Symbolism In 'From Blossoms' By Li-Young Lee

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Imagine a life where you never enjoyed anything. Never had the sweet chill of ice cream on a hot summer 's day, never had the rich sweetness of hot chocolate on a cold winter 's night, and never have memories to share with your grandchildren when you grow old. A life like that would be awful . Without little moments that fill you with joy and happiness, life seems like it has passed you by. Little things ultimately lead to the true pursuit of happiness, which is to enjoy the time you have and live everyday as if it was the last. Li-Young Lee, the author of “From Blossoms” demonstrates how little things can lead to happiness and wonderful memories through repetition and symbolism. Li-Young Lee uses repetition to establish the importance…show more content…
For example the quote “ dusty skin and all comes the familiar dust of summer, dust we eat.” The dust in this quote represents the end of summer or the end of a life.The peach represents the summer and the memories that fill that. Moreover, the author uses the peach as symbolism to represent the happiness and sadness that comes from life. “ To eat not only the skin, but the shade, not only the sugar, but the days” is an example of how something as simple as a peach can leave memories and feelings that last forever. This also state that by eating the peach you get memories of great moments and not so great moments. I think the author is trying to represent that life is how you make it. In total the author Li-Young Lee, uses symbolism to point out the happiness and the sadness that comes from simple things. By using repetition and symbolism, Li-Young Lee the author of “ From Blossoms” shows that the end of something can lead to joy and happiness through memories. “ From Blossoms send a wonderful message about life. By using repetition, the author establishes the importance of a new beginning. Li-Young Lee also uses symbolism to show readers that something as simple as a peach can make memories that last a lifetime. Overall the author establishes the importance of living life by cherishing the little moments and new
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