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Transcript of The Forge
Two parts: octave and sestet
"The hammered anvil's short-pitched ring"
"Or hiss when a new shoe toughens in water "
Typical Rhyme Scheme
Rhyme Scheme of
The Portrait of the Blacksmith..
"Outside, old axles and iron hoops rusting"
"The unpredictable fantail of sparks"
"Horned as a unicorn, at one end square"
Inferred to be older
Slowly losing his job
"Horned as a unicorn"
"All I know is a door into the dark"
"Sometimes, leather-aproned, hairs in his nose"
"Of hoofs where traffic is flashing in rows"
Lays foundation for rest of poem
Shows blacksmith is not in a happy time of his life
His job is becoming less important to society
By: Renay Long
Contrasts between the old and modern world
The value of the blacksmiths job
The Octave and the Sestet
Focuses on the equipment and what goes on around the forge
Focuses on the blacksmith himself and the job he performs
"Then grunts and goes in"
"Door into the dark"
"He leans out on the jamb"
Fusing different senses while describing only one.
Continuation of a sentence without pause beyond the end of a line
"The unpredictable fantail of sparks/Or hiss when a new shoe toughens in water"
"Set there immoveable; an altar/Where he expends himself in shape and music"
"Set there immoveable: an altar/Where he expends himself in shape and music"
The anvil represents an altar
Saying the atmosphere is almost holy
"Or hiss when a new shoe toughens in water"
"He leans out on the jamb, recalls a clatter/Of hoofs where traffic is flashing in rows"
Horned as a unicorn