I Am Symbolism, Imagery, & Allegory
There’s more to a poem than meets the eye.
The Phrase "I Am"
Four. That's how many times this phrase occurs in the first stanza. It is a simple yet forceful way of saying "I am alive. I exist. I'm still here." Nobody cares about the speaker, and nobody knows...
There's a lot of stuff in this poem that you just can't grasp (we mean physically, not mentally). Specifically, we mean immaterial things are things like shadows (5), vapours (6), nothingness (7),...
We sure love sleep, but not the kind of sleep in this poem. That's because the "sleep" in this poem isn't your typical nightly snooze, but the permanent sleep of death. The speaker is tired of his...
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