Everyone on earth must have childhood experience. It is usual that when a child is scolded or beaten by his parents, he doesnÃÂt understand why he is punished in most of the time. However, the child must feel sad, painful or even angry and hateful hen he is being scolded or beaten.
In ÃÂLittle Boy CryingÃÂ, the persona slaps his son because he has been playing in the rain. The emotion of the son contrasts significantly, before heÃÂs playing happily the next minute heÃÂs howling desperately. ÃÂHurt, your laughter metamorphosed into howls.ÃÂ Indeed, the boy feels hurt when his father slaps him. ÃÂHurtÃÂ is repeated in the poem to emphasize the boyÃÂs feeling. He doesnÃÂt understand why his father slaps him, he describes his father as ÃÂthe ogreÃÂ, ÃÂempty of feelingÃÂ, ÃÂcolossal cruelÃÂ. Usually the boys think someone who cause them pain as a monster, because monsters hurt children and cause them pain in fairy tales.
The poem is a free verse. Free verse is used because actually the father is struggling. The father loves his son very much that he rather slaps him but dare not to ruin the important lesson. ÃÂThis fierce man longs to lift you, curb your sadnessÃÂ shows the father really wants to comfort his son. The other example showing that the father really cares his son is the poem includes a mixture of run-on line and end-stop lines, since they represent the crying sequence of the boy, stop and start crying uncontrollably. ÃÂThe hurt your easy tears can scald him withÃÂ proves that the father feels his sonÃÂs pain when he slaps him and when he sees his son crying desperately and innocently, since he doesnÃÂt understand why he is being scolded by his father.
Diction used to emphasize the sadness of the...