Compare and Contrast the Ways

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Compare and Contrast the ways in which the poet describes the breakdown if the relationship. Comment on the effectiveness of their verse-craft I chose to compare the poems: An Anniversary, by Vernon Scannel Dismissal, by John Tripp A Winters Tale, by D.H. Lawrence In the poem “An Anniversary” the poet describes the relationship and it’s breakdown as two leaves on a river, this is and example of ‘Personification’. In contrast to this poem in the poem “Dismissal” Tripp describes the breakdown very much as it was, describing two people in a dreary pub, this is an example of ‘Pathetic…show more content…
She is waiting, almost eagerly, for him to say the relationship is over. The line “Sobs struggling into her frosty sigh” shows that although she is waiting for him to tell her it’s over she is still upset at what he is going to say. It is also an example of “Alliteration” it is an s sound which is repeated this gives a soft sighing sound to the words like what they are explaining this is also an example of an “onomatopoeia” “Why does she come so promptly, when she must know She’s only the nearer to the inevitable farewell?” He want’s to know why the woman comes to see him when she knows that he is going to end the relationship. He describes her coming promptly as if eager to get the bad news over with. “The hill is steep, on the snow my steps are slow- Why does she come, when she knows what I have to tell?” This shows that his footsteps are slow as if he’s not sure about ending the relationship. They both go, knowing what will happen and not wanting it to end, but know that they can’t do anything about it. The hill is steep like a quick abrupt end to the relationship and once you go over the edge i.e. the relationship ending, there is no way you can go back to the top, or the beginning of the relationship. The slow deep footsteps described are like deep memories from the past. In the last line “Why does she come, when she knows what I have to

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