On Turning Ten by Billy Collins
This poem flawlessly signifies a crucial thematic element of change during the process of understanding how tough life can be. As such, it is a driving force that enables people to see the present life from a different perspective. This poem helps the reader to know these changes since the narrator includes realistic arguments that have happened in his own life. In that regard, this poem analyses the application of negative overtones, imagery, and similes used in the poem to analyze the work of the author categorically.The narrator writes the first sestet to juxtapose how he was ten and how he experiences severe headaches, stomach pains, psyche mumps, and measles. The author makes use of similes to signify all the unfortunate occurrences and conditions that mattered to him the moment he transited to another age. The application of different life conditions perfectly, including the disfiguring of the chickenpox infection, is a significant occurrence that has been utilized in the metaphorical segment. The author makes use of the phrase to paint a bad picture of his own life full of exaggerated scenarios, which are crucial to teaching the readers how cruel life can be.However, this is a fundamental character, which has been built perfectly by the write towards the process of creating and identifying all the negative overtones of the human actions identified in life. The narrator and author perfectly make use of similes in the final sestets in the poem to represent that age changes whereas mentioning that “whenever someone falls in life while walking, it normally happens that they bleed from their knees or elbows” which is an attempt to deal with all the life issues that the author of the poem might have faced. The walking aspect in life has been utilized perfectly as a metaphor to signify the problems of existence while the element of bleeding being regarded as existence consequences. The narrator and author make use of metaphorical expressions categorically to define how massive his existence problems are, including those that might be faced in a new age. When The narrator and author were turning ten, this was an expression that signified the age when he stopped being considered as a ‘single’ age since he was now allocated double age figures.Throughout the poem, imagery has been applied to perfectly focus on some issues throughout his age. For example, in the second sestet, the author comments that “When I was four, I was known to be a wizard in Arabia, which is a name that made me invisible…..when I was seven, I was referred to as a soldier, while a prince at nine.” The description of his identity is utilized to show and signify her different attributes and stages that the narrator and author faced in existence. The simplicity in reality that the narrator and author in the poem had in the past can be illustrated through images that signify a specific character. In his existence, any forms of pleasure have been eliminated, which leaves the narrator and author with significant problems the narrator faced until the moment change was witnessed.The transitions show a basic design, which has been modeled perfectly to reflect the crucial changes by the narrator over time. The narrator, in the third sestet, comments that “my bike did not lean against garages as it is witnessed today since all the dark-blue speeds drained it.” This statement shows imagery, which is an expression that depicts the changes and shifts that someone might face throughout existence. I represent the world faced by the narrator, including his existence chapters and responsibilities in embracing the relevance of change in presence. The application of descriptions is a significant element in the process of determining the fundamental models of age existence, which are implanted considering the current expectations and conditions that come with presence. Some of these expectations have not been accepted in the world. The application of imagery has effectively been created and modeled to enable people to see a novel and fundamental aspect of changes required in someone’s existence.The negative undertones, on the other hand, have categorically been utilized in the narration to signify different thematic attributions according to the age existence of the narrator. Transition is one of the main themes, which the narrator focusses on throughout the poem. This is shown in the second sestet, where the narrator comments that “You argue that it is very early to check back. however, that is due to the idea of forgetting the level of simplicity of being someone, and the incredible complexity recommended by two.” In this statement, the negative undertone is seen to be direct communion with the elderly to signify that changes can be severe sometimes. The melancholic status of the narrator and the entire narration is used to mean the social model and paradigm that someone might face in existence. These changes have been initiated perfectly throughout the poem.The crucial attributes, which have been discussed in the poem, signify fundamental changes that are fundamental within a specific system. These attributes are necessary for outlining and adapting to different existence changes as someone continues to grow. Even though the child was only turning ten, it is a critical time for the narrator since the adjustments are useful for out to compound the entire facts about existence. The negative undertones provide enough evidence in sestet four, where the narrator comments that “this was when the sadness began, I spoke to myself as I navigate the world with my sneakers…..bye to all my imaginary allies.” The negative undertone shows that the narrator doesn’t aspire for the imminent changes, which will significantly affect his future. He, therefore, focussed on achieving something modeled for him as existence goes. It is shown as an existing pattern that has been established throughout the tales and categorically extrapolates the primary thematic attributes, which are relevant to defining changes throughout the existence of the narrator.Lastly, the narrator has critically incorporated negative undertones, imagery, and similes to design the theme of changes throughout the narration. Imagery has flawlessly been utilized in the poem as the narrator makes use of different images to show the vital changes and attributes that he faces. It is a critical literature element, which is determined by main models as proved in different research segments, which teaches the significant themes of existence. The narrations have been modeled critically, including the negative overtones to compound the changes that someone goes through from childhood to adulthood. The narrator connects different parts perfectly to raise the required issues required in the poem.