Poem Analysis: Harvesting Apples

880 Words4 Pages
Paraphrase: It was a great harvest time. He desired it from a long time. Those apples should be picked soon. To pick those apples, he should use long ladder because the tree was really high. He was picking apples and he used his long two-point ladder to get apple through a tree that was really high. There was a barrel that he didn’t fill with apples and there are two or three apples that he didn’t pick from the branches. However, he was done with apple-picking. He felt like it would be winter and he wanted to end harvest the apples. The winter was a time when all plant didn’t bear fruit and anymore till next season. It was also the time when all animal hibernate. He didn’t know why he felt like that. The season was still fall, but he want…show more content…
In those lines, the poet wanted to show the reader if ‘I’ already wanted to stop what he was doing before. The next line shows that he already tired and wanted to stop. Those lines are: Essence of winter sleep is on the night, The scent of apples: I am drowsing off. ‘Drowsing off’ here shows that ‘I’ was sleepy. He was really tired because of apple picking activity and great harvesting. It was shown in lines: ‘Of apple-picking: I am overtired’ and ‘Of the great harvest I myself desired’. Then, ‘I’ wanted to do next was sleep. ‘I’ wanted to sleep because he was really tired because of great harvesting. Even though he was really tired, he still though about the apple shown in line: What form my dreaming was about to take. Magnified apples appear and disappear, Stem end and blossom end, And every fleck of russet showing clear. However it would be trouble if he stopped apple picking, activity, he still wanted to sleep. No matter what happen, he still wanted to stop it. It shows in lines 25 till 34. Then, the setting of poet is in the fall, when apples could be harvested. The setting can be found in some lines showing that the season was fall. The line showing that the season was fall is: ‘And held against the world of hoary
Open Document