10 Matching Annotations
  1. Jan 2016
    1. nursery.

      Angelou uses ideal pairs, such as a caring nursery and a gentle kitchen, to show the contrast between how things should be and reality.

    1. I’ve

      This is the first time we see Dickinson uses the first person in this poem. It seems to be a turn from describing hope to explaining how hope is relevant to her life.

    1. looking through a pane of glass

      This image seems to play on the speaker's fatigue. When someone looks through a sheet of ice, they can see through it, however, their vision is somewhat warped. This also happens when someone is extremely tired.

    1. snow

      This sudden halt within the poem's rhyme scheme stresses the importance of "his" experience with the snow.

  2. Dec 2015
    1. Such naked support for so much delight

      This "naked support" justifies the unique beauty presented to us a line later. Doty seems to make beauty the product of passion.

    2. frame

      Doty oddly rhymes "name" and "frame" here, but chooses not to explicitly rhyme anywhere else.

    3. flag

      These unusual line breaks give the poem a new aspect of physical appeal.

  3. Nov 2015
    1. infection meet,

      It is interesting how we go from giving the flower a characteristic such as "to the summer sweet" to giving it the characteristic of infection.

    2. base

      Should we define this as "fundamental" or "important"?