Poem analysis

Topics: Sun, Eve Merriam Pages: 14 (614 words) Published: October 12, 2013
lu zhai 13-10-12 2:12 PM

Thumbprint

批注 [1]: Alliteration
 (start
 with
 the
 same
 

By Eve Merriam

letter
 of
 “w”)
 

In the heel of my thumb

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批注 [2]: Symbolism:
 design
 probably
 refers
 

are whorls, whirls, wheels

to
 
 
 

in a unique design:

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mine alone.

批注 [3]: Consonance:
 end
 with
 the
 same
 

What a treasure to own!

sound
 of
 “n”
 

My own flesh, my own feelings.

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No other, however grand or base,

批注 [4]: Parallelism:
 use
 the
 same
 phrase
 

can ever contain the same.

“my
 own”
 to
 convey
 the
 strong
 emotions
 

My signature,

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thumbing the pages of my time.

批注 [5]: Personification
 

My universe key,

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my singularity.

批注 [6]: Parallelism.
 Two
 lines
 start
 with
 

Impress, implant,

the
 same
 word
 “my”
 
 

I am myself,

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批注 [7]: Alliteration
 (start
 with
 the
 same
 

of all my atom parts I am the sum.

letter
 “i”)
 

And out of my blood and my brain

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I make my own interior weather,

批注 [8]: Parallelism:
 start
 with
 the
 same
 

my own sun and rain.

word
 of
 my
 

Imprint my mark upon the world,

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whatever I shall become.

批注 [9]: Symbolism:
 interior
 weather
 
probably
 means
 her
 own
 mind
 and
 mood
 

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批注 [10]: Metaphor:
 mark
 here
 is
 the
 
poet’s
 individual
 characteristics
 

The Drum

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Nikki Giovani

批注 [11]: Metaphor
 (without
 using
 as
 or
 
like)
 

Daddy says the world is

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A drum tight and hard

批注 [12]: Symbolism.
 The
 poet
 uses
 “drum”
 

And I told him

to
 symbolize
 our
 life.
 

I’m gonna beat our my own rhythm

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批注 [13]: Symbolism.
 I
 would
 say
 the
 poet
 
uses
 “rhythm”
 to
 symbolize
 his
 own
 
lifestyle.
 

 

1
 

Safe and Sound
By Taylor Swift
I remember tears streaming down your face
when I said, I’ll never let you go

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When all those shadows almost killed your light

批注 [14]: Imaginary:
 Since
 I
 have
 watched
 

I remember you said, don’t leave me here alone

the
 movie
 of
 “Hunger
 game”
 and
 this
 song
 is
 

But all that’s dead and gone and passed tonight

based
 on
 the
 plots
 of
 the
 song.
 When
 I
 listen
 
to
 this
 line,
 there
 is
 a
 image
 existing
 in
 my
 

Don’t you dare look out your window darling

mind,
 which
 is
 Katniss’
 tears
 and
 his
 

everything’s on fire

relatives,
 lovers
 and
 sisters’
 love,
 support,
 

The war outside our door keeps raging on

fear
 and
 encourage.
 
 

hold onto this lullaby

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even when the music’s gone

批注 [15]: Personification
 

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Just close your eyes

批注 [16]: Symbolism:
 love,
 support
 

the sun is going down

empathy
 

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You’ll be alright

批注 [17]: Symbolism:
 Death
 
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