Today, in our literature class, Pato left us an activitie in which we had to read the analyze of a video and the analyze from senior 1 feom last year and make a summary and answer some questions.
The slideshare from S2:
Watch this video and the presentation, take notes and then answer the following questions:
1-Who is the voice?
2-Write a summary for each stanza.
3-What is the theme? And the tone?
4-Find at least 3 literary devices and explain them.
5-In your opinion, which is the most powerful line?
6-Do you agree with the speaker? Give reasons.
1- The voice of the poem “song” writtenp by Lady Mary Wroth is a woman.
2-Summary of stanzas:
1st: In the first stanza, we can see that the writer, compares love to a child and how they behave(never happy) according to what they want. The voice says that the woman tries to give him what he wants but doesn’t achieve it because of the child’s ungratefulness.
2nd: In this stanza we can see that the man has an enormous desire. In addition, he is not trustworthy because he breaks all his promises.
3rd: In the third stanza the woman tries to emphasize again that you can not trust on him and that he’ll flatter if you are forsaken. This is shown through the quotations: “Let him gain the hand, he’ll leave you” and also “And still glory to deceive you”.
4th: In this one, the personna expresses that the man is selfish and that he is not able to please the woman why she is always trying to but can not because of his selfishness.
5th: In the last stanza, she compares men to animals because their ferocity. She also says that men don’t change their evilness and selfishness oftenly.
-Relationship between women and men.
Personification: “Love a child”.
The voice, through this quotation, wants to show that a child is similar to love and compares them expressing that they are never happy and always complaining.
“Wolves no fiercer in their preying”. Through this metaphor she wants to show that the wolves, even in the less fiercer moments, don’t have more ferocity than men.
“Nor seek him so given to flying”.
The personna through this quotation compares love to a child one she says that you should leave love alone in the same way you should leave an argumentative child alone.
5- In my opinion, the most powerful line of this poem is this one: “Let him gain the hand, he’ll leave you”
The woman through this extract, wants to express that men are never trustworthy and that he has already gained your confidence he’ll let you down abandoning and leaving you.
6- In my opinion, what this woman says is not totally wrong because in some cases happens this, that a man abandons her girlfriend or wife. However, this is not true because she describes the situation in a general way as if all men were like this, selfish, arrogant, evil and men are different with different personalities as the same way women are. In conclusion, I don’t agree with her although maybe she says this because she experienced and lived something that made her think that.