The most unusual thing I ever stole? A snowman.
Midnight. He looked magnificent; a tall, white mute
beneath the winter moon. I wanted him, a mate
with a mind as cold as the slice of ice
within my own brain. I started with the head
- The first line has a question like an interview- could be a therapist or police
- Midnight has a link to darkness and thieves
- The snowman is personified "he" but he's still mute- perhaps the speakers social difficulty in talking
- "mate"- the only thing the speaker can assosiate with is a snowman.
- "slice of ice"- internal rhyming- make of that what you will
- who's mind is the speaker refering to when he calls the mind cold
- if it was themself it shows his nonchalance towards stealing
- " started with the head" rhymes with the beginning with the next line.
- showing the unbalanced nature of the speaker
Better off dead than giving in, not taking
what you want. He weighed a ton; his torso,
frozen stiff, hugged to my chest, a fierce chill
piercing my gut. Part of the thrill was knowing
that children would cry in the morning. Life's tough.
- They feel that death is better than not stealing
- "He weighed a ton; his torso," - the speaker put so much effort into stealing this snowman even though it has no market value.
- "fierce chill"- stealing gives the speaker feelings, not neccissarily good but there non the less.
- they know that this stealing will make people upset but instead of being put of it makes it even better.
- thier excuse is that "life's tought"- as though he is helping by teaching people a life lesson.