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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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ESSAY ON 3 WAR POEMS - ESSAY ON 3 WAR POEMS No man wants to go to war and no government wants war but there are many different circumstances that lead to the action of war. Those involved in war will have political and personal views towards it. The First World War was greeted with great enthusiasm and patriotism; however it was the war in which millions died compared to the wars after. In the past 200 years warfare has changed and with this change the ideas on war have changed too. Wilfred Owen, Rudyard Kipling and David Roberts are well known war poets....   [tags: English Literature] 1154 words
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The Nature of Bryant's Poems - The "Nature" of Bryant's Poems Most of the poems in our anthology are ruminative poems about the nature of nature and the nature of life. The key word within his works is simply "nature". He uses works of nature to express his works of art. He meticulously chose objects to which everyone could relate, transforming them into ideas and expressions of his mission. This expression is evident throughout the poetry. "Thanatopsis" revolves around the issues of life and death, using nature as their common ground to describe the overall message....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays] 529 words
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Identity in Linda Hogan’s Poems "The Truth Is" and "Tear" - There has always existed an innate human craving for identity. In truth, identity is not solely definable through essential or generic characteristics. Identity is an amalgamation of many contingent components, perhaps the most fundamental being heritage. Achieving self-acquisition entails intertwining both forces of heredity and environment, but this task is made increasing difficult when the individual resides outside mainstream society. Coming from a mixed ancestry furthers this difficulty, especially when those ancestries stem from adversarial historical association....   [tags: Ethnicity, Self-Image]
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Islamic Feminism in Mohja Kahf's Selected Poems - As an Arab American, a Muslim and a woman writer, Mohja Kahf challenges the stereotypes and misrepresentation of Arab and Muslim women. Her style is always marked by humor, sarcasm, anger and confrontation. “The Marvelous Women,” “The Woman Dear to Herself,” “Hijab Scene #7” and “Hijab Scene #5” are examples of Kahf’s anger of stereotypes about Muslim women and her attempts to fight in order to eradicate them, in addition to her encouragement to women who help her and fight for their rights. In “The Marvelous Women”, Kahf praises women who have a strong desire to fight in order to have their rights and eliminate the patriarchal system....   [tags: arab, muslim, woman, stereotypes]
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The Power of Nature in Ted Hughes´ Poems Wind and Thistles - Both Ted Hughes' poems, Wind and Thistles, show a theme of the power of nature. In Wind, Hughes shows the effects that a violent storm has upon a house and the landscape around it. In contrast, in Thistles Hughes presents a poem about people who are constantly oppressed by their enemy and, like the thistle, never give up. While both poems are about different things, they both explore the power that nature possesses. However, in Wind, Hughes writes more about the destruction of nature whereas in Thistles he shows how nature gives mankind strength to carry on....   [tags: wind, enemy, destruction, strength] 529 words
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W.H. Auden's Poems and Homosexuality - W.H. Auden's Poems and Homosexuality W. H. Auden published “This lunar beauty” in 1930; he published “Now through night’s caressing grip” in 1935, and he published “Lay your sleeping head, my love” in 1937 (Auden 16; 41; 51). “[I]t has been argued that the first part of the twentieth century’s culture is dominated by attempts to keep homosexuality hidden, … [and a] number of homosexual writers in the period maintain public silence about their sex lives, and dramatize homosexual themes indirectly, if at all” (Caserio)....   [tags: Auden Gay Homosexual Poetry Essays]
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Three Poems, One Theme: Nature's Perception of Time - In three poems – "Old Woodrat's Stinky House", "The Mountain Spirit", and "Boat of a Million Years" – Gary Snyder uses the concept of deep time to show us how nature views time and implies that humanity needs to be able to see time the same way. Snyder's poems imply that he believes people have forgotten their place in the natural world and that we should try to regain our respect for nature. "Old Woodrat's Stinky House" explains what is wrong with how we perceive time. "The Mountain Spirit" shows why nature views time as more like a singular thing than a series of segments like humans do....   [tags: Poetry Analysis] 897 words
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Use of Poetic Devices in Two Love Poems - Both, the poem “Reluctance” by Robert Frost and “Time Does Not Bring Relief” by Edna St. Vincent Millay, revolved around the theme of lost love. Each poet used a similar array of poetic devices to express this theme. Visual imagery was one of the illustrative poetic devices used in the compositions. Another poetic device incorporated by both poets in order to convey the mood of the poems was personification. And by the same token, metaphors were also used to help express the gist of both poems....   [tags: Robert Frost, Edna St. Vincent Millay]
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Comparing Love and Hate in the Poems, Havisham and The Laboratory - The world’s two most influential things have done nothing but caused conflicts throughout the years from Helen of troy right down to the Nazi war machines occupations of Europe, no I’m not talking about hay-wire dictators or powerful armies I’m talking about love and hate. Not only do these emotions help to make our lives a lot more interesting but both can sometimes cause pain in a mental state as well as an emotional or physical one. Both of these emotions are extremely interesting as one can turn into another quite easily....   [tags: Poem Analysis, Poetry Analysis, Poetry] 991 words
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Why Characters in a Variety of Poems Need Violence - In this essay I’m going to be comparing and contrasting a range of poems which are ‘Havisham’, ‘Salome’, ‘The Laboratory’, ‘Stealing’ by Carol Ann Duffy, ‘On My First Sonne’ by Ben Johnson and ‘November’ and ‘Hitcher’ by Simon Armitage. I am going to discuss and explore the reasons for these characters needs of violence, anger and death towards themselves and individuals. The characters in ‘Havisham’, ‘Salome’ and ‘laboratory’ are all women which have preoccupation with revenge, hate and jealousy....   [tags: violence, poetry,] 2133 words
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Dylan Thomas' Poems of 1933 - Dylan Thomas' Poems of 1933 Show how, in his poems of 1933, Dylan Thomas uses language and poetic form to explore both his own metaphysical viewpoint and his position as a poet in relation to the rest of society. In this essay I will look at how Dylan Thomas uses language and poetic form to explore his own metaphysical viewpoint and his position as a poet in relation to the rest of society. I will begin by looking at and analysing the poems that explore DT’s metaphysical ideas. In this part of my analysis I will be analysing relevant parts of the following poems; ‘The force that through the green fuse’, ‘And death shall have no dominion’ and ‘Why east wind chills’....   [tags: Dylan Thomas Poets Poetry Language Essays] 2847 words
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The Poems of William Blake - The Poems of William Blake What have you understood, from reading the poems of William Blake. William Blake, a late 18th century English Romantic poet uses traditional forms for his poetry in that he blends the ballad, the nursery rhyme and the hymn. The meaning he constructs from these forms however is far from traditional. His style was to express very complex ideas in very simple language and compressing a lot of deep meaning into often very short poems. Blake was a rebel and was over enjoyed when the French revolution liberated the repressed underclass....   [tags: William Blake English Romantic Poet Essays] 2407 words
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“Trout” and “Sonnet 130”: A Comparison of Two Poems - “Trout” and “Sonnet 130”: A Comparison of Two Poems In “Trout” by David Marlatt and “Sonnet 130” by William Shakespeare, both describe their loves in unusual, more complex ways then what is usually written in poetry. “Trout” describes a day where the speaker swims next to his love, and explains to her that she is as beautiful as a trout. Throughout the poem, however, there seems to be a tone of admiration, and the audience cannot hellp but feel that the speaker is giving his love one of the highest praises he can possibley think of....   [tags: Poetry Analysis, Compare/Contrast] 561 words
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The Idea of Searching Depicted in the Poems ‘For Once, Then, Something’ and ‘The Glory’ - Both Robert Frost and Edward Thomas use the idea of searching as a main theme in their poems and this is shown in both ‘For Once, then, Something’ and ‘The Glory’. In Frost’s poem, the main subject is about Frost or the narrator of the poem, looking down into a well, while others taunt him. He looks into the well, and sees his own reflection in the water below, but hopes to find something beyond his reflection, something, anything that could give him peace of mind, “I discerned as I thought beyond the picture… and then I lost it.” ‘The Glory’ however is about one man’s self doubt, and wondering about what ‘glory’ actually is....   [tags: poetry, the glory, for once then something] 960 words
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Analysis of Tony Harrison's Poems - Analysis of Tony Harrison's Poems After reading and analysing the three Tony Harrison poems I found that, they portray many relationships between families with three members. In all of the poems Harrison was the son and they talked about the relationships between him and his father. The first poem is ‘Book Ends’....   [tags: Papers] 1235 words
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Language in The Last Night of the Earth Poems by Charles Bukowski - The language in “The Last Night of the Earth Poems” by American poet Charles Bukowski does not contain strong metaphors nor deep structured rhymes, therefore his poetic stories, which are instant pictures from Bukowski’s perspective, can be understood easily since the reader knows what people are going through in their life. As a result of this, the author could express his ideas smoothly. The enjambments, unnatural line break that is used by poets to excite the readers, through Bukowski’s poetry makes the reader wonder how the next line in a poem is going to be....   [tags: metaphors, rhyms, feelings] 606 words
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Human Innocent in William Blake's Poems The Lamb, and The Tyger - Swiss political philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau is known for his conception of the “myth of the nobles savage,” which discusses the contrasts between natural human existence, and the corrupted, societal existence in which human beings adapt and grow. English poet and activist William Blake addresses the concept of human existence in his Romantic poems, “The Lamb,” and “The Tyger.” In both poems, Blake presents the ideals of innocence, and acquaintance, demonstrating the contradictions and similarities between untainted existence, and the effects of modern worldly life....   [tags: William Blake, noble savages, ] 790 words
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Power and Uncertainty in Elizabeth Bishop´s Poems - Poets throughout history have created countless works that are intended to stimulate and spark emotion from their readers. One poet in particular that has mastered this skill was Elizabeth Bishop. Bishop is a well-known, world-renowned poet whose works facilitated her growing national fame. She was born in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1911. She grew up in New England, and moved to Nova Scotia, Canada shortly after her father passed away and her mother moved on to another man. In the fall of 1930, Bishop then attended Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York after completing her basic education....   [tags: thoughts, feelings, poem] 709 words
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Analysis of the Poems To his Coy Mistress and Oranges - Love can have many faces in each of these poems we are given a glimpse at these two faces. “To His Coy Mistress “ is a poem about a man trying to persuade a woman into sex as the poem progresses the man becomes more and more desperate. It conveys a face of love that agrees more with lust and carnal desire. While in “Oranges” a poem about a young boy taking out a girl for the first time shows us a different face. This is a face that most of young love, which most of us are familiar with and that is anxious and excited, all wrapped into one....   [tags: virginity, love, carnal desire]
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Analysis of Alfred Tennyson´s Three Poems - ... George Tennyson was disinherited after some disagreements between him and his father and was removed from being the heir of the Tennyson property and had no choice but to join the ministry. Being cut out of the will resulted in all twelve kids having to deal with their drunk and drug addicted father. Though the family had not inherited any property they did however ended up inheriting epilepsy from their family traits, a brain disorder in which the person experiences recurring seizures. To escape from the problems faced at home Alfred turned to poetry for condolence....   [tags: environment, depressed, grief, era] 1154 words
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War and Modernism Poems During the Earky 1900's - During the tumultuous early 1900s, many poems were written on the horrors both heard of and encountered first hand. Some poets, like William Butler Yeats, wrote about the horrors of rebellion they encountered; others, like Wilfred Owen, were part of the dreadful World War I and were urged by their memories to start writing (“Wilfred Owen”). Both were part of the modernist movement, of which Yeats is often regarded as one of the founders. Modernism was a movement that outstretched literature and poetry, yet provided a new amount of freedom for war poets, as it allowed them to express themselves in the modernist fashion of free forms and room for criticism on the modern world (Matterson)....   [tags: modernist movement,william, yeats, modernism]
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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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Samuel Coleridge and Edgar Allan Poe Poems - Symbols can be a very powerful thing. They can completely transform texts and make them more powerful and significant. Symbols are things in a text that represent other things or have different meanings. There are two different poems that contain similar symbols: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and The Raven, by Edgar Allan Poe. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner is “A poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge about an old sailor who is compelled to tell strangers about the supernatural adventures that befell him at sea after he killed an albatross, a friendly sea bird.” (Kett, Joseph F.).The old mariner killed an albatross, a seabird, and was cursed for disrespecting nature a...   [tags: the raven, symbols, nevermore]
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Artistic Expression: Poems Speak to Emtions and Capture Feelings - ... Eliot (1888–1965), was an American poet, naturalized English, and is considered one of the greatest poets of the 20th century. The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock was written in 1910 and first published in 1915 in the issue of Poetry: A Magazine of Verse. Later, in the years 1917 it was published as a part of the collection Prufrock and other Observations (Ackerley 12) [Lowe, pp. 65-74]. In the year of 1948, Eliot won the Literary Nobel prize (Hillis). T. S Eliot was unique, he wanted to be a poet who expressed general truth; his inspirations came from his intense personal experiences....   [tags: dante's inferno, T. S. elliot] 950 words
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Comparing and Contrasting the Poems, "Salome" and "My Last Duchess" - This essay will compare and contrast the two poems ‘Salome’ by Carol Anne Duffy and ‘My Last Duchess’ by Robert Browning. The poem ‘Salome’ by Carol Anne Duffy is presumably based on biblical story found in the New Testament books of Matthew. The historical Salome was a daughter of Herodias and Philip, who were one of the ruling families in Palestine. She danced before the ruler, Herod Antipas (Philip's half-brother and her uncle), who promised to grant her any request. John the Baptist had condemned Herodias because of her affair with Herod, who had put him in prison....   [tags: Compare Contrast, Poetry Analysis] 511 words
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Assumptions of Society in 3 Poems by William Blake - Society is seen very differently through the eyes of different poets. Society is seen as a good and a bad, also seen through opinions. We can see the differences between classes, between children and adults, and between those who rebel against the government. Each poem is by the same poet, William Blake and he shows us different perspections of the world that he lived in. Therefore, how do these poems prompt me to rethink assumptions about society from the following texts as stated above. Firstly, what is society like in The Lamb and The Tyger....   [tags: rich, rebels, child labor]
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Metaphorically Speaking: Unraveling Gyatso’s Love Poems - In 1696, Tsangyang Gyatso was publicly named the sixth Dalai Lama of Tibet. He was appointed at the age of five but died in 1706 at age twenty-three; he never received the full powers of the position. Until Gyatso was deemed capable to receive authority, he was placed in the hands of a regent. A regent is an individual appointed in a society to minister when the leader is incapacitated. In his youth Gyatso began to write poetry; some of these poems reflect the disgust that the young man felt towards his regent....   [tags: Poetic Themes]
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Analysis of Wilfred Owen´s Poems Regarding War - In this essay I shall compare the ways in which Owen suggests that war is futile, I will be comparing poems Anthem for doomed youth is a well-known poem written by Wilfred Owen that incorporates the theme of the horror of war, it was written between September and October 1917 whilst Owen was in the hospital. In sonnet form, ANTHEM FOR DOOMED YOUTH is an elegy, a lament for the dead, a judgement on Owen’s experience of war rather than an account of the experience itself. Doomed youth is right, Futility a short poem of two stanzas written in the First World War and Exposure transports the reader into the pitiless trench warfare of the First World, It takes the form of a short elegiac lyric the...   [tags: Futile, Death, Youth] 928 words
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Comparing and Contrasting Poems by Wilfried Owen and Robert Frost - These two poems are in some way quite similar, as the authors write about two male characters, an injured man and a young boy, one of whom dies later. Wilfried Owen explored the effects of war on those who live through it by comparing the present life of an injured soldier to his past hopes and accomplishments. Robert Frost‘s poem, is seen as a vision of the inhuman evils of technology, and its violence and bleakness appear to justify such a view. The “victims“ are both young men, but the circumstances of their injury/death are very different, one is war, the other domestic....   [tags: solider, death, rhythm]
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Analysis of Three Poems Written by Robert Frost - Robert Frost, a poet was born in 1874 in San Francisco, California and died in 1963. Many world changing events happened in his lifetime such as the stock market crash and World War II to name a few. He began seriously writing poetry in high school and continued to write all his life. He was starting to gain publicity in 1915 and in 1961 read his poem “The Gift Outright” during President John F Kennedy’s inauguration. There are three of his poems that I will be writing about in this essay: “The Mending Wall”, “The Road Not Taken”, and “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Day.” In these poems the symbols are nearly all some form of nature such as the horse, the road, the wall, etc....   [tags: robert frost, gift outright, mending wall] 715 words
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Resistance From Oppression in Horton and Wheatley's Poems - ... Whitley’s resistance relies upon the knowledge that the white folks have inculcated into her mind. She now understands that the white folk used God’s word as an excuse to enslave her race and deprive them from their God-given rights. Which is also also a reason to strive for her freedom. Eric Slauter in his article Neoclassical Culture in a Society with Slaves Race and Rights in the Age of Wheatley speaks about the context in which Phyllis Wheatley wrote most of her poetry. Slauter cites Scottiss philosopher David Hume who wrote “the talk of one Negro as a man of parts and learning; bit ‘tis likely he is admired for every slender accomplishments like a parrot” David Hume, "Of National...   [tags: slavery, hypocricy, rhyme]
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William Shakespeare´s Creative Plays and Poems - William Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom. At seven years old he started school and attended Stratford grammar school. http://literarygenius.info/william-shakespeare-born.htm Age fourteen; Shakespeare left school and formal education. http://www.william-shakespeare.ino/william-shakespeare-biography-childhood-and-education.htm Four years later Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway in his hometown. In a short six months their first child Susanna was born. She was baptized on May 26th in Stratford parish church....   [tags: comedies, tragedies, histories]
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Comparison of the Poems In a Brixtan Markit and Not My Business - In class we have been studying poetry, and the two poems I have chosen to compare are “In a Brixtan Markit” and “Not My Business”. “Not My Business” is about four people who are standing up for what they believe in and they are getting arrested by the government to stop them from speaking out. In the last verse the man who is trying not to get involved because he doesn’t want to get punished but when they come after him his attitude changes. Niya Osundare who is a Nigerian poet of whom uses his poetry to speak out against the cruel dictatorship that ruled his country....   [tags: Compare/Contrast, Poetry Analysis] 1229 words
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A Critic of Robert Frost's Poems and How they Retain to Beauty - Each day we walk outside and we see something beautiful. It is called Nature. Outside it holds so much more than we can see. We love the world around us and it is up to us to see it. The world shows us all that it can hold. The problem is we look at the world and see simple things. We see things that have no meaning, but are just objects. However, everything in Nature can have a hidden meaning. “Vivid pictures of landscape, but in them the Yankee point of view through which nature is seen is as vital to the meaning as the things portrayed.” (Lynen) Nature has meaning behind each part of nature....   [tags: nature, darkness, forest, mountains]
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Sir Philip Sidney and an Analysis of Six of his Poems - Everyone in this world starts somewhere, thousands of new beginnings each day, a new story drafted every moment. A story can be written, told by mouth, or acted out, but it is the original telling, the occurrence of such a story, which remains the most engaging and interesting, leading to the stories that will be told long after the characters are gone. With each birth a new story begins, with each achievement the plot of a story is established, and with each death a story is passed on. Some people create more stories than their own, weaving their words into a tale of their choosing....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]
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A Lacanian Study of Motherhood in the Poems of William Wordsworth - William Wordsworth was a prolific poet of the Romantic movement, perhaps best known for publishing Lyrical Ballads with friend and fellow poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge in 1798. These poems were written in what Wordsworth described as a ‘common tongue’ with a focus on themes often found in Romantic poetry, such as the pastoral, the mythical, fragmentation, heroism and satire. In Lyrical Ballads one recurring subject almost unique to Wordsworth in its passion and persistence is that of motherhood....   [tags: Poetry Analysis]
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Personification and Metaphor in two of Paul Dunbar´s Poems - The poem “ We Wear the Mask” was written by Paul Laurence Dunbar .The poem is about the mask, humans wear to disguise pain, sadness, or turmoil when in the company of others. The speaker opens with the title of the poem so that readers know that the “mask” is really important.In the beginning of the poem we see that the people’s hearts are not just"torn" (4) but also "bleeding" (4). which really emphasizes the struggle behind the mask. The poem is about people who have a lot of pain, but pretend it is not there by wearing a mask to cover it up.The poem is universal, but it says “We" (1.) At the end of the poem the people still continue to smile while dying on the inside....   [tags: Literature, Poetry]
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Analysis of Poems by Theodore Roethke and Robert Hayden - ... The line "with a palm caked hard by dirt" (Roethke) tells the reader this. His father has been out working and stopped by the bar for a drink or maybe he was drinking whiskey at home. However, he takes the time to participate in a bedtime ritual for his son. This is important. This time of playfulness between father and son is something that his son cherishes. "But I hung on like death" tells us how much he wanted to keep up with his father and is exaggerated to show the playful nature. And even though, the dance becomes somewhat painful when the boy's ear scrapes his father's belt buckle, the boy still holds on....   [tags: Child, Father] 974 words
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Bruce Weigl´s Poems on Vietnam War - To this day the Vietnam War is still considered to be one of the most devastating wars in history and has been a topic of resentment to the American culture thirty-three years after its end. For the American public it’s marked as being the point in history where distrust in our government was at an all-time high, mainly because most of the war’s carnage was witnessed on television for the first time. For all the bloodshed American and Vietnamese soldiers suffered through, the war has left a perpetual mark not only on the United States but ultimately has left a permanent scar on the soldiers who fought and managed to survive the war....   [tags: soldiers, war, reality] 863 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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Emily Dickinson's Death Poems - Emily Dickinson's Death Poems Emily Dickinson's world was her father's home and garden in a small New England town. She lived most of her life within this private world. Her romantic visions and emotional intensity kept her from making all but a few friends. Because of this life of solitude, she was able to focus on her world more sharply than other authors of her time were. Her poems, carefully tied in packets, were discovered only after she had died. They reveal an unusual awareness of herself and her world, a shy but determined mind....   [tags: Emily Dickinson Poetry Death Dying Essays] 3836 words
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Wilfred Owen's War Poems - Wilfred Owen's War Poems The poems Dulce et decorum est, The Send-off and Anthem for Doomed Youth were all written by Wilfred Owen in response to his experience in WWI. Examine the views and attitudes the poet conveys in at least two of the poems. The two poems Dulce et decorum est and Anthem for Doomed Youth by Wilfred Owen are both set during the First World War and Owen uses them to express his feelings and attitudes towards war. In Dulce et decorum est he describes a gas attack, using vivid imagery to describe how it sill haunts his dreams whereas in Anthem for Doomed Youth Owen is criticising the way that soldiers were buried on the battlefield....   [tags: Papers] 1530 words
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War Poems and Poets - Introduction In this essay, I am going to be writing about three poems the poems are called ‘The Charge of the Light Brigade’ wrote by Alfred Lord Tennyson in the Nineteenth Century. ‘Dilce et Decorum Est’ wrote by Wilfred Owen during the First World War from 1914 – 1918. ‘An Irish Airman Foresees His Death’ wrote by W.B Yeats during the Second World War. I am going to write about the mood and tone of each poem and say what each poet thinks about war. I am going to write why each poem is effective or not effective....   [tags: War poetry] 724 words
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Three Poems about Women - In all three poems there are images of duality; generally the image of duality is used in order to understand the "self", namely it is used for self-definition. The "other" functions as a tool to reflect the "self." So, the double images can be considered as a kind of mirror to see the reflection of the "self." Therefore, the double images will be scrutinized in this essay in order to argue that the woman in these poems reflect their doubles as an alienated characters from the society. These women poets try to put forward the alienation of women in their works with images of dualities or personifications....   [tags: Poetry] 925 words
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