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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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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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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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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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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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Toni Morrison and Emily Dickinson Poetic Description

- Toni Morrison and Emily Dickinson use poetic description to engage the reader into the moment. Poetry is a language with different elements. Some say that poetry has to have literary elements such as metaphors and similes. Others stress rhythm and rhyme as the most important part of poetry. Personally, poetry can be about anything and have no clear definition to it. Emily Dickinson’s poem “Success is Counted Sweetest” has rhythm and rhyme, metaphors and similes. In Morrison’s novel Sula, the scene where Hannah dies also has poetic elements....   [tags: Poetry Poem]

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Robert Frost's Poetic Techniques Used in The Road Not Taken

- Robert Frost’s Poetic Techniques Used in The Road Not Taken Robert Frost utilizes several poetic techniques to reveal the theme in his poem, “The Road Not Taken”, which is stressing the importance the decision making of one is, regardless of whether or not it is agreement with the resolution of their peers, and how it can affect their future. The techniques exercised in this piece of work are symbolism, imagery, and tone. Symbolism is the most powerfully used technique due to the fact a good number of lines located in this poem is used to signify a certain object or idea related to our life or today’s world....   [tags: Robert Frost Poetry The Road Not Taken Essays]

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A Comparison Between the Poetic Techniques Of Ferlinghetti & Afrika

- A Comparison Between the Poetic Techniques Of Ferlinghetti & Afrika Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Tatamkhulu Afrika both have very effective poems. Both of which are written to state some form of inequality or discrimination. There are distinct and hidden similarities and differences between the two. These are going to be highlighted in this report. As mentioned before, both are talking about certain inequality or discrimination; however there are two main differences: 1. One poet is talking about racial issues (Afrika), the other about democratic issues (Ferlinghetti) 2....   [tags: Papers]

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Loss as the Driving Force of Hardys Poetic Creativity

- Loss as the Driving Force of Hardys Poetic Creativity Loss in Hardys poems are portrayed in many ways Hardys poetry is constantly wistful and elegiac in tone, and despite some hints of humour the poems remain focused on the disappointments of mans search for love and how he looses it. His love poems are fatalistic; they deal with love falling apart over time 'At Castle Boterel over a short period of time this 'change is the transitory nature of love. The change, which he writes about, comes in different forms, change of peoples feelings for each other, love ending due to death or peoples visions for their future together....   [tags: Papers]

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The Use of Sound in Shakespeare’s Sonnets

- The Use of Sound in Shakespeare’s Sonnets by Barbara Herrnstein Smith This article argues that Shakespeare's use of the meter, or general structure of sounds, in his poetry is as significant to his style as his metaphors, figurative language, and images. Shakespeare used developed techniques, however, he executed them more effectively. Shakespeare was able to execute the iambic to sound natural, similar to natural speech, rather than artificial and mechanical, as it usually sounds. Shakespeare was also able to manipulate words to create musical sounds with combinations and repetitions of vowel and consonant sounds....   [tags: meter and sounds]

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Use of Poetic Devices in Thomas Hardy's Poem, The Convergence of the Twain

- Use of Poetic Devices in Thomas Hardy’s Poem, The Convergence of the Twain Using distinctive diction, detailed imagery, and references to God, Thomas Hardy portrays his perspective of the sinking of “Titanic” in his poem, “The Convergence of the Twain.” Employing these poetic mechanisms, Hardy claims that the sinking of the Titanic was fate and meant to happen. The title furthermore portrays the coming together of the hemispheres as Titanic and God. Hardy uses strong meaningful diction to convey his thoughts of the sinking of the Titanic....   [tags: Hardy Convergence Twain]

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Analysis of a Corpus of Poetry

- Analysis of a Corpus of Poetry A corpus of 1000 lines of poetry (ten 100 line samples from ten different authors) is analyzed by a computerized connectionist model of poetic meter. The analysis finds that poets utilize measurably distinct patterns of stress and suggests that these patterns might "fingerprint" individual writers. In addition, the analysis shows that the variations of metrical patterns are in accord with the prevailing verse aesthetics of the period in which poets are writing....   [tags: Poems Writing Essays]

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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 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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Using Animals Symbolically by Using Poetic Devices

- Using Animals Symbolically by Using Poetic Devices I will be discussing the ways in which the poets use animals symbolically by using poetic devices. The three poems that I have chosen are “The Tyger” by William Blake, “The Eagle” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Lastly, Pied Beauty by Gerard Manley Hopkins. Alfred Lord Tennyson has used an image of an eagle to give the reader an image of a man standing on a cliff top waiting for his world to fall around him. He is in a desolate area; there is no society near him “ringed with the azure world....   [tags: Poetry Animals Poems Writing Literature Essays]

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Comparing how the poets Levertov and Brathwaite use poetic techniques

- Comparing how the poets Levertov and Brathwaite use poetic techniques to convey ideas about belonging to a particular culture Both poets Brathwaite and Levertov describe how people belonging to a culture are changed by a more powerful culture. This is done in both poems by an amount of force. There are symbols and powerful techniques to bring you into this. In the poem ‘Limbo’, unable to protect and defend themselves, the West Africans find themselves exploited by the Europeans. Clearly, poetic techniques and structure are used to convey and influence the meaning of the poems....   [tags: English Literature]

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Poetic Elements in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s “A Psalm of Life”

- Poetic Element Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s “A Psalm of Life” is an encouraging poem in which Longfellow has utilized many different poetic elements including imagery, rhyme, metaphor, simile and others. The poem is very easy to understand and is engaging to the reader because of the images the poem invokes. Of all of the elements used, imagery is the most consistent and prevalent poetic element in the poem “A Psalm of Life”. Using imagery, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem describes a life not fully lived, how to live and what a life fully lived looks like....   [tags: life, imagery, descriptive]

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Countee Cullen: The Poetic’s Struggle within Race and Sexuality

- Countee Cullen's poetry illustrates a man who is torn between being born in the African American world, his career as a raceless poetic and dealing with his sexuality during the Harlem Renaissance period. Five of the seven volumes of poetry that bears Cullen's name have, in their titles, a basis for racial themes that comes out in the poetry itself. Five of the seven volumes of poetry that bears Cullen's name have, in their titles, a basis for racial themes that comes out in the poetry itself. For example the poems; “In Color”, “Tableau,” “The Shroud of Color,” “Fruit of the Flower,” “For a Poet,” and “Spring Reminiscence” is classified as gay poems....   [tags: Countee Cullen, poetry, race, sexuality, homosexua]

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The Poetic Style of Henry Charles Bukowski

- Henry Charles Bukowski Poetry is the art of rhythmical composition written or spoken for exciting pleasure by beauty imaginative or elevated thought. It is also literary work in metrical form. By definition, a poet is a person how composes poetry. The relationship between poetry and the late Henry Charles Bukowski is equivalent to that of a professional ice skater and the ice that he skates on . By the same token, it compared to something a bit less governed, although a pro ice skater is free to graze the ice at his own expense, the root of professional ice skating is indeed restricted....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Poetic and Pictorial Considerations for the Understanding of Frost's Birches

- The first word that may appear into a reader's mind when dealing with Robert Frost's "Birches" is remembrance. Every picture in the poem supports the word: the child playing with the Birch, the swinging movements that goes back and forward, the snow painting the trees deeply white. "Birches" is an extremely pictorial poem. Its images are of a profound emotion. There is a fact that can not be omitted: the year 1914, time in which the poem was written; World War I. Though that fact won't be taken much into consideration, so as to make the interpretation in a more personal approach, it is noticeable that by not leaving that year aside, the poem grows beautifully stronger; not only because the...   [tags: Poetry]

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Famous Children's Book Author Theodor Suess Geisel

- Theodor Suess Geisel, also known as Dr. Suess, was born in Springfield, Massachusetts in March of 1904. Suess was his mothers name, where his pen name Dr. Suess came from, and “Dr.” came from his fathers unfulfilled hopes that Theodor would some day have his doctorate. Dr. Suess was a famous American writer and cartoonist best known for his children’s books. Author of 46 books started off his career with a book called And to Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street. In 1936 Suess sailed to Europe and the rhythm of this children’s book was influenced by the ships engine....   [tags: Theodor Suess Geisel, Dr. Suess, ]

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Summary of The Theory of the Formal Method

- In “The Theory of the ’Formal Method”’, written in 1925, the author Boris Eichenbaum outlines and explains the evolution of the Russian For- malist movement and, by that, elucidates it’s main arguments. He states that there is no fixed theory or ready-made system which can be described as the Formalist’s theory. The basis of the formalist position is that the ob- ject of literary science, as such, must be the study of those specifics which distinguish it from any other material. For the Formalists, the object of the science of literature is not literature but literariness....   [tags: Literature Review ]

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Description of Language Used in "Doctor Faustus"

- Doctor Faustus was written during 1588-92 (A text), by Christopher Marlowe (1564-93). The passage in question (1.1.121-150) is from a conversation between Faustus, the main protagonist, and two friends, who are trying to tempt him into practicing the art of necromancy. From this passage, I will describe some of the features of the language that I feel are distinctive. In addition, I will show how poetic technique and punctuation enhance these features and finally, demonstrate how they all convey meanings to the audience....   [tags: Literature Analysis]

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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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Brane Bradstreet The Prologue Poem Analysis

- Bradstreet, in the first half of her poem The Prologue, states her inferiority in comparison to poets, historians, and Greeks in stanzas 1 and 3, but a tonal shift in the stanzas 5 and 6 indicates her declarations of humility are said only in spite and sarcasm. By using a strict poetic meter and frequently referencing historical and literary fact, but still calling herself unworthy, she mocks society’s expectations for women to stay humble. She signals to the readers through her inconsistency that her goal is to mock how the world wants her to be versus her actual merit....   [tags: Poetry, Meter, Woman, Stanza, Tercet, Gender]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Good Night Symbolism

- Conflict is the simultaneous formation of two or more incompatible motives, resulting in unpleasant emotions. These conflicts can be both simple and complex, and causes many to feel frustrated. In Dylan Thomas’s poem, “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night”, it tells of the son’s encouragement for his father’s fight for life. The son tells his father to not die without a struggle against death. Through the use of symbolism, repetition, and imagery, the poem conveys of how any struggle against an opposing force is meaningless....   [tags: Poetry, Death, Rage Against the Machine, Meter]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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"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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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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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 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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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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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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An Analysis of the Epic Poem, Beowulf - Poetic Devices in Beowulf

- Poetic Devices in Beowulf       There are a small variety of poetic devices employed in the composition of the poem Beowulf, and they are repeated numerous times.   The Old English poetry of Beowulf is distinguished primarily by its heavy use of  allliteration, or the repetition of the initial sounds of words. In the original manuscript version of the poem, alliteration is employed in almost every line (or two half-lines); in modern translations of the poem this is not so. In lines 4 and 5 of the poem we find:   Oft Scyld Scefing                               sceapena preatum monegum maegpum                           meodo-setla ofteah   The repetition of the “s” sound in line...   [tags: Epic Beowulf essays]

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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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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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Social Order In A Midsummer Night's Dream

- Society needs order because it is the keystone that keeps modern civilization from collapsing in on itself. Once removed, society succumbs to its most basic state: emotions. Pure, raw emotions fill the void where logic once dictated and the world falls into chaos. It is this very situation where Shakespeare drew his inspiration for his play, A Midsummer’s Night Dream. In a world with four lovers, hoodwinked by the lord of the fairies and his loyal servant Robin, disorder ensnares the human race and chaos ensues....   [tags: Civilization, Chaos, Class Division, Shakespeare]

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Analysis Of Theodore Roethke 's My Papa 's Waltz

- In Theodore Roethke’s “My Papa’s waltz” the reader finds a horrid experience, the beating of a child by his father, which is told in a way of a romantic and beautiful dance – the waltz. The feeling one get from reading this poem is that the narrator, at least at the time in which the poem is written, does not look at this experience as something bad. He tries to beautify the experience by making it a waltz. He also, by means of images and rhythm, shows the conflict between the readers, or the way any other ‘normal’ man will look at this experience, and how he sees it, or wants it to be seen ( although he does not show his father as completely innocent)....   [tags: Poetry, Stanza, Rhyme, Meter]

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Emily Dickinson 's Because I Could Not Stop For Death

- Emily Dickinson’s “Because I could not stop for Death” is a poem in which the speaker describes the day of her death and her passage from the living world to the afterlife and eternity. It personifies Death and Immortality in a way that establishes the overarching theme: Death is not something to be feared, but rather an inevitable change from one state of existence, our current physical reality, to another, that of the afterlife and immortality. Dickinson makes rich use of rhythm and imagery in order to convey this theme along with several underlying emotions and musings tied up with the notion of death....   [tags: Poetry, Death, Afterlife, Meter]

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The Beauty of Potentiality in Keats’ “Grecian Urn”

- John Keats’ belief in the beauty of potentiality is a main theme of him great “Ode on a Grecian Urn.” This idea appears in many of his other poems that precede this ode, such as “The Eve of St. Agnes,” but perhaps none of Keats’ other works devote such great effort to showcase this idea. The beauty of the Grecian Urn (likely multiple urns), and its strength as a symbol, is a masterful mechanism. Just about all facets of this poem focus on an unfulfilled outcome: but one that seems inevitably completed....   [tags: Poetic Themes]

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Metaphorically Speaking: Unraveling Gyatso’s Love Poems

- In 1696, Tsangyang Gyatso was publicly named the sixth Dalai Lama of Tibet. He was appointed at the age of five but died in 1706 at age twenty-three; he never received the full powers of the position. Until Gyatso was deemed capable to receive authority, he was placed in the hands of a regent. A regent is an individual appointed in a society to minister when the leader is incapacitated. In his youth Gyatso began to write poetry; some of these poems reflect the disgust that the young man felt towards his regent....   [tags: Poetic Themes]

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Emily Dickinson's Before I Got My Eye Put Out

- In Emily Dickinson’s poem #336, the narrator feels a strong sense of despair and laments at having lost the physical ability to see in one eye. The narrator reflects upon the importance of sight in experiencing nature and finds a better appreciation for it now that she has lost her sight. By the end of the poem however, the narrator experiences transcendence, as she comes to the realization that through the act of imagination she is able to see far more than the limited view her eyes provided her with....   [tags: poetic analysis]

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The Troubling Past Of Irish History

- The troubling past of Irish history has played a significant role in the lives of many Irish poets, including Vona Groarke and Alan Gillis. Although they were both born after the initial Irish War of Independence, which ended in 1921, they have been exposed to much of the devastating aftermath. The Unionists and Nationalists clashed once again during The Troubles in the late 20th century; this event has equally informed the lives and the poetry of Gillis and Groarke. The two poets constantly explore the elements of war, politics, and, crucially, the idea of escaping the harsh realities of surrounding atmospheres in their poems....   [tags: Poetry, Meter, Syllable, Iambic pentameter]

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Symptoms And Symptoms Of The And Penicillin

- • Age: 8 year old child • Sex: Male • Race: Caucasian • Chief Complaint/ Reason for Admission o Shortness of breath o Principle problem: mild persistent asthma with status asthmaticus • Mother was at bedside with the patient. • Allergies: Cephalosporin and penicillin • History of Present Illness o 8 year old male patient was transferred from outside hospital due to status asthmaticus. Patient was seen outside hospital of emergency department on Memorial Day weekend for asthma exacerbation and was given steroids by mouth and discharged home....   [tags: Asthma, Peak flow meter, Spirometry]

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William Shakespeare 's The Speaker

- 1. The speaker in this poem is a poet but it is not to be confused with William Shakespeare as it is not stated that the poet is indeed Shakespeare. The speaker is very full of himself and controversial as he compared summer with his lover and ultimately insulted summer throughout the poem. The speaker is very full of himself as he says that he can immortalize his lover in his poetry due to the fact that people will continue to read his work and although that is true the speaker still seems a little bit boastful....   [tags: Poetry, Sonnet, Iambic pentameter, Meter]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' Desert Places ' By Robert Frost

- The poem Desert Places was written by American poet Robert Frost. The poem uses a sullen tone to describe a snowy field. Frost uses the field is a metaphoric device to express his own internal turmoil. He uses repeatedly uses words such as “lonely” and “absent-spirited” and “indifferent” to obviously show that he feels isolated from any kind of happiness. Frost begins the poem by symbolically combing darkness and snow. He describes both “snow” and “night” “falling fast” so that the reader will see that the snow in the field equates to darkness in Frost’s heart....   [tags: Poetry, Robert Frost, Fear, Meter]

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Improving Performance in 100 Meter Sprinter and Touch Football Player

- ... The muscular endurance that is improved as a result of this strength training allows the athlete to train at a higher intensity in the future. Strength training is essential in improving the performance of both 100m sprinters and touch football players as it reduces injury, builds muscular endurance and increases the amount of force that a muscle (or muscle group) can exert. Flexibility training is another aspect of the athlete’s routine that is essential in improving the performance of both a 100m sprinter and a touch football player....   [tags: methods, training, performance]

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Beowulf, the Oldest and Best Poetic Epic

- Poetry is the oldest literary genre written in verse. It has the purpose of producing an illusion on the imagination of the reader, it uses different figures of speech and takes different poems forms. An epic is one of this poem forms and it is “an extended narrative poem recounting actions, travels, adventures, and heroic episodes where the action, often in battle, reveals the more-than-human strength of the heroes as they engage in acts of courage” and they embody the set of values of their nations....   [tags: Epic of Beowulf 2014]

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Poetic Techniques in John Donne's The Dream

- The Dream, by John Donne, is a poem that is filled with passionate diction, syntax, and figurative language along with a tender tone meant to convey the almost celestial feelings Donne has for his lover. The first stanza shows a wide range of fantastical language with the intention of drawing the reader slowly and steadily into the hazy, dreamlike setting. Along with the words like ?fantasy?, ?fables. and ?dreams. come affectionate phrases that effectively show us that the poem is meant to be addressed to a lover, ?Dear love....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Muhammad Iqbal's Works and Poetic Contributions

- ... Iqbal wasn’t only known for his poetry but also known for his strong opinion towards politics. Most of Iqbals poetry was written in a religious perspective. He was invited to give a speech in Cambridge University where he expressed what he truly believes in and advising students to stick to their faith. He said: "I would like to offer a few pieces of advice to the young men who are at present studying at Cambridge ... I advise you to guard against atheism and materialism. The biggest blunder made by Europe was the separation of Church and State....   [tags: muslim, religion, faith]

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The Old Fools, by Philip Larkin

- The twentieth century has provided the poetic universe with some of the most influential and prominent poets. The ideas and concepts conveyed by these poets have help to influence the works of other writers. Philip Arthur Larkin has been regarded as one of the greatest English poets of the latter half of the twentieth century. Most of Larkin’s poetry is condensed into four volumes of poetry: The North Ship, The Less Deceived, The Whitsun Weddings, and High Windows. His use of vulgar expressions helps to emphasize the main concept in his work and develops a unique writing style of his own....   [tags: Poetic Analysis, Themes]

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This is My Letter to the World and The Saddest Noise

- A sense of belonging is an innate desire to identify ourselves with groups whilst simultaneously as this may be broken by choice we ultimately need to ‘belong.’ Through Dickinson’s poetic representations in This is My Letter to the World and The Saddest Noise, The Sweetest Noise, she expresses the conflict within belonging juxtaposing the futility of acceptance whilst forming her individual identity. In contrast, modern illustrations of belonging are adopted in Luhrmann’s exotic film, Australia, and Doris Lessing’s short story, Flight....   [tags: Emily Dickinson, Poetic Analysis]

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