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Confessional Poetry - Confessional poetry is a style that emerged in the late 1950’s. Poetry of this type tends to be very personal and emotional. Many confessional poets dealt with subject matter that had previously been taboo. Death, trauma, mental illness, sexuality, and numerous other topics flowed through the works of the poetry from this movement. Confessional poetry was not purely autobiographical, but did often express deeply disturbing personal experience. (Academy of American Poets) Three important poets who are typically associated with the confessional poetry movement are Anne Sexton, Allen Ginsberg, and Denise Levertov....   [tags: Poetry]
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Poetry Analysis - A quote from Seamus Heaney’s poem entitled “Summer 1969” is “He painted with his fists and elbows, flourished / The stained cape of his heart as history charged” which will greatly influence my discussion of his developing expressions of his role as an Irish poet. In this essay I will be discussing his poems entitled “Bog Queen”, “Punishment” and “Summer 1969”. In discussing any poet, one must always consider the social and political background to the poetry since poetry never exists in a vacuum but is always influenced by its social and political times....   [tags: Poetry] 1679 words
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Romantic Poetry - ... He is widely regarded as one of the greatest English poets. This poem is often said to be Byron’s tribute to the beauty of art. (Kukathas) The poem begins with the line, “She walks in beauty, like the night / Of cloudless climes and starry skies;” and it describes a girl he once passed by. The woman in the poem is generally accepted as a Mrs. John Wilmot, Byron’s cousin by marriage. It continues saying all that’s the best of dark and light meet in her aspect and in her eyes. He is saying that everything best about nighttime and daytime, basically everything beautiful in the word converge in this woman’s personality or air, and in her eyes....   [tags: Poetry]
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The Poetry of Michelangelo - Michelangelo Michelangelo was very talented in many fields of art. One is able to see a relationship between his art and his poetry due to its realistic aspects. People who are acquainted with his art and poetry are able to understand his emotions and ideas. Michelangelo was the greatest living artist of his time. Michelangelo focuses on topics of life. In his poems he discusses categories pertaining to love, death, evil and good, beauty, and women. The first is the fault the artist finds in his ability to be both a poet and painter....   [tags: Poetry] 996 words
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Pastoral Poetry - ... He fluctuates between these quickly, even becoming so agitated that he strays from the topic of his friend’s untimely death at one point and discusses the failure of the church to perform its duties. Milton begins simply by morosely announcing that “Lycidas is dead, dead ere his prime,” but quickly passes into denial, which comes in the form of the original pastoral of “fountain, shade, and rill” (Milton 8, 24). From here it is not long before he continues to anger and blame, accusing the poets’ Muses of being distracted elsewhere as Lycidas drowned....   [tags: Poetry] 2162 words
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Isolation in Poetry - ... While in the poem, the man contemplates his isolated soul in this universe and where his efforts will lead him in life, in detective fiction stories, the characters are typically led to contemplate any and all sorts of things, both sane and deranged. The feelings caused by isolation are important to the overall feel of each piece in which that theme is present. An example of this lies in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Due to the physiological changes that Dr. Jekyll undergoes, he begins to purposely isolate himself from the rest of the world....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]
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Poetry Explication - Poetry Explication Language is a remarkable thing. It can convey every thought, feeling, and emotion with perfect accuracy. Almost exclusively, language has taken awkward, unfit animals out of nature and made them rulers over the earth and many of its elements. When used well, it has the power to change an individual's view of the world, make someone believe they have seen something they have not, and even more astonishingly, look inside one's self and see what exists. If language is mixed with the tempo of music, something new arises; poetry is born....   [tags: Poetry Poet Poem Essays] 1422 words
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Poetry in Education - "What is poetry good for?" A challenging academic environment must include science, math, and history in order to fully be complete in educating our society. Many wonder about the importance of poetry included with these other fields of study and if it is really necessary. Obviously math, science, etc. is crucial to understanding the facts and logics that explain our world around us. However, understanding all of these aspects without trying to understand the emotions and feelings that surround life around us seems to diminish why we strive to learn in the first place....   [tags: Education Poem Poetry ] 1017 words
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Poetry Of Love - Poetry is a form of literature which can be characterized by rhythm. Poetry may be short or may be long. There is no limit to themes that a poet may use for their poem. A poem can be about animals, nature, and a common theme, love. The two poems that will be discussed in the paper have a common theme of love. While one poem speaks of love for a woman, the other explains what love is in general. Theses two poems are "When You Are Old" by William Butler Yeats, and "Let Me Not to the Marriage of True Minds" by no other than William Shakespeare....   [tags: Poem Poet Poetry Analysis] 1337 words
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English Poetry - English Poetry 2. What are the symbolic significances of the candy store in Lawrence Ferlinghetti's "The Pennycandystore Beyond the El" (Geddes, 318). The candy store in "The Pennycandystore Beyond the El" is symbolic of a child's youth. This poem is referring to the fact that our childhood passes by too soon and the candy store is a reminder that we need to seize every moment to enjoy it. The pennycandystore offers as a retreat or refuge to the bad weather outside and the stresses of everyday life....   [tags: English Poetry Poem ] 1359 words
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Wordsworth's Poetry - Wordsworth's Poetry A lot of literature has been written about motherhood. Wordsworth is a well known English poet who mentions motherhood and female strength in several of his poems, including the Mad Mother, The Thorn, and The Complaint of a Forsaken Indian Woman. This leads some critics to assume that these poems reflect Wordsworth's view of females. Wordsworth portrays women as dependent on motherhood for happiness, yet he also emphasizes female strength....   [tags: Wordsworth Poetry Poem] 1494 words
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British Poetry - British Poetry Knowledge of contemporary British poetry is of great importance when it comes to understanding the reigning trends of England. The 1970s saw a fair amount of polemic concerning the discontinuities of the national "traditions," most of it concerned with poetry, all of it vulnerable to a blunt totalizing which demonstrated the triumphant ability of "nation" to organize literary study and judgment--as it does still, perhaps more than ever. It remains the case twenty years later that there is a strong hint of the majority of the english poets to rediscover their ‘Englishness’ as a poet, and at the same time the presence of the various other cultures ensures that their remains a deep variety in the crative material....   [tags: Poems Poet Poetry Britain British Essays] 4054 words
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Confessional Poetry - Confessional Poetry I have done it again. One year in every ten I manage it – A sort of walking miracle, my skin Bright as a Nazi lampshade, My right foot A paperweight, My face featureless, fine Jew linen. This excerpt comes from the poem “Lady Lazarus” by Sylvia Plath, one of the most famous – and infamous – poets of the 20th century. Many of Plath’s poems, such as this one, belong to a particular school of poetry known as Confessional Poetry....   [tags: Poems Poetry poets Essays Confessions Plath] 1741 words
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Analyzing the Elements of Poetry - In my preparation for this essay I thought that there was going to be very little that I would learn about the elements of poetry. This is not because I am an expert and have nothing new to learn, but rather the opposite. I have never really spent the time to break down and appreciate poetry. One of the reasons I think that I haven’t spent the time on poetry is due to my reading habits. I usually read to gather information and poetry is on the other end of the spectrum. Fredrick Gruber sums this up, “Poetry tends to give general truths while history gives particular facts.” (Gruber) Having said all of this though, I did see a couple of things that I could apply to my own writing....   [tags: poetry]
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Poetry and Sex - Poetry and Sex Since the beginning of human existence, there has been once practice, one instinct, one single obsession that we cannot escape. Some may call it necessary; others say it’s a gift. It can be controlling, enlightening but it’s oh so powerful. It isn’t the need for food, safety or shelter. It isn’t love nor greed nor vanity, but sex, ladies and gentlemen. With the evolution of human communication poets have been using the power of words to describe the practice of sex, and the emotions that come with it....   [tags: Sex Sexuality Poetry Poems Literature Essays] 2281 words
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Courtlife and Thomas Wyatt's Poetry - What part do the conditions of Court life play in the poetry of Wyatt, Surrey or any other Sixteenth century poet. <p>Sir Thomas Wyatt the Elder Sir Thomas Wyatt the Elder's life revolved around King Henry VIII's court from his early age. The son of a gentleman who very soon linked his future to that of the Tudor dynasty, Wyatt became a diplomat soon enough, and what with being a favourite at court, he was a prominent figure both politically and socially. It is quite impossible to name the many poets who wrote at that time, but one thing is for sure: skill in music, dancing and poetry was expected of every gentleman....   [tags: Poetry] 1505 words
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The Poetry of Robert Frost - ... Frost life was filled with devastation and success all wrapped in one. His life was getting better when he met his soon to be wife Elinor White. Robert Frost and Elinor White married in 1895.(Barry ix). In 1899 the married couple moved to Derry, New Hampshire which is the state where he became a cobbler, farmer, and a teacher at Pinkerton Academy.(Barry ix). Frost and his wife had many children but sadly many of them did not live long enough to even see their teenage years.(Barry ix). His children went though some cataclysmic times, his son shot himself and his daughter was always very ill.(Bober 173)....   [tags: Poetry] 1331 words
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Pain in Slyvia Plath's Poetry - The pain the poet experiences during and prior to the creative process results in blood flood, which is the release and birth of words, the relentless stream of poetry. The poet bleeds the poems. They will not keep still inside. Out they run and run... Plath frequently relates and compares the blood and thrill of birth of poetry to childbirth: the child forces its way out in the world, screams for delivery, just as words will keep torturing the poet and will not leave her calm unless they gush forward and amalgamate in poems....   [tags: Poetry] 451 words
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Uncertainty in John Donne Poetry - Poetry of the seventeenth century is among some of the best ever written, however, there is more uncertainty when dealing with particular subjects. The topics, for the most part, are more serious and there is the impression that the poets are earnestly uncertain about their choices. The poets themselves do not want to make any definite lines between what they believe and what could be the reality. John Donne's poems discussing women and religion are among the most noticeable examples of the deliberate use of ambiguity in seventeenth-century poetry....   [tags: Poetry] 660 words
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Donne's Love Poetry - Since the publication of his `Songs and Sonets' in 1663, the intellectual wittiness of John Donne's love poetry has caused much speculation about the views of the poet himself. Donne took the traditional form and imagery of love poetry in his own day and forced it to "emerge reinvigorated and radically transformed by his hand, demanding from the reader an unprecedented level of mental alertness and engagement" Just as Donne threw himself eagerly into capturing the mood of the moment in his works, so he succeeds in sweeping the reader away in the intense emotions of his poetry....   [tags: Poetry] 1236 words
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Poetry of Anne Bradstreet - The history of America is recorded in numerous artifacts of culture. One can make judgments about the past from visiting a museum, reading a history textbook or a piece of historical fiction, watching a film, or listening to a teacher. These are all valid resources for learning about history, but one of the most interesting ways is to critically read a piece of literature from a period in order to learn about the people of that time's culture and values. It allows every reader to actively participate as a historian when they evaluate a text....   [tags: Poetry] 1444 words
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Poetry of Lucille Clifton - According to Jocelyn Moody, the contemporary poet Lucille Clifton was born on June 27, 1936 in Depew, NY. She was very smart and always proved it ever since she was young. As result, she graduated very young, at the age of sixteen. As soon as she graduated she graduated she received a scholarship to attend Howard University located in Washington, D.C. Two years after, in 1955 she transferred to the Fredonia State Teachers College. She met Fred Clifton; he thought philosophy at the University of Buffalo....   [tags: Poetry]
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Love in Poetry - Love in Poetry There are endless ways in which love can be portrayed and occur. There are numerous types of love, whether it's physical, emotional or romantic love. I intend to expand upon and highlight the various ways in which love an loss is portrayed in 5 selected poems: John Clare's 'First Love', John Keats' 'La Belle Dame Sans Merci', Robert Browning 'My Last Duchess' and Christina Rossetti's two poems 'Birthday' and 'Remember'. All of the poets portray love the concept of love or loss or both in relation to some; they all attempt to capture and express the presence of love and loss in the closest way possible....   [tags: Poems Poetry Poets Love Literature Essays] 3944 words
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The Poetry of William Blake - This essay will aim to show the relationship between Innocence and Experience in William Blake's Songs. Both Songs of Experience and Songs of Innocence serve as a mirror Blake held up to society, the Songs of Experience being the darker side of the mirror. Blake's Songs show two imaginative realms: The two sides to the human soul that are the states of Innocence and Experience. The two states serve as different ways of seeing. The world of innocence as Northrop Frye saw it encapsulated the unfallen world, the unified self, integration with nature, time in harmony with rhythm of human existence....   [tags: Poetry] 1799 words
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Relationship of Walcott's Poetry with History - Discuss the relationship Walcott’s Poetry has with History. How is this demonstrated in his poetry. ‘I have Dutch, nigger and English in me, and either I am nobody, or I am a nation.’ This is a quote from ‘Shabine’, a Walcott persona. A central theme that runs through Walcott’s poetry is his search for identity. In many of his poems he focuses on an internal dissonance between established cultural heritage in his African, English and Caribbean ancestry in developing one that encompasses each one without disregarding another....   [tags: Poetry] 1061 words
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Victorian Poetry Writing Styles - ... By straying away from traditional style, this is the reason why her novels are so interesting. Gaskell presents these novels in a way that they are socially accepted by her audience, purposely rearranges the story so that its not a simple romance. With this kind of ability, it gives credit to her writing skills, and it should not belittle her work. Many critics do not devalue Gaskell’s writings in any way, but some suggests that it could be because of what she chose to write about in her writings....   [tags: Poetry] 729 words
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Feminism in Adrienne Rich's Poetry - Adrienne Rich's poetry serves a prophetic function by articulating the history and ideals of the feminist struggle. By recalling the ancient chthonic mysteries of blood and birth, by reconnecting daughters with their mothers, by drawing parallels between women today and their historical counterparts, and by envisioning the women of the future who will emerge from the feminist struggle, her poetry celebrates women's strength and possibilities. Elaborating her vision, Rich brings a nurturing ethos to her analysis of social priorities: I simply believe that human society is capable of meeting the fundamental needs of all human beings: we can give them a minimum standard of living, we can give them an education, we can create an environment which is more healthy to live in, and we can give people free medical care....   [tags: Poetry] 2813 words
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Poetry Analysis: Madonna Mia - The piece of poetry I am analysing is an Italian Sonnet called Madonna Mia, by Oscar Wilde. This poem does not deviate from the Italian Sonnet formula; a formula consisting of a stichic syllabic structure, and stressing according to a pentameter - that is, each verse line is 10 syllables, five of which are stressed. Furthermore, this poem, being an Italian Sonnet, is divided into two sections: "an eight-line `octave' of two quatrains, rhymed [abbaacca], followed by a six-line `sestet' usually rhymed [cdeced]" (Baldick, p239)....   [tags: Poetry] 566 words
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The Poetry of Robert Burns - ... William Burns did not teach his children the strictest Calvinist beliefs, although they were still a religious family. Later in his life, Burns became infamous for his many affairs with women. Shortly after his first child was born to one of his mother's servants, Burns married Jean Armour. However, he did not remain loyal to her, continuing to have affairs with other women. This was particularly conspicuous because of the strict religious feelings in Scotland. His feelings are reflected in poems such as "My Luve is Like a Red, Red Rose." Robert Burns wrote many great poems....   [tags: Poetry] 991 words
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The Beats’ Defining Poetry - ... Naturally, this is offensive to the rebellious and nonconformist nature of the Beat generation’s mentality, so the general tone of the poem is one of anger and disappointment: “who burned cigarette holes in their arms protesting / the narcotic tobacco haze of Capitalism, who distributed Supercommunist pamphlets in Union / Square weeping and undressing while the sirens / of Los alamos wailed them down, and wailed / down Wall, and the Staten Island ferry also / wailed” (Ginsberg 13). There is an autobiographical element to this first part of the poem, as particular outlandish scenes are described vividly, and, at one point, Ginsberg even goes so far as to say: “this actually happened” (Ginsberg 17)....   [tags: Poetry]
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Poetry and Figurative Language - ... Mirror loop poetry, created by Paul McCann describes the structure of a poem that can be read from start to finish, and again from the end to the beginning (McCann, 2004). Terza rima poetry includes three-line groupings, in that every other line rhymes with the other. Cinquain poetry follow a lines rule, line one contain one word, line two contains two words, and so on. Alphabet in sequence poetry involves using the alphabet in sequence so that each word of the poem in sequence contains each letter of the alphabet in consecutive order (McCann, 2004)....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]
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Edgar Allen Poe's Philosophy of Poetry - Edgar Allan Poe had a philosophy that poetry should appeal only to the sense of beauty, not truth. I think that what Poe is trying to say with this philosophy is that not everything that we sense is beautiful is necessarily truly beautiful. In all of Edgar Allan Poe’s poems there is a haunting aspect of beauty that he describes, however, his life was not full of beauty or happiness. I will show the beauty Edgar Allan Poe describes in his poetry that may have escaped his life or not even existed....   [tags: poetry] 644 words
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Characteristics of Poetry During the Romantic Period - Due to the personal nature of the romantic poetry, there has always been a fascination with the lives of Romantic poets. Taking place from 1780-1830 the Romantic period began as a reaction to the Enlightenment ideas. It started a new emphasis on feelings of sadness and happiness. Along with believe in imagination and the idealism of nature. The Romantic poets saw nature as a source of spiritual renewal and means of escaping there troubled lives. In Wordsworth Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey....   [tags: poetry] 687 words
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Elements of Poetry in 'Harlem' - In poetry, it is critical t bring out a theme. This makes the reader learn something and realize what the poet is attempting to say. A good theme can really impact the reader. Most poets use elements of poetry to do this. In Harlem, Langston Hughes uses elements of poetry to show his theme, which is when you give up on your dream, many consequences will arise. In the poem Harlem, Langston Hughes uses many elements of poetry to prove his theme, including similes, diction and personification. Langston Hughes uses a profusion of similes in "Harlem" "Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?" This simile compares a dream deferred to gross food that has dried up....   [tags: Poetry Analysis] 431 words
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Comparing Rumi and Mirabi's Poetry - Comparing Rumi and Mirabi's Poetry Rumi and Mirabai's poetry, in different ways, has the ability to convey a deep longing for something sacred in their time. Mirabai sometimes refers to herself in the third person that deepens her desperation of being heard by the dark one. In overall poetic structure, Mirabai's work is seldom more than one page whereas Rumi's poems tend to be several pages in length and the different sections broken down into smaller poems. After hearing the Songs of Mirabai in class, the persistent longing for love of the dark one makes much more sense....   [tags: Poetry Analysis] 295 words
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The Influence of Nature on Victorian Poetry - The significance of nature is apparent in Victorian poetry. There are Victorian poets who view the connection to nature of human beings. Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Coventry Patmore, and Dante Gabriel Rossetti exemplify nature as being exuberant, indifferent, and sorrowful in a variation of their poetry. In Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s “The Splendor Falls,” nature is vividly depicted as being alive. Tennyson uses many active verbs to illustrate his view of nature clearly. In the first four lines of stanza one, nature is portrayed as splendid....   [tags: Poetry Analysis] 756 words
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The Life and Poetry of Langston Hughes - According to Becky Bradley in American Cultural History, Langston Hughes was born February 1, 1902 in Joplin, Missouri. Growing up, he dealt with some hard times. His parents divorced when he was little and he grew up with neither of his parents. Hughes was raised by his grandmother since his father moved to Mexico after their divorce and his mother moved to Illinois. It was when Hughes was thirteen that he moved out to Lincoln, Illinois to be reunited with his mother. This is where Hughes began writing poetry....   [tags: poetry, biography]
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Dominant Themes In Whitman's Poetry - ... The poem starts off with something Whitman would have unanimously disagreed with. Dickenson writes to “tell all the truth but tell it slant.” Here Dickenson is implying to tell the truth without telling the whole truth. This contradictory statement would go against Whitman’s beliefs because he believed society should act as one, and by lying to one another it leads to feelings of deception as well as betrayal. Misleading one another is not the right way to build foundations with one another....   [tags: Poetry Analysis] 698 words
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Johnson Poetry Analysis - ... Some of the rules in the Tribe of Ben were written in Latin Ben Jonson was a Cavalier poet in the 17th century. This kind of poetry represents beauty, love, nature, sensuality, drinking, and elegance. It is filled with direct language, expressions, and images. Most of cavalier poetry go with the expressions “Carpe Diem” translating to “seize the day.” They mostly focused on what meant the most to them in the life such as day to day activities. Most Cavalier poets were courtiers. In 1598 Jonson had acquired sufficient reputation to be accounted by Francis Meres one of the best for tragedy, but Meres' basis for such a pronouncement can now is but a subject of conjecture....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]
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The Life and Poetry of Sylvia Plath - Sylvia Plath was a novelist and a poet in which she expressed her deep feelings about death, nature and her opinions about the universe. Plath was born on October 27, 1932 in Boston. Her father, Otto Plath, was a professor at Boston University and was also expert with bees. He published a story in 1934, “Bumblebees and Their Ways.” Sylvia was impressed by they way her father handles the bees. When Plath was only eight years old, her father died from diabetes, but before his death he was known as authoritarian....   [tags: biography, poetry] 1667 words
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Poetry Analysis: "The Lanyard" - ... No longer is he in the room of a learned poet, but he is now in the body of a child “at a workbench at a camp / by a deep Adirondack lake” (9-10). Again, we have a reference to water, which now gives the scene a serene setting and sets up the next section where he reveals his feelings for the lanyard. Although he shifts the tone from stuffy, nostalgic to a humorous one where “He got the biggest laugh for … [juxtaposing] all his mother ever did for him with his gift of a lanyard of woven plastic that he made her at summer camp” (French), Billy Collins displays that the lanyard is vision of love and value....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]
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Poetry: Emotions in Words - ... Angelou defines herself in this poem, she is a modest woman who does not care about what others think of her, and she does not have to be loud or dress a certain way to gain attention. Her modesty, grace, self-confidence, causes her to stand out to others. This poem has many styles, it is arranges into five sections, and the poem reminds the reader of a speech. Imagery is used a lot, like “the swing in my waist, and the joy in my feet” (Intel Corporation). The mood of this poem is happy, and the tone is of merriment....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]
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The Poetry of Walt Whitman - ... Laurie Lanzen writes, “this is a poem whose rich and sacred beauty and rapture of tender religious passion leave it unique and solitary in literature, and will make it the chosen and immortal hymn of death forever” (Lanzen, 544 ). Even though Whitman never mentions President Lincoln by name in the poem, according to whitmanarchive.org, this poem “was published in the fourth edition of Leaves of Grass in 1867 under the heading President Lincoln’s Burial Hymn” (whitmanarchive.org). This has come to be considered as one of the best poems ever written by Whitman....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]
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The Poetry of Robert Frost - ... A clear understanding of one’s surroundings and an open mind to the possibilities influenced by those surroundings are important contributing factors to the kinds of social and historical understanding an audience would need to have to interpret the works of Robert Frost. Depending on one’s experiences in life, which is often time based on the environment and era in which they grew up in, you are able to see the difference is their views and what they value. In any case, society greatly influences these views and one’s acceptance of what is valuable to them....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]
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The Poetry of James Hall - Looking at James Hall's writings we learn that he is comedic with a very underlying theme of change. His poems all seem to circle around a very familiar thing that we are all familiar with. Change whether it is new or old or just realizing we have changed, is all the same. In his works "Maybe Dats Your Pwoblem Too," "White Trash," and "Preposterous" there are different kinds of change that are discussed. In "Maybe Dats Your Pwoblem Too" we see a person speaking as if he were Spiderman. The narrator talks about how he would like to have change in his life, but its hard to just stop being Spiderman....   [tags: Poetry Analysis] 353 words
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Poetry Analysis: "The Red Wheelbarrow" - ... Subsequently, the next line is one word in its entirety. Williams’ uses one word lines a total of four times in this poem. Each one is succinct, having only two syllables. The word “upon” is suggesting responsibility (Williams 2). We are beginning to see what he is speaking of. Williams is now informing the reader of the importance of “a red wheel” (Williams 3). It is assumed that Williams is describing a wheelbarrow, however he decides to leave “barrow” for the following line (Williams 4). Conceivably, he has dedicated this piece of his short poem to emphasize the color he has introduced....   [tags: Poetry Anlaysis]
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Poetry Analysis: Mending Wall - ... The speaker scorns his neighbor’s wall building antics, but has no choice but to settle with them. Ironically though, the speaker is way more involved and indulged with the annual repairing of the wall more so than the neighbor. The speaker tends to “bug” the neighbor about the wall in a way and comes off very clingy. He seems very excited about repairing a wall that he despises. The speaker sets the day they will repair on the wall together and also informs. Regardless of the, dubious attitude that the speaker gives off, it seems that he is more tied to the mending-wall tradition, more than the neighbor....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]
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Poetry of E. E. Cummings - Life's Not A Paragraph Throughout his poetry, E. E. Cummings seduces readers deep into a thicket of scrambled words, missing punctuation, and unconventional structure. Within Cummings's poetic bramble, ambiguity leads the reader through what seems at first a confusing and winding maze. However, this confusion actually transforms into a path that leads the reader to the center of the thicket where Cummings's message lies: one should never allow one's experience to be limited by reason and rationality....   [tags: Poetry Poem]
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Carpe Diem in Poetry - The Latin term carpe diem is a descriptive word for literature that presses readers to "seize the moment." It mainly tries to pursue a woman or women that they have true physical beauty and should take advantage of their good looks now before time will take a toll on them. The word carpe diem puts impact on examples of both poems of, "To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time" by Robert Herrick, and "To His Coy Mistress" by Andrew Marvell. Herrick's poem, "To The Virgins, to Make Much of Time," portrays carpe diem by citing the shortness of life and persuading young women to marry and enjoy the life of youth at its advantage before death takes its turn....   [tags: Poem Poetry] 798 words
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The Poetry of Robert Frost - ... Frost uses very simple, direct, conversational language and an abaab rhyme scheme as well as the beautiful metaphorical image of ‘two roads diverged in a yellow wood’ to add depth to the poem. Similarly in “Acquainted with the night” we are completely focused on the poet’s actions as this poem is also written in the first person, so again it has a very personal aspect to it. Frost sees the world as a lonely, bleak, depressing place as he ‘walked out in the rain’ and ‘looked down the saddest city lane’....   [tags: American Poetry] 770 words
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How To Analyze Poetry - Poetry is a compact language that expresses complex feelings. To understand the multiple meanings of a poem, readers must examine its words and phrasing from the perspectives of rhythm, sound, images, obvious meaning, and implied meaning. Readers then need to organize responses to the verse into a logical, point-by-point explanation. A good beginning involves asking questions that apply to most poetry. The Context of the Poem Clear answers to the following questions can help establish the context of a poem and form the foundation of understanding: -Who wrote the poem....   [tags: Instructional Poem Poetry Analysis] 1939 words
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The Poetry of Billy Collins - The Poetry of Billy Collins In 2001 a new poet laureate was crowned and a new voice; the voice of a poetic everyman was heard by many for the first time. That voice belonged to Billy Collins. Collins was born into a working-class Bronx couple, and grew up in a typical middle-class neighborhood where he went to church on Sundays and listened to jazz music in his free time. This middle-class background and sensibilities are reflected in his poetic style and themes, and in his desire to bring poetry back into the American main stream by making it more accessible to the average reader....   [tags: Billy Collins Poet Poetry Essays] 1640 words
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The Role of Poetry in Narrative Prose of the Heian Period - ... On the other hand, there are times when the words and their insinuations come across as crude or lewd or some combination of the two. On occasion, both circumstances can be met: Is not that the moon. And is not the spring the same Spring of the old days. My body is the same body-- Yet everything seems different. The Tales of Ise, Section IV The poem and its imagery is rather nice; Narihira is pining for his lover, reminiscing about the wonderful past they had together. We have repetition the typical ”elegant confusion” with the questioning of the existence of the moon and springtime, composed in the throes of emotion....   [tags: Poetry]
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