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Summer

by xuan quynh
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Sheema Ahmed

on 28 January 2013

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By Xuan Quynh Summer Summer by Xuan Quynh It's the season of birdsong.
The sky is deep blue, sunlight is everywhere.
The soil climbs the tree; the sap tends the fruits.
Man's footsteps break new paths.

It's the season in which nothing can hide.
The whole world is dressed in light.
The sea aqua, the white sails full.
And bitterness turns into poetry.

It's the season of hopes and dreams,
Of man's ancient and innumerable cravings.
Winds turn to storms, rains into rivers and seas.
A simple glance might light the spark of love

It's the season of twilights,
The paper kite parts the high open sky,
The crickets stay awake in the warm night singing,
The moor hen breaks the noon's silence.

O Summer, have you gone?
O desires of youth, are you here or not?
The earth still holds the deep blue of the sea,
And the sweet fruit, the faint color of blossoms.

It's the season in which nothing can hide.
The whole world is dressed in light.
The sea aqua, the white sails full.
And bitterness turns into poetry.

It's the season of hopes and dreams,
Of man's ancient and innumerable cravings.
Winds turn to storms, rains into rivers and seas.
A simple glance might light the spark of love

It's the season of twilights,
The paper kite parts the high open sky,
The crickets stay awake in the warm night singing,
The moor hen breaks the noon's silence.

O Summer, have you gone?
O desires of youth, are you here or not?
The earth still holds the deep blue of the sea,
And the sweet fruit, the faint color of blossoms. About the Author It's the season of birdsong.
The sky is deep blue, sunlight is everywhere.
The soil climbs the tree; the sap tends the fruits.
Man's footsteps break new paths.

It's the season in which nothing can hide.
The whole world is dressed in light.
The sea aqua, the white sails full.
And bitterness turns into poetry.

It's the season of hopes and dreams,
Of man's ancient and innumerable cravings.
Winds turn to storms, rains into rivers and seas.
A simple glance might light the spark of love

It's the season of twilights,
The paper kite parts the high open sky,
The crickets stay awake in the warm night singing,
The moor hen breaks the noon's silence.

O Summer, have you gone?
O desires of youth, are you here or not?
The earth still holds the deep blue of the sea,
And the sweet fruit, the faint color of blossoms. Figurative language Imagery Personification Hyperbole Sound Devices Internal Rhyme Alliteration Project created by
Sheema Ahmed Consonance Assonance Onomatopoeia Stanza 4 Stanza 3 Stanza 2 Its the season of birdsong.
The sky is deep blue, sunlight is everywhere.
The soil climbs the tree;the sap tends the fruits.
Man's footsteps break new paths. In the first stanza, the poet Xuan Quynh is expressing what summer really is. It is the season where birds are singing, its sunshiny, trees and fruits are growing everywhere. It is also the season of opportunity for humans. Stanza 1 It's the season of hopes and dreams,
Of man's ancient and innumerable cravings.
Winds turn to storms, rains into rivers and seas.
A simple glance might light the spark of love In the second stanza she is stating a truth: that nothing can hide in the summer. Everything is pure. Emotions will be lighter. Therefore, there will not be any negative emotions written in poetry. It's the season in which nothing can hide.The whole world is dressed in light.The sea aqua, the white sails full.And bitterness turns into poetry. Xuan Quynh uses philosophy to describe the effects of summer. Summer gives people hopes and dreams to desire. The season is very unpredictable and can bring strong storms or calm seas and love into many lives. It's the season of twilights,
The paper kite parts the high open sky,
The crickets stay awake in the warm night singing, The moor hen breaks the noon's silence. In this stanza the poet writes about her childhood memories of summer. With paper kites in the sky, crickets at night and the sound of a hen disrupting the peace of noontime. Stanza 5 O Summer, have you gone?
O desires of youth, are you here or not?
The earth still holds the deep blue of the sea,
And the sweet fruit, the faint color of blossoms. In this last stanza, the poet Xuan Quynh asks herself if summer still holds the same desires as it did when she was younger. In the last two lines, she answers herself by saying that the Earth still holds water, and fruit still has color. So no matter how many years have passed, the dreams and desires will always be there. ANALYSIS TIME Traditional Organic Has fixed rules of length, stanzas, structure and patterns. Has a structure
Has an equal length of lines in stanza Has no regular rhythm, patterns or rhyme; free Contains no regular rhythm
Doesn't have a rhyme scheme Which is it? It is traditional. It has a fixed format of stanzas and lines although it does not have a regular rhyme scheme or rhythm. She is a Vietnamese poet. Her original name was Nguyen Thi Xuan Quynh. She was born on October 6th 1942, and she died in the year of 1988 in a car accident that killed her along with her husband and son. She was orphaned at a young age and was brought up by her grandmother. She had originally set out to be a professional dancer, but along the way she had changed her mind. Starting in 1962, for two years she was a part of the Vietnamese Writers Association. She was a widely known modern female poet in Vietnam. Most of her poetry is about philosophical subjects and love. OTHER WORKS BY XUAN QUYNH To name a few:

Silk, Ground ru, United Vertical Trenches, Wind Laos, Sewing Flowers, and Trees in the City. Usage There was a lot of Imagery, which was a major component of this poem. They helped describe what the author sees and what the surrounding environment symbolizes for her. The hyperboles in the poem really emphasized the emotion, if the poet had a couple more, the entire piece would have been more vivid and alive. As for the personification, it was excessive. The first example of personification was enough, but if there wasn't any at all, it wouldn't have affected the poem severely. Usage The sound devices were mostly there to help the flow of the poem and to make it sound well, poetic. Poems, including this one sound harmonious and delightful with sound devices in them. Thank you for your
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