The decisions we make at that time is what life is about. He must choose between the fawn and the other people either way he can not be sure he saves anyone, even if he trys he may not be able to save the fawn or leaving the deer there might not cause others to swerve and die. In the end a choice had to be made. Both poems use strong verbs to communicate the point effectively as possible. Please do not consider them as professional advice and refer to your instructor for the same.
Not everyone has the moral capability of stopping to think of the consequences but this is one of the main points or facts of the poem. 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. Note also the gothic setting the classic lonely dark highway. The poem's popularity is due in part to the fact that, like many of his poems, it couples a conversational tone with good old-fashioned story telling. The man is on a road, representative of human technology, that sticks out into the wilderness. This idea is made especially clear in the last verse.
I stood in the glare of the warm exhaust turning red; around our group I could hear the wilderness listen. He finds the dead deer. Then after the deer is dumped into the river, with the baby still in it we are forced to begin to think about why the speaker would just kill an innocent baby. After thinking seriously, he pushed her into the river. The car represents technology while the doe is nature. We get to put ourselves in the speaker's position and ask ourselves what we would do. His way of looking at life may be the easiest way of all ways to look at life; you do what everyone else does unless it is a matter of importance.
My fingers touching her side brought me the reason— her side was warm; her fawn lay there waiting, alive, still, never to be born. Why does this poem appear to look like a sonnet? The first stanza happens when the speaker describing their failed attempt to eliminate the pest. Because while I agree with him that what's both personal and valid doesn't come from a preexisting personality of the poet, I claim that I can listen better than he can to this particular poem precisely because of a familiarity with the poet that does preexist in my own mind. But in the fourth stanza he does not say anything about the deer. Could it have been saved? Any ideas or tips that I could use? Does it add to the meaning? Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1976. The poet's removal of the obstacle, however, is attended with irony and, through the images of the poem, a sense of self-incrimination.
Luckily, we, as readers, are equipped with the knowledge to identify the poetic devices. Furthermore, river is symbol of mother since life in the Earth began from water. Stafford's ordering of these words takes the reader from a calm feeling in the first line, to a gloomy feeling in the second. Sorry, but copying text is forbidden on this website! The images, however, are not surreal, and the poem itself remains consistently an objective narration. The poem 'Traveling Through the Dark' is about a man who was traveling along a road at night when he came upon a dead deer at the edge of the road. The protagonist, which I believe is a male, due to the fact that he was able to drag and push the heavy deer, is left with a choice to… 539 Words 3 Pages details. The engine too was making a purr sound as if it was expressing its contentment and enjoying the moment.
Here, I think he knew he had literally traveled through the dark and now both ends of the Kansas line are home. Modern technology is tearing nature apart - what man relies on — if it continues perhaps the end for man could be through its own fault and creations. In the beginning, the poet is moved deeply by the fawn but at the end, we find he ends the life of the fawn by pushing its mother down into the river. I think this view of the poem is what stafford envisioned. The driver who killed the deer is an example of this theme. The poem is about a man driving on a narrow road at night and his internal conflict triggered by an encounter with a dead deer along the road. Why does this poem appear to look like a sonnet? The narrator is acting for us all through his choice.
He alone must decide the fate of the fawn. This is because river has certain meaning via which poet shows his desires. The title is symbolical as well. One could miss said theme if looking too deep or taking the poem at face value. People are more concerned with their well being and safety. The narrator mentioned that the road was narrow and fatal accidents have already happened along that road 'to swerve might make more dead' so it was usually best to roll the deers into the canyon.
While we are living, how do we act responsibly as part of the natural world? He came across a dead deer lying upon a road and without any thought or consideration the first thing he wants to do is push it off the side. Frost does this through the use of diction, the use of figure of speech, and the use of imagery. Her belly is still warm: the doe is pregnant, and the fawn inside her is still alive. Our decisions have consequences and in this case a choice was made to prevent pain and suffering to others. The simple truth is that it becomes very difficult to lead a full life while just conforming to common thought or thinking on your own too much.