Stafford Traveling Through the Dark Essay

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  • Essay about Traveling Through the Dark by William Stafford

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    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

  • Saving Lives in "Traveling through the Dark" by William Stafford

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    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

  • `` Piano `` By D. H. Lawrence And Traveling Through The Dark By William Stafford

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    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

  • `` Piano `` By D. H. Lawrence And Traveling Through The Dark By William Stafford

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    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

  • William Stafford “Traveling Through the Dark” & Robert Frost “the Road Not Taken”

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    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

  • Traveling Through The Dark And Woodchucks Analysis

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    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”

  • `` Piano `` By D. H. Lawrence And Traveling Through The Dark

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    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

  • William Stafford's Traveling Through the Dark Essay

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    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

  • Dark Days Are The Worst Day Analysis

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    Dark Days are the Worst Days When reading poems, one is sure to notice the similarities between the topics that the authors choose to write about. Thinking about this makes sense because we are all human and the day to day challenges we face are all similar. Some topics one might be familiar with include, love, and death, two things that almost everyone can relate to in life. Two authors that focus on the topic of death are, William Stafford a male poet born in 1914, and Mary Oliver a female poet

  • Compare Woodchucks And Traveling Through The Dark

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    by Maxine Kumin and “Traveling through the Dark” by William Stafford depict two similar cruel interactions with animals. Both poems feature a narrator who treats wild animals as lesser beings for the “greater good”. However, the narrators do not share the same intentions and guilt. In the end though, both speakers show that they believe they are in a position of higher value than these animals. In “Woodchucks” by Maxine Kumin and “Traveling through the Dark” by William Stafford, use of diction, imagery

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