The Poem “Morning” By Frank O’Hara Is About The Poet Missing

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The poem “Morning” by Frank O’Hara is about the poet missing someone and is unable to live without them. The poem can also mean reliving the life one used to have with someone, and suddenly doesn’t know how to go about life without thinking of them. The poem starts with the poet declaring his love for the person, but he is unable to go about life without thinking of that person. He misses the person, and he starts to think about what they are doing. He ends the poem begging the person not to leave him. The poem suggests that losing the person you love is like losing all happiness. In the poem O’Hara frequently uses lines such as, “I love you always” and “I miss you always” these lines are similar to repetition. The lines are similar in …show more content…

O’Hara focuses more on comparisons, but uses them in an interesting way. The comparisons are ones that are a bit confusing, and not as romantic as other poems. The first comparison in the poem is, “the buses glow like clouds” which is a bit confusing. Clouds don’t glow, and the line seems to just pop up out of nowhere. The next line and the previous line do not seem to fall in with this comparison. Perhaps the poet wrote this line for the person as an inside reference, but this comparison can leave the audience confused. The second comparison, “the car is as empty as a bicycle” is another interesting comparison. The line causes the reader to pause on this comparison, wondering how a car can be compared to a bicycle. The line could mean that a car is meant for more people, and without his true love with him it feels as if he is riding bicycle which is meant for only one person. These comparisons are quirky and stop that fast flow. O’Hara might write these quirky comparisons to match the personality of the poet or the person they are writing about. The reader slows down on these comparisons which helps the poet be heard instead of rushed through. The comparisons bring together the poem and the feelings created. The poem lacks many of the inclinations that Koch discusses in Chapter Three. O’Hara almost puts away all personification and lies to make sure that everyone pays more attention to the emotion. He uses these emotions to ensure the

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