We then surely find out that the speaker does not believe that they are able to o the same without the assistance and guidance of others. They have recognized the amazing capabilities that this tree possesses. The twig may act as a positive influence for the speaker. Oil wells are a symbol of prosperity. Lines 7-10 And brought it away, and I have placed it in sight in my room, It is not needed to remind me as of my own dear friends, For I believe lately I think of little else than of them, Yet it remains to me a curious token, it makes me think of manly love; He takes the small keepsake he has created away from the scene. Coming from a long line of exiled writers John Donne's expressionism and second nature literary technique seems almost genetic.
In the next few lines we were reminded that the tree was situated in a space isolated from everything else. Since the poem has the word growing in it, I immediately thought that act of growing may be pertinent to the subject in the poem. At this point, I think that the tree symbolizes self-reliance and independence. However, there is a surprising twist to this poem. Repetition is another literary device apparent throughout the poem. We simply know that the speaker is one person, we are not sure about the sex or age. The speaker is implying that there is not much to think of other than their friends.
Which aspects of relationships are presented in the three poems we studied? I believe that Whitman is comparing the unexpected happenings of love to the abilities of the tree and life itself. Final Analysis Oral Report Hope by Emily Dickinson Can you imagine life with out hope? The first line of the poem is a restatement of the title. In this line I think Whitman is addressing the issue of love. This metaphor is interpreted in many ways. He was a part of the transition between Transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. This line can easily be confused by the multiple definitions of these words. The twig may act as a positive influence for the speaker.
After a stroke in 1873, which left him partially paralyzed, Whitman lived his next 20 years with his brother, writing mainly prose, such as Democratic Vistas 1870. Not only do we know that moss covers the tree, but we now find out that the tree has dark green leaves. The richest countries in the world are oil selling countries. Through the next few lines the speaker breaks off a twig from the tree and winds some moss around it. If you are pessimistic you will envision the poem much differently than an optimistic reader would.
I saw in Louisiana a live-oak growing, All alone stood it and the moss hung down from the branches, Without any companion it grew there uttering joyous leaves of dark green, And its look, rude, unbending, lusty, made me think of myself, But I wonder'd how it could utter joyous leaves standing alone there without its friend near, for I knew I could not, And I broke off a twig with a certain number of leaves upon it, and twined around it a little moss, And brought it away, and I have placed it in sight in my room, It is not needed to remind me as of my own dear friends, For I believe lately I think of little else than of them, Yet it remains to me a curious token, it makes me think of manly love; For all that, and though the live-oak glistens there in Louisiana solitary in a wide flat space, Uttering joyous leaves all its life without a friend a lover near, I know very well I could not. Perhaps this is the portion of friendship that Whitman is discussing as a weakness. It utters the leaves as easily as one might words. At this point, I think that the tree symbolizes self-reliance and independence. I am prompted to think that this person is lacking confidence.
This word ally stresses the beauty found in the tree. The title I Saw in Louisiana a Live Oak Growing, lets the reader know that the subject is one person. This ultimately allows the reader to better interpret the thoughts and feelings of the poet. Being Sir Thomas More's fourth generation great nephew, Donne's ideas weren't too far from a Utopia. The moss makes the twig more appealing, I think that it gives the twig character and backbone. The speaker understands that he would not be able to live this way.
The second to the last line of the poem again restates the comparison of the tree to the man. Angelou integrates numerous literary ideas such as various sounds, poetry forms, and key concepts. In simple terms, I assumed that the poem was going to be about the observation of a tree in Louisiana. The speaker then proceeds to wonder how the tree is able to expel such beauty all alone without the help of a friend or lover. There he can observe it, but he does not need it to remember the friends that he does have. The speaker then proceeds to wonder how the tree is able to expel such beauty all alone without the help of a friend or lover. Whitman worked as a nurse during the Civil War and traveled throughout the New York area recording what he saw.
He takes a small twig from the tree and brings it back to his home. I Saw in Louisiana a Live-Oak Growing. We simply know that the speaker is one person, we are not sure about the sex or age. The words uttering joyous leaves all its life, means that the man has lived a wonderful life. He is imagining the tree as a human being that is able to work, produce, and make beautiful things without the support of others. The surprising capabilities of the tree prompt him to think of the strong affection possessed by a man.