Words That Pack a Punch Project
By: Logan Wambach
1. In Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven”, the black bird stands for death and loss.
2. In William Blake’s “Ah Sunflower”, the sunflower represents people and the sun represents life
3. In William Wordsworth’s “She Dwelt Amoung Untrodden Ways” innocence and beauty
4. In Sara Teasdale’s “Wild Asters”, ‘spring’ and ‘daisies’ are symbols of youth and ‘bitter autumn’ is a symbol of death
5. In Samuel Taylor Coleridge's “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”, the albatross can be seen as standing for a burden you must bear
1. “I was surprised his nose was not growing like Pinocchio’s.” This refers to the story of Pinocchio, where his nose grew whenever he told a lie. It is from The Adventures of Pinocchio, written by Carlo Collodi.
2. “When she lost her job, she acted like a Scrooge, and refused to buy anything that wasn’t necessary.” Scrooge was an extremely stingy character from Charles Dickens’, A Christmas Carol.