Structure - The Voice
This poem is a dramatic monologue made up of 4 stanzas.
It has a clear cycle of grief, which is mentioned in my Time and Sequence revision cards:
Stanza 1 - "when our day was fair" - anger
Stanza 2 - "Can it be you that I hear?" - confusion
Stanza 3 - "listlessness, wistlessness" - depression
Stanza 4 - "faltering foward" - moving on, but uncertain about it
Stucture - Under the Waterfall
The main point about this poem's structure is that it is one big flashback, created from a domestic situation: "plunge my arm... in a basin of water..."
It also has a nostalgic ending: "There lies intact..." and "No lip has touched it since his and mine" - the narrator still feels the same, yet it "leaves no smart" showing that it is a transcendent poem"
Structure - The Haunter
The only real point about structure I found in this poem is that is has two phases of grief:
Stanza 1, 2 and 3: grief and turmoil because she is "lacking the power"
Stanza 4: closure/resolution - "bring peace thereto" - represents forgiveness
Structure - Neutral Tones
This poem is circular with no real development, shown through the negative language throughout:
Stanza 1: "starving", "fallen"
Stanza 2: "tedious", "lost"
Stanza 3: "deadest", "die"
Stanza 4: "deceives", "God-curst"
This constant pessimism shows an emotional breakdown for Hardy and sends out the message that all relationships die.
Structure - Convergence of the Twain
The first 6 stanzas are about the ship, and the 7th stanza onward introduce the nature and its power over the humans.
It also has an abrupt ending: "jars two hemispheres" - it is a brutal end for mankind, yet it brings the two together in a collision.