28 Matching Annotations
  1. Oct 2016
    1. forgetful snow,

      the snow scene from beautiful creatures

    2. the profit and loss.

      I think of how there is an even balance of negative and positive in life. Good and evil, life and death. Its that comparison and equalization. with gain comes loss.

    3. forgetful snow,

      When i hear this i think of death but also wiped out memories. I remembered seeing in a movie that after the snow this boys memory of a girl was wiped clean. The snow melts after a while which results in it being forgetful because it docent stay for that long. Almost like a memory being lost or a lost of life.

    4. Why do you never speak. Speak.

      I find this ironic because the passage ties to chess and the person who the narrator is talking to is concentrating but they can't understand that. They are begging for conversation in a game that literally is suppose to be silent because of focus and strategy.

    5. The river’s tent is broken:

      I cannot help but think of a tree branch hovering over the river. its a good image of that because that was the first thing that came to mind.

    6. But sound of water over a rock

      I just got the idea of what if the water over a rock is a waterfall and the waterfall is the thunder described.

  2. Sep 2016
    1. wading

      Wading means like going through3 water. But in this context does it mean like drowning? that the heart is heavy?

    2. noisy pearl coat.

      I am assuming that it is describing the coat? because sometime when people say noise or loud it means like full of color or busy.

    3. strewing

      Strewing means to cover or scatter but what is its use in this context? Its apart of repetition but it stands out

    1. fences

      I found this odd, not just the word but the phrase. Fences are like walls they are built to keep enemies out, to protect, to separate and to show ownership. Im not entirely sure if he meant fences were good neighbors as in they never cause problems they are inanimate object or that neighbors act more of good character as a result of fences. Is this fence a good thing or bad thing?

    2. likelihood

      All i could think of when hearing likelihood is just a comparison and it seemed like the poem was a large comparison of how to provide by working and what comes out of it.

    3. white,

      So allusion of the spider being white even though yes it maybe an actual spider but, white is innocence to me. Its a color that stands out in the poem and it's filled with meaning. But also when you are drained of life you turn white too.

    4. queer

      queer is strange and it seems that he's portraying the moment of randomly stopping in an area just to observe and take in is a strange action. it like the poem is the thought process always wondering.

    5. difference.

      hearing this in context makes me feel as though he is accomplished with his decision because he knows that he decided to not be like the others and follow the same route. He's proud of a major change he made. This change has a major affect on him.

    1. years.

      Thiis poem has repetition of moments of time even things describing time which is why years stood out to me because the rest of the words summed it up like "time" , "ancient", fair", worn", Young" I kept thinking of aging when i saw the word years and as i put the other words together with it it added to that idea.

    2. To both of us, I fear, since last it was We had a drop together. Welcome home!

      We have use of parenthesis, "I fear " interrupts the entire sentence

    3. And you that ache so much to be sublime, And you that feed yourselves with your descent,

      Anaphora at the beginning of the sentences "and you that..." is repeated twice

    1. I spun, I wove, I kept the house, I nursed the sick,

      Anaphora : repetition of the "I"

    2. And played snap-out at Winchester.

      we have setting that he is in the UK with the hint "winchester"

    3. Who knows not what is evil; And no one knows what is true Who knows not what is false.

      repetition of "who knows not what is..."

    4. Triolets, villanelles, rondels, rondeaus,

      These are all forms of different poetry. Triolets are poems with eight lines with eight syllables, Villanelles are nineteen line poems, Rondels are a version of rondeaus which is three stanzas and thirteen lines, and rondeau is fifteen lines. All are lyrical

    5. , tick, tick, tick, Tick, tick, tick, l

      this is onomatopoeia, we hear 'ticks" in the area

    1. He would not bleach his Negro soul in a flood of white Americanism, for he knows that Negro blood has a message for the world. He simply wishes to make it possible for a man to be both a Negro and an American, without being cursed and spit upon by his fellows, without having the doors of Opportunity closed roughly in his face.

      This is actually a fact that he is describing. Back in the day of slavery and even later than that, Black people would try to bleach their skin with soap to make them lighter that way they were more american and would be treated differently. It was an extreme want and action they took. He's basically choosing not to follow others and not fit in.

    1. It is very seldom that mere ordinary people like John and myself secure ancestral halls for the summer. A colonial mansion, a hereditary estate, I would say a haunted house, and reach the height of romantic felicity—but that would be asking too much of fate! Still I will proudly declare that there is something queer about it.

      Was the estate passed down? Someone may have died and they inherited it thats why i assume the author means by "hereditary estate".

    1. He cared nothing for the sex of the dynamo until he could measure its energy.

      Its almost like they are making this a science of some sort?

    2. he Great Exposition of 1900 closed its doors in November, Adams haunted it, aching to absorb knowledge, and helpless to find it.

      automatically clicked in my head that this was in paris because i learned about this my first semester. The eiffel tower was built for one of these events. Did henry got to paris like stein?

  3. Aug 2016
    1. From the sweet glues of the trotters

      Is the sweet glue a reference to horses… horses “trot” and when they die they are made into “glue”. is this a reference to that industry or a factory that makes glue.

    2. From all my white sins forgiven, they feed,

      I think of white sins as an oxymoron but, it isn’t. It’s sort of a juxtaposition or contrast of two different things and meanings. For example, “white” is associated with innocence and “sins” of course the bad things committed or guilty of. It’s almost like he’s calling it a white lie being forgiven but this is larger because its a sin or its like he’s trying to cover it up and say its no big deal like a white lie.