william stafford's poem traveling through the dark, tells a story of man versus nature, through themes and numerous poetic devices in this poem , there are many conflicting themes between man and nature, actions and consequences. Traveling through the dark i found a deer poetry - wikipedia poetry has a long history, dating back to prehistorical times with the creation of hunting poetry in africa, and panegyric and elegiac court poetry were. Students will complete a poetry project after studying different types of poems. Traveling through the dark: william stafford - summary and critical analysis in this poem traveling through the dark the poet william stafford describes how he was moved by the death of a pregnant doe when he was driving a car along the mountain road at night. Traveling through the dark is stafford's most famous, most often anthologized poem it is somewhat atypical, as it tells a story about a real experience in a fairly straightforward way.
Stafford's traveling through the dark: a formalistic interpretation poems can be considered forms of expression that allow the reader to explore the ultimate meaning behind everyday situations william stafford's traveling through the dark is a wonderful example of a dilemma found today. Traveling through the dark keyword after analyzing the system lists the list of traveling through the dark analysis traveling through the dark william stafford. Formerly known as blooming bergs (biography source w/ author) the chimney sweeper: when my mother died when i was very young.
The poem by william stafford, traveling through the dark presents readers with an uncomfortable and rather grim instance of the intersection of the natural world and that of man technology, in this case cars and the man-made road, are seen as something invasive and harmful in this poem. Traveling through the dark by william e stafford | poetry if you have been wondering where the articulate, readable poems have gone in the last third of the 20th century, you might start with [william] stafford, declares victor howes of the christian science monitora pacifist and one of the quiet of the land, as. William stafford s traveling through the dark is beautifully written poem that expresses one of life s most challenging aspects it is the story of a. Traveling through the dark by: william staffordthe speaker in the poem must reflect on what to do about the dead does, he knows that in order to keep other ppl from hitting her & getting into an accident he must push her into the canyon, but the still alive foal weighs on his conscience. Traveling through the dark by william stafford traveling through the dark i found a deer dead on the edge of the wilson river road it is usually best to roll them into the canyon that road is.
Traveling through the dark, in particular, is a poem that really does tell a story in a plain-spoken, direct way even you poetry-haters out there might just find something to like in this one the action all takes place on a mountain road at night. In william stafford's poem traveling through the dark the author is untroubled when he finds a dead deer on the side of a canyon road he accepts it as a common experience, stating it is usually best to roll them into the canyon. The road not taken by robert frost in robert frost's the road not taken, (reprinted in laurence perrine and thomas r arp, sound and senses, 8th ed [san diego: harcourt, 1992] 23) the speaker stands in the woods, considering a fork in the road. In the poem, traveling through the dark, william stafford wrote a first person poetry and tells the readers about his personal experience stafford tells the readers about the accident of the deer. 112 that love is all there is dickinson, emily 1924 complete poems.
Mohammed momin and dominic ajagba present traveling through the dark by william stafford traveling through the dark i found a deer dead on the edge of the wilson river road. Writer on travel through the dark by william stafford the impact of technology on a home schooled education essay e e cummings' poem of simplicity in life essay illustrations. William stafford's traveling through the dark: i am surprised how the poem is always misread the doe 'had stiffened already, almost cold', ie, several hours along since death, which makes it impossible for a fawn to be still alive.
William stafford's poem traveling through the dark examines the killing of a pregnant doe by a hit-and-run driver, and the dilemma faced by the speaker who is also a driver people generally travel in the dark when there is some urgency or when they have some immediate destination to reach. In william stafford's poem traveling through the dark, the persona drives alone at night on an isolated mountain road and happens to encounters a dead deer as depicted in the poem, this anonymous persona is most likely a man since he managed to carry a 200-pound dead deer away from the road.
Page 1 of 35 containing analysis, comments and paraphrases on 'traveling through the dark' by william stafford. Analysis of traveling through the dark traveling through the dark is an 18 line poem, 5 stanzas, 4 of which are quatrains with a couplet at the end there is no full rhyme, no rhyme scheme in fact and the meter (metre in uk) varies somewhat, with iambic pentameter popping up here and there, in lines 7, 10 and 14. William stafford - poet - born in 1914, william stafford's first major collection of poems, traveling through the dark, was published when he was forty-eight years old and won the national book award in 1963. William stafford, traveling through the dark process analysis the mercury reader author.