Topics: Plzeň, Poetry, Czech Republic Pages: 4 (932 words) Published: April 2, 2013
Go and open the door.
Maybe outside there’s
a tree, or a wood,
a garden,
or a magic city.

Go and open the door.
Maybe a dog’s rummaging.
Maybe you’ll see a face,
or an eye,
or the picture
of a picture.

Go and open the door.
if there’s a fog
it will clear.

Go and open the door.
Even if there’s only
the darkness ticking,
even if there’s only
the hollow wind,
even if nothing is there,
go and open the door.At least there will be a draught.|

LITERARY/LANGUAGE TECHNIQUES: sensory Imagery- personification, repetition, metaphor, anaphora (repetition of first part of clauses) TONE: imperative, tone of the poem is optimistic

Main ideas:
* the door I thought was a barrier to change-- the door as a vehicle for immeasurable success. * change, even if it is mundane (the draught), is better than remaining stagnant in life * -------------------------------------------------

What does the image of the door represent and symbolize?
The door is a barrier between one’s every day life and something new. It is an idea where one is stepping out of their comfort zone. * -------------------------------------------------
How does the poem present a point of view on the concept of change? This is saying how some people are really afraid of the concept of something new and unknown. For some people, the door represents impossibility. Holub challenges this view and presents an alternative viewpoint: the door can be an agent of change. * -------------------------------------------------

How does the poem develop your own view and experiences of change? It does make me more curious and want to experience new things. This poem shows how a lot of humans, even if their comfort zone is empty and blank, will not want to leave their limited world * -------------------------------------------------

The repetition of insisting to open the door encourages the reader to go on, accept change, but if nothing has changed, “at least there’ll be a...

Bibliography: “Miroslav Holub”. Wikipedia article. Accessed March 03 2012 on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miroslav_HolubDogmatika.com Accessed March 03, 2012 on http://dogmatika.com/dm/features_more.php?id=3281_0_5_0_M |
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