English Composition 2
Essay 1 – Analyze the favorite Poem
Due date 10/19/2013 (Final)
The secret of the machines (by Rudyard Kipling)
Each person has a different worldview. Technology can bring many benefits and convenience to our life. However, these conveniences are not unlimited. In other hand, it makes us become dependent. There is nothing better than our own. Many authors have shown that vision through poetry and writing. And the poem “The secret of the machines” by Rudyard Kipling is not out of that topic.
First, this poem “The secret of the Machines” were wrote by Rudyard Kipling quite long poem. He opted for a many poetic stanza long to describe the images as well as his feelings. The poem divides eight stanzas. There are four stanzas consisting of eight lines and the rest of them, four stanzas have four lines each. Besides that, he opted for a verse that rhymes ABAB-ABAB structure for whole poem, and it really makes the audience excited with how his rhyme. We were taken from the ore-bed and the mine,
We were melted in the furnace and the pit--
We were cast and wrought and hammered to design,
We were cut and filed and tooled and gauged to fit.
Some water, coal, and oil is all we ask,
And a thousandth of an inch to give us play:
And now, if you will set us to our task,
We will serve you four and twenty hours a day!
Secondly, there is a lot of competition in the content of the poem. At first, the reader will question about of the title poem, secrets and secrets of how a machine Choose a rhetorical statement curious and interesting to the reader is the poet’s way. With the use of the same title, the entire contents, poet has explained almost entirely secret and the secret meaning of the machines. At then, through the machines, the poet want to send a message to the reader about the spiritual values without any machinery can be replaced, or comparable We can pull and haul and push and lift and drive,
We can print and plough and...
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