Poetry Unit Suchman
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author of "A tree telling of Orpheus"
william carlos williams
author of "Spring and all"
author of "mowing"
naomi shihab nye
author of "making a fist"
author of "one cannot ask loneliness..."
author of "was it that i went to sleep..."
author of "the waking"
edna st. vincent millay
author of "conscientious objector"
author of "pride"
author of "tell the truth, but tell it slant"
alfred, lord tennyson
author of "the kraken"
author of "meeting at night"
author of "reapers"
"a tree telling of the orpheus"
-allusion to the greek myth of orpheus
-orpheus: skilled on the lyre (musical stringed instrument)
-trees uproot to follow him
-orpheus torn limb by limb by Maenads
"spring and all"
-dead plants enter spring "naked"
-now grass, tomorrow flowers
-people enter the world naked= babies
-"s" sound of a scythe
-scythe wants to be used, labor needs to be used for labor or else pronounced useless
"making a fist"
-7 yrs old
-asks mom when you know that you're going to die
-"when you can no longer make a fist"
"one cannot ask loneliness..."
-loneliness; don't know when or how it starts
"was it that i went to sleep"
-sleep, dreams; our thoughts determine our dreams
-repetition: "I learn by going where I have to go"; "I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow"
-plant maybe: blooming, waking in the morning sun
-learn by doing, we control where we go, plants do not
- one who refuses to participate in warfare for religious or ethical reasons
-refuses to fight because he refuses to kill people
-won't help Death spread
----depicted as 3 different servants:
-dog at fox hunt
-people can't just let life fix over them
-we all have our cracks, don't be prideful and try to hide them; the second something exposes you, you break
"tell the truth, but tell it slant"
-don't be so direct/blunt, soften the blow
-kraken lays at the bottom of the ocean
-will die when at the surface of the water
"meeting at night"
-a person crosses water by boat in the night to meet their lover
-much like "mowing"
-all about imagery
-cutting grass, runs over rat
the rhythmic pattern established by stresses, or beats, within each line of a poem
the units of a meter
emphasis of words
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