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A noiseless, patient spider

English 2 Honors

Group Poem Analysis On "A noiseless, patient spider"

Title – When the spider has built the web, he awaits for the prey to come and get trapped by the web.  Once something happens, it wants to pounce on the

Paraphrase – The spider is all alone in the process of its web building.  First the spider searches for a location to build the net.  The endless web the spider strings is very detailed and intricate.  The persona watching the spider hopes that the spider will somehow catch prey due to the intricacy of the web.

Connotation – the person who watches the spider has a soul that of the filament of the spider’s web.  The spheres of the web are a symbol to a everlasting circle, a path that does not stop like that of the spider.

Attitude – The attitude of the person observing the spider make its web is an attitude of longing and hopefulness toward the spider.  Also there is a bit of loneliness due to the desolate environment around the person.  The poet’s attitude is of hope also.

Shifts – An important shift of the poem is from the first stanza to the second.  The second stanza reveals the observer of the poem and reveals the key parts in the development of the theme. The second stanza is much more ominous and desolate than the previous stanza.

Title – the title tells of the spider’s state after the formation of the spider’s web.  The patience of the spider is the end result of all the pandemonium previously experienced by the spider when it was making the web.

Theme - You have to take time to make something perfect.  The experiences of one’s life are more important of that of the final product.