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Unformatted text preview: This poem uses many images, however in a sense it is an original and simple story to follow. The narrator describes his isolation as he walks the lonely city streets at night. He has walked away from the city limits and along every city road, but has never found anything to comfort him in his hopelessness. Even when he makes contact with another person, the narrator is unwilling to say his feelings because he knows that no one will understand him. At one point, he hears a cry from a nearby street, but realizes that it is not meant for him; no one is waiting for him. He looks up at the moon in the sky and acknowledges that time has no meaning for him because his isolation is endless. The author tends to use simple words with complex descriptions. The objective dark setting of this poem helps explain us with an even darker them. This poem is set at night with darkness created by a full moon. Whether he was only depressed or on the border of madness is up for understanding. The depressed individual can whole heartedly relate to the natural onset and decrease of pain as he describes. Possibly because he is ashamed of his current emotional and psychological state, and the shame he carries is to great to look closely into the eyes of God. In the first line of stanza one, the narrator says, &quot;I have been one acquainted with the night.&quot; The use of &quot;one&quot; signifies a single person, a single notice withdrawn from the daylight and on the border of the conscious world of the city. No &quot;Other&quot; is present, he is now but one....
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2011 for the course ENG 102 taught by Professor Walker during the Spring '11 term at Quincy College.
- Spring '11