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William Stafford's Traveling Through the Dark

- Profound Meaning in William Stafford's Traveling Through the Dark The power of the poet is not only to convey an everyday scene into a literary portrait of words, but also to interweave this scene into an underlying theme. The only tool the poet has to wield is the word. Through a careful placement and selection of words, the poet can hopefully make his point clear, but not blatantly obvious. Common themes of poems are life, death, or the conflicting forces thereto. This theme could never possibly be overused because of the endless and limitless ways of portraying life or death through the use of different words....   [tags: Stafford Traveling Through the Dark Essays]

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Traveling Through the Dark by William Stafford

- Traveling Through the Dark by William Stafford In his poem, "Traveling Through the Dark," William Stafford presents the reader with the difficulty of one man's choice. Immediately, the scene is set, with the driver, who is "traveling though the dark" (line 1) coming upon a recently killed deer. At first, his decision with what to do with the deer is easy; he knows he must push it off the edge for the safety of other motorists, but then, a closer examination of the deer reveals to the man new circumstances....   [tags: Papers William Stafford Through Dark Essays]

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Traveling Through the Dark by William Stafford

- Poetry Essay Assignment “Traveling Through the Dark” ,by William Stafford, is a poem about a moral dilemma about the nature of death and the sadness that comes of it. The situation intensifies when a man, the driver of this truck, is driving late at night and sees this deer on the side of the road. Pulling over he seeing that’s this deer has recently been hit. Noticing that the doe is pregnant and that her body is getting very stiff but that her belly remains warm with the baby deer waiting to be born....   [tags: poem analysis, moral dillemma]

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Atrocities in Stafford's Traveling Through the Dark

- Atrocities in Stafford's Traveling Through the Dark Is a drive just a drive, or is it a metaphor that imparts appreciation for life's fragility while simultaneously lamenting man's inability to appropriately confront, or understand, death. William Stafford's "Traveling Through the Dark" illustrates the mechanisms by which seemingly mundane events become probes into the mystery and ambiguity of the human condition. The poem's situation is simple, a lone traveler driving along a desolate canyon road spots a felled deer; the traveler, desiring neither to hit the deer, nor by swerving to avoid it, hurtle his car over the canyon precipice, stops his vehicle and proceeds to push the falle...   [tags: Traveling Through Dark]

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Importance of Control in Stafford's Traveling Through the Dark

- Importance of Control in Stafford's Traveling Through the Dark In William Stafford's "Traveling Through the Dark," the narrator encounters a dead deer on the edge of the road. He knows that the safe and proper course of action is to push the deer into the canyon, but when he finds that the doe was near giving birth before she died, he hesitates to kill the unborn fawn. Stafford's central idea in the poem revolves around the decision the narrator makes to sacrifice the deer in order to clear the road of obstacles, so that others who drive on the dark, narrow road won't have to swerve....   [tags: Traveling Through Dark]

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Saving Lives in "Traveling through the Dark" by William Stafford

- Saving Lives The most wonderful thing in the world is being able to save the life of another. Some people have this chance and some people do not. The people that have not had the chance might have never been in a situation to save a person's or thing's life. Some people might have been in a situation to have saved someone or something and not chosen to act on it. The situation can be unnoticeable and you would have to think about it and observe the details. The poem "Traveling through the Dark" by William Stafford is about making the right decisions and saving lives....   [tags: Poetry]

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Explication of Traveling in the Dark

- In life there are many circumstances where one is faced with a dilemma, a situation where a person can truly discover which direction their moral compass really points. In those moments, choices are made that can either lead one to the place they always knew they were headed or someone can find out their motives are not as pure as they originally thought. In William Stafford’s Traveling through the dark the narrator is faced with one of those circumstances dealing with morality where a decision must be made regarding a dead carcass....   [tags: William Stafford, Analysis]

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William Stafford Vs Walt Whitman

- Comparing Two Poets William Stafford's "Traveling Through the Dark" is beautifully written poem that expresses one of life's most challenging aspects. It is the story of a man's solitary struggle to deal with a tragic event that he encounters. Driving down a narrow mountain road, "Traveling Through the Dark," the narrator of the poem encounters a deer. This line might fool the reader into believing the poem has a happy theme; after all, a deer is a beautiful creature that most people associate with nature or freedom....   [tags: Traveling Dark Noiseless Spider Poem Comparison]

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Traveling Through The Dark By Maxine Kumin

- Traveling through the Dark by William Stafford and Woodchucks by Maxine Kumin are both short poems dealing with cruel acts perpetrated towards animals. In Traveling Through the Dark this takes the form of the author pushing a dead deer, pregnant with a still alive foal, off a cliff. Meanwhile, in Woodchucks the narrator attempts to gas and later shoots the title animal in a manner reminiscent of Nazi’s persecution of Jews in the Holocaust. While these poems are on similar topics, differences in their meaning appear when looking deeper....   [tags: Stanza, Poetry, Rhyme, Rhyme scheme]

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Traveling through the Dark

- "Traveling Through the Dark" by William Stafford was published in 1962. This poem has no consistent line length; there is also no specific rhyme scheme. One characteristic I found in this poem is the similarity between some of the words. Some of the words have the same sounds such as lines five and seven: "By glow of the tail-light I stumbled back of the car.../she had stiffened already, almost cold" (Stafford 155), the words "car" and "cold" both have the C sound. I have found the same similarity between sounds in other lines also....   [tags: Poetry]

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Traveling Through the Dark

- Traveling Through the Dark Stafford furtively conceals the profound meaning of his poem behind a story of the narrator, who stops alongside the road to care for a deer. The genius behind poem is better understood when the superficial meaning is expressed deeply. Driving down a narrow mountain road, "traveling through the dark," the narrator of the poem encounters a deer. The deer is actually "dead on the edge of the Wilson River road." The traveler decides to send the deer over the edge of the canyon, because "to swerve might make more dead." This line indicates that if he fails or "swerves" in his decision, the deer could cause an accident on the narrow road that might cost more lives....   [tags: Papers]

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A Comparison Between ?Traveling through the dark? and ?A Noiseless, Pa

- A Comparison Between “Traveling through the dark” and “A Noiseless, Patient Spider” William Stafford’s "Traveling through the dark" is beautifully written poem that expresses one of life’s most challenging aspects. It is the story of a man’s solitary struggle to deal with a tragic event that he encounters. Driving down a narrow mountain road, “Traveling through the dark,” the narrator of the poem encounters a deer. This line might fool the reader into believing the poem has a happy theme however, the first word of the second line reverses this belief....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Travelling Through The Dark By William Stafford And Do Not Go Gentle, By Dylan Thomas

- Poetry is an integral facet of literature that encapsulates the writer’s thinking into a fine design of words that aims at capturing the reader’s attention. Poets are known to choose their words very carefully and the reader must venture into the writer’s world that involves visual images, figures of speech, symbolism and themes in order to get a glimpse of the message. This study will primarily attest to this fact by carrying out an explicit analysis on two famous poems; ‘Travelling through the dark’ by William Stafford and ‘Do not go gentle’ by Dylan Thomas, with the aim of unearthing some of the speech components that have been used in both poems....   [tags: Poetry, Simile, Rage Against the Machine]

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William Stafford And Elizabeth Bishop

- For many people, the early hours of the morning can hold numerous possibilities from time for quiet reflections to beginning of the day observations to waking up and taking in the fresh air. In the instance of the poems “Five A.M.” and “Five Flights Up,” respective poets William Stafford and Elizabeth Bishop write of experiences similar to these. However, what lies different in their styles is the state of mind of the speakers. While Stafford’s speaker silently reflects on his walk at dawn from a philosophical view of facing the troubles that lie ahead in his day, Bishop’s speaker observes nature’s creations and their blissful well-being after the bad day had before and the impact these nega...   [tags: Emotion, Poetry, Mind, The Speaker]

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Traveling with Fuller and Thoreau

- Traveling with Fuller and Thoreau The mid 1800’s was a time of continued physical exploration of the landscape of America, and an era of opportunity for an intimate inspection of the land; areas sometimes found by the traveler with the assistance of Travel Journals and maps. These detailed records, reflected a destination, and also allowed an intellectual travel of the mind. In Margaret Fuller’s, “Summer on the Lake,” and Henry David Thoreau, “Cape Cod,” we experience both their physical, and internal travels, and how each author relates, both physically and mentally, to the natural landscape; the similarities, the...   [tags: Literary Analysis, Summer on the Lake, Cape Cod]

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King and Stafford Compared

- When trying to comprehend a story one should always take note of the important aspects throughout the passage. There are various instances contained in the essay’s “A Way Of Thinking” by William Stafford, and “The Symbolic Language of Dreams” by Stephen King that have vital pieces that contribute to the whole message. Specific questions, words, and events should be identified when trying to develop a full understanding of the meaning. Stafford and King both illustrate the various aspects and ideas on how a writer creates....   [tags: Literature]

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Dark Matter And Dark Energy

- The universe is an immense, vast sea of mysteries and information. Among this sea of mysteries is dark matter and dark energy. It has been said that more is unknown than known when it comes to dark energy and dark matter. These forces have puzzled and bewildered scientists for years. Dark matter and dark energy are complex ideas that lie within the universe and have intricate theories and formulas regarding them. The cosmos, or universe, is filled with an abundant amount of matter and energy. Visible matter, such as the Earth and the sun, makes up less than two percent of the universe....   [tags: General relativity, Physics, Dark matter, Energy]

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Shashi Deshpande’s Dark Holds no Terrors

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Traveling in the Amazon

- INTRODUCTION Traveling in the Amazon is the dream of millions of people from around the world, and the book you hold in your hands will help you accomplish the easier, happier and more affordable trip than you had taken in your life. Obviously, there are still many people when referring to the Amazons; they immediately relate it with nightmares and wild adventure full of adrenaline with piranhas, anacondas and other species unknown to us. However, modern advances on technology have brought the Amazons closer to you, and the days connecting the Amazons trips to horror movies were left behind....   [tags: Travel]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' Batm The Dark Knight '

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The Joker From The Dark Knight And Batman

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The Interior Castle By Jean Stafford Links

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Stafford County Public Schools and Technology

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Elementary Classroom At Stafford Elementary School

- This semester I am in a fifth grade classroom at Stafford Elementary School. We have been working on long division. Specifically for my clinical report I taught a lesson having to do with division that focused on “Interpreting the remainder”. This lesson is from the GoMath Math program that Stafford Public Schools has adopted for this school year (Lesson 2.7: Interpret the Remainder, 2015). At the start of the lesson most students struggled with finding out exactly what the questions were asking....   [tags: Division, Elementary arithmetic, Problem solving]

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In the Shadows: Examining Light and Dark Imagery in "Romeo and Juliet"

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Ecoturism and Traveling

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Traveling to America

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Fear In the Damp and Dark Gap

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The Dark Ages : The Industrial Revolution Of The Middle Ages

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Traveling As The Perfect Therapy For Everything

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My Life Of A Traveling Soldier

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Being Prepared While Traveling

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Safety While Traveling Abroad

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Analysis Of The Movie ' Dark Shadows '

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Social Control through Works of Fiction

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Conflict in The Interior Castle by Jean Stafford

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Dark Matter and Dark Energy

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Characters of Dark City

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Traveling With Children

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Transhumanism: Learning of Death through Videogames

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