Essay Travelling Through The Dark By William Stafford

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The poem travelling through the dark was written by William Stafford. Poet Stafford was born on Hutchinson, Kansas on January 17th 199 while he died on Oregon, on August 28, 1993. He received a BA and an MA from the University of Kansas at Lawrence and, in 1954, a PhD from the University of Iowa. (poets.org) Stafford in the poem makes the expresses his sad emotion on the deer that was lying on the street with her dead fawn. He also presents the tension the nature and the technology. In relation to the topic of the poem it is the modern poem because it talks about the cars. The poem is internal because it is the poet himself who is facing the situation and he is the one who is describing the situation.
The poem doesn’t have any words that has multiple dictionary meanings. There are not any obsolete words in the poem. There are not any new or made up words in the poem. The tone of the poem is formal because the poet doesn’t use any informal or made up words. Also, there are not any cliché or slangs used in the poem which gives poem the formal connotation. There are different words that stood out to me. First word that stood out to me was the word “swerve” which means “to turn aside abruptly in movement or direction; deviate suddenly from the straight or direct course.”(dictionary.com). similarly, stiffened was the other word that I was confused about. “Stiff means rigid or firm; difficult or impossible to bend or flex (dictionary.com). Similarly, the other word that I was…

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