An Analysis Of The Poem Taxi, By Amy Lowell

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Samerawit Winnie
Dr. Oxendinex
English 1302
27 April 2015
Taxi
The Poem Taxi by Amy Lowell is about the pain of leaving her loved one; the poem describes her emotions as she is figuratively and physically is being taken away from her love in the middle of the night. As she rides away, she is fighting leaving her loved one. Against her separation from her loved one. In the evident love affair, the poet is displays the forces her and the lover to part. She is protesting against her separation from her loved one. As she rides away, she is fighting leaving her loved one. "When I go away from you, the world beats dead, like a slackened drum."(Lines 1-3) My interpretation of this section in the poem is her feelings of her loved one departing from her. As they leave each other "the world beats dead" (line 2) She feels lost and incomplete without her other half. If you compare this to a drum it is like her love has no more rhythm as to a drum that has no beat. "Like a slackened drum" (Line 3) when I read this line I pictured a drum that its seams were no longer tightly stretched, and its sound was dying. When she leaves her loved one it's like the sagging of the drum she begins to fall apart, and her beat dies. We often find ourselves making
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The poet is describing her feelings as a taxi takes her away from her loved one, at night. The evidence is her love affair, the poet is showing the unfairness that forces her and the lover to part. It is pretty clear that as she is carried away in the taxi into the harsh world, she is protesting against her separation from her loved one. The poem emphasizes a theme such as "jutting" stars, "ridges" of wind, streets coming "fast", "pricking" lamps as though the world outside of her relationship is too harsh and hard, and she fears and resents it. She is struggling with the fact that they are apart from each other and that she will soon have to face the world

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