WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
-The narrator describes the begining of a lightning storm
-The storm builds in power and intensity, but still dosent rain, the rain seems to have a mind of its own -The narrator ends by questioning humans power’ having seen the storm, he doesn’t believe that mankind can ever hope to control nature
Form- The poem is written in free verse and the lines are irregular in length. It makes the poem sound natural and a bit chaotic, like a storm- as does the use of enjambment. Exclamation marks in the final stanza add to the excitement that’s built up with the storm Structure- The poet dosent make his point until the last stanza. It seems sudden and direct after the vivd descriptions of nature before it. Visual imagery- The vivid language helps us to picture the beauty and power of the storm. It makes it seem real and relaxing. Repetition- The vivid helps us to picture the beauty and power of the storm. It seems real and exiting. Scornful language- The final lines of the poem are critical and mocking. Humans’ belief that they can control nature is made to seem arrogant and foolish.
Feelings and attitudes
-AWE, the storm is described as beautiful and powerful, with a mind of its own -SCEPTICISM, humans think they control the worlds around them around the, but we have no control over the electricity in the storm. Nature is wild and untamable
-The narrator of this poem describes witnessing an amazing lightning storm -The storm’s power is electrifying, it wild and seemingly untamable -The narrator questions people’s belief that they can control the weather -Through his mockery, mankind is made to seem arrogant and foolish for every thinking that they had “mastered” electricity
-The irregular layout of this poem suggests it was written spontaneously and passionately -The language is also passionate. It sounds natural and instinctive “bronzy soft sky” -Repetition of phrases makes the narrator sound caught in the moment, as...
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