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All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace

project for english 1
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Janae Robinson

on 2 December 2012

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Transcript of All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace

All Watched Over By
Machines Of Loving Grace By Richard Brautigan Theme Work Cited Title Attitude Shifts Figurative Language Biographical Information Paraphase Title Prediction Richard Brautigan We thought that the poem was about machines watching over people and also the balance between nature and technology. This poem is about nature and technology intertwining into the universe for humans common good. When nature and technology exist it helps us become free of our labors and supports the common good. Simile:
"... mutually
programming harmony
like pure water
touching clear sky." Earnest: intense, a sincere state of mind
Quote:
"I like to think
(Right now, please!!!!)" (Lines 9 and 10) The author gets more urgent as the poem goes on. He uses "I like to think" at the beginning of each stanza, showing that he is changing his thoughts each time. We think the title relates to the poem really well because it shows how nature and technology can live in peace. Also how we are all depended on technology and nature sometimes in order to be free of our labors. One theme of this poem is that two completely different things can come together to make something beautiful.

Another theme of the poem is that men are to busy with their labors that they don’t have time to truly enjoy nature. "Richard Brautigan." Wikipedia. N.p., 18 Nov. 2012. Web. 28 Nov. 2012. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Brautigan>.
"All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace." N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Nov. 2012. <http://allpoetry.com/poem/8508991-All_Watched_Over_By_Machines_Of_Loving_Grace-by-Richard_Brautigan>. Project By: Kelyn, Shelby, and Janae He was born on January 30th, 1935 in Tacoma, Washington. His occupation in life was a poet, short story writer and a novelist. The genre's that he was noted for were fabulation, satire and black comedy. His most known works are Trout Fishing in America, In Watermelon Sugar, Willard and His Bowling Trophies: A Perverse Mystery and The Tokyo-Montana Express. Sadly in Bolinas, California on September 14th, 1984 he shot himself in the head with a .44 magnum gun. Yet wasn't found until more than a month later. Reflectvive: illustrating inner most thought and emotions
Quote:
"I like to think
(and the sooner the better)" (Lines 1 and 2) Jovial: happy
Quote:
".....and all watched over by machines of loving grace" (Lines 24 and 25)
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