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'The Seed Shop' by Muriel Stewart is a poem I read recently in which the writer expresses her views on origin, potential and ultimately that of creation.
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'The Seed Shop' by Muriel Stewart is a poem I read recently in which the writer expresses her views on origin, potential and ultimately that of creation. Although the poem is based around a seed shop it can be said that it reflects the development and potential of all living things, including the human race. She shows these ideas through her use of imagery, word-choice and structure.
The idea of humble origins is apparent even in the first line of the first stanza where 'quiet and dusty room' is used to describe the place in which the poem is set. This, straight away, makes the reader envision a place closed off and secluded from whatever lies outside, the word 'dusty' making it seem untouched and dingy. With regards to human life it could be said that the human being is also at some stage of development, possibly before birth, contained also.
Imagery is again used in the third stanza where the phrase 'narrow cell' reinforces this idea of containment. It gives the reader an impression of something being held against its will, of entrapment, as the word 'cell' alone has connotations of imprisonment and in the
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