Poetry Essay 2
A Pair of Silk Stockings
In this poem I predict that Mrs. Sommers bought a pair of stockings which made her feel and look good in. I also predict that she may miss having the finer things in life as though now Mrs. Sommers can’t afford it because the needs for her children. The speaker represents the individual conflicting between finances and wanting to make responsible decisions regarding money. Yet, the speaker tones suggest that Mrs. Sommers was very grateful that she had this money. The speaker’s use of symbolism, Imagery, and tone explains her selfish way of thinking.
The symbols in this poem are the title silk stockings, the shabby bag, the cotton stockings, the fifth teen dollars and the people of fashion in the restaurant. Mrs. Sommers placed her hand on these two pair of stockings silk and cotton in the department store. She wants to do what’s right but so tempted by these stockings, so she buys them and puts them in her shabby shopping bag. The Imaging back then when she once had luxury items, her wants for herself in future, she tends to buy them for herself instead spending of spending it on her family.
The tone in the poem is highly shown. Mrs. Sommers started off excited to have this 15.00 because she felt rich and planned to buy better material for her daughter shoes so they can last long, fabric for the children clothes. After that she can afford hats for everyone and stockings for herself which makes her happy that her children will have new clothes for the first time in a while.
The tone then changes to her sense of forgetting her responsibilities when she realizes that her hand has brushed against a pair of two-dollar silk stockings. She continues to feel the luxurious fabric and asks the shop girl for a pair in her size. This tone here is the selfish part of her and...