Mark Twain - Realism
By: Juan Rodriguez
Warm Summer Sun - TPCASTT
Warm summer sun,
Shine kindly here,
Warm southern wind,
Blow softly here.
Green sod above,
Lie light, lie light.
Good night, dear heart,
Good night, good night.
Title - A nice, peaceful day at the park or the beach with a someone special.
Paraphrase - It seems as he's saying goodbye to someone, someone who had a
special place in his heart.
Connotation - "Good night, dear heart, good night, good night," from this he makes it seem like he's talking about his wife.
Attitude - The speaker has a loving, positive tone to him, "warm summer sun, shine kindly here." This starts the poem off with a positive vibe.
Shift - There's not many shifts you can note out here, but the last two lines "good night, dear heart, good night, good night" does give off sorrow in comparison to lines 1 through 6.
Title - This is about him losing someone who he loved dearly, someone who meant the world to him, his wife. It describes him going to visit her grave on a beautiful, calming day.
Theme - To me the theme of this poem is basically telling the reader to spend as much time as possible with your loved ones because life can bring something you'd never expect. One minute that person can be here breathing the fresh air, the next, that specific person could be dead, gone from this world.