ENGL 1320 Essay 1

ENGL 1320 Essay 1 - Jeff Carmichael ENLG 1320, Sec: 048...

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Jeff Carmichael ENLG 1320, Sec: 048 Friday, February 15, 2008 A Sense of Regret A. E. Stallings constructed the sonnet, “Fishing” to portray a sense of regret. Throughout the sonnet, we are able to conclude that there are a few important subjects that need to be identified before we can go any further. The two main characters, or subjects, are a father and his daughter. Through the sonnet, A. E. Stallings portrays a meaningful situation between a father and his daughter. The theme of the sonnet is to not take the people we love and the time we spend with them for granted because we never know how much longer we will be with them. We are able to tell this writing is a sonnet because of the fact that it consists of fourteen, rhymed lines. The sonnet consists of a first quatrain, second quatrain, third quatrain, and a turn or couplet. A. E. Stallings’ sonnet, “Fishing” uses complex literary elements to give off a theme that could only be understood by interpreting all aspects of the sonnet itself. The literary elements included in the poem are diction, tone, mood, connotation, and figurative language. A. E. Stallings starts the poem off with deep and vivid imagery because of the strong effect it can have on the reader. The first four lines of “Fishing” state, “ The two of them stood in the middle water, the current slipping away, quick and cold, the sun slow at his zenith, sweating gold, once in some sullen summer of father and daughter” When reading the first three lines the reader is able to form the sitting. We could
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Jeff Carmichael ENLG 1320, Sec: 048 Friday, February 15, 2008 describe the setting as a father and his daughter standing in the water on a cold night while the sun is setting. In the fourth line, we are able to see that the setting is sad by
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course ENGL 1310 taught by Professor Roelke during the Fall '07 term at North Texas.

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ENGL 1320 Essay 1 - Jeff Carmichael ENLG 1320, Sec: 048...

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