Like most of the poems by Thomas hardy the poem "At castle Boterel" is presented with nostalgic romanticism. The poet gives the feeling of today's in a representation of the past events and activities. He begins by providing today's situation he is in, at the reaching point of your lane and a highway offering an perception of the position of his life. This depicts an instant that he needs to pause and think about the past being an cannot continue with the same quickness he was in when he extends to a junction. The pause of the persona in the poem is intended to drive his thoughts back to past by causing him go through the winding street behind him that makes his mind get back to the past. In this Introductory part, the poet uses flashback to present the gist of the poem. He uses visual distance to make the reader feel just like he is being spoken to. That means he is in a position to identify with the personas' narration. The poet also uses rhyme to enhance the feelings of the poems. In the description of the Wagonnete and exactly how it was damp, the prowess to be descriptive isn't just seen but it also enhances the use of rhyme. The usage of these stylistic devices provides progression that is necessary to engaging in the narration.
The persona sees himself with a female, imagines or remembers the long past when he was with the lady. The growing season that the lady was benighted is projected as a warm and dried out one while the present one is seen as being damp and drizzling. This means that that the persona has a view and a thought on things that happened in the previous seasons. Each of them go uphill not on the mode of transfer that's available but by walking just to rest the already tired pony. The persona attracts the interest of the audience on themselves and not on the scenery, weather or their environment. An indication of the value at the moment independent of other factors is emphasized. The nostalgic ambiance is enhanced by the use of rhyme as seen in the repetition of the'd' sound by the end of all the lines in the stanza. There is certainly alliteration in the second stanza whereby the's' sound is used to convey the leave of the chaise from the gist of the poem "sighed and slowed". It was meant to contain the chaise presented as an important party of the surroundings that got created an connection of the persona and the lady but had not been necessary or was non-existent in the creation of the primary theme. The chaise is a supporting identity in the theme build up.
In the 3rd stanza, the persona asserts the irrelevance of the activities, words and the leads to his presentation of ideas. But he acknowledge the fact that they are the reason for the resultant factors of the afterward emotions. Here we get a glimpse of the original presentation's basis; everything lays in the ram of the persona and not in the demonstration that affects the environment and the happenings but the storage area of the same. The persona can take us to the first loose of the thoughts and their irrelevance that is established. It is from this memorial presentation that people have the ability to feel the personas move to the actual realization of the theme. To be able to provide a poetic presentation of the same, the use of varied stylistic devices is applied. The persona can be applied irony in telling the audience that the activities and the words that are spoken aren't relevant thus creating an irony according to the expectation. There works well utilization of the rhyme too to build up not only the theme of the poem but also the ambiance and the frame of mind of the persona.
Feelings come and go as it will always be said. Within the forth stanza the universality of the emotions that the persona experienced is projected. The durability he believed at that specific time and results it acquired on him can be followed here. He explains the short time he had experienced and the accruing thoughts. With a tone of regret we can note that though the thoughts were there the persona himself never had sincere reciprocates for the lady. The assessment of the feelings that they experienced to the mountains which may have been passed by others before them and remain being done creates a symbolism. Within the bringing up of the rhetoric question, there exists the application of the monologue whereby the persona right answers his question.
In the symbolic representation of the process the poet says that having the feelings is a road having rocks and borders. The feelings are given as having ups and down but their prominence in impacting on the earth sometimes appears. He identifies the feelings as being felt by him and the lady. Symbolism is therefore a significant stylistic device that is applied in this stanza. The repetition of the 'c' audio in color and solid gives climb to consonance.
In the sixth stanza, after the persona has presented the universality of his feelings he continued to clarify the uniqueness of his personal feelings. He implies how vivid the thoughts and the memory are to him. This style is feature of the majority of the task done by Mr. Hardy; a display of concern with an element to be haunted from days gone by. He further explains that there surely is a reminder of all activities and the recollection. There is the use of rhyme and alliteration to improve the display.
In the previous stanza the persona provides tone of connection and helplessness in aiming to forget the happenings of the past. He shows his desire to change what had took place and eliminate the reminders of the happenings. At the end too there is a shade of resignation whereby the persona doesn't desire to go back to the same experience. To provide a credible finishing and conclude without loosing the set rate, the poet effectively can be applied repetition in the utilization of the word "shrinking". That is also in conjunction with rhyme and the same term is rhymed with sinking this is also seen in the words site and again.
Conclusively, the poet shows the magnitude of the individual feelings. Through personal encounters that are illustrated by use of different styles of language. We are able to be in a posture to understand the individual and the theme offered by the poet. The poet lays a literary stepping stone which allows the persona to present a diversified world of thoughts into a brief elaborate summary.