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A Connectionist Model of Poetic Meter

- A Connectionist Model of Poetic Meter Abstract. Traditional analyses of meter are hampered by their inability to image the interaction of various elements which affect the stress patterns of a line of poetry or provide a system of notation fully amenable to computational analysis. To solve these problems, the connectionist models of James McClelland and David Rumelhart in Explorations in Parallel Distributed Processing (1988) are applied to the analysis of English poetic meter....   [tags: Poetry Writing Essays]

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Applications of a Connectionist Model of Poetic Meter to Problems in Generative Metrics

- Applications of a Connectionist Model of Poetic Meter to Problems in Generative Metrics Meter is one of the most distinctive formal features of English verse. Yet theoretical approaches to metrical analysis have proved problematical for a number of reasons. Traditional metrics, based upon scansion systems derived from Latin forms, is strong and flexible in its ability to describe individual units of a line, but fails to describe well the dynamics of the line as a whole and the lexical and syntactic structures which underlie that line....   [tags: Poem Poetry Poet Meter Metrics Essays]

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A Conversation With Someone Whose First Language

- If you have ever had a conversation with someone whose first language is not the same as your own, you are probably familiar with the idea that there are certain words and phrases that do not translate perfectly from one language to another. This conflict is usually a matter of one language having a single word or succinct phrase for a concept which another language might need an entire sentence to capture. When I was ten, my parents hosted Thanksgiving dinner at our home. Toward the end of the evening, my grandmother asked my grandfather if he wanted to go for a walk....   [tags: Poetry, Translation, Poetic form, Meter]

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The Virgins, Make Much Of Time By Robert Herrick

- “To the Virgins, Make Much of Time” Poem Analysis Essay "To the Virgins, Make Much of Time" is a lyric poem that at first reading seems to call young woman to enjoy life while they are young. Robert Herrick 's poem focuses on the idea of Carpe Diem, which roughly translates as seizing the day, Carpe Diem. William Penn 's words, "Time is what we want most, but what we use worst." The title of the poem begins to address the virgins (specifically). To "make much of time" is both to make something happen while time is passing and to pay attention to its passage....   [tags: Poetry, Poetic form, Rhyme, Meter]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' The Ode Of The West Wind '

- Second, the terza rima scheme helps the narrator to express his thoughts. In A Defense of Poetry, Shelley states that there exists harmony between the language that poets employ and the sounds that are contained in each word because both sounds and thoughts are intertwined to convey the message that they attempt to represent (763). In other words, there exists a close proximity between the sense of words and their sound; it is the enchainment of both ideas and sounds that creates an effect of harmony....   [tags: Poetry, Poetic form, Meter, Syllable]

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Analysis Of John Donne 's ' A Broken Heart '

- The Speaker’s Changes in Attitudes in “A Broken Heart” In “A Broken Heart,” John Donne reveals the speaker’s unusual attitude toward love through language, imagery, and form. The speaker regards love as a relentless, powerful, and cruel monster that transcends human control. Personification and dramatic monologue help the reader to understand the speaker’s warped perspective of love. Meter, rhyme scheme and pattern also emphasize the unstable tone in each octave. After the first two stanzas, the speaker’s attitude shifts from exaggerated rage to withdrawn grief....   [tags: Poetry, Love, Meter, Poetic form]

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Analysis Of Poem Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening

- The title of Robert Frost’s lyric poem “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”, conjures mental imagery of a remote country lane with a nearby wood. They are filled with increasing shadows as the last light of day fades away. Snow falls gently and quietly upon the landscape, inviting a traveler to stop for a moment to view the scenery beside him. This carefully worded title paints a clear picture of the setting in which the poem takes place. Although the imagery and its associated feelings will be different for each reader, the title suggests taking time to put aside other endeavors for a brief moment to enjoy a spectacle of nature....   [tags: Poetry, Poetic form, Rhyme, Meter]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' The Billy Collins '

- The Billy Collins, in the poem “Introduction to Poetry” renowned professor and writer, explains the teaching poetry’s act. He lists the several methods he would resemble his students to think about poetry. “I ask them to take a poem and hold it up to the light like a color slide.” (line 1-3) In this 1st stanza of the introduction to poetry’s central view is established. We have a chatterer. In this example, we can take up that the narrator is Collins himself. It is clear that when Collins says “I ask them ....   [tags: Poetry, Poetic form, Refrain, Meter]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' La Migra '

- La Migra La Migra is a poem about two children a girl and a boy, who are playing a game about Mexicans crossing the American border. This poem is divided in two stanzas, because it expresses two different points of view; the girls point of view that is pretty much as the point of view an Hispanic or any immigrant would have, and the boys point of view that would be the point of view a racist border patrol or just anyone racist would have. Change in the point of view of the two children implies realism into the poem La Migra....   [tags: Poetry, Meter, United States, Poetic form]

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Different Elements Of Poetic Language

- Whether it is poetry from William Shakespeare to Edgar Allan Poe, all poets use different elements of poetic language to present a message for their audience. Some believe that myths and allusions are important aspects of a well written to poem, while others do not think there is a reliance on these components. In the two poems, Social Notes II by Francis Reginald Scott and Poetry by Marianne Moore, they present the side where myths and allusions are not key for a strong poem. This is shown through clear and blunt arguments, being equally as express fully strong as a poem with myths and allusions, and the use of strong themes and motifs to present the poet’s point....   [tags: Poetry, Edgar Allan Poe, Meter, Literature]

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Interpretation of Poetic Sound

- Understanding the Speaker’s Voice: Through Interpretation of Poetic Sound Classical, Early European, Eastern and Modern poetry share structural similarities in their use of rhythm, meter and rhyme; however, sound plays a more subtle role for purposes of interpretation. Poets combine structured rhythmic patterns and the formal arrangement of words with devices such as alliteration to create images in the reader’s mind. Two contrasting poems written by William Blake titled “The Lamb” from Songs of Innocence (1789) and “The Tyger” from Songs of Experience (1794), effectively illustrate how the fundamental use of poetic structure, selective alliteration and imagery, accentuates the underly...   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Expanding Poetic Consciousness : Shakespeare, Thomas Gray And Mary Collier

- Brian Baglioni Professor Tague BRL: Epic to Novel-01 11-20-15 Expanding Poetic Consciousness: Shakespeare, Thomas Gray and Mary Collier From the 16th century to the 18th century, the convention and content of poetry was in flux. It was constantly subject to change as poets developed their own unique understanding of the world around them, highlighting realities of the world that were previously ignored or neglected and reflecting these ideas in their poetry. Shakespeare, Thomas Gray and Mary Collier are examples of poets who challenged the accepted traditions of poetic convention....   [tags: Sonnet, Poetry, Shakespeare's sonnets]

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A Poetic Approach to Racial Equality

- "I, Too Sing America" is one of many poems written by Langston Hughes that focuses on African American culture. Written in the 20th century, America was moving toward the climax of the civil rights movement. "I, Too Sing America" responds to "I Hear America Singing" by Walt Whitman. Langston Hughes became famous during the Harlem Renaissance because of his many poems written about African American lifestyle. This particular poem looks into what many black people hoped their future would look like....   [tags: Langston Hughes, I, Too Sing America]

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The Poetic Devices of Langston Hughes

- The great advantage of poetry is that with the right choice of words, it can capture a whole scene in just one line of a stanza. It has the ability to offer hope from a painful experience and is something that a person can identify with; almost as if the poet and the reader become one. In his two poems, “Mother to Son” and “Harlem”, Langston Hughes, shines light on the life and struggles of African-Americans (“The Poetry”). While the theme of both poems is centered on perseverance, Hughes skillfully uses figurative language, tone, and form and structure differently in each poem to depict the same message....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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21st Century View of Death, through the Eyes of Emily Dickinson

- Throughout Emily Dickinson’s life she has created an array of poems. Although many of the poems that she had written were not published till after she was dead; ironically, many of her poems revolve around the subject of death. The two poems that are being examined and represent the idea, theme, and observations revolving around death. Many writers try to understand if Dickinson was exacerbated, excited or curios about the states, myths, and deplores that surround the stigma of about death. In read several articles about the concept of death to miss Dickinson; many people wanted to know why she has written many poems revolving the subject of death....   [tags: Poet, Poetic Analysis, Literary Analysis]

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Imperfection and Love in Blake’s ‘The Sick Rose’ and H.D.’s ‘Sea Rose’

- William Blake’s poem ‘The Sick Rose’ and H.D.’s poem ‘Sea Rose’ both deal with the imagery of a flawed rose, yet their imperfections arise from different origins. They share the same subject of the rose, make use of sonic elements of poetry and employ clear, descriptive language, however these components create a different tone and atmosphere in each poem. Blake’s poem addresses the rose and its relationship to the worm, establishing that the rose’s faults arise from this relationship. In contrast to this, H.D.’s poem examines the sea rose’s weakness with respect to the ordinary rose, yet these shortcomings of the rose are a product of nature rather then the rose’s own....   [tags: literary and poetic analysis]

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The Day Lady Died By Frank O ' Hara

- The Day Lady Died As one first reads Frank O 'Hara 's poem "The Day Lady Died," it may seem like a short and straightforward poem that does have much meaning to it. When the poem begins, a man is simply going about his day and performing basic everyday actions. The poem becomes slightly more out of the ordinary towards the second half of the poem, but it is quite hard to interpret what is occurring. However, as one begins to pick up on context clues and perhaps research certain parts of the poem, their view on the poem may change and they may discover aspects that they did not at first pick up on....   [tags: Poetry, Rhyme, Stanza, Poetic form]

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Shakespeare 's Sonnet As A Love Poem, But Is It?

- Shakespeare’s Sonnet Eighteen is regarded as a love poem, but is it. Initially, it seems that Shakespeare’s subject’s beauty will be everlasting, though the speaker then reveals that only his writing will stand the test of time. Evidence of Shakespeare writing this poem to praise himself occurs throughout the entire poem. In the third quatrain, he personifies death and states that death will not ‘brag’ to power over the subject. By acknowledging that only the stylized aspects of his subject’s beauty that can be captured in verse will survive, not the earthly beauty suggested by the summer’s day, the speaker suggests that he values his own poetic powers more than the actual beauty of his su...   [tags: Poetry, Iambic pentameter, Iamb, Poetic form]

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Samuel Coleridge's Kubla Khan and the Unconscious

- Samuel Coleridge's Kubla Khan and the Unconscious Samuel Coleridge’s poem Kubla Khan is a metaphorical journey through a complex labyrinth of symbols and images that represent the unconscious and seemingly troubled mind. It is a voyage that continually spirals downward toward uncharted depths, while illustrating the unpredictable battle between the conscious and the unconscious that exists inside every individual. Moreover, the poem appears to follow a dreamlike sequence past numerous, vivid images that are mainly artificial recreations of the narrator’s (most likely Coleridge’s) previous thoughts and experiences....   [tags: Poetic Poet Poem Essays]

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Shakespeare 's Sonnet As A Love Poem, But Is It?

- Shakespeare’s Sonnet Eighteen is normally regarded as a love poem, but is it. While the speaker is comparing his lover to a summer’s day in Sonnet Eighteen, Shakespeare’s speaker argues that his verse will allow his love to be immortalized, while even the most beautiful of summer days can fade into night. It initially seems that his subject’s beauty will be everlasting, though the speaker then reveals that only his own writing will stand the test of time. Evidence of Shakespeare writing this poem for the purpose of praising himself occurs throughout the entirety of the poem....   [tags: Poetry, Iambic pentameter, Iamb, Poetic form]

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`` It Couldn 't Be Done By Edgar Guest

- “It Couldn’t Be Done” by Edgar Guest discusses the importance of perseverance and self reliance in a world filled with negativity. The poem includes imagery, symbolism, connotation, form, and sound devices to contribute to the overall topic of motivation. To begin, Guest uses both literal and figurative imagery to emphasize the positive spirit in the poem. The literal image “with a lift of his chin and a bit of a grin” (Guest, 13) describes how the character does not let the negativity from others destroy him....   [tags: Poetry, Rhyme, Rhyme scheme, Poetic form]

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William Shakespeare 's Sonnet - The Power Of A Sonnet

- “Even if you walk exactly the same route each time - as with a sonnet - the events along the route cannot be imagined to be the same from day to day, as the poet 's health, sight, his anticipations, moods, fears, thoughts cannot be the same.” The power of a sonnet is endless and can produce a different message every time it has been analyzed. A sonnet is a one-stanza poem of a short fourteen lines. Sonnets are composed in two main forms: the English sonnet or the Italian sonnet. Renaissance lyric poetry is centered on the importance of English and Italian sonnets....   [tags: Poetry, Sonnet, Poetic form, Iambic pentameter]

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William Wordsworth's Nuns Fret Not

- I before e except after c, avoid omitting serial commas, and never EVER let a participle dangle. Those who choose to write are perhaps too familiar with these specific rules. Some are tedious, some are almost impossible to remember, yet all help the author to create lucid writing so her point may be established. For poetry, the case is no different. There are various forms to choose from, versatile meters to pace the reader, and the ability to layer information to gradually make a point. Some forms can be generous in what they allow the author to do, and in William Wordsworth’s “Nuns Fret Not” the author admits that forms can be restricting in meter, rhyme, and length....   [tags: Poetic Analysis]

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The Poetry of e.e. cummings

- The Poetry of e.e. cummings The poems to come are for you and for me and are not for most people. --it's no use trying to pretend that mostpeople and ourselves are alike. Mostpeople have less in common with ourselves than the squarerootofminusone. You and I are human beings;mostpeople are snobs. Take the matter of being born. What does being born mean to mostpeople. Catastrophe unmitigated. Socialrevolution. The cultured aristocrat yanked out of his hyperexclusively ultravoluptuous superpalazzo, and dumped into an incredibly vulgar detentioncamp swarming with every conceivable species of undesirable organism....   [tags: Poet Poetry Poem Poetic Essays]

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William Shakespeare 's Poem ' My Mistress ' Eyes Are Nothing Like The Sun ``

- A poem is a piece of writing that expresses emotions, life experiences, personal observation, and individual thoughts about life, love, and friendship of poets. Moreover, poem is usually written in separate lines, using chosen, figurative words and poetic devices such as alliteration, simile, metaphor, and rhythm to create sound and imagery for poems. To illustrate, the poem “My Mistress’ Eyes are Nothing Like the Sun” written by a famous poet, William Shakespeare, is the particular love poem. In this poem, Shakespeare uses his sonnet style, along with other poetic devices such as simile to describe his love toward his ordinary mistress....   [tags: Poetry, Sonnet, Iambic pentameter, Meter]

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Literary Analysis : Poetry By The Patricia Smith Says It 's `` Everything Sentences Can 't Say

- To become poetry a piece of literature must have a certain social dislike to it, it might even be something that most people would look at and groan if they have to read it or be called poetry by educational standards. “I once asked a room of high-school kids to define poetry, and everyone just stared at me. One kid said the dictionary’s definition was “not prose.” In fact, many like to describe it by what it’s not. National Book Award finalist Patricia Smith says it’s “everything sentences can’t say.”“(By Robb Q....   [tags: Poetry, Meter, Samuel Taylor Coleridge]

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Poem Analysis : Spring And All By William Carlos Williams

- Poetry is expressed through different styles and formats. Each author wants to inject the reader into the writings through style and tone. The first style discussed is the open form poetry. Open form poetry does not have a specific pattern relating to line length, rhyming of words, and meter. The poem “Spring and All” written by William Carlos Williams is an example of what open form poetry is. This poem is about the death of nature and how new life will emerge once nature awakens. New life emerges cold and uncertain as a new season dawns....   [tags: Poetry, Love, Poetic form]

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The Sidney's and Their Love Stories

- The Sidney’s and Their Love Stories There is an obvious connection between the sonnet sequence of Lady Mary Worth’s Pamphilia to Amphilanthus and Sir Philip Sidney’s Astrophil and Stella. Not only are these sonnets sequence are similar because they are about two lovers, but there are also many sonnets from both sequences that can be related in context, rhyme and emotions. In particular sonnet seven in Pamphilia to Amphilanthus and sonnet fifty-three in Astrophil and Stella are relatable in several aspects....   [tags: Sonnets, Poetic Analysis, Comparisons]

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Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman: Dissimilar Poets Establish Unique Writing Style

- Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman both were American poets who lived in the 19th century who strayed from the traditional style of writing poetry and formed their own individual style of writing which became the unique American style of poetry. Their lifestyles and writing styles were extremely different, as they shared little in common. The dissimilarities in these two poets are in the way they composed their poems and possibly in the content of the poems. Whitman established a unique style in the form of using free verse and Dickinson in her peculiar use of punctuation to establish her unique style of poetry....   [tags: American Poets, Poetic Analysis]

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Dancing around the Truth of My Papa’s Waltz

- The poem, “My Papa’s Waltz” by Theodore Roethke, is about a boy reminiscing about an incidence with his father. From the beginning, this poem states the conflict between a father and son involved in a rambunctious dance, but as it continues, the story suggests the dance may actually be a physical altercation. Within the line, “Such waltzing was not easy,” is the proposal this is not a singular incident, but rather a routine ritual between the boy and his father (Line 4). The speaker is an adult recollecting, to himself as the audience, a childhood memory of an incident with his father....   [tags: Theodore Roethke, Poetic Analysis]

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Walt Whitman: Poetic Realist

- Walt Whitman – Poetic Realist Walt Whitman, one of the great American poets of the 19th and 20th centuries, was inspired to further his passion and talent for writing by what some would refer to as a call to action, by the writer Ralph Waldo Emerson. Emerson, known in his time as an “American Transcendentalist” writer, called poets of the mid 1800s into action with his essay entitled: “The Poet.” The fact that Walt Whitman, considered a realist poet, was inspired in part by this transcendentalist perfectly illustrates the constant progression of literary styles of that time....   [tags: transcendentalism, poetic analysis]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' Crossing The Bar '

- Since its original publication in 1889, Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s “Crossing the Bar” consistently appears as the final poem in all collections of his work. Written late in Tennyson’s life, the poem seems to serve as a reflection on the inevitability of death while being simultaneously inviting, as the poem asks for the audience not to mourn in a traditional sense. Unlike many of Tennyson’s other works, this poem does not fully envelop the audience in a sense of melancholy; instead, “Crossing the Bar” invites a stronger, more final contemplation on the cyclical nature of life and death....   [tags: Poetry, Rhyme, Poetic form, Iamb]

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I Heard A Fly Buzz By Emily Dickinson

- The poem, “I heard a Fly buzz”, written by Emily Dickinson is written in perfect iambic meter. The first and third lines in each of the four stanzas are written in iambic tetrameter. The second and the fourth lines are iambic trimeter. This iambic meter gives the poem a smooth flow when being read. Emily Dickinson wasn 't a poet of her time period because she chose to use a writing form that differed from the norm. She used the perfect iambic meter to convey the idea of peace that is used throughout the poem....   [tags: Poetry, Death, Poetic form, Life]

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Chapter 8 Of Through The Eyes Of A Child By Donna E. Norton

- The main objectives in chapter 8 of Through the Eyes of a Child by Donna E. Norton are rhythmic patterns of language and teaching with poetry. Under the first main objective the chapter coved value of poetry for children. Poetry playa very important role in educating children because they bring and learn new understanding of the world they live in. Children share feelings, experiences, and visions with others through poetry. Poetry has so many values, but I will only mention some to get the idea of the value of poetry in our world today....   [tags: Poetry, Poetic form, Rhyme, Sonnet]

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Leonardo Dreams of Hid Flying Machine

- Charles Alan Sylvestri’s poem “Leonardo dreams of hid flying machine” is a dramatic story of hope and optimism that takes the listener on a great adventure into the great unknown. Leonardo functions as the agonist of the poem who is “tormented” by his need to fly and touch the sky. Finally, after much planning and determination Leonardo takes a great leap of faith with his flying machine and his dreams of flight are consummated. In order to fully encapsulate Leonardo’s conquest of the almighty heavens it would only be fitting to have the text set to a full orchestra accompanied by a SATB choir....   [tags: Charles Alan Sylvestri, Poetic Analysis]

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Analysis of Annabel Lee

- In a Kingdom by the Sea There is nothing quite like a first love. The emotions are fresh and feel stronger and stranger than anything before; it is almost magical. For most, the feelings of a first love can seem quite difficult to capture in words but Edgar Allan Poe proves himself able in his poem "Annabel Lee". The poem, considered a ballad by most, honors the memory of Poe's deceased wife, Virginia, who died two years prior to him writing the poem. While the death of a beautiful woman is a common theme in Poe's writing, “Annabel Lee” presents a deeper theme of eternal love through the use of imagery and a unique use of the many elements of poetry. By using imagery, Poe allows what th...   [tags: Edgar Allen Poe, Poetic Analysis]

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‘America’ by Walt Whitman.

- Thesis statement When you look back, no American author is more influencing then Walt Whitman. He is celebrated as the father of free verse. We are going to take a look at just one poem and I hope you are as influenced as I am about this poem. It is called America. Whitman is deemed to be a successor to Shakespeare and Virgil. He arose from the Long Island and grew up in Brooklyn where he a small amount of formal education. During his life, he worked as a printer, editor, schoolteacher, and reporter....   [tags: History of Poem, Poet, Poetic Analysis]

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Powerful Or Helpless : The Ruse Of Choice With Meticulous

- “Powerful or Helpless: The Ruse of Choice with Meticulous Nuance” Poem 303, or “The Soul selects her own Society,” is a strong poem written by Emily Dickinson. Dickinson creates a strong, unmoving voice belonging to “the Soul” who is supposedly choosing her companionships, but there are small nuances that may cause one to read the poem in various ways. The poem may be read with a tone that is godly and/or royal. It may also be read as the Soul having a choice on her companionships or the ruse of having a choice....   [tags: Poetry, Rhyme, Poetic form, Half rhyme]

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The Road Not Taken By Robert Frost

- Robert Frost, author of “The Road Not Taken” and many other renowned poems, was born on March 26, 1874 in the city San Francisco. Frost attended Lawrence High School, where he met his future wife, Elinor White. Frost married Elinor on December 19, 1985 and had their first child, Elliot, in 1896. He attended Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire in 1892 and then transferred to Harvard University in Boston. He ended up dropping out after two years due to health concerns, never earning a formal degree....   [tags: Poetry, Poetic form, Phonology, Iambic pentameter]

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John Donne 's Holy Sonnet 14 : Batter My Heart, Three Personed God

- “For he who is called by the Lord as a slave is the Lord 's freedman. Likewise he who is called as a free man is Christ 's slave.” What the Apostle Paul was writing to the church of Corinth, Greece, seems to be intellectual paradox as a man cannot be a freedman and slave at the same time. This same idea is dealt with in John Donne’s “Holy Sonnet 14: Batter my Heart, Three Personed God” published in 1633. In this poem, the speaker is crying out to God to be set free from his slavery to sin and the evil one....   [tags: Poetry, Sonnet, Poetic form, Iambic pentameter]

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The Splendor Falls On Castle Walls By Alfred Lord Tennyson

- “The splendor falls on castle walls” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, despite its talk of beautiful scenery by a castle and his discussion of the color, light and sound there is a more underlying somber theme. He is writing about the memories that are left behind when someone leaves, moves on or dies and how some things are passed from person to person like an echo bounces off the walls of the mountains but also how those memories can also be lost like how an echo eventually loses the sound. While he says the echo is dying, it could be interpreted as someone not only dying but leaving in a different way such as moving away and the memories fading just from not seeing them....   [tags: Poetry, Rhyme, Rhyme scheme, Poetic form]

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Free Verse Is An Open Form Of Poetry

- In a poetry workshop, I think students should learn about and write in different forms. Free verse seemed to be the form of choice in ENG 407/507, and those who wrote in a traditional form usually did so as part of an assignment. Addonizio and Laux write: The issue, of course, isn’t whether anyone should write free verse or formal; that decision should come out of the poem’s requirements, out of the integration of form and content. Free verse, after all, has form, too. And it could also be said that each individual poem, whether in free verse or a traditional form, has its own unique, specific form....   [tags: Poetry, Poetic form, Stanza, Spoken word]

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Sonnet 80 By William Shakespeare

- Sonnet 80 Explication In William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 80, he presents a speaker that reveals his affections and afflictions for a young man about whom Shakespeare often writes. The speaker begins by bringing up a rival poet that he has referred to before in previous sonnets. In the second quatrain, Shakespeare begins his conceit by comparing the speaker and his rival to boats on the young man’s “ocean” (5) of worth. The speaker then acknowledges the possibility that he may be of little worth in the eyes of his beloved when such a comparison is made, or when his words are portrayed side by side with those of a superior poet....   [tags: Poetry, Iambic pentameter, Poetic form, Iamb]

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Robert Frost 's After Apple Picking

- Miles to Go Before I Sleep: Self Destruction and Impossible Standards As Seen Through Robert Frost’s “After Apple-Picking” Weaving in and out of a dream-like state, the persona of Robert Frost’s, “After Apple-Picking,” explores the tendency of man to set impossible personal standards and the desire to give in to the, “long sleep,” (After, 536) when these standards aren’t met. Through deeply intricate structure Frost paints a portrait of a man on the brink of self proclaimed failure and the exhaustion he faces after spending so long fighting his inevitable defeat....   [tags: Poetry, Poetic form, Rhyme scheme, Couplet]

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Death in Poetry

- Death in Poetry Numerous themes are found in poetry. One recurring theme that we have encountered this year is death. It is the main focus of Stevens' "The Emperor of Ice-Cream," Frost's "After Apple-Picking," and Whitman's "The Wound-Dresser" and is hinted at in many other poems. This essay will discuss how the different poets treat the subject differently in relation to various aspects of composition, such as style, form, theme, tone, imagery, metaphor, and diction. Whitman describes the horrible scene that he sees as a nurse on a battlefield, including injured and dying soldiers....   [tags: Poem Poet Poetic Essays]

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"Grenadier" Meter and Rhyme Scheme Analysis

- Authors and poets primarily use literary devices to provide a greater understanding for their own work, yet some writers use them effectively while others fail in doing so. In “Grenadier” the poet, A.E Housman effectively uses symbolism, meter, rhyme and imagery to emphasize the cheap price of human life during a war, within the perspective of a dying draft soldier. This poem follows a common meter that consists of an iambic tetrameter followed by an iambic trimeter. It contains five stanzas in quatrains each following an ABAB rhyme scheme....   [tags: Poetry Analysis]

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Seduction in John Donne's The Flea

- Seduction in John Donne's The Flea Poetry is not only a brilliant form of expression, but also a powerful tool for persuasion. The renowned metaphysical poet John Donne uses the genre for this very purpose in “The Flea,” a work in which he encourages a young woman to have premarital sex with him. Donne backs his argument by referring to a flea that has sucked his own blood as well as his lover’s. In the first stanza Donne assures the woman that sleeping together would be a minor act....   [tags: John Donne Flea Poem Poetic Essays]

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Mechanical Properties of a Meter Rule

- Mechanical Properties of a Meter Rule AIM: To investigate the mechanical properties of a meter rule via practical experimentation. INTRODUCTION   The mechanical properties of materials are its fitness and ability to resist applied or external forces. By external force is meant any force outside of a given piece of material which tends to deform it in any manner.   Knowledge of these properties is obtained through experimentation either in the employment of the wood in practice or by means of special testing apparatus in the laboratory....   [tags: Papers]

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A Report On Meter Rate Adjustment Technical Memo

- MEMORANDUM TO: FROM: DATE: RE: Meter Rate Adjustment Technical Memo Introduction The City of Portland is currently involved in multiple policy updates designed to reevaluate and improve the City’s parking policies. In order to produce the most effective recommendations, the City recently conducted comprehensive data collection within the Downtown Meter District to study current parking conditions. Based on analysis of the data collected and the current goals of Portland’s parking policies, a meter rate increase may be warranted....   [tags: Parking, Parking space, Portland State University]

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The 30 Meter Dash

- The 30 Meter Dash The 30 metre dash is a test on your ability of speed from a flying start. There is a path measured of 30 metres, you must do a slight jog up to the line then sprint as fast as you can across the finish line being timed. This test is testing your anaerobic fitness and the muscles in your quadriceps and calves as you are sprinting for just 30 metres. Also it is testing if you have shot busts of power. The type of person who would use this type of test would be a 100 metre sprinter as they can train in separate lengths....   [tags: Free Essays]

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The Death of a Poetic Revolution

- Throughout the late 20th and early 21st century many poets spent their careers attempting to “shift … writing away from the readable,” (McCaffery, 150) and create and avant-garde form of new and innovative poetry. Language poetry was first on this scene, primed and ready to start, according to Andrew Epstein in his essay “Verse Vs. Verse”, an “oppositional movement.” (46) The only problem is, with most avant-garde movements, the interest of the intellectuals soon follows. By creating works that were “self-aware [and] fragmented,” (Epstein, 48) the Language poets were able to keep their art restrained to a “small circle,” (Epstein, 15) of intellectuals....   [tags: Poetry]

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Poetic Elements Within the Blues

- ... By incorporating poetic devices into the lyrics of her song, Bessie is able to better able to portray her attitudes and emotions to the audience By using the elements of imagery, rhyme, repetition and word choice normally found in the blues allows the audience is given more insight into her present circumstances. In “Empty Bed Blues,” four of the basic characteristics that constitute blues music are present. The first similar characteristic is the form of this song. Similar to the majority of blues songs, the lyrics are set up where the first line of each stanza is repeated before the last line, in the form “AAB.” In the first stanza she repeats the line, “I woke up this morning with an...   [tags: feeling, emotions, lyrics]

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Poetic Perceptions of Death

- Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-1892) and Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) are two of the most well known poets of the 19th century. Tennyson, described as “the leading poet of the Victorian Age” and Dickinson, described as “one of America’s greatest poets” both won most of acclaim thanks to their strong ideas on death. Death is a common theme in any eras but it took a particular significance in the 19th century , especially in literature. As intense poets, both Dickinson and Tennyson shared their innermost views regarding death, particularly seen in Tennyson’s “Mariana”, “Crossing the Bar” and Dickinson’s “Because I could not stop for death” and “Behind me—dips Eternity.” In “Because I could not s...   [tags: Alfred Lord Tennyson, Emily Dickinson]

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Poetic Structure in Ozymandias

- Despite the vast differences between the many cultures that make up the world’s population, certain key characteristics, some good and some bad, have shown themselves in every civilization, regardless of time or location. One negative characteristic that has repeatedly made an appearance in the world’s history is man’s desire for power. In the sonnet “Ozymandias”, by Percy Bysshe Shelley, power, which humans consistently fight over and which is also the cause of arrogance in many, is shown as insignificant through the description of a statue’s ruins....   [tags: world population, cultural differences]

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The Poetic Creative Process

- The poetic creative process is certainly a daunting task; one that takes the author through a world that distracts, terrifies, angers, and eventually elates the artist. It is difficult, attempting to create “a house that attempts to be haunted” in the span of a few, or even many lines of poetry. How can a poet possibly include ghosts that will haunt the reader in every single one of their poems. That seems to be the first test of success or failure as an artist. That is not to say that if every work is not perfect then it fails, but perhaps the author must continually revise their work in order to grow, which sets forth the frustrating, terrifying, and sometimes heartbreaking creative proce...   [tags: T. S. Eliot, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock]

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Poetic Wordplay

- One of the recurring themes within Manyoshu, a collection of over 4,000 poems (Keene 1955, 33) written by a variety of authors—some of whom were emperors and their paramours—is love and the coping with the loss of one’s love. The very nature of the Manyoshu lends itself to this subject matter, particularly since many of the poetic works contained within are tankas that are highly symbolic and suggestive of association. As such, many of the poets found within this work utilized various literary devices to express their notions of love and its absence, some of the most important of which include diverse aspects of diction, anaphora, alliteration, and other forms of sentence structure....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]

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We Must Look At The Thirty Meter Telescope Project Of Mauna Kea

- Outsider The United States of America was founded, primarily, by those that had been persecuted by large religious organizations. These organizations had close ties to the governing body and would persecute those that did not comply with their religious ideas and arguments. Desperate for change, they arrived in America in search of freedom from those that would oppress them for worshipping God in their own way. Within this essay we shall look at the Thirty Meter Telescope project of Mauna Kea....   [tags: Hawaii, Mauna Kea, Religion, United States]

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French New Wave and Poetic Realism

- Since the very first actualities from the Lumière brothers and the fantastical shorts of Maries Georges Jean Méliès, cinema has continually fulfilled its fundamental purpose of artistic reflection on societal contexts throughout the evolution of film. Two French cinematic movements, Poetic Realism (1934-1940) and French New Wave (1950-1970), serve as historical bookends to World War II, one of the most traumatic events in world history. The Rules of the Game (Jean Renoir, 1939) is a classic example of French Poetic realism that depicts the disillusionment in society and government politics by a generation already traumatized by the monumental loss of human life during the First World War....   [tags: cinema, The Rules of the Game, Breathless]

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Use Of Poetic Techniques And Video Performance

- Hence Kijiner’s use of poetic techniques and video performance of “Dear Matafele Peinam” spreads a very heartfelt and persuasive message on climate change and its effects of a community many people may never visit. It is a call to arms, to me, to you and your friends to fight against the so called blindfolded bureaucracies, to stand up against corporate greed and fight for our world together. This message is new, and wouldn’t have been understood by Shakespeare or McCrae, and is modern in todays world where it is one of the biggest threats humanity currently faces, and will continue to face if things don’t change....   [tags: Poetry, Rhyme, World War I, John McCrae]

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Deliverance of Poetic Justice in Vyasa's Mahabharata

- INTRODUCTION: - Translations have always been of paramount importance since the acceptance of history, archaeology and fields alike as individual subjects. The subjects that work in the present trying to unravel the mysterious happenings of the past often need to go through the literature of the era concerned as literature always has been the true mirror to society. The literature of any civilization is a transcriber of the happenings and experiences of contemporary people into the word written on the parchment....   [tags: Indian literature, Ramayana]

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Exploring Poetic Devices in Song Lyrics

- Final Paper: Exploring Poetic Devices in Song Lyrics rough draft Permanent Memories upon my Soul Poetry is taught in classrooms and has become a very important aspect of literature throughout the years. Whereas, songs have not, if anything, they have developed a negative connotation stating that less (words and meaning) is more (popular in society). Some people argue that song lyrics essentially are less valuable compared to poetry. Poetry is considered literature due to the fact that it is written in verses, prose, and forms that reflect the mastery of literary techniques and mechanisms....   [tags: tatoos, mr. aldean]

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A Poetic Journey of Love and Honor

- A Poetic Journey of Love and Honor A Trilogy of Love From the moment we met in early spring, as she stepped out of her car and threw her hair back, I knew I was in love. “Her long dark hair, her beautiful smile…when she say’s “hi”, I’m faint for a while”. While gazing into her soft beautiful eyes as she spoke, I couldn’t help but notice her laughter that accompanied that mystifying beauty. “Her laughter echo’s, the silence awakes…her beauty abound.. just makes my heart ache..” She told me she was from the mountains in Kentucky and how much she loved and wanted to return some day....   [tags: English Literature Essays]

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Use of Poetic Devices in Two Love Poems

- Both, the poem “Reluctance” by Robert Frost and “Time Does Not Bring Relief” by Edna St. Vincent Millay, revolved around the theme of lost love. Each poet used a similar array of poetic devices to express this theme. Visual imagery was one of the illustrative poetic devices used in the compositions. Another poetic device incorporated by both poets in order to convey the mood of the poems was personification. And by the same token, metaphors were also used to help express the gist of both poems....   [tags: Robert Frost, Edna St. Vincent Millay]

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The Underworld, Logos, and the Poetic Imagination

- The Underworld, Logos, and the Poetic Imagination I In the Odyssey of Homer, Odysseus travels to the underworld and meets the soul of Achilles, who bitterly comments on existence after death: O shining Odysseus, never try to console me for dying. I would rather follow the plow as thrall to another man, one with no land allotted him and not much to live on, than be a king over all the perished dead.[1] The ancient Greek interpretation of death, as expressed by Homer, portrays the Underworld as a horrible place, terrifying in its monotony and lack of meaning; and Death is something to be feared and avoided as long as possible....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Man’yōshū and Kokinshū Hallmark of The Japanese Poetic Form

- The Man'yōshū can be interpreted as either “Collection of Ten Thousand Leaves” or “Collection for Ten Thousand Generations” was the first anthology of poetry written by Japanese poets. Its significance is captured by the dramatic title, as it has indeed endured for countless generations and influenced the whole of Japanese verse through history. Though the collection includes poems from the lower classes as well as “primitive” songs from centuries before, the contents of the twenty volumes are mostly courtly verses from the upper echelons of Japanese society (Brower 89)....   [tags: anthology, japan, japanese history]

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Poetic Devices in Alone by Edgar Allan Poe

- The poem “Alone” by Edgar Allan Poe depicts the personal life and challenges Poe faced as a child. The poem begins with Poe explaining how he knew he was different from other children. A quote that clearly portrays this would be, “From childhood's hour I have not been/ As others were-- I have not seen” (Poe ll. 1-2). Poe goes on to explain how he felt abandoned and severed from his peers, stating “And all I lov'd-- I lov'd alone” (Poe 8). I believe the previous quote explains how Poe felt alone after his parents died....   [tags: rhyme, child, challenges, life]

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Apostrophe & Personification: Poetic Comparison

- Percy Bysshe Shelley's poem, "Ode to the West Wind" and Sylvia Plath's poem "Mirror" both employ the poetic tools of apostrophe, the address to something that is intangible, and personification, the application of human characteristics to something inanimate. However, they form a paradox in the usage of these tools through the imagery they create. Both poets have breathed life into inanimate objects, however death and aging are the prominent themes within both of these works....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Poetic Analysis of Fern Hill

- Poetic Analysis "Fern Hill" Dylan Thomas's poem "Fern Hill" represents the passage of one mans life from boyhood to adulthood and the realization of his mortality. The speaker in this poem uses expressive language and imagery to depict a tale of growing up. The use of colour adds life and character to people and abstract ideas. He looks up to "Time" (313) as an authority figure who has strict control of his life, and with descriptions of biblical figures we can presume that he is a religious person who believes that God is in control of his destiny....   [tags: Poetry Essays Poem Fern Hill ]

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Poetic Techniques of Wilfred Owen

- Wilfred Owen can be considered as one of the finest war poets of all times. His war poems, a collection of works composed between January 1917, when he was first sent to the Western Front, and November 1918, when he was killed in action, use a variety of poetic techniques to allow the reader to empathise with his world, situation, emotions and thoughts. The sonnet form, para-rhymes, ironic titles, voice, and various imagery used by Owen grasp the prominent central idea of the complete futility of war as well as explore underlying themes such as the massive waste of young lives, the horrors of war, the hopelessness of war and the loss of religion....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Dreams are the Main Theme in the Short Story, Poetic Justice

- “Everybody have a dream. A dream that will always be in the back of their heads. They can live their life happily ever after even though the dream doesn’t come true. That’s how it is, some dreams come true, and some do not. Some is quickly forgotten, or else is the person just trying to ignore them because deep inside they know they doesn’t come true. And some dreams is just there until you realize you don’t want then anymore. In the short story “poetic justice” is it those dreams, which are the main theme....   [tags: housewife, confidence, success]

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William Shakespeare 's Hamlet - Use Of Poetic Devices

- In occasion, madness can lead to sadness, while in others madness can lead to anger. In act II of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, through the words of Hamlet’s long Rogue soliloquy, Shakespeare uses a series of poetic devices such as: mood, understatement, rhythm, simile, and symbol to identify that Hamlet is indeed going mad, specifically mad at himself. Primarily, mood can be identified in the following passages: ‘“O, what a rogue and peasant slave am I!”’(II, II, 577) and ‘“For Hecuba!”’(II, II, 585)....   [tags: Hamlet, William Shakespeare, First Folio]

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Poetry Conveys Deeper Feelings with Poetic Devices

- Poetry is literature that conveys deeper feelings by using connotations, poetic devices, rhymes, and language. Poets use rhyme scheme, structured pattern in the sonnet that rhyme the words at the end of a line. Imagery is used to make the reader think and feel about what the author wants to convey about topics such as love. In the poems “What My Lips Have Kissed, And Where And Why”, by Edna Vincent Millay, and “Sonnet 130”, by William Shakespeare;; the authors use rhyme scheme and imagery. Shakespeare uses the change in rhyme scheme as an ironic surprise in the last couplet, while Millay uses the rhyme scheme to reminisce about lost love, both poems are infused with imagery to paint a vivid...   [tags: love, rhyme scheme, imagery]

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Gauri Deshpande’s Between Births: Poetic Sensibility

- A poem is a composite art symbol and is a signature of aesthetic competent. Gauri Deshpande excels in her poetic creativity and the fabric of sensibility that she articulates is not only significant but is also innovative. The enduring quality of her poetry is not only a sum total of past heritage but is also referential, expressive and connotative. Gauri Deshpande is a name that the critic and the reader of Indian English Poetry can not by-pass without leaving a conspicuous lacuna in his repertoire....   [tags: Female Subjectivity, Emotional Soul]

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Plyometric Training vs. Weight Training and the Effect on Participants One-Hundred Meter Dash Time

- Participants: The participants involved in our study will undergo a quantitative research design. This design is perfect for our research project. The quantitative approach allows for observational research while gaining valuable statistical information. The statistical information gathered from the quantitative approach will allow for the appropriate correlations to be seen and monitored in our study, it will also allow for the study to have validation, and reliability. The research design will make any evidence gathered very hard to dispute; as a result we feel that the quantitative approach is the only way to conduct this study....   [tags: Research Proposal ]

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Augustan Poetic Tradition

- Augustan Poetic Tradition "I do not in fact see how poetry can survive as a category of human consciousness if it does not put poetic considerations first—expressive considerations, that is, based upon its own genetic laws which spring into operation at the moment of lyric conception." —Seamus Heaney, "The Indefatigable Hoof-taps" (1988) Seamus Heaney, the 1995 Nobel laureate, is one of the most widely read and celebrated poets now writing in English. He is also one of the most traditional....   [tags: The Outlaw Seamus Heaney Poetry Essays]

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Cultural Engineering of the Poetic Parental Instinct

- Cultural Engineering of the Poetic Parental Instinct It seems that biological genetic engineering is not a contained threat; in the last decade it seems to have spilled significantly into cultural and literary studies. In Renaissance studies, this trend becomes evident in Richard A. Goldthwaithe's Wealth and the Demand for Art in Italy: 1300-1600 (1993) and especially in Lisa Jardine's Worldly Goods: A New History of the Renaissance (1996). These "new histories" of "worldly and wealthy" Renaissance attempt to present consumerism and Thatcherism as the moving spirit of Renaissance society and art....   [tags: Areopagitica John Milton Poetry Essays]

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Poetic Balance in Chaucer's The Book of the Duchess

- Chaucer, the medieval English poet who lived from 1345 to 1400, lived through five major outbreaks of the plague, the Black Death -- from which, the swish of Death's scythe was heard for generations. The first of these outbreaks occurred when Chaucer was young, and between the years 1348 and 1350. The first plague was the hardest hitting, killed about one-third to one-half of those living in London (Ibeji). The third of these outbreaks, in 1369, struck royal blood: King Edward's wife, Philippa of Hainault, and John of Gaunt's wife, Blanche -- who was 28 at the time....   [tags: Chaucer Book of the Duchess]

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Analysis of poetic techniques in The Company of Lovers

- Judith Wright, who was born during the First World War, lived through, and was greatly influenced by, many wars that Australia had involved herself in. During an interview in 1985, Judith Wright recounts how her childhood was overshadowed by images of war, and therefore many of her earliest memories were connected with war and its effects. The constant presence of danger forced Wright to confront her awareness that all life ends in death, which has haunted her poetry throughout her years. The fear of death and loss has been expressed in 'The Company of Lovers', which was published in 1946, after Wright saw the influence of the Second World War on Australia....   [tags: Judith Wright]

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Poetic Verse and Rhyme in The Merchant of Venice

- William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, is a comedy play about the love exploits of several Italian characters, told in an objective third-person point of view. The play is set in Venice, Italy during the Renaissance. The protagonist, Antonio, is a merchant of Venice who is affluent, well-respected, and sociable. The title supports the supposition that Antonio is the protagonist because it is termed The Merchant of Venice, indicating the story of the merchant. Antonio's best friend, Bassanio, is an impecunious romantic who borrows money on Antonio's credit to court the woman he loves....   [tags: Merchant Venice Essays]

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Poetic Style

- Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Poetic Style Elizabeth Barrett Browning's poetry has been the subject of much criticism. Her elusive style prompted many critics to question Barrett's method of writing. In fact, some critics, like Alethea Hayter, go so far as to propose that an "honest critique of her work must admit that she often wrote very bad poetry indeed" (15). Accusations against Barrett's work were often targeted at her tendency for anonymity, her excessive development of thoughts, unsuccessful forced rhymes, and more often than any other of her familiarities, her tendency to create her own words....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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