^ the feeling relates to one overall issue of emotional investment in representation. The poem laments, and with this theme and the symbols used, it is signified enough to be related...
Satirical existence in John Skelton’s Poem
John Skelton an early tudor poet and laureate is a well known poet for his poem “Phillip Sparrow” also known as “The Book of Phyllyp Sparowe”. Many have argued that this piece was a satirical poem and others argued that it was just a story...
the contented country family for the picture of the rustics in his poem ‘Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard’ whereas Goldsmith uses the passage of Virgil (Georgics) based on the happiness of the simple country lifestyle in his poem ‘The Deserted Village’. He borrows from Horace’s works the attack on...
overcome grief. This act of sorrow is the definition of mourning. In the poem, “On My First Son” by Ben Jonson, the speaker illustrates his mourning with passion. He also speaks about his pain, anguish, and love for his deceased son. This poem illustrates the idea of mourning through word choice, tone, and ...
of the most anthologized poems from Poems of the Past and Present (1902), is a crystallization of Hardy’s efforts to find consolation in nature. The poem was first printed under the title “By the Century's Deathbed.”
As Hardy's dating 31 December 1900 shows, the poem treats the last evening of...
Deconstruction in "Lament for the Littlest Fellow"
Deconstruction in “Lament for the Littlest Fellow” by Edith Tiempo
Perci Paras / AB/BSE Literature / PNU
One of the aims of deconstruction is to expose the gaps, the incoherence, and the contradictions of the text. These gaps are present in the...
The poems I have studied are GRANDFATHER, DAY TRIP TO DONEGAL, ACROSS THE TITANIC, KINSALE, RAITHLIN, ECCLESIASTES and A DISUSED SHED IN COUNTRY WEXFORD.
As said, one of the reasons I like the poetry of Derek Mahon is because of its visual impact. Imagery pervades Mahon’s poetry and each poem is detailed...
Do I Marvel, Cullen’s poem, though simple and short, contains in it masterfully used rhetoric that many have tried to derive meaning from. Critics who have analyzed the poem comment both on its use as a commentary on race as well as religion, others express that it is his lament of being “a poet and...
is in fact the victim of the individual’s obscure perceptions and ideas which are perpetually passed on to new generations from the old. Coleridge laments and empathizes with the infant in his poetry because he views the infant as the closest an individual will ever get to the purity of nature. These...
The Husband’s Message and A Woman’s Lament
According to ‘The Husband’s Message’, the narrator in the poem is a man who had to leave his homeland and his wife because of feud violence. He personalized himself as a piece of wood and it represents his origin in the poem. He had no choice but to be separated...
Role, Culture, and Religion, through Structure in:
“Lament of the Dead Mother” by the Ewe People and “On Women” by the Fan, Mano, Mando, Efik People through the Theory of Feminism
As time progresses, human beings found ways to structuralize their society. From gender, to class, to role of each sex...
Wordsworth’s Lines Written in Early Spring
Abstract: in this paper, stylistic approaches are adopted to analyze Wordsworth’s nature poem Lines Written in Early Spring. The poem is analyzed in the aspects of rhythm, stress, syntax and semantics , which combined with the content to make clear how Wordsworth...
sestet deals with more visual images. Wilfred Owen masterfully uses both imagery and figurative language to convey his lament for these young people who will die.
In the octet of this poem (the first eight lines), Owen catalogues all the images of death, from the "passing bells" (1), "anger of the guns"...
Ode on a Grecian Urn
In the poem there are different stanzas. In will explain the first three in the story.
Keats calls the vase, ‘an unravished bride of quietness’ relating to the fact that it has existed for centuries and has stood against the eroding effects of the passage of time...
I found the poetry of Eavan Boland to be very perceptive and powerful. I admire how she links her poems with her own life along with her perceptiveness of “Irishness“, history and myth. The reasoning behind her poetries wide appeal is her quality use of detail in her descriptions and extremely powerful...
The Bible contains five books that are completely dedicated to poetry: Job, Song of Songs, Ecclesiastes, Proverbs, and Psalms. The Psalms are lyric poems that contain many modern characteristics of poetry including similes, metaphors, hyperbole, repetition, and imagery. They were originally written and...
classical dramatists of the ancient world. He published two collections of poems and translations.
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About the poem
The poem records and laments (expresses sorrow for) the death of the poet's first son. We call such poems elegies or describe them as elegiac. Jonson contrasts his feelings of...
Home Sweet Home: Exile & Elements of a home in Ann Stafford’s “The Wife’s Lament” and Charles Kennedy’s “The Wanderer”
Ideally home is a place where one would cherish, a place of comfort and security. Now, picture one not having the protections that a home would require. During, the Anglo Saxon...
Old English Poetry
1. Beowulf - It is the conventional title of an Old English heroic epic poem consisting of 3182 alliterative long lines, set in Scandinavia, commonly cited as one of the most important works of Anglo-Saxon literature. It survives in a single manuscript known as...