Stafford Traveling Through the Dark Essay

Sort By:
Page 1 of 4 - About 36 essays
  • Good Essays

    Traveling Through the Dark by William Stafford In his poem, "Traveling Through the Dark," William Stafford presents the reader with the difficulty of one man's choice. Immediately, the scene is set, with the driver, who is "traveling though the dark" (line 1) coming upon a recently killed deer. At first, his decision with what to do with the deer is easy; he knows he must push it off the edge for the safety of other motorists, but then, a closer examination of the deer reveals to the man

    • 1096 Words
    • 5 Pages
    • 1 Works Cited
    Good Essays
  • Decent Essays

    situation can be unnoticeable and you would have to think about it and observe the details. The poem "Traveling through the Dark" by William Stafford is about making the right decisions and saving lives. In this poem, the speaker will tell us the story of how he made the correct decision and saved the life of many people. "Traveling through the dark I found a deer

    • 539 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Good Essays

    D. H. Lawrence, an English writer, and William Stafford, an American writer, lived and wrote at different times but their chosen subjects were often similar. “Piano” written by D. H. Lawrence and “Traveling through the Dark” by William Stafford show remarkable similarities and differences about their experiences and emotions. Although Lawrence and Stafford are both respected poets, their writing styles, and expectations for readers differ significantly. While Lawrence maintains a feeling of nostalgia

    • 1288 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    D. H. Lawrence, an English author, and William Stafford, an American writer, lived and wrote at different times but their chosen subjects were often similar. “Piano” written by D. H. Lawrence and “Traveling through the Dark” by William Stafford show remarkable similarities and differences in their experiences and emotions. Although Lawrence and Stafford are both respected poets, their writing styles, and expectations for readers differ significantly. While Lawrence maintains a feeling of nostalgia

    • 1224 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Ismael Gonzalez Professor Edwards February 24, 2013 William Stafford “Traveling Through the Dark” & Robert Frost “The Road Not Taken” In Robert Frost “The Road Not Taken” we can see how many different aspects of life decision making comes in the form of symbolisms. “Two roads diverge in a yellow wood. And sorry I couldn’t not travel both” This showing use how unwilling the character is of not making a right decision, this is centered on how life can come with certain choices one must make

    • 1432 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Good Essays

    humans, the poems “Traveling through the Dark” and “Woodchucks” both analyze this relationship with unique insightfulness. William Stafford, the author of “Traveling through the Dark,” depicts an accidental encounter with a dead deer on the road, while Maxine Kumin, the author of “Woodchucks,” invites the readers to witness a hateful holocaust against woodchucks. Although focusing on similar topics with regard to human’s reaction towards the death of animals, “Traveling through the Dark” and “Woodchucks”

    • 949 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    D. H. Lawrence, and English writer, and William Stafford, an American writer lived and wrote at different times but their subject matter is often similar. “Piano” written by D. H. Lawrence and “Traveling through the Dark” by William Stafford demonstrate remarkable similarity, each written about experiences that describe emotions, however in very different ways. Although Lawrence and Stafford are both respected poets, their writing styles, and expectations for readers differ significantly. While

    • 1284 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    William Edgar Stafford was born in Hutchinson, Kansas in 1914. He lived in Garden City, Liberal and El Dorado. After graduating from Liberal High School, he attended and graduated from the University of Kansas in 1947 earning a master’s degree in English. After leaving his native Kansas, he lived in Oregon for 45 years and taught for more than 30 years at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. During his lifetime, Stafford published more than 60 collections of poetry and prose assuming the position

    • 2194 Words
    • 9 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    “Traveling through the Dark” is a poem written by William Stafford. William Stafford was born in Hutchinson, Kansas in 1914. In 1948, he moved with his wife and four children to Oregon to teach at Lewis and Clarke College. He published “Traveling through the Dark” in 1962 and won the very first book award in 1963. In 1970, Stafford was named the Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress, which is known as the Poet Laureate("William Stafford Archives”). He passed away in 1933from a heart attack

    • 1277 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Profound Meaning in William Stafford's Traveling Through the Dark The power of the poet is not only to convey an everyday scene into a literary portrait of words, but also to interweave this scene into an underlying theme. The only tool the poet has to wield is the word. Through a careful placement and selection of words, the poet can hopefully make his point clear, but not blatantly obvious. Common themes of poems are life, death, or the conflicting forces thereto. This theme could never possibly

    • 1176 Words
    • 5 Pages
    • 1 Works Cited
    Good Essays
Previous
Page1234