Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM

Copy

Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.

DeleteCancel

I Sit and Think by JRR Tollken Poem analysis

No description
by

Chris Murphy

on 9 June 2014

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of I Sit and Think by JRR Tollken Poem analysis

I Sit and Think by J R R Tollkien Poem analysis
I sit beside the fire and think of all that I have seen,
of meadow-flowers and butterflies in summers that have been;
Of yellow leaves and gossamer in autumns that there were,
with morning mist and silver sun and wind upon my hair.
I sit beside the fire and think of how the world will be
when winter comes without a spring that I shall ever see.

For still there are so many things that I have never seen:
in every wood in every spring there is a different green.
I sit beside the fire and think of people long ago,
and people who will see a world that I shall never know.
But all the while I sit and think of times there were before,
I listen for returning feet and voices at the door.
the poem is about remembering your life and everything you did and the people you met
The poem talks about an older man looking
back at his life.
he talks about the experiences of his past and beginsto wonder what life will be like after he dies.
I sit beside the fire and think of all that I have seen,
of meadow-flowers and butterflies in summers that have been;
Of yellow leaves and gossamer in autumns that there were,
with morning mist and silver sun and wind upon my hair.
The first four lines in the stanza use autumn and spring as similes for the beginning of the narrators life and the narrator talks about all the wonderful things he has experienced
I sit beside the fire and think of how the world will be
when winter comes without a spring that I shall ever see.

For still there are so many things that I have never seen:
in every wood in every spring there is a different green.
After the narrators looks back at everything he did, he uses winter to represent death and the things the narrator has not yet done.
I sit beside the fire and think of people long ago,
and people who will see a world that I shall never know.
But all the while I sit and think of times there were before,
I listen for returning feet and voices at the door.
At the end of the poem, Tolkien switches from talking about places and feelings to people and remembers about people he used to know and then thinks about everyone that will see things he never be able to see
The form of the poem helps to organize the past, present and future.
The first stanza is about the past
The second is about the future
and the third is about the present.
THE END!!!!!!!!

Rhyme Scheme
ABCB
AABA
ABAB
ABAB
ABCB
ABCB
Full transcript