Eng125 Reading Response to a Poem: Boy at the Window

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Reading response to a poem: Richard Wilbur Boy at the window D. Jones ENG125 July 1, 2012 For: Jennifer Miller Reading response to a poem: Richard Wilbur Boy at the window When one is considered naïve, it has been thought to determine one as “having or showing a lack of experience, judgment, or information; credulous” (www.dictionary.com). In Richard Wilburs’ poem, Boy at the Window, Wilbur uses simple form language to paint the image of the boy staring out the window at the snowman. In the beginning of the poem, Wilbur reveals two characters, one a snowman and the other a young boy. Both characters in the poem seem to have a connection to each other, and may even consider themselves, friends. Perhaps the boy may have…show more content…
The boy took comfort in believing that if the snowman were rescued by bringing the snowman in the house, the snowman would be saved. The snowman believed that by staying outside, no harm would come to him and he was not alone or afraid of the incoming weather, because he had nothing to fear of living outside alone and in the dark. The boy and the snowman lived two diverse lives, one that could never be meshed together because of the scientific fact that one character lived a cold life and the other character lived a life in which there was warmth. References Clugston, R.W. 2010. Journey into Literature. Retrieved from https://content.ashford.edu/books/AUENG125.10.2/sections/sec9.1 Naïve. 2012. In dictionary.com Retrieved on July 1, 2012 from www.dictionary.com Ichheiser, G. (1943), MISINTERPRETATIONS OF PERSONALITY IN EVERYDAY LIFE AND THE PSYCHOLOGIST'S FRAME OF REFERENCE. Journal of Personality, 12: 145–160. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-6494.1943.tb01953.x Retrieved from

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