Poetry analysis - Candace Graves Gantz Perspectives in...

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Candace Graves Gantz Perspectives in Literature 2213-03 9 April 2013 “After Apple-Picking” 1. How does the poet convey so vividly the experience of “apple-picking”? Point out effective examples of each kind of imagery used. What emotional responses do the images evoke? The poem uses a lot of imagery when talking about the apple-picking. The speaker talks about the scent of the apples, and says that it makes him feel tired. He gives the imagery of the tree with only a few apples left on it, and the buckets of apples that he has filled. 2. The poem uses the word sleep six times. Does it, through repetition, come to suggest a meaning beyond the purely literal? If so what attitude does the speaker take toward the second signification? Does he fear it? Does he look forward to it? What does he expect of it? When he talks about sleep in the last stanza of the poems it seems as though he is analyzing it. He is wondering if this is just the normal sleep he would have after a long day of work or if this something more, because he is so overly tired. I think he
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