On "Sunday Morning" You are here: It was followed by an eighth stanza in which Stevens's persona massively qualified his own construction and brought his divine concept of death down to earth with a resounding thud.
Structure and language Structure The poem has four stanzas of varying lengths.
The first stanza describes the harmonium as it stands, ready to be discarded. The next is a closer investigation of the instrument, with detailed descriptions of its parts.
The third stanza considers the history of the instrument. The final stanza, which describes carrying the harmonium from the church, is concerned with the relationship between the speaker and his father.
Language Armitage uses brand names and place names frequently in his poetry, rooting it in the modern world and bringing an element of reality and honesty to his work. In this poem the brand of the organ is mentioned - a Farrand Chapelette - as well as the place it's from, Marsden Church Marsden is a large village in West Yorkshire.
Colloquial language is used to create an informal, friendly and conversational tone. In the first stanza the harmonium is "gathering dust" "bundled off to the skip" or sold "for a song" cheaply.
This technique creates a sense of honesty and deceptive simplicity. The colloquial language is also combined with puns associated with music.
As well as the example above, the sound of the harmonium "still struck a chord" - both literally as the instrument still plays, but also because it triggers thoughts of the past, specifically of fathers and sons singing in the church choir.
Imagery The third stanza uses an interesting metaphor [metaphor: The metaphor of the voices sounding like golden birds is combined with a simile of the "high notes" to create a very positive and joyful image of the past.
The harmonium is given human qualities throughout the poem: The position of the instrument in the church, like an important member of the congregation or community, was once significant. There is careful observation of the instrument, the organist and the speaker's father to create atmosphere and associations with the past.
The holes in the "treadles" foot pedals prompt an image of the organist's feet, socks and shoes. These have "pedalled and pedalled"a repetition bringing to mind both the playing of the instrument and time passing. Line 19 has a similarly close observation of the father's "smoker's fingers and dottled thumbs".
Although the poem is literally about a musical instrument, it is also about ageing and how a son takes the place of his father as time passes.
The speaker uses parallelism, a form of repetition in which syntax structure of words in a sentence is repeated: And I, being me,". This use of a repetition intensifies the relationship between father and son.
The personality of the speaker is reflected in the final three lines. The narrator's father suggests that the next thing carried from the church will be his own coffin; the speaker responds: And I, being me, then mouth in replySome shallow or sorry phrase or wordToo starved of breath to make itself heard.Transcript of Harmonium by Simon Armitage.
Harmonium by the final stanza which deals with the relationship between father and son being the longest. The metre (rhythm) is The rhyme in the final two lines is interesting. In some ways it is a typical final couplet - emphasising the poem's key themes - but it also works to draw attention.
|Sorry! Something went wrong!||Simon Armitage and his father before him were choir boys at the church of Saint Bartholomew in Marsden, a village in West Yorkshire.|
|Downloading prezi...||This is an autobiographical poem where Simon Armitage returns to Marsden, the village he grew up in, to collect a harmonium from the village church. His father helps him to carry the harmonium out of the church and this process causes him to reflect on the relationship he had with his father in childhood, singing in the church choir, and to face the fact that one day, possibly soon, his father will die.|
|English Poetry Timeline||Stevens lends support to this position, or at least expresses skepticism about 'decoding', when he writes in Adagia, "A poem need not have a meaning and like most things in nature often does not have.|
|Poetry for GCSE English: Harmonium, by Simon Armitage||Its structure is made up of memories within a memory. The memory of shifting the harmonium begins in past tense but shifts to present in the final stanza, so it feels more vivid and immediate.|
|Who can edit:||The name of the instrument used is interesting in itself as it makes you think of something that is harmonious.|
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