And then one day the boy comes, but he is much older. He wants to build a house and have a family. The tree tells the boy to cut down her branches to build a house. So the boy cuts off her branches and builds a house. The boy doesn’t come for a long time.
Critique of A.E. Housman’s “Loveliest of Trees” The poem of “Loveliest of trees” written by Housman portrays a 20 years old young man who just realizes he is getting older and he cannot turn back time. “Loveliest of trees” happens in spring season, even though there is “snow” in the last line of the poem. It also explains the human condition and advices partial solution, which is our life is very short and time is not enough to enjoy the beauty of nature in his life. This poem makes this young man sense the beauty of nature surrounds him.
Alone, he stands looking down the one path that seems to be the one taken by those who came before him. I interpret this to represent choices that are made in life. When someone must make decisions in life they are faced with choosing to go in a direction that is safe and conforms with what others would do or they may take risks and go in a direction that is different and more challenging. It is this choice that the speaker finds himself facing in the first stanza. Faced with making a decision on which road to take, the speaker uses the second stanza to talk about choosing the road less taken by others.
For instance if you met someone for the first time and greeted them with ‘ what do you want?’ this is not warming at all and the person could feel rather offended and would think I really do not want to talk to someone so rude and cannot be bothered. But if you greeted that person with a smile and ‘good day, how can I help you? ; You yourself would rather be greeted like this, you would feel more at ease and the atmosphere would be right. It is all about giving that right impression when you first meet and getting the atmosphere right. Not only do you have to greet in the right way but also end the conversation in the right way.
Golding represents a shift of tone in the novel at the beginning of chapter 5, through the novels’ protagonist, Ralph, the chapter opens with Ralphs questioning of the life he currently knows compared to his previous one, he re-evaluates the situation suggesting his growth in maturity compared to the other boys. He recalls the journeying on the first day; ‘remembering that first enthusiastic exploration as though it were a brighter childhood’ the way Golding displays Ralphs thought process leads us to believe that Ralph has become old before his time, he says ‘remembering’ and ‘childhood’ as if he has grown up too quickly and shed himself of his childhood nature by reminiscing on what used to be his childhood but suggests that he has now outgrown it. Moreover where Ralph thinks of the ‘first enthusiastic exploration’ it is described as being a ‘brighter childhood’ this implies that this life now is not longer bright as his childhood has come to an end. Ralphs newfound maturity and wiser sense, is also shown when he internally thinks of himself as a specialist in thought , Golding writes ‘Ralph was a specialist in thought now and could recognize thought in another’. Ralph is less narrow minded than he used to be, and see’s past piggy’s physical attributes and respects the fact that piggy, however physically impaired he is, is clever, and he acknowledges that and looks beyond himself now.
He shot this image through a hole between some bars. He could not actually see the scene when pressing the release button and certainly not the man. “So this was only luck” an interviewer said to him. “It`s all luck” he responded. He surely has a more holistic way of seeing things, or life.
Time equals acceptance Poetry… Still has no true definition. With many different meanings worldwide, who is to say what poetry means to one’s self. With this diversify type of writing, sometimes unknown to the poet they write of the same general topic. John Updike “Ex-Basketball Player" and Ronald Justice "Men at Forty" even though written in two different time eras they relate to the same topic of time. Time is inevitable, but what one makes of their time their choice.
Sonnet LXXII (73) William Shakespeare wrote many sonnets throughout his lifetime. In Sonnet LXXII, Shakespeare represents the progression of time in life through figurative language and organization. Shakespeare's first metaphor shows a connection between life and seasons of a year. The progressions of seasons of weather is easily representative of the seasons of one's life. Shakespeare's reference to "yellow leaves" shows that the person is in the fall of their life, approaching winter, considering leaves don't change until the end of fall and the boughs "shake against the cold."
Although this person is never completely identified, there are two possibilities as to who the character could be. Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken” has had much discrepancy among critics about the meaning of each stanza, the identity of the narrator, and the themes of the poem. Robert Frost was born on March 26, 1874. His parents were William Prescott Frost, a newspaper reporter and editor and William’s wife Isabel Moodie Frost, a school teacher. In 1892, Frost attended Dartmouth College.
So the traveler is in front of a fork in the road, deciding which path to choose. As he debates each path, he looks "far as I could," and notices both "Had worn really about the same." So, by now we realize certainly this isn't simply about which road one should take to go home, but rather symbolizing making decisions in one's life. Whether it be choice of profession, or choosing a spouse, or even where to live. Something that should be noted, we should try not to interpret what's not there.