Posted at 10.07.2018
Like most of the poems by Thomas hardy the poem "At castle Boterel" is presented with nostalgic romanticism. The poet provides feeling of today's in a representation of days gone by events and encounters. He begins by giving the present situation he is in, at the assembly point of a street and a highway giving an perception of the status of his life. This depicts a moment that he requires to pause and think about the past just as one cannot continue with the same speed he was in when he gets to a junction. The pause of the persona in the poem is meant to operate a vehicle his thoughts back again to past by making him go through the winding street behind him that makes his mind get back to the past. In such a Introductory part, the poet uses flashback to present the gist of the poem. He uses cosmetic distance to make the reader feel just like he is being spoken to. Which means he is able to identify with the personas' narration. The poet also uses rhyme to enhance the feeling of the poems. Inside the explanation of the Wagonnete and how it was damp, the prowess to be descriptive isn't only seen but it also enhances the use of rhyme. The use of these stylistic devices provides progression that is essential to getting into the narration.
The persona sees himself with a lady, imagines or remembers the long past when he was with the lady. The season that the girl was benighted is projected as a warm and dried up one while the present one is seen as being moist and drizzling. This indicates that the persona has a view and a thought on things that occurred in the last seasons. The two of them go uphill not on a mode of move that's available but on foot just to relax the already exhausted pony. The persona draws the interest of the reader on themselves rather than on the landscapes, weather or their environment. A sign of the worthiness at the moment independent of other factors is emphasized. The nostalgic ambiance is enhanced through rhyme as seen in the repetition of the'd' audio at the end of all the lines in the stanza. You can find alliteration in the second stanza whereby the's' audio is used to convey the exit of the chaise from the gist of the poem "sighed and slowed". It had been meant to hold the chaise shown as an important get together of the environment that got created an attachment of the persona and the lady but had not been necessary or was non-existent in the creation of the primary theme. The chaise is a supporting character in the theme build up.
In the 3rd stanza, the persona asserts the irrelevance of the actions, words and the results to his demonstration of ideas. But he recognize the fact that they are the explanation for the resultant factors of the afterward feelings. Here we get a view of the initial presentation's basis; everything lays in the ram of the persona rather than in the presentation that affects the surroundings and the happenings but the memory space of the same. The persona will take us to the early loose of the emotions and their irrelevance that is established. It is from this memorial presentation that we are able to feel the personas proceed to the actual realization of the theme. In order to give a poetic demonstration of the same, the use of various stylistic devices is applied. The persona applies irony in sharing with the audience that the actions and the words that are spoken aren't relevant thus creating an irony as per the expectation. There is effective usage of the rhyme too to build up not only the theme of the poem but also the feelings and the attitude of the persona.
Feelings come and go as it is always said. Inside the forth stanza the universality of the feelings that the persona experienced is projected. The durability he sensed at that specific time and effects it experienced on him can be followed here. He identifies the short time he previously experienced and the accruing feelings. With a build of regret we can remember that though the emotions were there the persona himself never had honest reciprocates for the girl. The evaluation of the feelings that they sensed to the mountains which have been transferred by others before them and remain being done creates a symbolism. Inside the raising of the rhetoric question, there is the application of the monologue whereby the persona answers his question.
In the symbolic representation of the procedure the poet claims that having the feelings is a road having rocks and borders. The feelings are given as having ups and down but their prominence in influencing the earth is seen. He explains the feelings to be experienced by him and the lady. Symbolism is therefore a major stylistic device that is applied in this stanza. The repetition of the 'c' sound in color and ensemble gives climb to consonance.
In the sixth stanza, after the persona has presented the universality of his thoughts he continued to make clear the uniqueness of his personal feelings. He signifies how vivid the feelings and the memory are to him. This style is attribute of almost all of the work done by Mr. Hardy; a demonstration of issue with an element to be haunted from days gone by. He further talks about that there is a reminder of all the activities and the memory. There is the utilization of rhyme and alliteration to enhance the presentation.
In the last stanza the persona provides tone of connection and helplessness in seeking to your investment happenings of days gone by. He shows his desire to change what had occurred and eliminate reminders of the happenings. By the end too there's a firmness of resignation whereby the persona doesn't desire to go back to the same experience. To give a credible closing and conclude without loosing the set tempo, the poet effectively can be applied repetition in the use of the word "shrinking". That is also in conjunction with rhyme and the same term is rhymed with sinking this is also observed in the words site and again.
Conclusively, the poet shows the magnitude of the human emotions. Through personal encounters that are illustrated by use of different varieties of language. We are able to be in a position to understand the individual and the theme presented by the poet. The poet lays a literary stepping rock that allows the persona to present a varied world of emotions into a short elaborate overview.