Write an essay in which you interpret the overall meaning (or message) of a single poem in MLA Format. Choose a poem which you feel provide enough depth and material for your essay. Make sure to express the meaning or the message in a clear thesis statement. The best way to approach this essay would be to ask yourself: “What’s the single message, or lesson, the poet is trying to get across?” If you can answer that question, you will be on your way to developing an arguable thesis. A thesis statement will look something like this: “In the poem [ insert name of poem], the author [name the author] suggests that [insert a claim that is arguable]. For example: ” In the poem, “The Vigil”, the poet Rumi suggest that human beings have an innate need for spiritual companionship that ultimately finds us.
This poem is by Bronislaw Maj tells about a moment lived long ago, when he was four. The intensity of perception was so great that it remains forced in memory a forever present, as if it had just taken place. He was the present tense, and perhaps for the best, because the past tense might be somewhat sentimental.
An August afternoon. Even here is heard
the rush of the glittering Raba.
We look at the mountains,
my mother and I. How clear the air is:
every dark spruce on Mount Lubon
is seen distinctly as if it grew in our garden.
An astonishing phenomenonâ€”it astonishes my mother
and me. I am four and do not know
what it means to be four I am
happy: I do not know what to be means
or happiness I know my mother
sees and feels what I do. And I know
that as always in the evening
we will take a walk
far, up to the woods, already before
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