Analysis Of Amy Lowells Poem A Essay

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Analysis Of Amy Lowells Poem A


Analysis of Amy Lowell's Poem 'A Decade';

In 'A Decade,'; a poem by Amy Lowell, the reader is shown how a lover's attitude can go
from infatuation at first to just predictability and love. In this poem Lowell uses
imagery and similes to elaborate on the feelings of the speaker towards his/her lover. In
the beginning of the relationship the speaker is infatuated with the lover, and Lowell
expresses this infatuation through the use of a simile in line one when comparing the
lover to 'red wine and honey';. As the relationship goes on deeper into the decade a
comparison between the lover and 'morning bread'; is made in line three, showing the
reader that instead of being like 'red wine and honey'; in the beginning, which burnt the
speaker's mouth with sweetness, now the lover is perceived as being 'smooth and
pleasant';.

The speaker of the poem could either be male or female, who is in love with someone and
has been with that person for a decade. The speaker is telling the one that he/she loves
how the feelings have gone from just being infatuated with them to being 'nourished'; by
them. The tone of the poem is hard to describe; it is actually the 'lovey dovey'; feeling
that should come to the reader while reading this poem. The poem has no set rhyme scheme,
and is six lines long in one stanza.

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