In the poem "In Memory of My Dear Grandchild…" , Anne Bradstreet uses the symbolism of nature to represent the feeling of loss. Bradstreet uses many pieces of nature to reflect on the loss of her granddaughter. Some pieces of nature that Bradstreet uses in her poem are a "fair flower" (3), trees not fully grown (8), ripe plums and apples (9), and flower buds not blooming (13). All of the symbolism relating to nature is showing that Anne Bradstreet lost her granddaughter, and that she lost her way to early on her path in life. One use of symbolism in Bradstreet 's saddening poem is relating her granddaughter, Elizabeth Bradstreet, to a fair flower.
Layers of illusions are burned away and all Paul has left is reality. In Willa Cather’s tragic short story “Paul’s Case: A Study in Temperament,” the flowers capture the reality world Paul departs from. For instance, critic Sherry Crabtree asserts that the red carnation symbolizes Paul’s alienation from the world of Cordelia Street (Crabtree 206). Crabtree observes the patterns of how the flowers reveal Paul’s negative outlook on life. On the other hand, some critics claim that the flowers capture the fantasy world Paul envisions.
There are a lot of themes in this poem. One could be nature and how it is how we live and how it is the best thing in the
I think that the reason the last word is ‘grave’ because that is surely the end which ends the poem with horrible closure, however, the flowers give a somewhat positive image. The vocabulary used to describe the situation she is in are words such as ‘odours, diarrhoea, unwashed children, blown empty bellies, washed out, dried up’ all give an unhygienic image of the conditions of this refugee
Metaphorical language plays a vital role throughout the poem. The poet implants devices such as personification to better convey the moral of his piece. In the lines “Her hardest hue to hold, Her early leaf’s a flower” (line 2-3), nature has been referred to and personified as ‘her’, evidently transformed into a female
In the lines; “Then to love and be loved” (6), “But we loved with a love that was more than love--” (9), and “With a love that the wings seraphs of heaven” (11) he repeats forms of the word love to portray the narrator’s and his beloved’s passionate love they once shared. In every stanza Poe repeats “kingdom by the sea”(2,8, 14, 20, 31). He does this to emphasize the memories and time he and his love spent there together. The most repeated phrase throughout the poem is “Annabel Lee”(4, 10, 16,
“Her hardest hue to hold” and “So dawn goes down to day” are examples of alliteration in the poem. I believe that “Her hardest hue to hold”, means that it’s hard to keep nature green. It uses the letter “h” a lot to make this line stand out. Same thing for”,So dawn goes down to day,” which I believe means that a new day has begun. Alliteration is used to show the theme by saying that you can’t hold on to something forever.
One of which is the first line of the poem, “Nature’s first green is gold”. This portrays his message in a way that somewhat makes the reader think. He connects the colors green and gold so that the audience can infer that the “first green” is beautiful and delightful to the eye. The reader can understand this because gold is typically used as a color of royalty or importance. There are many ways one can turn something ordinary into some extraordinary.
In the first tercet Plath confesses that she has “done it again” and every ten years manages “it”, she never specifically addresses what this action is until later in the piece but instead sets the overall theme, which is death; both figurative and literal. As haunting as it is, Plath furthermore talks of death as she introduces a reoccuring allusion and metaphor to her piece. The story of Lazarus’ briefly touched as she is “a sort of walking miracle” as Lazarus was seen as. The metaphor refers to the holocaust, Plath sees herself as a victim whose skin and right foot is used to make a “Nazi lampshade” and “a paperweight.” Plath emerges herself in the story of Lazarus as she begins to indirectly address her audience, telling them to peel off the napkin to show her face and asks “Do I terrify?----”. Plath then lists characteristics of herself, both as a living and dead person, this fits how she sees herself perfectly.
The poem starts by talking about the colors of spring, saying that nature is first gold, then green. Leaves, the poem says, start out as flower buds. But these golden flowers don't stick around for long—they turn green and become leaves. According to the speaker, this natural process is related to the fall of the Garden of Eden, as well as the change of dawn to day. Then the poem wraps itself up, reminding us that the beauty of gold is only temporary.