A Comparison Of The Poems “Beauty And Sadness” and “The Force that Through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower
Good poetry is usually written in sensual language to stimulate the readers’ senses; “Beauty and Sadness” and “The Force that Through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower,” are poems that describe the human body in vivid figurative language.
Song’s poem is a description of beautiful women. In her first stanza she describes the women’s beauty; “He drew hundreds of women/ in studies unfolding/ like flowers from a fan” (lines 1-3). These lines suggest that there is a certain kind of innocence in these women until the unknown man touches them, then they begin to bloom but