Discuss the literary elements found in the poem "The Bermudas" by Andrew Marvell and mention the significance of each element to the understanding of the general theme of the piece.
Point of view
Tone- He immediately presents the parallel image of the colonists in their own “small boat,” and strikes a tone of... View the full answer
- you forgot the conflict
- Nov 09, 2015 at 8:22am
- conflict- the entire poem, is strikingly inconsistent with the actual historical events in the Bermudas
- Nov 09, 2015 at 9:03am
- Spanish settlers actually arrived about one hundred years before the English. The Spanish colonies there were infamously rife with property disputes, criminal conspiracies, allegations of moral impropriety, and violence against the native peoples. However, Marvell praises the settlers' efforts and godly virtue, thus ignoring these unsavory facets of colonial life in the Bermudas.
- Nov 09, 2015 at 9:04am