In our last literature class, Pato left us an activitie for us to do. The activitie consists in watching a video that analize the poem “Song” by Lady Mary Worth, take notes and red a presentation. Once we had finished this part of the activitie we have to answer some questions and post the answers in our blogs.
This is the video:
This is the presentation:
This are the questions and answers:
1- Who is the voice?
Te voice of the poem is a woman who warns you about how men can treat you, love you and also how to act upon it.
2- Write a summary for each stanza.
Stanza 1: The first stanza starts with a personification, love is personified as a child because the personna wants to show how love can be ungrateful. Love is compared with a child because children are always complaining and they have a insatible desire.
Stanza 2: In the second stanza the speaker says that when you are in love you can’t trust in the other person because he breaks all his promises.
Stanza 3: In the third stanza the voice focus on how when you are in love you can’t trust men because love leads to abandonment and he will leave you.
Stanza 4: In this stanza the speaker talks about the fact that men will take pleasure on your pain and that they will enjoy seeing you suffer.
Stanza 5: In the last stanza we have a comparison between men and wolves because of their same ferocity. In the last line the personna recomends to leave love alone as you would leave an argumentative child.
3- What is the theme? And the tone?
There are two options for the theme of this poem: love betwwen men and woman, men actions, men are unriliable.
The tone is warning and confident.
4- Find at least 3 literary devices and explain them.
The first literary device that we can identify is personification, “Love a child”. In this line love is personifed as a child to show how love can be ungrateful. The second literary device that we can identify is a simile, “Not seek him so given to fly”. Here the speaker is comparing how you leave love as you would live an argumentative child alone. The last literary device that we can identify is a hyperbole, “Wolves no fiercer in their praying”. Here the personna is trying to show that althought wolves are fiercer, men are worse.
5- In your opinion, which is the most powerful line?
In my opinion the most powerful line in this poem is the line 4 in the stanza number 5. This line says: “Nor seek him so given to fly”. In my opinion this is the most powerful line because the voice gives her final conclusion and says that you have to leave or to avoid love as you would live an argumentative child alone.
6- Do you agree with the speaker? Give reasons.
I agree in some things but im others not. All along the poem the speaker talks about the bad things of love. That men will leave in the most convinient moment, that he will take pleasure with your pain, that love breaks all promises, that love can be ungrateful, and a lot of other things but they are not all true. In my opinion this things can happen when you are in love but not always. Not always a man will leave and will take pleasure of your pain. With love you don’t necesarilly suffer, you can be happy to.