This is the presentation I did with Tomás Braun about the poem I Hear an army.
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.
By: Matías Ripoll and Ramiro Aizpiri.
Kathleen Raine was a very affected by her believes and her spiritual sense. William Blake influenced a lot her work and her writing because she admired him. The death of her husband also influenced her writing and made her writings a lot more depressing. She passed her childhood during the First World War and also lived during the second world war and this was hard for her so their works were influenced by this.
Passion, in their literary meaning, means any powerful or true emotion or feeling as love or hate. Synonyms: Affection, devotion, excitement, intensity, temper and spirit.
Forsook: To abandon or to left something.
Dwellers: Inhabitant/ People that occupy a place.
For the next class of Literature, Tuesday 29th we have to find and show evidence of the romantic characteristics that appear in “The Clod and the Pebble”.
This is what I´ve found:
1- Imagination: This one is the main one because this poem is based in the imagination of William Blake. He makes a Clod and a Pebble talk and express their feelings. You need to have a big imagination to think about this at the moment you are thinking how are you going to explain what is love and their points of view.
2- Emotion: Obviously, in this poem it appears emotion. He shows emotion when you read it. When he talks about that love is good and positive he uses a lot of emotion to explain it. For example in this part of the first stanza he shows emotion: ” But for another gives its ease, and builds a Heaven in hell´s despair”.
3-Nature: Their is nature. Because their is personification when the Clod and the Pebble talk and give their opinions. This it is shown in the second stanza when the protagonists are introduced.
4- Passion: Their is passion when the Clod speaks and tells that love is excellent it makes you feel happy if the others are happy. This shows you that he is very passionated with love.
5- Symbolism: It is symbolism when the character uses a Clod and a Pebble as the main characters. Symbolism appears when you look at the meaning of the word and compare it with the meaning that is connected with the poem. For example: A Pebble is solid and not flexible, this means that doesn´t change his opinion. A clod is kneadable.
6- Supernatural: Usually, in poems there is always things that are supernatural. In this one their are many. Some examples are: The protagonists are objects which talk. They said that love can make a heaven a hell or vice versa.
Their are six romantic characteristic. As we can se this is a very romantic poem.
These are my five important characteristics of Romanticism:
1- Imagination. It is the most important characteristic. It´s the center point in the poetry. Imagination take us to all in poetry.
2- Emotion. It is also one of the most important in poetry because you express emotion throughout words.
3- Importance of nature. The nature is a respite of the technological and unreal world we live now. And that makes it an important characteristic because it separates you of technology.
4- Pastoral life. The romantic poetry tries to show you the problems of life in a simple and easy way.
5- Symbolism. The symbolism is a way of telling something huge in a small way. Is the way of obtain different meanings of one expression.