Sunday, 12 February 2012

A Stone's Throw

A Stone's Throw by Elma Mitchell


The poem A Stone's Throw is about some self-righteous men who caught a prostitute now in those days prostitution was a sin (still is) and the punishment was stoning. these men caught her a roughed her up but still justifying their intentions {she's felt men's hands, greedy over her body, but ours were virtuous, of course} if a man touches a woman's body with out her permission how can he be virtuous. the prostitute aka Mary Magdalene was dead scared because she knew the fate she was about to have and obviously she was just assaulted. but a 'preacher, god merchant,' aka Jesus squatted down to her level and writing in the dust and looked at her. then he turned to them and said he who is free of sin shall cast the first stone and that's when their eyes were on them selves and they saw that they weren't as sinless as they had thought and so no stne was thrown at her. but it wasn't the end to their prosecutions!

11 comments:

  1. wow so that poem is based on the bible I thought that was a random poem

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    1. im just doing this poem 4 ncse and i totally agree.I thought it was just a random poem 2! i had no clue it was based on the bible. WHO KNEW!

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  2. true, i taught so until i see the videos

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  3. The poem A Stone's Throw presents concisely the notion of how we are not to judge others because everyone has sinned.The individuals were stoning the prostitute and found out from the guru that they should not do so unless they are free from sin.This poem contains a biblical allusion to the story of Mary Magdalene but it also presents how society view sinners.It is very easy to see the fault of others and in our self righteous state we tend not to see our faullts.The themes of women in society and the role of religion is explored by this poet.

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  4. its very interesting how things like these are actually daily things that may happen in our lives.

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  5. Ok I its a lesson for some cause these things happen our lives today in my class. I h

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  6. I think this analysis needed more details!

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  7. i agree it does need more improvement

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  8. Ummm if u didn't know that this poem is a adaptation from a bible story.......then u need to pick up yur bible more often!!!

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  9. this is an example on how people shouldn't be judge for what they are because no one is free of sin !!!!!!

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