I. Quote lines (at least 3) that you think are unique to Lawrence`s style. Then as to what Lawrence was attempting to achieve with these lines.David Herbert Lawrence became famous for his writings promoting Imagism, a movement inclined to imagery peppered with clear language.

In his The Rainbow, repetition of words, which could be considered grammatically incorrect at first reading, was scattered along with analogy of images and real entities.Then gradually the heaviness of her heart pressed and pressed into consciousness. He might want to tell the reader that the heart of the main female character is literally pressed because of pregnancy, which means that she had difficulty in her situation. The second one could be the regained faith of the woman towards life, as she thought of death when she was separated with her husband.

She came into her mind because of the child in her womb.They were fresh, blond, slow-speaking people, revealing themselves plainly, but slowly, so that one could watch the change in their eyes from laughter to anger, blue, lit-up laughter, to a hard blue-staring anger; through all the irresolute stages of the sky when the weather is changing. “Anger” and “blue” were used twice to represent different stages of becoming angry as reflected in blue eyes, which are common to blondes. This is also what happens to the sky when the weather is changing.A grey hen appeared stepping swiftly in the doorway, pecking, and the light through her comb and her wattles made an oriflamme tossed here and there, as she went, her grey body was like a ghost.

The word “grey” was used twice but depicting different meanings. The first one was the literal color of the hen, while the second one relates to a vanishing hen. Punctuation marks were used to suggest movements. The phrase “A grey hen appeared stepping…” appeared to be suggesting a fast movement of the hen in coming out. The commas before and after the word “pecking” denotes a temporary suspension of time as carried through in the real situation (Wing, 2007).II.

In W. B. Yeats’ The Second Coming, answer the following questions specifically:1. The “rocking cradle” refers to Christ, yet he was born in a manger that did not have a rocking cradle. What is Yeats’ point? As part of the Imagism movement, he might have used the phrase to actually mean the Christ or Christianity rattled by paganism. It could also be as simple as the power of science and technology or the improving knowledge of man rocking the foundations of Christianity.

He might have thought that the continuous increase in the knowledge of men accumulated through time, the starting bricks of Christian faith would collapse.2. Discuss specific images, such as “widening gyre,” “falcon,” “Spiritus Mundi,” “gaze blank,” etc. Widening gyre could mean the increasing knowledge of man, as represented by the image of falcon.

Spiritus Mundi could be the force of nature acting on man, including even extreme sexual behavior. “Gaze blank” could actually mean the lead actor in the Second Coming, be that of Christ or rebirth of paganism. The desert birds surrounding the lion body with the head of a man could be a reflection of paganism being embraced by the totality of humans in the world.3. What do you think of Yeats’ vision? Does it “work” for you? Can you adjust the theory in way so that it makes more sense? Yeats’ vision of Second Coming worked for me especially on my Christian nerves.

I believe that Christ would come again to save those who live by the Book. However, if my interpretation as he was trying to say that paganism has a Second Coming is correct, then I think that he should have thought twice before making the poem. I do not believe that Christianity would be overruled by paganism in the coming years.