Analysis Of Worthless By Sasha Maharaj

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Sasha Maharaj has used a personal tone to convey emotions underlying her feelings about relationships in the poem, “Worthless’’. In this essay, I disclose how poetic devices, diction, syntax and other language functions have been utilized to reveal feelings/emotions of the writer in regard to relationships.
Taking into account the title of the poem, one cannot put a figure on what or who is worthless. Nevertheless, it is known that worthless is an adjective; meaning something that has no use or something with no value, therefore one can say that, whatever ideas are to follow are not pleasant or are lifeless. The unpleasantness of this poem is revealed through the use of diction such as, broken (line 1), damage (line two), pieces (line 3), deceased
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The speaker seems to have no hope and desolated throughout the poem because of the break up. In the first line the writer says, “I’m broken inside and can’t feel” that is expressing how devastated she is about the relationship. Sasha further enlightens depression in line 4, “My once strong heart is now deceased”. These lines imply the exact feeling of the writer and convey her precise emotions and what the writer is going through. This evokes emotions of disappointment and somber to the reader as he/she imagines what is it like to be in the writer’s shoes, depressed and heart broken because of a …show more content…
This indicates that the writer is still hung in old memories and the relationship meant so much to her that she wish it never ended. The writer is even admitting to have done something wrong, even though the poem does not reveal the precise misconduct, it nonetheless discloses an act of apologizing in line 12 therefore we assume the writer was wrong, “….even after apologizing immensely”.
In stanza 4 the writer uses paradox, “So here I am alive, yet dead inside” (line 13) to reveal the depth of her suffering. Here the writer juxtaposes life and death to emphasize the impact of her suffering caused by the break up; for something that was once alive on the contrary now dead. By citing life, unforgettable past period of pleasant times is brought forth and the reality of the suffering is made prominent with death. Although the pain is felt by the author, the effect touched the other faction, that is; her partner and this is revealed through the phrase, “but I guess he just had enough of

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