Saturday, March 16, 2019
Comparing Love after Love and This Room Essay -- Derek Walcott Imtiaz
Comparing Love after Love and This dwellThe two verses with which I comp ar each other are twain poems ofcelebration. Celebration of life, love and your identity. The first isLove after Love by Derek Walcott. This poem is ab step to the fore self-discovery.Walcott suggests that we spend years assuming an identity, only if eventually discover who we really are - and this is like two different wad meeting and making friends and sharing a meal together. Walcottpresents this in equipment casualty of the love feast or Eucharist of the Christianchurch - Eat... take a shit wine. Give bread. And it is not clear whetherthis other person is merely human or in some way divine, this is alsoan imperative which would suggest that they are divine and so have aright to give orders. provided it could just be advice.The second poem, with which I will be compare Love after Love isImtiaz Dharkers This room a poem again, about the joys of life andhow it should be enjoyed and absorbed. This is a qu ite puzzling poem,if we strive to find an explicit and exact interpretation - but itsgeneral center is clear enough, it suggests that Imtiaz Dharker seesrooms and furniture as possibly limiting or imprisoning one, but whenchange comes, it is as if the room is breaking out of itself this pull back is obviously a metaphor, which I believed to mean that the roomis alive and it is liberating itself.., I think this means that if themere room is doing this, that you should liberate yourself. Shepresents this rather literally, with a bizarre or surreal vision ofroom, bed and chairs breaking out of the house and rising up - thechairs crashing through clouds suggesting upward motion. Thecrockery, meanwhile, crashes together noisily in celebration. And... ... This Room In the poem our homes and possessions symbolizeour lives and ambitions in a limiting sense, while change and newopportunities are likened to space, go down and empty air, where thereis an opportunity to move and grow. Like Walcotts Love after Love, itis about change and personal growth - but at an earlier point, orperhaps at repeated points in ones life.In my opinion, both poems do an excellent job of encouraging a love oflife, and making it seem very attractive and using metaphors for it to open it seem less serious. This is definitely a good thing. Both announcethat you should live your life as you wish and should take advantageof all(prenominal) second of it. To conclude, I believe these poems both hold a pie-eyed moral point. Why should you become someone else to satisfysocietys needs? The resounding answer from both poems? You shouldnt.