He is able to help readers to identify with his feelings by bringing the war down to a personal, one on one level. Living in London, Hardy was well aware of the large number of prostitutes who openly plied their trade and accosted passers-by on the main streets. The woman has sold her innocence for a life of expensive clothes and glamour and appears to be none the happier for having done so, as though she has sold her soul to the devil. Even though someone may seem happier and better off on the outside, one does not know what that person went through to get there and whether they are truly happier person because of it. For example, The Wizard of Oz, by L. She has no more respect and probably little to no chance of marriage.
During their heyday in the 1800s, artists often used both romanticism and classicism simultaneously. The answer to this question is yes. River God Humour is used in both poems black humour in both cases. One could imagine that many poets would have become very preachy about such behaviour and condemned the town girl for her immorality. He is giving a hypothetical to help the readers to understand the humanity of each of them. He says he killed him because he was a foe. Young Chuyia doesn't even remember being married and yet she finds herself being taken from her family and put in a home of widows when he dies suddenly.
And whence such fair garments, such prosperi-ty? The poem consists of six stanzas, each with only four lines. The fact that the two men were face to face shows that either one could have died. However, the rhyme and rhythm that he uses are light and musical, giving the poem a feeling of irony that makes the dark images all the more powerful. Based on the rhyme and meter the poem is seen as more musical and happy. Further, this summary will give information on the Rhythm and Meter, Sound Effects, Imagery, Figures of Speech; Speaker and Tone, and Diction and Syntax of the poem. The result is a lulling, nursery rhyme kind of feelilng. This is what the poem by Thomas Hardy is implying.
However; for some women it may have been worth it to get off of the farm or out of the poor lifestyle they once lived. This all implies one of two things. As the poem makes clear, the girl who left the farm to try her luck in town got the better deal, as long as her ambitions went no higher than to gain the material advantages described by the country girl. Her naïve friend continues to be fixated on the fineness of the woman and compares her new found luxuries to her former lifestyle. Throughout the poem, Hardy uses dialogue, caesuras, and irony to convey his purpose for writing the poem. Is 'Melia a victim or in control of her own destiny? However, the language spoken by the two women is also markedly different, in that the ruined maid uses standard urban English and the country girl uses many local words and phrases that are clearly understood by the town girl but would not be familiar to the modern reader. So then, the readers must question why she is in finer clothes and why she has clearly been around high society.
Money isn't everything: The farm worker admires 'Melia's new found wealth which is probably not much anyway, just more than it used to be but 'Melia herself knows that money isn't everything. There is a happy, musical lilt in lines three and four of each stanza as Hardy emphasises the 'ee' sound very clearly. The poem has six stanzas of four lines each, or quatrains, and in each of the first five the farm girl speaks for the first three lines. This reveals a few aspects of men in the Victorian society. The poem is repetitive and creates a mood that can be seen as lighthearted and friendly. It seems as if they haven't seen each other for a long time.
These relationships causes him to become estranged from his wife in the latter years of their marriage. Hardy's attitude, unlike that of a lot of men in his era, is not one of disapproval or disgust towards 'Melia. Who could have supposed I should meet you in town? The contrast is given in part by the distinctions noted by the first speaker, namely the fine attire of the other, her refined speech, fair complexion and general satisfaction with life. Who could have supposed I should meet you in Town? Is the farm worker right to admire 'Melia? In either circumstance, the poem reveals the vast difference between the way that men and women were treated in the Victorian age. The speaker, who still works at the farm, runs into an old friend named Amelia. The speaker immediately notices a vast difference in Amelia and is obviously envious of her appearance, language, and wealth.
She wishes she had feathers, a pretty gown, and a prettier face so that she could walk around town with her head held high. Whatever the reason, the speaker seems to grow very contemplative after this experience. The question posed by Hardy is: does that matter? The speaker, who still works at the farm, runs into an old friend named Amelia. The aabb rhyme scheme is further supported by the rhymes being 'exact' or 'full' rhymes. The Hunchback in the Park Life can be very cruel sometimes: both central characters seem to end up in their situation out of necessity though one could argue 'Melia had more of a choice. The speaker immediately notices a vast difference in Amelia and is obviously envious of her appearance, language, and wealth.
We related in class that there would be no men who would pay for a non-attractive women prostitute. She clearly enjoys her new clothes and her ability to speak properly. It certainly sets up a rhyme appearance , which is resisted by the prostitutes evil. Women may be beautifully dressed and well taken care of, but dealing with these effects would be worse. Understandably his friends are concerned. She knows the price she has had to pay and we get the sense that Hardy feels sympathetic towards her.
All the farm girl sees is how much her friend has changed for the better since she left the farm. Now it becomes clear that Melia has lost her virginity before marriage, and that somehow it has resulted in finer clothes. These are all fairly feminist ideas for a man living in the Victorian Age. The reader does not yet know what the circumstances were that led to the speaker shooting the man. Either Melia has become the mistress of a rich man, or she has been brought into high society prostitution. The life of a prostitute was no doubt miserable, sleeping with random men at their pleasure.
In 'Old Man, Old Man' the poem expresses how an old man has been hit with the full consequences of time's inevitable toll. He clearly admired them all, as he wrote many poems in regards to them. The young women display two starkly contrasting attitudes. Or as a woman who is much more financially comfortable, better fed and clothed but working as a prostitute? When a man had sex outside of marriage- well, that was just the norm. The worker comments that 'Melia also seems happier with a much more positive outlook on life. Hardy uses a rhyme scheme that gives the poem a sound like a nursery rhyme. Many of today's artists have been either directly or indirectly influenced by romanticism This is a English romanticism… Words 443 - Pages 2 can go through during the process of planning a wedding.