A Morning Song Essay

Literary Elements of “A Morning Song”
“A poem is a linguistic artifact, whose function is to organize the primary data of experience that can be exhibited in and through words” (Vivas, 1954).   In the poem “A Morning Song” by Eleanor Farjeon, we are presented with the unique view on the first day of creation.   Farjeon uses a form of lyric poetry that is known as an ode.   An ode is known as being, “imaginative, expressed with a meditative, intellectual tone, but do not have a prescribed pattern” (Clugston, 2010).   In my opinion, an ode is one that talks about one specific thing that you believe to be deserving of admiration.   The thing to be admired in this poem is the details of the first morning of God’s creation.   This paper will analyze a poem in regard to the three elements of theme, rhyming, and the tone and assess how each of these elements affected my response to the poem.  
The representation of an idea behind a story is characterized as being the theme (Clugston, 2010).   The theme is just the main topic or main idea of a story.   The theme of the poem “A Morning Song” is of spiritual nature and is expressed in great detail, although, the overall length is rather short.   In the very first line of the poem Farjeon states, “Morning has broken, like the first morning” (Clugston, 2010).   This line is talking not only about morning time but of God’s creation or rather, an insight to how the “new world” began or how it looked that first morning.   This is the theme and is described throughout the entire poem.   Farjeon goes on to describe what it was like or what it would be like to experience that first morning.   A particular part that stands out to me is in the third stanza.   Farjeon mentions Eden, which is another reference to that first morning creation (Clugston, 2010).   This specific detail helped support the approximate time frame that this poem was taking place in.   The details that are described in this poem allow the theme to be envisioned by the reader...