Boy at the Window

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In the “Boy at the window” by Richard Wilbur the theme is feelings others pain. Three elements that are identified in the poem are imagery similes and personification. The poem opens up with a young child staring out of a window with pity for a snowman that was left out in the cold. Who had no one to take care of him! He felt if you were loved you should be taken care of. The poem explains how the child felt and he could even cry for that when the poet claims that the small boy wept when he saw the wind blow towards the snow man.
Personification is the attribution of a human nature or character to inanimate objects or abstract notions The language element of personification is identified when the writer says that the “the pale faced figure with bitumen eyes return him such a God- forsaken stare” and that the snowman wasn’t contented and he did not have wish to enter in the house as he moved to look at the youngster cry is also personification. However, the snowman is content with being out in the cold snow but, doesn’t have a desire to be inside because he would melt (die). The snowman can only live in his world, yet he is still moved when the little boy cries. “The man of snow is, nonetheless, content, having no wish to go inside and die”. “Still, he is moved to see the youngster cry”. Both the little boy and the snowman show similarity of pity for each other’s life and at the same time showing the same similarity of misunderstanding each other’s lives, which has made the poem to be interesting but because the misplace pity on both party behalf. The form of the poem is a free verse poem which is evidenced by the fact that the poem has different stanzas with different number of lines. The free style method has been used to make the story more awakening. Simile is when two distinct things are compared by using like or as. Returns him such a god-forsaken stare…...

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