The Sunlight on the Garden Analysis(Scribd)

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CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF LOUIS MACNEICE'S "THE SUNLIGHT ON THE GARDEN" The sunlight on the garden Hardens and grows cold, We cannot cage the minute Within its nets of gold; When all is told We cannot beg for pardon. Our freedom as free lances Advances towards its end; The earth compels, upon it Sonnets and birds descend; And soon, my friend, We shall have no time for dances. The sky was good for flying Defying the church bells And every evil iron Siren and what it tells: The earth compels, We are dying, Egypt, dying And not expecting pardon, Hardened in heart anew, But glad to have sat under Thunder and rain with you, And grateful too For sunlight on the garden. In this essay, I will try to analyze Louis Macneice's "The sunlight on the…show more content…
Maybe he wants to have enough time to tell all he wants to convey to us. Besides, I want to focus on the poet's use of comma and semicolon in the first stanza.He uses a comma at the end of line 2 and a semicolon at the end of line 4.I think line 3 is the result of the first two lines, and line 6 is the result of the previous five lines. According to SENSE IMAGERY, the first line shows a visual image in "The sunlight" and "garden".The fourth line also appeals to our sense of sight by using a visual image in "nets of gold". The poet also appeals to our sense of touch(feelings) in line 2"Hardens" and"cold".These two images are tactile images.In fact these various types of imagery in the first stanza arouses our sensory perception. According to FIGURES OF SPEECH,the use of

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