O why is my heart unchained? The poem can be broken into three sections: lines 1-6; lines 7-26; and the final two stanzas. She believes that the hurricane has somehow brought her closer to England in heart, and she feels that the hurricane has come to visit her like an old friend from home. It was the beginning of September, a time where many packed up their summer clothes, boarded up their houses, and left to return back to the real world leaving their summer homes behind. This reveals the intense difficulty of her life as a newcomer to England. The use of combative and violent words further emphasises the noise of the storm, whether it is the crashing of the waves or the clash of thunder. The hurricane itself is blinding in the physical effects it has on the coast. She cannot understand herself why the hurricane has made her feel at home in England, finally.
Wind speeds, clouds, and the Coriolis Effect all contribute to the formation of a hurricane 123. This may be due to them being unhappy, like the sound of a different culture, fancy a change or even disagree with their culture. We must presume that Nichols is speaking for all Caribbean immigrants, just as Heaney speaks on behalf of the islanders. Nonetheless, it is the water that creates the most harm. Compare the language from 'Nothings Changed' and 'Hurricane Hits England? Frequently, hurricanes occur during the months of summer. Heaney presents the storm as frightening and Nichols as welcoming. Grace Nichols also writes novels and complies Poetry anthologies for younger readers.
Hurricane hits England is taken from her collection of poetry, Sunrise Virago , published in 1996. This is what Heaney seems to be contemplating through the metaphor of the storm. Is the fear a fear of peace and of the unknown. Winds reach speeds of 74 miles per hour or more. Now, the hurricane has broken up that frozen lake and allowed her to feel like herself once more.
Hurricanes happen everywhere on earth, and even though she is not at home, she is still on earth and all people in all places around the world share some experiences. Although a hurricane is a tragic event, in this instance, it served the subject of this poem in a positive way. In this poem the girl recalls memories of her journey to England. . The last poem is about people who live in poor countries and it tells us what life is like in the countries that the people left behind.
This comprehensive analysis of the poem covers the Context, Structure and Form and Language of the poem in detail, as well as offering ideas for comparisons from the cluster. Her first book of poetry was published in 1983, the year she won the Commonwealth Poetry Prize. These are the gods of wind and thunder respectively- they are agents of destruction. Grace Nichols was born in the Caribbean and emigrated later on in her life to England, for that reason her poems are often about Caribbean tradition, culture and rhythm or have a Caribbean meaning behind it. Heaney quickly dispels any romantic notions the reader may entertain and exposes us to the dangerous reality the island dwellers frequently experience, allowing us to envisage the storm with a degree of empathy.
Hattie: A famous Caribbean hurricane. The author obviously misses her home country and feels it in the storm which she wrote about, the violence of the storm is harsh and causes some damage. In contrast to Heaney the poem does not adhere to a particular structure or conventional pattern but takes the form of free verse where there is no rhyme scheme and stanzas and lines both vary in length. I feel that her optimistic ending is somewhat unrealistic, we just have to refer to the problem of racism in England for consolidation of my view. However, it is also illuminating in that the eyes of the English are opened to the realities of the tragic effects of the hurricane. Blessing, Imtiaz Dhaker was born in Pakistan in 1954 and now lives in Bombay, where she works as an artist and a filmmaker.
Stanza 2 With the beginning of this stanza, the speaker shifts into first person, making it difficult to tell whether she is beside the subject referred to in stanza one, or whether the speaker and the subject are one. This allows energy to build from the warm surface of the ocean. The poem begins in third person and shifts to first person as the poem progresses. They may seem to be part of a comfortable, perhaps beautiful, seascape but when the storm blows up this security is undermined and brings back their fears. It talks about why out of all the countries in the world, it has to hit England.
This is similar to Heaney as he uses first person plural to involve the audience, however Heaney seems to observe the storm and is distant of it. The mood of the poem is reflective and begins as confident but becomes less so as the poem progresses. The hurricane was one of those experiences that allowed her to see that she was really not all that different from the people she was now surrounded by. A useful revision resource or teacher aid. Hurricane Hits England It took a hurricane, to bring her closer To the landscape Half the night she lay awake, The howling ship of the wing, Its gathering rage, Like some dark ancestral spectre, Fearful and reassuring: Talk to me Huracan Talk to me Oya Talk to me Shango And Hattie My sweeping, back-home cousin. Their use of stanzas, similes and metaphors get this point across. The structure of the poem is one stanza of nineteen lines, like the storm — it is unbroken.
The author interprets the tempest as a way of the Caribbean, her home country, telling her? Which raises up the question, Why would they want to go back? This implies that she has been somewhat void of feeling since her immigration to England. The hurricane brought that realization to the speaker when it hit England. This poem describes the violent and horrific nature in which the Nigerian Government treated those people who disagreed with the state. Fundamentally, therefore the poems are very different. If something as tragic and destructive as a hurricane has made her feel at home, it is clear that she has struggled intensely to adjust to her new life in England. The speaker and the subject seem to be one and the same.