Amy Lowell Essays

  • Patterns by Amy Lowell

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    "Patterns" by Amy Lowell When one hears the words, "I sink on a seat in the shade," they will most likely form a visual image in their head, such as a person sitting under a tree. Amy Lowell, an imagist, uses sharp images, precise wording, and figurative speech as a means of poetic expression to arouse the senses of the reader. In "Patterns," Amy Lowell explores the hopeful liberty of women in the early 20th century through a central theme. A woman’s dream of escaping the boundaries that society

  • The Taxi

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    The Taxi, by Amy Lowell, is an Imagist poem that relies heavily on imagery, rather than abstract ideas, to reveal meaning to the reader. The author uses free verse to allow the images and lines to speak for themselves and stand alone as individual lines. By doing so, each line offers its own tone and meaning, which then adds to the overall feel of the poem. Lowell wrote this poem to a love interest, clearly stating the meaning of the poem. She speaks as if the reader is the one being called after

  • The Mood and Image in Poetry

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    dropped maple leaves; And the houses ran along them laughing out of square; Open windows” (Lowell 185). This quote, taken out of Amy Lowell’s poem “September 1918,” illustrates the ability of the author to be very descriptive in order to give the reader an image of where she is and what is surrounding her. Through this poem she also give's the reader a sense of being there as well. Another author that resembles Lowell is Emily Dickinson. In Dickinson’s poem "I heard a Fly buzz-when I died" she says, “I

  • Use of Irony in Robert Frost's The Road Not Taken

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    Thomas and he gives him, in that poem, the highest praise of all from one who would, himself, hope to be a "good Greek": he elegizes Thomas as "First soldier, and then poet, and then both, / Who died a soldier-poet of your race." He recalls Thomas to Amy Lowell, saying "the closest I ever came in friendship to anyone in England or anywhere else in the world I think was with Edward Thomas" (Letters 220). Frost's protean ability to assume dramatic masks never elsewhere included such a friend as Thomas, whom

  • Analysis of Lowell's Poem, Patterns

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    “Patterns,” Amy Lowell explores the hopeful of women in the early 20th century through a central theme. A woman’s dream of escaping the boundaries that society has placed on her dissipates when she learns of her lover’s untimely death. She also expresses her emotions and what she truly feels. She mustn’t show any form of feeling, so she feels as if there is “not softness anywhere” about her. Confined by “whalebone and brocade,” the speaker continues to live up to the expectations society enforces

  • Emily Dickinson

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    examination of every aspect of her mind and faith her poems are both expository and puzzling. Her conclusions are often cryptically implicit and largely dependant on the readers ability to put together the pieces - to see the connections and implications. Amy Lowell said "She was the mistress of suggestion....and to a lesser degree, irony" The ruses and riddles in her poems came from her; and as such she too was a riddle. The riddle was important to Emily Dickinson for several reasons. She wished to reason

  • Figurative Language In A Lady By Amy Lowell

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    much that you wanted to write him or her into your poetry? In the poem “A Lady”, Amy Lowell writes about her adoration to an old lady she loves by comparing and contrasting the lady with many things. Lowell describes the characteristics of the lady by using figurative languages such as similes, metaphors, hyperboles, and vivid imageries to express her admiration towards the lady. In the beginning of the poem, Lowell uses a simile to compare the beautiful old lady to an old opera tune: “You are beautiful

  • Drew Barrymore Analysis

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    The song Drew Barrymore was written by an artist by the name of SZA in January of 2017. It is one of her most popular songs on the album Ctrl, which also made it on Rolling Stones list of the 50 Best Albums of 2017. SZA’s target audience for the song is mostly younger women. Although the song may seem like it is a love song when first hearing it, it actually is explaining how most women are raised to act and be a certain way, gender rules pressured onto women around the world, and how the media interprets

  • Tensions in Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

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    Tensions in Stopping by Woods The poem as a whole, of course, encodes many of the tensions between popular and elite poetry. For example, it appears in an anthology of children's writing alongside Amy Lowell's "Crescent Moon," Joyce Kilmer's "Trees," and Edward Lear's "Owl and the Pussy-Cat." Pritchard situates it among a number of poems that "have ... repelled or embarrassed more highbrow sensibilities," which suggests the question: "haven't these poems ['The Pasture,' 'Stopping by Woods..

  • Comparing Women in Lowell’s Patterns and Sorrell’s From a Correct Address

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    can be regarded highly in society, representing images of fertility, security, and beauty, many people still view them in stereotypical ways; some people believe that all women should act a certain way, never letting their true selves shine through. Amy Lowell’s "Patterns" and Helen Sorrell’s "From a Correct Address in a Suburb of a Major City" accurately portray the struggles of women in relation to conformity. Through contrasting descriptive details, symbols, and language, the authors depict the

  • Symbolism And Imagery In Dreams In War Time By Amy Lowell

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    In “Dreams in War Time” by Amy Lowell, the speaker recalls seven dreams of varying torment that reflect civilian reactions to war. Given the time period of its publishing, Lowell refers specifically to World War I. Symbolism and imagery that recur throughout the seven dreams emphasize a disillusionment with life resulting from suffering severe losses. In the speaker’s dreams, light illuminates disturbing sights, rendering it more dangerous than darkness. In the first dream, the speaker blindly

  • Jamba Juice

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    marketing issues for Jamba or any other company are social, economic, technological, competitive, and regulatory when compared with a environmental scan of the United States of America. If a Juice Club were to be open near the University Of Massachusetts Lowell, an environmental scan would prove to be useful. The strengths could be the college environment since they seem to have expendable income to use. However, the area around the university tends to be a more situated around the middleclass income. The

  • Jack Kerouac

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    created his own imaginary world, which he recorded in hand-written "newspapers." These led to his first "novel" Jack Kerouac Explores the Merrimack, which he wrote in a notebook at the age of twelve (Clark, 22). Skipping classes at Lowell High School, in Lowell Massachusetts, Kerouac was exposed to the work of Thomas Wolfe by a fellow student Sammy Sampas. They encouraged writing in each other, and Kerouac began writing seriously. Since the Kerouacs could not afford college, a local priest suggested

  • Transcendentalism

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    after the French and Indian war of 1812. Two of huge factories privately owned in Boston were Francis Lowell's Boston Manufacturing Company in Waltham and Merrimack Manufacturing Company in Lowell. As the role of women in society became more indiscriminate, young females dominated factory towns such as Lowell. They came from all over New England's farms and small towns, worked for a few years and then returned. Thus the mill populations were transient. With mechanization of textiles, new styles and

  • Postmodern Poetry - Confessional Poets

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    Confessional poetry is very direct and conveys the inner most feelings of the post modern poets. The twentieth century brought forth many confessional and post confessional poets who appeared to be embarking on unmarked territory. Confessional poets Robert Lowell, Sylvia Plath, Theodore Roehtke and post confessional poet Adreinne Rich all dealt with taboo subjects. Their life held an intensity of personal experience that became the focus of their work. Confessional poetry does not simply touch upon emotion

  • Life on Other planets.

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    likely place to search for life. At the end of the 19th century, an American named Percival Lowell built himself an observatory so that it was possible for him to study Mars in intimate detail when its orbit was closest to Earth. At this time it had recently been suggested that the planet had a system of channels on the surface, present from the evaporation of flowing water. Looking through his telescope Lowell became convinced he could see a network of artificial canals. This led him to believe that

  • Capitalism and Feudalism: The Lowell System

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    Capitalism and Feudalism: The Lowell System During the mid-nineteenth century, as the industrial revolution was taking shape, so too, was an economic system in Lowell, Massachusetts. The system involved a series of textile mills, which hired mostly women from rural towns, which were slowly giving way to the large cities as a result of industrialization. The textile mills hired the women to work long hours in brutal, often dangerous conditions, and many paid high rent to company boardinghouses

  • Women and the Market Revolution

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    her father's permission to work at Lowell Mills, Mary writes, "I think [working at Lowell] would be much better for me than to stay about here. I could earn more to begin with than I can any where about here. I am in need of clothes which I cannot get..." The Marketing Revolution creates opportunity for women to earn their own wages and buy things, like clothes, which they may not have been able to buy at their respective homes. In her first letter from Lowell, Mary writes, "I like very well have

  • Smoking In Public Places - The Smoking Ban Backlash

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    feel it’s unfair that they should be forced to leave establishments in order to enjoy a basic freedom that slowly is being taken away from them. “If it were a gym, I could understand,” said Ryan Lowell, a Northeastern student. “It’s not exactly like you are going to a bar to be healthy.” Lowell added that smokers should be allowed to enjoy a cigarette and a cocktail because they go hand in hand. Rather then forcing establishments to ban smoking, he feels it should be decided by the private

  • Factory Labor and the Domestic Sphere in the Lowell Offering

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    mill executives, foremen and operatives. The cotton mills of Lowell, Massachusetts, and other New England sites began to employ the first female industrial labor force in the United States. Almost twenty years later, factory workers wrote and edited the Lowell Offering, a literary magazine showcasing the virtues and talents of the female operatives in verse, essays and short fiction (Eisler, 13-22). This ESSAY discusses the female Lowell factory worker as portrayed in the Offering. Although the magazine