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    need help in oscar wilde poem

    Would u like to tell me about this poem what this poem is suggesting i dun understand it.. i have to do its critical analysis : Impression De Voyage
    by Oscar Wilde



    what is the main theme or concept of the sapphire color does it shows the sunset or destruction

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    Re: need help in oscar wilde poem

    The main theme of this poem for me is Oscar Wilde's journey back to Greece where he had spent some time in the past, it appears that he was travelling from the direction of Italy or North Africa but of course we are not sure of that.

    Sapphire refers to the blue colour of the sea.

    Heated opal to the marbled blue of the sky.

    I always think of The Greek Islands as blue lands, with their blue skys and blue shuttered white houses.

    I stress this is my own personal view others may interpret it differently.

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    Re: need help in oscar wilde poem

    Quote Originally Posted by snow.white View Post
    Would u like to tell me about this poem what this poem is suggesting i dun understand it.. i have to do its critical analysis : Impression De Voyage
    by Oscar Wilde
    Please try to use correct forms when asking questions in this forum. I am sure that you know that the first person pronoun I is always capitalised, and that the words is don't, not dun

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    Re: need help in oscar wilde poem

    In the line it is written the sky burned like a heated opal through the air. I am unable to figure what these last words suggests through the air and sky is burned so it doesn't mean it is blue. I am confused here.

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    Re: need help in oscar wilde poem

    Hello Snow White,

    As I said this poem is open to different interpretations. If you go to this web site you will find a necklace with a heated opal stone as you will see it is a marbled blue colour.

    Heated Opal Enhancer on Dancing Pearl Necklace

    Maybe the phrase 'through the air' suggests that the heated opal acted like a paint brush and painted the sky in its own colours.
    It is true that there is also a stone callled a fire opal which is red maybe 'burned' refers to fire opal but that is not what it says. We don't know, only Oscar Wilde knows.
    Remember things can be white hot as well as red hot.

    Frank

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