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POEM ANALYSIS

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Transcript of POEM ANALYSIS

MY LOST YOUTH
Summary
Poet's past memories
Youth, in his town.
Recalling profound memories
- people, objects, terrains, atmosphere
- different rendition of scenery
Detailed description
Mixed emotions
Expression of thoughts
- nostalgic past experiences
Youth - never returns
Everything left - memories
Theme
Nostalgia
-nostalgic experiences
- wistful memories possessed
- reminiscence


Emotion
- sentiments & feelings
- melancholy (somber, depressing)
- lost youth haunts
- expresses thoughts & mood alone
- depicted by instances of events
Setting
Character
Symbols
POEM ANALYSIS
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Point of View
Tone
Background of Poet
Plot
Conflict
1812-1813
Seaside town, Portland, Maine
-pleasant streets, wharves, shores, hills and groves.
Morning, afternoon or evening
-sunrise, gleams and glooms, shadows, thundered
Rain storming
Emotion
-sentimental elements
Joyful
-gleams he caught in the trees

Dramatic
-a song singing when he sees the ‘magic’ of the sea.

Calm
-the song that the groves sang gave a serene, calming feel.

First person point of view
Voice and consciousness
Position and presence
Allow readers to be able to put themselves in the poet’s shoes.
Reader’s imagination

And the friendship old and the early loves
Come back with a Sabbath sound, as of doves
In quiet neighborhoods.
And the verse of that sweet old song,




When I visit the dear old town;
But the native air is pure and sweet,
And the trees that o'ershadow each well-known street,
As they balance up and down,
Hesperides

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Born on February 27th, 1807
Portland, Maine, United States of America
Enrolled and taught in Bowdoin College
Became a professor at Harvard
Both his wives died in tragic deaths
Literature focused mainly on romanticism
Henry died at the age of 75
Figurative language
Rhyme
Metaphor
Simile

Alliteration
Personafication
Repetition
'A boy's will is the wind's will
(Last 2 lines in every stanza)
determinations
unconstrained & liberty
insane thoughts, magnificent dream

And islands that were the Hesperides
Of all my boyish dreams.

(Stanza 2 Line 3 & 4)
Greek mythology
mighty, braveness & powerful
grand & remarkable


And the friendship old and the early loves
Come back with a Sabbath sound, as of doves
(Stanza 6 Line 3 & 4)
peaceful & calm
friendship & early love


Conclusion
"A boy's will is the wind's will,
and the thought of youth are long, long thoughts." (Last two lines in every stanza.)
"Is singing and saying still" (Stanza 3, line 7)

"I remember the gleams and glooms that dart" (Stanza 7, line 1)

"The song and the silence in the heart" (Stanza7, line 3)
'The sunrise gun, with its hollow roar' (Stanza 4, line 3)

'And the burden of the old song,
it murmurs and whispers still' (Stanza 2, line 6 & 7)

'And my youth comes back to me.' (Stanza 1, line 5)

Protagonist
Emotion
Adult
Alone
I remember the black wharves and the
slips
,
And the sea-tides tossing free;
And the Spanish sailors with bearded
lips
,
And the beauty and mystery of the
ships
,
(Stanza 3 line 1, 3 & 4)

And the bugle wild and
shrill
.
And the music of that old song
Throbs in my memory
still
:
'A boy's will is the wind's
will
,
(Stanza 4 line 5, 7 & 8)

I remember the sea-fight far
away
,
How it thundered over the tide!
And the dead captains, as they
lay

In their graves, overlooking the tranquil
bay
(Stanza 5 line 1, 3 & 4)


Childhood memories
Burden

We can not regain what we have lost

We dont know what we have until its gone
THE END
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