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The Seduction By Eileen Mcauley Essay

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In ‘The Seduction’ by Eileen McAuley the writer uses the social problem of stereotyping to help the reader understand the concept of why it is wrong to stereotype by using the character of a pregnant girl (which in society is looked down upon) to help the emphasise with anyone who is in this situation but is frowned upon. The start of the poem doesn’t empathise with the girl but instead uses small sentences to engulf the reader into wondering what she’s doing with this boy and what happened. Eileen McAuley uses pathetic fallacy discretely because what they’re doing isn’t romantic but dirty and holds no sentimental purpose - especially not for the boy. All the boy wants to do is get off with a girl and at the time did not care who is was or where it is; even the girl herself who was under the influence wasn’t completely happy with the ...view middle of the document...

The boy was so determined to use this girl for his wants he decided to get her drunk and make sure she was venerable ‘As he brought her more drinks, so she fell in love’ once she was venerable the boy knew he could get her to do anything he wanted, this makes the reader sympathise with the girl but also feel angry about the fact she’d allow him to do this to her. It helps the reader to understand how she fell into pregnancy and that at the time she wasn’t completely aware of what she was doing and ‘And sat in the dark, her head rolling forward.’

In the poem the seduction the poet uses metaphoric language to make it more understandable how the girl feels. Though you cannot be cheated by a promise the boy said things to the girl and she believed it though he escaped from the results of that one night stand and cheated having to have to deal with is own mistakes where as the girl would have to live with it for the rest of her life ‘she was truly truly frightened but more than that, cheated by the promise of it all.’ Similarly in the poem ‘I Wanna Be Yours’ the poet uses metaphoric language to help the reader interrupt the true meaning of the poem in many different ways. Unlike The Seduction the metaphoric language isn’t used to help you sympathise with the character but it’s to help show more than one meaning to something. All of the stanzas in the poem can be interrupted in many different ways ‘I wanna be your raincoat for those frequent rainy days’ this mean that the poet wants to keep her safe for the weather or that the rain could be like tears and the poet wants to protect her from ever crying(feeling sad) the metaphoric language is a lot more extreme in I Wanna Be Yours and it isn’t always easy to understand what is meant by it.

In the poem ‘I wanna be yours’ the poet uses repetitive words to ethicise how deeply he feels about this girl ‘ Deep as the deep Atlantic ocean that’s how deep is my emotion
deep deep deep deep deep
I dont wanna be hers
I wanna be yours

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