Saturday, March 16, 2019

Theodore Roethkes Root Cellar Essay -- Root Cellar Theodore Roethke E

Theodore Roethkes Root CellarTheodore Roethke was raised in Michigan, where cities and towns are distort with lakes, streams, and rivers. This atmosphere gave Roethke a mystical reverence for nature, (McMichael, 1615) and allowed him to take a chimerical image and transform it into natural magnificence. A great example of this is Roethkes poem Root Cellar. The poem describes a cellar, which most people would figure to be a death-baring, cold place. Instead, Roethke gives the dungeon life and enchantment. The first class gives the reader an idea that the cellar is awake. In the second kris, there is a description of the plants left in numerous boxes that search for a point of light to help them continue their existence. The plants roots hanging from the crates that are jammed into the small space are portrayed in the third, fourth and fifth part lines. The odor of the cellar is acknowledged in the sixth line. The seventh line describes the aging of the roots. The eighth line de scribes the stems of the plants and gives them more dimensions. The ninth line depicts the cut downs slipperiness. The tenth and eleventh lines describe how all(prenominal)thing in the cellar was onerous to hold on to their life for as long as possible. Roethkes ability of creating imagery in this poem lets the reader visualize every aspect of the cellar.Roethke uses a few different literary modes to help make his imagery. Metaphor and similes are figures of speech in which a word or phrase tha...

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