To me it gives an image of a motionless spider, alone and isolated with no signs of life. The selection of diction is also quite fantastic in the first stanza. This leads the reader to pay closely attention to the poem in order to figure out what topic the author is trying to make the reader consider, from his perspective. By comparing the spider and the human,. Our world ad we know it is so small compared to theirs back then. The spider reflects the organic, natural world. It is known, however, especially based on his poem, Song of Myself, that he was a strong believer in deism, which gave him a fairly unique view on human life and the existence of the soul, which he viewed as an immortal and constantly evolving entity.
However, when one read the second stanza, one notice that the author is not only talking about a spider but a rhetorical situation about relating spiders to humans. We will try to get in touch with you as soon as possible. If the patients do not understand about their condition or treatment, then they do not enough knowledge to make decisions or follow recommendations. In conclusion, it is a lyric poem with a potent imagery. A Noiseless Patient Spider is a very real look into the soul of Walt Whitman, which makes it a very poignant and very powerful poem to read and analyse. Theme of the Poem: The concentrated theme of the poem is isolation.
Regardless of why, spiders are an interesting topic. And then we get to this stanza. Both ideas are juxtaposed together to emphasize this aspect of a secure holding. It can withhold extreme duress. The spider symbolically represents an explorer.
The poet wishes to connect these web-like, spherical experiences to pave the way of his journey, to create a bridge that will lead him to the answers he is searching for. You can go through the here. His poems jump all over the place, talking about his body, his soul, the people around him, the world, the universe. It is the quality of the explorer not to get tired while exploring vast surrounding. Line 3 presents us with a syntactical ambiguity.
Even though there is only space around the spider it still tirelessly tries to make a connection to something by shooting out that web. A Noiseless Patient Spider by Walt Whitman Further Analysis A strong theme behind this poem is giving a corporeal metaphor to represent an abstract idea. I bought it not knowing who he was, and was introduced to the world of poetry. It truly seems as if the soul is detached from Whitman and is launching itself on its own accord, because it has to, because the soul is something that cannot be restrained or controlled. The last two lines remind me of a strong heroic couplet that complete a Shakespearian sonnet. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Spillway, The McNeese Review, Tar River Poetry, and Valparaiso Poetry Review, among others.
Anchor: an iron weight used to hold ships and boats in their places; here a place one can hold on to. So the speaker suggests his soul to catch somewhere until it finds gossamer threads. A spider is personified when it is given the human characteristics like noiseless and patient in the poem. Then the poem sharply turns and the poet speaks of his soul in relation to the spider. Whitman depicts an equivalent relationship between a spider and an individual.
This demonstrates the comparison between humans and spiders. Poetic Devices- Figures of speech: Stanza 1: A noiseless, patient spider: this is an instance of transferred epithet. The soul seeks the meaning of life. First of all, the choice of the spider was necessary, for there is no other animal that would fit the description of connection, creation, and the launching of itself as does the spider. In the second stanza Whitman compares how a human can also be in an empty space like the spider like the spider trying to explore and connect to something either spiritually or personally. As I mentioned earlier, we are given a wonderful resolve by the rhyme scheme of the last two lines.
I chose this poem because I liked the idea of putting single pieces together to create something in harmony that was complete. At that point, Uncle Ben noticed that Peter was acting strange. The poem is at once descriptive of the natural world around us and of the spiritual journey each one of us undertakes from the time we are born. As soon as he connects the image of the spider to his soul, he is forced to think about the meaning of life. The soul is near to all of these high spider ideals, but also possesses much more and has a more important job. This poem talks of how life is more than just the daily rituals and how it is a spiritual journey towards a more meaningful and fulfilling existence.
His view of his soul. I do not believe the poem would have the same effect it does if it were broken with any more periods. The use of alliteration, apostrophe, and repetition are the major features in this poem. It is like the author is talking directly to the reader, which makes the reader feel more comfortable to read the poem and understand it better. It allows the reader to pay closely attention to every little detail in order to interpret with what the author is trying to persuade the reader.