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For my second essay I chose Times Music The poem to me gives strong positive feelings It gives a strong sense of fall That time passes even the smallest living parts sense the time As in line The click of little time pieces Also Insects in August field seem to register the background noise of space and amplify the twitch of partners in atoms The insects sense they are one all together There are several scientific references in the poem Such as the line above partners in atoms memory in every bit of matter of half life I think the use of connotation in these words is all part of creation There are several alliterations in the poem such as Whisper of frost and stars overhead and chatter of memory in every bit of matter Also crickets effervesce and spread in the weeds ahead I find the tone very soft Imagery was used throughout the poem it gave a realistic perception to the whole story Like for example crackling music sparkles through grass or ticking away the summer Some more imagery used chirp of tiny chisels this being my favorite line appealed to sight and sound the chirp noises of grasshoppers and chisels gave me a picture of then with little legs shaped like chisels even though the poet probably wanted to use chisel as a auditory image Denotation was used in some of the lines Insects in August field Means exactly what it says Also crickets effervesce and spread in the weeds ahead I feel this means also exactly what it says the crickets are spreading through weeds The word effervesce used here I feel has a connotation I know they are not bubbling and hissing like a boiling liquid I think it means the crickets are full of liveliness and excitement The line then wash back in a wake of crackling music that sparkles through grass It really confuses me but I
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