Theme Of Taking Me Back Down The Vista Of Years

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In the first stanza the author uses the phrase "Taking me back down the vista of years" to establish the poem's central idea of the loss of innocence. In this quote The speaker is trying to illustrate his memories of his childhood years, through the imagery of a vista which is a pleasing view, which is usually of a landscape. But in this case it’s a pleasing view of his memories of childhood. The prompts central idea is the loss of childhood innocence. The phrase "Taking me back down the vista of years" helps support the idea of the loss of childhood innocence because it illustrates that his childhood was better and more pleasing that his current adult life. In the quote "Taking me back down the vista of years" the speaker talks about a vista, …show more content…
The author suggests that his memories of being a kid are better than what he is currently experiencing in his life right now. Which connects to the poem's central idea of the loss of childhood innocence. When you're a kid you don't have much to worry about, your life is mostly focused on having fun. The only thing that you really have to do when you are a kid, is to go to school. Which as a little kid is still primary still about having fun while you're learning. Although even when you hit high school you are bombarded with questions of "what are you going to do after school?" What college are you going to?" And when you are in college you are hit with bills, student loans, taxes, taking care of yourself, as well as a multitude of other thing. Your life is no longer as carefree as when you were a …show more content…
In this quote the speaker is trying to illustrate that he mourns that his present self couldn't be more like his younger self. The quote "heart of me weeps" helps the central idea of the poem by building on the idea that he wishes that he could have his childhood innocence back. when we hear the word "weep" we usually think of a mourning or sad event like a funereal. This creates a feeling of sadness and mourning that the speaker feels for his childhood memories. The word “weeps” creates a feeling of sadness and mourning that the speaker feels for his childhood memories, because he can't regain the carefree point of view he had as a kid. In this quote author is suggesting that he mourns the loss of his childhood. The quote "the heart of me weeps" could also be interpreted as the speaker when he was a child talking to his future self. His younger self is foreshadowing what he will become and is sad because he know one day he will have the responsibility of an

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