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    ENGL 1302 April 8, 2011 “The lesson of the moth” Analysis by Don Marquis The title of this poem by Don Marquis is "The Lesson of the Moth" because it is a poem about the thoughts of a moth and his outlook on life. The overall poem would be considered argumentative being the moth is trying to inform the man that he should live his life and let his hair down a little more instead of relishing the everyday routines of life. This is shown in paragraph 3 when the moth says “But we get bored with the

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    The Lesson of the Moth Jack Thurman Prof Cole Bellamy Week 2 In the poem “The Lesson of The Moth”, Don Marquis tells a story of a moth, an insect that have a strange habit of being attracted to the bright light or fire. The story is being told by a fictional character named Archy who is reincarnated author. The character finds the moth trying to break into a light bulb to get the light inside; when he asks why he is doing this, the moth gives an incredibly profound statement: “It is better

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    The suicide of the moth, the immolation on a cigar lighter, is a literal presentation of his ideas for life. In the poem “Lesson of the Moth” by Don Marquis, two conflicting opinions about life face each other. There is a cockroach named “archy” that thinks you should live your life as long as you can, and an unnamed moth that wants to live life to the fullest, even if it means dying early. The “lesson” in this poem is that there are several conflicting ideas to everything. Throughout the story

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    The Lesson of Life Every living thing on this earth has at least one thing in common, life. Every person/creature chooses to live their lives in their own way. If one should reach the short poem “the lesson of the moth” they would see two very different views on how one should live their life. Some people choose to live like the safe Roach, some people choose to live like the rash moth, and some people choose to live with a beautiful blend of the two. The roach in this story is the writer of this

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    The poem “the lesson of the moth” written by Don Marquis, reflects many ideas found in Transcendentalism and in the story of Chris McCandless. The poem focuses in on the beauty of life. It suggests that “we get bored with the routine” (Marquis 18). This relates to many Transcendentalist beliefs which are represented throughout multiple of Emerson and Thoreau's pieces. Transcendentalism has many core beliefs such as: individualism, going into nature, trusting one’s self, and living a minimalistic

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    perfectly describes a setting, character, or situation. Virginia Woolf’s “The Death of the Moth” is no exception. This essay contains several important analogies that help the reader picture what’s happening. This imagery adds to the meaning of the work as a whole by converting the seemingly pleasant descriptions to realizations about the nature of death. Most of the imagery in “The Death of the Moth” describes the moth itself. “It was as if someone had taken a tiny bead of pure life and decking it as

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    The essay The Death of the Moth by Virginia Woolf, is a piece of literature that describes the physical struggle of a dying moth and also, an inner struggle that the writer is experiencing as well. Through these struggles that each of the characters in the story endures, the audience sees a connection through both subjects. Analyzing and describing this complex essay structure can be done by evaluating the meaning and metaphors used by the author to portray the message of the story, which will

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    The Moths

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    Learning Lessons Through Death In the short story, “The Moths”, the narrator, a fourteen year old girl, assumes the responsibility of taking care of her cancerous and dying Abuelita. Her Abuelita is the only person who understands the narrator and the only person she feels she can turn to. After having followed man’s rules for so many years, Abuelita passes away. All the moths that lived inside her are freed and the narrator learns some life lessons. Helena Maria Viramontes uses symbolism and setting

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    The Death Of The Moth

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    In her essay “The Death of the Moth”, Virginia Woolf depicts the struggle of life confronting death through the death of a moth. Woolf sees a moth flying in “a pleasant morning, mid-September, mild, benignant” (385). She uses this soft autumnal description of her morning to emphasize the beauty of life and the happiness one feels while being alive; however, she uses the moth to represent life itself and show its own struggles: “ [the moth] tried to fly across...the window-pane”, but “he failed” (386)

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    Throughout “The Death of the Moth,” the main theme is derived from the observation and recognition. By observing the moth’s little movement to revive, Woolf recognizes the connection between life and death, and the receptive attitude towards the death. As a human, we usually do not really care or learn a lesson from a moth’s behavior. We usually think a moth is a little, insignificant creature. However, as if our thoughts are wrong, Woolf highly values the moth’s endless tries to avoid the death

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