Thursday, January 14, 2010

Woman At The Wall

The woman is grieving because she has lost her son in the war. Emotions that are shown through the poem are deep sorrow and suffering. I really like how the poem personifies what the woman does, such as putting her arm around the name's shoulder. The personification emphasizes to the reader just how badly the woman yearns for her son to really be there. I have also lost loved ones, which helps me relate to the woman, especially in losing my father. It is the worst thing in the world to lose someone who is close to you. The pain is indescribable. Coming to reality with a death takes great time; the fact that it is permanent is so awful. I think that this is what the woman is suffering over within the poem.

4 comments:

Jimmy Wall said...

I had a similar theory about the meaning of the poem, i believe that the woman was dealing with the loss of a loved one.

Seth said...

I also thought it was her son that she had lost.

mikelohre said...

sidney; it is really sad to hear about the loss of your father, and i agree, it is one of the worst things to experience in life. i agree, it's the permanance in the poem of the loss that is so powerful. good job connecting to a poem, as even though it carries sadness, it's a real part of life, and worth talking about for sure.

Kelsey Tiberi said...

I don't know if I took this poem as her loosing her son, I took it as waiting to see if her son was going off to war.