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 D.H. Lawrence
In the poem “An Anniversary” the poet describes the relationship and it’s breakdown as two leaves on a river, this is and example of ‘Personification’. In contrast to this poem
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is a mixture as in stanza one it uses mainly imagery with the field to describe the relationship, but in stanza two it uses run-on-lines to describe his feelings. Then in stanza three it uses a mixture by using the simple ABAB structure from verse one, but still using his thoughts of the woman, rather than imagery of the field, to describe the relationship.
All three poems describe the breakdown very differently but very effectively.