WEFOUNDElegies: With parallel Latin text (Oxford World's Classics) by Tibullus 12 January 2012


The ultimate meaning of "West Indies USA" is in the last three lines, however the entire poem contains the meanings that lead up to the final one. In other words, in "West Indies, USA," the journey is as important as the destination. This concept is mirrored in and parallel to the journey the poetic speaker takes within the text of the poem.The poetic speaker is flying in a commercial airplane "Cruising at thirty thousand...

The poem is about a man who was traveling and stopped at several caribben islands . He realises that most of the islands he visited had a poor background and he anticipates the stop at puerto rico . The persona stated that "airports are like calling cards this therefore denotes the culture of each island he visited . However, unlike every other island he visited he was not able to come off the plane when he landed at puerto rico which made him very disappointed however of what he could see through the windows he realise that poverty was still rampant in the island and also there were alot of segregation because you could tell the difference with the rich and poor 

it is about a man who was visiting several Caribbean islands and was excited to reach Puerto Rico because he believed that it was going to be the greatest island or sumn like that and when he reached he was disappointed because he realized that it was just like the other islands. It had ghettos like the other islands and black people but the main difference was that it was owned by "The USA" which the persona thought would make it the best island of the Caribbean. In the end of the poem, the persona compares San Juan to a shattered TV set belonging to someone else.

The ultimate meaning of "West Indies USA" is in the last three lines, however the entire poem contains the meanings that lead up to the final one. In other words, in "West Indies, USA," the journey is as important as the destination. This concept is mirrored in and parallel to the journey the poetic speaker takes within the text of the poem.The poetic speaker is flying in a commercial airplane "Cruising at thirty thousand...

The poem is about a man who was traveling and stopped at several caribben islands . He realises that most of the islands he visited had a poor background and he anticipates the stop at puerto rico . The persona stated that "airports are like calling cards this therefore denotes the culture of each island he visited . However, unlike every other island he visited he was not able to come off the plane when he landed at puerto rico which made him very disappointed however of what he could see through the windows he realise that poverty was still rampant in the island and also there were alot of segregation because you could tell the difference with the rich and poor 

it is about a man who was visiting several Caribbean islands and was excited to reach Puerto Rico because he believed that it was going to be the greatest island or sumn like that and when he reached he was disappointed because he realized that it was just like the other islands. It had ghettos like the other islands and black people but the main difference was that it was owned by "The USA" which the persona thought would make it the best island of the Caribbean. In the end of the poem, the persona compares San Juan to a shattered TV set belonging to someone else.

This list is meant to assist, not intimidate. Use it as a touchstone for important concepts and vocabulary that we will cover during the term. Vocabulary terms are listed alphabetically.

To the swinging and the ringing
Of the bells, bells, bells--
Of the bells, bells, bells, bells,
Bells, bells, bells--

Diacope is an example of a rhetorical scheme . Do note that some rhetoricians such as Arthur Quinn and Richard Lanham suggest that diacope can, in another secondary meaning, be used interchangeably with tmesis .


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