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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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Lyric Poems in Ancient Times - ... / My eyes are fixed upon his delightful body / And I do not wonder at his beauty” (1-4). In Nawar’s poem, the speaker describes the “aftermath” of his emotional state. This poem is straightforward despite of its theme—gay love and relationship. The poet does not use complicated words to describe the emotions of the persona. It presents that the poet strongly expresses the concept of gayness without hesitations and pretensions. Nawar also wants to show how gay love occurs within the character of his speaker using simple, but powerful words to unravel the emotions of the persona....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Egyptian Poems, Aztec Poems] 2007 words
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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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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 suffering....   [tags: War Poems Poetry Literature Essays] 2495 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 in the poems he created around this time....   [tags: Poetry, Poets, Poems] 2195 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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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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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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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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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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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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poems - Poems In Andrew Marvell’s poem, “To His Coy Mistress,” Marvell starts out by saying how much he loves this girl that even time is not a matter, but halfway through he switches and starts to say that time is nearing and that basically if we do not do the deed now, then, “And your quaint honor turn to dust, And into ashes all my lust:” (29-30) In Ben Jonson’s poem, “To Celia,” Jonson begins by laying his game on thick and saying that we need to make love, but halfway through he changes his ways and starts saying that you should not care what others say lets do it, who cares if the maids find out or even your husband, lets just do it....   [tags: essays research papers] 533 words
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Poems - Poems Star-watching The moon grows smaller As it slips up behind the aspen tree. Warm, night winds rustles the leaves While across the sky white, pin-point stars spread Earlier, the moon was huge and yellow, Sitting low over the eastern horizon. A refreshing sight after the severe heat Of the late August day. The cold, dampness of the ground Seeps into my body. Grass ends tickle through the fabric of my shirt. It is a good night for star-watching. Red Dust Clouds Dragon-shaped clouds are gilded gold by the setting sun As it slips towards the flat, western edge of the desert....   [tags: Poetry Essays] 479 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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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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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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Mother II Marilyn Hacker’s Selected Poems - Mother II Marilyn Hacker’s Selected Poems I particularly liked Marilyn Hackers poem Mother II (146-147). In her opening sentence Hacker succinctly informs us that their mother is the first woman the daughter knows: "No one is `Woman' to another woman, except their mother." With this sentence Hacker informs us that it is from their mothers that daughters learn what they are to be. Hacker throughout the poem describes a mother from whom she learns "Woman" means self-hatred. She learns "Woman" means self-denial....   [tags: Hacker Selected Poems 1965-1990] 368 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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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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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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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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Comparison of poems. - Comparison of poems. In this introduction I am intending to compare and contrast two poems. The poems I am contrasting are called ‘London’ and ‘Composed Upon Westminster’. These two poems are written in the 19th century. The writers had the same ideas about the two poems. The poems are both about London. The writers both give a different view of London. The London poem is written by William Blake in 1757-1827. The Westminster poem written by William Wordsworth in 1770 – 1850 Blake’s representation of London is bleak....   [tags: English Literature] 885 words
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Larkins Poems - 1. Choose three poems and analyze the effectiveness in them of Larkin’s imagery. Larkin’s poems are great artifacts of language; often colloquial and which bring many images to a person’s mind when reading them. We think of these images due to his use of words, standard rhyme schemes and his interesting perception of life transmitted through his poems. This essay will study these three poems; ‘The Whitsun Weddings’, ‘High Windows’ and ‘Sunny Prestatyn’ in order to show the effectiveness in them of Larkin’s imagery....   [tags: essays research papers] 881 words
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The Progession of Poems - Adrienne Rich and Paulo Freire have common themes on transformation and society. Both talk about the transforming of society and the relationships between people in their writing. Freire talked about the way teachers teach the students with no contradiction, as they sit there waiting to be filled with information. Rich uses a similar theory in her essay, "When We Dead Awaken," where she addresses society and the way they have been oppressed. While the two have similar theories, they have much different ways of expressing their argument....   [tags: Comparative Literature] 985 words
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The Authors to Their Poems - Anne Bradstreet and Emily Dickinson are both respected women poets in their own rights. Although in different manners, both poets discuss their poetry within their poetry. Bradstreet and Dickinson, as poets, were able to break free of male oppression and literary traditions of the period, to portray their emotions and imagination through their works, expressing their freedom and the construction of being a poet within the works. Dickinson and Bradstreet, however, wrote during different periods, where their styles greatly differed....   [tags: essays research papers] 1941 words
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Love in Poems - Love in Poems Robert Browning’s poem “My Last Duchess” is based on a real story about the fifth Duke of Ferrera in the Renaissance period. He married a 14-year-old named Lucrezia and then left her for a two-year period. She died at the age of 17. In this poem, the Duke is now looking for a second wife-to-be. Robert Browning is one of the greatest poets in the Victorian age. He writes romantic poems and he expresses love in this poem as obsessive. The poem’s rhyme scheme is a, a, b, b. This is a dramatic monologue....   [tags: Robert Browning Poetry Literature Essays] 2998 words
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Tones of Poems - Tones of Poems It is easy to tell how somebody is feeling just by the tone of there voice during a conversation. If a person is happy or just being funny they usually have a smile on their face, but if they are mad their voice becomes more stern and loud. The author can use different techniques to show emotion in short stories and novels such as exclamation points or italicized words. These techniques make the reader more apt to figure out how the character is feeling. In poems it is harder to figure out the tone....   [tags: Poetry] 527 words
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War Poems - War Poems The first poem is a pre-1900 poem written by Walt Whitman. It is called "Come Up From The Fields Father". This poem tells the story of how a family hear the news that their son has been wounded in battle. Firstly it describes his sister receiving the letter and calling for her father and mother. The poet then goes on to describe the settings of the farm and the background to it. "Where apples ripe in the orchards hang and grapes on the trellis'd vines." "The sky so calm……below too, all calm, all vital and beautiful." He sets the scene of a peaceful beautiful place....   [tags: Papers] 891 words
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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 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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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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The Collected Poems of WB Yeats - ... It is in after 1924 that Yeats served as a senator. This makes the poem sound like a poem which was penned down after the civil war, given that it is written from the standpoint of a more peaceful and politically stable Ireland. Thus, the poem is also instrumental as it lets the reader in into Yeats’ political orientation and leanings. Thus, the many qualities Yeats had and the many fields he operated in, in terms of career are well confirmed by this poem. The poem has philosophical value to it....   [tags: Poetry]
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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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Comparing Love Poems - When presented with the task of comparing love poetry, the images that instantly sprung into mind were the usual: chocolates, flowers, romance and typical clichés such as “love conquers all” or “all is fair in love and war”. ‘The Seduction’ and ‘Cousin Kate’ however, challenge the reader’s expectation of love poetry by exploring it in more of a deceiving way in which the men take advantage of the women, as opposed to unrealistic and perfect relationships. ‘Cousin Kate’ was written around the Victorian era and is by Christina Rossetti....   [tags: Poetry] 2238 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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Robert Frost poems - ... The readers understand that the speaker is at a reflecting point in his life, and tells us that he dreams “magnified apples appear and disappear, stem end and blossom end and every fleck of russet showing clear”. (17) Frost addresses in this poem that in order to do great things in life and to accomplish things, people need to work and achieve those goals before it’s too late. Within the passage, the reader can see that the speaker is reflecting back on his life. While some experiences were great as well as more important than others, however some are farther more important now than they were at the time it had happened....   [tags: Literary Analysis, After-Apple Picking] 1422 words
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frosts early poems - To refer to a group of Frost's poems as "early" is perhaps problematic: One is tempted to think of the term as relative given that Frost's first book of poetry appeared when he was already 39. Moreover, Frost's pattern of withholding poems from publication for long periods of time makes dating his work difficult. Many of the poems of the first book, A Boy's Will, were, in fact, written long before--a few more than a decade earlier. Likewise, Frost's later books contain poems almost certainly written in the period discussed in this note....   [tags: essays research papers] 574 words
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Poems By Robert Frost And Leon - Have you ever wondered what makes two places the same, but in two totally different areas. Throughout the poems “Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost, and “The Bus” by Leonard Cohen, there are many similarities that take place. These similarities are the life in cities and towns, the escape into nature, and the consequences of such escapes. Throughout this essay these similarities will be explained in detail.In all cities and towns people always have obligations and responsibilities to perform....   [tags: essays research papers] 611 words
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Poems by John Betjeman - Poems by John Betjeman John Betjeman writes interesting and contrasting poems, most of which are very personal and a recollection of his past. He is a vivid poet and never fails to set his scenes well. He always includes as much detail as possible and his poems are oozing with creative writing. 'Indoor games Near Newbury' is about a boy, maybe himself, going to a party and meeting a young beautiful girl. Betjeman conveys a rich surrounding and on entering the house, it has many wealthy attributes, 'Winding ways of tarmac, gabled lodges and tile-hung churches'....   [tags: Papers] 881 words
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Robert Frost's Poems - Robert Frost's Poems Robert frost has many themes in his poetry. One of the main themes that is always repeated, is nature. He always discusses how beautiful nature is or how distructive it can be. Frost always discusses nature in his poems. First, in the poem "Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening" there is a lot of nature expresses. Frost's very first sentence already talks about the woods. whose woods these are I think I know (Ln 1, 1105). Also, in the poem he states that the narrator likes to sit and watch the snow....   [tags: essays research papers] 452 words
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Sonnets and Poems of Wordsworth and Milton - Sonnets and Poems of Wordsworth and Milton Sonnets are poems that have fourteen lines that usually have a recognized rhyming scheme. A sonnet generally has two sections; with the first section normally having eight lines and the second section having six. The rhythm in each line of the sonnet can also apply with sonnet traditions and the syllables (which is counted in feet) can define which tradition it is - French, Italian or English. Sonnets were commonly written in the sixteenth to eighteenth century and often written to express emotions of happiness, sadness, and love or written for someone in particular by request....   [tags: Papers] 1178 words
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Three Poems by William Wordsworth - Three Poems by William Wordsworth Wordsworth was born in Cockermouth, England, to John, a prominent aristocrat, and Anne Wordsworth. With his mother's death in 1778, William and his family began to drift apart. William was sent to boarding school in Hawkeshead, and his sister, Dorothy, was sent to live with cousins in Halifax. It was in the rural surroundings of Hawkeshead that William learned his appreciation for nature and the outdoors. Unfortunately, the peacefulness of his life was disturbed by his father's death in 1783....   [tags: Papers] 1884 words
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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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Comparison of Emily Dickinson Poems - Emily Dickinson’s poems, “I” and “VIII”, are both three verses long and convey the irony and anguish of the world in different ways. By paraphrasing each of Dickinson’s poems, “I” and “VIII”, similarities and differences between the two become apparent. Putting the poem into familiar language makes it easier to comprehend. “I” and “VIII” are easier to understand after they have been translated into everyday language. In main concept of the first verse of “I” is that success is valued most by those who never succeed and that fruit tastes sweeter to those that are hungry....   [tags: essays research papers] 750 words
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A Comparison of John Clare Poems - John Clare was an English poet who lived mostly in rural Northamptonshire from 1793 to 1864 . He wrote many poems, essays and letters about love, politics, sex, corruption, environmental and social change, poverty and folk life . The poet, John Clare, interested me more then the other poets from the Romantic period because of his colourful background. In 1837, he had a mental breakdown and was admitted to an asylum in Epping Forest. Four years later, he discharged himself and walked the 80 miles home in three and a half days, living on grass he ate by the side of the road....   [tags: Poetry] 1217 words
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Imagery Used in Keats' Poems - Imagery Used in Keats' Poems Strong imagery is the basis of structure in many poems. Literal and metaphorical imagery words aid the reader with interpreting the main ideal of the poem. Ode to a Grecian Urn, Ode to a Nightingale and On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer are three of John Keats’ poems which contain this descriptive imagery to give structure and meaning. Keats makes the decorative language as the medium for the passion that he holds for his subject. Ode to a Grecian Urn is a poem in which Keats makes imagery explain the physical aspects of an urn as well as the message behind its appearance....   [tags: John Keats Ode to a Grecian Urn Essays] 532 words
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The Poems of Richard Wilbur - The Poems of Richard Wilbur Richard Wilbur's New and Collected Poems is full of poems that cover a huge multitude of subjects. The four poems this assignment covers represent that variety, with the topics including love, juggling, grace and music. Wilbur's poems take experiences and ideas (even a juggler) and through his mastery of the English language force the reader to take another look at what his preconceptions are. His poems allow for many different interpretations, and this paper will take a different angle to some of his works....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays] 1231 words
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Comparing War Poems - Comparing War Poems Died of Wounds and Suicide in the Trenches are two poems, which I will be comparing the similarities and differences, which were written by the same author. Both these poems were written by a person called Siegfried Sasson, who wrote most of his poems during the World War One, which outlined how bad the war was to those at home after suffering from being Shell Shocked. I will be comparing the language it uses, ideas it contains and the way it is structured between both poems, which Siegfried Sasson uses to demonstrate that war is evil, and should be stopped....   [tags: Papers] 789 words
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Seamus Heaney's Poems - Seamus Heaney's Poems Heaney was born on April 13 1939. He was the eldest of nine children. In modern day society it is common to have 2 or 3 children, and to have eight or nine children is considered very unusual. Heaney lived on the family farm, Mossbawn, about thirty miles northwest of Belfast, in County Derry. The majority of UK residents live in urban areas, and a small minority live in rural areas. It used to be more popular in the past to live in a rural area. People in rural areas live, and have lived, in a totally different culture to that of the people in urban, industrialized areas....   [tags: Seamus Heaney Poetry Poets Essays] 4016 words
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Effects Poems Have on People - Effects Poems Have on People Poems do many things for a person. The words in a certain poem can have many different affects on many different people. They can incite laughter or tears, anger or serenity, fear or reassurance, hope or despair. These feelings are unable to be helped or coached. They happen naturally and without thought. The responses that each reader gives, however, is quite different. These are thought about long and hard. They are the "whys" of a poem's affect on us. Why do they give us whatever feeling it is they give us....   [tags: Papers] 546 words
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