Money by Jacob Russ

When I had money, money, O!

I knew no joy till I went poor;

For many a false man as a friend

Came knocking all day at my door.

Then felt I like a child that holds

A trumpet that he must not blow

Because a man is dead; I dared

Not speak to let this false world know.

Much have I thought of life, and seen

How poor men’s hearts are ever light;

And how their wives do hum like bees

About their work from morn till night.

So, when I hear these poor ones laugh,

And see the rich ones coldly frown—

Poor men, think I, need not go up

So much as rich men should come down.

When I had money, money, O!

My many friends proved all untrue;

But now I have no money, O!

My friends are real, though very few.

Title

MONEY

Well it will involve money. Maybe someone rich helps someone poor or vice versa. or he is dreaming about what life is being rich or poor.

paraphrase

I didn't know joy until I went poor

For many a fake man as a companion.

My plenty of friends proved wrong.

But now I am broke

When I wasn't poor

So when I hear non rich people smile.

connotation

A trumpet that he must not blow. and the line not speak to let this false world know. blow and know rhyme

how poor men's hearts are ever light it shows consonance by stressing the r sound.

"how poor men's hearts are ever light." And the line "About there work from more till night." light and night rhyme. and shows assonance by stressing the i sound

"And see the rich ones coldly frown" and "so much for as rich men should come down." frown and down rhyme.

"And how there their wives do hum like bees." has a simile and alliteration.

A trumpet that he must not blow and not speak to let this false world know."" shows assonance in the o sound in know and blow and rhyme

attitude/tone

the attitude to the poem shows a man that is upset about people that are poor. because they cannot do anything he did while he was not poor. then hes happy whenever they are smiling and when the rich people are frowning.

shifts

there is one shift in this poem and "its the line where it says so, when i hear the poor ones laugh."

Title

Now at the beginning I though it was going to be about someone who is rich or poor meeting someone that was totally different. actually it was about a rich person now poor who understands the struggles of a poor person. So when he sees a poor person smile he gets happy.

Theme

Money does not matter who is great and who is not it only there for purchases.

Credits:

Created with images by 422737 - "dollar currency finance" • Alexas_Fotos - "shopping kermit money" • pcdazero - "play board game monopoly" • skeeze - "money euros finance"

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