complicated or simple every poem that you read will have a theme. In "Beale
over again by depicting an abusive love with his powerful words. Even though the
poem is short in length, the words are so powerful that it completely takes you
"crushing the lips, blackening the eyes, hit me again?" These words
embarrassment which in turn would lead to a potentially dangerous situation for
Hughes keeps the poem short, simple and to the point and does not put on the
"rose colored glasses" so to speak. Elizabeth Bishop illustrates a
theme that seems to include of feeling or sense of loss. The author goes on to
states, "the islands haven’t shifted since last summer, even if I like to
pretend they have?" It prepares the reader for the fact that she is about
to reminisce or come across some sort of fond memory. As she continues she
realizes how everything she is experiencing is just like the past. She continues
Then she continues on to say, "you left North Haven, anchored in its rock,
afloat in mystic blue?And now-you’ve left for good. You can’t derange or
re-arrange, your poems again. (But the sparrows can their song.) The words won’t
change again. Sad friend, you cannot change." This implies that her good
friend left and now she is alone with only her memories and rejoicing in the
memories she will always have with her special friend. I think the author
handles the theme very well. She puts the feeling of loss into a special feeling
that only a memory that one may hold deep in one’s heart. She sets the theme of
loss in a positive state verses dealing with the theme of loss in a depressing.
Robert Frost’s theme in "Out, Out-" is one of loss. He demonstrates
the ground, this is foreshadowing for the inevitable. He goes on to give
begging of the poem that something tragic is going to happen with the saw
whether it be with the one that is operating it or some one who is close to it.
Frost depicts the boy as just that a boy doing a mans job and due to the fact
that it is a boy doing a mans job he is careless and gets distracted. The boys
sister comes outside and tells him that dinner is ready and carelessly the boy
looses control of the saw cutting off his hand. The boys first words are
"Don’t let him cut my hand off-The doctor, when he comes. Don’t let him,
sister!" This shows the boys fear and the trust that he has in his sister.
Frost at first leads you to believe that the boy is simply going to lose his
hand but with the line " They listened at his heart little-less-nothing!
life. Frost handled the theme of loss very well he first lead us to believe that
the thing that was going to be lost was the boys hand but Frost took it to
another level by taking the boys life. I have tried to demonstrate to you that
in every poem there is a theme. No matter the author or the length of the poem.
You must make sure that you read the poem carefully and with an open mind to see
really what the author has in store for you.