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In Colors Yevgeny Yevtushenko uses the speaker lots of imagery and some metaphoric phrases Each element is specially used to enhance his poem to tell a vivid story about a saddened individual An individual with feelings The poems main purpose seems to reach out and grasp the audiences attention so a possible connection can be made In the first few lines of Colors Yevtushenko refers to Your face appeared over my crumpled life as though a spot of sunshine has arrived This metaphoric phrase pretty much means that the speakers life was like crap and then once this crush shows up his life is starting to take a huge one-eighty Another phrase in the last few lines I am conscious that these minutes are short and that the colors in my eyes will vanish when your face sets exemplifies the fact that all crushes dont last forever and we must move on Using metaphoric phrases helps Yevtushenko get his point across in a more literary manner making it easier for us the audience to picture and identify with the ideal notion of the poem Theres a lot of imagery showcased throughout the course of Colors perhaps much to Yevtushenkos delight In line 5 he starts Then its particular light on woods on rivers on the sea really means that only this one person can bring the speaker that much of an impact Only this one person can influence his life more than anything else in the world He also uses imagery words such as sunshine and tears to further induce the poetic tempo being displayed In this case the transition from happy to sad When the audience thinks of Yevtushenkos Colors a downpour of drama hits the scene How can one individual be so happy from just another individual And yet in the end things dont seem to work out and our main man is left empty once again The poem tells
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