Nalysis Love Poemwritten by Linda Pastan

1. the essay has to have a thesis, 3 supporting ideas and conclusion. So, 5 paragraphs for this essay.
2. Please use simple grammar, language and word choice, because English is my second language.
Instruction from teacher: Write a commentary on the speaker, the intended audience, the choice of subject, the underlying theme if there is one, the structure of the poem as it move from one idea to the next. As necessary, write comments on the poets particular world choice: metaphors, similes, allusions, irony, paradox, word-plat. this is intended to be an exercise in reading the work closely, in examining the connection between the central idea and the words used, the writers tone both overall and how it changes. Are there any elements that move the reader, surprise or even shock? is the poem clever, witty or predictable in its outcome.

love poem

I want to write you
a love poem as headlong
as our creek
after thaw
when we stand
on its dangerous
banks and watch it carry
with it every twig
every dry leaf and branch
in its path
every scruple
when we see it
so swollen
with runoff
that even as we watch
we must grab
each other
and step back
we must grab each
other or
get our shoes
soaked we must
grab each other