HIGH FLIGHT

Poem from World War II

High Flight

Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth

And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;

Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth

Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things

You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung

High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there,

I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung

My eager craft through footless halls of air.

Up, up the long delirious burning blue

I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace

Where never lark, or even eagle flew.

And while with silent lifting mind I've trod

The high untrespassed sanctity of space,

Put out my hand and touched the face of God.

Title

I believe high flight by the title it is going to be about a WWII risky dog fight.

Paraphasing

The poem is very religious to God and it decribes a man that is in a plane flying around feeling free. He feels free because he has done what most have not done and he was lucky enough to be one of them to touch gods face.

Connotation

When the poem says "touch the face of God" he means he feels gods presence while he is flying threw the heavens.

Attitude of Speaker

The attitude of the speaker is mostly sad because it almost seems like he can't do it anymore and he misses it.
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Shifts

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