John Masefield

(1 June 1878 – 12 May 1967 / Herefordshire / England)

John Masefield Poems

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41. Tewkesbury Road 12/31/2002
42. On Growing Old 12/31/2002
43. The West Wind 12/31/2002
44. Sea Fever 12/31/2002
45. Cargoes 12/31/2002

Comments about John Masefield

  • Farah Ilyas Farah Ilyas (5/13/2011 2:36:00 PM)

    stylistics analysis of a poem
    A poem can paint a thousands images in our mind's eye. the thought content or the idea of the poem is fairly straightforward & simple: his lady lover's face is more beautiful than all of nature in the month of april.
    this poem is mundane.there is imaginative & expressive(narative) use of a language in the poem.the poem followsa patterns of abab cdcd.the poet also makes a heavy use of images & words association to convey his emotions in an emphatic manner as visual, audio & tactile imagery in first stanza.
    the subject of the poem is 'praise from the beloved'. the subject of a poem dealth with beauty & close to nature so comes into pastoral kind of subject.
    the speaker of poem is poet himself however he use persona by introducing his beloved.
    the tone of a poem can range from being happy to being said.by repetitions of a words of a words like i have seen, i have seen & by description of word her, poet wants to stresses her feelings about her beloved's beauty
    the choice of a diction is denotative as well as connotative because its highly evoked the emotions, thoughts, ideas & feelings of a poet
    dennotative as 'but the loveliest things of beauty god ever has shown to me and her voice, and her hair and her eyes....(the real meaning is his girl friend)
    connotative as 'i have seen the lady april....(the real meaning is his girl friend)
    syntax of a pom is highly ordered, poem has been written by poet in past tense.
    a variety of techniques also used by poet to express his thought like the use of simili in 1st stanza of a poem in sentences as 'coming in solemn beauty like slow old tunes of spain'
    personification by words like 'i have heard the song of the blossoms & the old chant of the sea'
    synecdoche by the words like her voice, her eyes & her lips these all belongs to her beloved's beauty or figure

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  • Vere Grullon (10/13/2007 4:00:00 AM)

    Very creative like how everything is in details

  • Vere Grullon (10/13/2007 4:00:00 AM)

    Very creative like how everything is in details

Best Poem of John Masefield

Cargoes

QUINQUIREME of Nineveh from distant Ophir,
Rowing home to haven in sunny Palestine,
With a cargo of ivory,
And apes and peacocks,
Sandalwood, cedarwood, and sweet white wine.

Stately Spanish galleon coming from the Isthmus,
Dipping through the Tropics by the palm-green shores,
With a cargo of diamonds,
Emeralds, amythysts,
Topazes, and cinnamon, and gold moidores.

Dirty British coaster with a salt-caked smoke stack,
Butting through the Channel in the mad March days,
With a cargo of Tyne coal,
Road-rails, pig-lead,
Firewood, ...

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On Eastnor Knoll

SILENT are the woods, and the dim green boughs are
Hushed in the twilight: yonder, in the path through
The apple orchard, is a tired plough-boy
Calling the cows home.

A bright white star blinks, the pale moon rounds, but
Still the red, lurid wreckage of the sunset
Smoulders in smoky fire, and burns on
The misty hill-tops.

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