This stanza boldly declares that loss isnt a big deal and that we should get

This stanza boldly declares that loss isnt a big deal

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This stanza boldly declares that loss isn’t a big deal, and that we should get used to it.
Stanza IILose something everyday. Accept the flusterof lost door keys, the hour badly spent.The art of losing isn’t hard to master.The poem instructs us to practice losing different insignificant things everyday.The speaker tells us to “accept the fluster” that such losses bring, so we can eventually stop getting flustered by them at all. (1)~ Fluster - agitated confusionThe speaker mentions something abstract like time can be lost. (2)
Stanza IIIThen practice losing farther, losing faster:Places, names, and where it was you meantto travel. None of these will bring disaster.The losses grow more significant but still remain vague.The speaker brings up things we attempt to remember but eventually forget – things like names, places you’ve been, or would like to go.These losses still aren’t important.
Stanza IVI lost my mother’s watch. And look! My last, ornext-to-last, of three loved houses went.The art of losing isn’t hard to master.The speaker now mentions some things that she has lost that are of some emotional significance to her like her, “mother’s watch” Maybe her mom has passed away, or it was a personal gift from her. She also mentions the houses she’s loved which is sure to be full of memories.The speaker, even still, reassures us again that, “the art of losing isn’t hard to master”
Stanza VI lost two cities, lovely ones. And, vaster,some realms I owned, two rivers, a continent.I miss them, but it wasn’t a disaster.The losses here are a little mysterious and difficult to understand.“Realm” is just a fancy and old word that means kingdom or royal land. So when the speaker says that it might make us think that she must have been like a queen of a mysterious place long ago, but lost her power. A lot of questions can be asked about this stanza. What makes the river so special? Did she live in two cities? How could she lose a whole continent? Maybe this all
Stanza VI-- Even losing you (the joking voice, a gesture I love) I shan’t have lied. It’s evidentthe art of losing’s not too hard to masterthough it may look like (Write it!) like disaster.This is the main point of the poem. We discover that the loss the speaker has been talking about is of a beloved person. We’re not sure who this person is but it’s clear that this is the one loss that the poet hasn’t mastered.She remembers some things about the person, “the joking voice, the gesture I love” and finally admits that the art of losing is hard, but not too hard to master, and that some losses do sometimes look like disaster.Her mini breakdown in the last line when she repeats the word like and the interjection “Write it!” demonstrate the true difficulty of coming to
Literary Device: SynecdocheThe Physical World &The AbstractMaster- somebody in control.

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