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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Analysis Of The School Boy By William Blake

For broader understanding,
[naijapoets recommend you read:- The Summary and Themes Of The Schoolboy]

The Poem
"I love to rise in a summer morn,
Where the birds sing on every tree;
The distant huntsman winds his horn,
And the skylark sings with me:
O what sweet company!

But to go to school in a summer morn
O it drives all joy way!
Under a cruel eye outworn,
The little one spends the day
In sighing
and dismay.

And then at times I drooping sit..." the poem went on to reach six stanzas of equal lines. Each of the stanza has five lines that look ABABB.

Figures Of Speech
(a) Repetition of "summer morn", "sit", "how can", "joy", "sing", "droop", "spring", "day", "dismay".
(b) Imagery can be of sight, smell, touch, etc. "distant huntsman winds", "cruel eye outworn", "times I drooping sit".
(c) Personification and Metaphor in line 2, 17, 19, 20, 28, 30.
(d) Rhetorical Questions and Exclamations in line 5, line 17, line 20, line 27, line 30.
(e) Symbolisms where bird symbolized youth, summer more symbolized youthful days, winter symbolized adulthood.

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Samuel C. Enunwa aka samueldpoetry
(the Leo with wings flying)

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