There are many hidden symbols and you have to read deep between the lines to catch the meaning. taking an example from the tekst, the author describes how she now on a daily basis swims in the river, where the river in this case could be referred to as a symbol of the main characters obstacles in life, and how finally going into the river she wins over her fear. She gets the freedom that she has longed for. She pulled her selv together and went swimming in the river, using that as a symbol for her pulling her life together. The swan is used as a symbol of light, “She’s quit unready for the swan.
It shows that the speaker can indeed overcome his struggle with crossing the swamp. The unique technique of the author’s writing shows the discombobulated mind set of the speaker but still leaves some hope. The speaker struggled with the swamp. Oliver expresses this with the use of strong diction and full imagery. Powerful dark words are used, and the swamps omnipotent grasp is felt.
In “Crossing the Swamp”, Mary Oliver depicts the process of the speaker crossing the swamp. The speaker makes many observations about the swamp and the descriptions of it correlates with her view towards swamp. At first the speaker only sees the swamp as dark and dense, but later realizes the hidden details of the swamp that was not visible before. After crossing the swamp, the speaker is able to see the swamp as part of beautiful nature. In the poem, the speaker first addresses the swamp by repeating “here is”.
The poet’s use of symbolism as a literary device The poet uses symbolism as a literary device to THE PENTANGLE Although Gawain as a character is flawed, evidence of these flaws is not present in the symbol of the pentangle. On the surface level, the
Additionally, the towns trees are then metaphorized to the intricate flow of water while they're washing together". Her he allows the reader to draw a
The Mississippi river holds various interesting characteristics and its complexity is explained by John M Barry. In Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How it Changed America by John M Barry incorporates strong adjectives, long lists, and vivid similes in order to communicate his fascination with the river to his readers and spread fascination to his audience about the river. Barry incorporates strong adjectives at the beginning of his piece to draw the reader's fascination with the river. Barry's excitement with the river is expressed when he mentions “an extraordinarily dynamic combination of turbulent effects.”(lines 2-3) This pulls the reader in and makes them ask questions. Through these words “extraordinarily dynamic.” The reader wonders why the river is so extraordinary and dynamic.
These important additions of structure can be used as a perfect demonstration of the relationship between the man and fish. If the man were not so closely connected to the fish he would have no need to call it him, and he would especially not need to momentarily start calling him “the fish” in order to kill him. While the structure is not the first element of a text that most people analyze, once discovered it often brings the purpose of the text into
Although Bishop’s take on “The Fish” was describing a single thing, Moore uses a whole seascape to get her point across. She describes this world in an omniscient objective tone, portraying this place as majestic and wonderful but filled with hint of darkness. An example is how the “fish,” “wade through black jade” (1-2). This quote elaborates on the struggle of swimming through this opaque water. Even though Moore moves between scene to scene, it has an aura of flowiness, like the water.
The essence of the saint’s spirit is captured in the prose poem as the rhythms flow in flawless measures. Words are like strokes of a paint brush and the understatements accompanying the single word sentences create the atmosphere of dust and heat. “Spain, The wild dust, the whipped corn,/earth easy for footsteps, shallow starving seeds. High sky at night like walls./ Silence surrounding Avila.”(86) The four waters are described in the same fragmentary style, so that the flow of water itself becomes the only continuous image. Flowing through the well, the waterwheel, the pool and lastly the place of peace, the water reaches the spirit.
“Go ahead and tell me that you know all I can be, you’ve studied every droplet of my ever-changing sea. But weren’t you ever taught that seas are only where it ends? The things that tell the story are the river’s twists and bends. The ocean isn’t everything, it’s part of it of course, but you cannot judge its currents if you don’t know their source ~ Erin Hanson.” This poem presents an analogy which purpose is to figuratively portray the assumptions one makes of another without knowing their truth. It reveals the prevalent occurrence of stereotypes in society and metaphorically expresses that one cannot know all that there is to a person based off of a certain quality or general belief.