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Default Please expand: If winter comes, can a spring be far behind

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Salam to ALL,
Please if someone can expand this line,
"If winter comes,can a spring be far behind"
Thanks.
P.B. Shelley says If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?

This line means that if winter is approaching and everything is dying then there is spring season ahead. Life is a cycle of death & birth. so if someone dies then he also takes a new birth. As winter(death) comes then spring(new life) is also there to give new birth.

Similarly, sorrow in life is followed by moments of pleasure. "If winter comes can spring be far behind" is a line that caters to a symbolic interpretation of a vicious-circle.

The coming of the winter can be understood with the coming of a tragic situation or the period of the season, in itself, can be compared to the period of waiting, agony and pain while the apprearence of the summer or spring can symbolize the return of the state of happiness or the start of the long awaited state of fulfillment.

I would like to explain this stance with relation to a few famous literary writings.

In the famous story, "The last Leaf", for example, Johnsy is sick and is waiting for her death - indeed a cold misfortune of life. But the entire situation twists with an irony in the end when she survives and instead of her the painter Behrman dies who was in fact her savior. The state of the character somehow signifies the fact that if an evil situation has befallen in one's life, the good news that is to be followed is not far behind.

The state of the narrator in the poem, 'Daffodils' by Ted Hughes is rather opposite although based in the same law. There used to be days where the narrator and his wife were happy in life where they used to collect daffodils and sell them (alghough he later regrets for having done so). That used to be during the season of spring - that indeed used to be the time of their happiness. But now with the death of his wife and loss of all his good times what remains is the winter of utter dissolution and melancholy. Here the poet feels his suffering to be nature's way of punishing him for what ever he had done in the past one of which is selling of the daffodils (symbolizing the goodness of his marriage) which he calls as "sacrilege".

Therefore, the line symbolizes the reciprocity of good and evil, fortune and misfortune and cause and effect.

Hope it helps...
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Please if someone can expand this line,
"If winter comes,can a spring be far behind"
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@nafees Khattak.

Mr.Usman khalid has succinctly explained the adage.I think the only addition i can make is that Shelley tries to strike a note of hope and optimism.If a winter comes then it is a matter of time that spring will also come.Which means that if adversities will come then pleasantries will also come.One should remain hopeful and never feel dejected.The cycle of death and birth will continue in similar way.Man faces difficulties in life.He has to confront many hardships to earn his livelihood and to make both ends meet.In the midst of vicissitudes of life howsoever intimidating and appalling,man should not capitulate to despair.man should remain hopeful of a promising tomorrow.It is well said that despair rules in dotage because there is not much hope left behind and few springs remain to be seen.Whereas in youth there is hope and optimism because there is forecast of more springs to come.
You can also mention some examples from the pitiable conditions of Pakistan and mention a glimmer of hope about them.

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please comment,,,,,,i will appreciate adages and corrections+guidance.
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Anne Lamott has exquisitely said "Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: You don't give up."Hope is the brainchild of dissolution and melancholy is furthered by seeming consistency of tragic moments,which are joined like beads and have their own impact upon different turns of life.Winter is often depicted as the season of sadness,loneliness and lackadaisical events.Where faces lose their charm,leaves leave their guaranteers, shores keep the embracing waves away from their warmth bosoms.When sun sprays its light in the teeth of offending and pinching cold waves.When flowers conceal their smiles,and when butterflies plug their wings.It is the winter which silences the chirping birds,who arrange their intrinsic feelings upon seeing their colorful surroundings,and vent their natural desires in presence of the softest touch of pitying winds.Their ecstasy for summer effaces the sorrows left back by the hammering winter.Incoming and whispering waves of summer rejuvenates the natural deaths.It refills greenery inside the trees,squeezes distances of wretched souls. Jubilation,high spirits and merriment becomes the order of the day and talk of the town. Frogs jerk their slumbering heads and birds reshuffle their throats for expressing their love for summer.Their hopes are died against the hopes of revival.Lingering aspirations make them feel the approaching calmness and ravishing moments.Both the seasons are harbingers of one another.One tests the strengths and plays with weaknesses and the other adds meanings to the stunning beauties and embellishes natural layouts.
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please comment,,,,,,i will appreciate adages and corrections+guidance.
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If winter comes, can a spring be far behind!
Anne Lamott has exquisitely said "Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: You don't give up."Hope is the brainchild of dissolution and melancholy is furthered by seeming consistency of tragic moments,which are joined like beads and have their own impact upon different turns of life.Winter is often depicted as the season of sadness,loneliness and lackadaisical events.Where faces lose their charm,leaves leave their guaranteers, shores keep the embracing waves away from their warmth bosoms.When sun sprays its light in the teeth of offending and pinching cold waves.When flowers conceal their smiles,and when butterflies plug their wings.It is the winter which silences the chirping birds,who arrange their intrinsic feelings upon seeing their colorful surroundings,and vent their natural desires in presence of the softest touch of pitying winds.Their ecstasy for summer effaces the sorrows left back by the hammering winter.Incoming and whispering waves of summer rejuvenates the natural deathsIt is ambigous, does it make sense?.It refills greenery inside the trees,squeezes distances of wretched souls. Jubilation,high spirits and merriment becomes the order of the day and talk of the town. Frogs jerk their slumbering heads and birds reshuffle their throats for expressing their love for summer.Their hopes are died against the hopes of revival.Lingering aspirations make them feel the approaching calmness and ravishing moments.Both the seasons are harbingers of one another.One tests the strengths and plays with weaknesses and the other adds meanings to the stunning beauties and embellishes natural layouts.
Well ur selection of words is always worth appreciatiion. The way you put art and nature in your creativites indicate that you're a Literature student, cz its nrealy impossible for an engineer, doc or MBA guy to put such an expression

Now coming to above expansion. You work on punctuation, ur weak in it and 2ndly a mistake n above expansion was that you continued with the single tone.
u didnt provide any ups and downs of your expression, you caught a tone and then kept on it like you started expressing nature and then went on with it.
If same tone is experienced somewhere, it gives more edge of Paraphrase then expansion.
Rest of the expression,grammar and the overall material was SPOT ON!!!!

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This is my first attempt, kindly check and correct my expansion.
It is especially requested to rishzzz to give his comments.

Nature has unraveled before us the secrets of life.Day after night, sunshine after rain, silence after storm, summer after winter is no different from joy after gloom, success after failure, luxury after misery and liberty after slavery.Evolution of mankind has resulted from fighting against the odds.Farmer toils under the scorching sun to get a lucrative yield, even an ant searches for food all day before finally returning to home, complying with the nature's principle.The period of struggle is always tough but is soon replaced with the period of comfort.It is for this reason that the war torn nation of Jpan rose out of shambles and become an economic power.Clouds of bad times also prevailed over her like a curse, but with sheer determination and resolution of character, the nation turned the tide and the clouds of darkness drifted away.Even now mankind is facing the worst kind of winter, in the form of natural disasters, terrorism, sectarianism, racism, poverty, crimes, war, corruption and the dark clouds have once again surrounded the mankind with pessimism and depression.But the wheel of nature is continuously turning and the scene will soon change, marked by prosperity, peace and happiness.
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