Presentationand Poetry Analysis
Presentationand Poetry Analysis
Poetryhas developed over the years with the authors ending up to write inthe same line, same themes despite being inspired at different timesin different places. Philip Gross like many other authors used thestyle involved with nature, the title water table especially theinclusion of the word water is a common theme in many works ofpoetry. The water table is a book comprising of sixty-four pages andseveral poems. The author has the same thought in all of these poemswhere he employs several styles involving nature where he connectsnature and water.
Thefirst poem in the book, for instance, is "sluice Angel." Itstarts portraying a the poet in a boat while at the same time inanother piece of his poem collections, the poet shows how the seawithdraws from the coast leaving a bare beach. The poems havecombined beautiful, and organized descriptions of the waters in riverbanks, coasts including the works of steel and the slipways that givethe water way, poet describe them as company of the water.
Thepoet has put in much effort in the sea world, for instance in thepoem "coming to" where he connects the sea world to thecommon domestic human life. The author here describes the end of along summer day or period, naturally at this time of the seasons thepoet describes as more light in the sea compared to the sky becausethere is no more rainfall and hence the sea is viewed to be morepowerful at this point. This is interpreted as a time of morerecollection than reflection because of the change from the sky tosea season.
PhilipGross emphasizes on the sea in its ability to recollect other thanreflect. This thought is aimed to nudge the readers to thinkcritically on reflection and recollection interpreted as active andinvoluntary memories that are triggered by various aspects of naturein our usual surrounding in areas we operate our daily lives in.
Theembracing achievement of these poem collections in the Water Table isthe beautiful employing of the paradox style by the author. Itmentions of how the lattices of water flow side by side and comparesthe disaster that come in a climate with situations in the naturalreal life involving humans. This is for sure an intelligent bookoffering insights to people making them to think critically andevaluate their environment and how it influences their daily lives.
Asmuch as water is a common natural feature that we have always knownthrough the years, the rivers and seas being a part of the familythe author describes it as a new aspect in our surrounding. Water isactually a mystery, a portal with the many paradoxical phrases and hecontinually correct himself in several occasions that in waterrecollection is seen and not reflection. The water table book withits many poem collections and pieces offer the reader an opportunityand inspires them to have a different view of various aspects intheir respective surrounding. The reality of for instance waterbodies we have known as a common feature can be seen with fresh neweyes over the reality.
Thisbook brings back the memories of our childhood with the small storiesof nature and the beautiful story books that really inspired, thewater table inspires and insights by comparing the sea world and thenormal real life. Concentration being among the poems in the bookunder the same theme of water has a distinct philosophical approachin which the author has used in writing this piece of art.
Analysisof the poem Concentration
Thepoem "Concentrations" by Philp Gross presents an artisticwriting by the author covering a number of themes and poetic devicesright from the first stanza to the fifth one. The analysis of thepoem covers the title, the speaker of the poem, the themes, and theapplication of the poetic devices to signify several meanings, andseveral other vital phrases and clauses used in the poem.Concentrations poem is drafted in five stanzas with each stanza givena title capturing the major subject of the lines in the stanza. Ofgreat significance to the poem is the title given by the author.Philip Gross titles this poem "Concentrations", whichserves to indicate a number of things in the poem. The first one isthe speaker of the poem and the second one is the theme that runsacross the five stanzas. While in most poems the speaker is usuallydifferent from the author, concentrations poem by Gross indicatesthat the speaker and the author are the same person. Additionally,the theme that runs across the five stanzas is concentration or theability to be calm and focus on a particular matter.
InStanza 1entiteled" Sit", the author uses similies toportray the subject of concentration when sitting. In line 3 of thestanza, the author writes, "the mind uncurls like paper flowersin water." This shows a comparison of the uncurling of the mindwith the paper flowers placed in water. This phrase is also comparedin the same stanza to light. Additional information to complete themissing parts in the stanza is provided using brackets. This formatof using similies and offering more information to the audience inbrackets is evident also in the fifth stanza.
Thesecond stanza is entitled "Shift," the third one isentitled "Drip" the fourth one "Salt" and thefifth one is "Heart."
Otherthan employing similies, Stanza 2 also employs personification toelaborate on the subject of Shift, which is the title and the minortheme of the stanza. Line six of stanza 2 states: "Notwithstandingthat the floor has knowledge of you" signifying thepersonification of the flow. The stanza also has repetitions used tostress on the point conveyed by the poet. For instance, line 9 and10 of Stanza 2 contains repetition of the term accommodates, which iswritten using a slash. From Shift, the poet moves to Drip, this isthe title of the third stanza and also contains similies and use ofvital phrases. The phrases are in line 5 of the stanza forinstance, "the ripples spreading" describing the eventsinvolved in a drip.
Thefourth stanza entitled Salt is significant of taste, which follows adrip. The poet regards taste as being a surprise to the mind and theeyes. Salt is also used in this stanza to imply drying of the drip instanza 4. The stanza also employs similies as a poetic deviceevident in line 10: "… and frosty glitter like a shallow rockpool in the sun."
Thefinal stanza of the poem is titled ‘Heart" and describes theheartbeat and other parts of the boys, such as the intestines workingwithin the human body. The foot is also mentioned to carry the personhome even during the sleeping hours.