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Comparing Dulce et Decorum Est with The Charge of The Light Brigade - Comparing Dulce et Decorum Est with The Charge of The Light Brigade The poems I am going to compare and contrast are "Dulce et Decorum Est" by Wilfred Owen and "The Charge of The Light Brigade" by the Poet Laureate of his time, Lord Tennyson. These poems both have a main subject of war. The main difference though, which leads to many other differences in the two poems are that they were written very in different centuries and times. This time difference meant approaches to war were different and hence the tones of the poems are very dissimilar....   [tags: Papers] 919 words
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On Reading Poems to a Senior Class at South High - On Reading Poems to a Senior Class at South High In his poem, "On Reading Poems to a Senior Class at South High", the author, David Chapman Berry, has relied on metaphors and similes to carry out his view of a typical literature class and a teacher's view of teaching. The setting of the poem is in a senior literature class, at South High School. The speaker in this poem is a teacher, who tells the reader about his or her students and about the course of his or her literature class. The teacher discusses poetry with his class, but at the same time compares the students and the classroom order to fish in an aquarium....   [tags: Papers] 691 words
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To Autumn – A Proclamation of Life and Hope - To Autumn – A Proclamation of Life and Hope   The poem "To Autumn" is an amazing piece of work written by one of the greatest poets of all time, John Keats.  From a simple reading, the poem paints a beautiful picture of the coming season.  However, one may wonder if there is more to the poem than what the words simply say.  After it is studied and topics such as sound, diction and imagery are analyzed, one can clearly say that Keats used those techniques to illustrate the progression of death, and to show that there is still life at the end of life.       From the very beginning of "To Autumn,” sound appears to be an important aspect of Keats’s technique.  When the words are studied, t...   [tags: Keats To Autumn Essays]
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Metaphysical Poetry - the flea + sune rising - Metaphysical poets use startling juxtapositions in their poetry to create a greater significance in their arguments and intended meanings throughout the poem. John Donne is said to be the unsurpassed metaphysical poet, metaphysical poetry being poetry relating to a group of 17-century English poets whose verse is typified by an intellectually arduous style, admitting extended metaphors and comparing very disparate things. In 17th century England new discoveries were being made and social customs such as men being the dominant over women still applied....   [tags: essays research papers] 1706 words
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"Bells for John Whiteside's Daughter" - "The most general thing to be said about John Crowe Ransom is that he is a dualist" (Buffington 1). He believed that man must be content with the duality of all things. A particular topic that ransom felt most comfortable was the duality of life and death. He described it as "the great subject of poetry, the most serious subject" (Brooks 1). In the elegy "Bells for John Whiteside's Daughter", John Crowe Ransom deals with vexation resulting from a pre-adolescent girl's vivacity in life in proportion to her vacancy in death....   [tags: Poetry] 1026 words
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The poem Education for Leisure is extremely effective in many ways - - The poem Education for Leisure is extremely effective in many ways - Discuss Education for Leisure The poem ‘Education for Leisure’ is extremely effective in many ways. The poet has effectively used poetic techniques to show his/her attitude towards the speaker in the poem and has also given impressions of the speaker. The impressions that are given of the speaker are those of a murderous person who is full of menace and insanity. One of the ways that this is shown is in the first stanza when the words ‘something’ and ‘Anything’ are used in the sentence ‘Today I am going to kill something....   [tags: English Literature] 721 words
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The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost - The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost "The Road Not Taken" Everyone is a traveler, choosing the roads to follow on the map of the continuous journey of life. There is never a straight path that leaves someone with a single direction to head. Regardless of the message that Robert Frost had intended to convey, his poem "The Road Not Taken", has left many interpretations for his readers. It is one's past, present, and his attitude with which he looks upon his future. In any case however, this poem clearly demonstrates Frost's belief that it is the road that one chooses that makes him the man who he is....   [tags: Papers] 450 words
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Ode Intimations of Immortality by William Wordsworth - Ode Intimations of Immortality by William Wordsworth In Ode: Intimations of Immortality, William Wordsworth explores the moral development of man and the irreconcilable conflicts between innocence and experience, and youthfulness and maturity that develop. As the youth matures he moves farther away from the divinity of God and begins to be corruption by mankind. What Wordsworth wishes for is a return to his childhood innocence but with his new maturity and insight. This would allow him to experience divinity in its fullest sense: he would re-experience the celestial radiance of childhood as well as the reality of his present existence....   [tags: Papers] 832 words
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Analysis of Blessing - Analysis of Blessing The structure of the stanzas is a metaphor for the water in the pump. “The skin cracks like a pod. There is never enough water.” This is the first stanza it is very short just as the water is only dripping. As we go further the stanzas get longer “Sometimes, the sudden rush of fortune… plastic buckets, frantic hands,” This stanza shows the pipe bursting and water rushing out and in the poem this is shown by the size of the stanza. The sentence structure is also a metaphor for the water....   [tags: Papers] 596 words
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Practical Criticism (response to the Chambered Nautilus) - The Chambered Nautilus written by Oliver Wendell Holmes in 1858 has been one of the most popular poems written about a sea creature. This entire poem describes how the creature moves and grows. The poet uses metaphor to give the nautilus the characteristics of a ship; "this is the ship of pearl (that) sail the unshadowed main." The nautilus is called the ship of pearl as we known that it secretes a film of carbonate of lime, giving it a layer of lustre, which is actually pearl. We are then given an image on how the nautilus moves, like a "venturous bark that flings ......   [tags: Poetry] 477 words
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How do Wilfred Owen and John McCrae differ in their attitude to war? - How do Wilfred Owen and John McCrae differ in their attitude to war. Study 'Dulce et Decorum Est' and 'In Flanders Field' These two poems are the most famous and best written poems of World War 1. Wilfred Owen wrote ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’ in 1915 and John Mc Crae wrote ‘In Flanders Field’ which was 1st published in 1919, four days before Mc Crae died. These two World War poets have distinctively different views on war. But, there are also some similarities between them for example the poems were both 1st hand accounts and that the poets had 1st hand experience of the war....   [tags: English Literature] 806 words
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An Analysis of Frost's Tree at my Window -  An Analysis of Frost's "Tree at my Window"               The poem "Tree at my Window" was written by Robert Frost, an America poet who was born in 1874 and died in 1963 (DiYanni 624). The narrator in this poem appears to be speaking to the "tree at my window"; then, repeating the phrase in reverse order, he calls it the "window tree," as if to emphasize the location and nearness of the tree. Calling the tree a "window tree," might also suggest that this tree is something he sees through, perhaps to some higher truth, to something beyond the mere physical presence of the tree....   [tags: Tree at my Window Essays]
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An Analysis of Frost's Tree at my Window - An Analysis of  Frost's Tree at my Window      "Tree at my Window" was written by Robert Frost, an American poet who was born in 1874 and died in 1963 (DiYanni 624). His poem will be the basis of the discussion of this brief essay. The narrator in this poem appears to be speaking to the "tree at my window"; then, repeating the phrase in reverse order, he calls it the "window tree," as if to emphasize the location and nearness of the tree. Calling the tree a "window tree," might also suggest that this tree is something he sees through, perhaps to some higher truth, to something beyond the mere physical presence of the tree....   [tags: Tree at my Window Essays]
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A Comparison of Seamus Heaney's Mid-Term Break and Digging - A Comparison of Seamus Heaney's Mid-Term Break and Digging I am comparing two poems by Seamus Heaney- `Mid-Term Break` and `Digging`. Both of the poems are written about his childhood and his family. The first poem I analysed was `Mid-Term Break`, where the simple and straight forward title `Break` caught my attention suggesting to me that this poem is going to be a positive experience, a break from work, a time to relax. The commencing stanza, the first line reads, ?I sat all morning in the college sick bay?, which has connotation of depression, illness and suffering suggested from the word `sick`....   [tags: Seamus Heaney Break Digging Poems Essays] 2070 words
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English: Poetry Commentary Haven’t I Danced the Big Dance? By Jack Mapanje - English: Poetry Commentary Haven’t I Danced the Big Dance. By Jack Mapanje The poem ‘Haven’t I danced the big dance?’ by Jack Mapanje concerns the traditional rain dance of a proud tribesman. The modern representation of his dance that he sees today provokes this nostalgic and emotional response. The speaker, a formal tribal rain dancer, is thinking back to the time when he used to dance this traditional dance, and looking at the new generation, dancing only for show, with sadness. The poem is divided into three stanzas, the two first ones being dedicated to the past, when he was a dancer, and the last one to the present....   [tags: English Literature] 1169 words
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Comparing Leda and the Swan and Leda's sister and the Geese - Comparing Leda and the Swan and Leda's sister and the Geese The poem Leda and the Swan is about the rape of Leda committed by Zeus in disguise as a swan.  Because of what they have done, it sets history in motion.  Thus, it's fated that Helen will launch the war of a thousand ships, how Troy will fall, and Agamemnon will be murdered,...etc.  The poem Leda's sister and the Geese is about where Leda went that led up to her encounter with Zeus.  She then goes home whimpering and tells her mother that she's been raped by a swan and she fears she's pregnant.  Her mother then makes her sister take on all of the chores while she "takes it easy." Leda and the Swan is meant to be a serious...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Explain how Charles Causley uses literary effects in his poem, 'The - Explain how Charles Causley uses literary effects in his poem, 'The Cowboy Song. How do they add to the reader's enjoyment. The poet, Charles Causley, and his poem, the Cowboy Song, is about a lonely ghost cowboy. Gradually the poet is telling the reader through the stanzas that the cowboy is died, at 20. The cowboy led a sad life with events like his sister and father fleeing. Charles Causley does this effectively, and this essay is going to explain how the poet uses literary effects like onomatopoeia, alliteration and metaphors, and how these effects add to the reader's enjoyment....   [tags: English Literature] 1287 words
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The Loss of Childhoos in Heaney's Poems - The Loss of Childhoos in Heaney's Poems Seamus Heaney's poems explore the loss of childhood and the cruel awakening into the world of adulthood. Discuss. Seamus Heaney has been described as 'the best Irish poet since Yeats'. He was born on April 13th 1939 and was the eldest of nine children to Margret and Patrick Heaney, at the family farm in Mossbawn. He studied English in Queen's University in Belfast, also in Saint Joseph's College in Belfast, to become a teacher. After many years of writing "Death of a Naturalist" was published in 1966....   [tags: Seamus Heaney Poetry Childhood Essays] 2293 words
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Free Essay: Use of Symbols and Symbolism in Three Green Windows - Use of Symbolism in Three Green Windows Superficially, Anne Sexton's poem Three Green Windows is an account of an old woman daydreaming an the verge of sleep. Upon looking deeper the reader realizes, through the use of general symbolism, the author portrayed the daydreams about a better life by a middle-aged woman, recalling the events of her past, and picturing what her future will be like. The order of the stanzas followed the order of present, past, then future. The organization made the shoreline of the woman falling asleep more realistic....   [tags: Three Green Windows] 531 words
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Tension in Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night - Tension in Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good  Night   Dylan Thomas’s poem "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good  Night", is an urgent plea from Thomas to his dying father, and all men not to give in to death.  Thomas uses himself as the speaker to the make the poem more personal.  The message of the poem is very inspirational.  Throughout the poem, Thomas uses different imagery and language to illustrate the tension between action and inaction.  The first stanza helps summarizes the meaning of the poem, urging old men to fight death.  In the first stanza of the poem Thomas uses assonance, ”Old age should burn and rave at close of day; / Rage, rage against the dying of the light....   [tags: Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night] 669 words
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Love Over the Centuries in Writing - Love Over the Centuries in Writing Compare the different ways and forms in which poets have written about love over the centuries. Love is a universal theme throughout literature from past to modern day. Love has evolved over the centuries, in the way people feel it and show it and so has the way poets have written about love. Over centuries history has changed the values of love and what it is from the French Revolution to the First World War. Always love is an important theme in society therefore in literature....   [tags: Poetry Poets Writing Love Literature Essays] 2311 words
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At Grass by Philip Larkin - In the poem "At grass" by Philip Larkin the poet writes about his encounter with two retired horses. A passage of time is significant in this poem as it is only after the poet thinks back to what the horse’s life was like before it they retired that he has a change of mind and realises that they are probably better off now than they were in the past. The first hint that the poet gives us, is in his title of the poem "At Grass" as this gives the impression that the horses are at rest and away from all the races and secondly lets the reader know that the horses are retired....   [tags: Poetry] 1097 words
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Five Ways to Kill a Man - Five Ways to Kill a Man This poem is divided into 5 different stanzas, all of which involve different ways to die. The poem is written rather coldly and treats death as an every day issue, whilst the rest of us try not to think of such things. It is very dispassionate about life. The final stanza is also a political comment, as if to challenge our thought processes toward our every day life. The first paragraph start with a line that hooks into your brain, “There are many cumbersome ways to kill a man.” This is not a sentence you hear every day to say the least and because of that my subconscious automatically tries to picture someone saying those words....   [tags: Five Ways to Kill a Man Poems Poetry Essays] 650 words
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Horror of War in Dulce et Decorum Est - Horror of War in Dulce et Decorum Est Wilfred Owen's "Dulce et Decorum Est" is a magnificent, and terrible, description of a gas attack suffered by a group of soldiers in World War 1. One of this group is unable to get on his helmet, and suffers horribly. Through his shifting rhythms, dramatic description, and rich, raw images, Owen seeks to convince us that the horror of war far outweighs the patriotic cliches of those who glamorize war. In the first of four stanzas, Owen presents the death-like calm before the storm of the gas attack....   [tags: Dulce et Decorum Est Essays] 460 words
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The Old Lie - Everyone has heard poems, stories, and songs about the glory and heroism of war. It is a common image: strong, noble, courageous soldiers, helping a fallen comrade or sneaking up on the enemy, flying a plane through hostile territory to bring supplies to troops in need, running boldly into the front lines of a battle, or perhaps rescuing innocent civilians from the clutches of whichever evil army threatens them. If a soldier dies, it is bravely and beautifully, while “The Star-Spangled Banner” plays in the background....   [tags: Poetry Analysis] 1048 words
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The Attitude to War in The Charge of the Light Brigade By Alfred Lord Tennyson and Dulce et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen - The Attitude to War in The Charge of the Light Brigade By Alfred Lord Tennyson and Dulce et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen 'Dulce et Decorum Est' and 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' are about battle and soldiers; they portray the experience of war in different ways. Both poems employ visual imagery of battle and the effects on the people. 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' is more about the actions of the whole brigade whereas, 'Dulce et Decorum Est' is focused on the effects of war on individuals....   [tags: Papers] 1464 words
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The Portrayal of War in Lord Byron’s The Destruction of Sennacherib, Wilfred Owen’s Dulce Et Decorum Est and Tennyson’s The Charge of The Light Brigad - The Portrayal of War in Lord Byron’s The Destruction of Sennacherib, Wilfred Owen’s Dulce Et Decorum Est and Tennyson’s The Charge of The Light Brigade We have studied three poems on the subject of different views of war. ‘The Destruction of Sennacherib’ and ‘The Charge of the Light brigade’ were written pre 1914 whereas ‘Dulce Et Decorum Est was written post 1914’. Dulce et decorum est, was written by Wilfred Owen, and is meant to portray the harshness of the first world war. This was mainly to combat writers such as Jesse Pope, who portrayed the war as “a game”....   [tags: Papers] 1769 words
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Analysis of Poem An Arundel Tomb by Philip Larkin - ‘An Arundel Tomb’, by Philip Larkin, is written to preserve the image portrayed by a sculpture located on a tomb in Arundel. The poet uses this poem to convey the feelings, which the sight of this tomb induces for him. The whole poem itself is describing how an idea or identity in history is preserved through this sculpture. The poem consists of seven stanzas, mostly in trochaic tetrameter. The rhyming pattern for each stanza is ABBCAC. ‘Side by side,’ immediately brings forth the idea of the union of the sculptures around which this poem’s conclusion is based....   [tags: essays research papers] 1798 words
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A Comparison of Nooligan by Roger McGough with Street Boy by Gareth Owen - A Comparison of Nooligan by Roger McGough with Street Boy by Gareth Owen The poems "Nooligan" by Roger McGough and "Street Boy" by Gareth Owen both describe teenage hooligans. They both use distinct diction in their poems to project a certain image of hooliganism. There are similarities between the two poems, most clearly in their theme, but there are also slight differences between the poems as well. Firstly, both poems consist of four stanzas. In "Nooligan" all four stanzas are five lines long and in "Street Boy" all four stanzas are four lines long....   [tags: Papers] 900 words
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Overhead In County Slogi and Woman Work - "Woman Work" by Maya Angelou and "Overheard in County Sigo" by Gillian Clarke In this essay I am going to discuss two poems. "Woman Work" written by Maya Angelou, is about a woman who works all the time and just wants to rest. The second poem is called "overheard in County Sigo" written by Gillian Clarke which is about a married woman having a conversation with her friend about her life and looking back at what her ambitions were. "Woman Work" is a regular 5 stanza, rhyming poem, It is set in southern USA....   [tags: Woman Work Maya Angelou] 812 words
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Analysis of Li-Young Lee’s Persimmons - Analysis of Li-Young Lee’s Persimmons The speaker in Li-Young Lee’s poem “Persimmons” has been clearly raised in a bi-lingual, bi-cultural atmosphere. His experiences, although not entirely positive, have helped him grow into the man he is today. By using sensory imagery and “precise” diction along with the informal stanza structure, the speaker shows the reader that, despite his bi-cultural past, he now has realized, thanks to his experiences, that some of the most important things are not “visible” and that he is indeed proud of his ethnicity....   [tags: Lee Persimmons Essays]
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Mid-term Break by Seamus Heaney - Mid-term Break by Seamus Heaney I sat all morning in the college sick bay Counting bells knelling classes to a close. At two o'clock our neighbors drove me home. In the porch I met my father crying-- He had always taken funerals in his stride-- And Big Jim Evans saying it was a hard blow. The baby cooed and laughed and rocked the pram When I came in, and I was embarrassed By old men standing up to shake my hand And tell me they were "sorry for my trouble," Whispers informed strangers I was the eldest, Away at school, as my mother held my hand In hers and coughed out angry tearless sighs....   [tags: Papers] 620 words
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The Lesson and Mid-term Break - Introduction to The Lesson and Mid-term Break "The Lesson" tells the story of a 10 year old boy who has lost his father in the duration of school time. It goes on the say he's trapped and although he feels grief for the death of his father he realises that he can use the death to "bind the bullies' fist". "Mid-Term Break" is about the loss of a brother. It goes on to say that life goes on even though he has lost his brother and he witnesses things he does not normally experience (his father crying)....   [tags: English Literature] 1855 words
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Love in Valentine and The Flea - Love in Valentine and The Flea Through a close analysis of language, structure and theme, compare and contrast the poets' attitude to love in Valentine and The Flea. The poem "The Flea" is about a man trying to cunningly argue a woman into bed. John Donne's "The Flea" was a metaphysical poem, written most probably, to entertain an audience of men; this was called a coterie, which was a group of like-minded individuals who cleverly wrote for each other's amusement. This poem was written sometime in the 17th century where religion was extremely important and sex before marriage frowned upon....   [tags: The Flea John Donne Carol Ann Duffy Essays] 2313 words
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Ballad of Pearl May Lee in Gwendolyn Brook's Street in Bronzeville - Ballad of Pearl May Lee in Gwendolyn Brook's Street in Bronzeville Gwendolyn Brook’s “Ballad of Pearl May Lee” came from her book called Street in Bronzeville. This book exemplifies Brook’s “dual place in American literature” (Smith, 2). It is associated with Modernist poetry, as well as the Harlem Renaissance. This book is known for its theme of victimizing the poor, black woman. “Ballad of Pearl May Lee” is a poem that uses tone to represent the complex mood of the ballad. While tone and mood are often used interchangeably, there are differences even though they often work together in a poem....   [tags: Ballad Pearl Gwendolyn Brook Street Essays]
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William Wordswoth's I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud versus The Solitary Reaper - I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud and The Solitary Reaper are both written by William Wordsworth and enjoy great popularity among the readers. When reading the two poems, the readers can feel that the tones of them are different. I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud affects the readers with the happiness of the daffodils, while The Solitary Reaper transfers a sense of sadness. Apart from the language of the poems and the figures of speech used, the use of sound and stanza also contributes a lot to the creation of different tones....   [tags: essays research papers] 963 words
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Critical Analysis of The Indifferent by John Donne - Critical Analysis of "The Indifferent" by John Donne "The Indifferent" by John Donne is a relatively simple love poem in comparison to his other, more complicated works. In this poem, "he presents a lover who regards constancy as a 'vice' and promiscuity as the path of virtue and good sense" (Hunt 3). Because of Donne's Christian background, this poem was obviously meant to be a comical look at values that were opposite the ones held by Christians. According to Clay Hunt, "['The Indifferent'] is probably quite an early poem because of the simplicity and obviousness of its literary methods, its untroubled gaiety, and its pose of libertinism, which all suggest that Donne wrote [the poem] whe...   [tags: Indifferent John Donne Essays Papaers]
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The True Victory - The struggle to do what is right can be seen in many works of literature. In Prometheus, Lord Byron describes this struggle by retelling the tale of the mythological figure Prometheus. Byron uses literary techniques, rhyme and structure to develop his opinion on the struggle. Byron expands on the idea that working for the greater good, even if it means receiving punishment afterwards, will result in the ultimate reward. Byron is known for his use of “Byronic heroes” in his poetic works. These heroes are said to be flawed because they exhibit strength but lose something in return (Allen)....   [tags: Poetry Analysis]
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Analysis of The Moose - Analysis of The Moose Elizabeth Bishop's "The Moose" is a narrative poem of 168 lines. Its twenty-eight six-line stanzas are not rigidly structured. Lines vary in length from four to eight syllables, but those of five or six syllables predominate. The pattern of stresses is lax enough almost to blur the distinction between verse and prose; the rhythm is that of a low-keyed speaking voice hovering over the descriptive details. The eyewitness account is meticulous and restrained. The poem concerns a bus traveling to Boston through the landscape and towns of New Brunswick....   [tags: Elizabeth Bishop The Moose Essays] 1407 words
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Analysis of The Charge of the Light Brigade - Analysis of The Charge of the Light Brigade This particular poem deals with the unfortunate mistake of Battle of Balaclava in 1854. In an attempt to retrieve their stolen firearms, the British, lead by Lord Raglen, took their light cavalry to the innocent Turkish territory, rather than the guilty Russians. In self-defence Turkey protect themselves by attacking the British troops causing hundreds of deaths but "not, not the six hundred". Tennyson uses various techniques to involve the reader more personally....   [tags: Victorian Society Lord Tennyson Essays] 1092 words
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Critical Appreciation of Auden's Funeral Blues - Although it is not seen at first, Funeral blues can be portrayed and understood in many different ways. Auden could be writing about the death of a public figure, as he writes about 'white necks of the public doves' and the 'traffic policemen'. Another interpretation is that Auden wrote this poem about his loss of faith in God. This would explain the use of a capital H is ?He Is Dead?. A reference to God could also be found in the line 'my Sunday rest' (Sunday being the Sabbath day). Although these ideas could be equally argued, I still believe that Auden wrote this poem while mourning the loss of his lover....   [tags: essays research papers] 387 words
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Comparing War Poems - Comparing War Poems Died of Wounds and Suicide in the Trenches are two poems, which I will be comparing the similarities and differences, which were written by the same author. Both these poems were written by a person called Siegfried Sasson, who wrote most of his poems during the World War One, which outlined how bad the war was to those at home after suffering from being Shell Shocked. I will be comparing the language it uses, ideas it contains and the way it is structured between both poems, which Siegfried Sasson uses to demonstrate that war is evil, and should be stopped....   [tags: Papers] 789 words
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Explication of John Donne's The Flea - On the surface, John Donne’s poem “The Flea” dramatizes the conflict between two people on the issue of premarital sex, however, under the surface, the poem uses religious imagery to seduce the woman into having sex. The speaker in this poem is a man, who is strategically trying to convince a woman to have premarital sex with him through the conceit based on a flea, however, the coy lady has thus far yielded to his lustful desires. The speaker’s argument has the form of logic, which contradicts to its outrageous content....   [tags: essays research papers] 1079 words
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A Comparison of ‘To His Coy Mistress’ by Andrew Marvell and ‘Cousin Kate’ by Christina Rossetti - A Comparison of ‘To His Coy Mistress’ by Andrew Marvell and ‘Cousin Kate’ by Christina Rossetti Andrew Marvell (1621-1678) was a British writer. He was a poet during the Renaissance period. He was one of the metaphysical poets, known for his works like ‘To His Coy Mistress’. He was an assistant to John Milton and a Member of Parliament. Christina Rossetti (1830-1894) was a British writer. She was one of the greatest Victorian poets. She lived a reclusive life and was educated at home....   [tags: Papers] 1291 words
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