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Symbolism, Imagery, Wordplay
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Mutability Symbolism, Imagery & Wordplay
There’s more to a poem than meets the eye.
This cat "Dissolution" must have been the Ray Charles of the Romantic age – his hands are moving all over the keyboard. It’s all a metaphor, of course, and a murky one at that. Wordswor...
Frost provides an especially vivid image of mutability because it changes so fast. You can usually only see Frost for a short time in the early morning before the sun has warmed up enough to melt i...
A falling tower shows a very different image of change compared to melting frost. Whereas frost is natural, a tower is man-made. The end of the poem contrasts man’s temporary power with the e...
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