Suffer the Little Children

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Submitted By supermario
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Joseph Fitzpatrick 4/22/2015

Poetry Analysis

1.Gretel in Darkness

Listening to Gretel voice I believe she may have post-traumatic stress disorder. She cannot get the idea of the killing out of her head. She seems like she is praying to Hansel to help her with her guilt. She seems to want to wash away the pain of killing even though she knows what she did was right.

2. Suicide Note

The speaker apologizes to her parents for not being a strong man. She believes that if she were a boy her parents would not have been disappointed with her less than perfect grade point average. The attitude she displays to her parents is on of despair and resignation.

3. The World is Too Much With Us

The speaker feels that people have lost touch with nature because of modernization of the world. He thinks that man is wasting away because of how he has touched every piece of land the eye can see.

4. Porphyrias Lover

This poem reminded me a lot of the short story “The Lottery” in regards to situational irony. The poem begins with the narrator observing a beautiful woman who he wants very much to love him. He then changes from the observer to a crazed psycho participant.

5. Ozymandias

This is a different type of situational irony. The irony here is one of beliefs. That a boastful king can build a monument that will last forever. The poem shows that the king is silly to believe he can stop time.

6. Pied Beauty

The poet uses words to describe the beauty of the world around us. He begins by thanking god for all this beauty. He talks of not only the beauty of nature but also the beauty man can create by harvesting the earth.

7. Living in Sin and In Just

In living in sin the poet uses words to describe some disgusting things in a beautiful to help ease the pain of routine. She talks about mice and bugs as if they are wonderful.…...

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