Shu Ting Missing You Analysis

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“I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.” Leonardo da Vinci said that people who live life to the fullest and who do not fear death are the people who have the most fulfilled lives. Shu Ting, the author of “Missing You”, “Bits of Reminiscence”, “Gifts”, and “Fairy Tales”, reflects this ideal in her writing. Ting reflected this lifestyle into her writing to encourage her readers to do the same. Ting has experienced life changing situations that can affect the way she feels and sees things. She managed to put her pain and loneliness…show more content…
She personifies objects to compare living things to those of inanimate to compel the reader to think and observe the realities of life. For example, line five from “Missing You” says that “waiting buds [are] in suspended animation” (Ting 167). Analyzation of this poem led to the belief of lost potential in someone who died young or the loss of a family member. Suspended, in this line, means being stopped or refrained from living, like a person “waiting” in a coma or never being able to finish what was started. She uses this literary element to add “life” or meaning to her poems. All of her poems had underlying meanings such as death or appreciation. As well as the other two, personification is used to show the passion Ting has for her writing and her life. “My joy is the joy of the sunlight” is a perfect example of her passion. Sunlight cannot have joy for it is not completely living, but it’s like saying her happiness for what she loves to do shines as bright as the sun or maybe even brighter. Not only does she use a significant amount of personification, she refers back to nature as
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