Compare the ways in which two poets create emotion in their writing.
Poems present different emotions within the different type of poem they are. Poets achieve this by using different word choices and using different techniques to apply to their work. Poets sometimes express the emotion through their poem by telling their own story through the poem. In the poems Midterm break by Seamus Heaney and The Old familiar faces by Charles Lamb, the poets create emotion through various different ways to express emotion and to interact with the audience by sharing their feelings.
The poem ‘Midterm Break’ written by Seamus Heaney tells a tragic story of when he was younger. The setting taking place in a boarding school and Heaney sitting outside the ‘college sick bay’ and the poet leads the story of the funeral of his younger brother by using phrases like ‘Counting bells’ to describe the school bell which refer to the church funeral bells. The poem ‘Midterm break’ as the poem progresses the poet develops emotion by building tension using small phrases, ‘I saw him’ and ‘Paler now’. Compared by the emotion that is shown in this poem from the start to end is very different. There is hardly any emotion shown in the poet at the start of the poem, perhaps showing the shocked self of not being able to believe the moment. However, at the end of the poem, Heaney builds up emotion ‘He lay in the four foot box as in his cot.’ And ‘A four foot box, a foot for every year.’ These show personal emotion through which Heaney used his way of expressing his own techniques of creating emotion in their writing.
The poem ‘The Old familiar faces’ by Charles Lamb is a story about the poet’s life in which Lamb has lost his loved ones during his lifetime. The first stanza reflects back on the poet’s childhood, he emphasizes the companionship he shared with his ‘bosom cronies’. In the first and the second stanza the poet tries to reconstruct the good memories from the past but this only...