In the poem “Circular Saws” by Fred Cogwheels, he takes us on a journey of pap n. This whole poem is centered around pain,and in particular,how we can become the pain that we have experienced. It goes to show that painful experiences create pained people , who then,hence, turn into painful people who cause painful experiences. In this poem, the per soon become his own pain. The poem starts off in a sort of sad,deep, insightful mood/ atmosphere.
The fact that “circular saws” can be painful suggests that the poem could explore emotional pain. The e writer goes to say that it is just all a “bad dream”, and tries to push the pain away until it real Ii hits him. The “scars” are a symbol for a bad memory where pain is a factor. Those bad me memories remind him of the pain he suffered, hence, avoiding it. As the third stanza begins, the poem has more figurative meaning. The third stanza presents what the poem really is a bout.
The poem goes on to portray how the scars we have on the outside can turn inward, an d live inside of us. “… Without intending to with the use Of anthropomorphism). In line 14 , the author is referring to people. Everyone has masks to hide their true identity, to hide who o they really are. As the end of the poem approaches, there is a very evident shift ,beginning in t he third stanza and continues on. At this point in the poem, the persona takes his own emotion al experience and relates it to how it has affected and shaped who he is.
Cogwheels uses a literary devices throughout the poem,mainly to emphasize the e idea of “pain”. , In the last line, it states that the reader is,at the end of it all, “a circular saw”. T his metaphor is used to emphasize the fact that he has indeed become what he used to fear a ND what had brought him such a great deal of pain. The motif throughout this poem is the circular saw. This is,once more, used to represent pain.