Wednesday, October 29, 2014

JACK ' O LANTERN

jack-o'-lantern is a carved pumpkin, or turnip, associated chiefly with the holiday of Halloween, and was named after the phenomenon of strange light flickering over peat bogs, called will-o'-the-wisp or jack-o'-lantern. In a jack-o'-lantern, the top is cut off to form a lid, and the inside flesh then scooped out; an image, usually a monstrous face, is carved out of the pumpkin's rind to expose the hollow interior. To create the lantern effect, a light source is placed within before the lid is closed. This is traditionally a flame or electric candle, though pumpkin lights featuring various colors and flickering effects are also marketed specifically for this purpose. It is common to see jack-o'-lanterns on doorsteps and otherwise used as decorations during Halloween.

                               Oh!—fruit loved of boyhood!—the old days recalling,
                               When wood-grapes were purpling and brown nuts were falling!
                               When wild, ugly faces we carved in its skin,
                              Glaring out throught the dark with a candle within! 




3 comments:

  1. A jack- o' -lantern is a carved pumpkin or turnip, mainly associated with the festival of Halloween
    and was named after the phenomenon of strange light flickering over peat bogs, called Wisp
    or jack- o " -lantern . In a jack- o' -lantern , the top is cut to form a lid, and the inside
    flesh then dug ; an image, usually a monstrous face, is carved into the crust of the pumpkin to
    expose the hollow interior. To create the effect of the lamp , a light source is placed inside the
    front cover is closed . This is traditionally a flame or an electric candle, if the pumpkin lights
    with different colors and flickering are marketed specifically for this purpose. It is common
    to see Jack- o'- lanterns on doors and otherwise used as decorations for Halloween.

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