The first stanza gives four very improbable examples: death by meteor or plane, a falling safe and the touch of a thousand volts. These scenarios are so bizarre that people would simply ignore these possibilities, however with enough bad luck and karma, a life can be ended in the matter of seconds. This relates back to Collin’s original intention to remind the readers about the delicacy and importance of life. By adding descriptive context such as: “while reading in a chart at home” or using graphic words like “flatten” and “flash.” Collins is able to provide the readers a visually consistent and relatable scenario. The second stanza continues the list of odd ways to die, however in this stanza Collin’s begins to use figurative language to relate the readers with the text.
This poem has four stanzas of three lines each stanza. Nearly every line in each stanza has the same length. The rhyme scheme in this poem is a,a,a b,b,b c,c,c d,d,d in each line in the stanza The last three words rhyme with each other. The sloth is so lazy and he sets on the tree, when you ask him a question he acts as if he doesn’t know, but he thinks about it and then he acts like you herd what the answer was even though he is not speaking. I think that the main theme in this poem is that people these days are annoyed on how slowly things go so the author wants all his questions to be answered as fast as possible.
Collins further uses literary devices in the third stanza to explore the speaker 's thoughts and ideas. First, he creates a juxtaposition between childlike and complex rhetorical language, by saying, "Back then it never fell so solemnly / against the side of my tree house" (19-20). The first line of the quote sets a serious tone, followed by the next line, which has a more childlike perspective and reminds the reader that he 's simply talking about the "afternoon light" (18). In addition, Collins says, "and my bicycle never leaned against the garage / as it does today, / all the dark blue speed drained out of it" (21-23), using another juxtaposition in the same stanza. He incorporates the idea of childlike innocence and complex language to convey the speaker 's emotions.
The child has a sickening pain and asks his mother, “How do you know if you are going to die.” She replies by saying something along the lines of when you can 't make a fist. The scope pulls back and the child is older reminiscing about that time in his life. When tasked to find what 's effective in this poem, the answer is almost nothing. The first stanza of the poem opens with a child, most likely a young child complaining of a stomach ache. The mind-numbing boredom that leads the child to ask a question that might seem mature but in reality is nothing more than a child’s thought.
This poem consists of 5 stanzas. Stanzas 1 and 3 are five lines, stanzas 2 and 4 are six lines and stanza 5 is four lines. From the first glance, the content of this poem is about war, violence and death. As opposed to its title, “War is Kind” does not really tell the kindness of the war. It tells about the
The first stanza starts off gently to the likelihood of what seems to be great. The love is categorized as a deeming and damning affection therefore mastering the hardship of what love is or is perceived to be. Looking at the first stanza, one is able to notice that it starts off very romantically. In line 1 the poet, Cynthia Zarin, refers to her man as ‘My heart’ and ‘my dove’. ‘My heart’ indicates how much the poet’s lover means to her as a heart is sustenance for life.
His last 3 works were slightly morbid because of this ailment. In 1936, Rudyard Kipling died. “Something of Myself” was published posthumously in 1937. Joseph Rudyard Kipling was born on December 30, 1865 to John and Alice in Bombay, India. When Rudyard turned 5, however, he was sent to Southsea, England to get a proper education and to escape the heat and diseases on India.
Consequences Rudyard Kipling was a very well known British writer. Born on December 30th, 1865 in Bombay, India and died on January 18th, 1936 in London, England. He wrote short stories, novels, and poems throughout his lifetime, some famous and some not. He won Nobel Prize in Literature in 1907. The short story, The Mark of the Beast, written by Rudyard Kipling uses conflict through the characters to prove all choices have consequences.
They wanted to know everything about it. As we begin to break down the poem into stanzas and examine it for its true meaning we start to see the many different rhetorical and literary devices used to help express the true meaning of this writing. In the first stanza we see the poem’s speaker expressing how they are tired and weak, and reading. As he 's about to fall asleep, he hears something tapping at his door. The
The fourth and fifth stanzas consist of single lines. Their isolation causes an emphasis on their meanings. The fourth stanza,” I am trying to be truthful”, might represent the fact that honesty is a crucial issue for the poet in this poem, and in a relationship