The Bastard Peace. The Bastard Peace. Thesis: WILLIAMs illustrates the image of poverty while incorporating aspects of springtime in order to comprehend the actual meaning of peace. . Overall Interpretation. Servants are trapped and living in poverty
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Thesis: WILLIAMs illustrates the image of poverty while incorporating aspects of springtime in order to comprehend the actual meaning of peace.
Williams wants to show the understanding of poverty and using 1st person is the effective way.
By involving the images of springtime, it portrays the concealed sense of hope which tells the reader that poverty is not peaceful.
Williams repeats important words to communicate the extent of poverty.
Williams uses the imagery of poverty and springtime to help contrast the ideas between good peace and bad peace visually.
The color ‘white’ is used as a symbol to indicate that the people surrender and are hoping for better peace.
Williams enhances the bad image of poverty.
Williams’s use of stream of consciousness helps communicate the true thoughts of poverty.
The structure of the sentences indicates the duration of poverty by showing that poverty is never-ending.
Williams incorporates the exclamation points to contrast the emotion between poverty and peace.
Williams uses end rhyme at one point to emphasize the concealed sense of hope to show depression.
Williams uses free verse to consider poverty as ‘peaceful;’ however, it is seen as depressed through the reader’s view.
Draw an image of what you think true peace means to you.
If the poet were to add a period at the end of the poem, would this bring any effect on the idea of poverty and explain why?
The poet has incorporated images of springtime in the poem. Would the main idea of the poem change if the theme ‘spring’ were omitted? How effective would this change be on the main idea of the poem?
Based on the use of imagery and structure of the poem, It can be determined that poverty is not peaceful but is consider imaginary peace until a miracle occurs.