POEMS! POEMS EVERYWHERE!
(Three Favorite Poems From This Semester)
Poems! Poems EVERYWHERE! No matter where I turn, there 's a poem! No matter where I run there’s a poem! Everywhere, you can’t run from poems there, always there, and there are always more being created, everyday, of every hour! Course, there are some poems that, aren’t so bad. Some can be pretty interesting, intense and reach deep into your soul! During my first semester of senior year in Mr. McGee 's class, we have read lots and lots of poems, some boring, some interesting and some just like “WHAAAT?!?!?”, but I had some favorites, such as; Demon Lover by Elizabeth Bowen, Ah, Are You Digging My Grave? by Thomas Hardy, and Not Waving but Drowning by Stevie Smith.
Initially. my first favorite poem from this first semester in Mr. McGee 's class is Demon Lover by Elizabeth Bowen. This story ran shivers down my spin, and not in a good way. The shivers were the “freaky, scary” shiver that you get when you are in a spooky, scary place. Course, I just had to put this as one of my favorite poems, because it was pretty freaky and scary. Firstly, when Mrs. Drover first enters her locked up home in London during World War II, she finds a letter with no return address and wonders how on earth that letter got there especially with her housekeeper gone for vacation. Turns out the letter that mysteriously got there was from her dead/missing fiancé who has come back to her to fulfil the promise they made to each other 25 years ago when he left for War in Vietnam. Oh the dramatic irony, course she’s, ALREADY MARRIED TO WILLIAM DOVER! Oh well, doesn’t matter to her ex fiancé. Secondly, after she reads the letter she attempts to figure out what time is he coming for her...
... middle of paper ...
...rom her deceased fiancé of 25 years comes back for her to complete their promise they made to each other before he left for Vietnam. Ah, Are You Digging My Grave? because it was absolutely funny on how she named her husband, her kin, and her enemy of who she thought would be digging on her grave, when, it turns out that it was none of them, but her dog, who totally forgot that she was buried there and was only digging there to bury a bone for later if he’s hungry. Not Waving but Drowning because it reminds me of how I am able to put a fake smile on and instead of waving, as everyone thinks I am, but instead I’m drowning in my own depression. Out of all the poems that we have read this semester in Mr. McGee’s class; Demon Lover by Elizabeth Bowen, Ah, Are You Digging My Grave? by Thomas Hardy, and Not Waving but Drowning by Stevie Smith were my three favorite poems.
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- “I was a poet and didn’t know because my feet were such long fellows.” This is a phrase that comes to mind when someone references Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. In a composition class, Vaccaro once said, “Longfellow is pretty much absent from most primary schools’ and high schools’ curriculums, and forgotten from many undergraduate and graduate schools’ study programs. Longfellow is not given the appreciation he deserves.” In the case of Longfellow, I agree that he is underappreciated. A Psalm of Life is an amazingly uplifting and optimistic poem from a young man’s perspective on how life should be lived.... [tags: Future, Present, Stanza, Time]
1787 words (5.1 pages)
- The first world war, also known by the natives of Canada as the Great War, was one of the most brutal, horrific, and tragic wars in human history. In order to help fight this war, Canada forced thousands of Native citizens to fight in a war that was not theirs to fight. These men fought alongside British and American soldiers, and over the course of the war many stories and tales were written. One notable piece of work from the Great War is the poem “The Night Patrol,” written by Arthur Graeme West.... [tags: World War I, Trench warfare, World War II]
2153 words (6.2 pages)
- “What is the purest color in the world?”— Undoubtedly, many people will answer: “White.” Truly, there is no color purer than white. White is an angel with the purest soul. Oppositely, people may think of black, the color that is considered to be evil, terrified and hopeless. However, there is another meaning of black and white. Obviously, some wars with weapons are destroying so many lives in some parts of the world while the racism is killing uncountable souls in everywhere of the world at anytime.... [tags: Black people, Race, Racism, White people]
1270 words (3.6 pages)
- “What is the purest color in the world?” — Undoubtedly, many people will answer: “White.” Truly, there is no color purer than white. White is an angel with the purest soul. Oppositely, people may think of black, the color that is considered to be evil, terrified and hopeless. However, there is another meaning of black and white. Obviously, some wars with weapons are destroying so many lives in some parts of the world while the racism is killing uncountable souls in everywhere in the world at any time.... [tags: Black people, Race, Racism, White people]
1271 words (3.6 pages)
- Most of us wake up in the morning and carry out our daily routines of getting ready and preparing ourselves for the day ahead of us, or the things of this world. Richard Wilbur’s poem takes into consideration the things that happen before our alarm clock rings, waking us in a foggy daze. If our souls can cling on to a world full of floating angels, why bother waking up and getting out of bed in the first place. As Richard Wilbur suggests in the title of his poem, the answer is love. Love can motivate us to do all sorts crazy of things.... [tags: Soul, Spirit, Mind, Angel]
1226 words (3.5 pages)
- Many people while reading poems take the blunt force of what is being said word by word, but that is where people go wrong. Poetry is deep and meaningful pieces of literature making understanding poems very challenging for some people. The most misunderstood poem ever written would have to be Robert Frost’s poem “The Road Not Taken” mainly because people seem to be individualized and not read into the irony Robert Frost is telling. Being able to go deeper into your own thoughts and thinking outside of the box to find the true meaning of what is being said is how you figure out what the authors are trying to say.... [tags: Linguistics, Meaning of life, Meaning, Poetry]
1209 words (3.5 pages)
- In William Wordsworth’s poem, “Composed Upon Westminster Bridge September 3, 1802”, Wordsworth analyzes a beautiful day in London. The first eight lines are composed of a single sentence. The speaker describes what he sees on a particular day on Westminster Bridge. Wordsworth begins by saying, “Earth has not anything to show more fair:” (1). This line tells the reader that this is going to be a nature poem, because he is saying that this sight is the most beautiful thing this earth has to offer.... [tags: Sonnet, Poetry, Composed upon Westminster Bridge]
1053 words (3 pages)
- Everyone is judged. It does not matter who they are or what they do with their lives, somebody somewhere makes an assumption about them based on appearances. Peter, the main focus of Mark Doty’s poem “Tiara”, was a cross-dresser. Being outside of the “social norm” made Peter an easy target for bullying and judgment. He was not normal in the slightest, but no one really is. Yet, society expects people to conform to this idea of what people really should be. No one honestly fits that mold, especially not Peter.... [tags: poem analysis]
707 words (2 pages)
- The style of writing in Aproaching an Aschwitz Survivor is simply superb. Oral history is not emotionless and disconnected like some ancient bill of sale or rusty sword. Certainly those things have value to the understanding of the past, but they are inanimate. They cannot answer questions and do not provide the vast wealth of knowledge that a personal account can. So with that difference being so drastic the way in which knowledge gained from oral history is presented there is and should be a difference in how it is presented.... [tags: Knowledge, Understanding]
1292 words (3.7 pages)
- The Value of Roots The era of the American Revolution was a time of great nationalism, hope, and unity. People who were once only colonists were now citizens of a new and exciting nation. As the years wore on, however, the citizens of the United States were faced with the reality of building a country. The nation strove to find a place for itself, to become secure against the power of the rest of the world. Industry grew along with the population, but what the new country gained in strength it lost in spirit.... [tags: Poem Poetry Poetic Poems Essays]
1347 words (3.8 pages)