Essay Literature

Matías Ripoll and Tomás Braun

Essay question: “Explore how the voice of the poem Love III shows a change as the poem develops”.

As this story develops, the personna shows a change according to being worthy of receiving God’s love and being his guest.

To begin with, the character wasn’t able to accept his invitation because he felt “Guilty of dust and sin”. Despite this fact, Love is personified as God and acts fondly towards him as we can see in the following quotation: “Drew nearer to me, sweetly questioning, if I lacked anything”. In addition, this extract from the poem shows that love thinks that the speaker has all the qualities to be his guest. As the poem progresses, in spite of God’s acceptance, the raconteur still refuses to enter heaven. Moreover, through the rhetorical question “Who made the eyes but I?” the divine being explains to the storyteller that he can look love with the eyes he gave him.

At the beginning of the third stanza, the speaker accepts what God says, in spite of the fact, he still feels unworthy because he ruined what the celestial being gave him. We can see this through the extract “Truth lord, but I have marred them: let my shame”. Furthermore, when the creator transmits “Who bore the blame?” he wants to explain that Christ died on the cross to make us free from sin. Moreover, in the third line of the fifth stanza, we can see love says to the voice “you must sit down, and taste my meat”. This metaphor means that, now that the speaker is in God’s house, he must obey Him. Also, it is a reference to the last supper. Finally, the personna obeyed his word when he says “I will serve”. Through this quotation, we can see that the personna understands and accepts what God was trying to transmit.
All in all, as the poem develops, the voice of the poem changes his feelings about accepting God’s invitation.

Essay Writting – Games at Twilight


Essay Question: In “Games at Twilight” mood and atmosphere play an important role. Comment closely on this.

Hot weather/suffocation/oppression
Veranda/happy/feel free
Ravi In the shed -Victorious
-Not innocent
Ravi´s feelings: Shed furniture.
Symbols: Shed/Weather
-Outside the shed kids are playing another game
– “You are dead”

In this story written by Anita Desai the mood changes. Focusing on Ravi´s feelings, the narrator explains and describes the moody atmosphere.

At the beginning, the author describes the suffocating weather which anticipates the plot and its development. To express this, he uses deathly adjectives such as “Oppressing” and “suffocating”. The description of the birds: “Still drooped”, fruits: “dead”, squirrels: “lay limp”, dogs: “lay stretched” makes the reader feel the atmosphere of death.

The mood first changes when Ravi enters the shed. He starts feeling scared because of the “ Dark”, “Depressing mortuary”, “Yellow dust” and “spooky” shed. This horrifying place made the kid feel different emotions such as “fear” and “weirdness”. In addition, Ravi´s feelings about Raghu change from being a threat to protection, this means, that, at first, he wanted Raghu to be away because if not he would find him. Later on, he realizes that he is in a horrifying place and Ravi feels protected or sheltered by Raghu.

When he gets out of the shed, the second and last change of mood happens. This kid realizes that it was “twilight” and he has to get out of that odd place. When he goes to “touch the den”, he learns that he is not so important for everyone and his “insignificance”, which means that none of his friends cared about his existence. Those feelings are connected to the theme; growing up and maturing is painful. The deathly and gloomy adjectives are used to express the kid’s death of childhood and Innocence.

All in all, the mood changes throughout the story showing and comparing Ravi´s feelings with the mood and atmosphere.


Essay Literature – S1 and S2

This is the Essay of Passion by Kathleen Raine that Silvestre, Otto and I did together.


Essay: Passion


In this poem the writer shows us how she uses nature to express how she feels about love. Her sad and depressing thoughts about love and life are changed with the help of nature. And in the following paragraph these ideas are going to be developed.


At the beginning of the poem, the woman of the story feels pain and that love is unfair and painful. Also, inside her the chaos torments her mind. A quote that proves this is: “Waiting for the longed-for voice to speak Through the mute telephone” This expresses that the woman is depressed and desperate because she was waiting for a call that finally did not appear. Another extract of the text that states this is: “My body grew weak” This means that she not only suffers psychologically, but also physically. Finally, this excerpt confirms all her depression: “ With the well-known and mortal death, heartbreak”. As we just said, this quote tells us that she feels a lot of pain.


In the fourth stanza, nature makes her change her point of view about love and life through personification. The sky says to her:“You have what you desire”. This means that she already had what she wanted, to be surrounded by nature.The extract of the poem “This your nature is” means that nature and she are one, that nature gives her all the love she needs and desires. Finally, this quote: “And all is light, love and eternity” expresses that the lady has to stand up and continue her life because life has ups and downs and that love is wonderful and positive. This second part of the poem tells us that nature helped the woman to realize that life and love is amazing.


To conclude, you read about how the writer uses nature to express the woman’s feelings about love. At first she was suffering and very depressed but then nature influenced on her and she changes her opinion.

By Otto, Silvestre and Matías.

First Essay

Ramiro Aizpiri and Matías Ripoll

Final version:

                 First Essay Writing


Essay Question: Explore how Blake tackles the theme of love in his poem “The Clod and the Pebble”


William Blake treats the theme of love in this poem showing two totally different points of view about love.

The first point of view he shows is the Clod´s opinion. The Clod explains that love is positive and joy. We can clearly see this when he says: “Love seeketh not itself to please”. Also he is innocent. Blake in the first stanza use hyperbolic language and symbolism when he expresses: “And builds a Heaven in Hell’s despair”. This means that something bad, like hell, can turn totally to their opposite, like heaven. We can see that William Blake uses Hyperbolic language because he uses to express love two extremes, like hell and heaven. Throughout these metaphors we can understand the clod´s thoughts about love.

           The second point of view he shows is the Pebble’s view. The Pebble explains that love is negative, evil and suffering. We get to realize that he is experienced and shows individualism. We can see it when he says: “ Love seeketh only self to please”. In the third stanza  he uses hyperbolic language and symbolism as well, when he tells:” And builds a hell in heaven’s despite”. This means, that something very positive and good, like heaven, can change to their main opposite, hell. Throughout this metaphors we can see the pebble’s thoughts about love.

           In conclusion William Blake deals with the theme of love giving personification to two objects that show their different opinions about love.