Subject Anecdote of the Jar
Posted by Grace
Posted on Tue Dec 8 17:01:07 1998
From IP  

1. Anecdote of the Jar
From the poem, we can find the jar was related to nature in ruling. Although the wilderness was so large, it also showed its slovenliness. But when someone put a jar on the hill of the wilderness. The jar let the wilderness be in order and balance. Therefore, we knew the power of art (jar) is very large. The symbolic meanings of the jar are art or something about arts and graceful objects.
The poet・s attitude to the jar is remaining ambivalent about it. He thought that wildness observed the jar (art) presently. However, the jar couldn・t give of bird and bush. Therefore, wilderness would spray around very soon; and the jar (art) wouldn・t rule the wilderness again. The gray and bare jar was made by human beings. People have the ability of the creating art. If we never stop the ability, we can rule nature and change it forever.
Anecdote means a short and funny story. The poem likes a story, doesn・t it? From the beginning of the poem, the jar was put on the hill. Then, the wilderness of Tennessee rose up to the jar, and the slovenly wilderness sprawled around the jar, no longer wild. Finally, because of the jar couldn・t give of lives, it couldn・t remain its rule to the wilderness. When we read the poem; we seem read a very short story. It has the hero, setting, and outcome. So, I think that is why the title was called :an anecdote.; Why the speaker placed the jar on the hill of Tennessee? I think that is because Tennessee was the place where meant nature.
I like the poem. It is because that I can think very much to the poem. I can get the sense of art, and I can study the relation between nature and art. Both of them should be existed peacefully. Art leads nature, and lets nature have more orders and rules. In other words, nature helps art, and lets art have another original beauty.

 Re: Anecdote of the Jar Kate Thu Dec 10 04:18:40 1998
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