I need help with two essay questions.
1. How does imagery help evoke emotion in this poem? Choose three images from the poem and
describe the emotions that the images evoke.
Explain how the images are connected to the emotions.
To Marguerite: Continued
BY MATTHEW ARNOLD
Yes! in the sea of life enisled,
With echoing straits between us
Dotting the shoreless watery wild,
We mortal millions live alone.
The islands feel the enclasping
And then their endless bounds they
But when the moon their hollows
And they are swept by balms of
And in their glens, on starry
The nightingales divinely sing;
And lovely notes, from shore to
Across the sounds and channels
Oh! then a longing like despair
Is to their farthest caverns sent;
For surely once, they feel, we were
Parts of a single continent!
Now round us spreads the watery
Oh might our marges meet again!
Who ordered, that their longing's
Should be, as soon as kindled,
Who renders vain their deep
A God, a God their severance ruled!
And bade betwixt their shores to be
The unplumbed, salt, estranging
2. How does “London” reflect the issues and characteristics of the
Romantic period? Describe three ways in
which the poem discusses or comments on the problems or issues. Your response should be 1-2 paragraphs long.
BY WILLIAM BLAKE
I wander thro' each charter'd
Near where the charter'd Thames
And mark in every face I meet
Marks of weakness, marks of woe.
In every cry of every Man,
In every Infants cry of fear,
In every voice: in every ban,
The mind-forg'd manacles I
How the Chimney-sweepers cry
Every blackning Church
And the hapless Soldiers sigh
Runs in blood down Palace
But most thro' midnight streets I
How the youthful Harlots curse
Blasts the new-born Infants
And blights with plagues the Marriage hea