Comparing Two Poems Essay

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Topic: compare and contrast the two poems.The two poems Package for the Distant Future and The Song of the Whale differs mainly in their subject matter and the way they evoke different feelings and images and also the style and presentation of the poem. Coincidently both poems contain the themes of death and caring for the environment, which the writers feel strongly about.The poem Package of the Distant Future tells the story of a person who finds a time capsule from a previous civilisation. The capsule tells a brief history of the people before his or her civilisation came into existence. This poem differs greatly in the subject matter to the subject of The Song of the Whale. This poem discusses the cruelty and death of whales in the present time. Whale, I hear you Grieving. Great whale, crying for your life The quote 'Whale I hear you grieving' creates and image in the reader the whales are suffering and dying due to the cruelty of mankind. Thus, one might say that both of these poems differ due to their subject matter.Both poems are written in a serous nature but evoke different emotions from the readers. The poem about whales evokes sad and compassionate feelings from the readers. Great whale, crying for your life Crying for your kind The poem Package for the Distant Future produces images of desperation new generations and the history and evolution of old civilisation being held on a scrap of paper. We had a lot of things we did not like And could have lived without Do not invent gods I hope the earth is nearly clean again.This image could be seen to be rather disturbing, so to can the pictures produced by The Song of the Whale, which depict image of cruelty, sadness and the absolute ignorance of society towards topics such as this. The two poems obviously speak different theme but the writers still managed to evoke the same feelings of sadness...

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