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In all poems there is a theme whether the theme be obvious from the start or it be one that is difficult to find No matter how long or short a poem or how complicated or simple every poem that you read will have a theme In Beale Street Love by Langston Hughes the poem illustrates a theme that would be along the lines of a dangerous love Hughes demonstrates this quality over and over again by depicting an abusive love with his powerful words Even though the poem is short in length the words are so powerful that it completely takes you aback to a dangerous love situation For example Hughes uses such words as crushing the lips blackening the eyes hit me again These words lead one to believe that there is definitely a feeling of love fear and embarrassment which in turn would lead to a potentially dangerous situation for whomever was in this predicament I believe the poet handles this theme very well in the sense that it lets one in on something so common but yet so fearful Hughes keeps the poem short simple and to the point and does not put on the rose colored glasses so to speak Elizabeth Bishop illustrates a theme that seems to include of feeling or sense of loss The author goes on to describe the islands as if she were looking into a mirror of her past She states the islands havent shifted since last summer even if I like to pretend they have It prepares the reader for the fact that she is about to reminisce or come across some sort of fond memory As she continues she realizes how everything she is experiencing is just like the past She continues to recollect about a friend that she kept dear to her heart Bishop remembers previous conversations and fun times she experienced with this special friend Then she continues
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