Topics: Jews, Judaism, Poetry Pages: 2 (428 words) Published: April 16, 2013
Adona Galarza
Professor Gair
LIT 2174
March 28, 2013

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There Were Those
This short, powerful poem reached out to me because it showed the bravery each Jew had. The Jews proceeded with their everyday job to not only protect themselves but also to help keep each other alive. This really stood out to me because it showed the audience the courage, and inner strength the Jews had. They still believed and instead of lying there to die they did whatever they could for whatever strength they had to keep the safety of their people and live to see a free day even if they have to die trying. In order to survive, Jews had to adapt, and proceed out of their comfort zone to see another day. Silence and a stormy night To set the mood, the poet begins by describing the scene and weather to the audience. He starts off with “silence” to set off a relaxed and still atmosphere. The crackling of the frost emphasizes on how cold and brisk it is outside. He quickly changes moods by switching to a violent question to the young girl in the poem. He transitions to the violent images to show readers how peaceful something can so be but how quickly violence must be forced upon it due to corruption. At the end of the poem, he switches back to calm, happy and collective because due to her bravery and learned skills she was set free of further treachery. The last stanza can either mean she passed on with a fight or she won her fight for now she is set free and proud of her self for doing so. No matter what the ‘”real” ending is this sets the audience with a happier state in mind, leaving a satisfying Jew Go back to the Grave The speaker starts the story off with intense thought and description, and continues to do it throughout the story. The story is very descriptive and sad at the same time...
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