Questions For "A Noiseless Patient Spider"
Compare the use of parallelism in lines 5 and 8. What do these parallel elements suggest about the relationship between the spider and the speaker?
It means that they are lost and confused. The spider has to venture out just like the soul does somtimes.
What is the overall tone of the poem? What details communicate the tone?
The tone is dark and isolation. It talks about how it stood isolated, and it says he was detached, in a measureless oceans of space". He is lost and confused. He uses words isolated and explore.