The Great Figure Annotation Essays
The poem is about someone seeing the number 5 on a fire truck, in the rain, as the truck is racing through the city. The image connects the to the poem and also tells the same story as the poem. In the image, the number 5 appears three time in three different sizes. The different sizes creates the illusion that the number 5 is seen as the truck is passing by, hence the number would go from being small to fairly large. The bakground of the image is dark and appears to look like a city street, with different signs scattered about. The image depicts …show more content…
The following two lines to gong clangs - siren howls gives clarity to the previous two lines. It is now clear that the fire truck itself is being ignored because of the sounds being emitted from the truck. Gong clangs are the instrument used on older fire trucks before electronic sirens and lights were added. The gong is an Asian instrument that was hit with a mallet to emit a drum like sound. In addition to the gong, the siren howls; meaning that the sounds being emitted from the gong and siren radiates throughout the areas in which the fire truck is passing through.
The final two lines, and wheels rumbling - through the dark city complete