But we should be careful to note that the girl with titian hair is exceptional. In the final stanza of the poem a metaphor of life as a journey is presented. Just as in An Impromptu for Ann Jennings, the poet finds children to be a way of conferring her own immortality and that is repeated in the tone of affection that the husband here feels towards the factor of motherhood that his wife embodies.
She stands for the artist. As well, she captures and delights in — the excitement of the occasion which is animated by the advent of this imposing masculine figure amongst the all female company When he appeared the girls whirred with an insect nervousness Even the Headmistress is dwarfed by his presence which is made even more grand by his academic gown and hood, of silk and fur, putting her less distinguished black in the shade.
A reflection on years gone past arouses feeling of regret as to the slumber-like state with which the speaker had previously lived. Confused by an afternoon nap, she had woken up looking for breakfast.
The speaker is declaring the importance of memory and how this particular one is ingrained in her consciousness. The tone of the poem is one of thoughtfulness and the speaker is comforted by music and memories.
The style of the poem reveals a troubled interior narrative and reflection, with the speaker describing a childhood memory which is engendered by the perfume of violets, a common flower of her youth.
The sustained allusion to King Lear is an effective one. The violets are also a symbol of nature which is very common theme among romanticists.
This poem mocks traditional conventions of religion and family through the fact that the mother has her back turned when the boy needs her, creating a sense of betrayal. The rivalry between the boy and his father, and how this influences his image of his mother is significant " Faint scent of violets drifts in the air This positive teaching of the poem, however, is delayed by the negative anecdote which opens it.
Both are, first person narratives but here we sense that one, much closer to the poet herself perhaps. It has roots in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC, making it over years old. The holy and religious images of the first two stanzas contrast with the devilish images in the following stanzas.
Another consistent image is that of the father as an old king, Since this is a poem about loss, grief and sadness, tears are also important. The poem also contains memories of a carefree time with her parents and the innocence of a child.
They link past and present. There is evidence that the poem could be autobiographical as Harwood herself played the piano and had reddish hair in her youth. Faint scent of violets drifts in the air This positive teaching of the poem, however, is delayed by the negative anecdote which opens it.
Similarly in Nightfall when the father and child take their final walk together, the elder being is renewing their own life and seeks to live vicariously through the legacy they leave with their young. Waves are always continuous and coming in life.
At Mornington This poem was inspired by a visit to a very dear friend, Thomas Riddell. Perhaps a celebration to be part of life.Nov 03, · HSC Gender Female Posts 94 Rep Power and devastation (loss or sadness) with Prize-Giving and The Glass Jar as my focus poems - I initially tried out devastation and loss as two separate emotions, but then realised that they correlated too much, and there was more reference to passion in both poems anyway.
Module B - Gwen Harwood. In Gwen Harwood's poems Prize-Giving and The Glass Jar, the prescribed text Sky-High, and the novel White Teeth by Zadie Smith, the composer have used many varying ideas and techniques to investigate and illustrate concepts of Changing Self effectively. Jun 02, · With Gwen Harwood's poetry your meant to be looking at how people with different contexts will look at the poem, for example the traditional feminist look at prize giving would be the stuck-up professor got what he urgenzaspurghi.com a fruedian look at glass jar would have a feild day.
In Gwen Harwood's poems Prize-Giving and The Glass Jar, the prescribed text Sky-High, and the novel White Teeth by Zadie Smith, the composer have used many varying ideas and techniques to investigate and illustrate concepts of Changing Self effectively.2/5(4).
HSC Changing Self- Gwen Harwood (Prize-Giving and The Glass Jar). Essay In Gwen Harwood's poems Prize-Giving and The Glass Jar, the prescribed text Sky-High, and the novel White Teeth by Zadie Smith, the composer have used many varying ideas and techniques to investigate and illustrate concepts of Changing Self effectively.
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