Song- Lady Mary Wroth

Last friday in literature, Pato posted a task in the blog for us to answer. We had to see a video, analize the poem Song by Lady Mary Wroth, and answer some questions.

Here is the video we have to see:

And this are my answers of the questions that Pato posted in her blog:

1-How is the voice?

Throughout this poem i can identify that the voice is the woman

2- Write a summary of each stanza

Stanza 1:

In the first stanza we can see that the writer, Lady Mary Wroth, makes a comparison between children and men. In the poem is also present imageries, auditory and visual. Moreover, we can see in the first line a metaphor: “love a child is ever crying”

Stanza 2:

In this stanza we can see how Lady Mary Wroth, explains that men are liars and cheaters that can not be trusted.

Stanza 3:

In this third stanza, the writter, in a sarcastic tone, shows that if you let them gain you you, as a woman, will fail.

Stanza 4:

In stanza four, the author is saying that man always succeed, they put you up a fight, and thay always have to win. This is how they are and they will never please woman. They love you and buy you gifts but when you ask them a favour they don’t do it.

Stanza 5:

In this last stanza, Wroth, uses metaphors that compare men with animals, and show that their ways are difficult to change but not impossible.

3- What is the theme? And the tone?

The themes in the story are: Love between men and woman. Men actions

The tone in the story is advising, warning and confident.

4- Find at least 3 literary devices and explain them.

  1. Personification: In the poem “Song” in the first stanza we can see personification through this first line: “Love a child is ever crying” This line shows us that in the poem Love will be personified as a child.
  2. Simile: In the poem we can see a simile in the last stanza through the last line that says: “ Nor seek him so given to flying”. This simile says that you have to leave love alone just as you would leave an argument child alone.
  3. Visual image: In the poem we can also find a visual image in the last stanza in the word “flying”. This word gives you a visual image that you have to let love go away and fly, that you have to let love go and continue.

5- In your opinion which is the most powerful line?

In my opinion the most power line is the one that says “What he promise, he breaks it” because this line says that love breaks every promise but in my opinion that is a particular case because they are Many types of love and not all Love break promises so i think that’s why for me is the most powerful, because in my opinion is not true in all the cases.

6- Do you agree with the speaker? Give reasons

I do not agree at all because i think that not all men are like that, they are Mens like that but not all. They are a lot if Honest and good men. I think her was a particular case.

Rite of Passage – Games at Twilight and The Prison

After making the slideshare, we compare in pairs or in threes, the Rite of the Passege with the stories we read Games at Twilight and The prison. Also we were asked to found a specular moment, epiphany and foreshadowing.

This is what i did with Abril Teran Frias and Trinidad Porretti:



1- The unattainable object of desire

Games at Twilight:The unattainable object of desire in Games at Twilight was that Ravi wanted to win the game and defeat Raghu. In the story there is a moment in which Ravi describes Raghu physically, «Raghu´s long, hefty, hairy footballer legs». This shows how inferior he felt while he was with him. Also his big ambition to win the game, «He hugged his knees together and smiled to himself almost shyly at the thought of so much victory» This shows how much he wanted to win the game. Although, he didn’t end up being a champion.

The Prison:The unattainable object of desire in The Prison is that Tommy\Tony wanted to help the girl.  In the story there is a moment which shows how much Tony/Tommy wanted to save her, “He felt he ought to do something for her» This shows the desire she had to assist the girl, when he was the one who had the problem. However, he didn’t put his thoughts and desires into actions, he was a prisoner of his own body.

2- Trespassing  

Games At Twilight: We can see trespassing in Games at Twilight when Ravi was playing with his friends in the veranda, and his mother told them that they couldn’t go outside it, they promised her that they won’t cross the limit of the porch, “ ‘Please, ma, please,’ they begged. ‘We’ll play in the veranda and porch – we won’t go a step out of the porch’ “. In spite of this fact, they did go out of the veranda/porch. He desified the authority, his mother, to show his maturity.

The Prison:  We can see trespassing in The Prison when Tony\Tommy bought a slot machine to make money without telling Rosa and her father. He knew that Rosa and her father would not accept it, and he bought it anyway. Here we can see that he trespasses the authority.

3- Dare

Games At Twilight: There is a dare\challenge in Games at Twilight when Ravi entered to the shed to win the game, although it was a spooky and dark place, he was afraid of.

The Prison: In this story the third element is present, we can see that dare\challenge was saving the girl from being a thief. He thought that saving the girl from being a thief was the purpose of his life.

4- The mischief “should be owned up”

Games At Twilight: This element is not present in the story because Ravi did not act in a maturing way, he did not end up understanding that the game was over. This shows he was still a kid and did not finish the rite of passage.

The Prison: This element is also not present in the story because Tomy did not act in a maturing way, he hitted Rosa, and someone mature doesn’t do that. This shows that he did not finish the rite of passage, he was still maturing.

5- There should be an act of atonement

Games at Twilight: This element isn’t present in the story because Ravi didn’t accept that the game was over and he had lost, in addition, he didn’t say sorry to his mother for desifying her when he went out of the limit of the veranda.

The Prison: This element isn’t present in the Prison because he didn’t apologize with Rosa for hitting her and he didn’t end up accepting that the one who should be saved was him, not the girl.

    A) Specular moment:


GAT: The specular moment of the story is the moment when Ravi sees himself reflected in Manu because they were both the little kids of the group, they were defenseless. He realised that Raghu would go after him because he had already caught Manu.

TP: The specular moment of the story is the moment when Tommy sees himself reflected in the girl because in the past he lied to a policeman with his uncle Dom and robbed a lobster

    B)  Foreshadowing:

GAT: There is foreshadowing in Games at Twilight when Raghu says to Manu “You are dead”, because this was foreshadowing what would happen to Ravi in the future, the death of his innocence\childhood.

TP: There is foreshadowing in The Prison when

    C) Epiphany:

GAT: There is an epiphany in Games at Twilight when Ravi realises he is “insignificant” because no one cared about him, he realised that he was forgotten, and that maturing\growing up was a painful process.

TP: There is an epiphany in The Prison when Tony\Tommy realises that his mind was a prison, he couldn’t put his thoughts into actions and he couldn’t take his own decisions. We can see this through this quote; “ You could never see the sky outside or the ocean because you were in a prison, except nobody called it a prison, and if you did they didn’t know what you were talking about, or they said they didn’t”.

Romantic Characteristics

Pato gave us as homework to find the romantic characteristics we choose in the other post to find them i The poem » The Clod and The Pebble»
This are my answers:

1)Imagination:In William´s Blake poem we can finde imagination because in stanza 2 of these poem it says
» So sung a little Clod of Clay
trodden with cattle´s feet,
But a Pebble of the brooke
Warbled out these meters meet»
This stanza says the feelings of a Clod of Clay and the feelings of the Pebble. He uses the clod and the pebble like they were living things and have feelings and emotions.
2)Nature:I think this poem is related wit nature because the protagonists are to elements of natature a Clod and a Pebble.
3)Emotion: In my opinion in this poem its a lot of emotion, because the characters, the Clod and the Pebble, are talking very deep about love. They are showing there opinion about their expiriencese. Here is something and the different opinions they have about love
The Clod says:
» Love seeketh is not itself to please,
Not for itself hath any care»
The clod is saying that love is something positive, to share.
But the Pebble has not the same opinion and says:
» Love seeketh only self to please,
To bind another to its delight»
The Pebble is saying that love is something negative and selfish.
Symbolism: In this poem obviously appere symbolism, because the main characters of the poem are a Clod and a Pebble. Its not thet the writter liked the pebbles and the clods and thats why he choose them, its because they have a meaning. The pebble is solid and is not eassy to convince, its not flexible and dosen´t change its opinion. But the Clod is different its more flexible.
This are the Romantic characteristics i found in the poem.

The Clod and The Pebble

This is the presentation Pato showed us to know more about William Blake the writter of the Clod an the Pebble

Blake from Pato_Ch

Homework for Tuesday 15th

«This poem belongs to the Romantic period.

Read the following articles and find out the characteristics of Romanticism.

Make a post in you blog and write down 5 important characteristics of the Romantic period.»

This are the 5 characteristics that i choose.

1) Imagination:
I choose imagination because its the most important charcteristic. Its the essence of all romantic poetry.
2) Nature:
I choose nature because it gives concentration and peace to the writter. So if the writter is in peace he/she can imagine a lot of beautiful things.
3) Emotion:
I choose emotion because i think that the writter when he writes she/he can feel what is wriiting and he can also express in the poem what he feels.
4) Symbolism:
I choose symbolism because i think that it giev the poem more atraction are its like you can express your self but not telling all, you can use a symbol like imagine you are saying in your poem all the time black that meanse you are sad but you didin’t said so.
5) Pastoral life:
I choose pastoral life because the pastoral life is written in many poems, the peaceful place the animals ande the humble people.