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  1. This poetry serves as a reminder to enjoy life. A juggler is employed as a parallel for the kind of changes one needs in life in Richard Wilbur's beautiful and inventive poem "The Juggler."   The Juggler Summary

    This poetry serves as a reminder to enjoy life. A juggler is employed as a parallel for the kind of changes one needs in life in Richard Wilbur’s beautiful and inventive poem “The Juggler.”

     

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  1. Richard Wilbur's poem "The Juggler" has five stanzas and is composed of sestets, which are clusters of six lines. These sestets have an 'abcbac' rhyme scheme.   The Juggler Summary

    Richard Wilbur’s poem “The Juggler” has five stanzas and is composed of sestets, which are clusters of six lines. These sestets have an ‘abcbac’ rhyme scheme.

     

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  1. According to the poem, people develop a sense of complacency, weariness, and boredom throughout their lives. They disregard the value of life. To wake up and remember that things might change, one needs moments like the one the poem describes. The red balls, followed by the table, broom, and dish, aRead more

    According to the poem, people develop a sense of complacency, weariness, and boredom throughout their lives. They disregard the value of life. To wake up and remember that things might change, one needs moments like the one the poem describes. The red balls, followed by the table, broom, and dish, are kept in the air by the juggler to achieve this.

     

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    This poem has a myriad of poetic devices, some of which are as follows: Alliteration: An example would be ‘seasoned with slivers’. Simile:  In the lines ‘Then he lay down/to sleep like a snow-covered road’, the persona’s lying dead is compared to a ‘snow-covered road’. Metaphor: In the poem, ‘snow-cRead more

    This poem has a myriad of poetic devices, some of which are as follows:

    1. Alliteration: An example would be ‘seasoned with slivers’.
    2. Simile:  In the lines ‘Then he lay down/to sleep like a snow-covered road’, the persona’s lying dead is compared to a ‘snow-covered road’.
    3. Metaphor: In the poem, ‘snow-covered road’ acts as a metaphor for loneliness

     

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  1. The central idea of this poem is grief. The persona suffering in the wake of their father’s demise forms the crux of this poem.   Eating Together Summary 

    The central idea of this poem is grief. The persona suffering in the wake of their father’s demise forms the crux of this poem.

     

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  1. This poem consists of a single stanza made up of 12 lines. Written in free verse, it does not follow a rhyme scheme.    Eating Together Summary

    This poem consists of a single stanza made up of 12 lines. Written in free verse, it does not follow a rhyme scheme. 

     

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  1. The theme of this poem is death. Each line details the grief and suffering the persona suffers because of the untimely death of their father. Family can also be taken as a theme. How the death of the father is acutely felt by each member even while doing a mundane thing like having a meal together iRead more

    The theme of this poem is death. Each line details the grief and suffering the persona suffers because of the untimely death of their father. Family can also be taken as a theme. How the death of the father is acutely felt by each member even while doing a mundane thing like having a meal together is starkly highlighted in the poem.

     

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