Speaker, situation and voice in poetry:
Gretel in Darkness:
Based on Gretel’s character in Hansel and Gretel.
Cannot forget the past when everyone else has forgotten.
Outside influences: tragedy of the Holocaust.
One never leaves the place where trauma took place.
Lyric poem about a moment of time or experience
Single person who is not poet utters the speech that makes up the poem about a specific situation at a
This person interacts with multiple people. The auditors presence and what they say and do , only from
clues in the dsicourse of the single speaker.
The main principle controlling the poets choice of what the lyric says is to reveal to the readers of the
speakers temperament and character.
Attempt to control and fix his lover at a point in time
Disparity between what is said and what is meant
Or between what a character or speaker thinks is occurring and what readers know to be occurring
Involves a situation, in which the audience or reader shares with the author knowledge of present or future
circumstance of which the character is ignorant.
Actions of lover (630)
While she is active Porphyria is passive
Actions of Porphyria (3141) After murder she becomes passive
Assessment of lover by Porphyria. (4160)
The kind of words, phrases, and sentence structure and sometimes also of figurative language that