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This poem begins with a certain charm, at least until the end. D.H. Lawrence personifies this creature in his garden, in "Snake." The snake comes to get a drink from the water trough on a hot day....

Latest answer posted August 8, 2012 7:10 am UTC

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Imagery in a poem refers to the elements that engage the senses. Images can relate to any of the senses (sight, taste, sound, touch, smell) as in the poem “The Snake” by D. H. Lawrence. The poet...

Latest answer posted October 11, 2013 7:16 pm UTC

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In the poem, "The Snake," by D.H. Lawrence, the snake might be seen as symbolic of evil or death—as is the snake of Genesis in the Bible that is so appealing, and yet so "deadly;" and the trees and...

Latest answer posted June 12, 2011 3:12 pm UTC

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Lawrence attributes human and even godlike qualities to the snake, calling it his "guest," saying that the snake "mused a moment," and imagining that it is seeking his "hospitality." The reptile is...

Latest answer posted June 13, 2018 3:01 am UTC

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“Snake” by D. H. Lawrence was written while the author was living in Sicily in 1923. The poem uses first person narration with the poet as the speaker. The setting and poem itself epitomizes the...

Latest answer posted October 19, 2012 1:22 am UTC

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David Herbert Lawrence alludes to another famed poem by Coleridge 'The ancient Mariner' in which an old sailor kills the bird that helps him, and is then made to suffer for his isn. Similarly, the...

Latest answer posted November 17, 2012 7:06 am UTC

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Perhaps of paramount importance in the reading and interpretation of "The Snake," is D. H. Lawrence's is the free-verse form with its characteristic conventions which Lawrence derived from Walt...

Latest answer posted August 14, 2012 6:58 pm UTC

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The poem "The Snake," by D.H. Lawrence masterfully recalls a scene in 1923 when he was living in Sicily near Mt. Etna. A poisonous snake passively drinks from the poet's water trough. Serving as...

Latest answer posted September 15, 2012 6:15 pm UTC

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The narrator in D.H. Lawrence's poem "Snake" demonstrates respect for other creatures by humanizing the snake who drinks out of the narrator's water trough. Further, the tension between what the...

Latest answer posted January 29, 2016 6:03 am UTC

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D. H. Lawrence’s poem “Snake” provides a look into an unforgettable event in the poet’s life---a snake encounter in Sicily. Using first person point of view and employing the flashback technique,...

Latest answer posted July 7, 2013 5:15 pm UTC

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Line by line is a little difficult, but I will explain each stanza. This poem takes place in Sicily, an island in the Mediterranean Sea, near Italy. Stanza 1: A snake comes to the watering trough...

Latest answer posted December 30, 2011 1:26 am UTC

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The poem, "The Snake," by D.H. Lawrence is a recollection of an event in the poet’s life. Initially, the poet is rather annoyed that he has to wait in line as the snake drinks from the trough....

Latest answer posted September 15, 2012 4:27 pm UTC

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This fascinating poem “Snake” by D. H. Lawrence realistically explores an actual scene that the poet encounters one morning in Sicily when he was going out to get water. A snake was getting his own...

Latest answer posted January 30, 2013 9:50 pm UTC

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These two metaphors in the poem are both connected with the regal stature the narrator finally believes the snake to have. Initially he refers to the snakes as ‘Someone was before me’ Of course...

Latest answer posted January 9, 2011 5:29 am UTC

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The poem celebrates the wonder of nature, symbolized in this poem by a snake. The speaker is in awe when he notices a snake drinking at a water trough from which the speaker wishes to replenish his...

Latest answer posted December 21, 2016 11:50 am UTC

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When the narrator first sees the snake in his water trough, he is mildly irritated. He reasons that, since the water trough belongs to him, he should not be made to feel like a "second comer."...

Latest answer posted October 3, 2017 9:27 pm UTC

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The most important theme in the poem is the need to respect nature. The speaker's upbringing and education have taught him that the snake is very dangerous and that, as a man, he should finish it...

Latest answer posted November 21, 2019 9:45 am UTC

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The speaker is referring to the natural dwelling-place of the snake. He slithers out of his home in a black hole to drink at the water trough, which is where he encounters the speaker, standing...

Latest answer posted July 26, 2018 7:07 am UTC

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Lawrence describes the snake coming to his water trough on a hot day. Quickly, he feels a conflict: The voice of my education said to me He must be killed... The hatred of men for snakes is as...

Latest answer posted November 9, 2019 11:25 am UTC

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In D. H. Lawrence's poem "Snake," repetition is used throughout for emphasis. In the line your question refers to, the word "earth" is appended twice to another descriptor—a color descriptor. This...

Latest answer posted January 13, 2020 3:56 pm UTC

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The words "dreamily" and "drunken," used alliteratively by Lawrence to describe the way the snake looks at him after it "drank" at his trough, serve to emphasize the overall mood of the poem, which...

Latest answer posted March 26, 2018 9:26 am UTC

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Although the imagery and subject of the poem clearly lend themselves to phallic interpretation, I do not feel that there is an indication of homosexual urge. I do feel that Lawrence is bemoaning...

Latest answer posted May 11, 2010 2:57 pm UTC

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