As I read, “Narrow Fellow in the Grass” puzzled me a bit, so I couldn’t determine whether Dickinson used the snake to refer to nature alone or anything else. The snake could refer to male sexuality, or it could be a biblical reference to the snake in the Garden of Eden. I have yet to know, but I have to wonder, what do you think? I like your point about the poem discussing how nature
To me, the narrow man in the grass reflects male sexuality. This is best seen in the second verse, where the poet says that “the grass divides as with a comb….and then it closes at your feet, and opens further on…” This can be seen as discussing how, while nature is good, it needs to be exploited responsibly. Sexuality is natural and necessary for procreation, but may have adverse consequences when it is not used responsibly.
2. To be honest, my father drank quite a bit when I was younger. So maybe that has affected my opinion, but I honestly think that “My Papa’s Waltz” is a funny poem with no child abuse happening at all. I think that the father is just drunkenly dancing with his child. I think this is shown in line 3: “But I hung on like death.” It sounds like the speaker is literally hanging on to her father. This is also shown in the last line when the speaker says, “Still clinging to your shirt.” When I think of this poem, I imagine a father stumbling around the room with his child standing on his shoes and hanging on to his shirt.
The poem talks of a father who is drunk, but still finds time to dance with his child. I agree that while this may not be ideal behavior form a parent, it nonetheless shows a father who loves his child. The actions seem to annoy the mother, who is not happy with the amount of raucous that the father and child cause.
3. “Sonnet 18” certainly does have a lot of poetic devices in it. Personification is very prevalent; Shakespeare even goes as far as to describe summer with a “golden complexion.” I think you are right about the tone of the poem; it is about the simplicity and loveliness of his lover. He creates this tone by imagery and language.
The poem even goes a step further and gives a gender to the weather conditions, referring to summer and “his” golden complexion. More importantly though, the poet wants the reader to have a clear idea of how much he loves his lover, and how fair she is. She glows, is warm, and seems to be the best thing that the author can think of.
4. When I was little I would go and help out on my grandfather’s farm. It is hard labor, and it truly does make you exhausted. I think that Frost used very vivid and accurate descriptions to make it understandable to any audience. He summoned many sensory emotions from visual to olfactory. I see what you mean when you say that the persona might be dreaming of a vastly successful crop, but I thought he was facing the reality of not having enough time to collect his entire harvest, thus losing profit. !! The post is attached. !!!! Refer the reader in first person terms. i.e You !!
In the poem, the poet talks of an apple harvest that has greatly impressed him. At the same time, the farmer complains that he is over tired, perhaps from checking all the plants. Is therefore not complaining, but just taking in the success of his farming activities, and wondering where he will take his great harvest. Its tone alludes to a successful farmer, who was not expecting or prepared for the success he now experiences.
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