п»їPrayer Ahead of Birth
By simply: Louis MacNeice
Created during the Second World War, more specifically in 1944. В During 1944 London was being bombed into a large extent and thus it was a moment of fear for the future.
An uncreated, unbegotten, unconceived child conveys its anxiety about what the globe can carry out to the faithful. В It can do this throughout the form of a prayer (possibly to God) in which this pleas to become preserved in the dangers that future that is known might maintain, including its very own corruption (4th stanza).
The tone of this poem can be interpreted in a number of other ways. В Your child seemsВ fearfulВ of the near future and as suchВ urgentВ andВ impassionedВ in its dialect. В The poem also seems to have anВ apocalypticВ orВ nightmarishВ feel to that. В The continuous disbelief could also demonstrate theВ hopelessnessВ of the situation.
В·В The world can be cruel and dangerous
В·В The world can be manipulative
В·В A plea intended for human freedom
В· Nothing is safe from problem
Form and structure
The poem is definitely written as being a dramatic monologue which is spoken by a great unborn child. В This in itself is definitely a unsettling concept. В The dramatic mother nature of the monologue is elevated by a group of increasing stanzas (apart from the 6th and final stanza) which develop the potential fear on earth to a crescendo. В This composition is also laid out in a very unconventional fashion. В The cascading lines in the poem could represent the danger and chaos of your life on earth, or possibly they are only used by the poet to speed up the delivery in the stanzas. В The shorter stanzas close to the end of the poem with out cascading lines are successfully used to break this series. В Simply by surrounding the penultimate stanza with a pair of these shorter stanzas, the poet provides our awareness of this stanza and highlights its articles. В
В· The repetition of вЂI was not yet born' at the start of each stanza the actual poem as an incantation, which relates back to the...