Reaction 2 - Rachel Schwarz ENG 112 NF Mr. Obrien 18...

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Unformatted text preview: Rachel Schwarz ENG 112 NF Mr. Obrien 18 January 2011 What Doesnt Happen The speaker in this piece seems to be a narrator who is depicting how nervous the small George Augustus Polgreen Bridgetower was before his first performance. The tone is one of anxiousness; due to the fact that the boys rapidly beating heart is referred to several times. The poem is chalk full of literary devices. The poem is written how the small boy would observantly view the world. When the narrator refers to the violin case in the Bridgetowers lap, a simile compares the violin case to an animal trapped under the hunters eye. I interpreted that this suggests that the boy feels that the violin case is his sole focus and his sole purpose. Another interesting simile is the boys fathers cloak folded like a bats tucked wing. Both similes mentioned make reference to an animal. Bats have a negative connotation which is concurrent with previous notions of the fathers questionable...
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This note was uploaded on 08/28/2011 for the course ENG 112 taught by Professor Savoie during the Spring '08 term at Miami University.

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Reaction 2 - Rachel Schwarz ENG 112 NF Mr. Obrien 18...

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