For the Xitou area of National Taiwan University Experimental Forest, a nature conservation area in central Taiwan, our design team was tasked with developing a proposal for a wood footbridge, connecting pedestrian paths on either side of a steep torrent. Selected among various alternatives, our design consists of a stress ribbon glulam deck tensioned over two fan-shaped supports. These are themselves composed of curved glulam members and shaped like the leaves of a ginkgo tree. The pattern is prolonged in the wood lattice work of the guardrail. Combined foundations connect the bridge abutment and pier to each side, helping to balance out lateral forces. To permit the use of Japanese cedar sourced from the local forest, the glulam members are dimensioned to a relatively low allowable bending stress of 80 kgf/cm². Lessening their visual impact, most steel plate connectors are slotted into the glulam members. The bridge was finished in March and will be opened to the public in May. The resulting bridge is relatively high above the torrent, passing over the pedestrian path to one side. In addition to keeping the bridge clear of typhoon floods, this will let hikers experience crossing over and passing under the bridge, offering views from above and along the torrent. The paper will tell the story of how this design evolved, from early concept development to construction. The authors developed this design as part of their undergraduate course of study at the Department of Civil Engineering of National Taiwan University.
The most important question to ask when you see a metaphor is, 'Why is it being used?' Often, you will be able to think of many answers to this question, and all of them could be correct. In the example above, the wind could be compared to a 'torrent' because it is fast and strong (fast-flowing water would push with more force than fast-flowing air, so Noyes could be suggesting that the wind is so strong that it feels as though it is water moving, rather than air). A torrent also pushes in only one direction (as in a river), so there could be the suggestion of inevitability. Just as the flow of water is unstoppable, so the tragic ending of the poem is unavoidable.
On a more complex level, a metaphor can be used to highlight the difference between the two things it compares. For example, a road and a ribbon (compared by a metaphor in the quotation above) have few similarities. Though a reader might understand, from this extract, that the road is beautiful and shining, like a ribbon, the differences between a ribbon and a road could also aid their understanding of the poem. Though the road is substantial and often used by men (for trade, or crime), the ribbon is small, able to be ruined, and associated with women. The image of the ribbon, then, is seen in the wrong place, where the reader could imagine its being trampled on and ruined by the vehicles that travel on the highway. In the same way, the heroine of this poem will be killed because her beautiful, fragile presence is placed in a man's world. The difference between the two things compared by the metaphor, therefore, reflects a theme of the poem that could make the reader doubt that the beauty of the setting is safe, and possibly lead to a sense of foreboding.
"The Highwayman" begins with a metaphor which helps to establish the tone of the poem. From the first line, there is a sense of ominous anticipation created by the metaphor "the wind was a torrent of darkness." From this metaphor, readers grasp the change that is forthcoming. They also begin to see the wild and reckless nature coming out in this "torrent" of circumstances.
"What do these metaphors mean in the poem "The Highwayman"? 1) The wind was a torrent of darkness 2) The moon was a ghostly galleon 3) The road was a ribbon of moonlight" eNotes Editorial, 12 May 2020, -help/what-do-these-metaphors-mean-in-the-poem-the-1442384.Accessed 9 Feb. 2023.
However, it is interesting to note that the "wind," which is a sonic or tactile type of imagery, is given a visual representation as a "torrent of darkness." Similarly, the moon appears as a "ghostly galleon" with clouds obscuring it like fog on a dark sea. These two images convey the foreboding nature of what is about to occur and the chaotic nature of the events, such as the eavesdropping of the mad Tim the ostler, that lead to a climax of blood and vengeance. The final metaphor is one that is a bit more poignant than it is foreboding. The "ribbon of moonlight" is a description for the road that the highwayman rides to reach the inn and is a representation of the bond that the landlord's daughter and the highwayman share. It is made of moonlight because the two can only meet under the cover of darkness and are struck by a very fleeting romance. The road is a ribbon, as it holds the two together. However, a ribbon is a weak thing that rips and breaks easily when strain is put on it, similarly to the story's romance when societal forces like the law intervene.
The wind was a torrent of darkness: Although the wind helps to establish the setting, creating a harsh opening from the first line, it also should be considered symbolically. Wind often connotes a time of change, which both the highwayman and Bess experience before the poem's end. A "torrent" is most often used to describe a fast-moving body of water that is wild and reckless. The deaths of the highwayman and Bess are unexpected and violent. Their lives are drowned in powers of darkness.
The road was a ribbon of moonlight: The road between the lovers is not a straight and direct path. Instead, it is complicated with many twists and turns. This can perhaps be seen as a metaphor for the relationship between the highwayman and Bess. They traverse difficult territory to be together, facing danger together even as they travel separately. They rely on the moonlight, which is a "ghostly galleon," to lead them back to each other.
"The wind was a torrent of darkness." In the first line of the poem Noyes is setting the scene for the action that follows. He's trying to create an appropriately dark and sinister atmosphere for the highwayman's imminent arrival. The first line of the poem simply means that it was very dark and windy on that fateful night when the highwayman came riding up to the old inn-door.
"The road was a ribbon of moonlight over the purple moor." It's already been established that the moon is shining. And as the moon casts its light upon the earth, the road on which the highwayman rides his horse appears to have been transformed into a long ribbon of moonlight. In the stormy darkness, lit only by the moonlight, the moor has taken on a kind of purple color. Like all other features of the landscape, it's been completely transformed by the darkness and the moonlight. It's as if a whole new world has suddenly sprung up out of nowhere.
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In the above extract the use of metaphors sets the scene and creates the atmosphere. All three subjects in each of the lines, namely, "the wind", "the moon" and "the road" are seen in terms of something else. "The wind" is "a torrent of darkness", that is, it is blowing very strongly and loudly but cannot be seen, just heard, like the sound of a large, swiftly flowing river. Immediately, an eerie note has been struck. This is followed by the second metaphor, "The moon was a ghostly galleon". We are able to visualise the moon appearing to be moving silently across the night sky as if it were a ghost ship. In fact, it is the presence of shifting cloud passing around it that gives the impression of movement. Then in all the darkness there is a long thin line - the road - which is highlighted in the moonlight. It is like a long, thin, smooth ribbon, against a dark backdrop. With the help of metaphors, Noyes has created the setting and atmosphere for the little drama which is about to unfold in the poem.
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