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Saturday, October 8, 2016

Analysis Of Tempest By Glynn Burridge

This poem by Glynn Burridge is of a sailing experience (a very stormy sailing experience). Though short (8 lines) but descriptive with the byproduct of careful imageries. The poem persona shows the relationship between sky and sea; meaning a cloudy sky can cause a stormy sea. The ship contending the storm was described as old made with woods from a long forgotten forest. The sky was described as dark and cloudy with a hovering bird called a phantom. The sea was described to be stormy, wicked and angry almost drowning the ship.
In the poem, one see the ship, the ocean, the sky, the hovering bird; all with the used image of sight and sound ("old sailing beauty" in line 1, "Yaws dizzily in her century-old duel with a drunken sea" in line 2, "wind-tormented waves and a leaden sky", "in pained falsetto", "riotous rendez-vous", etc.
The poem speaker not only view the sea as animate; metaphorically,
the sea was also compared to a lion "the roar of a pitiless ocean"

Words to also reckon with in the poem are:
(1) Stuka= One of the very old fighter jet.
(2) rendez-vous= a French word meaning appointment and has now become an English language.
(3) Falsetto= A false singing voice in any human, usually airy and lacking a purity of vowels.
According to the poet's profile on social network sites, Glynn Burridge is an English poet born in Taunton, Somerset in England.
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Samuel C. Enunwa aka samueldpoetry
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