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Getting Intimate with Similarities While reading the poems of Millay Hughes and Young two similarities jumped out of the text Between Gods World As I grew Older and For Poets the theme of enjoying life became very evident The other theme that jumps out falls along the lines of looking to nature for happiness and inspiration Many lines in these poems support their themes so people find it easier to understand the message of what the poems mean Enjoying life and experiencing different aspects of it becomes evident as people read through Langston Hughess poem As I Grew Older In lines one and two it reads It was a long time ago I have almost forgotten my dream A feeling of forgetting a dream doesnt help people to enjoy life The person in the poem that has forgotten his or her dream cannot experience different things because he or she has no motivation for experiencing life If someone has a dream of becoming an astronaut then they should pursue that dream Instead the world tells people that they must have certain criteria for becoming that astronaut and if they dont measure up they cannot become an astronaut Hughes poem should help people remember their dreams of childhood Lines six through eleven And then the wall rose Rose slowly Slowly Between me and my dream Rose until it touched the sky-- The wall These lines symbolize the act of losing sight of a dream reinforcing what was mentioned previously In Edna Millays poem Gods World lines for and five help convey the theme of getting out and delighting in life Thy woods this autumn day that ache and sag And all but cry with color This reminds people that they could be missing out on a beautiful day Presenting a new look on an autumn day helps the reader know what the author was feeling when he or she wrote the
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