Candles - 1899 - Constantine P. Cavafy
CANDLES Brainstorm out everything you know about candles:- Senses: What does it taste, feel, look, sound, smell like, ?- What do you associate with them?- What do they symbolise?
The days of our future stand before uslike a row of little lighted candles – golden, warm, and lively little candles. The days gone by remain behind us,a mournful line of burnt out candles;the nearest ones are still smoking,cold candles, melted and bent. I do not want to look at them; their form saddens me,and it saddens me to recall their first light.I look ahead at my lighted candles. I do not want to turn back, lest I see and shudder –how quickly the somber line lengthens,how quickly the burnt-out candles multiply.
VANITAS 'Vanitas' paintings were warnings that you should not be concerned about the wealth and possessions you accumulate in this world as you can't take them with you when you die.
Macbeth:To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,To the last syllable of recorded time;And all our yesterdays have lighted foolsThe way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player,That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,And then is heard no more. It is a taleTold by an idiot, full of sound and fury,Signifying nothing. Macbeth Act 5, scene 5, 19–28
The authors attitude toward story and readers TONE • Tone is the attitude the poet takes toward his or her work or a character in the poem. Tone should not be confused with mood, the feeling that a poem creates. • Tone can often be summed up in one word--serious, ironic, humorous, etc. TONE
MOOD The effect of the writers words on the reader. How the writer makes the words feel MoodThe mood is the feeling or atmosphere of a piece. The mood can be many different things. Some examples included: • A feeling of love. • A feeling of doom. • A feeling of fear. • A feeling of pride. • An atmosphere of chaos. • An atmosphere of peace. TONE MOOD