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I Remember, I Remember Analysis



Author: Poetry of Thomas Hood Type: Poetry Views: 671



I remember, I remember
The house where I was born,
The little window where the sun
Came peeping in at morn;
He never came a wink too soon
Nor brought too long a day;
But now, I often wish the night
Had borne my breath away.

I remember, I remember
The roses, red and white,
The violets, and the lily-cups—
Those flowers made of light!
The lilacs where the robin built,
And where my brother set
The laburnum on his birthday,—
The tree is living yet!

I remember, I remember
Where I was used to swing,
And thought the air must rush as fresh
To swallows on the wing;
My spirit flew in feathers then
That is so heavy now,
And summer pools could hardly cool
The fever on my brow.

I remember, I remember
The fir-trees dark and high;
I used to think their slender tops
Were close against the sky:
It was a childish ignorance,
But now ’tis little joy
To know I’m farther off from Heaven
Than when I was a boy.

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Thanks
This is very useful to complete my university task.

| Posted on 2013-04-10 | by a guest


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I think it\'s because he killed his brother and now wishes he hadn\'t?
\"But now, I often wish the night
Had borne my breath away!\"
Also implied is his brother\'s death
\"The laburnum on his birthday, -
The tree is living yet!\"
Also about regret to an act?
\"My spirit flew in feathers then,
That is so heavy now,
And summer pools could hardly cool
The fever on my brow!\"
Also suggesting that he won\'t be going to Heaven so only one other option?
\"To know I\'m farther off from heaven
Than when I was a x

| Posted on 2013-01-16 | by a guest


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I\'ve got to write notes about the tone of this poem, can you guys help me?

| Posted on 2012-05-20 | by a guest


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I remember, I Remember is a poem that compares todays real world to the fantasy worry-free child’s world. I the first stanza, Thomas Hood talks about how everything was perfect when he was a child and how he wished that he had never grown up. The second stanza is about him playing outside with his brother. He talks about the flowers and the trees. I think he is implying that he is in a graveyard with his dead brother and laying a flower on his grave for his birthday. In the third stanza he talks about how free he was and how he used to ‘fly’ but now- since he grew up- his feathers are heavy. The last verse mentions fir trees and it might mean that Hood felt over protected as a child but now he wants that sense of real protection or freedom, not someone breathing down his neck.

| Posted on 2011-12-16 | by a guest


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i believe that this poem is very useful for those who seek help in the economic crisis that we live through daily because we can relate to this and think, that could be me, or even that is me, which makes you the better person for when i comes down to the one choice of life and death, just think okay that is all i am saying, think about this poem when i comes down to the final stand. make your choices correctly and believe in what you do, relate to this and know that this relates to you, that is why the author is so clever, because you can leave your mark because he left his mark on you, and that was through this poem!
i do philosophy at cambridge so if you are a thick and incompetent 12 year old schoolboy trying to get help on a homework assignment then you wont understand this, and your teacher probably wont either, so don\'t bother...
:D

| Posted on 2011-06-22 | by a guest


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i believe that this poem is very useful for those who seek help in the economic crisis that we live through daily because we can relate to this and think, that could be me, or even that is me, which makes you the better person for when i comes down to the one choice of life and death, just think okay that is all i am saying, think about this poem when i comes down to the final stand. make your choices correctly and believe in what you do, relate to this and know that this relates to you, that is why the author is so clever, because you can leave your mark because he left his mark on you, and that was through this poem!
i do philosophy at cambridge so if you are a thick and incompetent 12 year old schoolboy trying to get help on a homework assignment then you wont understand this, and your teacher probably wont either, so don\'t bother...
:D

| Posted on 2011-06-22 | by a guest


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I think that that the lines \"the roses are red and white and vilets and lily cups\" are a throwback to the poem we all know \"roses are red and violets are blue\" which is overused and shows that his meaning of life as a child was still premature to cliches, and life. He never really understood. For me I dont see his brother dead, but still alive, he just cuts off because Hood wanted to show that the tree is still living despite all the problems of growing up. It shows that growing up is very much different from getting older, and Hood states that in his last few lines, \"it was childish ignorance\" shows that he has grown older, but still retains all the childish idealism in hoping to become a boy again.
Practicing for exam... :)

| Posted on 2010-12-17 | by a guest


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Actually this poem was given in my exams and we had to relate this poem with our present. It was amazingly very nice poem and i reall enjoyed it while reading and it\'s ending is superb.While i had gone through all the poem i was forced to remember my past. It is ery emotinal poem.

| Posted on 2010-11-22 | by a guest


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I have this for my English exam and need to analyse it :S it is very good. Especially the ending. The poem has a recurring image of trees which could represent a family tree or that a tree is wise and the author is suggesting that he is wise as he has experienced childhood and its glory. Where my brother set
The laburnum on his birthday,The tree is living yet it suggests his brother might of died or a tragic event has occured like his father dying when he was only 12 years old!

| Posted on 2010-10-25 | by a guest


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this captures childhood thought vs. reality. It is victorian poetry because it captures the dual nature of the character. It's childhood and it's bitterly truthful adulthood. Its unhappy ending is common for Victoria poetry that began to challenge societal norms after the Romantic era. This poem holds realistic thought in comparison to the ignorance of childhood thought and happiness. As we grow older we realize the evils in life that were previously hidden to us.

| Posted on 2010-06-03 | by a guest


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the last two lines "often wish the night had borne my breath away" show that hood wishes he had died whilst enjoying the beauty of his youth rather than too go through the hellish adulthood!
"Those flowers made of light" is a metaphore that makes the garden symbolise a heavenly aura or even such a place as the garden of Eden. Unspoilt and Godly.
"And where my brother set
The laburnum on his birthday,—
The tree is living yet!" This is the only mention of Hoods family which makes me believe that a tragic happenening may have occured. And the way the tree is said to be living makes me think that his brother his dead. the tree is a positive aspect too as it represents his memories and family tree as it is ever growing and expanding!
"My spirit flew in feathers then
That is so heavy now," This makes me feel that hod is realisinfg that childhood bliss didnt last long and that now he cArries the weight of the world on his shoulders!
The last verse mentions fir trees and i feel that hood may have felt over protected and clostraphobic as a child but now he is yearning for that sense of darkness and protection. the last verse also states
"it was a childish ignorence but now 'tis little joy to know im father off from heaven than when i was a boy" there are two possible meanings for this statement
1. his childhood was just like heaven and now he has moved further away from it and is living a hellish life
2. after committing a sin etc Hood may be less innocent now and is closer to hell than heaven!
*Thomas Hood I remember I remember Analised by 14 yr old MS*

| Posted on 2009-05-21 | by a guest


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the last two lines "often wish the night had borne my breath away" show that hood wishes he had died whilst enjoying the beauty of his youth rather than too go through the hellish adulthood!
"Those flowers made of light" is a metaphore that makes the garden symbolise a heavenly aura or even such a place as the garden of Eden. Unspoilt and Godly.
"And where my brother set
The laburnum on his birthday,—
The tree is living yet!" This is the only mention of Hoods family which makes me believe that a tragic happenening may have occured. And the way the tree is said to be living makes me think that his brother his dead. the tree is a positive aspect too as it represents his memories and family tree as it is ever growing and expanding!
"My spirit flew in feathers then
That is so heavy now," This makes me feel that hod is realisinfg that childhood bliss didnt last long and that now he cArries the weight of the world on his shoulders!
The last verse mentions fir trees and i feel that hood may have felt over protected and clostraphobic as a child but now he is yearning for that sense of darkness and protection. the last verse also states
"it was a childish ignorence but now 'tis little joy to know im father off from heaven than when i was a boy" there are two possible meanings for this statement
1. his childhood was just like heaven and now he has moved further away from it and is living a hellish life
2. after committing a sin etc Hood may be less innocent now and is closer to hell than heaven!
*Thomas Hood I remember I remember Analised by 14 yr old MS*

| Posted on 2009-05-21 | by a guest


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I remember, I remember
The house where I was born,
The little window where the sun
Came peeping in at morn;
He never came a wink too soon
Nor brought too long a day;
But now, I often wish the night
Had borne my breath away.
I remember, I remember
The roses, red and white,
The violets, and the lily-cups—
Those flowers made of light!
The lilacs where the robin built,
And where my brother set
The laburnum on his birthday,—
The tree is living yet!
I remember, I remember
Where I was used to swing,
And thought the air must rush as fresh
To swallows on the wing;
My spirit flew in feathers then
That is so heavy now,
And summer pools could hardly cool
The fever on my brow.
I remember, I remember
The fir-trees dark and high;
I used to think their slender tops
Were close against the sky:
It was a childish ignorance,
But now ’tis little joy
To know I’m farther off from Heaven
Than when I was a boy.

| Posted on 2008-11-24 | by a guest




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