The Stick Together Family Analysis

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One of life’s many difficult challenges could be described as finding love. Love is something we all wish for though love can be hard to find at times, especially when love is right in front of our faces. The times we do know we have love is when we’re stuck without the supporting comfort of love. In Edgar Guest’s humble poem, “The Stick-Together Families.” and Natalie Lloyd’s intriguing book The Key to Extraordinary illustrates the common idea of love being able to bring people together. Both Edgar and Natalie are urging the reader to view love in different forms. Edgar’s poem on lines 10 and 11 he wrote, “Each with strangers likes to wander, and with strangers likes to play. But it's bitterness they harvest, and it's empty joy they…show more content…
For instance, Edgar uses figurative language to develop the theme. In his poem, he uses figurative language, such as metaphors, personification, and idioms. In the poem, lines 10 and 11 emphasize on families that have separated for the search of a better life, for “Each with strangers likes to wander, and with strangers likes to play. But it's bitterness they harvest, and it's empty joy they find…” (lines 10 and 11). The people in the lines are people who have strayed away from their family in order to find a more beneficial life. The “bitterness they harvest”( line 11) is the anger of not feeling true love and mirth. In another line it states, “There you find the gladdest play-ground, there the happiest spot to live.”(line 22) the personification in the lines illuminates the idea that families that stay together are the happiest because they can find joy in any part of the world as long as they are together having fun. Identically, “A circle at the fireside that no power but death can break.” (line 4) is an example of an idiom. Though not many will see or catch the definitive meaning or purpose of the line, the line has been put there to accentuate the idea of having an impregnable bond with family members; nevertheless, this ties back to the main idea of love being able to manifest between
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