Themes in Loveliest of Trees
Themes Examples in Loveliest of Trees:
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"snow..." See in text (Text of the Poem)
Changing seasons are often used in poetry to metaphorically describe the stages of a person’s life. Spring is youth, summer is adulthood, fall is middle age, and winter is old age. By “snow” the speaker suggests that he will look at nature in all seasons, winter included, because there is too much to see and appreciate with his limited time. However, he also metaphorically means that he will continue to go out and look at the cherry trees into his old age.
"things..." See in text (Text of the Poem)
The speaker uses the word “things,” objects that one need not or cannot give a specific name to, in order to emphasize the many things he must pay attention to and has not yet experienced. The speaker uses the word “things” to remind readers that there is so much to observe in the world in bloom, and that they must keep their eyes open to everything.