An Old Man's Winter Night Analysis Essay
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An Old Man’s Winter Night
This is a very haunting poem about an old man who stands alone dying in a dark house in winter. His memory is failing him and because of that he doesn’t know who he is or why he is in the house but he stays there inside the house because of the gruelling winter weather outside. There is no sense that the old man is existing for anyone or anything, he is purely alone. He is alone not only because no one is with him, but also because there will be no one to remember him after he dies. He develops a fear of the cellar beneath him and the darkness that lies outside so he strikes the ground in an attempt to frighten the unknown rather than confronting his fears. Finally, he falls asleep in front of the fire only to be…show more content…
Frost’s use of personification, “like the roar of trees” is used to give a more humanistic quality to the trees to create a more eerie surrounding. Onomatopoeia
is used “crack of branches” to make you think about the sound and to give a realistic feel to the poem, but more significantly alliteration is used, “doors darkly”, “beating box” and “separate stars”, this makes the poem sound more pleasant to the readers. There is also evidence of internal rhyme on the tenth line “In clomping there, he scared it once again” An internal rhyme puts emphasis on the two words that rhyme and quickens the pace of the line. On the twenty third line, he used caesura to form important thoughts rather than breaking it “And slept.The log that shifted with a jolt”. There are eight strong enjambments throughout the poem helping it to run on and flow into the next line and continue momentum instead of the usual rhythm a poem would have.
The mood of the poem is sad and disheartening. Frost’s use of imagery creates a sad setting. “All out of doors looked darkly in at him” could almost mean that people know and see that he is alone in the house but yet they choose to ignore it. The tone of the poem is candid, almost as if Frost is just telling a story without any feeling or emotion being put into it. From reading the poem, we realise that the old man is alone but the writer never clarifies the reason why, he only repeats that he is completely isolated and beyond the comfort of
One Cold Winter's Night is a live album released in 2006 by the symphonic power metal band Kamelot on the SPV label Steamhammer in Germany. It is the second live album and first live DVD from the band, and was released on November 14, 2006. It marks the first appearance of Oliver Palotai on keyboards. The album featured guest appearances by Simone Simons while the second disc of the DVD set contained a number of interviews and videos.
The CD release contained the audio from the DVD which was filmed at the Rockefeller Musichall in Oslo, Norway on 11 February 2006.
DVD track listing
Disc One - The Concert
- "Intro: Un assassinio molto silenzioso"
- "The Black Halo"
- "Soul Society"
- "The Edge of Paradise"
- "Center of the Universe"
- "Nights of Arabia ”
- "Keyboard Solo"
- "The Haunting (Somewhere in Time)"
- "When the Lights Are Down"
- "Elizabeth (Parts I, II & III)"
- "March of Mephisto"
- "Drum Solo"
- "Curtain Call/Outro"
- "The Haunting"
- "March of Mephisto"
- "March of Mephisto" (uncensored)
- Making of "The Haunting"
- "March of Mephisto" – Live at Sweden Rock 2006
- Photo Gallery including two slide shows of concert photos and band's private photos
- Band Member Biographies and Top Fives
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CD track listing
- "Intro: Un assassinio molto silenzioso" – 0:56
- "The Black Halo" – 3:39
- "Soul Society" – 4:35
- "The Edge of Paradise" – 4:44
- "Center of the Universe" – 6:02
- "Nights of Arabia" – 6:26
- "Abandoned" – 4:10
- "Forever" – 7:55
- "Keyboard Solo" – 1:45
- "The Haunting (Somewhere in Time)" – 4:33
- "Moonlight" – 5:10
- "When the Lights Are Down" – 4:29
- "Elizabeth (Parts I, II & III)" – 13:01
- "March of Mephisto" – 5:06
- "Karma" – 5:41
- "Drum Solo" – 2:50
- "Farewell" – 5:22
- "Outro" – 4:10
- "Epilogue" – 2:40 (Japanese bonus track)
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- Simone Simons – Marguerite on "The Haunting"
- Mari Youngblood – Helena on "Center of the Universe", "Abandoned" and Elizabeth Bathory on "Elizabeth pt I, II & III"
- Elisabeth Kjærnes – "Nights of Arabia" and "March of Mephisto"
- Snowy Shaw – acting Mephisto on "March of Mephisto"
- Halo choir: Karianne Kjærnes, Marianne Follestad and Christian Kjærnes
- Voice of Mephisto on "March of Mephisto" by Shagrath
- Additional vocals on "Elizabeth" by Liv Nina Mosveen
- Vocals on "Un Assassinio Molto Silenzioso" by Cinzia Rizzo