Two Examples of “Connotation”


I need two examples of connotation from poetry?


First example is from Robert Frost’s poem, “Mending Walls,”

“And on a day we meet to walk the line

And set the wall between us once again.

We keep the wall between us as we go.

To each the boulders that have fallen to each.”

In these lines, Frost connotes wall for rebuilding showing perseverance.

The second is another popular play “Romeo & Juliet,”

“What’s Montague? It is nor hand, nor foot,

Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part

Belonging to a man. O, be some other name!

What’s in a name? That which we call a rose

By any other word would smell as sweet.”

Here Shakespeare connotes names of persons and things, implying that names have no importance than the person himself.