scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 1,033
January Chance January Chance is written by Mark Van Doren the poem is about how a father and son need to patch things up before it is too late The poem uses many descriptive literal and metaphorical details to describe the life of the father and son It also uses a purposeful organization of its details and a meaningful title The message that the poet tries to send is that if a person needs to talk to a loved one then that person should do it before its too late or heshe will never get another chance The poem is written so that the literal details are shown first then as the reader explores deeper into the meaning of the words heshe begins to see the metaphorical details For example father and boy literally shows a father and son spending time together When the readers look into it deeper they wonder why it doesnt say Father and son instead of father and boy this implies that maybe the father and son arent very close or they have problems between them The author writes this poem in the order of the life of the father and son from life to death The organization of the poem is created so that the readers will feel what is happening as the poem is being read The literal meanings are said through words like time voyaging and seat backs The metaphorical terms are expressed through the more thoughtful words like white noise time and train The first stanza of the poem begins talking about the relationship between the two passengers All afternoon before them father and boy tells a reader that they are together early in the day or metaphorically early in their lives Also as stated above the father and son do not share a closeness and maybe this is why it is so important for the father to try and start making amends now
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA