Anecdote of the Jar
Anecdote of the Jar Symbolism, Imagery, & Allegory
There’s more to a poem than meets the eye.
This jar is not your average jar—but then again, it's not your average jar because, well, it is your average jar. Its significance is that it's normal, average, commercial—something you could e...
Standing apart from, yet dominated by, the jar is the wilderness. The speaker doesn't seem to think much of this wilderness, calling it "slovenly" (3), and portraying it as completely under the con...
The idea of roundness and shape is quite important in this poem. The wilderness, sprawling and unkempt, has no defined shape. That's a sharp contrast to the jar, the shape of which is discussed a l...
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