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I Love the Hour Just Before My initial reaction to this poem was that I share the same emotions the author expresses throughout the poem. IVe been in a situation where you’re getting ready for an event or something similar to that and you become anxious for the event to start. That’s how I felt while reading this poem.
His last lines were, “Everything waiting. Even the wine barely breathing. ” The anxiety of the event to start is causing everyone to be nervous.
The most interesting line in the poem that I liked was the third line, “Pulling on boots, fixing their hair, planning what to say if she’s there, picking a pluckier lipstick, ehearsing a Joke with a stickpin in it, doing the last minute fumbling one does before leaving for the night like tying up the dog or turning on the yard light.
” This entire sentence I can relate too. This sounds exactly like me and my friends before we are going out somewhere and we want to look perfect and make sure everything is going to run smoothly.
The most meaningful word in the poem to me was the second word “party. ” This sets the whole theme for the poem. With each sentence after that word you understand why they are doing what they are doing and why they are so anxious when they arrive.
Black Laws My initial reaction to this poem was that I did not like it. I re-read this poem many times, and I simply Just don’t understand what the author means. It’s confusing to me. I know based on the title that it has to do with black culture, but I do not understand the story that the author is trying to tell.
I think the most interesting line in the poem as well as the most provocative line is, “They already shot the black boy on the road for dying without their permission. ” This line doesn’t make sense to me. The black boy couldn’t have died without their permission because he didn’t die until he was shot. It was very ironic how it was ritten, but this line stood out to me more than any other. Fall Parties My initial reaction to this poem was surprised. I was surprised that the title is Fall Parties, and the author of this poem does a lot of comparing fall parties to summer parties that have passed.
When I re-read this poem, I then understood that even though her summer parties were fun while they lasted, they don’t compare to her excitement for fall parties to start where she can, “snort your (fall’s) mulling spices” and wear both, “scuffed boots, scarves with cigarette holes. ” Fall is personally one of my Tavorlte seasons, so Delng aDle to read tnls poem aoout now exclt a sne Is Tor season to start made me excited also. The most interesting line in this poem to me was, “I’ll snort your mulling spices. This line stood out to me because it reminds me of a candle that my mother purchases every fall and lights in the house. I love the smell, and it’s only lit in the fall season, so I can relate to the poet in wanting to Just snort the mulling spices. The most provocative phrase to me in this poem is the phrase, “Goodbye, summer. ” It is ironic to me that she is expressing the emotion of goodbye to a season, but at the same time it makes complete sense in the context of the poem. I ppreciate that she used this phrase in this context.
Because I cannot remember my first kiss My initial reaction to this poem was shocked. I thought this poem was going to simply be about a man who couldn’t remember receiving his first kiss, but instead it was about him learning the meaning of touch as a young 8-year-old by watching one of his idols kiss women on stage. While reading this poem, I could really feel how the author was feeling as he was sitting on his couch watching his colored TV as this was going on. I felt like I was sitting right next to him. The imagery made the poem feel so real as if I was experiencing it along side him.
I really enjoyed reading this poem. The most interesting line in this poem to me was the last line, “Tom Jones pointed to the women and said touch and the new color TV made everything shimmer with promise so my eight year old body preened and stretched itself against the ecstatic couch and dreamed of what tomorrow could be like if I could make touch mean so many things, if I could make a building or a body coo like this. ” This line Just emphasizes all the emotions that he felt as he watched Tom Jones go from women to women kissing them on the TV.
For me reading this poem, it was a twist in the story or me when the author said that he was 8-years-old because I couldn’t believe that an 8-year-old was having these emotions, or even watching this on TV in the first place. I think the most provocative word used throughout the poem is the word “touch. ” Everyone knows what the generic definition of “touch” is, but the author describes it as something completely different, and it gives the word such a different meaning throughout the rest of the poem for the reader to relate too and truly understand where the author is coming from.
Evangelize Your Love My initial reaction to the poem was confused. I had to re-read this poem a few imes, and I still don’t think I fully grasped the concept. I think it is about a women and a man who got into something before they could handle it resulting in having a kid, but I’m not positive. Overall, I don’t really like this poem. The most interesting line in this poem to me was the last line, “How can I live like this? the three of them in unison. This threw a curve ball at me the first time I was reading the poem because it brought to my attention that the story throughout the poem wasn’t Just aoout a man ana a women’s rocky relatlonsnlp, out Instead was a third character involved, maybe a child? To me, the most provocative word or phrase was, “In year three, the sex fizzled and we broke up. Then we got married. ” To me, this phrase was so ironic. Throughout the entire poem the poet is describing a couple that simply has lost interest in each other, but towards the end they decide to get married and there is a third character involved?
This poem confused me very much. One shies at the Prospect of Raising Yet Another Defense of Cannibalism My initial reaction to this poem was curious. I couldn’t tell if throughout the poem the author was actually talking about a movie, or if he was using metaphors to ompare the “movie” to an actual prostitute or a human. I like that throughout the poem you understand what the poet means, and what he is trying to say, and how he feels during it, but at the same time you still don’t truly know who he is talking about.
I think the most interesting line is, cant kiss a movie,’ Jean Luc Godard said, and this is mostly true, in that you cannot initiate the kiss. ” This is a great way to start the poem and leave the reader being curious. Everyone knows that you can’t kiss a poem, so this leaves the reader wondering where the poet is going to travel throughout the rest of the poem. I liked that the first line had me wanting to read more. The most provocative word throughout the entire poem to me was the word “movie. ” Throughout the entire poem, you read the word and understood what “movie” means, but you never truly knew what the author meant by the word.
At some points I thought he really did mean the literal meaning of “movie” but other times I wasn’t sure if he was using it to compare toa person. Overall, I liked the metaphors used in this poem. The Problem of Hands My initial reaction to this poem was the unusual title. I wanted to understood what the poem meant by the way that the title portrayed it to be. As I read this poem a few times, I then understood that the author’s problem with hands is that she likes to get too close to paintings, and it would bother the guards at the museums or other people trying to look at the same paintings.
So in this case, this author’s problem with hands is that they are open and want to get close to certain items. The most interesting line to me was the last line, “Here you come with your open hands. ” I felt that this was a great way to end the poem, after she titles the poem “The Problem of Hands” and she is discussing all that she has done with paintings nd making the guards nervous, for her to end the poem with that lines puts the entire poem into perspective for me. I now understand that the problem with hands is that she likes to keep her hands open and get too close to valuable paintings that she shouldn’t.
The most provocative word to me in this poem was the word “hands. ” I would never view tne word “nanas” as Delnga proDlem until tne autnor aescrlDes now It can be. It opened my perspective to how the author feels, and how her hands have caused her to get in trouble. Toad My initial reaction to this poem was that I enjoyed reading it. I like how the title is simple, and in the beginning she talks about a dead toad that got ran over on the street, and switches over to a live toad, and then all of a sudden all of these memories of her father come back.
It was a good flow of events to read from my perspective. Every sentence worked together smoothly and seemed to flow nicely while telling a story. The most interesting line in the poem to me was, “Sometimes we’d come upon a toad flattened by a car tire, pressed into the softened pitch, its arms spread out a little like Jesus, and it was now part of the surface of the road, part of the road’s story. I loved this view of a dead toad. Normally when I see a dead animal on the road, I think it’s gross, and try not to look at it.
But, IVe never looked at it like this poet described, so to me this was very interesting. I think the most provocative phrase to me was the end of the poem when it says, “l feel the quickening pulse through its underbelly. Hooded eyes, molasses-tingled, unexpressive, the seam of its mouth glued shut. ” I love how she returns to describing the toad at the end of the poem, this time describing the live toad that she has captured. I think this is a very positive way to end the poem.