Winter Time + Alone

- Robert Louis Stevenson + - Edgar Allan Poe

Winter Time

Late lies the wintry sun a-bed,

A frosty, fiery sleepy-head;

Blinks but an hour or two; and then,

A blood -red orange, sets again.

Before the stars have left the skies,

At morning in the dark I rise;

And shivering in my nakedness,

By the cold candle, bathe and dress.

Close by the jolly fire I sit,

To warm my frozen bones a bit;

Or with a reindeer-sled, explore

The colder countries around the door.

When to go out, my nurse doth wrap

Me in my comforter and cap,

The cold winds burn my face, and blows

Its frosty pepper up my nose.

Black are my steps on sliver sod;

Thick blows my frosty breath abroad;

And tree and house, and hill and lake,

Are frosted like a wedding cake.

Simile - ''Winter Time''

'' Are frosted like a wedding cake.''

Personification - ''Winter Time''

'' A frosty, fiery sleepy-head.''

Idiom - ''Winter Time''

'' The cold winds burn my face, and blows

Its frosty pepper up my nose.''


FROM childhood's hour I have not been

As others were; I have not seen

As others saw; I can not bring

My passions from a common spring.

From the same source I have not taken

My sorrow; I could not awaken

My heart to joy at the same tone;

And all I loved, I loved alone.

Then - in my childhood, in the dawn

Of most a stormy life -was drawn

From every depth was good and ill

The mystery witch binds me still:

From the torrent or the fountain,

From the red cliff of the mountain,

From the sun that round me rolled,

In the Autumn tint of gold,

From the lightning in the sky

As it passed my by,

From the thunder and the storm,

And the clouds that took the form

( When the rest of Heaven blue )

Of a demon in my view.

Simile - ''Alone''

'' As others were; I have not seen.''

'' As others saw; I can not bring.''

Imagery - ''Alone''

''In this Autumn tint of gold.''

Idiom - ''Alone''

'' From the sun that round me rolled.''

Theme / Meaning Of The Poem - ''Alone''

- ''Alone,'' meaning that he has not been exactly like anyone else, but he has been himself. He has not acted, or looked like anyone but himself, so therefore he is alone. Not meaning he is alone like lonely, more like alone meaning different.

Theme / Meaning Of The Poem -'' Winter Time''

- '' Winter Time,'' meaning that in the winter everything is colder than just the air. You are colder when your body has little warmth to take in, and because of this, everything around you is cold.

''Winter Time'' Compares to ''Alone''

- They both talk about how being in winter, and being alone, effects themselves. It talks about how it feels, and why it feels that way.

''Winter Time'' Contrasts to ''Alone''

- ''Winter Time'' talks about the weather, and how thing are cold including you.

- ''Alone'' talks about being different, and alone meaning not being like everyone else.

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