Discuss Riders To The Sea as A Poetic Drama

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      Rider To The Sea is Poetic Drama, in 20th century English literature there is found the gradual growth of poetic drama as a separate genera. Poetic drama's are generally based on the poetic treatment of the language used in the drama. In 20th century this kind of dramatic literature has a special place among the other acts. According to some critics the language which is used in the play Rider To The Sea is highly poetic. This one act play is based upon the idiom of the rural people, whose speech is naturally politic both in imagery rhythm. Though the drama is written in prose style, it has the typical rhythm and cadence of poetry, that strings from the natural dialect of the humble and rustic language. The use of monosyllabic words the repetition of words and the variation produce a peculiar music in the lines used in the play. For instances -

      "He is gone now God spare us and we will not see him again, he is gone now and when the black night is falling, I will have no son left me in the world."

According to some critics the language which is used in the play Rider To The Sea is highly poetic.
Rider To The Sea

      There is a rhythm in the pattern of the sentences, in the the repetition and in the use of very simple and suggestive words. Synge uses the popular speech a dialect of English enriched by Celtic terms of phrase. Through in the entire drama the poetic features and the nature of Irish poetic syntax has been used in almost all of the major structure of the language or the dialogues. Synge prose is almost considered here a free verse weaving out of the innumerable rhythms and speech patterns. In this way the play can structure we called a successful major poetic drama in 20th century English literature.

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