Kassndra DelgadillO Period 5 In addition to everyones iterpretations about the two poems, I agree as well that both speakers fear their upcoming death. No man ever lived more completely in the light than Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. In the next quatrain, Keats continues to fear dying before he becomes a great poet, and before he reaches his full creative potential. Before his life ends, he wants to write down in poetry all the thoughts that are in his head, and he wants to produce many volumes of completed written works. That means that he must have been working his way, metaphorically, up the hill in order to reach the cataract awaiting him. Meaning that he wants to create the example for romantic literature, and he wants someone to love him in return. It is a masterpiece of literal translation.
One thing I do not understand in general about poetry is the reason why beaches are common places for change, realization or death. Also, this means he is half-way through life as stated before in the poem, and he hears up ahead a waterfall that is loud and power death that is inevitable , this also shows there is still and hope for him. Now he stops and sees his past. The phrase also led me to believe that Longfellow wants to do something never been done before and will never again be achieved. This also clues in that he is near death since grain is harvested in the autumn. Life lasts a temporary amount of time, and it would be best if people appreciate what they have in life and appreciate just being alive.
In the first eight lines, Longfellow explains that he is middle aged and he has not fulfilled his dreams to become a great poet. After telling of all the regrets he has, he metaphorically explains his life as a hill and he is at the peak looking back to the past. Anonymous Rennel Parino Period 4 Thank you for the information on Keats' death. Alex Davis: Longfellow talks about his goal of accomplishing his literary works in lines 3 and 4. I agree with Jenna that the hill is a metaphor in the different stages of life.
Nevertheless, he realizes that death is normal for human being as every human being is mortal. Nature has deep and various meanings to Longfellow. Maybe it's not so bad? Here he had among his classmates, , George B. In the authors mind there is no more he can give; no more he can write that will bless the world with the city he invisioned. Longfellow's first wife suffered from a miscarriage and died a few weeks later. It is in each of us, this life. The speaker feels love for this world that, he or she, is leaving behind because of death.
In the first part of the poem Longfellow talks about his life being halfway over and everything that stopped him from really living his life. We do not host any of our own videos on this site. Anonymous Rachel Sather Period 1 I guess I'll start things off. In comparison to the first 2 stanzas, he is now a small fish in a big lake. In 1835, Mary had a miscarriage and died a few weeks later. He often refers back to the idea of being at a half-way point between two extremes. In the case of this poem, the thing waiting at the top of the hill for the speaker is death.
First off, both poems deal with the topic of death and the general fear that accompanies it. Death is further emphasized and is louder and closer, which the speaker acknowledges. He could just think about all the lost love, aspirations and fame that he will leave behind when he dies, and he is just alone and afraid. Keats, whose life was cut short at only 26 due to tuberculosis, didnt have the full oppurtunity to complete all the things he wished to do such as find love and fame. The tower represents the wall, even barrier, the was inhibiting the speaker from achieving his dreams.
He has not cared once about anyone else besides himself and his future. Autumn is symbolic for nearing the end of life. We feature many works in our collections of and. Longfellow actually did have a chance to love. Whereas, the opportunities and threats are generally related from external environment of organization. Does he want to return? Moore uses an interesting style in her piece; she separates the lines according to what she wanted to be emphasized and uses an extended metaphor to help the reader understand what she means.
I probably won't get a response before this is due, however, maybe this post will help another poor soul who has to write a similar essay. I really cannot see any difference between these two poems. In this model, five forces have been identified which play an important part in shaping the market and industry. I think that he is saying that even though he is dying that he still wants to write and have his work seen so that he can be remembered by in the public's view. This shows also Longfellow's democratic spirit of his time. In my opinion, we can add to the similarities list that both poems are pessimistic and negative about death. One side has his gloomy city.
Good Luck on the timed write guys. Others might not enjoy the song because it gives mixed signals. Miclat were discussing as a negative appeal to the speaker. From Oscar's and Lloyd's I got that Keat died at the age of 26 a very short life, Longfellow was 75 when he died however, he wrote the poem at 40, midway in his life. Yeah, so this is what I got out of these poems.
A man in intellect and courage, yet without conceit or bravado; a woman in sensibility and tenderness, yet without shrinking or weakness; a saint in purity of life and devotion of heart, yet without asceticism or religiosity; a knight-errant in hatred of wrong and contempt of baseness, yet without self-righteousness or cynicism; a prince in dignity and courtesy, yet without formality or condescension; a poet in thought and feeling, yet without jealousy or affectation; a scholar in tastes and habits, yet without aloofness or bookishness; a dutiful son, a loving husband, a judicious father, a trusty friend, a useful citizen and an enthusiastic patriot, — he united in his strong, transparent humanity almost every virtue under heaven. The strengths and weaknesses are obtained from internal organization. Anyone agree or have another interpretation? Both poems also have similarity in their shift patterns. . Even though the two poems are based on the similar subjects, they have different meanings. Keats died very young, so in metaphorical comparison, Keats' city was smaller with a lot fewer experiences. Unfullfilled as we move on and how beautifully he shows the past.