The speaker states “this is what I think about when I shovel compost into a wheelbarrow.” This line is very ironic because all of the dramatic and sardonic thoughts of the last two stanzas are instantly masked by the oddness of the speaker’s thoughts. However, the thoughts of the speaker is not completely illogical, it is perfectly reasonable for a person to think about death and decay when literally shoveling piles of decomposed organic matter. This is once again Collins poking at the theme of death. The next few lines of this stanza are mostly fillers and menial images. Towards the end of the stanza, death is mentioned once again, “the instant hand of Death always ready to burst forth from the sleeve of his voluminous cloak.” Notice the D in death is capitalized, thus Collins might be referring to death as grimly character.
I took this as his way of saying he would never let go of his love, even in death. Though those two speakers are similar in mourning, the tone in the poems differ. In The Raven, the tone of the poem comes off as scary and ominous. The way Poe uses alliteration, rhyme, and repetition creates the eerie tone. In the beginning line of the poem, the speaker says, “once upon a midnight dreary” (637).
The speaker then says something that startles the reader “If only they’d all consented to die unseen, gassed underground the quiet Nazi way” (29-30). The speaker uses the word Nazi, because that’s how she sees herself. She hunts the woodchucks relentlessly and without mercy just like Nazis did to the Jews. The fifth stanza leaves the reader feeling sorry for the speaker and her new life as an obsessed killer. “Woodchucks” by Maxine Kumin’s tone shifts as the speaker’s relationship with the woodchucks grows worse and worse.
The speaker uses the simile of hanging on like death to show that although the waltzing was challenging, he kept doing it for a specific reason. Perhaps, the speaker wants his alcoholic father to spend more time with him, so he is willing to endure his father’s breath to dance with him because that may be the only way or only time his father spends time with him. The rhyme scheme of the first stanza and the rest of the poem is ABAB, which is an organized structure just like waltzing is, but as the poem progresses, the listener can see the irony that the waltzing between the father and the son is not
You can obviously tell from the opening of this poem that the speaker is talking about his daughter and certain that his daughter is basically destined to have a forbidding life with no future. However, in the very last line of the poem he acknowledges that he has no daughter and his desire none and that puts a whole new twist on the poem. The first three lines the speaker introduce and describes his daughter. “Looking into my daughters eyes I read” “Beneath the innocence of morning flesh” “Concealed, hinting’s of death she does not heed.” (Kees, 384 lines 1, 2 and 3). Judging by these lines, I would describe this when he looks at his daughter, he sees a very young and naïve little girl, who doesn’t know what is going on around her.
The symbolism of the mask stranger connects to the theme of never escaping death. The imagery of the black room connects to the mood because of how they both create a suspenseful mood. The figurative language of both personification and simile which connects to tone for the ominous atmosphere. With all these connections with literary devices, theme, mood, and tone which the main focus is to emphasize about death being inevitable No matter how hard you try to escape it death will always be
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. In the first stanza the writer mentions that the sloth has no peers. There is an image shown in line two and three in the first stanza. It says “you ask him something in his ear, he thinks for a year”. (Roethke, the sloth).
Spookin’s: Slither’s Tale, written by Joseph Delaney, is fiction in the young adult genre, which is my age group, and I found myself unable to put it down. Its combination of thrilling action, trembling, an abundance of blood and gore, fighting and the slaying of beasts story kept me up until the dark hours. I was shocked at how completely fascinating the plot was. Same as Underworld, the story is set in somewhere around 18’s where most of the characters are beasts and non-human based, also borrows ideas from the English myth; the werewolf and vampire. As the book opens, a horrible county known as Valkarky, a city deep within the Arctic Circle that is filled with all types of abomination that have been created by dark magic and inhabited by
Stanza two switches to a different time period, Antebellum America, with Death pictured as a man hunting down a runaway slave, torturing the speaker in an attempt to extract information regarding the slave’s whereabouts. Like the first stanza, the speaker is resisting Death in order to preserve the lives of others, except stanza two’s imagery is a lot more brutal and far less passive. The third and final stanza is made up of the speaker’s denouncement of Death and proclamation of secrecy. The
The author uses setting, imagery, and repetition to create the atmosphere. The setting it is aft his house in the middle of the night and the raven the bird. The author uses imagery is creepy because it is dark then a bird flies in and it starts talking and saying nevermore. The author uses repetition when the bird keeps on saying nevermore. The thesis statem is it is scarey because