The Mississippi River Empties Into The Gulf Analysis

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I agree with Karl Shapiro’s statement: “The poet really does see the world differently, and everything in it. He does no deliberately go into training to sharpen his senses; he is a poet because his senses are naturally open and vitally sensitive. But what the poet sees with his always new vision is not what is " imaginary"; he sees what others have forgotten how to see." Poets really do looked at the world differently than normal people. A talented poet always have thoughts in the littlest thing that people tend to ignore. We have seen examples of talented poets who overview the world in a more sensitive way than normal people. My favorite poem by an author that we have encountered this semester is Lucille Clifton’s “The Mississippi River Empties Into The Gulf.” I think this poem is a great example on how poets recognizes features that normal people cannot interpret out. First, Clifton personified a river to have the characteristics of humans. Clifton noted rivers to carry, to empty, and to drag the memories from the past. Secondly, Clifton gave the river a …show more content…

Robert Frost’s poems explored the nature in a rather deep and dark way. For example, his poem, “After-Apple Picking” is hidden under a mask that looks like a harvester is just tired and wants to go to sleep after a day of picking apple from tree. However, we learned that this poem has deeper meaning than what is being shown on the surface. This poem is about actually talking about death as a deeper meaning. I think it is really interesting how Robert Frost, as a poet, was able to connect two themes that are completely different and make it into a single poem. I love all the metaphors he made in this poem such as the ladder to heaven (apple-picking requires a level which Robert Frost was referring it to the ladder to heaven) and the seasonal interpretation (winter is death and spring is rebirth) that connects to the natural process of decaying and

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