Comparing Digging by Seamus Heaney, Catrin by Gilliam Clarke, The Little Boy Lost y William Blake and Tichborne's Elegy by Charles Tichborne
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Comparing Digging by Seamus Heaney, Catrin by Gilliam Clarke, The Little Boy Lost y William Blake and Tichborne's Elegy by Charles Tichborne 'Digging' by Seamus Heaney, 'Catrin' by Gillian Clarke, 'The Little Boy Lost' by William Blake and 'Tichborne's Elegy' by Charles Tichborne are the four poems that are going to be compared. Each of these poems all contain images which create a feeling of apprehension and express feelings of insecurity and uncertainty.
'Digging' by Seamus Heaney uses images in concern to his future as a poet following his family all being farmers. Perhaps the most central image of the poem is contained on line two, "The squat pen rests; snug as a…show more content… William Blake rhymed the words "deep" and "weep" in line seven to emphasise and link the feeling of loneliness the little boy had.
Similarly, Seamus Heaney used "The squat pen rests; snug as a gun", using the reverse spelling of snug (with dropping the's') to write 'gun' in the same line to emphasise the image of his pen being a weapon.
"The squat pen rests; snug as a gun" also shows great contrast with 'snug' being a comfortable and secure word while 'gun' is a word that conjures up images of violence and war.
This type of negative, contrasted, imagery is used throughout 'Tichborne's Elegy' to emphasise loss. Charles Tichborne uses images such as "my crop of corn is but a field of tares" which expresses that anything worthy of praise he once had, is now worth nothing at all. Conceivably the poem the expresses the most sadness, 'Tichborne's Elegy' uses strong imagery that creates the air of grief surrounding the poem. An example of this powerful imagery is the haunting refrain which is repeated throughout the poem at the end of each stanza, "And now I live, and now my life is done". At the time Charles Tichborne wrote this poem, he knew he was going to be executed. This contrast emphasises that though he