"Family Reunion" is a poem about wicked children who return home after their misdeeds are forgiven by their parents. The poem is analogous to the biblical tale of the prodigal son, in which even he understands his own folly and returns to his father to seek forgiveness and mercy. This poem was written by American poet Carl Henry Van Doren (1856-1928).
Theme messages are the main ideas presented in a poem. They can be simple or complex. A poem's theme may be evident from its title or stated in the first line of the poem. In "Family Reunion," the theme is clear from the title: family is important. The poem also suggests that no matter how far away we go, they will always have our back.
Often poems use language metaphorically to explain abstract concepts. For example, words such as honor, pride, shame, guilt, remorse, forgive, repent, curse, bless, hope, fear, prevent, protect, defend, guide, mislead are all used to describe emotions in a metaphorical way. These words reflect real experiences but they are used in a poetic context where they take on additional meaning. They may feel proud when you say that you're counting on them or that you want them to help you find the answer to a question. They may feel ashamed if they do something wrong and need to be forgiven.
The poem's topic revolves around friendship and family. People will always be there for each other until they aren't anymore. Nursing homes are very depressing places, but it is where sick people go to get better (or not). The main character realizes that even though his friend may not remember him, he will always be important in his life.
This poem is about acceptance and loving people no matter what they do. It shows that even if someone does terrible things, you should still love them.
Overall, the theme of the poem is acceptance and love.
The central idea of the poem is expressed via the concept of a youngster, a devotee, communicating to God. There is a degree of purity between the devotee and the God who asks existential questions. This shows that even though they are separated by distance and time, their relationship is very strong and eternal.
Also, the poem uses language that would have been familiar to its audience. It uses simple words and phrases, which would have made it easier for them to understand.
Finally, the poem makes use of visual imagery. The photographer has captured the moment when the two souls look into each other's eyes. Thus, the poem succeeds in expressing its message through images too.
The father's affection for his child is the subject of the poem. Her father's affection and care for her are described by the poet. He cradled her in his arms when she was a newborn. She could feel his love and kindness. Then he fed her with milk from his own breast. This showed that his love was real and not just a show of affection.
Her mother also loved her daughter but was afraid that she would one day fall into harm's way. So, she hid her face at times to prevent herself from crying out in pain if Eilonwy were hurt or injured.
When Eilonwy was only seven years old, her father died after a long illness. This caused her mother to lose hope that she would ever find another husband who would treat her well. After her father's death, no one else showed an interest in marrying her. So, she was left all alone in the world.
However, something good did eventually happen. A man named Fflewddur Feleddyr (a famous singer) saw how sad and lonely she had become and felt responsible for her situation. He wanted to marry her so he could take care of her. But she refused to leave her mother's side because she thought someone else might come along and offer her a better life.