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DETAIL PRACTICE Auden Musee - While someone else is not...

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Scarlett Hood DETAIL PRACTICE CONSIDER: About suffering they were never wrong, The Old Masters: how well they understood Its human position; how it takes place While someone else is eating or opening a window or just walking dully along; --W.H. Auden, “Musee des Beaus Arts” DISCUSS: 1. Suffering is a general term. What is a general term that sums up the detail in line 4? A general term that would sum up line 4 would be the term happiness. Auden describes “someone else” as someone who is not experiencing suffering or pain but someone that is happy and alive. They are just routinely going on with their normal lives. They have never experienced suffering before and live their lives happily. 2. Compare line 4 with the following:
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Unformatted text preview: While someone else is not suffering; Why is Auden’s line more effective? Auden is more effective with the statement, “While someone else is not suffering,” because he describes how they are not suffering. He directly relates this person to everyone, even the reader. APPLY: Substitute the word laziness for suffering in line one of the poem. Now rewrite line four to complete the following; While someone else is running a marathon or working through the night for money or staying up till midnight working on homework. Your new line should give details about the opposite condition of laziness. Use Auden’s line as a model. Share the new stanza....
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