Traveling Through The Dark Poem

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Name: Monica Jirel Professor: John Remarek Language and composition 17 December 2017 Diamond Travelling Through the Dark The poem “Travelling through the dark” was written by American poet William Edgar Stafford (January 17, 1914 – August 28, 1993), who was also known as father of poem. “Travelling through the dark” was his first collection of poem and also won national award. “Travelling through the dark” refers to the journey of person at night in the jungle at the side of river, but at the same time dark refers to the difficult emotional situation. These poems give us the actions of speaker to death doe and lead us to the difficult situation which speaker has to face while travelling through the dark. In this poem the writer has presented the battle between responsibility and emotion, and…show more content…
Speaker informs the reader that he found the death deer which was lying in the road in the river side of jungle having the narrow road. At the same time we can analyse that the deer has been killed by hunter or may have died during the accident and also analyse that how the modern science and technology affect the nature and animals, where the car is the symbolic of modern technology and the dead doe is result of modern science. There is given a clear contrast between the machine and the animal. It seems as this type of case has happened to speaker for the first time. From his responsibilities point of view he decided to roll it down the canyon, if he kept it as it was then there will be high possibility of having the accident and some other person might lose their life. But as soon as he came out from the car, he noticed that the dead deer had big belly which made him think that the deer was pregnant. However the fawn inside the belly may be still alive and may be waiting to be born, or be almost death with the death of mother deer. Even though the traveller
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