Ask me by william stafford i just read this amazing poem by william stafford called ask me, and i wanted to share my interpretation of it with you guys ask me some time when the river is ice ask me mistakes i have made ask me whether as for only someone in doubt would ask this question. Poetry analysis sheet in the body of the analysis, discuss how the poem was written, which poetic devices were used, the tone, the poet’s attitude, and the shift of the poem from the beginning to the poet’s ultimate understanding of the experience in the end add your. Poetry extra bbc radio 4's poet in residence, daljit nagra revisits the bbc's radio poetry archive with 'ask me - the poetry of william stafford' william stafford's achievement is extraordinary. Poetry analysis of ask me essay in the poem ask me , the poet, william stafford, gives the reader a strong sense of imagery, it describes the river so vividly, so creatively this poem is a very good poem , and is actually very mysterious and a little bit almost questionable about the theme of the poem. Write a 15-30 line poem that uses anaphora and irony to address stereotypes people may have about any part of your cultural identity you may use “sure you can ask me a personal question” as a model for your poem, but the poem.
Some time when the river is ice ask me mistakes i have made ask me whether what i have done is my life an analysis of ‘ask me’ by william stafford some time when the river is ice ask me mistakes i have made ask me whether posted in poetry analysis tagged analysis, creative, creative writing, creativity, critique,. The lead poem, ask me is one of stafford's most famous poems, and one of my personal favorites after i heard william's son kim read it a local event celebrating the 100th anniversary of william's birth. Analysis of poem introduction to poetry by billy collins updated on december 21, 2017 andrew spacey more i ask them to take a poem and hold it up to the light like a color slide introduction to poetry - further analysis first stanza.
The poem begins: “some time when the river is ice ask me mistakes i have made ask me what i have done in my life”(stafford) in these two sentences, he brings in two things: first, what the poem is regarding (his life), and second the main metaphor (the river iced over. The poem “ask me” is not as it may seem the first time you read it, you have to read through it a second maybe even a third time in order to take notes about the true meaning that stafford is trying to get across. The title of the poem is presented as ask me no more this title suggests that someone has asked something to the lyric speaker several times, and that this question is, or hard to answer, or that the answer may hurt the feelings of someone.
By william e stafford read more audio play episode one home from poem of the day june 2016 read more essay poetry, pickled by kathleen rooney the hotel oneira by august kleinzahler and ask me: 100 essential poems by william stafford read more audio play episode walking and writing for peace from poetry off the. Stopping by woods on a snowy evening is a well known frost classic published in 1923 it quickly became a poem to keep in memory and although many people know the words by heart, interpretation isn't quite as straightforward. Ask me analysis william stafford critical analysis of poem, review school overview analysis of the poem literary terms definition terms why did he use short summary describing ask me analysis william stafford characters archetypes sparknotes bookrags the meaning summary overview critique of explanation pinkmonkey. Poetry analysis is the process of investigating a poem's form, content, structural semiotics and history in an informed way, with the aim of heightening one's own and others' understanding and appreciation of the work the words poem and poetry derive from the greek poiēma. How to read a poem use the guidelines below to learn how to read a poem and understand it what is this poem about--and then return to this question throughout your analysis push yourself to be precise aim for more than just a vague impression of the poem ask, finally, about the poem, so what what does it do what does it say.
In the 1980s, burns joined a circle of poets and writers in manhattan’s lower east side, reading her work at the renowned bowery poetry club and poetry project at st mark's church in-the-bowery sure you can ask me a personal question. Browse through william stafford's poems and quotes 39 poems of william stafford still i rise, the road not taken, if you forget me, dreams, annabel lee william edgar stafford was born in hutchinson, kansas, on january 17, 1914, to ruby mayher and earl. Thomas carew was the poetic arbiter elegantiae of the court of charles i he gave one last witty spin to the tradition of petrarchan lyric, polishing and resetting the traditional conceits of love poetry for an increasingly sophisticated and aristocratic audience. The phrase “ask me no more” as found in the fourth and fifth lines of the second stanza is representative of the phrase’s change in tone throughout the poem whereas in the first stanza the phrase conveyed a sense of stubbornness, it’s now associated with a feeling of grief and despair.
We analyzed the poem about the sparkling love of a pensioner and his wife it tells how an elderly citizen sought love after the war in iraq he came back from the front being alone. The analysis of ask me no more what is the poem about it seems about two lovers a man and a women and the poet describes some of the circumstances experienced in their relationship the poet uses the textual features significantly to deliver the meaning of the poem he chooses the title ask me no more to express the meaning of the poem. The author used the same word ask at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas the figure of speech is a kind of anaphora the figure of speech is a kind of anaphora if you write a school or university poetry essay, you should include in it.
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Ask me whether / what i have done is my life” for another example, his ability to enter imaginatively into the circumstances of others is no better illustrated than in the elegy titled “bess,” a poem about a woman with cancer: “in the last year of her life / she had to keep her friends from knowing / how happy they were. The legendary william stafford wrote a new poem every morning this one, which his journal records as being written on dec 11, 1974, has been a “mentor poem” for me over the last many years. I discovered this poem for the first time at this post ask me located on the blog inward/outward by william stafford, the language of life some time when the river is ice ask me mistakes i have made ask me whether.