Three Reasons Why I'm Going to Kick Butt on this AP Exam
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|Meaning|| Time is everlasting and the nature of it is compared towards human conditions. It journeys through using three voices, which relates time through several metaphors. |
|The essence of time continues to change life and affects everyone in its grasp. (I'm not exactly sure about how to word this)|
|Structural Parts||Three narrators. First person narrative, clocks, and the lovers. Each one has stanzas explaining it's own connection with time and its attitude towards it.|
|Climax|| "But all the clocks in the city|
Began to whirr and chime:
'O let not Time deceive you,
You cannot conquer Time."
|Other Parts|| (What?) |
|Skeleton|| It holds a strong emotional path and then curves into that of sadness. It becomes bitter and transforms into disappointment. |
| Love poem at first but then it becomes that of a nature poem. |
|Tone||The tone is rather grave, yet, bold.|
|Agency||Time is the main agent in this poem.|
|Roads Not Taken|| I can imagine someone altering the message of the poem by changing the perspective of the narrator. They could definitely change who the speaker is. |
|Speech Acts|| Author's speech at first is casual as if merely explaining a walk to the park. Then the speech is that of longing and of passion. It switches a warning towards the clocks of time and it's forever turning hand. It's almost like a plea towards the readers. (I'm not very good at identifying the speech so this is all I can explain) |
|Outer and Inner Structural|
|There are fifteen stanzas and each have four lines. Rhyming every other sentence and in constant motion. The connected words found in the poem are all having to do with nature such as water and land.|
|Imagination||The author's use of metaphors made this piece very imaginative as he used words of naturalistic beauty to get his point across.|
TPCASTT: Poem Analysis Method:
title, paraphrase, connotation, diction,
attitude, tone, shift(s), title revisited and
Titleof poem means
Don't go willingly into whatever comes up (which could be anything). Fight for what's right.
Paraphraseparts of the Poem
Men live their lives all differently, even though they are categorized as wise, good, wild, grave, etc., but they all fight against death. Even his father must fight against it.
Connotationof some of the words – changing literal meaning to implied or associated values
Author telling us to try and resist death and hold out longer because life must be cherished and even though death is inevitable, keep on fighting.
AttitudeWhat is the attitude of the author, characters or yourself?
The attitude is full of hope, yet I found it to be filled with melancholy and of depression. The author holds a tone of desperation towards those he speaks to, which was poignant and upset.
ShiftAt first we think or feel one way – then there is a shift: identify the shifts and explain them
The shift happened, in my opinion, at the last stanza. The author led his readers to believe that he was speaking in general towards those men who all must face death one day, but the shift suddenly takes a turn when the author mentions his father specifically, which alters the perspective of the readers.
Title revisitedAny new insights on meaning or significance of title?
Fight against your opponent, even if you know you cannot win. Show your strength and take charge in life. Live it to the fullest.