How does the author apply imagery?
How does Anne Sexton apply imagery to develop the theme in "Courage"?
It is in the small things we see it.
The child’s first step,
as awesome as an earthquake.
The first time you rode a bike,
wallowing up the sidewalk.
The first spanking when your heart
went on a journey all alone.
When they called you crybaby
or poor or fatty or crazy
and made you into an alien,
you drank their acid
and concealed it.
if you faced the death of bombs and bullets
you did not do it with a banner,
you did it with only a hat to
comver your heart.
You did not fondle the weakness inside you
though it was there.
Your courage was a small coal
that you kept swallowing.
If your buddy saved you
and died himself in so doing,
then his courage was not courage,
it was love; love as simple as shaving soap.
if you have endured a great despair,
then you did it alone,
getting a transfusion from the fire,
picking the scabs off your heart,
then wringing it out like a sock.
Next, my kinsman, you powdered your sorrow,
you gave it a back rub
and then you covered it with a blanket
and after it had slept a while
it woke to the wings of the roses
and was transformed.
when you face old age and its natural conclusion
your courage will still be shown in the little ways,
each spring will be a sword you’ll sharpen,
those you love will live in a fever of love,
and you’ll bargain with the calendar
and at the last moment
when death opens the back door
you’ll put on your carpet slippers
and stride out.
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
The child’s first step,
as awesome as an earthquake
words that make pics in your head theres ALOT of imagery..
- dechLv 45 years ago
I discover it humorous how the paper says that the similarities among Christ's loss of life and ressurection and the ones of Pagan Gods are considering the fact that pupils sre utilizing Christian language whilst evaluating the 2. Umm... this God dies and lives once more. THIS God dies and lives once more, too... does not topic what phrases you employ to explain it, it is nonetheless the equal factor. Also, ask your self what the rabbit, the logo of the Celtic Goddess of Spring, Ostara, is doing with Christ at the same time he's being crusified. And I do not consider Jesus having painted eggs with him, both. Those are fertility symbols of... Ostara. I most likely would and might have commented at the relaxation of the paper had i had the four days required to learn it however I have a existence.