Essay Writing- Passion

In literature, Pato, gave us a task that was to make an Essay of the poem passion with senior 2. She made pairs or groups of three. I was with Rosario Vago and this is our essay.

Explore how the writer of “Passion” uses nature to express how she feels about love.

In the poem passion, Kathleen Raine uses nature to express how she feels about love. The writer uses nature and many literary devices such as simile, personification or metaphor, to express how her feelings were changing through the poem.
If you look at the first stanza, in the first line you can realize that she is using nature to express her feelings, “ Full of desire i lay, the sky wounding me,” through this first line you can see how depressed and sad she is and how she express her feelings using nature. In the second stanza she makes you understand why she is so depressed by telling us this: “Waiting for the longed-for voice to speak through the mute telephone, my body grew weak” in this quote she is telling us why she is so cheerless, because she was waiting for a call that never appeared. Furthermore, in stanza three and four you can perfectly see that nature is talking to her: “ Then the sky spoke to me in language clear, familiar as the heart, than love more near. The sky said to my soul, ‘You have what you desire’ ” In this stanza the sky is saying to her that she doesn’t have to be depressed because she already has what she wants and deserved.

Moreover, if we analyze stanza 4 the sky is still talking to her saying that she is surrounded by nature, that nature will always stay with her: “ Know now that you are born along with these clouds, winds, and stars, and ever-moving seas and the forest dwellers. This is your nature.” In this stanza as we said before, the sky says that she is connected with nature. In stanza 5 the sky is still talking. In this stanza nature is present when the sky said, “ this world you with the flower and with the tiger share” In this line the sky says that we live in a world full of ups and downs so she has to choose between being sad and depressed all her life or pass through the situation, move on and be happy again. Finally, in the last stanza, you can see a big change in her mind and how she thinks. Now she is very positive and hopeful:“ This world i saw as on her judgment day when the war ends, and the sky rolls away, and all is light, love and eternity” In the this quote you can clearly see the change she had made and how positive and hopeful she is now.

In conclusion,these are the differents situations where the writer, Kathleen Raine, expresses all the feelings of the voice using nature. We can clearly see the change she had made through nature, first she was depressed and sad but now she has completely changed her mind and she is positive and hopeful. She had understood that life moves on and she have to recover and continue.

Lucía Caviglione and Rosario Vago