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    Poetry Analysis: "Those Winter Sundays"

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    In Robert Hayden’s “Those Winter Sundays”, the readers follow the narrator’s seemingly dark memory of his father: who worked, sacrificed, and endured many pains for his family, and mainly, his son (the narrator). As one reads, they come to see that this father is gratefully unappreciated. Perhaps this is one of the reasons why the father is violent and abusive and the main contributing factor for why the narrator has come to fear him. As the narrator begins to end his reflection, he comes to a revelation

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    Emily Dickinson is one of the most important American poets of the 1800s. Dickinson, who was known to be quite the recluse, lived and died in the town of Amherst, Massachusetts, spending the majority of her days alone in her room writing poetry. What few friends she did have would testify that Dickinson was a rather introverted and melancholy person, which shows in a number of her poems where regular themes include death and mortality. One such poem that exemplifies her “dark side” is, “Because I

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    Just recently, Benson Theater put on its last show, bringing an end to its storied history. I have had the personal honor of performing in Benson Theater four times and its atmosphere and character have had a profound effect on me as a student and actor. Benson is often home to the hardest-working people on campus: techies putting their blood, sweat, and tears into their work, actors reciting lines late into the night, and directors volunteering their time to ensure the perfection of the show. That

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    Love poems are usually what one thinks about when it comes to poetry. Usually the gushy, mushy, and all together very sappy kind. But what happens when the roses and violets wither and love ends? Many people do not dare think about life after love, because, for many, it is a painful thought. For some love fades slowly like a sunset and others end as quickly as lightning flashes. The topic of love and its flight from people’s lives is written in Sara Teasdale’s “After Love” and William Butler Yeats’

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    21 Love Poetry Analysis

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    To what extent does the presence of nature impact the poems in “twenty love poems and a song of despair” Within “twenty love poems and a song of despair” written by poet Pablo Neruda, nature seems to be used as a device to put across the meaning of the poems to the audience through conventions such as metaphors, personification, pathetic fallacy and man y others that will be discussed below. The use of nature as a big theme throughout the poems can be linked back to Neruda’s life. It is widely

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    Irish Poet Seamus Heaney

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    The Irish poet, Seamus Heaney broadcasts his constant awe towards his family member’s abilities in a plethora of his poems. In the poem “Follower,” Heaney brags about his father being a digger and yearns to follow the family tradition, which in his poem “Digging” he gains closure by claiming that he can “dig” in his own sense by writing. In “Clearances #5,” the poet is in awe with his mother’s ability to make sheets out of mere flour sacks. Heaney’s work stresses the importance of family life through

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    The Romantic era was an intriguing and captivating period in the history of English literature. It is characterized by having a great sense of individualism, radicalism and a strong emphasis on aesthetic experiences that marked and revolutionized how literature is perceived today. The romantic period is likewise known for having a great focus on nature, an element widely reflected on most literary works during that time. One of the greatest devotees of this theme was William Wordsworth, a British

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    Society shapes human beings into what they think is perfection. People in today’s society follow the world’s rituals as they continue to conform to fit in to the latest trends. Today, implants, plastic surgery, and weight loss treatments are the reason people have money set aside in their savings accounts. The pressure of others claims to be the main reason people change their hair, skin, and size, and often forget about their own special characteristics. There is a reason Walt Whitman, writes “I

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    Analysis of e.e. cummings' since feeling is first E. E. Cummings' poem "since feeling is first" is a poem which shows how emotions dictate people's actions and why the narrator thinks they should. The poem implies that to follow one's heart is better than following one's mind, yet, at the same time the poem is the narrator's analysis of why emotion comes before thought. The last line of the poem brings a twist on theme that the rest of the poem seems to be following. It speaks of death

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    Crystal Gross EN 111- IS3 November 1, 2015 Poetry Essay Summary of “To an Athlete Dying Young” A. E. Housman published the book A Shropshire Lad in 1896 in which “To an Athlete Dying Young” appears. The poem has seven stanzas written as quatrains. Each quatrain has two couplets that rhyme. In “To an Athlete Dying Young” the rhyming scheme is AABB. This unique style of writing was complemented by the AABB format. This format of the poem gave the feeling of going forward and backwards. As a result

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