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An Analysis Of The Poem Aids To The Wind The poem Aids To The Wind uses a blue tone to narrow a story of the authors friends death It depicts how AIDS destroyed a life as wind put out a fire In the opening three lines It was the fire and smoke of his bravado that allowed him to storm in and hold court of his audience the writer characterizes a brave and confident man who was strong and healthy he could handle all difficulties in his life But the writer continues saying that is only a feigned bravado Could not hold back the wind That means because of AIDS he could not do anything The second paragraph is saying as the time went on the patients condition became more and more serious This phantom rushed in Here phantom is an image of AIDS His families did their best to take care of him AIDS affected not only himself but also his family and the people around him Then the author describes the inner fears of the patient It didnt regard his bravado which we all knew masked his fears Even though he pretended bravely to face everything indeed he was full of fears in his heart His appearance was only a mask which could not cover his fears In this paragraph the author uses a stealthy soldier on a mission as an image to represent the devil of death was coming When the death was coming he lost everythinghis fire his storm his hopes In this case fire represents life The fourth paragraph expounds about how AIDS destroyed his whole lifehis mind his outlook and his body The prom says This wind reduced to rubble his once disarming smile wrenched his strong black comeliness and caused a rumble the shook his being and a fire that caused a boil in his blood Here the wind and fire refers to
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