Connotations in Poetry


Connotations in Poetry

Parlindungan Pardede

Universitas Kristen Indonesia

In previous posts it has been explained that poetry is a literary genre that evokes a concentrated imaginative awareness of experience or a specific emotional response through language chosen and arranged for its meaning, sound, and rhythm. Poetry communicates experience or a specific emotional response through condensed expressions. Therefore, it says more and says it more intensely than does ordinary language. To achieve this, poetry maximizes the use of both denotative and connotative meanings.

Particularly in poetry, connotation is very important because it is one of the means by which meaning is concentrated or enriched. That is why connotation is often called the lifeblood of poetry. By means of connotations, poets are able to say more in fewer words. Connotations also make it possible for poets to ‘paint pictures’ or create a strong image or feeling. On the other hand, the use of connotations will make the readers become naturally more involved with the words of the poem because their mind is caused to do a little extra ‘work’ in finding the meaning; and this deepens the effect the poem creates.

To see how connotations play a great role in poetry, read the following poem, try to figure out the connotation of words in blue, and study the explanation below it.

There is No Frigate Like a Book

There is no frigate like a book

To take us lands away,

Nor any courses like a page

Of prancing poetry.

This traverse may the poorest take

Without oppress of toll;

How frugal is the chariot

That bears the human soul.

(Emily Dickinson, 1830-1886)

Explanation:

In There is No Frigate Like a Book Emily Dickinson is considering the power of a book of poetry to transmit us from our immediate surroundings into a world of the imagination. To do it, she compares poetry to various means of transportation: a boat, a team of horses, and a wheeled land vehicle. But she is very careful to choose kinds of transportation and names for them that have romantic connotations. Frigate suggests exploration and adventure; coursers, beauty, spirit, and speed; chariot, speed and the ability to go through the air as well as on land. How much of the meaning of the poem comes from this selection of vehicles and words is apparent if we try to substitute for them, say, steamship, horses, and streetcar.

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  1. ANASTASIA WIDAYANTI (0912150039)

    1.Identifying word/phrase:

    — “Leaps up”: Jubilant (conno) ; Feeling an exciting moment (deno).

    — “Rainbow”: gorgeous (conno) ; a beautiful nature act after the rain (deno)

    — “Sky”: large and unlimited (conno) ; a beautiful gift from God (deno)

    — “Man”: someone mature (conno) ; male (deno)

    — “Days”: lives (conno) ; a life in the period during 24 hours (deno)

    — “Natural piety”: lives decently and full honor (conno) ; nature of the earth (deno)

    2.*General meaning: through this poem, the poet tells admiration and happiness of the universe.

    *Detailed meaning:
    on line 1-2: explain preferences for rainbow and authors are reminded to be memorable in his life.
    On line 3-6: explain the whole of his life. (since its birth, children, adolescents, adults, and when it will die later).
    on line 7-9: explain the gratitude to God.

    *Intention of the writer: the message author of this poem is that we should always thank the universe that have been awarded to us as human beings, and willing to care for our lives further.

  2. D: denotation
    C: connotation

    1.
    a) The child is a father of a man
    D: illogical statement
    C: the child is the teacher of a man

    2.
    a) general meaning: Wordsworth is embracing and celebrating nature’s beauty such as a rainbow and also expressing his stance/attitude towards it.

    b) detailed meaning: As a child we are often amazed when we see a natural phenomenon such as a rainbow. Wordsworth tried to express his feeling when he saw one (in this poem he uses word “behold” which emits more romantic feeling that “see”) and his attitude towards other natural phenomenon/beauties. As a child, when he grew up and as a man, he wanted to always been able to appreciate natural beauties or in this case he uses word “piety” which emits a more religious sense. He also stated boldly and gave the reader sense of importance by stating “Or let me die!” to show the depth of his appreciation.

    c) intention of the writer: Wordsworth expressed his appreciation towards nature.

  3. 1. Denotation and connotation of the poem:
    a. ‘heart’ means organs (deno) and feeling (conno)
    b. ‘leaps up’ means enthusiastic (deno.) and happy (conno.)
    c. ‘rainbow’ means curve of many colors seen in the sky after raining (deno.) and beauty (conno.)
    d. ‘sky’ means space above the earth (deno.) and the whole nature (conno.)
    e. ‘man’ in ‘The child is father of the man’ means an adult man (deno.) and the nature (conno.)
    f. ‘father of the man’ means male parent of man (deno.) and protecting and caring the nature (conno.)
    g. ‘days’ means period of 24 hours (deno.) and life (conno.)

    2. a. General meaning : The poem tell us about feelings of someone who feel happy with the enthusiasm of someone consider to the beauty of nature in his life.
    b. Detailed meaning : The poet very happy when he felt the impact of nature. Feel proximity to nature and grateful for the gift. He always hope naturally to be bound to nature.
    c. Intention of the writer : The poet wants the reader could appreciate life from their Creatures because life is so short so enjoy the life with nature

  4. 1. Identifying word/phrase
    a. Heart
    Conno : spirit
    Deno : the organ of body which pumps blood
    b.Leaps up
    Conno : show a sense of glad or happy
    Deno : jump
    c. A rainbow
    Conno: curve of many colours seen in the sky when the sun shines through rain
    Deno: a prize
    d. Sky
    Conno: God creation
    Deno: the area above the earth
    e. Man
    Conno. : mature
    Deno. : male
    f. Days
    Conno: life
    Denno: period of 24 hours
    2. a. General meaning :
    This poetry means a person who really appreciates beauty of nature.
    b. Detailed meaning :
    This poem tells about someone who really happy when he look the rainbow and he hope when he become an old man, he still feel this beauty nature.
    c. The intention :
    The intention of this poem is to invite the readers and feel the beauty of nature like in this poem. And the poem wants to reader to always remember that the beauty of nature is created by God.

  5. 1.a. Heart means the body organ which pumps blood (deno.) ; feeling (conno.).
    b. Leaps means jump (deno) ; remembered a great moment, joyful (conno).
    c. Rainbow means arch containing the colors of the spectrum, formed in the sky (deno) ; natural wonder (conno).
    c. Natural means by nature (deno) ; ordinary (conno).
    d. My days means time between sunrise and sunset every day (deno) ; the journey of poet’s life (conno).
    e. Bound means limit (deno); fulfilled by (conno).

    2. General meaning: in the poetry is announcer revealed her sense of fun and excitement with nature.
    Detail the meaning: line 1-2 in this he revealed when he saw a rainbow, and when he was best remembered moment in life.
    3-4 line here he revealed when he was born in this world he was happy and he did not think that he is like a human.
    line 5-6 when he was grow old in this world and whether he is alive or dead in her parents later.
    7-9 line of a child tells us that he could learn about the life and thank God for it.

    Intention of the writer: In this poetry he tells if a person already living in this world we should be grateful what God’s love with us and we should be grateful such a beautiful nature in this world.

  6. 1. Denotation and connotation:
    a. ‘leaps up’ means enthusiastic (denno.) and happy (conno.)
    b. ‘rainbow’ means curve of many colors seen in the sky after raining (denno.) and beauty (conno.)
    c. ‘sky’ means space above the earth (denno.) and the whole nature (conno.)
    d. ‘man’ in ‘The child is father of the man’ means an adult man (denno.) and the nature (conno.)
    e. ‘father of the man’ means male parent of man (denno.) and protecting and caring the nature (conno.)
    f. ‘days’ means period of 24 hours (denno.) and life (conno.)
    2. * General meaning: The poem tells us about the give thanks and happiness of someone
    for the 2nd chance. He can feel the beauty of nature.
    * detailed meaning:the poet tells about his connection to nature, stating that it has been
    strong throughout his life.He even goes so far as to say that if he ever loses his
    connection he would
    prefer to die.
    * Intention of the writer: The poet wants the reader respect to the nature. And tells
    the reader that the nature is beautiful like the rainbow on the sky.

  7. 1. Denotation and Connotation of the poem

    a) “leaps up” means Jump (denotation)
    “leaps up” means conscious (connotation)

    b) “rainbow” means multicolored view in the sky (denotation)
    “rainbow” means Life is colorful (connotation)

    c. “sky” means space above the earth, where we see the clouds, the sun, moon and stars (denotation)
    “sky” means part of nature (connotation)

    d. “man” means an adult male (denotation)
    “man” means mature (connotation)

    e. “days” means periode for more than a day (denotation)
    “days” always (connotation)

    f. “bound each to each” means forced (denotation)
    “bound each to each” means always (connotation)

    g. “natural piety” means nature (denotation)
    “natural piety” means natural (connotation)

    2. a. General meaning
    The poem tells us about the enthusiasm of someone consider to the beauty of nature in his life.

    b. Spesific meaning
    The poem tells us about the beauty of nature that feel of someone. “My heart leaps up when I behold” it means he feels enthusiastic. “a rainbow in the sky”, “So was it when my life began”, “So is it now I am a man” these means that he began his life. then, he learn from the nature. “And I could wish my days to be”, “Bound each to each by natural piety” means he hopes he can always love the nature throughout his life.

    c. Intention of the writer
    The poet tells us as the reader to love the nature from God.

  8. 1.The connotation and denotation of the poem :
    -Leaps up
    Connotation = Jubilant
    Denotation = Feeling an exciting moment

    -Rainbow
    Connotation = gorgeous
    Denotation = a beautiful nature act after the rain

    -Sky
    Connotation = large and unlimited
    Denotation = a beautiful gift from God

    -Man
    Connotation = someone mature
    Denotation = male

    -Days
    Connotation = lives
    Denotation = a life in the period during 24 hours

    -Natural piety
    Connotation = lives decently and full honor
    Denotation = nature of the earth

    2. General Meaning : This poetry tells about an enjoyment of someone life who always act natural as the nature of the earth began.
    Detailed Meaning : The poet expressed a writer life is like a beautiful rainbow in the sky. He always love his life that he figured like a nature that pure and sacred. And he wants to be always be bound together with the nature.
    Intention of the writer : The writer message in this poet is we must to live as the nature that always be natural and praise everything that we have in our lives. In addition, we have to be a human like as our selves meant to be and gives all to the fate that God have planned .

  9. 1. There are words/phrases that has both denotation and connotation, such as:
    ‘heart’ = pumps blood (Deno) ; feeling (Cono)

    ‘leaps up’ = Jump to a great height (Deno) ; excited (Cono)

    ‘rainbow’ = An arch of colors formed in the sky in the certain circumstance, caused by the refraction and dispersion of the sun’s light by rain. (Deno) ;(wonderful)

    ‘sky’ = The region of the atmosphere (Deno) ; dream (Cono)

    ‘life’ = The condition that distinguishes animals and plants from inorganic matter (Deno) ; opportunity (Cono)

    ‘man’ = An adult human male (Deno) ; strong (Cono)

    ‘grow’ = Undergo natural development by increasing in size and changing physically (Deno) ; Progress to maturity (Cono)

    ‘old’ = Having lived for a long time (Deno) ; Lots of experiences (Cono)

    ‘die’ = Stop living (Deno) ; Lost (Cono)

    ‘child’ = A young human being below the age of full physical development (Deno) ; Not mature (Cono)

    ‘father’ = A man in relation to his natural child or children (Deno) ; Respect (Cono)

    ‘days’ = A period of twenty-four hours as a unit of time (Deno) ; Measure of time (Cono)

    ‘bound’ = Walk or run with leaping strides (Deno) ; determination (Cono)

    ‘natural’ = Existing in or caused by nature (Deno) ; pure (Cono)

    ‘piety’ = The quality of being religious or reverent (Deno) ; Cleanliness of the heart (Cono)

    2. The general meaning: The poet feels excited when the poet looks a wonderful rainbow in the sky and the poet loves a nature because nature help the poet to understands how life will change fast.

    Detailed meaning:

    ‘My heart leaps up when I behold’ means the poet will feel excited when look in the sky.
    ‘A rainbow in the sky’ means the poet really love the various of colors from rainbow.
    ‘So was it when my life began’ means the poet notice that the poet’s life just began.
    ‘So is it now I am a man’ means the poet know that the poet should be strong to face the life.
    ‘So be it when I shall grow old’ means the poet should be mature.
    ‘Or let me die’ means the poet understands the life is short.
    ‘The child is father of the man’ means the poet children have a pure heart than an adult.
    ‘And I could wish my days to be’ means the poet have a dream about something.
    ‘Bound each to each by natural piety’ means the poet loves to feel the purity of heart from nature.

    Intention of the writer: the poet wants the reader could appreciate life from their Creatures because life is so short so enjoy the life with nature.

  10. 1. Connotation and denotation of the poem:
    a. “Leaps up” : means bound (deno) and fellings good (conno).
    b. “Rainbow” : means line with many colors which reflected in the sky after raining (deno) and the history of life (conno).
    c. “Sky” : means the space at the outside of earth (deno) and whole life (conno).
    d. “I” : means The singular subject (deno) and the someone who had experienced (conno).
    e. “Child” : means a young person (deno) and someone who need protection (conno).
    f. “Father” : means a male parent (deno) some who always protect and take care his child (conno)
    g. “Days”: means period of 24 hours (deno) and the time of life (conno)

    2. General Meaning :
    This poem was tell us about the story of someone who really likes to nature. He has hope that the whole of his life was related with nature. Since he was born, grow up and until he died. He described his life as nature.

    Detailed Meaning:
    “My heart leaps up when I behold” : It tell us about the beauty of nature in his life
    “A rainbow in the sky” : It is the most beautiful part of nature
    “So was it when my life began” : It is about beginning
    “So is it now I am a man” : It is about maturity of an adult man
    “So be it when I shall grow old” : It is about the developmental of age
    “Or let me die” : It is tell us about his hopeless
    “The child is father of the man” : It tell us the human life is always changed
    “And I could wish my days to be” : It tell us about hope and the future of the writer’s
    “Bound each to each by natural piety” : It tell us the best from nature.

    Intention : the writer’s would like to describe for us that nature can provide the best thing for human life.

  11. I. a. Heart
    Conn: feeling
    Deno: body organ for pumping blood

    b. Leaps up
    conn: enthusiastic (conno),
    deno: rise

    c. a rainbow
    Conn: a gift
    Deno: multicolored arc in the sky

    d. in the sky
    Conn: from the God
    Deno: atmospher

    e. man’ in ‘The child is father of the man’
    conn: the nature
    denno: an adult man

    f. Natural piety
    Conn : respect and love for Nature
    Deno : the respect and love which a child should have for his parents

    g. days’
    conno: life
    deno: period of 24 hours

    2. General meaning :
    The poetry tell us about feelings of someone who feel happy
    when he could start a new life with new enthusiasm and leave all the burdens and enjoy the life and beauty of nature

    detailed meaning : The speaker explains his connection to nature, stating that it has been strong throughout his life. He even goes so far as to say that if he ever loses his connection he would prefer to die.

    intention of the writer: gives the poem a somewhat staccato feeling and forces the reader to pause at important points in the poem. For instance, the two short lines of the poem are both quite significant. First, “A rainbow in the sky” harkens back to God’s promise to Noah signifying their bond, and foreshadows the speaker’s wish to be “Bound…by natural piety.” The sixth line, “Or let me die!” shows the strength of the speaker’s convictions.

  12. 1. Denotation and connotation of the poem:
    a. ‘leaps up’ means enthusiastic (denno.) and happy (conno.)
    b. ‘rainbow’ means curve of many colors seen in the sky after raining (denno.) and beauty (conno.)
    c. ‘sky’ means space above the earth (denno.) and the whole nature (conno.)
    d. ‘man’ in ‘The child is father of the man’ means an adult man (denno.) and the nature (conno.)
    e. ‘father of the man’ means male parent of man (denno.) and protecting and caring the nature (conno.)
    f. ‘days’ means period of 24 hours (denno.) and life (conno.)

    2. general meaning: the poem is tell about his connection to nature, stating that it has been strong throughout his life. He even goes so far as to say that if he ever loses his connection he would prefer to die.

    detailed meaning:the writer goes on to say that he has always felt the impact of nature, even when he was an infant: “So was it when my life began; / So is it now I am a man.” he is so certain of his connection with nature that he says it will be constant until he becomes an old man, or else he would rather die: “So be it when I shall grow old, / Or let me die!” In the next line he declares that children are superior to men because of their proximity to nature: “The Child is father of the Man.” For this reason, he wishes to bind himself to his childhood self: “And I could wish my days to be / Bound each to each by natural piety.”

    intention of the writer: gives the poem a somewhat staccato feeling and forces the reader to pause at important points in the poem. For instance, the two short lines of the poem are both quite significant. First, “A rainbow in the sky” harkens back to God’s promise to Noah signifying their bond, and foreshadows the speaker’s wish to be “Bound…by natural piety.” The sixth line, “Or let me die!” shows the strength of the speaker’s convictions.

  13. 1.a. Heart means the body organ which pumps blood (deno.) ; feeling (conno.).
    b. Leaps means jump (deno) ; remembered a great moment, joyful (conno).
    c. Rainbow means arch containing the colors of the spectrum, formed in the sky (deno) ; natural wonder (conno).
    c. Natural means by nature (deno) ; ordinary (conno).
    d. My days means time between sunrise and sunset every day (deno) ; the journey of poet’s life (conno).
    e. Bound means limit (deno); fulfilled by (conno).

    2. a. General meaning: the poet expresses his joyful and his admiration to the nature.

    b. Detailed meaning:
    Line 1-2 tells his felling when he saw the rainbow and he is remembered an amazing moment in his life.
    Line 3-6 tells about the moment since he was born, children, teenager, adult and when he dies later, or naturally he lives in this world.
    Line 7-9 tells that from a child he could learn about life and be thankful to God because of that.

    c. Intention of the writer: the poet wants to convey that we should be grateful for what God has given for us in this nature.

  14. I. a. Heart
    Conn: feeling
    Deno: body organ for pumping blood

    b. Leaps up
    conn: enthusiastic (conno),
    deno: rise

    c. a rainbow
    Conn: a gift
    Deno: multicolored arc in the sky

    d. in the sky
    Conn: from the God
    Deno: atmospher

    e. man’ in ‘The child is father of the man’
    conn: the nature
    denno: an adult man

    f. Natural piety
    Conn : respect and love for Nature
    Deno : the respect and love which a child should have for his parents

    g. days’
    conno: life
    deno: period of 24 hours

    2. general meaning: the connection of the writer to nature, stating that it has been strong throughout his life. He even goes so far as to say that if he ever loses his connection he would prefer to die.

    detailed meaning: the writer goes on to say that he has always felt the impact of nature, even when he was an infant: “So was it when my life began; / So is it now I am a man.” the writer is so certain of his connection with nature that he says it will be constant until he becomes an old man, or else he would rather die: “So be it when I shall grow old, / Or let me die!” In the next line he declares that children are superior to men because of their proximity to nature: “The Child is father of the Man.” For this reason, he wishes to bind himself to his childhood self: “And I could wish my days to be / Bound each to each by natural piety.”

    Intention of the writer: gives the poem a somewhat staccato feeling and forces the reader to pause at important points in the poem. For instance, the two short lines of the poem are both quite significant. First, “A rainbow in the sky” harkens back to God’s promise to Noah signifying their bond, and foreshadows the speaker’s wish to be “Bound…by natural piety.” The sixth line, “Or let me die!” shows the strength of the speaker’s convictions.

  15. 1.Denotation and Connotation
    A.Heart = Feeling (connotation) and Body Organ for pumping blood (Denotation)
    B.Leaps up = happiness (connotation) and jump (Denotation)
    C.Behold = paying self awareness (connotation) and see with attention (Denotation)
    D.Rainbow = beauty of nature (connotation) and colour in the sky after raining (Denotation)
    E. In the sky = gift (connotation) and blue (Denotation)
    F. Man = mature (connotation) and male (Denotation)

    2. *general meaning : This poetry means story of the beauty of nature.
    *detailed meaning : My heart leaps up when I behold” means that the person who is feel so passionate when he rise up, then the second one is “rainbow in the sky. So was it when my life began” means he started to love nature when he was just born.
    *intention of the writer : the poem is to show about someone the natural beauty my heart leaps up when I behold” means that the person who is feel so passionate when he rise up, then the second one is “rainbow in the sky.

  16. 1. leaps up: Happy (Connotation) and Jump (Denotation)
    2. Man: Become an adult (Connotation) and Male (Denotation)
    3. Days: Existence or Life (Connotation) and a period in the life (Denotation)
    4. Natural piety: The power of the bond (Connotation) and the respect and love which a child should have for his parents (Denotation)
    5. Rainbow: Symbol of the beauty of nature (Connotation) and the refraction and dispersion of the sun’s light by rain or other water droplets in the atmosphere.(Denotation)

    * General Meaning: the poet want tell to the reader about the beauty of nature and his proximity to nature.
    * Detailed meaning: the poet very happy when he felt the impact of nature. feel proximity to nature and grateful for the gift. he always hope naturally to be bound to nature.
    * intention of the writer: the writer wants the reader to save the nature and close to the nature.

  17. Leaps up
    Denotation = jump
    Connotation = happy
    Rainbow
    Denotation = an arch of colours visible in the sky
    Connotation = the symbol of the beauty of the nature
    Man
    Denotation =an adult human male
    Connotation = growing up
    Father of the man
    Denotation = a man in relation to his child or children
    Connotation = better than adult
    Days
    Denotation = each of the twenty-four-hour periods
    Connotation = whole life
    Natural piety
    Denotation = the respect and love which a child should have for his parents
    Connotation = the power of the bond

    General Meaning
    The poet wants tell to the reader/listener about his admiration to the nature
    Detailed Meaning
    The beauty of the nature makes the poet always feels happy when he saw the rainbow. The rainbow, which is one of the beauties of the nature, was admired by the poet since he was child until his recent life. He wants the rainbow is still beauty until he dies. Like a child who always close to the nature, he imagines that child is better then man in loving the nature. And he wants his bond to the nature will be closed naturally.
    Intention
    The poet wants all the reader/listener keep the nature beautiful. As he imagines the rainbow, all the beauties of the nature have to be beautiful forever.

  18. 1. Denotation and connotation of the poem:
    a. ‘leaps up’ means enthusiastic (denno.) and happy (conno.)
    b. ‘rainbow’ means curve of many colors seen in the sky after raining (denno.) and beauty (conno.)
    c. ‘sky’ means space above the earth (denno.) and the whole nature (conno.)
    d. ‘man’ in ‘The child is father of the man’ means an adult man (denno.) and the nature (conno.)
    e. ‘father of the man’ means male parent of man (denno.) and protecting and caring the nature (conno.)
    f. ‘days’ means period of 24 hours (denno.) and life (conno.)
    2. General meaning: The poem tells us about the give thanks and happiness of someone for the 2nd chance. He can feel the beauty of nature.
    3. Intention of the writer: The poet wants the reader respect to the nature. And tells the reader that the nature is beautiful like the rainbow on the sky.

  19. 1. a. heart
    cono. : feeling
    deno. : body organ for pumping blood
    b. leaps up
    cono. : very happy
    deno. : jump
    c. a rainbow
    cono. : a gift
    deno. : multicolored arc in the sky
    d. in the sky
    cono. : from the God
    deno. : atmosphere
    e. man
    cono. : mature
    deno. : male
    f. days
    cono. : lives
    deno. : period more than 24 hours
    g. bound each to each
    cono. : always
    deno. : forced
    h. natural
    cono. : true/pure
    deno. : biological

    2. a. general meaning :
    the poem tells about the happiness of a person of a nature which he/she see
    and feel.
    b. detailed meaning :
    the poem tells about someone who feels happy of a natural beauty. he felt joy
    when he saw a rainbow in the sky. and he hopes when he is an old man he will
    still enjoy the nature of life.
    c. the intention :
    the intention of this poem is to brings the reader feel the natural beauty in this
    poem and invites readers to always be grateful of a nature that God has given.

  20. 1. heart = organs (deno), feeling (conno)
    2. leaps up = jump (deno), enthusiastic (conno)
    3. heart = organs (deno), feeling (conno)
    4. rainbow = a half circle with 7 colours that sometimes appears in the sky when the sun shines through rain (deno), natural wonders (conno)
    5. sky = the area above the earth (deno), God creation (conno)
    6. man= an adult male (deno), mature (conno)
    7.father of the man = a parent (deno), an adult (conno)
    8. natural piety = respect and love for nature (deno), the respect and love which a child should have for his parents (conno)

    General meaning: the writer tell about a journey of life with the natural wonders.

    The detailed meaning of the poem:
    “My heart leaps up when I behold” means he is very enthusiastic with the natural wonders
    “A rainbow in the sky” means he loves the beauty of nature.
    “So was it when my life began” means he started to feel the nature for free during his life.
    “So is it now I am a man, so be it when I shall grow old, or let me die!” means he is dissapointment to growing old.
    “The child is father of the man;” means a children who are act like an adult.
    “And I could wish my days to be , bound each to each by natural piety” means he hopes he can feel the nature free (again) when he was old.

    The intention meaning: Keep our environment health and our natural wonders. those can make our life so colorful with their beauty.

  21. 1. Word/ phrase which has both denotation and connotation meaning:
    a. Heart
    Denotation : the body organ which pumps blood
    Connotation : feeling
    b. Leaps up
    Denotation : jump or spring a long way
    Connotation : feeling happy/ grateful
    c. Rainbow
    Denotation : an arch of colours visible in the sky, caused by refraction and dispersion of the sun’s light by water droplets in the atmosphere
    Connotation : one of God’s greatest blessing in our life
    d. Father
    Denotation : a man in relation to his natural child or children / a man who gives care and protection
    Connotation : a person who is wiser than other (man) that can inspire people although they are older or younger than them
    e. Natural piety
    Denotation : the respect and love which a child should have for his parents
    Connotation : respect and love for Nature
    f. Day
    Denotation : a twenty-four-hour period as a unit of time
    Connotation : a lifetime

    2. Meaning :
    a. General meaning : the poet wants to tell the reader about how much he loves the nature especially when he sees the rainbow. He hopes that as long as he lives he can always feels it.
    b. Detailed meaning :
    The poet started with “My heart leaps up when I behold” “A rainbow in the sky” mean he always feels happy and grateful when he sees a rainbow in the sky. It always reminds him about how great is his God who create rainbow who has very beautiful colours. The rainbow itself means that is one of God’s greatest blessing, it was a sign that He never leaves people as He have promise. It has many colours that means there will be many ‘colours’ in our life; for example joy, sadness, happiness, disappointment, etc; but the rainbow it self, always reminds us although the colours often come in our life but the God blessing does also there.

    And then “So was it when my life began” ; “So is it now I am a man :” “So is it when I shall grow old” “Or let me die!” mean he realizes that every people is growing up but he afraid when during his growing up, he couldn’t feel the same feeling when seeing the rainbow. If he couldn’t feel it anymore, he would prefer to die.

    The words “The child is father of the man” mean that sometimes child is wiser than a man. In this case, child is more sensitive in seeing beautiful things around him. Not like a man, who is busy with his own duty so he often forgets about beautiful things around him, he also doesn’t appreciate it. That is why a child sometimes is a father, someone who is wiser, that can remind a man to always being aware, sensitive, and appreciates things around him.

    “And I could wish my days to be” ; “Bound each to each by natural piety” mean that he wished he could be connected to the childhood that always connect to the nature, where he can see the real life is as long as he lives.

    Intention : the poet wants the reader always remember to the nature especially to Thou Art who created it as long as they live.

  22. 1. a. ‘heart’ means the body organ which pumps blood (deno.) and feeling (conno.). b. ‘leaps up’ means jump (deno.) and happy, excited (conno.).
    c. ‘rainbow’ means one of the most spectacular light shows observed on earth (deno.) and the beauty (conno.)
    d. ‘began’ means starting life (deno.) and baby (conno.)
    e. ‘a man’ means male (deno.) and adult (conno.)
    f. ‘father’ means a male parent (deno.) and nearby around nature
    g. ‘bound’ means relation with (deno.) and want to join and flow with the beauty of nature (conno.)

    2. The general meaning: life or ourselves can not be separated from natural.

    The detailed meaning:
    a. My heart leaps up when I behold a rainbow in the sky= burst of happiness when the authors looked at the beauty of the rainbow.
    b. So was it when my life began; So is it now I am a man: So be it when I shall grow old= From the author was born into the world, up until now, and in the end he will be old, he will be happy, live, and still see the beauty rainbow or nature.
    c. Or let me die= The author allowed himself to die if in the end without the beauty of nature.
    d. The child is father of the man= The children is father the man because it is still holy man and superior. Closer to nature.
    e. And I Could wish my days to be bound each to each by natural Piety= The author hopes his days of nature inspire.

    The author’s purpose in this poem, nature and our lives is something that strongly interconnected. There is no natural means we are not. Nature will be more beautiful if we intervene again inside, not just admire nature but understand it.

  23. 1. Identifying word or phrases

    a. Leaps up
    denotation : so happy
    connotation : jump high
    b. Rainbow
    denotation : beauty
    connotation : curve of many colours seen in the sky when the sun shines
    through rain
    c. Man
    denotation : nature
    connotation : adult man
    d. Days
    denotation : life
    connotation : period of 24 hours
    e. Pity
    denotation : respectful
    connotation : feeling of sympathy and sadness for the troubles of others

    2. a.General meaning
    This poetry express about someone’ admiration of natural beauty. He was pleased with the nature and he hoped all his life bound to nature.

    b. Detailed meaning
    My heart leaps up when I behold means he was so happy with nature
    A rainbow in the sky:
    So was it when my life began means he loved the nature since he still young
    So is it now I am a man/ So be it when I shall grow old,/ Or let me die! means he always love the nature until he is old men
    The child is father of the man means
    And I could wish my days to be bound each to each by natural piety means he wishes all his life close to nature

    c.Intention meaning
    By this poetry the author invites us to love and care for nature throughout our lives. Because nature can give pleasure for us.

  24. 1. a) Word “heart”
    Denotation: a body organ which pumps blood
    Connotation: feeling of something

    b) Phrase “leaps up”
    Denotation: jump
    Connotation: feeling of happiness

    c) Phrase “a rainbow”
    Denotation: multicolored arc in the sky
    Connotation: a gift from God

    d) Phrase “in the sky”
    Denotation: atmosphere which covers the earth
    Connotation: the beauty from the God

    e) Word “man”
    Denotation: male
    Connotation: someone who are mature

    f) Word “days”
    Denotation: the time period more than 24 hours or more than one day
    Connotation: life of God’s creatures

    g) Phrase “bound each to each”
    Denotation: forced each other
    Connotation: always

    h) Word “natural”
    Denotation: biological things in the earth
    Connotation: something is true and pure

    i) Phrase ‘father of the man’
    Denotation: an adult male parent of man
    Connotation: someone who is superior to man because of a certain reason

    2. a) General meaning
    This poem tells us about the someone’s admiration of the beauty of nature since he was childhood until he was adult.

    b) Specific meaning
    This poetry tells us about the greatest love of nature which is able to give the happiness to someone. “My heart leaps up when I behold” and “A Rainbow in the sky” mean he wants to say that he has always felt the impact of nature. The next statements “So was it when my life began” and “So is it now I am a man” mean that since he was a baby until he becomes an old man, he is so certain of his connection with nature. Next, “So be it when I shall grow old” and “Or let me die!” mean that even he was died; he will always love the nature. In the next line, “The Child is father of the Man” shows that the children are superior to men because of their proximity to nature. The last, “And I could wish my days to be” and “Bound each to each by natural piety” means he wishes to bind himself to his childhood self.

    c) Intention of the poet
    The poet wants to show the great of nature as a gift from God. He also wants to urge the reader to love and save the nature. The poet draws himself is the true lover of nature, so he wants the people are able to love the nature too.

  25. 1. The Connotation and Dennotation
    “in the sky” means from the God (conno) and atmosphere (denno)
    ‘heart’ means the about feeling (conno) and body organ which pumps blood (denno.).
    “leaps up” means happy,glad (conno) and to jump upwards (denno)
    “life began” means as a child (conno) and time when I was born (denno)
    “A rainbow” means beauty of nature (conno) and an arc of colored light in the sky caused by refraction of the sun’s rays by rain (deno)
    “a man” means mature (conno) and A male human (deno)
    “grow old” means the process of maturing (conno) or become adult (denno)
    “die” means hopeless (conno) and become dead (denno)
    “days’ means life (conno) and period of 24 hours (denno)

    2. The general meaning tells about the beauty of nature
    Detailed meaning : The writer loves the beauty of nature when he was just born and He even goes so far as to say that if he ever loses his relation he would prefer to die.
    The intention : The writer wishes people to appreciate life and love the nature.

  26. I.
    * Heart = the body organ that functions to pump blood (deno), feeling (conno).
    * Leaps up = jump (deno), feel happy (conno).
    * A rainbow = a prize (deno), curve of many colours seen in the sky when the sun shines through rain (conno).
    * In the sky = comes from nature (deno), from GOD (conno).
    * Man = male (deno), mature (conno).
    * Days = ability to breathe or grow (deno), time for more than 24 hours (conno).
    * Bound each to each = forced to do something (deno), always together (conno).
    * Natural piety = pure or original (deno), biological (conno).

    II.
    * General meaning = this poetry tells about a person who express or illustrates the natural beauty around. It is seen how the poet describes the happiness when he saw the rainbow and spirit to start the day.
    * Detailed meaning = the poet wants to express his feeling about natural beauty when he saw the rainbow. And he also wants his life can be wonderful until he died like a rainbow.
    * Intention = the poet show his feeling with a statement that his heart leaps up when he behold a rainbow. It means that he is very happy about the natural beauty.

  27. 1. Identify words / phrases
    * “Leaps up” means enthusiastic (connotation )
    ” Leaps up” means increasing (denotation )

    * “Heart” means feeling (connotation )
    “Heart” means an organ whose function is to assist the body’s metabolism (denotation)

    * “Behold” means paying self awareness ( connotation )
    “Behold” means paying attention to something (denotation )

    * “Rainbow” means there is life (connotation)
    “Rainbow” means of optical and meteorological phenomenon of multicolored light parallel to each other in the sky or other medium (denotation )

    * ‘In the sky” means showing the greatness of God ( connotation)
    “In the sky ” means above of the earth’s surface (denotation)

    * “Man” means an adult male person (denotation)
    ” Man” means living as a good person ( connotation)

    * ‘Natural piety” means friendship with the natural environment (connotation)
    “Natural piety” means neighborhood (denotation)

    2. a) Generally means: This poem tells the story of someone who feels happy da grateful for having bounced back from his past.
    b) Detailed meaning to tell about an increase in the new spirit, to reach a new hope. “My heart leaps up when I behold”
    c) The intention of the writer
    purpose of the poetry who wants to tell the reader so that readers share a greater appreciation of life and especially always thank to God.

  28. 1.Heart
    Connotation : a sense/feeling to something
    Denotation : one of the organs to pump blood
    2.Leaps up
    Connotation : show a sense of glad or happy
    Denotation : jump
    3.Rainbow
    Connotation : a miracle or wonders
    Denotation : multicolor
    4.In the sky
    Connotation : a the most beautiful creation of God
    Denotation : aerospace
    5.Man
    Connotation : over the age of 17 years or can we said mature
    Denotation : male
    6.Bound each to each
    Connotation : ongoing or continuously
    Denotation : forced
    7.Natural
    Connotation : original, pure
    Denotation : related to the biological sciences
    8.Piety
    Connotation : attitude
    Denotation : pious, respectful

    GENERAL MEANING
    the poetry tell us about how someone are glad to see the beauty of nature. DETAILED MEANING
    In this poetry, someone that his life was happy and filled with love and respect, and God has given real life, with evidence when he saw a rainbow from he was a child until now.
    INTENTION OF THE WRITER
    Poet writes a short poetry must have a purpose to the reader. The purpose of this short poetry is reminiscent of the beauty of nature, which is a gift from God. So, when we were kids to adults (man), we are always happy. So, the poet makes his feeling of pleasure by wrote poetry.

  29. 1) denotation and connotation
    a. ‘leaps up’ means jump (deno.) and verry happy (conno.)
    b. ‘a rainbow’ means multicolored arc in the sky after raining (deno) and a gift (conno)
    c. ‘in the sky’ means atmosphere (deno) and from God (conno)
    d. ‘man’ means adult man (deno) and mature (conno)
    e. ‘days’ period more thann 24 hours (deno) and lives (conno)
    f. ‘bound each to each’ means forced (deno) and always (conno)

    2. General meaning
    the poem tells us about the man who excited about nature.all the life process are linked with nature;birth, maturity, old age and death.

    Detailed meaning
    in the line ‘My heart leaps up when I behold A rainbow in the sky:” the writer speaks of the beauty of nature
    in the line “So was it when my life began;” it tells us about the birth
    in the line “So is it now I am a man” it tells us about the maturity
    in the line “So be it when I shall grow old,” it tells us about old age
    in the line “Or let me die!” it shows the strength of the speaker’s convictions.
    In the line “The child is father of the man” it means that it is the child of today who will eventually become the man of tomorrow.

    the intention of the poem is to show about someone who appreciate life and nature.

  30. 1. Connotation and denotation of the poem:
    a. ‘leaps up’ means bound (denno.) and happy (conno.)
    b. ‘rainbow’ means curve of many colors seen in the sky after raining (denno.) and beauty (conno.)
    c. ‘sky’ means space above the earth (denno.) and the whole nature (conno.)
    d. ‘man’ in ‘The child is father of the man’ means an adult man (denno.) and the nature (conno.)
    e. ‘father of the man’ means male parent of man (denno.) and protecting and caring the nature (conno.)
    f. ‘days’ means period of 24 hours (denno.) and life (conno.)

    2. The general meaning of the poem:
    The poem tells us about the man that loves nature so much. He feels that the nature is a part of his life. He loves the nature since he was young until he died. He wishes he could always be a child, because he thinks that children always love the nature.

    The detailed meaning of the poem:
    “My heart leaps up when I behold / A rainbow in the sky” means he loves the beauty of nature.
    “So was it when my life began” means he started to love nature when he was just born.
    “So is it now I am a man: / So be it when I shall grow old, / Or let me die!” means the feeling will always stay in his heart until he died.
    “The child is father of the man;” means children is always close to nature
    “And I could wish my days to be / Bound each to each by natural piety” means he hopes he can always love the nature like the children do.

    Intention: The writer calls us to love the nature in our whole life, because the nature always gives the best for human.

  31. 1. ‘heart’ : the body organ which pumps blood (deno.) and feeling (conno.).

    “leaps up” : enthusiasm (conno) and to jump upwards (deno)

    “A rainbow” :an arc of colored light in the sky caused by refraction of the sun’s rays by rain (deno) and beauty of nature (conno).

    “in the sky” : from the God (conno) and atmosphere (deno)

    “life began” : As a child (conno) and time when I was born (denno)

    “a man” : mature (conno) and A male human (deno)

    “grow old”: the process of maturing (conno) or become adult (denno)

    “die” : to lose life; to stop living and become dead (denno) and hopeless (conno)

    “father of the Man” : God(conno) and A male person whose sperm unites with an egg, resulting in the conception of a child.(deno)

    “Child is father of Man”: the child teaches man to appreciate nature by interest in life’s simplicities. (conno)

    “Bound each to each” : situation is banded to another (denno) and commit against something (denno)

    “natural piety” : Respect and love for Nature (deno) and forever or the rest of his life (conno)

    “Bound each to each by natural piety” : keeping the same, religious enthusiasm towards nature for the rest of his life. (conno)

    2.General meaning: The poem conveys about the appreciation of nature. It’s tells the natural beauty.

    detailed meaning : The speaker explains his connection to nature, stating that it has been strong throughout his life. He even goes so far as to say that if he ever loses his connection he would prefer to die.

    Intention of the writer: The poet wishes people to love nature, respect and contact with nature because nature is very interesting. Although The poet is no child, he has kept his appreciation of nature and often takes pleasure so he wants the reader to the same.

  32. 1. heart
    Connotation= feeling
    Denotation=body organ for pumping blood
    2. leaps up
    Connotation=very happy
    Denotation= rise
    3. behold
    Denotation = attention
    Conotation = wake up
    4. a rainbow
    Connotation=a gift
    Denotation=multicolored arc in the sky
    5. in the sky
    Connotation= from the God
    Denotation= atmosphere
    6. man
    Connotation=mature
    Denotation=male
    7. days
    Connotation=lives
    Denotation=period more than 24 hours
    8. bound each to each
    Connotation=always
    Denotation=forced
    9. natural
    Connotation=true/pure
    Denotation=biological

    General meaning :
    The poetry tell us about feelings of someone who feel happy
    when he could start a new life with new enthusiasm and leave all the burdens and enjoy the life and beauty of nature

    Detailed meaning :
    He was so excited and enthusiastic when starting the day because he felt he was like a man reborn into this world and the authors explain how the person is enjoying life with regard the natural such a wonderful and feel how he became a child and should never worried about life itself.

    Intention of the writer :
    The poet wants to share the reader someone who feel he was reborn and feel excited and enjoyed the life through the natural beauty that God has given we appreciate the meaning of life itself.

  33. 1) Identify word/phrase
    a. heart
    connotation : agog
    denotation : part of body which pumps blood
    b. behold
    connotation : look at / pay attention
    denotation : seem
    c. leaps up
    connotation : cheering
    denotation : jumping
    d. a rainbow
    connotation :present / hopes
    denotation : multicolored arc in the sky which occur after the rainfall
    e. in the sky
    connotation : God’s creation
    denotation : view
    f. days
    connotation : lives
    denotation : time period
    g. man
    connotation : a human
    denotation : an adult male person

    2)
    General meaning : Poetry tells someone that appreciate life and undergo it by enjoy appropriate with what God has gave specifically nature.

    Detailed meaning : In this poetry someone expresses his feeling in life and how to be a good person that always has some hopes.

    Intention of the writer : the writer makes a statement about the appreciation of the nature. The writer describing the beauty of the nature as a hope that make him more spirit in life.

  34. 1. Identifying word/phrase
    a)”Leaps up” means enthusiastic (conno),
    “Leaps up” means jump (deno)
    b) “heart” means passionate (conno)
    “heart” means A hollow, muscular organ, which, by contracting rhythmically, keeps up the circulation of the blood. (deno)
    c) “behold” means notice (conno)
    “behold” means to look at (deno)

    d) “rainbow” dream (conno)
    “rainbow” means when the light from the sun enters the drops of falling water and is reflected back to us from the other side of the water drop. (deno)
    e)” in the sky” means from Almighty God (conno)
    “in the sky” means located in the highest(deno)
    f) “man” means someone who is adult (deno)
    “man” means human (conno)
    g) “natural piety” means nature or biological (deno)
    “natural piety” means nature in natural forms (conno)
    2.a) general meaning :The poetry tell us about someone who is feel passionate about his life. the core of the poetry is when he/she wake up from his past.
    b) detailed meaning
    “My heart leaps up when I behold” means that the person who is feel so passionate when he rise up, then the second one is “rainbow in the sky:
    So was it when my life began; So is it now I am a man” the poet tells that the man has found the real life from God , then he feel that he enjoy his life by learn become a child, then he feels free to the nature.
    c) Intention of the writer
    the poet intention is want to tell to the reader how someone get impression of his life by the gift from God. Also want to tells to the reader in order the reader to be the person who want to thank to God Almighty.

  35. PART 1
    1. Heart
    * Connotation : Feeling
    * Denotation : Parts of the body organ which pumps blood
    2. Leaps up
    * Connotation : Feel happy
    * Denotation : Jump
    3. A Rainbow
    * Connotation : Grace of God
    * Denotation : Located in the sky
    4. In the Sky
    * Connotation : Gift from God
    * Denotation : Part of the earth
    5. Man
    * Connotation : An adult
    * Denotation : Gentlemen
    6. Days
    * Connotation : Lives
    * Denotation : The names of the days in the calendar
    7. Nature
    * Connotation : Untouchable
    * Denotation : Unchanged

    PART 2
    * General Meaning :This poetry reveal that the poet expressed admiration and beauty of nature that is given by God and he appreciates the beauty of nature that is given by God to the poet.
    * Detailed Meaning :The poet expressed his admiration for nature that is given by god through poetry that he created so beautifully without compromising beauty of nature at all, and naturally in the poetry that he created and he was very grateful for beauty of nature given by God to him.
    * Intention of the writer : The poet intends to make this poetry is to tell everyone to respect and maintain the beauty of natural that God has given to all people and also to notify to maintain the naturalness of nature without destroying the beauty of natural, as do the poet in poetry.

  36. 1. Identifying word/phrase :

    • heart :
    deep feelings (connotation), the body organ which pumps blood (denotation)
    • leaps up :
    happiness (connotation). Grade(denotation)
    • behold :
    stare (connotation) ,see with attention(denotation)
    • rainbw;
    colorful(conotation), colors that light up in the afternoon. (denotation)
    • man :
    mature (connotation)
    male (denotation)
    • .days;
    Habit(connotation), period more than 24 hours(denotation)

    • Child :
    Baby(connotation), raised by both parents(denotation)

    2.
    -General meaning :
    In This poetry tell about the happiness from someone.
    – Detail meaning :
    The poetry explains clearly that a person who has been born into the world and he wanted to feel the happiness in the moment of his life later.
    – Intention of the writer:
    The writer wanted to share with readers that a person has been born again, and when we are born we should always give thanks in all things.

  37. 1. Identifying word/phrase

    -Leaps up = enthusiastic (conno),leaps up = jump (deno)
    -heart = enthusiastic (conno)heart=the body organ which pumps blood (deno)
    -rainbow = feel (conno) rainbow = an optical and meteorological phenomenon that causes a spectrum of light to appear in the sky (deno)
    -man= a person male (deno) really life (conno)
    – in the sky = something located in the air (deno) in the sky =from lord Almighty (conno)
    natural piety = biological (deno) natural piety=imply either a devotion to nature (conno)

    a.) general meaning : This poem describes about how wonderful God’ gift in his life

    b.) detailed meaning: “My heart LEAPS up when I behold
    A rainbow in the sky:
    So was it when my life began; So is it now I am a man ”
    the word of poetry above illustrates that in life he learned the true meaning of life from nature

    c) Intention of the writer
    poets like to describe to us how to share with the others in terms of natural beauty and tells how to enjoy our natural beauty

  38. 1. * The word “leaps” means Do motion in lifting the feet forward ( down , upward ) quickly (deno) and moved ( conno) .
    * The word” behold” means Using the eyes to see something that ‘s in front of our eyes ( deno) and cry ( conno).
    * The word “ a rainbow” means Curvilinear the color spectrum in the sky , looked because refraction sunlight by dots rain or dew (deno) and have a color ( conno).
    * The word “sky” means A wide space are lying over the earth , place be his months , star , the sun(deno) and blue ( conno).
    * The word “ life” means There are still kept, move, and work as they should ( humans, animals, plants (deno) and problem ( conno).
    * The word ”grow” means Arising ( life ) and bigger or perfect or developing (deno) and high , fertile( conno).
    * The word “ man’ means The adult male are highly desirable by women (deno) and men were practices athletic , high , stout ( conno).
    * The word” age” means long life time (deno) and old (conno).
    * The word” die” means in return to the lord ‘s house (deno)and did not breathe again ( conno).
    * The word “ child” means humans are still small (deno) and immature (conno).
    * The word “ father” means biological parents of men (deno) and have children ( conno).
    * The word “ wish” means desirous of that happen (deno) and am in buy something ( conno).
    * The word “ day” means time from morning to morning again(deno) and Monday and Tuesday (conno).
    * The word “ bound” means consolidated and merged with rope (deno) and tightly (conno).
    * The word “ piety’ means the traits which is magnificent (deno) and beautiful , good ( conno).
    * The word “ natural” means Everything in the heavens and on earth (deno) and trees , mountains ( conno).
    2. a. General Meaning
    This poem tells the story of the beauty of nature .
    b. Detailed Meaning
    My heart leads up when I behold, A rainbow in the sky : There is a feeling that is not happy in him due to the impact of nature, moreover it also happen when still a baby, his life is highly dependent on the nature, because nature is part of everyday life in his life.
    So was it when my life began/So is it now I am a man: When he was born the confusion that happened in his life, he doesn’t know what to do because the direction of the purpose of life is uncertain.
    So be it when I shall grow old, Or let me die: that he was confused as to whether he was a decent human being or not, because there is a fear in his old days and death that approaches her life, because he lives in nature.
    The child is father of the man : When his childhood, he was given that first he must bind himself because in this life that we do indeed need to be near to God the father in the surge, because nature is God’s creation and we must preserve nature.
    And I could wish my days to be/ Bounch each to each by natural pity: That he hoped that an error occurred in the sense of piety in keeping the nature starting from now and forever.
    C. Intention of the writer: That the writer wants to express with the natural beauty of the poems are so beautiful, and everyone should keep this natural well, because nature is a surrogate of God we must keep well.

  39. 1. Identifying word/phrase

    connotation => heart means spirit
    denotation => heart means the body organ which pumps blood

    denotation => behold means visible
    connotation => behold means conscious

    connotation => rainbow means something worth
    denotation => The phenomenon when various colour which appear in the sky after rain

    denotation =>man means an adult person especially male
    connotation => man who feel so passionate about life

    connotation => in the sky means gift from god
    denotation => in the sky means something that hanging on the sky

    2. general meaning :This poetry tell about the happiness from someone who feel really life and he place higher appreciation of nature,the place which he stay with.

    detailed meaning : based on mine, the detail meaning of this poetry is explain clearly how someone has been reborn. and he expect that life is more beautiful than ever, along with peaceful life on the nature.

    Intention of the writer wants to share the reader that someone has reborn. How someone feel so passionate in this life.he give a higher appreciate of this life.

  40. I. A. Heart
    Connotation=feeling
    Denotation=body organ for pumping blood

    B. Leaps up
    Connotation=very happy
    Denotation=jump

    C. a rainbow
    Connotation=a gift
    Denotation=multicolored arc in the sky

    D. in the sky
    Connotation=from the God
    Denotation=atmosphere

    E. man
    Connotation=mature
    Denotation=male

    F. days
    Connotation=lives
    Denotation=period more than 24 hours

    G. bound each to each
    Connotation=always
    Denotation=forced

    H. natural
    Connotation=true/pure
    Denotation=biological

    II.
    A. General meaning :
    In this poetry tells about Intimations of Immortality.
    B. Detail meaning :
    The writer begins by declaring that he is moved by nature, and especially by nature’s beauty: “My heart leaps up when I behold / A Rainbow in the sky.” He goes on to say that he has always felt the impact of nature, even when he was an infant: “So was it when my life began; / So is it now I am a man.” The speaker is so certain of his connection with nature that he says it will be constant until he becomes an old man, or else he would rather die: “So be it when I shall grow old, / Or let me die!” In the next line he declares that children are superior to men because of their proximity to nature: “The Child is father of the Man.” For this reason, he wishes to bind himself to his childhood self: “And I could wish my days to be / Bound each to each by natural piety.”

    Wordsworth chooses the word “piety” to express the bond he wishes to attain (and maintain) with his childhood self, because it best emphasizes the importance of the bond. His readers would have been accustomed to the idea of piety in the religious sense, and would thus have been able to translate the meaning behind the word to an understanding of the power of the bond Wordsworth hopes to attain.

    The format of “My heart leaps up when I behold” gives the poem a somewhat staccato feeling and forces the reader to pause at important points in the poem. For instance, the two short lines of the poem are both quite significant. First, “A rainbow in the sky” harkens back to God’s promise to Noah signifying their bond, and foreshadows the speaker’s wish to be “Bound…by natural piety.” The sixth line, “Or let me die!” shows the strength of the writer’s convictions.

    C. The poet has an experience in nature which he takes in through the senses. In the case of “My Heart Leaps Up,” the poet beholds a rainbow. He is moved emotionally by the experience. (His heart leaps up!) He sits and reflects on the experience. Using his imagination, a faculty so important to the British Romanticists, he contemplates the event in the context of the past, present, and future (lines three, four and five). Finally, using the skills with which he is endowed as a poet, he attempts to reproduce through language what he has experienced, in hopes of evoking in the reader similar emotions.

  41. 1. Identifying word/phrase

    -Leaps up = passion (conno),leaps up = jump (deno)
    -heart = enthusiastic (conno)heart=the body organ which pumps blood (deno)
    -rainbow = prizes (conno) rainbow = an optical and meteorological phenomenon that causes a spectrum of light to appear in the sky (deno)
    – in the sky = something which take place in the air (deno) in the sky =from lord (conno)
    -man= an adult male person (deno) really life (conno)
    -natural piety = nature (deno) natural piety=imply either a devotion to nature (conno)

    2. *general meaning :This poetry tells someone appreciation in life.how he start to realizing how beautiful life is by enjoy what god has gave which spreading in our nature.
    *detailed meaning: “My heart leaps up when I behold
    A rainbow in the sky:
    So was it when my life began;So is it now I am a man” those words means that he began his life.then, he started to alive and learn with the children and around the nature.
    * Intention of the writer: In every single words the poet wanna tell us to share the beautiful of nature and this life. If we really realize and know how to enjoy it.

  42. 1. Identifying word/phrase

    a)”Leaps up” means enthusiastic (conno),

    “Leaps up” means rise (deno)

    b) “heart” means enthusiastic (conno)
    “heart” means the body organ which pumps blood (deno)

    c) “behold” means see with attention (deno)
    “behold” means wake up (conno)

    d) “rainbow” means life (conno)

    “rainbow” means s an optical and meteorological phenomenon that causes a spectrum of light to appear in the sky when the Sun shines on to droplets of moisture in the Earth’s atmosphere (deno)

    e)” in the sky” means from almighty (conno)
    “in the sky” means located in the air (deno)

    f) “man” means an adult male person (deno)
    “man” truly living as human (conno)

    g) “natural piety” means environment,nature (deno)
    “natural piety” means the existence of a divine nature in natural forms (conno)

    2.a) general meaning :The poetry tell us about how someone found passion from his life, the turning point of his life when he wake up from his past.

    b) detailed meaning
    “My heart leaps up when I behold” means that he feel so passionate when he wake up. then the second one is “rainbow in the sky:
    So was it when my life began;So is it now I am a man” the poet wanna tell that “the man or he” get kind of real life from god and he feel that he truly living. last but not least the poet tells how “the man” wants to enjoy this life by learning as a child, and feel free to nature. “he child is father of the man; And I could wish my days to be
    Bound each to each by natural piety”

    c) Intention of the writer
    the poet intention’s is wanna share to reader how someone experience to find his turning points of his life.How life is so beautiful when we enjoy and always thankfull to the almighty.

  43. 1 heart
    Connotation=feeling Denotation=body organ for pumping blood
    2 leaps up
    Connotation=very happy Denotation=jump
    3 a rainbow
    Connotation=a gift Denotation=multicolored arc in the sky
    4 in the sky
    Connotation=from the God Denotation=atmosphere
    5 man
    Connotation=mature Denotation=male
    6 days
    Connotation=lives Denotation=period more than 24 hours
    7 bound each to each
    Connotation=always Denotation=forced
    8 natural
    Connotation=true/pure Denotation=biological

    a. General meaning
    This poetry means a person who really appreciates beauty of nature that is around. It is clear in stating that the writer of this poetry is very happy to see rainbow or anything that relating to beauty of nature. Even the authors expressed his feelings that churned as he felt beauty of nature.
    a. Detailed meaning
    In this poetry, Wordsworth expresses the feeling that his whole life is bound together by his love and respect for ‘Nature’. He felt the joy of seeing the rainbow when he was a child, just as he does now.
    b. intention of the writer
    This poetry makes a statement about the appreciation of nature. The author speaks of the beauty of nature, stating “My heart leaps up when I behold a rainbow in the sky”. In this way, he directly conveys the enthusiasm towards nature’s beauty spoken of in the rest of the poetry.

  44. Dear all attendees of Literature 1,
    After studying the above article, please read the following poem and answer the questions that follow.

    My Heart Leaps up When I Behold

    My heart leaps up when I behold
    A rainbow in the sky:
    So was it when my life began;
    So is it now I am a man:
    So be it when I shall grow old,
    Or let me die!
    The child is father of the man;
    And I could wish my days to be
    Bound each to each by natural piety.

    (William Wordsworth)

    1) Identify every word/phrase that has both denotation and connotation, and state these meanings. For instance, the word ‘heart’ means the body organ which pumps blood (deno.) and feeling (conno.).
    2) State the general meaning, detailed meaning, and intention of the writer.

    Good Luck!

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