Essay about Analysis Of Eve Burned House By Margaret Atwood

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In “Morning in the Burned House,” Margaret Atwood suggests that when recalling the past there is a tendency for a person to desire dwelling in the past instead of living in the present, therefore there must be a destructive force in order to reinforce reality and continue progress. The author of the poem carefully chose the title as it reveals a lot about the entire meaning of the poem. Atwood used words such as morning, burned, and house in the title. Morning might be a connotation of a new beginning or a symbol of hope, but it is the opposite of its homonym, “mourning,” which is usually attached to grief or sorrow. House is the last word of the title which represents a special place of the past. Also, as mentioned in the first stanza, lines two and three, “You understand: there is no house, there is no breakfast,” the speaker revealed that the house is non-existent it is only a metaphor, but the speaker has a desire to go back as stated in the last line of the first stanza “yet here I am.” In the second stanza an imagery was used to deliver the message of how powerful the fire was that it was able to melt the spoon and that would range over 1000 degrees Celsius stating that “the spoon which was melted scrapes against the bowl which was melted also.” The tremendous power of fire signifies all the changes that occurred in the life of the speaker and how similar change is to fire, once it is burned it can never be returned to what it was before. The spoon and the bowl…

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