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Although the tone of both poems is bleak the tone of A November Landscape brightens at the end while the tone of Winter grows even more bleak The poems A November Landscape and Winter both portrays the coldness and the bitterness of winter The author describes the coldest season that implies a very sinister atmosphere He also transmits to us a dark gloomy and a hostile image who reveals a fear from the unknown his own fear towards winter In the poem A November Landscape the author uses harsh terms to maintain the same tone such as land Bereft and dead ferns to describe as well the damages caused to the nature by this cruel season In the other poem Winter the author develops the same strategy to support his evocations such as iron chains sharp snares and birds of prey that remains a very somber and dead image of Winter Although the author uses imagery to symbolize the influence of winter on the nature and the effect on the humans temper he also uses somber words to reinforce the power of these imageries In A November Landscape regret and desolation are the major words that the author employs to present us a very melancholic atmosphere who are introduced to evoke feeling such as sadness misery and an overwhelming pressure on the reader In Winter the author keeps the same tone and accuses harshly the winter to be responsible of the death of the warmness season of spring The tone of the two poems as I mentioned in the preceding paragraphs is somber sad desolated and depressing The two authors seem to have painful memories reliant to winter However the author of A November Landscape appears to be more optimist about this endless season At the end of his poem he presents an encouraging hope that brightens the entire poem And here lie sodden on the ground and yet
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