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Pied Beauty The poem Pied Beauty begins by praising God for all the colorful and diverse things in nature The speaker is thankful for everything with dots circles different colors etc He seems to be fond of nature and the great outdoors Many of the images in the poem made me think of camping out or a picnic For example fresh fire-coal chestnut falls finches skies of two colors cows etc But the poem does not only speak of natures diversity It also makes reference to manmade things For example mans trades tackle and trim are also varied The landscape plotted and pieced The poem goes on to thank God for more things Everything that is different everything that is changing everything that has dots etc At the end of the poem the speaker says He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change I had trouble with this line because I did not know what the speaker meant by this But after researching and asking around I came to the conclusion that it means that God who creates change is unchanging himself While the beauty of the earth lies in its change and its diversity the beauty of God is unchanging and timeless So there is a bit of irony at the end This poem seems to have no setting However it uses a lot of images that made me think of being outdoors camping on a picnic or looking up at the sky The poem also has a joyful tone It also has a little religious insight It is almost like a prayer in that the poem gives praise to God and celebrates his creations There is much alliteration in this poem In the second line the C sound is repeated where the speaker says of couple-color as a brinded cow In the fourth line the F sound is repeated This line reads Fresh fire-coal chestnut falls finches wings I think this use of
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