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the life and poems of Sophie jewett

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Madison Collins

on 6 March 2014

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Transcript of the life and poems of Sophie jewett





~Sophie Jewett~
-she was born in Moravia new york June 3rd in 1861 to Charles and Ellen jewett.
-when she was seven her mother died two years later her father died.
-she and her 3 siblings later moved to buffalo, new york to live with her uncle and grandmother.
-Jewett began to consult her minister and his daughter Mary for emotional support.
-Sophie's final collection of poetry in 1896 called
the pilgrim

and other poems
-at the age of 20 she began her travels to England and Italy.
-in 1889 at 28 yrs old Sophie became an English teacher at wellesley college in Massachusetts.
-She never married and was without children. after a short illness Sophie jewett died in her brothers house in buffalo in the year of 1909.

"Across the Border"
By Sophie Jewett published in 1910
Where all the trees bear golden flowers, But when it seemed
the shadowy hours
And all the birds are white;
whispered of soft foot night
fairy folk
in dancing hours I crept home to sweet common flowers
Burn stars for candlelight;
Brown birds
and candlelight.

every wind and leaf can talk,

But no man understand
Save one whose child-feet chanced to walk
Green paths of fairyland;

I followed two
swift silver wings
I stalked a roving song;
startled shining, silent
I wandered all day long.

history of "Acrossed the Border"
-Jewett, Sophie. n. page. Print. <http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/176145>.
poem explanation:

-Jewett, Sophie. n. page. Print. <http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/sophie-jewett>.
Sophie jewett as an adult
-Jewett, Sophie. n. page. Print. <http://womensvoicesforchange.org/tag/sophie-jewett
relation to me
being in high school puts alot of pressure and anxiety on students. we all use different things or methods to relieve the stress of our daily lives. some people escape their worries of reality through playing a sport, instrument, performing or creating art,or even listening to music.
-every wind and leaf can talk, the shadowy hours whispered of soft foot night
rhyme scheme
unique in the fact that the rhymes scheme changes in each stanza

-fairy folk, startled shiny silent, brown birds
-swift silver wings
-roving song,soft foot night
escaping reality:
this poem describes a place of escape. it replaces life's worry and stress with beauty and imagination. examples of this would be when she speaks of the trees bearing golden flowers and swift silver wings guiding her on her way home back to reality
Sophie's childhood and teen years were full of the death of her family members. to keep herself sane she would and could have used the idea of escaping reality even for a moment. I think she used this as a tactic to avoid reaching a deep depression.
she was known to be shy and very self critical about her poetry.
also said to possess sharp wit and was skilled at repartee
this poem was written by Sophie with no specific meaning. the poems interpretation depends on its reader and their mind set when reading it
-Jewett, Sophie. n. page. Print. <http://www.youngpoetsnk.org.uk/2014/02/07/crossing-the-line-helen-morts-final-cape-farewell/challenge/

-Jewett, Sophie. n. page Print. <http://poemshape.wordpress.com200906/12/sophia-jewett-i-speakyour name/.
there is i huge possibility that this poems was written with the thought of the civil war. soldiers who fought were often surrounded by death and traumatic events. to escape this they could have thought of there quiet comfortable homes they were able to return too after the war.
-I think this is a way to say time seemed to stand still when in the total comfort of her own mind
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