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Hoang 1 Hanh Hoang Professor: Kevin Inguito English 1B 02/18/2017 Poem Four in the Morning The theme of the poem Four in the Morning written by Polish poet, Wislawa Szymborska, revolves around the concept of time and how people become anxious with regard to specific day-to-day occurrences in their lives. On the other hand, anticipation coupled with genuine optimism influences a person’s expectation of what the future shall bring upon his or her life. The poem talks about time in a seemingly peculiar manner. It has already been a common scenario for most of our activities at home, school or in the office to be accomplished during the day. The night, in turn, is set for rest in order to gain sufficient energy to do the necessary tasks for the next day. The transition from night to morning is known as dawn, which includes the time between twelve midnight to five in the morning. Thus, at four in the morning, it is normally expected that most people are still sleeping. This transition of time is depicted in the first stanza of Szymborska’s poem, The hour from night to day The hour from side to side The hour for those past thirty (n.p.) Szymborska describes the odd feeling of being awake at four in the morning since most people are at rest or sedentary at this time. Although some people who work in hospitals, fast
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Hoang 2 food chains and factories are already awake by four in the morning or even earlier, still, a lot of people feel a sense of grogginess and tiredness from being awake at this time of the day. Most people rarely find waking up earlier than usual as beneficial. But for some, being awake at four in the morning allows them to do most of the tasks that they haven’t done the night before. People who have spent several hours working or studying the previous day may not have enough energy to complete the necessary tasks once they get home at night. This is the reason
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