Imagery and tone plays a huge role for the author in this poem. It’s in every stanza and line in this poem. The tone is very passionate, joyful and tranquil.
As his feelings awaken so does the landscape around him. Finally, the landscape represents vanished past as Jim wishes he could go back to the past and take everything back as he sees how happy Antonia is. The next symbol is the plow. It symbolizes the connections between humans and the connection to nature. It shows that humans are closer to nature then they think.
However, when the fate of the fawn was in the driver's mind alone, he hesitated, and his concern made him stop. In the fourth stanza, indecision accompanies him. The red color suggests the blood of the dead deer, and the car symbolizes this technology. All this happens in the darkness, and although it is a small event, the impact is enormous.
Often times, when a person experiences something unusual, that experience stays with them forever. The poem “Driving with Animals” by Billy Collins is about the lasting impression that an experience with deer can create. The imagery, sound devices, and figurative language that Collins uses in the poem draw the reader into the poem and makes them feel as if they are the driver in the car. The element of imagery is important in drawing the reader into the poem.
The first metaphor of the poem is the most detailed and complex, containing metaphor within metaphor. In brief, the tetherball pole is compared to a scarecrow, the ball is compared to a clock (specifically in how kids smash it, as they might wish to smash the clock that keeps them trapped in school), the clock is compared to a stalled tractor, and muddy
Parker introduces her poem by using imagery to announce the simple development in the setting. It begins by saying, “as the sun rose” (line 7) and continues until she writes, “We didn’t speak until the sun overcame” (line 10). It is an uncomplicated way to provide an additional thought of change. By mentioning the small difference in the setting, Parker wants the reader to understand the importance of the many different aspects, large and small, that are evolving.
In the first stanza’s, the narrator’s voice and perspective is more collective and unreliable, as in “they told me”, but nonetheless the references to the “sea’s edge” and “sea-wet shell” remain constant. Later on the poem, this voice matures, as the “cadence of the trees” and the “quick of autumn grasses” symbolize the continuum of life and death, highlighting to the reader the inevitable cycle of time. The relationship that Harwood has between the landscape and her memories allows for her to delve deeper into her own life and access these thoughts, describing the singular moments of human activity and our cultural values that imbue themselves into landscapes. In the poem’s final stanza, the link back to the narrator lying “secure in her father’s arms” similar to the initial memory gives the poem a similar cyclical structure, as Harwood in her moment of death finds comfort in these memories of nature. The water motif reemerges in the poem’s final lines, as “peace of this day will shine/like light on the face of the waters.”
The poem begins by the speaker telling the reader that the story that would now be told is told annually, emphasizing the significance of the story to “we”, presumably a family, based on clues given later in the poem. Then, using the verse “how we peered from the windows, shades drawn” (Trethewey 2), it immediately puts us in the place of the figures in the poem, by the usage of the imagery about the shades being drawn, as if hiding from something to be scared of, and by the careful choice of the word “peering”, instead of simply “looking” or “staring”, which gives us the sense that the figures are afraid of being seen. Then, despite having set up this mood of fear, the speaker takes a step back, and seems to be trying to calm us, the readers, down by reminding us that nothing really happened and that even the environment around the incident has now returned to its original, vivid colors. Following that, however, we are put back into the mood of fear by the repetition of the verse about peering, which is a benefit the form of a pantoum provides to the poem. Writing the
Whether a love poem, or a death poem, poetry is always composed with a specific task in mind the author is attempting to accomplish. The task may range from admiring someone or something, or even commenting upon the ills of society, but nevertheless, poetry is always written with the intent of delivering a powerful and meaningful message. Such is the case with the two poems, “Homage to My Hips” and “To an Athlete Dying Young.” Each poem utilizes certain elements differently such as symbolism, the topics of love and death, and emotional connection to bring the reader’s attention to significant societal issues, and illustrate the affect those issues have upon those in society. These poems are similar in that they both celebrate some aspect of
The agony the writer is feeling about his son 's death, as well as the hint of optimism through planting the tree is powerfully depicted through the devices of diction and imagery throughout the poem. In the first stanza the speaker describes the setting when planting the Sequoia; “Rain blacked the horizon, but cold winds kept it over the Pacific, / And the sky above us stayed the dull gray.” The speaker uses a lexicon of words such as “blackened”, “cold” and “dull gray” which all introduce a harsh and sorrowful tone to the poem. Pathetic fallacy is also used through the imagery of nature;
The imagery of the first poem greatly contrasts from the overall tone. In “A Barred Owl,” Richard Wilbur describes an owl frightening a child and waking her from her slumber. Wilbur sets the scene with dark imagery: “The warping night air brought the boom/ Of an owl’s voice into her darkened
In addition, he described how the foot was “swelling green/ as the sewage in that creek” (32-33). He compared the green to the green that you see in the sewage which shows that the food was gross to look at. That lines also showed a rhyme. The similes in the poem showed comparisons of the actions of people and the color. The poem was an interesting read because it was about
Secondly I will explain the characters in the poem, and lastly I will explain the shifts in the poem. Some of the poetic symbols I found in the poem were diction and hyperboles. For diction, the author used the words, “nothing” and “everything” interchangeably. He started off the first stanza with the word
Matthew Ferguson English 102 Professor June 7, 2015 The Road Not Taken Thesis Statement: We come to countless decisions in life, and there are issues we have to let chance take command. I. Introduction a. Thesis Statement i. Robert Frost ii. Lyric poem iii. Choosing the road II.