"Butch"Weldy - Edgar Lee Masters


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Danny Wade, 4th Hour

Storyboard Text

  • T- Title
  • P- Paraphrase
  • C- Connotations
  • A man named "Butch".
  • A- Attitude
  • After his accident at work in a factory, Butch tragically breaks both of his legs and goes blind.
  • S- Shifts
  • Similes; "My eyes burnt crisp like a couple of eggs" Imagery; Factory and explosion descriptions
  • T- Theme
  • At least it's not cancer.
  • The poem starts peaceful, turns somber, ponderous and bitter after Butch's accident.
  • As soon as in the story, Butch mentions "The air grew heavy and still", the tone and mood changes dramatically.
  • Some central themes of the poem are life can change in an instant, and not all endings are happy.
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