Spoon River Anthology (Monologue)

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Critical Analysis on building your monologue Jonathan Swift Somers 1. AFTER you have enriched your soul 2. To the highest point, 3. With books, thought, suffering, the understanding of many personalities, 4 .The power to interpret glances, silences, 5. The pauses in momentous transformations, 6. The genius of divination and prophecy; 7. So that you feel able at times to hold the world 8. In the hollow of your hand; 9. Then, if, by the crowding of so many powers 10. Into the compass of your soul, 11. Your soul takes fire, 12. And in the conflagration of your soul 13. The evil of the world is lighted up and made clear-- 14. Be thankful if in that hour of supreme vision 15. Life does not fiddle. When viewing over Spoon…show more content…
The suffering doesn’t end intellectually as he continuously thinks about (“Thoughts” Line 3) the further away he is becoming to achieving his life as aspirations his interactions with other people begin to worsen as his “Suffering” begins to take course through his whole body and becomes visible to everybody in plain sight. “The understanding of many personalities” in line 3 is defined as asking various people’s opinions as to what should he do, either chase his passions or live his life as his family has set it. Now we need to interpret lines 4, 5 and 6 4 .The power to interpret glances, silences, 5. The pauses in momentous transformations, 6. The genius of divination and prophecy; In line 4 what his mean by the “power” is the ability to when placed in context with the words “interpret glances” and “Silences” means the ability to interpret each glance and silence from people that he ask for advice from. (Be it negative or positive) In line 5 the words that are important to point out here are “Pauses”, “Momentous” and “Transformations”. The word “Pauses” is plural which indicates that this person has more than one pause in their life but pause about what? When related to the word “Momentous” it becomes apparent that these pauses are huge and contain importance. Especially when the word
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