With his men father is happy that he is in the ditch

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with his men (father is happy that he is in the ditch with his men)Recurring image of a fishOne Art – pg 966Elizabeth BishopVillanelle 19 lines, five tercets and a concluding quatrain2 rhyme soundsFirst and third line rhyme and alternate as the third line of each successive stanza and form a couplet at the endBishop slightly changes the altering linesMostly iambic pentameter and aba rhyme scheme for the tripletsCopes with disastrous losses through art (Write it!)Daddy… 1145Sylvia PlathOtto Plath, her father, died of diabetes complication because he refused treatment thinking he had cancerLots of anger throughout the poemTransforms her father into different thingso“marble-heavy, a bag full of God, / Ghastly with one grey toe” father’s toe turned black from gangreneoCompares him to every german (implies Hitler) when he sends her to concentration camps, says “your” luftwaffleo“a cleft in your chin instead of your foot” she implies he is the deviloCompares him to her husbandAch, hu ah, you (german)
Grabow, Poland Otto’s birthplaceIch I (german)Dachau, Auschwitz, Belsen german concentration camps“black shoe/ In which I have lived like a foot” she feels like shes been suffocating with all this weight on her as if shes lived as a foot in a black shoeTyrol Austrian Alpine RegionTaroc pack tarot cards used for fortune tellingLuftwaffle german air forcePanzer armor (German)“and stuck me together like glue” allusion to her suicide attemptMeinkampf My struggle (Hitler’s political autobiography and nazi polemic, published before his rise to powerIn the end she is finally over himSounds somewhat like a nursery rhyme “hyperbole as transformer”Nursery rhymeThe Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock… 862TS EliotoBorn in st louis, most of adult life in LondonoWent to HarvardWorks and days a didactic poem about family and family life by Hesiod, a greek poetspiritually exhausted people who exist in the impersonal modern citydramatic monologueideal listener: one who is as lost as the speaker and will never betray to the world the content of Prufrock’s present confessionsa carefully structured amalgamation of poetic formsofragments of sonnet formdissociation of sensibility mind body splitobjective correlativein poems there should always be an object that evokes emotionBirches… 802Robert FrostIambic pentameterBlank verseBends actually caused by ice storms and not his fantasy thoughts of a boy swinging on the branchesWants to return to care free daysSwinging is a way to escape hard truthsoOpportunity to get away from earth for a while
oNow that he is an adult he cant escape the truths/responsibilities by swinging on branches“nature and I have had a lovers quarrel”

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