PosterĄG Stan at 13:4:35 12/4/97 from c550-16.svdcc.fju.edu.tw
Introduction to University
Journal of Poem:in a Station of the Metro
(Poetry: the Modern World)
In the first line, the speaker uses the "apparition" to describe the images of people he sees walking in the subway in Paris. When it comes to apparitions, I always think of the unamiable, and those lacking vitality; apart from these, the apparition could suggest something unaided, and wandering without its goal. Apparitions are originally different from human beings-they have no fresh of their own and it's also impossible for them to be touched by mankind; without the concrete bodies, they don't have the characters humen own: red cheeks, palms and so on-the only color they have is "white." Just like those I see in the poem "Disillusionment of Ten O'clock," the ghosts could know where they would like to go, but it's the last thing for them to realize what it is for. They have no souls deep inside themselves. The people compared to the apparition are no less than pale and stiff corpses. In the video about the poem, I recognize its background is the time when the mess transmission, train, spread vastly and people the author saw were made up with tiny spots-he couldn't remember their faces! Everyone is thoroughly indifferent to others around himself or herself. With time the trains suggested for them, they wanted to earn more!
In the second line, the petals would represent all of the individuals and the bough (tree) stands for the whole society or the modern world. However, the bough is wet and black-no matter how bright and energetic the petals are, their active spirits will be always covered by the glooming color, black. The wet bought would imply something wrong with the tree-except the raining day, trees' stems are seldom moist-the tree shouldn't feel good, and it must be sick or ill. Besides, what kind of tree's bough or branch is black? The surface of tree's stems should be rich in polish, and dried. In Stan's opinion, the author tries to tell readers that the society he was in has lost in the convenience follow the science and it just received the comfort instead of deeply thinking. Maybe the description he made about the metro could be simple and his attitude was absent-minded, but the reflection on the situation he was in could be so vivid and shocking!
Interesting to say, "in a Station of the Metro" is the first poem whose form I could understand without difficult. Yes-there are only two lines in the poem, and both of them are short enough, which is as the same as the flying pace of everyone's step in the subway. Everyone in the station wouldn't and couldn't remember the faces passing by his or her side. Each of them was busy for his/her own business-what will it help if I keep in mind other's appearances? They were too busy, busy, and busy to give their concern to the surroundings and people-like the clock never stops. The author would try to grasp something worthy of valuing, but in vain.
In the poems "in a Station of the Metro," and "Darkling Thrush," the nature would be both the metaphors of the world. The former shows its fast pace, the latter suggests the dying of the following new century.
As to the poem "I saw in Louisiana a Live-Oak Growing," the author take the nature as part of the world, and he himself is, too-the nature is the public and the oak and the speaker, himself, are the member of the society.
But in the poem "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud," the nature is completely the opposite of the world-the speaker could be pleased and full of joy in the nature, with other partners of which, such as daffodils, stars, and rivers. Nevertheless, he couldn't feel the same move in the world.
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