viernes, 21 de marzo de 2014

Commentary for Marisol Lozano: Dynamic analysis: Come not when I am dead

Dynamic analysis: Come not when I am dead: Come not when I am dead Come not,when I am dead, To drop thy foolish tears upon my grave, To trample round my fallen head, And vex the ...

This poem was posted on Marisol's blog. The poem was easy for me to understand. When I read at first, I immediately thought that the poem was talking about a love relationship that did not have a happy ending.
One of the lovers came to realize the love he/she felt something for the other person, but it was just too late. The other lover was already dying.
In the commentary I was reading from Marisol, she says that the poem talks about a love relationship gone wrong. And, I agree with the commentary she posted.

jueves, 20 de marzo de 2014

Commentary for Vernon Smith: Ap literature: If We Must Die

Ap literature: If We Must Die: If we must die, let it not be like hogs Hunted and penned in an inglorious spot, While round us bark the mad and hungry dogs, Making their m...

This poem was on Vernon's blog. Immediately after I read the poem, I thought of all the people that are in the military fighting for this country. They die for the country they serve. I thought of a scene where an enemy is killing one of our soldiers. If he dies, he knows his death was not in vain and that the country will benefit from the blood that shed. Even though there are soldiers that die in the battlefields, they die nobly knowing they served a purpose.

Commentary for Torian D. Priestly: Poetry: For Anne by Leonard Cohen

Poetry: For Anne by Leonard Cohen

For Anne

With Annie gone,
whose eyes to compare
with the morning sun?
Not that I did compare,
But I do compare
Now that she's gone.

This poem was posted on Torian's blog. Even though the poem is short and straight to the point, I enjoyed the poem.
The line that most stuck to me was," Not that I did compare, but I do compare now that she's gone."
To me, it seemed like the author was saying that there are poem that do not know what they have until they see it lost.
This poem is perfect for all those people that do not take a relationship seriously until it is damaged. 

Commentary for Ashantee Ponder: World of Poetry : She by Alice Walker

World of Poetry : She: She She is the one who will notice that the first snapdragon of Spring is in bloom; She is the one who will tell the most funny &a...

The woman you see in the picture below is the person that this poem is dedicated to. Alice Walker dedicated Gloria Steinem this poem for her 75th birthday.
When I began reading the poem, I thought the speaker was writting to his lover. The speaker describes this person with so much passion that this was the first thing that came to my mind.
As I reached the end of the poem, the author wrote that she had dedicated this poem to Gloria. Otherwise I would have thought that the speaker was a male figure and not Alice Walker, herself.
When I read Ashantee's commentary for this specific poem, I agree when she said that the author used the repetition of the word "she." She used this repetition to add an emphasis to Gloria Steinem and all the attributions that she has made.

Commentary for Emoni: Contempoary And Classical Poets: Rita Dove: Daystar


Contempoary And Classical Poets: Rita Dove: Daystar: She wanted a little room for thinking:  but she saw diapers steaming  on the line, A doll slumped behind the door. So she lugged a chair be...

This poem was posted on Emoni Cook's blog. I thought this poem was interesting and relevant to most people. In short terms, it talks about a woman who is taking care of her little girl, Liza. When the little girl takes her nap, she has an hour to herself and goes out to the fields. She knows that this is the only free time she has in the whole day "before Liza appeared pouting from the top of the stairs."
This poem had an abundance of imagery. She vividly described the little things she would do to enjoy herself by saying, "Sometimes there were things to watch--the pinched armor of a vanished cricket, a floating maple leaf." The audience can easily see the leaves floating freely with the wind with no worries. 
From Emoni's commentary, I agree when she said that the diction of the poem helps to maintain the idea of the theme. She uses words that relate to the main idea of the poem. 
In my view point, this poem is dedicated to all the mothers that must tend to their children day and night. 
The picture that Emoni used was relevant to the poem. It shows a tired mother trying to sleep her baby in the middle of the night.