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Shadow by Jane Urquhart

            In the poemShadow? by Jane Urquhart, the sun is personified to reveal the significance of this element of nature through the development of it rising everyday and the task of waking a human being. The author develops stages the sun rises in the morning to make it evident that there is a final objection. She also refers to the sun ashe? to emphasize its importance. The sun plays the major role of beginning the day and starting a new year. Jane Urquhart uses the objects in a house owned by a human to play down the human's values. If it were not for the sun rising each day, there would be no life. .
             The sun in this poem is personified into a human being by referring to the light it produces ashe? and making it as if a person was waking up the day. The light goes about waking the inanimate objects in the house whenhe polished your tables? (l 19). This is the way the table is woken up and ready for the day. The author writes the areas in which the light affects in a sequential order until it wakes up the person. It starts toenter from the garden?.
             (l 12), continues through the house bymoving on the carpet? (l 3) and completes its task byburning at the flesh of your neck? (l 26). By having the cycle in this order, the sun can be seen as a person who completed the task of waking up another person. Personification is used over and over in this poem to emphasize the task the sun has on its hands.
             By personifying the sun, it is easier to recognize how important the role of the sun is in initiating the day. Having human values being taken over by the light and heat of the sun develops its significance. When the sunmoves his arms across/your memories/substituting light/heat and silence? (l 7-10), it is playing down the value you have on the pictures that are on your dresser. The light skims across your value and replaces the importance you put on it (memories) with its own heat. In the same way, the sun's importance is stressed whenhe erases last year's/conversations with the stars? (l 11&12).

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