Robert Francis “The Pitcher” brings a closer description of pitchers and introduces the mental capacity from the styles, motions that can be effective in a baseball game. The poem suggests that today’s baseball fan should be enlightened by the progress of what makes a effective pitcher. Through the eyes of the poet, the observation of a pitcher could determine the delivery of a pitch. In our greatest American pastime, pitchers are noted as part time players and only play once every five games. A greater appreciation for pitchers is clarified in this poem. Through the poet’s vision, he enriches this poem with the use of such elements of poetry as speaker, setting, personification and rising meter.
Throughout the poem, the speaker set the pace of what details the motion of “The pitcher.”uses, “The art is eccentricity, his aim,” in this description, the speaker, reveals the whine up of “The Pitcher” by producing a circular motion of his arms upon release of the ball that is targeted. “How not to hit the mark he seems to aim at”; in this statement the speaker explains the
The pace of the game is timed and consumed with every pitch of the game. Every motion of "The Pitcher" creates into different situation of the game. The setting shows that "The Pitcher" is on the mound in a baseball park. " His technique how to vary the avoidance" gives the readers an insight into how batters could determine the type of pitch is being thrown. " It appears as if the speaker is explaining the timely pitches that are swung and missed by the hitter. " Another description that used is "Not to, yet still, still to communicate making the batter understand too late. He throws to be a moment misunderstood" develops in double iambic tetrameter. Robert Francis"tms "The Pitcher" describes the pitcher by presenting the types of pitches played in our greatest pastime. The one moment Robert Francis break into a stanza is when he is saying "Not to, yet still, still to communicate making the batter understand too late. Additionally the heart of "The pitcher" is describing the skill that is applied from the pitch in preventing the batter from the opposite team of hitting the ball. target that is provided by the catcher in positioning the spot where should the ball be thrown. He is exposing the strategies of the game. In the line "His passion how to avoid the obvious" the poet provides emphasis"tms of determination from the pitcher. Robert Francis version of "The Pitcher," provides some patterns of rhythm.