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Essay Question: Which parts of Lament [By Gillian Clarke] and Report to Wordsworth [Boey Kim Cheng] are particularly vivid for you in their portrayal of nature is being damaged. Show how the poet‟s words create such a powerful effect.
Points: Lament: 1. „For her eggs laid in their nest of sickness‟ –Refers to animals being endangered. 2. „For the burnt earth and the sun put out‟-Symbolic meaning of the sun and earth[ nature] 3. Powerful effect which is in Third Person. Report to Wordsworth: 1. Symbolic meaning of the Greek Gods which Boey Kim Cheng uses. 2. „You should be here, Nature needs you‟ –The need that nature needs 3. Attitude of the poem gives the powerful effect
-Rewrite Question -Introduce Points -Thesis Statement [The Powerful Effect]
-Use P.E.E.L -Focus on each point only -Use the Effect
-Finishing off your points -Stating what you said in your thesis is true and backing it with evidence
For me this vividly portrays nature being damaged because the green turtle has eggs which lay in a nest full of sickness and she is searching for the breeding grounds so that her eggs aren‟t in the nest of sickness. it is usually the sun that burns. With recent research i have found out that the poem is indeed a factual elegy for these animals and that the poet wanted to affect the reader into realizing how nature is being damaged. It backs up the point the author is making about the burden of the turtle because green turtles are suffering sue to the effects of the war and human activity. The symbolism of the earth and Sun also imply the damage upon nature. this metaphor is effective in creating meaning and tragedy as music is poetically linked to a positive aspect of life. vividly portrays nature being damaged by the expression of the metaphor „Nest of Sickness‟ and the burden „Green Turtle‟. Here Boey Kim Cheng is trying to use both the Greek Gods a symbolical meaning that we treat nature badly and we should do something about it before it‟s too late. „For the green turtle with her pulsing burden. his famous horns are choked. Gillian Clarke refers to the sickness of animals as a way in which nature is being damaged. nature has been defied and destroyed.Chyrsella Patrick English Essay: Poetry Lament and Report of Wordsworth are two poems that vividly portray nature being damaged and with this the poet creates such a powerful effect for the reader. Clarke uses a narrative method of third person to create such a powerful effect making the reader view the portrayal of nature being damaged. These two have swapped roles. 'The burnt earth and sun put out' are oxymorons. „For the burnt earth and the sun put out. I think Boey Kim Cheng‟s aim was to persuade readers to be more diligent to nature. Report to Wordsworth is a poem that emphasises the damage towards nature through Boey Kim Cheng phrases of the Greek God. . by destroying music. „Triton‟s notes struggle to be free. symbol for life. his eyes are dazed. „Using the Sun and Earth I think this is a symbolic meaning of nature being damaged. the scalded ocean and the blazing well. and Neptune lies helpless as beached as a whale. this image adds to the sympathy than the reader has in regards of Nature. The poet refers to the Greek sea-god Proteus who lost all this hopes “all hopes of Proteus rising from the sea have sunk” because “he is entombed in the waste”. For her eggs laid in their nest of sickness. Gillian Clarke displays the earth being burnt and the sun being put out this vividly portrays nature being damaged as the Earth has been burnt. The word “entombed” refers to natural destruction and suggests he is hidden in the waste of the sea. The metaphor present is „Nest of sickness‟. „Clarke states this sentence which refers to animals being harmed and neglected. it also vividly portrays nature being damaged by humanity. Lament. man is destroying everything which is good in our world. while insatiate man moves in for the kill. animals being a big part of nature. Clarke expresses her poem as an elegy for the animals that have been put through sickness and been damaged by the Gulf war. The first sentence to the poem immediately draws attention to nature in need for help.‟ God‟s messenger used to play a horn. The attitude of the poem concentrates in the effect it has on the reader. and the image of the earth is one that denotes a cooling image. In Lament. and neither are in harmony thus creating the portrayal of nature being damaged. When third person is used in Lament it gives the powerful effect that the reader should rethink and care for nature. in search of the breeding-ground.
He says at the end of the poem. in search of the breeding-ground. In both of these poems we can find the connection of human destruction on our own planet. and with these 9 words it immediate draws attention to the fact that nature is need of you. Nature has need of you. Smothered by the smog. Greek gods being helpless.‟ Chyrsella Patrick .‟ you should be here. looking at Earth with no hope left. Nature has need of you. The main theme in these two poems portrays the lack of respect humans have towards the natural environment today. in need of help. In „Lament‟ the poet is using third person to allow the perception of nature being in danger.Chyrsella Patrick English Essay: Poetry Report to Wordsworth is immediately. In „Report to Wordsworth‟ Boey is using the old. By stating. In Clarke‟s poem he is mostly using metaphors.‟ This sentence grabs attention and is direct it allows for the flow of the poem to come through. Nature has need of you”. The Poet uses this to create the flow of a portrayal of nature being damaged by mankind.‟ Set as the first sentence in the poem it allows there to be the portrayal of nature in danger. The attitude throughout the poem is how nature is in danger. Boey Kim Cheng refers directly to Wordsworth: “You should be here. The “you” could also be referred to the reader. This poem is very gloomy. For her eggs laid in their nest of sickness.” This personification of nature shows the importance of nature for the poet and introduces the harmful actions of man towards the natural environment. Nature is described as broken and ruined “she has been laid waste.‟ You should be here. it paints a grim picture of human beings as the cause of the ruination of nature. the poet also uses animals to symbolize the same perception. "poetry and piety fail" He means poetry fails to save humankind and religion also fails. for example „For the green turtle with her pulsing burden.