The Brooklyn Bridge
The poem seems to go back and forth with imagery. One stanza it is clear that it is about the Bridge, and then another, the description is more abstract. The poem is about the Bridge I think, however I think that it has great meaning to the author. I don’t believe that the author saw the bridge and thought about it’s magnificence and wrote about it. For some reason or the other there is a personal reflection that is going on in the poem. The bridge is seemingly more than just a structure, but it also has some kind of an emotional tie to the author of the poem.
The World Trade Center
Much like the poem, “The Brooklyn Bridge”, this also has an emotional tie. This poem talks about the Twin Towers when it was hit for the first time in 1996. Before the attack the author didn’t have much care for the towers, and in fact thought that they were ugly, until emotional ties were bound to the structure. Different emotions because of events caused the structure to have meaning to the writer. The structure now symbolizes something rather than it just being a structure. A new American land-mark for the writer, This is common to attach an inanimate object to feelings and emotions after and event, In this case, a tragic event causing a unity in people, and giving adoration for the building validity, in the writers eyes.