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Similarities and Differences in the Two Poems, Cousin Kate and The Seduction - The two narrative poems, ‘Cousin Kate’ and ‘The Seduction’ have a number of similarities between them, such as the poems are both based on love and the misuse of women. However, the two poems are also very different in some ways. For instance, the reactions to love vary in the poems. ‘Cousin Kate’ was set in the 1860’s and ‘The Seduction’ was set in the 1970’s, therefore, the poems are set one hundred years apart from each other. It is due to this that they have many differences between them. The difference in time contributes to the language that the poems have been written in....   [tags: Compare/contrast, Poetry Analysis, Poem Analysis] 3188 words
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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 - ... However, the description of the tide also helped the reader discern the ambience of the poem. Consequently, this picturesque poetic device helped communicate the theme of lost love by helping the reader associate the personas’ thoughts and beliefs with their own. Furthermore, a second poetic device used in both of these poems was personification. In “Reluctance,” Frost personified the parts of his body to explain how torn he was about losing his love: “…The heart is still aching to seek/ But the feet question ‘Whither?’…” (Frost, 17-18)....   [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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Metaphorically Speaking: Unraveling Gyatso’s Love Poems - ... To say that the plumage was “abraded” means that the feathers were plucked, removed, or worn away. There is also significance in Gyatso’s choice of a vulture. A “vulture” can refer to either the large bird or to a very powerful or predatory person. Gyatso uses these words to stand as a metaphor for the relationship that he shared with his regent. The “tryst” mentioned in Gyasto’s poem refers to the double-dealing of his regent and other authority figures in his life. Even at a time when he had reached an appropriate age to take power, he realized that there were those keeping him from achieving full authority....   [tags: Poetic Themes]
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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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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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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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The Love Poems of Rich, Marvell and Campion - The Love Poems of Rich, Marvell and Campion Adrienne Rich’s “Twenty-One Love Poems,” which explore the nature of lesbian love, differ strikingly from classic love poems written by a man to a woman, such as Andrew Marvell’s “To His Coy Mistress” and Thomas Campion’s “There Is a Garden in Her Face.” Rich’s poems focus on the “us” aspect of love, the concept of two strong, yet imperfect women facing all oppositions together, while the love poems written by men are far more reverent, almost worshipful of their subjects....   [tags: Adrienne Rich Andrew Marvell Essays] 1424 words
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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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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 - ... This creates a creature which is, in a sense, prematurely born. In Wordsworth’s poem ‘The Idiot Boy’, the relationship between mother, child and the larger world is enacted in the form of a ballad with some aspects of the narrative of the poem taking on attributes of a folk tale, or a fable. In the opening verses of ‘The Idiot Boy’ we are introduced to Betty, who is searching for her son. From the beginning of the poem there is a sense that the circumstances of their separation are uneasy. The prematurity of Johnny’s independence from the mother figure is demonstrated in both his mental incapabilities and his mother’s anxiety regarding his solitary mission to fetch a doctor....   [tags: Poetry Analysis]
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Lanston hughes comparison of two poems - In today’s modern view, poetry has become more than just paragraphs that rhyme at the end of each sentence. If the reader has an open mind and the ability to read in between the lines, they discover more than they have bargained for. Some poems might have stories of suffering or abuse, while others contain happy times and great joy. Regardless of what the poems contains, all poems display an expression. That very moment when the writer begins his mental journey with that pen and paper is where all feelings are let out....   [tags: essays research papers] 825 words
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Poems for the Eye Are Not Merely for the Sake of Eye - Poems for the Eye Are Not Merely for the Sake of Eye What is poetry. Pressed for an answer, Robert Frost made a classic reply: “Poetry is the kind of thing poets write.” In all likelihood, Frost was not trying merely to evade the question but to chide his questioner into thinking for himself. A trouble with definitions is that they may stop thought. The nature of poetry eludes simple definitions. Definitions will be of little help at first, if we are to know poetry and respond to it. We have to go to it willing to see and hear....   [tags: English Literature Essays]
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Poems About The Stars of Frost and Keats - Poems About The Stars of Frost and Keats "Bright Star" by John Keats and "Choose Something Like a Star" by Robert Frost both present to the reader a desire to be like the "steadfast" star. Both poets gaze for this same quality in the stars, but thematically and stylistically each poem has its similarities and differences. The themes evident in "Bright Star" and "Choose Something Like a Star" are similar, but do have subtle differences. A theme shared between the two is man's wish for eternalness....   [tags: American Literature Stars Frost Keats Poetry] 606 words
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Comparing Two Poems about Prejudice - Comparing Two Poems about Prejudice The poems "Telephone Conversation", by Wole Soyinka and "You Will Be Hearing From Us Shortly", by U A Fanthorpe are both about prejudice. The former poem is to do with racial prejudice and the latter is to do with social prejudice. The two poems are different in many ways. The first poem is an application for accommodation and the second poem is a job interview. Soyinka's poem is a Dialogue within a monologue where as Fanthorpe's poem is just a monologue. Also the tones are different the former poem has a shocking tone to start with but a mocking tone towards the end, while the other poem is extremely rude....   [tags: Wole Soyinka U.A. Fanthorpe Poetry Essays] 576 words
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Symbols and Symbolism in the Poems of Robert Frost - Symbolism in the Poems of Robert Frost   Nature has inspired countless poets from primitive times to the present. They have used it as a metaphor for virtually all human emotions-his stormy brow, her sky blue eyes, as wild as a summer storm. Very few, however, have so masterfully crafted their verse to fully express the range of nature’s power and influence, or suited the tone of a poem to encompass both human nature and ‘true’ nature. This is true in the poetic works of Robert Frost. The aspects of nature that are continually demonstrated in the poems of Frost symbolize both the physical world and its changes, and the nature of humans....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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Compare two poems by wilfed owen - Compare two poems by Wilfred Owen, showing how they reflected contemporary attitudes to the ‘Great War’. Refer closely to language and poetic techniques. World War 1 broke out in 1914. At the beginning of the war, there was a great feeling of patriotism and enthusiasm. Young men were eager to join the armed forces, as they thought the glory and heroism of war would be enjoyable. Fighting in France was expected to be an exciting adventure. Thousands of men joined so they would have the honor of serving their Queen and country....   [tags: essays research papers] 1720 words
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Momaday's Angle of Geese and Other Poems - Angle of Geese and Other Poems MOMADAY had been writing poetry since his college days at University of New Mexico, and this volume incorporates many of his earlier efforts. Momaday admired the poetry of Hart Crane as an undergraduate, and early poems like "Los Alamos" show Crane's influence. Under the tutelage of Yvor Winters at Stanford Momaday developed an ability to provide clear, precise details and images in his verse. As a graduate student at Stanford, Momaday absorbed the influence of an eclectic group of poets including Emily Dickinson, Wallace Stevens, Paul Valery, Charles Baudelaire, and Frederick Goddard Tuckerman, the subject of Momaday's PhD dissertation....   [tags: Momaday's Angle of Geese]
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Death in Four Emily Dickinson Poems - When you hear of death, it is a feeling of many emotions. Death is a part of everyday life to people we love, know, or met before. I am a person that has never witnessed death but I have heard much about it. Many times I would hear someone in the family has died but I wouldn't be as close to them as I am with my family here. I have experienced my first funeral this summer, a very close friend of the families and mine. Knowing what death is and seeing is very difficult to believe especially some one near to you....   [tags: Poetry] 1058 words
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Satiric Meaning Between Frost's Poems - Satiric Meaning Between Frost's Poems Robert Frost presents irony and satire in his poems to prove his thesis, in many ways he attacks the subject of his poem and makes it sound absurd or destroys an idea or a saying. In the poems that are described below are all related in some way with satire that Frost uses to convey his message. Which is clear, he is better than everyone he writes about and that’s what creates a separation between himself and the world, I think its what makes him feel so lonely and isolated from society....   [tags: Papers] 497 words
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Poems Dealing with Parent/Child Relationships - Poems Dealing with Parent/Child Relationships All of these poems deal with parents’ relationships with and reflections on their children. Show how the poets bring out their feelings through use of theme, language, imagery and structure The relationship between parent and child is one of great mystery and also profundity. Love can survive a lifetime but can also falter within a second, though the love of a parent for their child, their offspring, no matter what, is eternal and unconditional. Though it is hard to express a love so full of devotion, so powerful it can survive generations, in to a few simple words....   [tags: Relationships Sylvia Plath Poetry Essays] 4476 words
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A New Quest in Frost and Eliot Poems - A quest is a journey, an adventure, seeking or looking for something that you feel there is a need to find. Robert Frost's "Directive" and T.S. Eliot`s "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" are poems of quest. Both men have chosen different quests for their poems. Quest that they feel the reader needs to seek out and become aware of. As there is a quest, there is also something that they want the reader to not be aware of. Thus going away from the quest, toward a new direction. Both authors were going through different stages in their lives and were having different problems when they wrote these poems....   [tags: Poetry] 1203 words
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Death by Suicide in Poems by Robert Frost - The concept of suicide has been very controversial in literature since the art of writing has been around. Many poets use everyday happenings to convey the despair and grief in their lives. One poet to use the nature around him and every day life to depict the hopelessness of life and the idea of suicide was Robert Frost. His poetry presented suicide in a different light than many other authors'. Frost's characters, while contemplating suicide, usually realized eventually that their lives were worth living....   [tags: American Literature] 651 words
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Similarities and Differences in Lord Byron's Poems - The power of love and emotion is evident in Lord Byron's poems, "She Walks in Beauty" and "So We'll Go No More A-Roving." Because of their consecutive placement in the book, "She Walks in Beauty" and "So We'll Go No More A-Roving" tell a story of a relationship. In the first poem, "She Walks in Beauty," the speaker glimpses a beautiful woman who reminds him of "the night" and "starry skies." Throughout the piece, the speaker is fascinated by her beautiful facial features. The last stanza summarizes this beautifully when he comments on her "eloquent" characteristics....   [tags: Poetry] 514 words
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Comparing Three Poems on Love and Loss - Comparing Three Poems on Love and Loss 'How Do I Love Thee?' by Elizabeth Barrett Browning and 'Remember' by Christina Rossetti are both sonnets sharing the theme of Love and Loss but approaching it from a different view. 'How Do I Love Thee' is a Petrachian sonnet written by a famous poet of that time Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Born in 1806, Elizabeth Barrett Browning was a female author in the mid 1800's. 'How Do I Love Thee?' expresses the theme of love in an undying manner....   [tags: Papers] 1580 words
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Exile And Pain In Three Elegiac Poems - There is a great similarity between the three elegiac poems, The Wanderer, The Wife of Lament, and The Seafarer. This similarity is the theme of exile. Exile means separation, or banishment from ones native country, region, or home. During the Anglo Saxon period, exile caused a great amount of pain and grief. The theme is shown to have put great sadness into literature of this time period. The majority of the world's literature from the past contains the theme of exile. The Wife of Lament is another perfect example of literature with exile, and was written by an unknown author....   [tags: essays research papers] 907 words
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Robert Frost - A Comparisson Of 3 Poems - Comparing Frost’s &quot;Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening&quot;, &quot;Birches&quot;, and &quot;The Road Not taken&quot; Robert Frost was an American poet that first became known after publishing a book in England. He soon came to be one of the best-known and loved American poets ever. He often wrote of the outdoors and the three poems that I will compare are of that &quot;outdoorsy&quot; type. There are several likenesses and differences in these poems. They each have their own meaning, each represent a separate thing and each tell a different story....   [tags: essays research papers] 1233 words
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Comparing poems from different cultures. - Comparing poems from different cultures. Many poems deal with the theme of cultural identity. I have chosen three to compare, they are: Search For My Tongue, by Sujata Bhatt Half-Caste, by John Agard and Presents from my Aunts in Pakistan, by Moniza Alvi. I chose these three poems because I feel that they all deal with different aspects of cultural identity. For example Search for my tongue covers the aspect of losing your native tongue and using a ‘foreign’ language, Half-Caste addresses the point of racism and stereotyping, whilst Presents from my Aunts in Pakistan highlights the issues of alienation and not being able to fit in with either side of your family....   [tags: English Literature] 881 words
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Comparison And Contrast Of William Blakes Poems - Comparison and Contrast of William Blake's Poems Introduction (Innocence) Piping down the valleys wild, Piping songs of pleasant glee, On a cloud I saw a child, And he laughing said to me: "Pipe a song about a lamb!" So I piped with merry chear. "Piper, pipe that song again;" So I piped, he wept to hear. "Drop thy pipe, thy happy pipe; Sing thy songs of happy chear:" So I sung the same again, While he wept with joy to hear. "Piper, sit thee down and write In a book, that all may read." So he vanish'd from my sight, And I pluck'd a hollow reed, And I made a rural pen, And I stain'd the water clear, And I wrote my happy songs Every child may joy to hear....   [tags: essays research papers] 2730 words
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Compare and contrast the poems The Tyger and The Donkey and - Compare and contrast the poems The Tyger and The Donkey and discuss which poet gives us the clearest depiction of humanity. William Blake is a wealthy, upper-class writer who separates himself from the rest of the wealthy community. Blake has a hate for the techniques used by many of the wealthy, company owners who gain and capitalise through cheap and expendable labour, supplied by the ever-growing poverty in the country. Blake makes a point to try and reveal this industrial savagery through his work....   [tags: English Literature] 1190 words
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Comparing the poems Neutral Tones and Absence - Comparing the poems Neutral Tones and Absence Both the poems 'Neutral Tones' by Thomas Hardy and 'Absence' by Elizabeth Jennings mention and describe the poets' feelings about losing their partners. Even though the general theme, the loss of love, is the same, many features such as tone, imagery, language and rhyme scheme differ from each other. Hardy emphasises more on his feelings towards his break up. He doesn't actually mention how he feels, but instead, the imagery he uses and the way he describes his ex-girlfriend shows that he feels broken and angry....   [tags: English Literature] 2032 words
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The Writers' Attitudes to War in Three Poems - The Writers' Attitudes to War in Three Poems The First World War was the most destructive ever known. Nearly a million British men were killed and it affected every town and village. The 18-40 male age group was dramatically diminished, which meant nearly a whole generation was wiped out. During the war people got increasing information about the war conditions and the patriotic excitement disappeared. This affected the number of men enlisting. People's attitudes to war depended on their experiences....   [tags: Papers] 1694 words
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Women and Sexuality in Aphra Behn's Poems - Women and Sexuality in Aphra Behn's Poems         "All women together ought to let flowers fall upon the tomb of AphraBehn, . .   . for it was she who earned them the right to speak their minds." (Woolf 91) Born in 1640, AphraBehn broke gender stereotypes when she undertook a thrilling (if unrewarded) life as a spy for the Crown, but it was her scandalous career as an author which truly achieved many firsts for women. She was the first woman to supporthereself financially by solely relying on the profession of writing, and many readers argue that Oroonoko--her passionate tale about the institution of slavery--was the first English novel....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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Comparison of Four Poems about Loss - Comparison of Four Poems about Loss I am comparing “On my first Sonne” by Ben Jonson (a pre-1914 piece of poetry, written in 1616), “My Last Duchess” by Robert Browning (a pre-1914 piece of poetry, written in 1845), “Mid-Term Break” by Seamus Heaney (a piece of poetry from the Heaney bank) and “Cold Knap Lake” by Gillian Clarke (a piece of poetry from the Clarke bank). The poem, “On my first Sonne” is about the loss of a close family member, Ben Jonson’s first son, who died at the age of seven....   [tags: English Literature] 2015 words
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A Comparison of Three Poems with Themes of Love - A Comparison of Three Poems with Themes of Love Comparing 3 poem in the theme of love ===================================== ~ First Love ~ A Birthday ~ My Last Duchess The poem that I want to compare are ‘First Love’ ‘A Birthday’ and ‘My Last Duchess’. Each poem has their own theme and meaning, but always different with each other. The entire poem that I want to compare is based on the theme of love, but different kind of love and how the poet feels about love....   [tags: Papers] 465 words
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Humor and Anger in the Poems of Tom Leonard - Humor and Anger in the Poems of Tom Leonard John Agard's poem develops a simple idea which is found in a familiar term. Half-caste as a term for mixed race is now rare. The term comes from India, where people are rigidly divided into groups (called castes) which are not allowed to mix, and where the lowest caste is considered untouchable. At the start of the poem John Agard uses the phrase, "Excuse me". He is trying to seem polite so that he can get into the conversation and then get his point across....   [tags: Papers] 1029 words
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Social Concerns in the poems of Kamala Das - " He ( the poet) is responsible for humanity, even for the animals, he must see to it that his invention can be smelt, felt, heard." ( Arthur Rimbaud) From the queen of erotica to a poetic pilgrim, the critical nexus on Kamala Das?s poetry has oscillated between opposite poles....   [tags: essays research papers]
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Poetry Essay - Anaylsis of 9 Poems - In this piece of coursework I am going to analysis and compare a number of poems, some written by the same authors and some by different authors. All 9 poems have one common link which is: Youth. The first poem is called “Stealing” and it was written by Carol Ann Duffy. This poem is about a troubled young man who takes away a snowman from someone’s garden and talks about other items he has stolen before such as a camera. In this poem there are certain words and phrases which you can relate to your sense of sight, hearing, smell, touch and taste....   [tags: Duffy Armitage Plath Milligan Hood Clarke Heaney] 5064 words
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Poems From Other Cultures and Traditions - Poems From Other Cultures and Traditions From 'Search For My Tongue' Tatamkhulu Afrika, Maqabane (1994) When you read this poem, bear in mind that language and the use of the mother tongue (our own language, the one we were brought up speaking) are very important to any individual. We all take it for granted that we can use our language if we live where we were born. We don't even have to think about it. But when you go to live in another country you have to learn another language, and it can be very confusing....   [tags: English Literature] 9492 words
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Critical Appreciation of Robert Browning Poems - Critical Appreciation of Robert Browning Poems Robert Browning was one of the great poets of the Victorian age. He was on born 7th May 1812 in Camberwell and he died on the 2nd December 1889. Robert Browning got secretly married to Elizabeth Barrett in 1846 and went on to live in Italy. Browning became an admirer of Elizabeth's Barrett’s poetry in 1844. He began corresponding with her by letter. This was the start of one of the world's most famous romances. Their courtship lasted until 1846 when they were married....   [tags: Papers] 1306 words
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Faith Versus Fate in the Poems "The Seafarer", "The Wanderer", and "The Wife's Lament" - The Seafarer, The Wanderer, and The Wife’s Lament all contains faith verses fate. The three poems are very similar and very different. The three poems ranging from a lonely man, to a lost soldier, to a wife’s bedrail. The medieval poems show hurt, confusion, and loneliness. The Seafarer, The Wanderer, and The Wife’s Lament all contain keening in the personalized poems, in many lines. The Wanderer is a poem based on a soldier who went into exile because of the death of his dear lord. In line twenty three, a keening is shown, “gold-lord.” In this keening the soldier is looking for a great lord who will treat he as is past lord did....   [tags: Poetry Analysis, Compare/Contrast] 649 words
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The Poetry of Philip Larkin: A Comparision - The poems “Church Going” and “At Grass” were both written by Philip Larkin. “Church Going” is about a man entering a church and questioning the future of it, whereas “At Grass” documents the life of a (perhaps retired) racehorse. It is for this reason I thought for a start they wouldn’t have much in common, however, when I looked closer at them, I realised they contained very similar themes and were written in very much the same style. Like “At Grass”, “Church Going” conveys a sense of uncertainty from the start....   [tags: Poets, Poems] 648 words
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The poems of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes Tell the Story of Unendurable Lives - The poems of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes tell the story of the lives that have become unendurable. In the 1950’s women were expected to behave in a certain ways. The poems written by both Plath and Hughes revels the effects of the ideology domesticity 1950’s Britain, on how women were expected to act. Plath’s marriage was a very stressful ‘on the edge’ relationship. The poem ‘The applicant’ reflects how much women were viewed as objects. One quotation supporting this is ‘do you wear, A glass eye, false teeth or a crutch?’ this shows that women had to be perfect for a man, as if you could buy them....   [tags: poetry, poem analysis, poets] 617 words
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The Analysis Of The Profane And Sacred In John Donne's Poems 'The Flea' And 'Holy Sonnet 14' - John Donne who is considered to be one of the wittiest poets of the seventeenth century writes the metaphysical poem "The Flea" and the religious poem "Holy Sonnet 14". In both poems, Donne explores the two opposing themes of physical and sacred love; in his love poem "The Flea," he depicts the speaker as an immoral human being who is solely concerned with pleasing himself, where as in his sacred poem "Holy Sonnet 14" Donne portrays the speaker as a noble human being because he is anxious to please God....   [tags: John Donne]
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