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A poetic comparison of C Lewiss Walking Away and R Hobans Summer Recorded CD Lewiss Walking Away and Russell Hobans Summer Recorded are two poems about joyful memories now lost in the sands of time Both use metaphoric language and similies to describe the loss and joy the poet feels inside Both poets use vivid imagery to leave portraits in the readers mind of natures beauty Yet Walking away is a memory of the child he lost while letting him grow up While Summer recorded plays the happy memories of a time now long lost in the past Walking Away describes the loss C D Lewis feels when taking his son to his first game of football L3 He feels he is watching his son go drifting away L5 He has had worse partings L16 yet no parting annoys him as much as this one but none that so gnaws at my mind still L17 Whereas Summer Recorded remembers beautiful times now lost and how R Hoban would adore having them back He has known days of warm winds drowsing in the heat L17 He remembers days briefly lived that leave long music in the mind L9 The reader feels the poet wants these days back for he plays them and rewinds L10 Each poem describes the loss of something once joyful by their use of metaphoric language and similies In Walking Away the poet feels he is watching his son like a satellite wrenched from nits orbit go drifting away L5 He wants his son to have a straight path set out for him Yet his son finds no path where the path should beL10 There is no life set out for anyone yet C Day Lewis wants his sons life to be written down so his son know what to expect no one can do this so Lewis has to let his son reap his own path in
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