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How does the writer bring life to people(TM)s feelings about, and reactions to the events described in Marcia Douglas(TM)s poem?

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How does the writer bring life to people's feelings about, and reactions to the events described in Marcia Douglas's poem? The writer brings life to the people's feelings and reaction to the event in a very vividly descriptive way. To begin with, her adjectives are very vivid and she uses many similes and personifications. She starts off with the word 'Then'. This drops us off into the middle of the scene. Everyone 'camping' on the grass. The word camping shows us how they were prepared to wait a very, very long time. This point is also emphasised when it is mentioned that their lanterns were 'full'. ...read more.

Middle

Mr. Samuel is described as "the great inventor", he is seen as the one who invented artificial light in Cocoa bottom. How he stood on the verandah, 'a silhouette [...] behind him', it gives us an image of him standing there, with a "holy" light shining on him. Showing the outline of his body. Grannie Patterson is also seen as a special character in the poem. She represents the "old ones" of the village. The people who have been there since the beginning, getting on with life the same way generation through generation. Then, suddenly, artificial light reaches Cocoa Bottom. Grannie Patterson's reaction represents that of all the older generations. ...read more.

Conclusion

The people walked back again, 'lit [lighting] their lamps for the dark journey home'. It shows how, after all "miracles" of the electric light, they still turned back to the lanterns with oil. Showing disappointment. So this is how the writer bring life to people's feelings about, and reactions to the events described in Marcia Douglas's poem. REMEMBER THAT THIS IS THE MOST IMPORATANT PARAGRAPH: " After the moment is a totally different issue, it even sounds like the people are disappointed. Reflecting one of man's characteristics, that they are never satisfied. The people walked back again, 'lit [lighting] their lamps for the dark journey home'. It shows how, after all "miracles" of the electric light, they still turned back to the lanterns with oil. Showing disappointment." ?? ?? ?? ?? Abdulahad Pervez 289 10.2 ...read more.

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