TRAVEL by End St. Vincent Millay (Conclusion (Do you think your…
TRAVEL by End St. Vincent Millay
why did you select this poem?
I selected this poem because it is metaphor which has a lot of hiding feelings and I prefer that, so readers could figure out feelings that are mentioned
What does the title tell you about the poem
The title is TRAVEL , and it shows that every hope is far away , not everything is easy to get
What is your first impression of the poem? Do you like it and why?
First of all I thought the poem would be more clear to readers but it seems that readers should use their imaginations to figure out what the the poet is talking about
What is the poem about?
The author is using trains to represent opportunity for change using negative tone towards the situation. In the end of the poem when considering her future she has much more positive feelings. I found that each paragraph represents a stage in her life.
The tone of this poem is disheartening because the poet has a lot of negative feelings and sad vibes
Do you think the poem has a purpose?
Yes , it shows how life is hard and how everything is difficult to get , even at building relationships
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What do you know about the time period ?
it was all rueful and sadness
When was the poem published ?
February 22, 1892
Does the author write about certain things from the past?
where was the poet living and what was she doing at that time?
Millay was born in Rockland, Maine, she was a schoolteacher who would later become a superintendent of schools.
Does the author write about a person or event from history?
If yes, how(every line , every other line) Does it follow a particular rhyme scheme , explain?
it has rhyme words in every other line from the poem , and it follow the particular rhyme scheme , it makes the poem awesome while reading it .
How does the form of the poem contribute the meaning of it?
The rhyme helps the poem to be easier and give it some sound
Does the poem rhyme ?
Are there any division in the poem?
3 stanzas and each stanza has 4 lines
FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE : does the poem use any comparisons of things using like or as ?
it doesn't have simile
does the poem compare things without using like or as(metaphor)?
it has metaphor , when it says " my heart is warm with the friends I make" she's trying to prove her heart by the friends she meet
does the poem give non-humans things human characteristic (personification)?
The poem actually has personification when she said " and the day is loud with voices speaking" the day cannot be loud or even speaks so it's personification which gave a human characteristic
what is the mood of the poem?Which words contribute to the overall mood?
The mood of this poet are upset and worried which includes a lot of hiding feelings
Do you think your classmates would like this poem ? why
no because not everyone prefer to use their imagination and figure out the hiding feelings in this poem
Why is this poem relevant today?(importance , impact)
the author used train to represent life in general. Passing trains are like unshakeable totems that follows her from moment to moment
After researching and analyzing the poem, has your opinion changed at all? explain
yes , first of all it was bored then after analyzing the poem it become more interested to read and know about because I figure out the figurative language
how will this poem be relevant in the future?
people will realized that life is a train like everything is moving on not everything will remain
what is the point of it? why do you think the author wrote it?
To title the safety and how the train keep moving and how people travel aboard it
how does this poem inspire readers?
it inspire readers by using their imagination