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  Holding On, written by Angela Brown Holding on is a lyrical poem that contains a refrain or a hook. The poem reveals a message about mourning. The poem praises the relationship she had with her brother. The poem expresses empathy for the loss of her brother. The poem is very emotional and sincere attributed to an emotional response to mourning. The poem is dedicated to remember the loss of those who died  before us. The poet explores relationships and questions loss. The poet identifies with the essence of the risk of loss. The poems shows the importance of having life and emphasizes the sadness of when that person is no longer with you. The poem experience with death is a celebration of an obstacle she learns to overcome. The poem explores the allusion of spirituality. Death is a celebration used to sustain life. Everyone sometime will sacrifice their life because life after death is eternal. When you die you are remembered for the good things you have done and it is how your spirit lives . An Ode is an elaborately structured poem praising or glorifying an event or individual, describing nature intellectually as well as emotionally. Holding on has different rhyme schemes. The poems lines 1-4, uses consonance with the repetition of the consent sound of s. The words first, suppressed, thoughts, depressed, inside, sunrise are examples of consonance. In lines 36-38, the consonance is repetitive with the repetition of the letter s by using words such as It’s, same, seeing, smile, spirit, still, and missing. At first, I was tired and suppressed, A My thoughts depressed with regret B And how it came to be until I felt the hurt inside of me, C Your image in my memory is sunrise in mourning. D It’s not the same without seeing your smile,  P Having your spirit to hold on to, P And I’m still missing having you around.  Q   In lines 9-11, the poem uses family rhyme with the words tight, fight and night. The poem has an irregular rhyming pattern from A  –   BB. In lines 40  –   44, there is a rhyme scheme with a  pattern of SS, TT. The words room and noon rhyme and words out and doubt rhyme. In lines 53-58, all the lines rhyme. Most of the poem has irregular rhyme scheme pattern that does not rhyme all the way through the poem. We were real tight G Though at times we would fuss and fight, G Still found the time to hang out all night. G Seeing your smile light up a room, S  You’re face shining brightly with wings before noon.  S You taught me how to work things out T When times were hard, while in doubt, T At night, I lie awake in wonder in my dreams V Believing in love for what it means, V Your death in return ripped my heart at the seems V The feelings I inquired, the regret inside of me. V I would have given you the world and asked for nothing V The candle captures the wind in your memory. V The poem line breaks into continuous stanzas of groups of four patterns. That have irregular line lengths that use irregular meter with a 4/4 count between bars. Laughing out at our lies I Alibies that made up for hard times, I At times I’d go to you for advice,  I You’d always let me inside your life,  I To tell me things will be alright. I At times I’d go to you for advice,  I You’d always let  me inside your life, I To tell me things will be alright. I   The poem stanzas are irregular pattern that consist of irregular line breaks using a refrain  broken into five stanzas. After each stanza, the poem uses the same refrain or hook. The hook takes you back to the beginning of the poem to remind you of a central theme of the poem relative to the  poems title is written about  –   Holding on. And whispered to you all so gently L As it took you, your last sigh taken away, as you died. I Line break At first, I was tired and suppressed, A  My thoughts depressed with regret A   I’ll be holding on  F The poem has a continuous flow of irregular meter patterns stress and unstressed words. By using an irregular stressed unstressed syllables the meter is off and the meter is irregular. X ! X X ! X ! There were times we would argue X X ! X And mess things up X X ! X X ! X X  No matter how bad things worked out.   The rephrase of Holding On, discusses the theme of holding on without regrets. Often  people see death as sad feeling because we mourn the loss of loved ones. Death is hard to accept  because we do not know what happens to our spirit when we die and death is feared. We fear death because we are afraid we will be judged not knowing the inevitable will happen to our souls. The voice behind the poem is really close to her loved one. She dedicates this poem to her loved ones memory. She teaches people that although we lost we never forget what they meant in our lives. When we mourn we feel pain and hurt knowing that their image of touching our lives with something they said or did still remains with us eternally. It is from good memories we shared with our love ones who died that we hold on to those memories to make us stronger. At first, I was tired and suppressed, A My thoughts depressed with regret B And how it came to be until I felt the hurt inside of me, C Your image in my memory is sunrise in mourning. D I’ll keep holding on  F The first stanza talks about the fund memories I shared with my brother that meant a lot to me. The speaker was close to the person who died. She discusses the things that meant a lot to her in their lives. Although they got in arguments she forgave him. She remembers the times spent together hanging out, telling jokes that made them feel good while in real life there were times they felt hurt. She would come to him for advice because she looked up to him. There is the memory the day he died she regretted it and yet she accepted his death knowing he was going to live on in heaven. We were real tight G Though at times we would fuss and fight, G  Still found the time to hang out all night. G We would tell the dozens, H Laughing out at our lies I Alibies that made up for hard times, I At times I’d go to you for advice,  I You’d always let me inside your life, I To tell me things will be alright. G I saw an angel appear, J I felt its presence when you were near. J I watched its beautiful metaphor for after-life I Of how its lips pressed against yours, K And whispered to you all so gently L As it took you, your last sigh taken away, as you died. I The second stanza expresses that there are times she felt bad he was gone and not able to share time with her but it was because of the good memories that she was strong. She was holding on to those memories to make her happy. Those memories is what kept her reason to live. It meant a lot to her because things would work out. She stresses how much it meant to have him in her life. She missed having him to know he was alright to see him happy, to have him in her life. And she stresses it was hard letting him go but he had wings to fly to heaven and it would be alright. He would not let her go until she could survive without him on her own. She felt hopeless without him to ask him questions. She needed him around to solve her problems and he gave her enough wisdom that she could solve her own problems even alone without him to guide her. Her friend love to play chess and now chess had led him to heaven. At first, I was tired and suppressed, A My thoughts depressed with regret B And how it came to be until I felt the hurt inside of me, C Your image in my memory is sunrise in mourning. D I’ll be holding on  F You took the time I That meant a lot to me, M Because you had heart to share with me. M There were times we would argue N  And mess things up O  No matter how bad things worked out. O It’s not the same without seeing your smile,  P Having your spirit to hold on to, P And I’m still missing having you around.  Q Missing your personality shine R Seeing your smile light up a room, S You’re face shining brightly with wings before noon.  S You taught me how to work things out T When times were hard, while in doubt, T Between two ponds you found the route to heaven. U The poem is a lyric poem so the refrain is repeated between stanzas. Sunrise in mourning is a metaphor for light at the end of the tunnel. Sunrise is a cliché for heaven and mourning is a cliché for mourning the life of her friend. The cliché means that she found happiness even when she is sad over losing her friend. She is still holding on to his memory. At first, I was tired and suppressed, A My thoughts depressed with regret B And how it came to be until I felt the hurt inside of me, C Your image in my memory is sunrise in mourning. D I’ll be holding on  F The third stanza the voice of the girl is questioning her friend’s de ath knowing how much it hurts not having him around. She regretted his death at first and then she accepted it knowing he is in a better place. She would have done anything to have him present in her life but he is gone and his memory of his spirit lives within her through her memories. And she is holding on. At night, I lie awake in wonder in my dreams V Believing in love for what it means, V Your death in return ripped my heart at the seems V The feelings I inquired, the regret inside of me. V I would have given you the world and asked for nothing V The candle captures the wind in your memory.
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