The Juggler Poem

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The poem “The juggler” describes how the tricks the juggler acts out for the crowd amaze and intrigue them. In the poem “The Juggler” by Richard Wilbur, the author uses imagery, figurative language and tone to describe the juggler as someone who brings happiness and fun to others.
The use of imagery, figurative language, and tone are used to describe the juggler and reveal the speaker’s own views about the world.
In the poem the author uses imagery to describe the juggler’s appearance and the tricks he is accomplishing in his show. Richard says, “it takes a sky-blue juggler with five red balls...to shake our gravity up.” (lines 6-7). The author describes the juggler as being the color blue and having 5 red balls during his show. He also that it took “a sky-blue juggler… to shake our gravity up.”(lines 6-7). By saying this the audience is able to get an insight into the life of the speaker; we are able to see that not a lot of things happen in the speaker's life that make the speaker happy. Moreover, Richard Wilbur shows the reader on of the tricks the juggler is doing. He says, “ Oh, on his toe the table is turning, the broom’s Balancing up on his nose, and the plate whirls. On the tip of the broom!” (lines 9-21). We can see the juggler as he is performing his great trick and how the crowd is happy and amazed at his trick when the author says, “ Damn, what a show,we cry…” ( line 21). Having the crowd cheer at the juggler completes his trick of the balancing act showed that
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