ENG125-boyinthewindow

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In the ‘Boy at the Window’ by Richard Wilbur, he provides a unique poem view on the sad life of a snowman. This is a view that not many readers have looked into as it such a strange idea to even consider. The content of the poem is what really sets this poem from others along with the language. The form of the poem is nothing out of the ordinary but since the content of the poem is so original it makes the form of the poem seem original. These three literary elements create the unique poem that “Boy at the Window” is.

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Ashford UniversityTimothy Aguilar"Boy in the Window"October 17, 2011ENG 125: Introduction to LiteratureBoy in the WindowIn the 'Boy at the Window' by Richard Wilbur, he provides a unique poem view on the sad life of a snowman. This is a view that not many readers have looked into as it such a strange idea to even consider. The content of the poem is what really sets this poem from others along with the language. The form of the poem is nothing out of the ordinary but since the content of the poem is so original it makes the form of the poem seem original. These three literary elements create the unique poem that "Boy at the Window" is.The content of the poem takes a look at a snowman being alone and sad in the cold of night. The boy at the window gazing at the snowman begins to understand that the snowman is not as sad and lonely as he appears. He realizes that the snowman has no desire to go inside the warm house as it would be its demise, and the night provides comfort in knowing the snowman will not melt away in the heat of the sun. The snowman takes notice of the boy in the window; as he is truly the sad one. Even though the child is surrounded by su

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