The Ballad of William Bloat
A Poem by Raymond Calvert
"He went to Hell but his wife got well And she's still alive and sinning"
In the beginning of the poem was a very spiteful towards the wife but in the end it more of a happy mood due the husband dying because of his spiteful nature while the wife survived and lived on.
The speaker is someone we do not know about but do know he is speaking towards us. The speaker's attitude towards the subject is very non serious or jokey matter because he uses words like "fun" to describe the husband killing himself ,which is very opposite of the poem because it was about a husband murdering his wife yet the speaker uses very non serious tone for it.
The movement of the story goes chronologically because of it telling a story of husband murder his wife which is a very sad mood to finding out that the wife survived and the husband dying instead changes the very sad and dark mood to more uplifting and happy ending mood.
The syntax of the poem is simple and an example of this is "Is only the beginning" or "Oh never was crime so quick".
There is very little punctuation used in the poem and if used it is used to separate ideas, the author mostly used this punctuation to give the reader an idea when another idea is being expressed.
The title of the poem is general idea of the poem which is a Ballad of William Bloat so it does relate to the story but not in a big way.