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The main theme of the poem "Piano" is the nostalgia that the speaker feels for his childhood with his mother. He describes the childhood as somewhat idyllic, in "the cosy parlour" with "winter...

Latest answer posted April 23, 2019 3:15 pm UTC

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In the poem “Piano,” author D. H. Lawrence looks back wistfully on his childhood, when he used to sit underneath the piano and listen to his mother play. He says, “Softly, in the dusk, a woman is...

Latest answer posted January 19, 2020 2:00 am UTC

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D. H. Lawrence's poem, "Piano" concerns its theme with the power of memory to recall and also to create illusionary states in the attempt of the adult to separate it from misperception. Typical of...

Latest answer posted March 24, 2012 7:07 am UTC

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Writing of a childhood memory brought to life, D. H. Lawrence portrays a nostalgic moment for an adult who remembers a special time in his past in the poem “Piano.” The narration is first person...

Latest answer posted December 17, 2012 2:14 pm UTC

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The speaker is saying that it is in vain for the singer to try and entertain enthusiastically. The singing and music has taken the adult man down childhood memory lane. The speaker is reminiscing...

Latest answer posted August 28, 2011 12:00 am UTC

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The speaker in D. H. Lawrence’s poem “Piano” recalls the times when, as a child, he used to sit at the piano, listening to his mother play. The speaker feels nostalgic for those times, and he is...

Latest answer posted July 17, 2019 1:23 pm UTC

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The speaker states in the first line of this quatrain that even though he does not want to be ("in spite of myself"), he is drawn back to a memory of his childhood by the music he hears. He...

Latest answer posted March 30, 2017 2:38 pm UTC

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This poem is an incredibly moving lyrical poem that reveals the feelings and thoughts of the speaker that emerge from within him as he listens to a woman singing a song at dusk time. You have...

Latest answer posted August 25, 2011 7:32 pm UTC

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When the speaker of this poem says, "my manhood is cast / Down in the flood of remembrance" in the poem's final lines, he compares the rush of memories he experiences to a flood of water using a...

Latest answer posted August 7, 2017 10:56 pm UTC

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I have found this question immensely interesting. I beg to differ from the earlier answers posted by respectable educators. Yes, it is a love poem, but does not deal with love for memory or love...

Latest answer posted April 26, 2013 8:22 am UTC

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I think the most pronounced feeling of the speaker in this poem is one of nostalgia. As the speaker listens to a woman play the piano so beautifully, he is reminded of a time when he was a child...

Latest answer posted March 4, 2019 4:19 pm UTC

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A paraphrase of this poem is that the narrator is listening to a woman singing at dusk when he is pulled into thinking about his childhood. The piano is a symbol of his childhood, and he recalls...

Latest answer posted October 4, 2017 1:25 pm UTC

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In this poem, remembering seems painful. In the first stanza, it doesn't seem so, especially because the memory described seems to be a good one and the transition from present to past is like...

Latest answer posted August 5, 2018 8:15 pm UTC

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D. H. Lawrence‘s “Piano” nostalgically takes the speaker of the poem back to his childhood. The poem is written in first person with the speaker serving as the protagonist of the poem. Written in...

Latest answer posted July 15, 2013 4:41 pm UTC

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'Piano' written by D.H. Lawrence is a nostalgic poem. The speaker is listening to his lover sing for him in tune to the piano. The music of the piano serves as a guide who taking the poet's hand...

Latest answer posted November 5, 2012 6:29 am UTC

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D. H. Lawrence's "Piano" is a rational, nostalgic poem about the romanticized memories of childhood compared with the realities of adult life. The speaker reluctantly allows himself to be swept...

Latest answer posted August 14, 2012 7:36 pm UTC

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The writer D. H. Lawrence presents two different pictures of a child’s life and memories in his poems “Piano” and “Discord in Childhood.” “Piano” employs a first person point of view. The narrator...

Latest answer posted July 19, 2013 12:18 am UTC

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As with any poetic interpretation, the answer you will receive will always be subjective. A poem rarely means the same thing any two people. Poetry is meant to move, to bring about critical...

Latest answer posted August 15, 2011 2:11 am UTC

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In this poem, the speaker recalls his childhood. In the present time, the speaker is listening to a singer accompanied by piano music. In the present moment, he is an adult man. The song evokes...

Latest answer posted February 10, 2016 12:21 am UTC

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Of course, it’s a matter of opinion when it comes to saying which version of a poem is “stronger.” The aspects that I interpret as “strong,” or effective, or delightful to the senses, might not be...

Latest answer posted November 4, 2018 9:47 pm UTC

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In D. H. Lawrence's "Piano," the narrator is transported into the past, metaphorically speaking, when he listens to a piano being played. This reminds him of "home" and the long evenings of his...

Latest answer posted July 31, 2020 10:38 am UTC

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Memories facilitate holding on to the things a person loves. Even a sophisticated man can find himself in the reminiscences of his former life. In “Piano” by D. H. Lawrence, the reader engages...

Latest answer posted December 30, 2012 12:06 pm UTC

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"Piano" by D. H. Lawrence is a poem about hearing a woman sing. The woman's voice reminds the speaker of his mother's, and this memory causes him to miss feelings from his childhood. These...

Latest answer posted October 20, 2019 2:16 am UTC

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The writer of the poem "Piano" uses a first person point of view. He is reminiscing about the past when he used to sit under the piano on a cold wintry day. He is moved to tears as he thinks about...

Latest answer posted June 30, 2011 2:04 am UTC

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The "Piano" is a lyric poem filled with a reflection of a childhood event. It is the thoughts and feelings of a single speaker. It is dusk, and the speaker is listening to someone play a piano:...

Latest answer posted July 13, 2012 4:49 pm UTC

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Probably the strongest association between the setting in which the narrator finds himself as he goes through the thoughts that are the poem and the past times that he is remembering are the types...

Latest answer posted May 20, 2013 4:46 pm UTC

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“Half Past Two” uses the idea of time to present childhood as a time of innocence based in ignorance. U. A. Fanthorpe connects the idea of knowing how to tell time to broader knowledge of the rules...

Latest answer posted July 14, 2019 4:27 pm UTC

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Georgian poetry is known for its simplicity in language; Georgian poets dropped the formality in diction which was prevalent in the Victorian Era in exchange for a language which was more...

Latest answer posted January 6, 2021 1:14 pm UTC

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In "Piano" by D.H. Lawrence, the speaker experiences something like desperation, when, against his will, he is pulled by the piano music back into the memories of his past. The phrase at the...

Latest answer posted May 14, 2019 1:02 pm UTC

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Poet D. H. Lawrence's aim in the poem "Piano” was to convey to his readers’ the joys of childhood. The narrator in this poem talks of being transported in his mind to a time when he would sit...

Latest answer posted February 12, 2016 8:17 pm UTC

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“Piano” by D. H. Lawrence finds a man lost in his thoughts and willing to forgo his macho façade to delve into his memories from his childhood. What a beautiful poem! The imagery takes the reader...

Latest answer posted July 21, 2013 4:54 pm UTC

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D. H. Lawrence's poem, "Piano," is about resisting nostalgia. In the first stanza, the speaker (as an adult) is listening to a woman singing. Hearing this passionate song, the speaker imagines the...

Latest answer posted August 29, 2012 2:07 pm UTC

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While reading “Piano” by D.H. Lawrence we are reminded that it is the unpretentious, perhaps mundane, times spent with loved ones that are important in life. The speaker is listening to a woman...

Latest answer posted September 28, 2015 4:55 pm UTC

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So, I'm guessing that by "aspect", you mean the theme of childhood. I've pulled some quotations that we can analyze for that theme. "Taking me back down the vista of years, till I see / A child...

Latest answer posted October 2, 2015 1:17 pm UTC

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In the opening stanza of the poem, the speaker says that there is a woman singing to him and that this woman's singing reminds him of when he was a boy and his mother used to sing to him. The...

Latest answer posted April 15, 2021 11:44 am UTC

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