Sister maude by christina rossetti prev article next article with this poem, sister maude , the speaker allows the reader to enter into her own feelings of loss and betrayal.
Nb: teaches nettles, praise song, brothers and sister maude this poetry overview focuses on the aqa english literature unit 2: poetry across time it introduces the students to the general ideas in the poems and allows the teacher to assess the. Practice english questions - taken from past papers study play foundation - compare the ways the poets present feelings for a family member in 'nettles' (page 63) and in one other poem from relationships remember to compare: • what the feelings for the family member are 'sister maude. Sister maude is about not just sibling rivalry but a kind of hatred and jealousy that rips the sisters apart from each other maude has been led to the death of the boy the speaker of the poem is in love with. The line ‘bide you with death and sin’ shows the reader the persona’s certain feelings that maude’s fate will be an eternity in hell the plosive ‘b’ in ‘bide’, followed by the heavy stress exerted on ‘you’ conveys to the reader the persona’s furious feelings towards her sister and how she took her lover’s life.
Nettles and sister maude and sister maude comparison matthew davis comparison between the range of emotions felt by the speaker in ‘sister maude’ and ‘brothers’ in both ‘sister maude’ and ‘brother’ a range of language devices are used in order to portray the different emotions and the varied relationships the poem focus onboth poems use structural elements in order to. -nettles - imagery of war/ pain and protection -in paris with you - emotional pan and repercussions of love and trauma -quickdraw - pain caused by romantic relationships.
With this poem, sister maude, the speaker allows the reader to enter into her own feelings of loss and betrayalthe worst kind of betrayal is that of the family, and here, the speaker believes that her own sister betrayed her because of jealousy.
Poets often use their work to explore the strong emotions that surround relationships and the writers of ‘sister maude’, ‘praise song for my mother’ and ‘nettles’ did this exceptionally well. In sister maude the sister's crime becomes a matter of good and evil in nettles imagery associated with war is used to show the depth of the father's love nettles is about a protective impulse. - brothers to sister maude (sibling relationship, betrayal, three people involved, competition and gold imagery contrast self blame to anger, and who we empathise with) or nettles ( destruction of innocence, ambiguous unpleasant future, story structure.