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Compare and Contrast the ways in which the poet describes the breakdown if the relationship Comment on the effectiveness of their verse-craft I chose to compare the poems An Anniversary by Vernon Scannel Dismissal by John Tripp A Winters Tale by DH Lawrence In the poem An Anniversary the poet describes the relationship and its breakdown as two leaves on a river this is and example of Personification In contrast to this poem in the poem Dismissal Tripp describes the breakdown very much as it was describing two people in a dreary pub this is an example of Pathetic fallacy as the setting is very boring and dark like the breakdown of the relationship In A Winters Tale Lawrence uses a similar verse-craft to Scannel in An Anniversary with the relationship being described as a field but he still uses people in the poem to describe the people in the relationship Lawrence also uses Pathetic Fallacy as he describes a cold winters day when the relationship broke down In An Anniversary the poet says The skys smeared monotone This means the sky was smeared with one colour which may signify a boring colourless relationship Two willow leaves glide smoothly on The waters shimmering skin This is an example of Enjambment It describes the leaves floating smoothly but apart from each other The use of enjambment here helps the rhythm of the poem carry on smoothly like the leaves gliding It could signify the two people still going on in life smoothly but not together When he says the waters shimmering skin it gives the impression of being murky below and shiny on
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