Initially, Stafford makes it appear that the speaker has had prior experiences of stumbling across dead animals on the road. The speaker continues, “It is usually best to roll them into the canyon,” revealing that the speaker is knowledgeable of the situation. Referring back to past encounters, one is capable of making quicker decisions when approaching familiar situation or problems in life. Calm and collected, the speaker decides to take responsibility to pathe the way of the road and remove the deer. In the next line, the speaker explains that to “swerve might make more dead.” Swerving is a representation of avoiding the situation, which may end up killing the speaker or cause more accidents to unsuspecting drivers that may take the same road as the speaker.
In the short poems “Traveling through the Dark” by William Stafford and “Woodchuck” by Maxine Kumin we see both authors use diction, imagery, and metaphor. In both poems the author describes the problem the animals represent to the speakers. William Stafford description in “Traveling through the Dark” is one of compassion while Maxine Kumin is one of anger and revenge both authors describe the different relation ships between human and animal. In “Traveling through the Dark” the speakers faces the conflict of saving the life of the fawn or the life’s of other travelers that could possibly past through the same road as he and have an accident due to the dead deer in the road. He has to chose who to save the animals life or human life.
Steinbeck used characterization often to display his theme of loneliness and prejudice, especially through Crooks, Curley’s wife, and George. The author wrote this book in attempts to bring awareness to readers of what it was really like to live and work in such a pivotal time filled with negativity and
Life of the Doe The correlation of the speaker’s experience with the dead doe in “Traveling through the Dark” by William Stafford is much alike the ongoing hardships and difficulties faced in life. The title “Traveling through the Dark” conveys a message of grief and discomfort, but there is a constant urge to keep progressing on with one’s journey. Although the experience itself is hard to relate to, Stafford’s use of literary devices enhances the emotions and intensity felt, making it relevant to readers that had dealt with hardships in the past. Avoiding challenges in life allows the problem to grow and fester. After being confronted by the dead deer laying on the edge of the road, the speaker explains that the road is narrow and to “swerve
The setting sets the mood and enforces the melancholy throughout the poem; in addition, it helps to emphasize the repetition of words, while the structure of the stanzas work with the unity of effect to create a spiraling down feeling. The setting of the poem creates an image of a dark chamber and a “chamber door”(5) which leads into a hallway with “Darkness there, and nothing more”(24). This suggests that the narrator's room is a representation of his mind which is filled with his memories of Lenore while outside the room, even if he chooses to mend his feeling there’s nothing waiting for him. The repetition of “nothing more”(6) and “nevermore”(49) in this setting carries this feeling across the poem. The five lines of trochaic octameter followed by the cut off single tetrameter with the rhyme scheme ABCBBB gives the feeling of a spiraling down effect due to the structure the poem is written.
We have looked at two different sides of the poem, "Annabel Lee". We have heard the gloomy but soothing cry of the poem, by Edgar Allan Poe and the anger and tragic version by "Tiger Army". They both have similar words, but different meanings and effects from the audience. There are many differences of the two, but also a great amount of similarities. From the point of view of Poe and "Army" they both show emotions that they lose someone who they loved.
For the theme, Poe used the aspect of man and the natural world by embedding the conflict between the speakers fear of the unknown that was behind the dreadful knocking at his door. In addition, symbolism is a necessity for Poe since his writings are deep within meaning, in particular to this poem, Poe used the raven as a symbol of mournful recollection of love which transferred onto being the devils spawn. However, upon reading this poem, one can question how such love for another being can cause pure agony upon their lover’s demise. Nevertheless, such agony in the form of a bird of prey for one’s persecution of mind and
ENG10130 – Essay 2 – Title 5 The themes of death and loss are explored throughout Seamus Heaney’s collection “Human Chain” and Kevin Barry’s “Dark Lies the Island” in different ways and to varying degrees. In Heaney’s collection, many of the poems are inspired by the pain of losing someone close, whereas the stories in Barry’s collection deal more with loss caused by rejection or the breakdown of relationships, ranging from familial to romantic. In Heaney’s work, the effects of death and loss are most prominent in poems dedicated to someone’s memory, a clear example being “The door was open and the house was dark”. Raw pain can be seen in poems like this, as Heaney battles with feelings of grief but also the desire to overcome this grief and
"The Road Not Taken" focuses on coming to a crossroads in life and how to choose the best option for you. "Stopping By the Woods on a Snowy Evening" tells us that we should slow down and learn to appreciate little things everyday. 16. I would say that Frost stressess the road less travelled because it is the one that frightens the most: the consequence of a choice includes the possibility of an error, but live without ever thinking of making it is not possible. The error makes human, letting us remember to understand that with no risk, there is no defeat, but there is also no victory.
The street not taken is a reasonable title as the entire ballad hovers around it. We can legitimize the title in two ways. On the off chance that the title is "The Road Less Traveled", it implies that the writer chooses the less frequented street and that has had all effect. He rejects the dominant part of decision and picks an audacious street for trip of his life. In any case, on the off chance that we concentrate on the title "The Road Not Taken" it implies that the artist is atoning on why he has selected the less frequented street.