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Poets Explore The Theme Of Death In Educating For Leisure, Mother In A Refugee Camp, Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Remember, T

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Structural techniques play a huge role in many poems due to the fact that structure sometimes reflects what is happening in the poem. This can clearly be seen with all the poems, in “Remember” and “Do not go gentle into that good night” a strict, tight and ridged structure and this helps reinforce the meaning that the poets are trying to portray. With “Do not go gentle” the structure of the poem in some respects contrasts what is actually happening with Dylan Thomas, with father dying; his head is all over the place but the structure is tight and strict. Villanelles are very traditional strict structures and the message that is portrayed through “Do not go gentle” contrasts it as it is an ...view middle of the document...

This can be directly correlated to the “screenshot” that are going through the mind of both the reader and the “Madonna” like mother in the poem. Even though it is not evident we could interpret that the mother in the poem is becoming hysterical and agitated and due to the fact that her she needs to “Carefully part it”. This is because the child is, as we find out later on, is dying. As for the readers, they are anxious due to the fact that Chinua Achebe slowly “drip feeds” information to the reader allowing many different interpretations and events to evolve in the readers mind. As for “E for L” the lack of strict and ridged structure and the quick evolution of the structure in some aspects mimic the thought process of the character within the poem. The character within the poem is psychotic and his mind is “all over the place” j, on top of that his killing tendencies and his thirst for murder quickly evolves from a fly to a goldfish to a human just like structure quickly evolves. This lack of strict poetic “structure allows for the poet to get the readers full attention and for them to grasp the reader and get their message about death across in the most effective way possible. Finally In “The man he killed” and “Havisham”” a cyclical structure is used and this helps reinforce the meaning that the poet is trying to portray. With “The man he...

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