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Analysis of Amy Lowells Poem A Decade In A Decade a poem by Amy Lowell the reader is shown how a lovers attitude can go from infatuation at first to just predictability and love In this poem Lowell uses imagery and similes to elaborate on the feelings of the speaker towards hisher lover In the beginning of the relationship the speaker is infatuated with the lover and Lowell expresses this infatuation through the use of a simile in line one when comparing the lover to red wine and honey As the relationship goes on deeper into the decade a comparison between the lover and morning bread is made in line three showing the reader that instead of being like red wine and honey in the beginning which burnt the speakers mouth with sweetness now the lover is perceived as being smooth and pleasant The speaker of the poem could either be male or female who is in love with someone and has been with that person for a decade The speaker is telling the one that heshe loves how the feelings have gone from just being infatuated with them to being nourished by them The tone of the poem is hard to describe it is actually the lovey dovey feeling that should come to the reader while reading this poem The poem has no set rhyme scheme and is six lines long in one stanza Following is my paraphrase of the poem When we first met you were sharp and sweet And when we kissed it burnt my mouth because I wanted you so Now that it has been a few years you are still pleasant and smooth I really dont pay attention to how you taste now I know you too well You complete me Thorne 3 In the poem A Decade by Amy Lowell she tells the reader how feelings go from being wild and crazy to
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