Peter meinke’s poem “advice to my son” uses a vast range of imagery to portray its ideas of living life to the fullest potential the father, possibly bereaved, is giving advice to his son he only wants the best for his own creation in the first two lines, the reader learns the theme of the. In the reading “advice to my son”, there is a father who is giving advice to his son this father in the reading basically tells his son to take advantage of the opportunities he is offered in life it is also a reading about love,. The trick is, to live your days / as if each one may be your last / (for they go fast, and young men lose their lives / in strange and unimaginable ways) / but at the same time.
For such a brief poem, “advice to my son” employs an impressive array of poetic skills the modern, seemingly casual, offhand tone artfully disguises a sophisticated use of poetic technique. “advice to my son” is an invigorating and successful poem because it conveys some age-old advice in a fresh dynamic way many who might not be inclined to listen to advice might find it. Of the famous short poems in the english language, this one never grabbed my attention the tone is one of a father who is sincere, but trying to express something very difficult about the most important things in life the first stanza is straigh.
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This is a poem that was introduced to me in high school and has to be one of my favorite poems it is simple, practical, and deep all at once read it with a glass of wine advice to my son by j peter meinke (b1932) the trick is, to live your days as if.
Advice to my son by j peter meinke (b1932) (a poem from my college literature studies) the trick is, to live your days as if each one may be your last (for they go fast, and young men lose their lives. My dashboard pages peter meinke: advice to my son (p144) spring 2013 home modules assignments research help.