Friday, May 17, 2019

The Boy at the Window

The boy at the Window is a touching poem written by Richard Wilber. According to a statement made by Wilber, it was inspired by his five year old son being concerned about the possible danger his new completed juggleman was in due to a pending beset. Poetry is often recognized for its ability to posit strong feelings in the reader and the beautifully innocent nature of Boy at the Window exemplifies this excellently with skillful use of personification and beautiful use of metaphors.The story starts with painting a bleak and real serious over t nonpareil, seemingly from the overly dramatic perspective of a young boy as told by an omniscient outside perspective. The dire aspect of the snowmans situation being a all told terrifying experience to him, as seen in lines three and four of the first stanza, The small boy weeps to call for the wind prepare/ A night of gnashings and enormous moan. It is apparent that, to this boy, this is a huge menacing storm blowing in and threateni ng his snowman.It is further defined in the use of personification to describe the prediction of the storms violence, gnashing and moaning, both(prenominal) human qualities with tendencies of use in both pain and anger. Gnashing specifically paints an intense image of something being grinded between two forces until destroyed is extremely impacting. The line following in the poem is a description of the snowmans facial aspects as seen by this young man, showing a desperation and betrayal as compared to the scriptural story of a God- forsaken Adam looking into Eden for the last time.It adds a touching depth to the alarm that this young man is in grips of and it is representative of the emotional transfer to the snowman in a young boys mind. The sulfur stanza is written from the snowmans perspective, which as a statement in its self shows personification. I find that the circumstance that the snowman experiences feelings in a very heartfelt way, showing a warmth of humanity and emp athy. These traits come into a clear light in the 13 and 14th lines of the poem He melts enough to drop from one soft eye/a trickle of the purest rain, a tear.This shows the depth of humanity portrayed in the snow man and the tasteful use of it within the story. The writing in the poem is elegant and beautiful, using a rhyme scheme and the occasional assonance to keep the flow while not maintaining a morose adherence to a set pattern, throughout the poem there are moments of striking imagery and mesomorphic emotionally gripping perspectives which adds to the innocence of the childs perspective and the humanity shown in the snowman it is, in short, big(p) writing. Great poetry is able to evoke strong feelings in the reader, making them think beyond the linguistic communication on a page and take the images painted with the writers craft into their imagination and heart. The book says, it is more ideal to say that poetry is an evocative response to ordinary life experience (Clung ston, 2010).I think ceremonial empathy drive in a childs eyes and the personification of a snowman combine to paints a beautiful picture of the innocence of youth and the amazing experiences of watching someone slowly mature and grow before your very eyes. Reference Clugston, R. W. (2010). Journey into literature. San Diego, California Bridgepoint Education,Inc retrieved XX/XX/XXfrom https//content. ashford. edu/books/AUENG125. 10. 2/sections/sec9. 2 Wilbur, Richard (1952), Boy at the Window, Things of this World, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

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