Nevertheless, if the reader reads it as a metaphor, he will understand the meaning behind it. It seems that the fish is actually the child, which could not walk at the beginning of his life. This metaphor conveys the helplessness that the child feels during this period. He feels like a fish that cannot swim. Moreover, the author uses imagery to make the reader feel the child 's anxiety, ' 'Under your bed sat the wolf and he made a shadow when cars passed by at night ' '.
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,
This contrast between thoughts and appearance of the character is highlighted by metaphors used to describe the boy. “Freckles like specks of nutmeg… [and] long hands cool and thin as the day they guided him out of me” (Olds l. 16, 18-20), these lines show the mother still see her son as a small, infant child. This image creates a contrast with the comparison with generals and understanding children were calmed by the host’s words and continued to celebrate. The mood of the poem is gloomy or at least fraught as it shows the vulnerability
The speaker of the poem says: I am not the only one kid who grew up this way Surrounded by people who used to say that rhyme about stick and stones (35-37) “I am not the only one kid […]”- by this phrase Koyczan emphasizes that he was not the only one kid who was bullied. This is the point where he wants to show that this problem refers to many kids by introducing readers to the social context on an issue. He takes the very important step that is the identification with bullied kids who are the readers or listeners of this
Naomi Shihab Nye focuses on the concept of solitary and independence in “The Boy and Egg”. Throughout the poem Nye uses alliterations, imagery and personification to create a literal situation. However, in “Famous” the author uses the poem to make the reader develop a new perspective on the definition of the word ‘famous’. The poem uses similes, irony, imagery and tone to show how the author views the world. The poem “The Boy and Egg” tells you a story about a child who lives near a farm.
This inspires me to feel gratitude towards the mother, as it shows that she is helpful, always there and willing to help her son. I suppose I appreciate this mother’s dedication, as in this society, it is rare to find such commitment mothers or fathers. Being present and supportive can go far for your child. Therefore, the first stanza uses rhyme in order to influence the audiences’ feeling about the mother. The second stanza also creates a rhyme at the end of each sentence, “recording… leaving… unreeling…” These are similar to the first stanza but have the same “ing” sound at the end of each word.
After looking over a few old stories and poems that we’ve read throughout the semester one poem stuck out to me in particular. It was the poem by Phillip Larkin, This Be The Verse. It’s a rather short poem but it has a strong message behind it. One thing that drew me to this poem was the explicit in the first line, “They fuck you up, your mum and dad.” After seeing a poem start like this who wouldn’t want to go more into depth as to see why Larkin would make such a bold statement like that. When I finished the first stanza it gave me the impression that Larkin may have had some resentment towards his parents.
In “Piano”, the author is brought back to memories of his childhood, through the sound of a piano. The memories of childhood is also seen in “Alone” by Edgar Allan Poe. In “Poem at Thirty Nine”, great qualities of a father is remembered. Another father is remembered in Seamus Healey’s poem, “Digging”. Lastly, in “Remember”, the poet hopes to be remembered after
In “Piano”, the author is brought back to the ideal lifestyle of his childhood, through the sound of a piano. A recollection of an author’s unordinary childhood is also seen in “Alone” by Edgar Allan Poe. In “Poem at Thirty Nine”, the great qualities and unconditional love from a father are missed. Another ancestor is mentioned
The picture is seen through the eyes of the young boy, but filtered through the consciousness of an adult; this provides two different perspectives from which to interpret the poem. To the boy, these feelings and experience are deeply embedded in his consciousness. They may very well be defining moments of his childhood and young adulthood. This poem theme reflects on childhood, education, coming of age and youthful discovery and is paired with a lyrical voice that is gently humorous and wrought with carefully crafted satire. It expresses subtle moments of personal experience and the yearning to clinch a means with which to convey those fleeting seconds.