How different options can have penalties and will eventually contribute to the course of one’s life. The tone helps with the meaning and atmosphere. Then theme of the poems concentrates on the concept of choice but in two different aspects. Meinke’s focus of the poem is to show the impact of our choices with adding advice. For instance he tells his son that the choice is there to “marry a pretty girl after seeing how her mother. ” This is the experience part because if you know how the mother is then you definitely know how your wife will act because most women are a product of their mother.
This is also a possible consequence you may deal with. So to sum this up the poem is giving guidance to the son that you will experience many things and every choice has consequences. Alark 2 This poem has the Innocence affect because the father is giving his son Tim advice on life. Usually when a parent is attempting to guide their children along it is a form of innocence no matter how rough or tough they may be. Because this love, and love has no intent to hurt or miss guide whoever it is aimed at.