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Need Assistanct Please: The Lamb - William Blake & Disillusionment of Ten O'Clock - Wallace Stevens
Posted by: Klee (24.214.12.---)
Date: November 05, 2008 10:30PM

What is the effect of repetition in this poem?

How would you characterize the diction in this poem? (Low, Middle, or High)(Concrete or Abstract) How is it consistent with the speaker?

What are the connotations of "softest," "bright," "tender," "meek" and "mild"? What do these words imply about the Creator?

Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 11/05/2008 10:44PM by Klee.


Disillusionment of Ten O'Clock - Wallace Stevens
Posted by: Klee (24.214.12.---)
Date: November 05, 2008 10:36PM

What are the connotations of "socks and lace" and "beaded ceintures"? With which character in the poem would you associate these things?

What is the effect of using words and images like "baboons," "periwinkles," "tigers," and "red weather" in lines 11-15? Who will dream of these things?

Explain the term "disillusionment" and explore its relation to the point that this poem makes about dreams, images, and imagination.


Re: Need Assistanct Please: The Lamb - William Blake & Disillusionment of Ten O'Clock - Wallace Stevens
Posted by: IanAKB (203.217.80.---)
Date: November 06, 2008 04:59AM

Klee, it would be thoughtful if you took the trouble to post these poems in the thread, as they are only short. Here's one of them.

Disillusionment of Ten O’Clock

The houses are haunted
By white night-gowns.
None are green,
Or purple with green rings,
Or green with yellow rings,
Or yellow with blue rings.
None of them are strange,
With socks of lace
And beaded ceintures.
People are not going
To dream of baboons and periwinkles.
Only, here and there, an old sailor,
Drunk and asleep in his boots,
Catches tigers
In red weather.

-- Wallace Stevens.

Some comments that might be useful here:

www.cs.rice.edu/~ssiyer/minstrels/poems/154.html

and here:

[en.wikipedia.org]


Re: Need Assistanct Please: The Lamb - William Blake & Disillusionment of Ten O'Clock - Wallace Stevens
Posted by: IanAKB (203.217.80.---)
Date: November 06, 2008 05:11AM

And here's the other poem:

The Lamb

Little Lamb, who made thee?
    Dost thou know who made thee?
Gave thee life, and bid thee feed
By the stream and o'er the mead;
Gave thee clothing of delight;
Softest clothing, wooly, bright;
Gave thee such a tender voice,
Making all the vales rejoice?
    Little Lamb, who made thee?
    Dost thou know who made thee?

    Little Lamb, I'll tell thee,
    Little Lamb, I'll tell thee:
He is called by thy name,
For he calls himself a Lamb.
He is meek, and he is mild;
He became a little child.
I a child, and thou a lamb,
We are called by His name.
    Little Lamb, God bless thee!
    Little Lamb, God bless thee!

-- William Blake


Re: Need Assistanct Please: The Lamb - William Blake & Disillusionment of Ten O'Clock - Wallace Stevens
Posted by: IanAKB (203.217.80.---)
Date: November 06, 2008 05:17AM

Klee,

How about you having a go at answering some of the questions you have been asked, and posting your proposed answers?

Don't worry whether you get them 'right' or 'wrong'. There's no absolute right or wrong in these matters. The answers can be your opinions, so long as you have some reason for them.


Re: Need Assistanct Please: The Lamb - William Blake & Disillusionment of Ten O'Clock - Wallace Stevens
Posted by: Klee (24.214.12.---)
Date: November 06, 2008 05:44PM

So sorry I did not realize I needed to post the poem. I sincerely apologize. I am new to this site so forgive my lack of knowledge. I am currently gathering information on the questions I have proposed. I read over some of the postings yesterday and was quite intrigued by the interpretations/opinions posted by those of you that have "come to the rescue" of the other's that have requested assistance.


Re: Need Assistanct Please: The Lamb - William Blake & Disillusionment of Ten O'Clock - Wallace Stevens
Posted by: Klee (24.214.12.---)
Date: November 06, 2008 09:37PM

Worked on them for quite some time and by George, I think I have it, but thanks for your valuable assistance. It was just the encouragement I needed.

Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 11/08/2008 06:23PM by Klee.


Re: Need Assistanct Please: The Lamb - William Blake & Disillusionment of Ten O'Clock - Wallace Stevens
Posted by: IanAKB (203.217.82.---)
Date: November 09, 2008 08:35AM

Thanks, Klee. I came back to this thread intending to say that your post of proposed answers about 'The Lamb' looked to be on the right track, but you have now edited them out. That's fine. They are your homework, and you don't have to leave them there. I'm glad you feel you have been able to complete the assigned tasks satisfactorily. Well done.

Ian




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