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The Lesson Of The Moth

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Done By : Habon & Noura
The Lesson Of The Moth
Personification
Imagery:Sight
Alliteration
Foreshadowing
Simile
Poetry Terms
why do you fellows
pull this stunt i asked him
because it is the conventional
thing for moths or why
if that had been an uncovered
candle instead of an electric
light bulb you would
now be a small unsightly cinder
have you no sense
Personification
why do you fellows
pull this stunt i asked him
because it is the conventional
thing for moths or why
if that had been an uncovered
candle instead of an electric
light bulb you would
now be a small unsightly cinder

have you no sense
Imagery:Sight
Don Marquis
Donald Robert Perry Marquis
July 29, 1878, in Walnut, Illinois – December 29, 1937, in New York City)
He was a humorist, journalist, and author. He was variously a novelist, poet, newspaper columnist, and playwright.
He is remembered best for creating the characters "Archy" and "Mehitabel", supposed authors of humorous verse.
During his lifetime he was equally famous for creating another fictitious character, "the Old Soak," who was the subject of two books, a hit Broadway play (1922–23), a silent movie (1926) and a talkie (1937).
This part of the poem shows
personification, because the author give voice to the moth throughout the story. But it appears first when the moth answers the question.
This sentence give you imagery because you can picture in you head the candle and then the pile of ashes next to it.
Alliteration
plenty of it he answered
b
ut at times we get tired
of using it
we get

b
ored with the routine
and crave
b
eauty
and excitement
fire is
b
eautiful
and we know that if we get
too close it will kill us
b
ut what does that matter
it is
b
etter to
b
e happy
for a moment
and
b
e

b
urned up with
b
eauty
than to live a long time
and be
b
ored all the while
so we wad all our life up
into one little roll
and then shoot the roll
that is what life is for
it is

b
etter to be a part of

b
eauty
for on instant and then cease
to exist than to exist forever
and never
b
e a part of

b
eauty
our attitude toward life
is come easy go easy
we are like human
b
eings
use to
b
e
b
efore they
b
ecame
too civilized to enjoy themselves
The B throughout the entire second stanza is repeated multiple times, in words like: but, beauty, better and be. Therefore making it an alliteration.
Foreshadowing
The entire second stanza gives you some hints, to what could happen later in the poem, and it does. Lines like fire is beautiful, it is better to be happy, burned up with beauty, and better to be a part of beauty. Give us clues that he will eventually burn him self on a candle or something similar and he does. All because he wanted to be a part of something beautiful and be happy.
Simile
we are like human beings
use to be before they became
too civilized to enjoy themselves
This is a simile because it
compares the moths with humans.
Saying that the moths are like humans
when they enjoyed themselves.
Character Types
The second character is the moth
He is a flat and character.
Because he doesn't go through a very important change.
Also he also has one side and that is being optimistic and wanting to burn himself through the entire story.
First character is the author:
Hes is a dynamic character.
He does go through a change.
At the end he kinda agrees with the moth, and at the beginning he just doesn't agree with the moth
Symbolism
The symbolism that is showed here in the poem is the representation of two types of people in real life. The moth's point of view represents the person that is happy, enjoys life while you he/she can, and is energetic. Now, the author's (one of the characters) point of view represents the person who is shy, to scared to do things, the one sitting on the corner.
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