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Black Rook in Rainy Weather-Sylvia Plath
Transcript of Black Rook in Rainy Weather-Sylvia Plath
to its mythical aspects, due to its resemblance to the raven, a rook is also similarly attributed with the raven's supernatural powers of bringing change (good or bad).
The Angel refers to the messenger of God. They are also known as bringers of peace and repose, in various religions. So this could be reference to religion. Diction Within the poem the speaker refers to troubled times in the form of a "dull, ruinous landscape," (5th stanza, 4th line). The word "ruinous" (meaning disastrous or destructive) is used to represent difficult times and strife. This has been further emphasized by the use of the phrase," season of fatigue,"(7th stanza, 3rd and 4th lines) once again signifying hardships in life. Symbolism The black rook is used to symbolize God or a higher power. The speaker points this
out by saying that ,"I only know that a rook
ordering its black feathers can so shine"(6th
stanza, 3rd line) and "grant a brief respite from
fear,"(stanzas 6 and 7). The word "shine" is used to refer to the rook's power, which Relation to Sylvia's life Coincidentally, in 1956, the year Sylvia Plath wrote this poem, she also started studying the supernatural. It is possible that this poem was inspired by her research and belief in the supernatural.
This was also the year in which Sylvia got married to Ted Hughes. The speaker: Even though no name or gender is mentioned, we can tell from the poem that the speaker is a person who has gone through hard times and has finally gotten some good out of it (the miracle/respite from fear)
The Audience: Everyone. Such as you! Diction (Cont.) "Spasmodic," (Last stanza, second line). This word means something that occurs in brief and irregular bursts. This word was used to refer to Miracles showing how rare it was for a miracle to happen in life.
The last line "rare,random descent," refers to the moments of rest and happiness. Symbolism (cont.) And the mentioning
of an angel(symbolizing heaven-sent beings) in the 6th and 8th stanzas, may also be a reference to a form of protection from hard times. Central Assertion The speaker tells us of
his/her hardships and
of the rare intervals of
relief. And the mentioning of an angel(representing heaven-sent beings) in the 6th and 8th stanzas, may also be a reference to a form of protection, born from the name "guardian angels."