piano - Debbie Listen ENG 102 Syswerda 1 May 2007 Piano D.H...

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Debbie Listen ENG 102 – Syswerda 1 May 2007 Piano D.H Lawrence’s wonderful poem “Piano” is a great piece of literature. It sets a perfect visual setting, uses great symbolism, and describes the human tragedy of losing a loved one. There are many subtle hints to the setting in the poem, but line 7 could put the reader in the exact location of this poem. In line 7 Lawrence writes “To the old Sunday evenings at home, with winter outside”. This tells us that winter plays a major role in the person in the poems memories of the piano and his mother. Sunday has a feeling to it, a day of calm and relaxing, which tells me that his favorite memories are the days when they would sit there and play piano for hours. In line one of the poem, Lawrence writes “Softly at dusk, a woman is singing to me.” And also in another line he writes “…who smiles as she sings” (Lawrence 4). The references to singing and song in this poem are vast. What the author was trying to symbolize by mentioning singing and songs was the man in the poem’s mother. To him, a
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This essay was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course SO 263 taught by Professor Hjgkjjh during the Spring '08 term at Grand Rapids Community College.

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