Piano In D. H. Lawrence's Lesson Of Piano

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Often it can be found that less is more. Less talking leads to more listening. Less spending leads to more saving. In the case of D.H. Lawrence 's rendition of his own poem Piano, less writing leads to a more centralized idea, and therefore a greater emphasis of this message. While perfection is never guaranteed, Lawrence uses time and alterations to clarify the meaning behind his work in Piano. Therefore, in his revision of Piano, by omitting components of his first trial, Lawrence is able to emphasize the speaker’s connection to the past in contrast to the betrayal of the present. While the the first version of Piano had more length, this also meant that it had more room for unnecessary information. This held true and led to situations that distracted the reader from the central thesis of the poem. This theme is centralized around the speaker’s longing for the past, through a portal of memories, amalgamated around his mother’s piano. The original version added somewhat unnecessary information that lessened the emphasis of this overall message. For example, the entire second stanza of the first version provides unnecessary insight into the speaker’s past. This stanza focuses on the speaker’s sister and the impact she had on his connection to the past. While this does personalize the relationship between the reader and the speaker, it does not have the same effect that the second version has on this relationship. Rather than strengthening this relationship, it distracts

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