Silence Symbolism, Imagery, & Allegory
There’s more to a poem than meets the eye.
Silence vs. Speech
OK, the title makes it clear: silence is an important theme for this poem. We might even think of the poem as demonstrating various ways to be silent – from how the speaker gives more space to he...
Violence and Death
In the "Setting" section, we discuss how we could easily imagine the speaker saying this poem while serving coffee or tea in her living room, on a pleasant, peaceful afternoon. This setting, and th...
Ever wanted to know how to be a superior person? In "Silence," we get a description of how to be one, but primarily through the example of how such people behave on visits to other people's houses....
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