Theme - Lailani Bartlett Mcdermott Ap Lit P 2 October 3 2019 Poetry Response Theme in Yellow Carl Sandburg Sandburg's poem Theme in Yellow uses several

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Lailani Bartlett Mcdermott Ap Lit P. 2 October 3, 2019 Poetry Response Theme in Yellow Carl Sandburg Sandburg's poem, Theme in Yellow uses several literary elements most importantly including sensory language to paint the aesthetic of fall. Sandburg paints the image of halloween, writing, "On the last of October when dusk is fallen children join hands and circle round me singing ghost songs…" (Sandburg 1). Sandburg illuminates the readers minds with implied pictures of children sitting by a campfire at night telling ghost stories in the spirit of halloween. He paints this image by setting the scene and describing how the kids are sat together. This creates a joyful look at fall for the readers. It creates a nostalgic look at children doing childish things to scare
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Unformatted text preview: one another to improve the spirit of halloween. Sandburg also uses sensory language to play into the fall aesthetic by allowing readers to see halloween normaties when he says, "I am a jack-o lantern/ with terrible teeth". This allows readers to see a carved pumpkin which is considered normal around the time of halloween. It makes the readers aware of the setting and time of the poem. It also gives off a nostalgic vibe by creating images of children carving pumpkins. It is a cultural norm in America considered to be a happy holiday. Using this sensory language, Sandburg causes readers to react in many ways regarding fall. It sets a beautiful scenery of fall that most readers would find pleasant to read....
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