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How Does The Poet Display His Concerns Rising five by Norman Nicholson is a poem based on humans and youths in general regarding how they are always looking towards and focusing on the future rather than the present tense perspective The poets concerns are people not living the present and the poet has been able to convey this through the use of metaphors presenting imageries and symbols using alliteration and emphasize for certain ideas and through the comparison of man and nature The first stanza of the poem presents a conversation between the narrator and a young boy who is about to turn five years old The child is desperate to sound older Im rising five Not four he said The poet in this case presents a tensional on the negative part Not four to reinforce the idea the poet presents a metaphor brimful of eyes to stare The metaphor has been used to create an image of wide eyes on the child thus emphasizing the childs eagerness and desperation for the next stage when he turns five In the last stanza of the poem the poet presents a metaphor which sets comparison to how people waste their youth lives we drop our youth behind us like a boy throwing away his toffee-wrappers While the simile shows the careless people take with their youth the metaphor gives the readers a warning of how people never live their youth but I always eager for the next stage of life adults Thus the poet is able to display his concerns through the use of metaphors which gives and presents descriptions of what people are doing with their lives not seizing the day but looking for the next To display his concerns of life in addition to the use of metaphors the poet has used regular emphasis for his primary theme which is people looking towards and focusing on the future rather than the present
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