Analysis Of Choosing To Dance In Rain Poem

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By discussing the conflict between the ignorant and the enlightened, the narrator wishes to make the audience realize the absurd conditions one experiences upon living an ignorant lifestyle. The narrator dramatizes how the ignorant act, and labels them in a disdainful tone, and writes the poem to force others to confront their blindness. He uses language such as “quick to follow any voice they can find” (2) to show how the blinds’ lost and needy lives. The narrator observes in third person, not being able to control what he sees. It is unknown when, where, and why the events occur so that the audience will see themselves in the poem, because one often connects oneself to a story especially if characters are unknown. First, the narrator observes …show more content…
There is a rhetorical pattern in line 7 (“Choosing to dance in rain, they sing in verse”) and line 11 (“In their slumber, those who can’t see holler”). The lines are describing complete opposites, it is possible the speaker wanted to emphasize the difference between the blind and seeing. The lines start with an action, pause, and list another action. Lines 8 and 12 describe an action that the subject choses to do as well. There is a lot of significance in the chosen rhyming words, mostly to connect two different objects or ideas. For example, line 6 (“Their song and laughter echo in bright hues”) connects and rhymes with line 8 (“And paint their world in colors of bright blue”). Both the echoing and blue is described as bright, connecting the two lines, also through the fact that blue is a hue. Line 6 also has an alliteration of “bright blue” (6). The language used by the narrator gives the poem an almost biblical tone, because the poem introduces a bad part of humanity, introduces a good part of humanity, their interaction, and the bad are punished. This is also supported by the addition of one choosing to work towards being free or remain blind. The poem partially parallels the parable of the man with a log in his eye that attempts to remove a splinter from his brother’s eye. The speaker describes a group of people that choose to ignore their own sin and not work toward salvation, such as the man with a log in his eye. By using parts of larger issues, details, and patterns in the poem “The Seeing and Blind” the speaker discusses conflict between the ignorant and the enlightened, and wishes convey his dramatized message to the

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