Aveneu Park, Starling, Australia

In dawns and brightens their skies. In

In the
opening lines if Yamanoue’s Man’y?sh? V: 806-807poem, the speaker conveys he
indulges in memories of his children whenever he eats melons or chestnuts. Sights
of his children keep quivering between his eyes making him restless and
depriving him from sleep and inner peace. Then he asks himself rhetorically how
important his children are to him, he then assures that one’s child is more
worthy than any treasure. The main theme in the poem is to show the longing of
the speaker to his children and use of metaphoric image to compare them to a
treasure (gold, silver and jewels). In Man’y?sh? V: 909-911 is a poem of
yearning for his son we see the speaker still emphasizing on how important his
son is by comparing him to a lustrous pearl. In line 8 he also says that he is
a product of love to his wife so it shows he is to be loved as well. In lines
10-11 he uses comparative image between his son and a bright star that lights
their dawns and brightens their skies. In lines 21-24 his son asks his father to
sleep between him and his mother and said they would be like splitty-grass as
they will never separate even at bed time. The fact that the speaker recalls
his memories with his son shows that he actually wants those memories to come
back to life. In lines 28-32 he creates interest by contrast in the sudden
change of feelings as they are waiting enthusiastically for their son to grow when all of a
sudden he passed away. In lines 32-35 he uses imagery comparing life of his son
to a ship that was wrecked by unwanted winds and destroyed their life
happiness.  In line 39 he bound his
sleeves to wipe his tears because of his deep sorrow. In lines 43-47 he shows
begging in despair both gods of earth and heaven but all was in vain as his
wishes never came true. In both lines 22 and 65 “Don’t go away from me.” and “I
have let him go like a bird in flight.” These two lines show contrast as it
shows how bonded his son was to him as they were inseparable and how he was
gone like a flying bird with uncontrolled departure. So for him it felt so touching
because it was obvious they would never be reunited again. The main theme in
both poems is about the love bond between son and child and that whenever a
father is separated from his child he keeps thinking about him and tries in
every way to get him back. In both poems we see the comparison of the children
to things that are of value and benefit to the reader like treasures and stars
to show their substantial role in their fathers’ life.


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