Poet, kim stafford shares life stories about his father, william stafford who wrote over 22,000 poems during his life william stafford was appointed the poet laureate for the state of oregon by. William stafford’s journey with words began most mornings before sunrise this simple poem was written 26 days before he passed the day before he wrote “haycutters” and four days later on august 6, 1993 he wrote “november” in honor of hiroshima day. South of the bridge on seventeenth i found back of the willows one summer day a motorcycle with engine running as it lay on its side, ticking over slowly in the high grass i was fifteen i admired all that pulsing gleam, the shiny flanks, the demure headlights fringed where it lay i led it gently to the road, and stood with that companion, ready and friendly. The paris review credits the popularity of william stafford's poetry to the poet's intimate poetic style and his ability to extract and appropriate poetic language from everyday or ordinary language stafford was born in hutchinson, kansas in 1914. Poetry analysis project the poet of “fifteen” knows this feeling very well william stafford grew up in the great depression where he had to move for his father’s work he also had to pick up many jobs so he never got to enjoy his childhood form, visual layout: this poem is a free verse poem with five stanzas, and the author.
Traveling through the dark by william stafford - poetry essay assignment “traveling through the dark” ,by william stafford, is a poem about a moral dilemma about the nature of death and the sadness that comes of it. William stafford’s poem traveling through the dark, tells a story of man versus nature, through themes and numerous poetic devices in this poem , there are many conflicting themes between man and nature, actions and consequences. William stafford (1914-1993) was an earnest, perceptive, and often affecting american poet who filled his life and ours with poetry of challenge and consolation.
Ask me by william stafford some time when the river is ice ask me mistakes i have made ask me whether what i have done is my life others have come in their slow way into my page. Humans seem to travel through life like a horse w/ blinders on, oblivious to the consequences or implications of their actions the driver who killed the deer is an example of this theme the message that this poem seems to bring is of the age-old conflict teen nature & technology this becomes apparent when stafford read more. William stafford (1974) in this blog post, i will be critiquing the poem ‘ask me’ by william stafford to begin with, i will explore the structure of this poem.
Donald hall 2 stafford is a poet of ordinary life his collected poems are the journal of a man recording daily concerns that is why his daily method of writing is relevant to his life's work. A sampling of william stafford’s wonderful poems can be found here the academy of american poets page on stafford, here , has a brief biographical note about him, as well as links to other sites featuring his poems and other related material. View poem analysis - traveling through the dark by william stafford from english ap lit at benjamin banneker shs word “waiting” in line 10 makes the fawn seem more alive than it actually is and. Poem- ask me analysis analysis cont like comment share william helped to support the family also, by delivering papers, working in the sugar beet fields, raising vegetables, and as an electrician's mate his bibliography and analyzed poetry william stafford life is like a river, always flowing, even though the surface may hide the. William stafford homework help questions explain the title of the poem travelling through the dark by william stafford this is a fantastic poem and a great question to think about.
William stafford is saying that he is a natural force:- like a river the invisible questioner of the poem asks william stafford a raft of metaphysical questions about the nature of life. William edgar stafford was born in hutchinson, kansas, on january 17, 1914, to ruby mayher and earl ingersoll stafford the eldest of three children, stafford grew up with an appreciation for nature and books his father hunted and trapped and made the young william aware of what david carpenter has. Best famous william stafford poems here is a collection of the all-time best famous william stafford poems this is a select list of the best famous william stafford poetry reading, writing, and enjoying famous william stafford poetry (as well as classical and contemporary poems) is a great past time these top poems are the best examples of.
The william stafford: poems community note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical context, author biography and quizzes written by community members like you. Traveling through the dark by: william stafford the speaker in the poem must reflect on what to do about the dead does, he knows that in order to keep other ppl from hitting her & getting into an accident he must push her into the canyon, but the still alive foal weighs on his conscience. In the poem ask me, the poet, william stafford, gives the reader a strong sense of imagery, it describes the river so vividly, so creatively this poem is a very good poem, and is actually very mysterious and a little bit almost questionable about the theme of the poem.
These poems used described before, all used several phrases expressing that william is suffer or fearful of something in “waking up at 3 am”, william says “you become a secret storehouse that saves the country, so open, foolish, and empty. Stafford was the poetry consultant to the library of congress - the post that became the poet laureate of the united states, for years he was oregon's laureate and he won the national book award. I just read this amazing poem by william stafford called ask me, and i wanted to share my interpretation of it with you guys ask me some time when the river is ice ask me.