Poetry Interpretation Discussion

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Write an essay in which you interpret the overall meaning (or message) of a single poem in MLA Format. Choose a poem which you feel provide enough depth and material for your essay. Make sure to express the meaning or the message in a clear thesis statement. The best way to approach this essay would be to ask yourself: "What's the single message, or lesson, the poet is trying to get across?" If you can answer that question, you will be on your way to developing an arguable thesis. A thesis statement will look something like this: "In the poem [ insert name of poem], the author [name the author] suggests that [insert a claim that is arguable]. For example: " In the poem, "The Vigil", the poet Rumi suggest that human beings have an innate need for spiritual companionship that ultimately finds us.

This poem is by Bronislaw Maj tells about a moment lived long ago, when he was four. The intensity of perception was so great that it remains forced in memory a forever present, as if it had just taken place. He was the present tense, and perhaps for the best, because the past tense might be somewhat sentimental.

An August afternoon. Even here is heard
the rush of the glittering Raba.
We look at the mountains,
my mother and I. How clear the air is:
every dark spruce on Mount Lubon
is seen distinctly as if it grew in our garden.
An astonishing phenomenon—it astonishes my mother
and me. I am four and do not know
what it means to be four I am
happy: I do not know what to be means
or happiness I know my mother
sees and feels what I do. And I know
that as always in the evening
we will take a walk
far, up to the woods, already before

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Poetry interpretation
Childhood tends to be characterized by similar experiences ambitions and hopes in every
individual despite the social background or class one is born in. Life is so vivid, smooth and is
not has no major responsibilities. One’s ambition at this age is not confined or limited to
anything like grades hence one could dream as much. Additionally, the absence of any
responsibilities and knowledge about any duties or roles as a person is eminent at this age, which
is mainly characterized by dependence on parents. Bronislaw Maj poem on his childhood
memories at four years of age offers a vivid illustration on the innocence, undefined ambition
and dependency in childhood.
In the first two lines, the poet paints a picture of how clear and silent his life at the age of
four was. He states that he could hear the rush of river Raba despite the distance. Maj uses the
river’s rush to depict the peace and silence in his life at his age. The factor that he lacked any
responsibilities or obligation made his world peaceful and silent. There was nothing to bother his
mind or to stress about hence managed to listen to rushing rivers miles away. The two lines of
his poem offer an ins...

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