Discuss How Two Poets You Have Studied Treat the Theme of Human Imperfection.

Topics: Poetry, Rhyme, Translation Pages: 3 (1217 words) Published: November 6, 2012
Emily Bronte and Sylvia Plath are a good example of two poets who treat the theme of human imperfection in their poems. Although they both treat the same theme in their poems, the way in which they handle the same theme is different. This is because both poets come from different centuries and therefore exhibit different features in their writing. While Bronte comes from the 19th century, Plath comes from the 20th century. The difference in their times affects their writing style, for example the rhythm in their poems. While Bronte’s poetry rhymes because it was common in her century, Plath’s poetry doesn’t because rhyme was out of fashion in the 20th century. The Isolation of both poets, Bronte’s isolation chosen for her, Plath by choice, brings the theme and ideas much closer to one another because the have a feature connecting them to one another. In order to bring out their theme for the readers, both poets use a lot of literary features, as well as choice of words and style. This conveys their same meaning of the them but in different ways and with different features.

In Bronte’s poem “I Am The Only Being Whose Doom” and in Plath’s “Jilted”, both poets use many different features to bring out the same theme. While in Bronte’s poem, she focuses on the imperfection in humans directly by saying “And then experience told me truth / In mortal bosoms never grew.” This states that after her long life on earth, she learned from experience that one cannot trust human not even her self. This is show when she says “ But worse to trust to my own mind / And find the same corruption there.” Plath deals with the theme in an indirect way by describing the pain she went through when a human being has hurt her, although ahe does state that she will go on surviving. This shows that Plath’s feels that humans do have imperfections, although she does as well, she is not one of the worst who do have those imperfections. This shows how although both poets do have the same...
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