Throughout the first four stanzas of the poem the speaker contrasts his work to that of his father which leads him to reflect on his own identity. Heaney immediately begins the poem by introducing the work of the speaker in the first stanza when he says “the squat pen rests” (Heaney 2), which represents a pen in between the fingers of the speaker which insinuates that he is a writer. As the poem progresses to the second stanza rhyming is introduced through the words “sound” (3), “ground” (4), and “down” (5). The establishment of a rhyme scheme in this stanza is peculiar as the other three stanzas lack a specific rhyming structure, thus the rest of the stanzas are free verse. This stanzas rhyming scheme creates a sense of distance from the others, causing the speaker to reflect on his own identity.
The first stanza’s tone is calm and happy. This stanza uses imagery to make you imagine looking out the window and feeling the breeze of wind. I believe the author wanted the reader to have imagine of someone or themselves in the window. For example,
In stanza one it 's abcbddccaaee. These schemes change almost every stanza. I would say that the scheme is not traditional. The poem departs from traditional poems because it doesn 't really follow a structure. You could say that it 's free verse with a large amount of rhyming throughout.
Esperanza creates a melody of repeated soft sounds that make us feel the same way as she does. Cisneros
This poem has four stanzas of three lines each stanza. Nearly every line in each stanza has the same length. The rhyme scheme in this poem is a,a,a b,b,b c,c,c d,d,d in each line in the stanza The last three words rhyme with each other. The sloth is so lazy and he sets on the tree, when you ask him a question he acts as if he doesn’t know, but he thinks about it and then he acts like you herd what the answer was even though he is not speaking. I think that the main theme in this poem is that people these days are annoyed on how slowly things go so the author wants all his questions to be answered as fast as possible.
The entire poem is iambic. The first three lines of each stanza are pentameters. Then the fourth line changes to dimeter. which allows the reader to shift from point to point. By changing the meter Parker showed the reader that everything was the same until the end.
In this poem there is only use of coms and full stops. At the end of all stanzas there is a full stop and in each stanza there is more than one sentence. The punctuation of the poem variety for example and’s can start with a capital or lowercase. At the beginning of all sentences there is a capital letter in exception of the 2 line in stanza one, that starts with a lower case “and who threw words like
Stanza 3 The last two stanzas have given the poem a feeling of peacefulness and quiet because there was no sound and movement but the silence was broken by the shake of bells in stanza 3. We know that “harness bells” are man-made object, thus it represents civilization and civilization reminds the persona of his obligation. It shows us visual and auditory image with the regular movement and softness of the bells shaking. Stanza 3, line 9 shows us that the persona’s subconscious is now provided with voices. The “shakes of bells” here contrast with the word “little” in stanza 2.
The first stanza describes the scenery. A pond, in which the moonlight is mirrored, lies next to a villa with an oak tree. Enjambments connect the four verses of the first stanza, which consists of only one sentence. The flow is never interrupted as each verse ends with an unstressed syllable
The two balanced stanzas of this poem form a well reasoned reply to the Movement writers’ challenging rejection of religious belief, myth, and obscure literary illusions. The first stanza consists of an elaborate rhetorical question supported by several intervening questions which express the speaker’s concern for the loss of the framework by which levels of consciousness can be organized and understood.“ If the myth’s outworn, the legend broken”: if the cultural forms are no longer available to interpret present experience and to establish links with the past “then what kind of lives have we”(Jennings ,TCP 39).The myths and legends which enable us to see resemblances between past and present experience have been exhausted: they are useless even within the child’s story / Since he sees well they now bring light no longer/ Into our eyes.” In the final lines of the stanza, the speaker uses language suggesting poetic inspiration and illumination to ask: “By breathing on them? Is there any taper/ that will return the glitter to our eyes? (39) The rhetorical strategies of the poem alter in the second stanza, as the stately progression of long lines creates the impression of a well thought out, patient response to the questions of the preceding stanzas: “We have retreated inward to our