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Comparison Between The Vampires And The Listeners

1048 words - 5 pages

Comparison between The Vampire and The Listeners

The rhyming pattern for the vampire is Abab. The rhyming words are powerful and some examples are sated and abated. This poem consists of 8 stanzas of 4 lines. The poet uses enjambment in lines 30-31, “He’ll rest beneath the mud until with thoughts of violence.” The poet also uses caesura in the last line, “he wakes and utters…blood!” The effect on this is to create suspense and tension.
The rhyming pattern for the listeners is Abcb. This poem is just one long poem except for at the end where the last verse breaks off. The poet uses enjambment in lines 25-26, “For he suddenly smote on the door even louder and lifted his ...view middle of the document...

The poet uses alliteration and it is forest’s ferny floor. This describes the traveller is leaving and the last verse are the listeners hearing. The poet also uses repetition and the evidence from the poem is: Is there anybody there? This shows that he is really anxious to see if anybody is in the house as he has repeatedly said the question. In this poem there is also personification and an example is “Hearkening in an air stirr’d and shaken.” It makes it that there is surely somebody listening in the house but didn’t reply.
The language in these two poems are similar. They both have old language. They both have alliteration/plosive alliteration. Also they both also have repetition. They are also different. In the listeners there is personification but in the vampire there isn’t. The vampire uses connectives whereas the listeners doesn’t.
The poet uses powerful words in the vampire to make you create an image in your head about it. The poet uses sensory detail. An example is “With fangs agleam, he hovers and with those fangs bites deep”
This makes you see an image of the vampire biting his victim and the blood pouring out. The poet uses metaphors and an example is “pools of fire.” His eyes are not really pools of fire. The poet is just trying to exaggerate it which he does very well.
The poet uses sensory detail in the listeners and evidence from the poem is “And the sound of iron on stone. This makes you hear the sound of iron on stone in your head. Personification is used in the poem and an example is “Hearkening in an air stirr’d and shaken.” It makes you imagine a picture in your head of you standing outside alone listening to the air which would make you feel scared.
There is a small contrast in the imagery in these two poems. Even though they both have...

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