QUIZ GIFT SINGLE 2-5 - Paraphrase The poem is describing...

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Scarlett Hood WEEKLY “The Gift Outright” by Robert Frost (poem delivered by Frost as JFK’s inauguration) The land was ours before we were the land’s. She was our land more than a hundred years In Massachusetts, in Virginia, But we were England’s, still colonials, Possessing what we still were unpossessed by, Possessed by what we now no more possessed. Everything we were withholding made us weak Until we found out that it was ourselves W e were w ithholding from ou r land of living, And forthwith f ou nd salvation in surrender. Such as we were we gave ourselves outright (The deed of gift was many deeds of war) To the land vaguely realizing westward, But still unstoried, artless, unenhanced, Such as she was, such as she would become. TPCASTT Title : The title of Frost’ poem here suggest that a very special gift, a possession of some sort will be granted. This gift could be of a physical state, but most likely is something much bigger. Here the gift is that of the ownership of land and the gift is ourselves.
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Unformatted text preview: Paraphrase : The poem is describing the United States, the land before Independence. It describes the people, how they were before and then after. The people are the gift, the receiver is the land itself. Connotations : Diction Imagery ( metaphor, simile, personification) Symbolism Irony ( paradox, oxymoron, understatement) Allusions Sound Devices ( alliteration, rhyme, assonance, consonance, onomatopoeia) Attitude : The tone of the poem is one of hope and victory. The poem starts with weakness but strengthens as the poem continues. Shifts : The attitude of the poem is one of hope and determination. Scarlett Hood Title : Overcoming Ourselves Theme : The subject of the poem is to believe. Originally the colonist were held captive to the land because they thought the land belonged to England. When they realized there own independence, they felt the ownership of the land. This is just like owning your own house versus renting it....
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