The Convergence of the Twain

The Convergence of the Twain - In the last stanza of the...

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The Convergence of the Twain In the poem, Hardy meticulously describes the Titanic, once majestic and breath- taking, lying at the bottom of the sea. Various literary devices help Hardy to convey his tone- one of critical bitterness over human pride. Throughout much of the poem, Hardy juxtaposes the ships once majestic state to its bleak current state . Later in the poem, foreshadowing helps to further Hardy’s point. In stanzas eight and nine, Hardy describes how all eyes were fixed on the ship and no one noticed how the ship approached the ice.
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Unformatted text preview: In the last stanza of the poem, Hardy alludes to a “Spinner of the Years” that appears to have brought upon the Titanic’s fate. This allusion makes readers understand that the destruction of the Titanic was God’s fault. Hardy wishes to show that pride doomed the Titanic from the beginning because humans were so fixed on the power and wealth . Pride caused the humans to believe that nothing could ever destroy what created. With this poem, Hardy makes a bold statement about a flaw of man- pride....
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This note was uploaded on 06/18/2011 for the course ENGL 1301 taught by Professor James during the Spring '08 term at HCCS.

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