poem analysis

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by the_music_man, May 11, 2003.

  1. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    hi i need to explicate these poems! Does anyone know a site that would help? or maybe you could help me do it...i'll post one poem and see if ya can help.


    The Charm by Rupert Brooke

    IN darkness the loud sea makes moan;
    And earth is shaken, and all evils creep
    About her ways.
    Oh, now to know you sleep!
    Out of the whirling blinding moil, alone, 5
    Out of the slow grim fight,
    One thought to wing—to you, asleep,
    In some cool room that’s open to the night
    Lying half-forward, breathing quietly,
    One white hand on the white 10
    Unrumpled sheet, and the ever-moving hair
    Quiet and still at length!…

    Your magic and your beauty and your strength,
    Like hills at noon or sunlight on a tree,
    Sleeping prevail in earth and air. 15

    In the sweet gloom above the brown and white
    Night benedictions hover; and the winds of night
    Move gently round the room, and watch you there.
    And through the dreadful hours
    The trees and waters and the hills have kept 20
    The sacred vigil while you slept,
    And lay a way of dew and flowers
    Where your feet, your morning feet, shall tread.
    And still the darkness ebbs about your bed.
    Quiet, and strange, and loving-kind, you sleep. 25
    And holy joy about the earth is shed;
    And holiness upon the deep.
     
  2. Octopus

    Octopus Moderator

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    before you start to analyze poem you need to
    1-understand the meaning of poem
    2-the background of whoever wrote it
    3-think that you're there

    I will analuze the first line

    IN darkness the loud sea makes moan;
    it's the sound of tide or storm

    And earth is shaken, and all evils creep
    earthquake (a war that let your beloved down to hell!)

    you do the rest:)
     
  3. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    how did you find out this part...
    (a war that let your beloved down to hell!)
     
  4. Octopus

    Octopus Moderator

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    well..by reading too many of poems you will get more experience.
    I never liked reading poem but when I was in high school a teacher there taught me how to read and how understand it...some teachers will ask you to memorize an some text after the next page which is wrong...you should let the student express himself/herself..give him/her a paper and let her/him write his feelings before reading the prepared text.
     
  5. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    ah i still don't understand the poem