This is the dark time my love by Martin Cater?
I need to understand what this poem is about, im not quite sure..ican only understand the first stanza which i assume is a time frame, maybe in the evening approaching night..Im in need of desperate help..HELP ME..what is the poem about...
- Rachel RLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
i think i remember it. girl that was easy! anyways i did Literature for CSEC so let me give you a brief run through of this poem. now when i was writing out notes in class it was just a line from the poem and the point. all i had to do when i reached was expand on it. so you will have to expand on your points. here goes:
"dark time" - bleak, no life, no hope among the people
"the land brown beetles" - the British army
"shining sun" - life, love, joy, hope
"red flowers" - blood, life, joy
"awful sorrow" - death, and oppression, killed out
"dark metal" - guns
"and tears" - of sorrow
"festival of guns, the carnival of misery" - oxymoron
the first line in the third stanza refers to the soldiers who are on patrol.
"the slender grass" - hopes of the people
"the man of death" - colonialism
"the strange invader" - British army
"your dream" - independence
if you need any more help just email me. i'll pass along my notes.
- 3 years ago
when was this poem written??