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Poem Called Cold In The Earth, Notes On Ideas, Themes

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Cold in the EarthPoem is based on remembranceNo regular pattern in the first line, chaotic, gloomy.The word deep is a plosive, exhaling of breath. Symbolizes truly dead, out of the way.. finished as is the same with the word piled. Piled also adds magnitude.Not only is he dead but so Is everything around him.Repetition from the first line. Removed from life, her, material objects. "Far, Far" reachable, something has happened to the victim. Buried far away, not only physical. Cold in the grave, hot in love contrast. Dreary grave, unrelieved, attempting to keep a hold. Grave not only time but refers to the atmosphere of the place.Love of loving, so powerful it is ...view middle of the document...

Over mountains to reach the place of her own.Remembered emotions, ghosts of what they were as they are now gone. Heath, barren open country side.Noble, honourable, aristocratic, respectable- take challenges and come out dignified, repetition of ever. Fear of forgetting.Re-focussed onto the physical grave. December has wild winters, cold rugged, death and decoy. Absence of fresh food.Brown hills, gloomy dreamy. Melted with time death moves on, new life appears. From brown to spring once again.The mind will think other things and yet the soul will rememberChanging suffering has occurred 'melts away' others suffering, watchign him go. Guilt of not having the same passion after 15 years.Forgive me, if I Forget. Teenage love, young blossoming not cold and bitter, no betrayal, innocent love.Time moves on, things happen. Worlds tide is day to day living. Day to day life changes her mind almost forcefully, excuse to forget.Serious desires, oxymoron. People making demands on her. People expect things of her. Wants to remember but can't. Internal conflict. Darker hopes, oxymoron. Beset- take control of. Things are greater than I can control. Attatched- gives weight to expectations of her.Obscure, prevent her from remembering. Fade his memory.List, prayer of 2 lines of 'fact' yet both metaphors of light. No days no light any more he meant so much to her."Her life is over" over-dramatic? To make up for her guilt hr life has gone with his. "Thee" self-pity?

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