The beginning of the poem starts with a humorous tone. Kinnell begins his poem with a simile “snore like a bullhorn”, an “Irishman”, or playing “loud music” to express the idea of something that is really loud and noisy, but still cannot wake the son up as opposed to the child’s ability to wake up to “heavy breathing” and a “come-cry” (line1-7). The tone that the...
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...ost anywhere, but the context around it is used differently and serves as an important reference to sum up the poem. “Love gives again into our arms” is saying that love is returning Fergus to his parents on these evenings. How I came to see that love returns to where it originated was through the thick body of details to where to poem really spoke.
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