Morning Song

Morning Song is a poem which expresses the range of emotions which Plat e experienced during motherhood. She talks of her detachment from the child and how she feels weary and tired due to her daughters cry throughout the night. She uses many language features throughout the poem to show how the arrival of her baby has affected her life The poems begins with a simple simile which allows us to work out what the p memo is about. The first sentence represents conception and is written for impact.

The use of the word, watch, suggests time has already past and this gives an idea of how Plat is fee ling about others. Sense that she feels time is being taken away from her and that t having a child is a huge responsibility. The watch could also represent the baby’s heart beat which is a constant reminder of the baby’s presence. The use of the words, bald, cry describe the baby’s first cry; the words give a s ensue of youth and braveness on the childish behalf. The way in which Plat approaches the sit caution seems a little surreal.

The second stanza shows negative emotion more than the positive, overwhelm mining feelings which you would associate with the birth of your child. For example, Our voice s echo, seems eke an eerie way to describe the birth of her child. The second stanza lacks SE mentality and shows a sign of jealousy towards the baby from Plat. This is explained by En w statue. It is sharply worded and lacks beauty and innocence. This stanza throws a range o f emotions into the our minds. The use of the word, statue, also describes Plash’s view of the baby as work of art.

Plat seems quite vulnerable. For example, drafty museum, creates an idea of distance between Plat and her daughter because of the old, cold nouns which she ha s used. We stand around blankly as walls. This suggests an overwhelming response to the arrival of the child, although this simile describes the reactions of others as well as Plat. This stanza portrays a very clear image of soft, gentle breathing in an old fashion owned room and this can be determined by Plates use of beautiful vocabulary. Flat pink roses, s suggest the state of the room in which Plat and her baby are.

The description of the wallpaper is inanimate and therefore portrays a still view of Plates life. The final line of the fourth stanza, A far sea moves in my ear, uses sense image ere to create an image of sounds which come from the baby. The general sound of a living healthy baby suggest that Plat is pleased with what she has created and does feel love for her baby The fifth stanza begins with, One cry, stumble from bed, cowpea;, this is who ere the speed of the poem increases and Plat begins to feel anxious due to the cry of her b baby.

Throughout the poem there are mixed emotions which sometimes show how Plat is hap pay about the birth of the child but with one cry from the child, she can become weak and a anxious about looking after her baby. Floral in my Victorian nightgown, is simple but powers LU imagery which shows that she is tired and weary and feels unable to look after her child pro rely. The use of the word, cowpea, signifies a feeling which all new mothers feel.

This phrase e refers to her breasts and lactation and how her responsibilities as a mother are changing h ere body as well as her mind. The final stanza begins with a beautiful sentence which creates a very mean guff view of dawn. The window square whitens and swallows its dull stars. Think that Plat h is cleverly creating an image of dawn which suggests a new chapter in her life and clear y shows a new day with a new child and a new cry.