Word Plum Symbolism

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Eliot’s The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, Poe’s Annabel Lee, and Chasin’s The Word Plum all display the meaning love and the effects it can have on individuals. After reading these selections, you can be empathetic of the author’s point of view. In The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, is about a man who is struggling to find a way to approach the women he loves, because he is afraid she will reject the way he looks physically. Annabel Lee, is a poem about a man who lost his lover and after her death he often pictured her in his mind “For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams of the beautiful Annabel Lee” (Poe). “The Word Plum”, describes the word plum “The word plum is delicious” (Chasin) and it describes the physical aspects …show more content…
As you examine poetry, it also important to know what to look for when analyzing these type of works. Identifying what kind of rhyme scheme it is in, knowing who the audience is addressing, what is the stanza pattern and identify if there is any symbolism or imagery brought out in the poem. For instance, these three poems, from reading them I could detect the central message of love. As you read many works of poetry love is a common theme, "Love may possibly be the most popular theme in poetry because love is a complex emotion that resonates with readers. Love is usually coupled with another theme of the poem, such as love lost, true love, the love of a parent or even the love of a certain type of food or animal." (Sanders). When reading The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, you can clearly see the love he had for the woman but he was afraid to approach her. As he gets older he regrets giving up that one opportunity he had to meet her. In Annabel lee, the narrator is recollecting on the good times he had with his lost love one. He remembers the time they first meet as children, as they got older their love got even stronger as time progressed. Until one day the love of his life died, throughout the poem you can sense his heartfelt love for her even though she has passed away. As for The Word Plum, this poem was describing not only what the word plum means. It was describing how it felt, looked and tasted. As I read it I could picture the word love and what it felt, looked and tasted like. Love is more than just a feeling it is a way of life, we all go through the good and bad times of love. To really understand what love is and its true meaning, it is better to experience it than to simply read it from a book. This way you know how to control yourself and let things work out for