Life and Death
Poetry Performance Task
About These Poems
Tone and Word Choice.
In lines 4-5 in "Sleeping in the Forest" the author describes how the Earth may look, “...Arranging her dark skirts, her pockets full of lichens and seeds…”. Lines 14-16 she says “All night, I rose and fell, as if in water, grappling with a luminous doom". These both uses imagery to describe the way something looks and the way she struggles.
Both poems have a comparison. They both can have a meaning of life and death.“Problems with Hurricane's” main idea is that beauty can kill, while the main idea of “Sleeping in The Forest” is sleeping to awake and light to dark. When she is sleeping and dreaming it is light because she is happy when she dreams. When she is awake it is dark and depressing because she wants to sleep and dream. The way they are both free verse makes them more of a story than a poem.