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Heat by H.D. (Hilda Doolittle)

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Gabby Garcia

on 16 March 2015

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Transcript of Heat by H.D. (Hilda Doolittle)

Heat
O wind, rend open the heat,
cut apart the heat,
rend it to tatters.

Fruit cannot drop
through this thick air—
fruit cannot fall into heat
that presses up and blunts
the points of pears
and rounds the grapes.

Cut the heat—
plough through it,
turning it on either side
of your path.
Heat by H.D. (Hilda Doolittle)
Stanza 2
Stanza 3
Speaker, Situation, Imagery, Mood
Unnamed farmer/gardener/person standing outside speaking to something that is not there: the wind.

Demanding/Angry


Conclusion
Heat can be interpreted in many ways. Doolittle could simply be referring to a sweltering summer day. Or she could be expressing herself, as an openly bisexual woman and supporter of women's rights. Or she could be talking about war (going on in her time), the relationship between victim/victor.

O wind,
rend
open the
heat
,
cut
apart the
heat
,
rend it to tatters
.
Stanza 1
O, WIND!
* Dramatic start (emotional poem)
* The narrator, in this stanza, is wanting the wind to destroy the heat. In fact, a person can go so far as to say that the narrator wants the heat to be "killed", as shown by the sentence "rend it to tatters" (line 3).
* Repetition of "heat" indicated that heat is a strong factor that has much power.
* Narrator is angered and affected by wind. How? Why?

Title, Repetition, Personification, Metaphors, IMAGERY
Fruit
cannot drop
through this thick air

fruit cannot fall into heat
that
presses up and blunts
the points of pears
and rounds the grapes.
* This stanza mentions how the heat affects the growing conditions of fruit. It "cannot fall into heat that presses up and blunts" (lines 6-7). The extended metaphor of war or lust in the stanza.
* Exaggeration. No amount of humidity, can defy gravity.
* Two ideas of poem meaning: Lines "the points of pears and "rounds the grapes" could be comparing the fruit to war and how it should be "bountiful" and "useful" (continued) OR the effects of heat on people and objects (this idea continues in Stanza 3)


Cut the heat—
plough
through it
,
turning it on either side
of your path.
* In this stanza, the narrator says that the wind should cut and plough (British spelling of plow) through the heat. The line, "turning it on either side of your path", tells the wind - or the reader - to not look back on their victory.
* War theme continued (fight in war, always one winner)
*Heat = sexual desire
Hot looking for relief from the heat.
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