Henry James Autobiography
The Curse by Henry Jameas
Startled by what he sees
Not knowing what to think
Not knowing what to believe
The trembling he feels
Strickins pain inside
He can't run from his fears
He has no where to hide
'What is this curse
that has fallen on me'
'What did I learn'
What did I see
He knows so little
He suffers so much
He hears every whisper
He feels every touch
Finally he gives in
To whatever he's done
The game still continues
But no one has fun
P- 1st stanza- the person sits in his room not knowing what to do because he saw something that startled him.
2nd stanza- the person saw something he was afraid of and he can't run away from his fear because he has it in front of him.
3rd stanza- the person is trying to recall what he has seen and learned from it.
4th stanza- he is being seduced because it says "he hears every whisper... He feels every touch"
5th stanza- he finally gives in and goes along with whatever is happening.
C- Startled- he is scared of whatever he saw
Trembling- he got nervous because he doesn't know what is going to happen next.
A-Negative because he sees everything that is happening as a bad thing.
S- In between the 4th and 5th stanza where Henry James says, "He feels every touch... Finally he gives in" The poem shift because it goes from the man not wanting to give in to him finally giving in and going along with whatever is happening.
T- He is being seduced by someone and he feels like that person is a curse which also means that person is evil.
T- The theme of this poem is passion is hurtful because the character in the poem is startled by what might happen.
This picture reminded me of the poem because it showed how one person was seducing the other.
Artist: Simon Hennessy
This oil painting reminded me of "The Curse" because the person painted there looks ashamed of what he did. The person from the poem also was ashamed of what he was seeing as he was sitting in the room.
Artist: Honore Daumier
The artist who made this painting talked about how people were confused about what was going on and the person in the poem was also confused what was happening.