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Analysis of Leroi Jones' A Poem Some People Will Have To Understand - Analysis of Leroi Jones' A Poem Some People Will Have To Understand              There is an implied threat in "A Poem Some People Will Have To Understand" by Leroi Jones. Ostensibly, there is no intimidation. The poem is confessional, even reflective; the theme is one of mutability and change. However, there is something frightening and ominous in Jones1 vision, which he creates through attention to word choice and structure. Jones' warning is immediately evident in the title through his manipulation of words....   [tags: Poem Some People Will Have To Understand] 1065 words
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Analysis of the Poem A Weak Wall - Robert Frost is perhaps one of the most well-known and influential American poets to date. He is often recognized for questioning life’s meaning and purpose while using natural images to illustrate his ideas. In Frost’s poem, Mending Wall, segregation is the topic of discussion with a commentary on people’s need to be separate when there is no gain. In order to appreciate the stance that Frost takes, it is important to understand the definition of a wall; its purpose and therefore role in generating and perpetuating the idea of the isolation of people from each other....   [tags: communication, robert frost, poem]
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Literary Techniques Used in Sylvia Plath's Poem, Mirror - Mirrors show us who we really are, whether we want to believe it or not. Makeup may help cover the exterior flaws, but when we look in that mirror we all know what we really look like. Mirrors let us see how we are changing and the way we perceive ourselves. Women, more often than men, have self-esteem issues because of what they see in the mirror. They find every little thing they believe is wrong on their face. A huge cause of their insecurities is because of the pedestal's women are put on by men....   [tags: poetry, poem analysis, literary analysis] 922 words
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Australian Poetry: An Analysis of Bruce Dawe's Poem, Life-Cycle - 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. Life-Cycle: Written in the 1960’s this poem is one of the most famous of Dawe’s collection....   [tags: Poems, Poem Analysis] 970 words
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W.B. Yeats' September 1913 and Easter 1916 Poem - W.B. Yeats' September 1913 and Easter 1916 Poem Throughout many of his poems, W.B Yeats portrayed important aspects of Ireland’s history especially around the 1900’s when Ireland was fighting for independence. During this time, Ireland was going through an agonizing time of struggle. The Employers’ Federation decided to lock out their workers in order to break their resistance. By the end of September, 25,000 workers were said to have been affected....   [tags: Yeats Poem Poetry ] 942 words
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Exploration of the Brain in Emily Dickinson's Poem 670 - Exploration of the Brain in Emily Dickinson's Poem 670 The brain is one of the most complex organs of the entire human body. How many people over the course of time have explored and tried to explain the brain. Even with millions of peoples' opinions of how the brain works, we still do not understand the most intrinsic parts of it. The tricky part is the subconscious. We are able to hide things, even from ourselves, for years. How is it that we can bury so much information that becomes so hard to find....   [tags: Emily Dickinson Poem 670 Essays] 822 words
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Named of Some Other Name - Readers of David Jones often either celebrate or abhor the fact that Jones was a Christian. What many of them do not realize is that Jones was an artist who happened to be a Christian, and his faith actually made him a more powerful and important artist. Jones is so important because of the way he saw the world, and his effort to make his vision experienced by his audience. One of Jones’s important beliefs was that “Myths and archetypes from all periods of the world’s history may find their true fulfillment in the symbolism of Christianity” (Blamires 68)....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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What Brings a Poem To Life - In life, each individual has the ability to develop unique interpretations, perspectives and decisions about a variety of topics. When someone reads a poem or hears a song he/she will interpret it in a certain way, sometimes different than the intention of the author. There are many contributing factors that bring a poem and song to life, yet we cannot say that all the factors depicted by the author have an effect on every reader. People form different views of poems and songs and give them their own significance usually as a result of specific life experiences and memories....   [tags: poetry, writing, informative] 822 words
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Hate Poem by Julie Sheehan - Tone is a major contributor to the work of the “Hate Poem”. “Tone is an aspect of point of view since it has a great deal to do with the narrator. Tone is the narrator’s predominant attitude toward the subject, whether that subject is a place, event, character or idea” (Writing Essays about Literature, Kelley Griffith page 46). When analyzing the “Hate Poem” by Julie Sheehan, “To understand the tone of the poem, we need to listen to the words, as we might listen to an actual conversation. The key is to hear not only what is being said but also how it is being said.” (Kennedy and Gioia) Her use of several styles of irony help with the tone she is trying to convey....   [tags: tone in poetry]
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