Analysis of the Catch by Dorianne Laux
Hence, in association with the feeling afore mentioned, we will discuss the use of image of God to represent the poet’s inner muse, how the poet state the functioning of human’s mind and lastly the human nature of closing eyes to the truth and opportunities of life.
Laux also seems to express a regret for what happened. Towards to the middle of the poem, the poet starts to describe why she was too tired to get up, by giving reasonable facts, she justifies the laziness of opening the door for God : “I knew I should make myself get up,/ write it down, but it was too late,/ and I was exhausted from working/ all day in the garden, moving rocks”(.145), In this piece of writing I can identify visual imagery, where with few words, Laux is able to establish a good description and make the writers live and fully understand that moment. On the second part of the poem, she she says “Now, I remember only the flavor-/not like food, sweet and sharp”(.145) Here I was only able to identify a type of figurative language, the personification appears when she established a comparison between food and flavor to a not fresh memory of what happened during that night. By saying that she only remember the flavor and not like food, she means that she can only partially remember her talk with God, she clear uses an inanimate thing (food) to create comparisons with human qualities. At the end of the poem Dorianne Laux again uses physical imagery and personification by describing in her view how God comes to our life: “God comes to your window,/ all bright light and black wings,/ and you are just too tired to open it”(.145), The window definitely represents life, which establishes a personification right in the beginning of the verse. Furthermore when she starts describing how God appears to her, “all bright and black wings”(.145), she creates in every reader's head a physical image of God, which differs than most of the descriptions out there.
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