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Lydia Gifford EnSt 12 Nature Imagery Part 1 TP-CASTT Poetry Analysis "Big Wind"by Theodore Roethke TITLE: The poem is likely about a storm surge or a tragic story about someone PARAPHRASE: The author of the poem is trying to describe his experiences during a big storm in the middle of the ocean riding "her" or the ship and that everyone is working together to save their lives during the tragedy. CONNOTATION: There were figurative languages and imagery used in the poem:Alliteration“where were the greenhouses going, manure machine, worst wind was” Onomatopoeia“seams hissed, whistling thinly” ATTITUDE/TONE: The tone of the speaker feels so afraid and startled by the unexpected event. SHIFTS: There is somehow hope the next day that everything was fine in the last part of the poem. “Until the calm morning, she sailed,” “Carrying a full cargo of roses with her.” TITLE: The title Big Wind refers to the great struggle and challenges a person may face, but there is always hope in the end. THEME: The poem is about a greenhouse that was wind and rain beaten but it survived the challenge. A steaming machine of a sort was used to keep the plants warm from the storm. “Burlap stuffed in cracks & holes in the glass” The poet refers to the greenhouse as she instead of it because he wants to show how important the rose house is to him and because roses are grown inside (and roses are very feminine). "Afterglow" by Jorge Luis Borges TITLE: The poem likely talks about a change in appearance or lifestyle after a big experience in life. PARAPHRASE: The narrator of the poem is having a dreamlike it’s for real, however, disappointed to know that it's only a dream. CONNOTATION: There were figurative languages and imagery used in the poem: Alliteration “setting sun, How hard holding” Metaphor “sunset is always disturbing, still more disturbing is the last desperate glow” Hyperbole “when on the horizon nothing is left” ATTITUDE/TONE: The tone of the speaker is somehow disappointed and lonely.