Notes on Rata Dove's Mother Love Persephone, Falling Based on the Greek fiction of Demeter and her daughter Persephone (see Foreword), Dove creates a novel recital of the episode of Persephone seize by Hades. There is an overriding topic of jeopardy and nonobservance throughout the ballad. The early virgin's sinlessness, seized in the style of her as a pleasing narcissus is juxtaposed by her act of faulty nonobservance (she had strayed from the mob) when she refused to heed the notice of her fabricator.
One cannot neglect the pun on the term "herd" at the end of the primeval stanza. There is an component of self- imposed jeopardy versus the jeopardy lurking encircling. In stanza one, the captor is conveyed as the archfiend lurking in the underworld stoppage to capture the unsuspecting booty "sprung out Of the globe". Yet in stanza 2, the ballad seems to employ some condemn on the slip who does not pay vigilance to the notices of a fabricator "this is how easily the pit opens. This is how one pavement sinks into the ground".
One the one operative the unsafety comes environing by the 'terrible" booty that springs upon the solitary by confuse fair as it is said in the Holy Bible's intimation to he archfiend travelling encircling the globe as a roaring oddity seeking whom he may gobble. This balbutiation of the ballad following a while orthodox intimation is underscored by the call Hades in the Greek fiction itself, as courteous as, the orthodox intimation is besides seen in the sequence "it is finished" the terms quoted in the New Testament Gospel as Jesus ultimate terms following his crucifixion.
On the other operative, in the ultimate sequence of the ballad, the slip faces a cessation brought environing by her own want to accord to good-tempered-tempered order (80 % of stanza 2). The booty puts herself in harm's way. The perdition came by precious "one pavement sinks" Furthermore, Dove extends the menace to the weak by showing manifold ways by which a youngster can be lured loose.
In "go nearest to school" she speaks to the unselect, jocund slip who is easily bewildered and lingers loose from her road. In "don't counterpart to strangers" she implies a further unsuspecting, lawful whose naivety could get her ensnared but in "keep your eyes down" there appears the sexual connotation of the doughty fearless virgin who abandons bashfulness following a while doughtyness and assurance. All of which can administer to an calamitous event.
This ballad is not a sonnet nor does it hold any detail chime device, ultimately the gauge and rhythm of the lively is identified as one reads loudly the inside chimes of "flowers" and "others"; "heard " and "herd" in stanza 1 ; and the end chimes of "around", "down" "ground" in stanza 2. There is a independent distinction of sound between the two stanzas when the recital pointed language of the persona is superseded by the wakeful fabricator who already sees in the slip the bias to be refractory.