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Juggler Poetry commentary This Poem is written by Richard Wilbur and its tittle is Juggler as we can see The subject of this poem is not very straight forward it has a deeper meaning which the reader has to search for and has to understand The poem is basically talking about a juggler in a circus I thinkwe dont know exactly where The speaker is describing the jugglers movements and actions by doing that he also tries to express his ideas and feelings by seeing this juggler The ideas are connected to what the speaker sees but it isnt connected to what a normal person would feel by watching a normal juggler just playing with five red balls The deeper meaning of this poem I will be discussing later on in the context of the commentary The poem is divided into 5 equal stanzas Every stanza has 6 lines there is a certain pattern in the lines The first three lines are long and the two lines following are short in comparison to the two past lines and then the last line is also long I do not know if this form of a poem has a particular name The obvious tone poem is the excitement of the speaker Of course the speaker becomes solemn and serious in some parts of the poem where he compares the balls to the earth and to heaven at the beginning of the poem first two and part of the third stanza At the end he starts explaining how the juggler performs his job and how entertaining that can be The atmosphere of the poem is filled with excitement and amusement of the speaker of how well the juggler is able to control these balls as if it was magic swinging a small heaven about his ears The rhythm of any poem is very important because it emphasizes certain parts of it The rhythm
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