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If a picture is worth a thousand words a poem is worth ten-thousand Poetry constructs an image and illustrates underlying ideas that the writer wants to convey A poem has many aspects that make it what it is the subject - or what the poem talks about on the surface the theme - the underlying message expressed and the tone - or the overall feel of the poem are attributes that most poetry is full of The subject of a poem is what the poem talks about externally In Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening the first stanza talks about a man and his horse that are traveling as he comes upon some woods He dismounts and takes a short stroll while admiring the beauty of it all In the second and third verses the horse acts confused as to why they are stopping there During the final stanza the man expresses his awe in the splendor of the woods but he realizes that he can not stay here forever as he has things to do Loveliest of Trees talks about the beauty of the cherry tree In the first verse Houseman details the magnificence of the cherry tree when it is blooming The second canto is about the time in his life running out In the last part of the poem he says that his time left alive is not long enough to admire the cherry trees In Mending Wall there are two people who are walking along a fence to fix it in areas that are broken The narrator doesnt really like having a wall but his neighbor insists on it refusing to go against what his father has always said Good fences make good neighbors Themes in poetry are the underlying messages normally implied within a poem Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening talks about life and the fact that sometimes it can be beautiful and sometimes it can be
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