The Sloth Theodore Roethke Analysis

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Ali Mahmood
28/11/16
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Mrs. Lauren
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The sloth by Theodore Roethke

“The sloth” by Theodore Roethke born in May 25, 1908 died on august 1, 1963 age 55. The poem speaks about a sloth who is really lazy and slow and he does not like to move. I will describe and show how this poem speaks about laziness using figurative language and sound devices.
The writer links “The Sloth” to a person on how lazy he is and carless about his life. I will describe and show how this poem speaks about laziness using figurative language and sound devices. When the writer talks about how slow he thinks about it and it takes a him a year “He thinks about it for a year” (by Theodore Roethke) (line 3). This quote shows that is takes him a year to think and decide what to do in his life.
The theme and the main idea of this poem is, the writer linking this poem to a person and that he is really lazy and does not want to move and he is careless. The mood of this poem is depressing because he is lazy and does not care about anything in life and does not want to move he wants to stay in one place. The subject of this poem is that the poem talks about the slowness of this sloth and how much time it takes him to think about it.
Figurative language there are three first imagery, personification and hyperbole. Imagery when the writer says “gives his branch a hug” (by Theodore Roethke) (line 9). That shows that he will never leave his branch and he loves it and will never abandon it in his
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