Cite This Document Philip McGraw is all about saving your relationship. In the third quatrain, the speaker portrays a longing, a need between two strengths. Biography for John Ciardi.
A strayed individual maybe strong, but walking alone makes that individual weak. Symbolism as a figurative language has been used throughout the poem especially through comparison of marriage to an arch. The covering of love or a sanctuary is a place where a person or persons can go to feel safe and protected against the stone crush of life.
The author uses this technique to enable the reader to visualize what he is going to talk about.