What Has Happened To Lulu?
What has happened to Lulu, mother? What has happened to Lu? There's nothing in her bed but an old rag-doll And by its side a shoe.
Why is her window wide, mother, The curtain flapping free, And only a circle on the dusty shelf Where her money-box used to be?
Why do you turn your head, mother, And why do tear drops fall? And why do you crumple that note on the fire And say it is nothing at all?
I woke to voices late last night, I heard an engine roar. Why do you tell me the things I heard Were a dream and nothing more?
I heard somebody cry, mother, In anger or in pain, But now I ask you why, mother, You say it was a gust of rain.
Why do you wander about as though You don't know what to do? What has happened to Lulu, mother? What has happened to Lu?
The peom 'What has happened to lulu'? composed by Charles Causley is about a girl named lulu who leaves home. Her sibling is asking her mother to explain her sadness.
At the beginning of the poem she asks her mother what was wrong with Lulu. She describes from her point of view the athmosphere of the situation. Lulus room is blank and all her things are gone. She is asking hershelf why the window is open and her money-box on the table is gone. She is worried about her sister and wants to know what is going on. Her mother does not reply any of her questions, turns away and cries. She holds a crumpled letter in her hand and is not accessible. The sibling has heard lusty shouting the other night. She aks her mother why she hides everthing from her and why she does not want to tell what's going on. At the end of the poem she asks her mother again the question of what has happend to Lulu.
The poem is divided into six stanzas and all of them consist of four lines. In the first stanza in line 1-2 an anaphora is employed. The example forms a anaphora because words are repeated at the beginning of the lines,sentences or paragraphs. The anaphora is also a rhetorical question and describes the sisters worriedness of Lulu. She wants to know what happend and asks her mom to explain it. The author makes use of several anaphoras in line 10-12, 13-14 and 23-24. He reapplys rhetorical questions to show the sisters anxiety. In line 5 you can find a alliteration. The example forms a alliteration because there is a repetiton ot the same consontant soung in neighbouring words which are can usually be found at the beginning. The poem has also an rhyme schema. The second and the last line of every stanza are always rhyming.
Bis jetzt hab ich das geschrieben..könnt ihr mir Tipps geben, was ich noch schreiben könnte oder habt ihr das Gedicht anders verstanden? Schonmal Danke :)