In "Ode to my Socks," how does the author feel about the socks he received as a gift ?
This amazing poem contains so many excellent examples of imagery as the speaker conveys his delight with his gift in a bewildering array of descriptions that test the limits of language as he struggles to find ever more superlative descriptions capable of conveying his joy and happiness. Consider how the speaker says that his feet "were honoured in this way by these heavenly socks." Describing the socks as "heavenly" clearly describes his joy and thoughts about these socks, as does the way in which he says his feet were "honoured" by these socks. Consider too the following quote:
for the first time
my feet seemed to me
like two decrepit
of that woven
of those glowing
Descrbing his feet as firemen who are "unworthy" of the fire in his "glowing / socks" again helps to reinforce the impression that he is absolutely delighted by this gift and that the socks are very beautiful and important to him. The speaker obviously feels very strongly about his socks and prizes them as a very special gift.