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Man's Fascination with such a grisly topic as death - as interpreted by various death poets.Death. No other theme expresses such deep and varied emotions from poets across the globe.Dylan Thomas' "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night," by contrast to the other poems' death interpretation, takes a different look at death: fight until the end, regardless of its certainty.The poem, "Stop All the Clocks, Cut off the Telephone", Auden cleverly writes of the importance of love in our life. The poet has lost love in his life, and believes his life is meaningless without love. W.H. Auden uses imagery to convey the idea that love should not be taken for granted, love is wonderful and without love...
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Poetry Analysis of Morte D'Arthur
Although 'Morte D'Arthur' spirals through many stages, none is touched
upon to the extent at which it exercises pathos. Throughout it draws
upon the reader's emotions heavily, and enforces a feeling of
overwhelming pity until its last breath. 'The Prisoner of Chillon',
although similar in the aspect that it too bears the countenance of a
distressing piece of literature, does differ in tone slightly, for it
clearly relies more on the absolution of despair to deliver...
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Victorian Period -By the middle of the nineteenth century, the rural British population had become centered in large cities, due to the changes brought by the Industrial Revolution. As living areas gets smaller and smaller and people's lives becomes much more interwined, poverty, violence, and sex became part of everyday life. People felt fewer restrictions on their behavior, and no longer faces the fear of non-acceptance that they had faced in smaller communities. Also the absence of family and community ties meant newfound personal independence for many British. Thus in the Victorian Period, the city dwellers had a mixed feeling of independence and insecurity. The mid-nineteenth century...
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Analysis of Love Poetry from Different Poets
As long as there has been poetry there has been ‘love’ poetry. Many
poets express their feelings through their writing, therefore many
poets write about love and other emotions and feelings attached to it.
Different poets have different styles of writing, so approach that
particular subject in different ways. “I am very bothered” by Simon
Armitage, “I wouldn’t thank you for a Valentine” by Liz Lochhead and
“First Ice” by Andrei Voznesensky are poems where the poet uses
different styles of writing.
“I am very bothered.” By Simon Armitage is a confessional monologue.
The poet is reflecting on past events,...
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The poem, “Apostrophe to the Ocean,” is one of the most renowned masterpieces of George Gordon Byron, which conveys the author’s love for nature by including his unique, romantic style of writing. As this poem is entirely dedicated to the mighty ocean, the main subject of this work is about man versus nature. George Byron also discusses his views about the industrialization; throughout the poem, he hints on the deleterious effects of human exploitations. Therefore, the poem, “Apostrophe to the Ocean,” paints George Byron’s view of the concept – man versus nature – by revealing his belief: the power of nature is insurmountable.
To begin with, unlike the other romantic poems that were...
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Poetry Analysis: Hayden & PlathWhen a child is reared into this world, ideally, it is assumed that it will have both a devoted mother and father that are able and, most of all, willing to provide it with care and unconditional love. A parent's role in a child's life is ultimately essential in their many developments of social behavior amongst and towards society. One key attribute of this development is the ability to understand and survive the world's many obstacles and challenges. A second attribute is acknowledging your own short comings and being able to address them head on. Finally, because children are taught how to learn and conduct themselves, their ability to obtain maturity...
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Steinmetz PAGE 2Kelsie SteinmetzMrs. SellsEnglish IV Per. 214 March 2014"Love After Love" Poetry AnalysisEveryone will fall in and out of love sometime within their life. They will change into a different person just to please another person, but forget about who they really are. After a breakup people must learn to love and take care themselves again, just like they did before the relationship. They cannot forget who they are, and how they loved themselves.In "Love After Love" by Derek Walcott, Walcott informs the reader that returning to the person they were before a relationship will not be easy, but when it happens it will be full of joy and love.At the end of a relationship learning to...
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1. What do you notice about the line breaks in this poem? What effect do they have on you as you read the poem?
“We Real Cool” is a poem I think of as being eminently familiar, like a photograph I have seen many times and believe I know well. When looking at the familiar, however, there may be a moment when a previously unseen detail becomes unexpectedly apparent, turning the whole thing on its head and giving new depth and meaning. Such was my experience in listening to Gwendolyn Brooks recite the poem in her jazzy cadence, with her unique accent on the line breaks.
Reading the poem, the separation of the pronoun “we” from its sentence is a surprise on the printed page, an unexpected...
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English Poetry Notes3 Pillars of Poetry? Appreciation - process - enjoyment / interest (provocative - interest & evocative - emotion)? Analysis - process? Interpretation (changing) - productThemes = tone (author's attitude to subject)Process (learn) vs. Product (mark)Snake (10)? Judge others by what you learnLet's not be unjust upon others? Can't do something until it has its back turned? TemptationWe know something is wrong, but we still do itCan't break the cycleTo a Fat Lady seen from a train (13)? Reflection: isolation & aloneLonelyJudgemental? Trundling through lifeMaybe you aren't the conductor?? Passing by life with tunnel vision? Shielded?The road not taken (21)?...
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Analysis of the Stylistic Features in ?Poetry? by Marianne Moore ?Poetry?, is one of Marianne Moore?s most famous poems. In it Moore starts out, ?I too, dislike it.? referring to poetry. However, this does not mean that Moore believed in practicing her poetry half-seriously. She simply believed that in order to create great poetry one would enjoy reading the work spiritually and physically. Moore has had several incarnations of the poem ?Poetry?, including one as short as four lines and one as long as thirty-eight lines. The four-line version was so brief that it allowed for a misinterpretation. However, the longer version defines the poem with her famous phrase, ?imaginary garden with real...
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Whenever you hear the name William Shakespeare, your mind automatically think of his dramatic plays, like Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet. William Shakespeare is also a poet, which he has won recognition for in his time. Robert Frost is also one of the most recognized poets or authors of any literary period. Shakespeare is an important literary figure of the Western world, who, during the Elizabethan period; composed numerous plays that still dominate the theaters to this day (Wikipedia). Frost was an American poet. He is “highly regarded for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of American colloquial speech” (Wikipedia). Both of these poets have written sonnets that portray...
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Poetry Analysis of Limbo, Blessing and Half Caste
I have chosen four different poems of which come from varying cultural
backgrounds and have a moral.
I will now explain how the writers present their ideas and give the
readers an insight into different cultures.
Limbo is a poem, which shows us the feelings of slaves on slave ships
written by Edward Kamau. This poem tells the story of slavery in a
rhyming, rhythmic dance. It is ambitious and complex. There are two
narratives running in parallel, which are, the actions of the dance,
andthe history of the people, which is being enacted.
The poem shows a lot of repetition of phrases such as...
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Wilfred Owens' poetry on war can be described as a passionate expression of Owen's outrage over the horrors of war and pity for the young soldiers sacrificed in it. His poetry is dramatic and memorable, whether describing shame and sorrow, such as in 'The Last Laugh', or his description of the unseen psychological consequences of war detailed in 'The Next War' and 'Anthem for Doomed Youth'. His diverse use of instantly understandable technique is what makes him the most memorable of the war poets. His poetry evokes more than simple disgust and sympathy from the reader; issues previously unconsidered are brought to our attention.The conscription of young men to battle during WWI was typically...
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We have all had those memorable moments that send us back in time; a song on the radio, the smell of cookies baking, driving in the car. They make you think of good times passed. But Billy Collins’s poem, “The Lanyard”, is not only a recollection of the past, but a personal insight to about the things his mother has done for him and what he has done in return.
The poem starts off with the speaker recounting an event that occurred the other day. We see him moving about a blue-walled room “ricocheting slowly” from one thing to the next (1). He seems to be in search of something, perhaps inspiration for his next poem, as he moves from items like the typewriter to the piano, from...
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Ben Jonson was said to be born June 11, 1572 in London, England. Jonson was educated at Westminster School by William Camden a classical scholar. Ben Jonson was a big man with a lot of courage. He lived with his mother, but his father; who died a month before his birth. His mother then married a bricklayer, Jonson then drop out of school to work for his stepfather trade. Ben Jonson really did not like the trade his stepfather did so he went off to the army. He was to poor to go to college so he fought in the was for the Dutch freedom from Spain.(434) Jonson married Annie Lewis on November 14, 1594, but there is not a lot know of their marriage. He later had a child who died in 1635 he called...
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“Mending Wall” by Robert Frost, the fifty-six line lyric poem gives off a sarcastic tone that expresses impatience with his neighbor and the “wall.” The poem focuses on a theme of separation, the necessity of boundaries and the illusory arguments used to annihilate them.
Frost uses the phrase “Mending Wall” to show that the relationship between the narrator and the neighbor is not being repaired. The poem focuses on two men who meet amongst a wall to stroll and make repairs. The narrator feels that the wall shouldn’t be there. He states that, “...We do not need the wall: He is all pine and I am apple orchard, my apples will never get across.(Frost) On the other hand, the neighbor feels...
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Till Human Voices Wake Us:and We Drown
Analysis of T.S. Eliot's Poem “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” and Till Human Voices Wake Us
T.S. Eliot's “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” embodies many of the different feelings of American's during the Modernist movement. Prufrock was seen as the prototype of the modern man, it is through his character in this poem that T.S. Eliot shows how man felt insecure, how the new theories of psychology were changing the concept of the mind and how society was becoming more doubtful and indecisive and less of an action taking people. The film Till Human Voices Wake Us, uses Eliot's poem as a base to showcase these ideas and to show how dreams and...
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The poem entitled “On the Pulse of Morning” is a time-honored piece unrolling the film of time, and featuring humanity and its travel through time. This poem is a requirement for United States History, section 2111, to analyze the poem in your own words. In doing so, you must somehow relate to the poem, channel a moment or two of you past, and conform it to the poem. Accounts of students from various other backgrounds provide the poet with support from genuine evidence. History and evolution is compared with certain elements of nature, specifically the rock, river, and tree. I like the poem. This poem is really interesting, very imaginative, and very inventive. It makes you think a...
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OzymandiasPercy Bysshe Shelley was a rebel from the British upper class. He was married to Harriet Westbrook, and friend with Byron. Although he died very young at the age of thirty, he left behind him valuable writings. Ozymandias is without doubt a poem of such kind. The poem is an Italian sonnet, and describes the remains of a ancient "glorious" ruin seen by a common "traveler from an antique land"(1). The subject of Shelley's poem is more subtle than it seems. Found in the multitude of Romantic themes and made with a great combination of literary devices, the subject is is the eternal human desire to leave something behind, to overcome the mortality, and to leave an evidence of...
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Vincent Guilliano’s poem “Moment” contrasts the dull insignificance of things that last forever with the lustrous power of things that burn bright for only moments, then are gone. However, he does not use these objects and events literally, but instead as metaphors for life, and in doing so he asserts the speaker’s opinion that life is better lived if it is short and meaningful than if it is long and empty.
The speaker believes that his life would be meaningless if he does not change or influence the world in some way, a view which is reinforced by Guilliano’s use of diction in reference to different things and how they affect the world they are a part of. He compares a meaningful life to...
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The Great In and Out Doors
(An Analysis of Robert Frost’s Use of Natural and Rural Depictions in his Poetry)
Edward Abbey once stated: “Water, water, water....There is no shortage of water in the desert but exactly the right amount , a perfect ratio of water to rock, water to sand, insuring that wide free open, generous spacing among plants and animals, homes and towns and cities, which makes the arid West so different from any other part of the nation. There is no lack of water here unless you try to establish a city where no city should be.” Through poems such as Birches, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Mending Wall, Out, Out--, Acquainted with the Night, and The Gift Outright Frost...
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Poetry Analysis: "Batter My Heart, Three-Personed God, For You"John Donne's "Batter My Heart, Three-Personed God, For You" is an Italian sonnet written in iambic pentameter. The poem is about a man who is desperately pleading with his God to change him. He feels imprisoned by his own sinful nature and describes himself as betrothed to the "Enemy" of God, namely Satan. The speaker has a truly passionate longing to be absolutely faithful to his God, but at the same time is rendered hopeless by the reality that he cannot possibly achieve this on his own. In fact, he would have to be captured and completely made anew to ever find such faith.The entire poem is driven by this desperate longing for...
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Poetry Analysis: "Disabled" by Wilfred Owen & "I Was Only Nineteen" by Redgum Great poets are able to draw intense and unforgettable images in your mind, using only words that are carefully chosen for the particular purpose. They are able to create the mood and build it up throughout the poem. You are led into the lives of others and you feel what they are feeling, and experience the same things as they are. The surroundings will have risen around you, and it will all leave once more when you have reached the end of the poem.The poem "Disabled" by Wilfred Owen has a certain mood that starts to build up from the beginning and finishes towards the end. In first stanza, he uses phrases such...
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Analysis of Three Works of Poetry: My Papa's Walts, Our Father, and The Early Purges
Obviously our childhood is the most important period of our lives, it
determines how we develop and can have a great influence on we will be
like when we grow up. Much of our formation depends on our parents and
how strict they are etc.
I have had a reasonably good childhood. I have had two parents who
have jobs, which means two sets of wages are coming into the house
every week. That has enabled us to have a comfortable lifestyle.
The three poems I will be looking at in this essay are ''My Papa's
Waltz'' ''Our Father'' and ''The Early Purges''. In this essay I will
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In Robert Hayden’s “Those Winter Sundays”, the readers follow the narrator’s seemingly dark memory of his father: who worked, sacrificed, and endured many pains for his family, and mainly, his son (the narrator). As one reads, they come to see that this father is gratefully unappreciated. Perhaps this is one of the reasons why the father is violent and abusive and the main contributing factor for why the narrator has come to fear him. As the narrator begins to end his reflection, he comes to a revelation and understanding of his father and seems to come to terms with the role he played in this father and son relationship. While in the young stages of life, many seem to lack an appreciation...
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From the beginning of William Carlos Williams’ poem “The Red Wheelbarrow” the reader is captured by the statement “so much depends” (Williams line 1). As this short work continues the reader is seeing a graceful image that Williams creates. The mind’s eye can envision a painting that is tranquil, yet has the quiet activity of a rural farm home. With this in mind, what exactly is the author sharing with the reader? The poem communicates charmingly the dependence a man has for a vital piece of equipment.
The reader is welcomed with the introductory words “so much depends” (Williams 1). Williams begins the poem using four syllables. It seems the reader is invited into a conversation that...
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Jack KayeIt was not despair, or terror, it was more terrible than terror. How does Owen present the terrible nature of war?Wilfred Owen's poetic style is define by his ability to regurgitate and fluently express his memories of war and convey them through his poetry. In his poems Owen attempts to structure his poems to parallel the view on war and thus convey a greater view of the harsh reality that is war. Too, Owen uses imagery of war to convey the physical and mental horrors that face each young boy on the war front. Owen also explores dehumanisation and lack of value in his poems and the treatment of humans as cattle, a waste of life and potential.Terror is the most powerful emotion of...
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ESSAY TOPIC:Analyse the following statement from Shelley's A Defense of Poetry using Wimsatt and Beardley's article "The Intentional Fallacy". Your essay must contextualise the quote, demonstrate the quote's relationship to the broader theory of Romantic authorship, and provide a definition of intention and why it is central to the Romantic conception of authorship."A man cannot say, 'I will compose poetry.' The greatest poet even cannot say it; for themind in creation is as a fading coal, which some invisible influence, like an inconstantwind, awakens to transitory brightness; this power arises from within, like the colour of aflower which fades and changes as it is developed, and the...
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Your thrilled, your focused on it, and it overwhelms you.
“la belle dame sans merci” was written April 21, 1819 by John Keats. A Romantic poet who despite his reputation as being one of the most beloved poets of all time, was not well received during his short lived life. In fact Keats reputation didn’t grow till after his death near the end of the nineteenth century. He is now considered one of the key figures in the second generation of the romantic movement. Keats major works did not focus on religion, ethnics, morals, or politics. He wrote mostly of sensational experiences about the richness of life. Though experiences may be pleasurable at first they don’t always have fairytale...
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The twenty-four old romantic poet John Keats, “Ode on a Grecian Urn” written in the spring of 1819 was one of his last of six odes. That he ever wrote for he died of tuberculosis a year later. Although, his time as a poet was short he was an essential part of The Romantic period (1789-1832). His groundbreaking poetry created a paradigm shift in the way poetry was composed and comprehended. Indeed, the Romantic period provided a shift from reason to belief in the senses and intuition. “Keats’s poem is able to address some of the most common assumptions and valorizations in the study of Romantic poetry, such as the opposition between “organic culture” and the alienation of modernity”....
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Jean YongENG3U1-02Mr. CampoliOctober 3, 2014Close Reading of "Adam" by William BaerWilliam Baer born in Geneva, New York in 1948 grew up to be a successful writer, editor and professor. After attaining his Bachelor of Arts, Masters of Arts and his PhD in English, Baer authored fifteen books. One of which included an award winning, T.S Eliot prize, for The Unfortunates, in 1997. In the results of studying English and cinema, Baer likes to write different themed pieces. His writing style includes two extreme opposites, from love and happiness to dark and evil. He currently teaches creative writing at the University of Evansville, Indiana, where he lives with his wife and children.Baer's Adam...
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Travelling Through the Dark
Darkness is the traditional symbol for the unknown, the feared. It also symbolizes evil, confusion, and uncertainty. In William Stafford's poem "Traveling Through the Dark," the poem's narrator finds himself in a dilemma, which is particularly timely.� In the poem, the narrator describes an�event which suddenly makes him aware of his connection to his environment while, at the same time, the narrator realizes that his decision in the event at hand will have no good outcome.
In the poem's first stanza the narrator tells the reader that when he finds a dead deer on the road "it is usually best to roll them into the...
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Travelling Through the DarkDarkness is the traditional symbol for the unknown, the feared. It also symbolizes evil, confusion, and uncertainty. In William Stafford's poem "Traveling Through the Dark," the poem's narrator finds himself in a dilemma, which is particularly timely. In the poem, the narrator describes an event which suddenly makes him aware of his connection to his environment while, at the same time, the narrator realizes that his decision in the event at hand will have no good outcome.In the poem's first stanza the narrator tells the reader that when he finds a dead deer on the road "it is usually best to roll them into the canyon" to protect unsuspecting motorists from...
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When I first read some of Carl Sandburgs poetry, I could appreciate the poems but only at face value. It was not until after I learned more about him and about the state of the world during the time that these poems were first published did I learn to appreciate them for their deeper meaning. My maternal great-grandparents were both immigrants from Ireland and once they came to the United States, they chose to live in Chicago, Illinois. My family still has very strong ties with the city and the culture that brings it to life. Carl Sandburg has a strong connection to the culture of the city of Chicago as well. He was the son of Swedish immigrants and held many low paying jobs after he...
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English 102: Introduction to Literature (University of Maine at Augusta, USA)Instructions from professor: Write an essay (at least 3 pages) - Analyze one stanza of the poem, focusing on its meaning and on the way the details of the stanza contribute to its meaning. Discuss what this stanza contributes to the poem as a whole.==========Body of essay=========Robert Frost's poem, "Design," is about the hardships of everyday life and the fact that God or some greater being has created nature to work in a coordinated manner from the tiniest insect up to the most powerful of mankind. It also implies that man should take a hard look at how he cares for his own kind as well as for the total...
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There is something to be said for a man who can look deeply into his profession and define exactly what is that he does. The deaths of many men have passed without a definition of their lives, or a true understanding of what they do. In his poem "On Modern Poetry," Wallace Stevens attempts to define his life's work and his passion. To a poet "On Modern Poetry" serves as both a guidebook and a wonderful example of what makes poetics an amazing art. Stevens uses his talent to explain his talent, taking the reader on a wonderful journey through the process of poem creation, and through the human mind. The aforementioned guidelines that Wallace details in "On Modern Poetry" are dead on and may...
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Wilfred Owen's poem, "Anthem for Doomed Youth", creates a picture of young soldiers in battle dying. Drawing a mental picture of a family at home sharing in the mourning for their lost sibling, the reader feels the grief of this poem. Through the portrait of vanishing soldiers one sees loneliness, as they die alone on the battleground. Effective use of imagery, alliteration, and end rhyme as well as great writing gives the reader a lasting impression.The title, "Anthem for Doomed Youth", fits well for this poem. For the duration of the poem a feeling of death and despair run through the reader's mind. Though one cannot tell exactly which war the poem stands for, one can hypothesize that it...
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The poem I, Too, written by Langston Hughes, uses excellent language, vivid imagery and strong sounds to express the poet's feelings towards racism. I, Too is an anti-discrimination poem, which shows the injustice of racism. The poem is very effective because of its genuine emotions.The poem is situated in America and describes a black man's personal experience with racial discrimination. He is treated as if he is an embarrassment to the white people, and made to feel inferior to them.The poet is trying to show how America "covers up" her racial discrimination "problems." He also wants to convey the importance of racial equality. He wants the reader to understand that this is not just a...
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Bruce Dawe is considered to be one of Australia’s most influential poets of the 20th century. Dawe’s poems capture Australian life in numerous ways, whether it is our passion for AFL in Life-Cycle or our reckless nature towards war as in Homecoming. Dawe creates very complicated poems reflecting the author’s context relevant to the time period, your context is based upon your reading of the poem, where you may gather different meanings, to that of the original intent, hidden within the text.
Written in the 1960’s this poem is one of the most famous of Dawe’s collection. Written to reflect Australia’s passion for its national sport it creates analogies with that of the...
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As humans, our lives are composed of infinite experiences, sometimes involving the presence of a companion, which bring us closer to discovering our identities, so that we may make the most of lifes opportunities. It is this human experience that enables us to transcend mental and physical barriers and to push ourselves to the very end of our limitations, achieving freedom. Through the film, Shine, directed by Scott Hicks, the poem Remittance Man by Judith Wright and the novel Right Where It Hurts by David Hill, we can see that it is the adversities and the elation that we experience that shapes the individual and ultimately drives us to arrive at the brink of our...
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Every parent in this world loves their children more than anything. Even the children can’t stay away from their parents for so long. Nothing in this world could be more precious than the love of a parent has for his/her children. Our parents are always with us no matter what happens. Often in life we make mistakes, but our parents give us supports and teach us to learn from those mistakes and move on with our lives. They also try to teach us from their experience. Parents always make sacrifices to provide for their family. In the poem “Mother to Son” by Langston Huges and “Those Winter Sundays” by Robert Hayden, the poets talk about how the parents are always making sacrifices to make...
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Sylvia Plath's Psychic LandscapesIn the following essay, I will examine the development of Plath's poetry through analysis of major themes and imagery found in her description of landscapes, seascapes, and the natural world.Following the lead of Ted Hughes, critics today tend to read Sylvia Plath's poetry as a unity. Individual poems are best read in the context of the whole oeuvre: motifs, themes and images link poems together and these linkages illuminate their meaning and heighten their power. It is certainly easy to see that through almost obsessive repetition some elements put their unforgettable mark on the poetry: themes such as the contradictory desires for life and death and the...
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William Carlos Williams was not the first writer to explore the theme of scientific discovery and practise in literature, but he was one of the first American writers to do so in a positive manner. Works of European gothic literature had cemented the archetype of the mad scientist with figures such as Dr Frankenstein and Dr Moreau; while the birth and subsequent success of Science Fiction in the U.S with the short stories of Edgar Allen Poe show us that the American people also had anxieties regarding the potential of science. It seems expected that Williams, a man who spent most of his professional life practising as a Doctor, would be instrumental in breaking this taboo. In this essay, I...
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"Sonnet: How Do I Love Thee"by: Elizabeth Barrett Browning&"Sonnet XVIII"by: William ShakespeareBoth, Elizabeth Barrett Browning's "How Do I Love Thee" and William Shakespeare's "Sonnet XVIII," explore the universal theme of eternal, transcending love. Similarly, both sonnets are confessions of love towards a male subject. Browning's is a passionate love; one that the Greeks referred to as eros. "Eros is Love, who overpowers the mind, and tames the spirit in the breasts of both gods and men ." Shakespeare's, however, is the love of agape. It is the love one feels for his family, and friends . In dealing with the theme of love, both poems reference the beauty of their emotions, and the...
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In "Auto Wreck", as the title insinuates it, is a situation that describes a car accident that takes place in a city, which means, that an ambulance, a hospital, the police, and the crowd are the main actors when death is about to strike. In the development of the poem, Shapiro describes the atmosphere that surrounds a city at night when there is a car accident; Blood all over the streets and gutters, the police covering the situation and the crowd observing the tragic accident, recalling death as enemy. In a very interesting way, Shapiro describes the hurry, horror, and in a certain way, indifference of society towards an "auto wreck", idealizing a space were these actors interact with one...
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Poetry Essay Teacher - Ms. Taylor
We don't read and write poetry because it's 'cute'. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion*. (Dead Poets' Society)* passion: strong feeling about a topic or ideasSelect ONE poem from EACH of the poets you have studied this year, and explore the nature and concerns of each poet's work in the light of the above quotation.Poets don't write poems because they are 'cute'. They write poems to offer an insight into the nature and concerns of the societies in which they lived. Blake's Holy Thursday from Songs of Experience (1794) and Eliot's The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock are two poems that...
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"Tell all the truth but tell it slant"By Emily DickinsonTell all the Truth but tell it slant---Success in Cirrcuit liesToo bright for our infirm DelightThe Truth's superb surpriseAs Lightening to the Children easedWith explanation kindThe Truth must dazzle graduallyOr every man be blind---Emily Dickinson poem "Tell all the truth but tell it slant" is about telling the full 'truth and nothing but the truth' and how its affects ones perception of how "truth" should be told.The opening line "tell all the truth but tell it slant" is the same as that of the title. Emily Dickinson does this because she wants the reader to realise that the poem's main idea is that truth is stated indirectly toward...
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Title: Briar RoseCreator/ Composer: Jane YolenPublished: Tom Doherty Associates, November 1993Text Type: NovelSource: LibrarySummary: A young woman, Rebecca, promises her dying grandmother that she will uncover her past, as she believes she is Briar Rose. Resultantly she becomes intent on honouring her word and begins thoroughly examining every lead, despite objections from family, she continues on in respect for her grandmother.Following a tarnished paper trail Rebecca is lead towards the story of a woman she no longer recognises as her grandmother, but an unknown refugee called 'princess'.Rebecca travels to Poland to find her Grandmothers last known address, but in search of Gemma's fairy...
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Poetic Analysis on Because I Could Not Stop for DeathIt is known that Emily Dickinson had a natural fear and obsession for death and her contemplation of her death is reflected in her poem, Because I Could Not Stop for Death. In Dickinson's works, she personified death, the central theme of the poem. Instead of describing death as a place of being or a state of mind, she describes death as a person or spirit coming to retrieve her soul. This poem reflects her inner thoughts on her own death and the journey that she would undergo in order to reach eternity. Dickinson first said that death, so to say, stopped at her door to seize her. She then said that she journeyed with death and passed a...
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One of the more common themes in Literature throughout the ages is love. A strong feeling of attachment to another, experienced by everyone of us some point in our lives. Love can mean different things for different people- sorrow, anger, joy, happiness or betrayal. Although love has been associated positively most of the time, it may sometimes be less optimistic such as in Sonnet 130 where the writer criticises society upon its views regarding perfection of women and the poem Villegiature where the speaker feels that the love that he had, had vanish and no longer feels committed to her lover. Other poems such as When We Two Parted, the speaker conveys his sentiments of great sadness that...