Throughout the poem, death is a major event as the writer states, “the affrighted steed ran on alone,” “These men were born to drill and die,” and “Raged at his breast, gulped and died.” The home is another theme which took place in the poem. The home is away from the battlefield but just because it's far away, doesn't mean it's not affected by war. The homes of the maiden, the babe, and the mother are broken into pieces. There is somebody missing in all of them which is a lover, a father, and a son. War doesn't just take lives nut it destroys homes and families as well.
This may sound a bit confusing, but once it is broken down, its quite simple. Frost uses synecdoche in line five when he says “Then leaf subsides to leaf” Earlier in the poem, Frost says that the leaves are like flowers, meaning they are not a normal leaf. Therefor his meaning behind “then leaf subsides to leaf” is that the extraordinary and beautiful leaves that he described in the beginning of the poem, are now subsiding, or transforming back to the ordinary leaf. He also uses synecdoche when he says line eight, “Nothing gold can stay”. Again earlier in the poem he compares the greens of nature to gold, “Nature’s first green is gold”.
In the poem, she says, “Divided into two, I am a tree, the branches are too high for me to see, the roots too hidden from reality.” A unique way to think of a tree, it shows intelligence and thoughtfulness and not just naive kindness. Although there are many ways to interpret this line, it is most likely that the roots represent her father and the branches represent her future. The line also has notes of sadness, showing her worry for her father. Both the story and poem show her kindness, but the story portrays the princess as naive and impulsive, while the poem’s princess is more intelligent and
In the poem “Those Winter Sundays,” by Robert Hayden, the visual imagery is seeing that the child might be thankful for everything their father does for them, but he/she does not show it as much as they should. In the poem there is proof when he says, “No one ever thanked him”(Line 5). This meant as if the child regretted it as they got older because they said, “What did I know, what did I know of love’s austere and lonely offices” (Line 13-14). They felt the parents had a duty to take care of their children no matter what and how ungrateful they seemed to be. In the beginning the poem is abruptly because the second word “too”, of the very first line of the poem assumes actions that has previously being going on before.
The poem focuses on the idea of independence and ones journey to success. Personally I don't know what my future holds, let alone how to really prepare for the ride ahead although I do know that I must be my own person in order to make my own way in this great world. In the first stanza of the poem, “the dark trees” symbolise an unknown future, full of possibilities. This is of course similar to what I and many other year twelve graduates currently feel about next year. “They would not find me changed from him they knew” Applying this quote to my own life would mean that those around me will never see me as a changed person but will only see me grow into a more complete version of
While the poem may come across as boring during the first read, once the words are understood along with their associated meanings, the real message comes to light. This poem echos an elderly pair who find themselves continuing in their daily routines and reflecting upon their younger lives. Despite not living a “flawless” life, the old couple seems content with their situation, both past and present. For example, the third paragraph states, “And remembering… Remembering, with twinklings and twinges…” (468). The words “twinklings and twinges” refer to the good and bad they’ve encountered and endured.
The speaker speaks of her father throughout the poem as if he were someone of the past, long gone. A fog obscures objects, making it an easy way to escape reality. The dreary tone of the poem is reinforced by “Fog-damp pall over the city” impending a deep sense of apprehension (8). A city in a fog progresses very slowly, one must be careful to avoid the danger lurking within
Also, in Keats poem, he wants to rather stay “awake for ever in a sweet unrest” (Keats Line 12). The word “unrest” just supposed to have a negative connotation has been reversed to be something to wish for, especially be including the adjective of “sweet” before. Correspondingly, in the film, the night before leaving for his trip to Italy, Keats and Brawne are lying in bed expressing that “touch has a memory” (Campion). Those two moments, although seemly different, related to each other because it conveys the idea that even when looking or touching those memories of each other will never be forgotten. Further expressing that love has no limits.
The light acts as a temporary joy for both older men. Another symbolic word in; A clean, well-lighted place is the word “nada”. The older waiter uses the word toward the end of the story, he refers to the Lord’s Prayer substituting various words with the word nada. The waiter also makes the comment that “It was all a nothing and a man was nothing too” (Hemingway). He sees himself as nothing and his life as nothing or
He tells reader to emulate the root master to overcome the nature of life and to obtain enlightenment. In first stanza, author describe the impermanence comparing with the cheerful ray which lightens our day. He had used adjective “cheerful” to personify the ray or light which signify the happiness and when he state “turn its back and darken our days”, it signify the sadness that are uncertain in our life. In second stanza, author describe the truth of death. He uses “I dare to spill the beans of deadly life” to contrast between the secret of life and what we see.