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Understanding Catullus’s Poems - Understanding Catullus’s Poems Many of Catullus’s poems expressed Catullus’s love for his beloved Lesbia.  In the first poem he is relishing her kisses and declaring the eternity of their love.  The three later poems show him sadder and he accurse Lesbia of unfaithfulness yet still confesses his love for her.  Catullus’s Poems are universal in time and are relevant to any time period.  The particular time period that I am focusing on is today’s time period and how his essays are relevant to the modern reader.  The two particular poems that I am going to be focusing on is number five and number seventy-two.  Both are very emotional and could be reflected on today’s society....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays] 508 words
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The Range of Feelings Associated with Love in Catullus and Lesbia' Poems - The Range of Feelings Associated with Love in Catullus and Lesbia' Poems Of Catullus’s poems, the Lesbia poems are the most memorable, particularly as they contain such a wide range of feelings and emotions. Whilst we do not know what order the poems were written in, it is tempting to arrange them in a progression from constant love, to confusion and despair and finally hatred. Poem 87 appears to be at the beginning of the relationship between Catullus and Lesbia. The symmetry of the couplets beginning “nulla” and ending with “mea est” emphasizes the idea that no one loves Lesbia as much as Catullus....   [tags: Papers] 1208 words
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The Softer Side of Catullus Exposed in Poem 5 - The Softer Side of Catullus Exposed in Poem 5 This paper begins by discussing Catullus’ genuine love of life as expressed in poem 5 and introduced in the first line. It considers poem 5 as rather less cynical than many of Catullus’ others, and therefore uniquely revealing. It then examines the first triad, which expresses defiance of convention, and the second, which expresses the brevity of life and the urgency of love. The enumeration of kisses is then discussed in particular detail with comparisons to poems 7 and 48....   [tags: Catullus]
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The Relevance of the Ancients: The Case of Catullus and His Poetry - One kind of poetry existed from very long time ago. At the beginning, in preliterate societies in which period there was no sophisticated writing system, poetry existed in oral form, and people used poetry in oral form to record or to do the storytelling to the next generation (Poetry.org. website. 2005) Therefore, it can be said that there is no clear evidence that shows from when one kind of poetry started to exist. Although it is clear that human in early days had one kind of poetry. The writing system appeared in the sophisticated society, such as Mesopotamian society, Egyptian society, Aegean society as I learned from the class lecture....   [tags: Gilgamesh, Egypt, Catullus]
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Lyric Poems in Ancient Times - The lyric poems in the ancient times are presented in the first person point of view. Since lyric poetry expresses the personal and emotional feelings of a speaker, Sappho’s poems, Abu Nawar’s verses, Egyptian poems, and Neo-Christian Aztec poems explore the emotions of the speakers as they describe their culture, lifestyle, and tradition. These verses depict the passion, love, and perspectives of the ancient civilizations The Songs of Aztec Nobility encompass the curiosity of the speaker towards her social environment....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Egyptian Poems, Aztec Poems] 2007 words
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The Role of Humanism in the Poems of E.E. Cummings - It can be said that poetry is very much like its poet, seeing as they both contain two different sides: one that is seen while taking your very first glance and another that can only be unearthed and understood through the study of its underlying influences. So it is not unusual that in order to gain a complete and comprehensive outlook on a poem, one must first study nonfiction sources to see the motivation and purpose behind each chosen word. E.E. Cumming’s works, a notable World War I era poet of the modernist movement, were heavily affected by the hatred and atrocities of warfare, which is seen in the way that his resentment towards humanity grows within this period, and thusly reflects...   [tags: Poetry, Poets, Poems] 2195 words
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Understanding Lyric Poems through Tone and Metaphor - Lyric poetry is a form of poetry where the author expresses his/her feelings and thoughts in a brief, compressed manner (Stanford). It is the most popular and common type of poetry today, conveying the authors emotions to the readers (Grimes). Although these poems allow the author to personally express him or herself, they should not be confused with stories like narrative poems (Grimes). Lyric poems can easily be compared to one another based on certain criteria. It is useful to compare these poems so that one can identify and become familiar with the different styles in lyric poetry....   [tags: Lyric Poems, poetry, Tone, Metaphor, ]
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Poems - Poems Change Certain things vary everyday, tides lap various portions of sandy gold and land is illuminated and darkened with clock like accuracy. Like cammilions, hills and land periodically display their transient colors with no regard to its inhabitants needs, preferences or even life. Everyday change, insignificant, expected and unshoking when it occurs, no emotional distress or even flickers of eye lids. Those firecrackers of life, however, sting with flaming relentless pain as if being attached by legions of jelly fish intent on wreaking havoc....   [tags: Poems] 456 words
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Responses to Poems - Responses to Poems Poetry is known to stimulate powerful responses in readers. Examine your reactions to these poems. How do they make you feel and why. Analyse the link between the various techniques used by the poets and your personal response. Use detailed references to the poems to support your comments. Reactions: #1 Reader feels disturbed; unsettled, because (No more Hiroshimas) d and u poet speaks about relics of the attack that remind us people were the victims of these attacks, not just buildings or far-off governments or high-flown principles (The Day After) d and u reader does not know who is right and who is wrong-what should the Americans have done rather than cause so much suf...   [tags: War Poems Poetry Literature Essays] 2495 words
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The Passionate Shepherd Poems - The Passionate Shepherd Poems The poems “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love” (Marlowe), “The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd” (Raleigh), and “Song” (Lewis ) all focus on the same basic plot and characters but vary considerably in point of view and theme. This difference comes primarily through the difference in the poems’ speakers. A poor shepherd is the voice of both “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love,” and “Song.” However, the shepherds of the two poems feature almost opposite attitudes. The shepherd in “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love,” the original poem of the series, is a romantic idealist who paints beautiful pictures for the girl he loves of “beds of roses” and riches....   [tags: Poems Poetry Shepherds Essays] 428 words
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DH Laurence Poems - DH Laurence Poems ‘Look We Have Come Through. The title of this section suggests a note of hope and faith in human resilience. How far is this reflected in the poems?’ The poems in this section are about the hardships of life and the problems that people have to face, yet there is an undertone of hope in them too, the problems may not be solved, but the poems show that there is a sense of faith in human resilience. ‘On the Balcony’ is about the relationship between a man and a woman and how they are what are important in an unpredictable inanimate world....   [tags: Poetry, Poems] 1155 words
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Nature in Robert Frost's Poems - Under the stars of the sky, fifteen-year old Robert Frost explored the heavens through a telescope. He was seeking affirmation of the proverbial question that has plagued mankind for centuries—the proof and existence of God. While surveying the cosmos, Frost‘s interest was stirred, so he visited a library and obtained books that had illustrated star charts. Within these pages, his knowledge of the stars was edified and a poet was born. Frost‘s first poems were ―astronomical‖ and invoked a kinship of ―cosmology and theology‖ (Haas 255)....   [tags: Nature in Poems of Robert Frost 2014]
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Herbert's Metaphysical Poems - Herbert's Metaphysical Poems In the first portion of The Temple, specifically Perirrhanterium, Herbert prescribes the didactics necessary for the instruction of the catechumen in a simple, straightforward manner. As the reader moves into the main section of The Church, the author’s poetic wit becomes more complex in both its style and depth of topic. Although the starkness of the messages in Herbert’s metaphysical poems is not as palpable as those of the Church Porch, their ability to teach both abstractly and visually affords them a didactic nature much like the parables of Christ....   [tags: Herbert Metaphysical Poems Essays]
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Poems by Willliam Blake - Poems by William Blake In this essay I will be examining the way 5 poems by William Blake convey his attitudes towards the society he lived in. William Blake was born on the 28th of November 1757, and then died on the 12th of August 1827. He spent most of his life living in London, except from 1800 to 1803 where he lived in a cottage in Felpham, a seaside village in Sussex. When Blake was almost 25 he married Catherine Bouchier. They had no children but were married for almost 45 years. In 1784, a year after he published his first collection of poems, Blake set up an engraving business, prior to this he was an apprentice engraver making plates where pictures for books were printed....   [tags: Poetry Poems William Blake Literature Essays] 2363 words
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Comparing Poems Salome, Hitcher, On My First Sonne and The Man He Killed - Comparing Poems Salome, Hitcher, On My First Sonne and The Man He Killed The poems, Salome, Hitcher, On My First Sonne and The Man He Killed all have similar themes. The menacing and threatening ideas that the poets used are all based around death. However, each poem has a different perspective on the word with different motives and emotions. The Man He Killed is about a man who talks of the experience he had of shooting someone and the regrets he has for it. He feels guilty, as he has no conceivable explanation for shooting the man....   [tags: Poetry Poems] 831 words
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Love Presented in Poems by Wilfred Owen - Love Presented in Poems by Wilfred Owen Explore how the theme of love is presented in Birdsong and a selection of poems by Wilfred Owen. Loving attitudes, though perhaps not as prominent as themes such as violence and pride, are intimately observed and explored in Sebastian Faulks' Birdsong and in many of Wilfred Owen's War poems. Each aspect of love, as seen through the eyes of this First World War soldier and Faulks' characters, is as interesting as it is diverse, allowing an impervious insight into the psychological effects that the War had on these men....   [tags: Wilfred Owen Poems Poetry Love Essays]
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Love Poems - Love Poems Have the love poems, you have read given you a better insight into the emotion of love. The subject of ‘Love Poetry’ has given rise to some of the most beautiful and fascinating poetry. The poets illustrate their feelings, or the feelings of the people concerned with them through the use of figurative language. A love poem is not necessarily a poem about romantic love, about romance, marriage and commitment; it could be something else entirely. It seems to be Universal. Timeless. Yet, it's also very individual, filtered by our own lives and expectations....   [tags: Poems Poetry Love Emotions Essays] 2893 words
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Marilyn Hacker’s Selected Poems 1965-1990 - Marilyn Hacker’s Selected Poems 1965-1990 Without question, I found Selected Poems to be the most challenging book we've read for this class. Strangely enough, in my rush to finish this book, I remained certain that somewhere in this often unsettling collection Marilyn Hacker would find a way to touch a cord or demand a response. When I reached Towards Autumn, the picture finally cleared and crystallized, and I realized I had arrived. Towards Autumn Thinking of her's (the daughter) like thinking of a lover I hope will someday grow to be a friend....   [tags: Hacker Selected Poems 1965-1990] 455 words
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Wilfred Owen's Ability to Draw in the Audience in His Poems, Dulce et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori and Anthem for Doomed Youth - “In what ways does the poet draw you into the world of poetry. Detailed reference to 2 poems” To draw into the poet’s world, the poet must draw relations between them, including the reader, making them feel what the poet feels, thinking what the poet thinks. Wilfred Owen does this very creatively and very effectively, in both of his poems, Dulce et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori and Anthem of Doomed Youth, who is seen as an idol to many people today, as a great war poet, who expresses his ideas that makes the reader feel involved in the moment, feeling everything that he does....   [tags: poets, poems, poetry analysis] 796 words
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Human Sexuality in Greek Poems - The birth of the goddess from the castrated genitals of Uranus is an obvious allegory for how ancient poets viewed the nature of human sexuality. The images the Greek poets used to represent the erotic experience, figured as a type of suffering, a violent and intense aggression, are emphasized in the myth. When I was staring hypnotically at the painting, feeling a bit uncomfortable with Venus’ nudity, but mesmerized at the same time, I started to think of Aphrodite’s dual nature. Hesiod’s poem makes evident that the Aphrodite I was looking at was Aphrodite Urania, “born from the male alone and not as the result of sexual union” (MLS 189)....   [tags: Hesiod Poems, Aphrodite, Literary Analysis]
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Marilyn Hacker Redefines Mother, Woman, and Daughter in Selected Poems 1965-1990 - Marilyn Hacker Redefines Mother, Woman, and Daughter in Selected Poems 1965-1990 Marilyn Hacker. What does she mean. What does she mean. I check with Thrall, Hibbard, and Holman who define poetry to be "a term applied to the many forms in which man has given a rhythmic expression to his most imaginative and intense perceptions of his world, himself, and the interrelationship of the two" (364). I forge ahead through hundreds of pages of poetry. Images and impressions are beginning to form in my mind....   [tags: Hacker Selected Poems 1965-1990] 711 words
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Marilyn Hacker's Mother-Daughter Relationship Exposed in Selected Poems 1965-1990 - Marilyn Hacker's Mother-Daughter Relationship Exposed in Selected Poems 1965-1990 If Selected Poems 1965-1990 can be taken as an evenly representative sample of Marilyn Hacker's work, motherhood does not seem to be the single central focus of her life or her work. Hacker has quite a few poems about or for her daughter Iva, and Iva is mentioned in many other poems, yet much of Hacker's work focuses on other aspects of her life and interests. The fact that Hacker does not focus exclusively on her motherhood seems important in and of itself....   [tags: Hacker Selected Poems 1965-1990] 700 words
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Two Narrative Poems, Porphyria's Lover and My Last Duchess - In both of Robert Browning's poems, Porphyria's Lover and My Last Duchess, we can see that they are both narrative poems, they tell a story of something that is happening or has happened. We can also see however, that Browning's poem, Porphyria's Lover is much more narrative than My Last Duchess. Porphyria's Lover begins with a very unsympathetic atmosphere, with the "sullen wind soon to awake" , about tearing down the elm-tops "for spite" and doing it's best to "vex the lake" ,this does not present the happiest beginning to a poem....   [tags: Two Narrative Poems] 1442 words
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Analysis of Fifteen to Eighteen from Marilyn Hacker’s Selected Poems - Analysis of Fifteen to Eighteen from Marilyn Hacker’s Selected Poems In the poem 'Fifteen to Eighteen', Marilyn Hacker uses the rebellious years of adolescence to analyze the effects an illness can have on the relationship and family roles for both parent and child. Diabetes puts the mother and daughter in opposite roles than are traditionally seen at this age. The illness which occurs at least over the last four years of this girl's childhood forces her to grow up prematurely, take on some of the mother roles, and suffer the sacrifices that accompany it....   [tags: Hacker Selected Poems 1965-1990] 580 words
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D.C. Berry's On Reading Poems to a Senior Class at South High - D.C. Berry's On Reading Poems to a Senior Class at South High In "On Reading Poems to a Senior Class at South High" by D.C. Berry, the author vividly portrays the interactive experience of a poetry reading between a senior high school class and its teacher. The event is compared to a school of fish excitedly swimming around an aquarium until a sudden rupture in the aquarium causes everyone to "leak out." Berry uses form, sound devices, and poetic devices to enhance the different levels of excitement and interaction throughout the poetry reading....   [tags: Berry Senior Class Reading Poems Essays] 1036 words
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Poems of Seduction - Men and women are constantly accused of being the vehicles and the victims of seduction. In Alfred Tennyson’s “Lotos Eaters” and “The Lady of Shalott” embody this premise. Together, the characters are simultaneously the victims of seduction from an outside force: retreat. The theme of gender uses retreat as a tool to create a balance and expose contrast between the sexes. Specifically, both sets of characters leave their ordinary lives behind, recoil into another retreat, portray suicidal tendencies, and permanently give up the hassles of their former life....   [tags: Poetic Analysis, Gender] 1180 words
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Julius Caesar: Who Was He Really? - ... This alliance helped him gain the upper hand, and begin his ascension into political power. With this political power he became Governor of Gaul, and once Governor he defeated the Helvetians, Germans, and Nervii. Once these enemies were defeated he strove to defeat Germany and Britain. This is when the Senate started to get angered towards the decisions he was making. The Senate explained that no wars should be waged east of the Rhine River, which was ignored by Caesar. Many believe that the war with Britain was mostly propaganda, because Caesar was fighting a war “in unknown lands, against a mystic enemy” (Roman-Empire.net)....   [tags: roman dictator, roman empire]
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The Comparison of Two Love Poems - ... In Mrs. Browning’s poem she uses the repeating of the same words, “I Love Thee”, over and over, which gives the poem its rhythm. But yet she still uses the rhyming scheme at the end of sentences that rhyme like these two sentences, “I love thee to the depth and breadth and height/My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight”. (2-3, Pg. 490, LIT). There is an analysis of this poem at the Amarillo College library online, under the Literary Reference section stating, “Sonnet 43 is an Italian sonnet, a fourteen – line iambic pentameter poem written in a specific rhyme scheme”....   [tags: How Do I Love Thee, What Lips My Lips Have Kissed] 649 words
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Analysis of the Poems of Robert Frost - “The Road Not Taken” and “Nothing Gold Can Stay” are just two of many very famous poems, written by none other than Robert Frost. Robert Frost is a poet that is well known for his poetic contributions to nature, as well as his award winning poems. His poetic ability and knowledge make him an extraordinary author. His past; including schooling, family, and the era in which he wrote influenced nearly all of his poems in some way. This very famous poet contributed to the modernism era, had a family and an interesting life story, and a unique poetic style as well....   [tags: Poetry]
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The Collected Poems of WB Yeats - Yeats, B. William. The Collected Poems of WB Yeats. New York: Macmillan, 1996. 318 The importance of this book is that it contains some of the works of poetry which were carried out by William Yeats. Arguably, the most salient feature in the book is the attempt at portraying the shift that characterized Yeats in his work, so that his works are arranged almost chronologically to underscore this standpoint. Works that depict him as a bard of the Celtic Twilight, reviving Rosicrucian symbols and legends are the most frontal....   [tags: Poetry]
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Audens Poems on The Process of Mourning - The process of mourning will be different for ever individual, the emotions that are felt during this time can range from hate to love. W.H. Auden’s “Funeral Blues” describes the day of someone who is mourning a loved one and experiences feelings such as denial and depression. Emily Dickinson’s “Because I could Not Stop for Death” on the other hand describes the events someone feels as they being to accept death. There are many similarities between these pieces of writings such as the poet’s use of metaphors, imagery, tone and structure....   [tags: emotions, death, metaphors]
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Comparision of Wordsworth and Blake's Poems - Authors, William Wordsworth and William Blake convey different messages and themes in their poems, “The World is Too Much with Us” and “The Tyger” consecutively by using the different mechanics one needs to create poetry. Both poems are closely related since they portray different aspects of society but the message remains different. Wordsworth’s poem describes a conflict between nature and humanity, while Blake’s poem issues God’s creations of completely different creatures. In “The World is Too Much with Us,” we figure the theme to be exactly what the title suggests: Humans are so self-absorbed with other things such as materialism that there’s no time left for anything else....   [tags: Poetry Analysis, Compare/Contrast] 1519 words
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The Metaphysical Conceit in Donne's Poems - ... This of course is true, however, there is much more complexity to this flea and this bite. Line four says, “And in this flea our two bloods mingled be”, this is the first instance in where we see Donne’s use of a metaphysical conceit. We see through analysis of this line that the flea represents an intense bond between the victims, that originally “thou deniest [the speaker]”(stanza 1,line 2). We see more evidence of this metaphysical conceit in lines 6-9, “A sin, nor shame, nor loss of maidenhood,/…/And this, alas, is more than we would do.” These lines support the idea that the flea’s bite represents an act similar to intercourse because there is a mention of virginity, and self-respec...   [tags: The Flea, A Valediction] 1188 words
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The Life & Poems of Langston Hughes - During a time in American History were African Americans had no rights of freedom of speech or even a right to vote. Growing up in many different cities and living with many relatives, Langston Hughes experienced poverty. Langston Hughes used poetry to speak to the people. Langston Hughes is a pioneer of African American literature and the Harlem renaissance error. Mr. Hughes dedicated his poems to the struggles, pride, dreams, and racial injustices of African American people. Langston Hughes was born James Langston Hughes, February 1, 1902 in Joplin, Missouri....   [tags: poetry, Langston Hughes, racism,] 777 words
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Life and Poems of Kadarius Brown - ... Keats father death left a major impact on him. He then begins to understanding for society that it’s both a suffering and a loss, Keats father’s dearth greatly disrupted the family’s financial security. His mother seemed to be so depressed and managed to make misstep and mistakes after her husband’s death. She then quickly remarried and just as quickly lost a good amount of their family’s worth. Frances second marriage failed so she left her family and children behind in the care of her mother....   [tags: pain, suffering, great expectations, depression]
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Love Poems for that Special Lady - ... I love that you are with me, And glad that you are mine. Gain The sun may rise to see your smile Angels play harps to match your voice The clear blue sky matches the beauty of your soul The days roll on and the minutes tick by I gotta admit im a lil shy One day ill be free and we’ll see what all this can be So just follow me and ill be your leader ill be your teacher I can be your lover I guarantee you’ll never find another You could be the mother to my future children But till you gain my trust All this is just lust and that just isn’t enough God I hate these cuffs they lock up my soul, no freedom what so ever So gain my trust and gain the key, the key to my heart And once apart you’l...   [tags: personal writings] 2126 words
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Compare & Contrast 6 Poems - All the poems you have read are preoccupied with violence and/or death. Compare the ways in which the poets explore this preoccupation. What motivations or emotions do the poets suggest lie behind the preoccupation. You must analyse at least six poems, ensuring you include at least one pre-1914 poem. In this essay I will compare and contrast a collection of different poems by Carol Anne Duffy, Robert Browning, Ben Johnson and Simon Armitage. I will discuss the similarities by which these poems explore themes of death and violence through the language, structure and imagery used....   [tags: Poetry] 1499 words
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Dreams in Langston Hughes Poems - Langston Hughes’ challenging background, ethnicity, and era of life can all be thought of reasons as to why his style of writing relates among discrimination and unsettling topics. Although his writing can be said to bring hope to the African Americans, his style can be frightening and daunting when taken the time to read his pieces. They may not seem real, but they are his way of interpreting and informing the future of what African Americans, like himself, had to go through and what they had to experience....   [tags: ethnicity, discrimination, slavery]
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Poems: Resume and Richard Cory - ... The poem ends happily, where the author decides against suicide. The ways of suicide considered make you very uncomfortable, and the tone is very dark. The first way is bleeding to death. The author insinuates this when she says, “Razors pain you”. When she says this, she insinuates that it does nothing but hurt you in then end. She’s not the one that would suffer. “Rivers are damp,” insinuates that drowning yourself is much too uncomfortable. “Acid stains you,” represents a more brutal way to kill yourself....   [tags: suicidal message, literary analyses] 609 words
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Poverty in Simon Armitage's Poems - Simon Armitage has written about different kind of poverty in his poems. This includes the poems “to poverty” and “hither, “Gooseberry season”, “about his person”. I will write her more about Simon Armitager poems and his tequnies. I am going to look at 4 types of poverty that Simon Armitage has used in these poems. These are Emotional poverty, economic poverty, familial poverty and moral poverty. Firstly i will look at emotional poverty. The definition of Emotional poverty means a person who is lacking feeling or emotion to situations or experiences this includes, sadness, anger, happy or depressed....   [tags: emotional, economic, moral ] 553 words
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Research Supported Analyses of Poems - “Ode to the Chameleon” by Yusef Komunyakaa utilizes metaphors and allusion to convey and enhance the meaning of his poem. A common subject among his poems is what it was like to be an african-american man fighting alongside white men in the Vietnam War. A very powerful metaphor used in lines 3 - 5 is, “You are a glimpse/of a rainbow, your eyes an iota/of amber” (Komunyakaa 3-5). Komunyakaa is comparing a chameleon to a faint rainbow or a small amount of amber, both of which are fairly special. Prior to reading the poem, someone may have never thought of a chameleon as being similar to a rainbow or a piece of amber....   [tags: rainbow, stuggles, Jesus] 1365 words
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Symbolism of Nature in Poems - ... One of the lines “the darkest evening of the year” (540), is described as the winter solstice or could also depict the emotion of depression. It could mean that the speaker is sad and trying to get away from life by giving into the temptation of the woods. Nature is represented in “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” as a symbol of beauty. The daffodils in the scenery that the speaker observes are personified as a crowd of people. Also, the actions of the flowers with their dancing is compared to the shining of stars is used as a depiction of their beauty....   [tags: A Poison Tree, The Road Not Taken]
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Poems of Robert Frost - Robert Frost was an American poet, and playwright who became one of the leading pioneers in poetry in the late 1800’s into the 1900’s. Frost grew up in rural New England in the early twentieth century and experienced many hardships in his life including losing his father at the young age of eleven and losing two children at very young ages. He used his experiences of growing up in a rural area in most of his poems. Another major them in his poems are decision-making poems usually based off of his own life....   [tags: Poetry] 1548 words
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Analysis of Six Poems - ... “She smiled when she told me to read it, smiled harder, said oh yes I could” (9-10). From this I am getting the impression that this child is about to read a poem to the class that will be a racial shocker to the class. This poem is similar, yet different to “Introduction to Poetry” only because they are both speaking of teachers who are teaching their students about poetry but this poem is filled with racism. The speaker in “Poetry Should Ride the Bus” is stating that poetry is basically for everyone....   [tags: poetry, literature, writing styles] 1114 words
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Poems to Reminisce Childhood - ... The exclamation point emphasizes the line in the stanza as having a newfound tone of excitement. It also shows the persona’s progression from recalling mere memories of her father to truly exclaiming how much she misses her father. Another example of Walker’s use of language to embody the joyous tone of the poem is of her persona’s comparison to her fathers cooking as that of “dancing in a yoga meditation.” The contrast between the fervent movement of dancing and the stillness and tranquility of yoga adds an evocative depiction of a clearly fond memory, while also serving as an oxymoron....   [tags: nostalgic, melancholic, innocence] 1455 words
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William Butler Yeats Poems - William Butler Yeats, born in 1865 and died in 1939. Yeats is one of the greatest poets that is well known in the twentieth century. Also a philosophical person, Yeats had developed his own philosophy which states, “Yeats developed a philosophy that united his interest in history, art, personality, and society. His basic insight was that, in all these fields, conflicting forces are at work. In history, for example, as one kind of civilization grows and eventually dies, an opposite kind of civilization is born to take its place....   [tags: poetry, william butler yeats]
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