Monday, June 4, 2012

'Leisure' by William Henry Davies (Episode 4)

More about the Poem

1. Setting
  • Set in the countryside
  • Persona wonders why people are so busy that they let life to pass them by and do not make any effort to appreciate the beauty of nature.

2. Imagery
  • stream full of stars – gives the picture of a stream shimmering under the sun.
  • Beauty has ‘feet, how they can dance’ and ‘enrich that smile’ gives the picture of a beautiful, graceful woman.

 


3. Simile
  • “And stare as long as sheep or cows”
  • “Like stars at night”

 



4. Themes
  • We should take time off from our daily work to enjoy nature.
  • Nature has many beautiful things that we can appreciate if we take the trouble and time.
  • Learn to relax and enjoy the simple pleasure of life.
  • Learn to observe the little and beautiful things around us.
  • Enrich and expand our minds with the beauty of nature.

5. Moral values
  • We need to take advantage of our free time to live a better lifestyle.
  • We should use leisure creatively to strengthen our minds and hearts.
  • We should take note of the beautiful things around us.
  • Enrich and expand our minds with the beauty of nature.



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