Comparing Poems Essays

  • Comparing Poems First Love, Amen and Porphyrias Lover

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    Comparing Poems First Love, Amen and Porphyrias Lover First love is a poem describing when a man falls in love for the first time. This poem is very well worded, with similes and adjectives. It describes how love takes over everything; your mind, your body, your soul. It hits you like a bullet, and stops you dead. “I ne’er was stuck before that hour with love so sudden and so sweet.” The poet describes at the beginning how he first noticed the woman’s beauty, and how at each second

  • Essay Comparing the Concept of God in Beowulf and Other Anglo-Saxon Poems

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    of God in Beowulf and Other Anglo-Saxon Poems Is the concept of God mentioned only in Beowulf or is it a common element in all Anglo-Saxon poetry? Is the concept of God described the same way as in Beowulf? Beowulf presents a mixture of Christian and pagan elements Hrothgar is demonstrably a monotheist, bu this people were offering sacrifice to pagan gods when Grendel caused them to despair. Let’s try to clarify the concept of God in this poem. In the early lines of this classic we see

  • Comparing War Poems

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    Comparing War Poems Died of Wounds and Suicide in the Trenches are two poems, which I will be comparing the similarities and differences, which were written by the same author. Both these poems were written by a person called Siegfried Sasson, who wrote most of his poems during the World War One, which outlined how bad the war was to those at home after suffering from being Shell Shocked. I will be comparing the language it uses, ideas it contains and the way it is structured between both

  • Comparing Love Poems

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    When presented with the task of comparing love poetry, the images that instantly sprung into mind were the usual: chocolates, flowers, romance and typical clichés such as “love conquers all” or “all is fair in love and war”. ‘The Seduction’ and ‘Cousin Kate’ however, challenge the reader’s expectation of love poetry by exploring it in more of a deceiving way in which the men take advantage of the women, as opposed to unrealistic and perfect relationships. ‘Cousin Kate’ was written around the

  • Comparing Two Poems

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    these two poets are every different in their lives they still have a lot in common in there poems ‘The

  • Comparing Two Poems

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    “The Road Not Taken” and “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” written by Robert Frost, there are two poems that can be compared together to gain new insight into their deeper meaning. In these two poems Robert Frost illustrates the journey of two contrasting travelers, who are given choices along the way to explore their decisions and thought processes. These carpe diem, seize the day, poems presents options for the travelers that are negative, but in the end implies to persevere. In “The Road

  • Comparing Two Poems

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    spend his life in "Ode on Solitude". While William Wordsworth expresses his opinion on life "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud. The authors both have different opinions on life and how life should be taken. Both poems can be compared and contrasted about their perspective on life. These two poems are from two different poetic ages. "Ode of Solitude" is from the Age of Reason. The Age of Reason was in the time period of 1600s-1800s. This age followed the Renaissance and was filled with valuing reason

  • Comparing Poems 'Fueled And Machines'

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    The poems “Fueled” by Marcie Hans and “Machines” by Daniel Whitehead Hicky can be compared and contrasted using similarities found in the poetic devices present in each poem. The most important similarity between both poems is the theme: Man tends to favor technology over nature. Because both poems essentially have the same theme, they both also have the same general purpose. Both poems criticize man-made creations. Each poem points out how mankind worships and elevates technology over nature. Due

  • Comparing Poems 'Lady Lazarus And Bitch'

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    The poems “Lady Lazarus” and “Bitch” were published almost 2 decades apart, both still present a personal challenge from an outside force. But, they differ in the way they handle the battle with their emotions from the effects of the force. In “Lady Lazarus” the speaker had a depressed approach to her emotions while maintaining a feeling of reward and pleasure. In contrast, in “Bitch” the reader had a humorous and often times confused/angry approach to the outside force of her ex-lover. But, Plath’s

  • Comparing Don T Quit And If Poem

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    3.0 Comparing and Contrasting Two Excerpts of Poems: Don’t Quit and If For this task, two different excerpts of poems are going to be analysed, compared and contrast. One of the poem is titled “Don’t Quit” by an unknown author and the poem “If” by the famous Rudyard Kipling. Four items will be put into highlight for the comparison of the poems, which are subject matter, themes literary device and also language and style. The main subject matter for the poem “Don’t Quit” is not to be deprived of

  • Comparing poems from different cultures.

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    Comparing poems from different cultures. Many poems deal with the theme of cultural identity. I have chosen three to compare, they are: Search For My Tongue, by Sujata Bhatt Half-Caste, by John Agard and Presents from my Aunts in Pakistan, by Moniza Alvi. I chose these three poems because I feel that they all deal with different aspects of cultural identity. For example Search for my tongue covers the aspect of losing your native tongue and using a ‘foreign’ language, Half-Caste

  • Comparing Maya Angelou And Giovanni's Poems

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    Angelou and Giovanni’s writings share similarities and differences. In the two excerpts “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou” and “, “A Poem for My Librarian, Mrs Long (You never know what troubled little girl needs a book)” by Nikki Giovanni, both the poem and the excerpt write about a young girl living in the south who always has a role model. Giovanni’s writing includes a librarian named Mrs. Long, who is always referring to Giovanni in different books. Similar to Angelou’s writing

  • Comparing Two Poems about Prejudice

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    Comparing Two Poems about Prejudice The poems "Telephone Conversation", by Wole Soyinka and "You Will Be Hearing From Us Shortly", by U A Fanthorpe are both about prejudice. The former poem is to do with racial prejudice and the latter is to do with social prejudice. The two poems are different in many ways. The first poem is an application for accommodation and the second poem is a job interview. Soyinka's poem is a Dialogue within a monologue where as Fanthorpe's poem is just a monologue

  • Comparing Whitman And Dickinson's Poems

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    Although Whitman and Dickinson’s poems both center on the topic of death, they both have different ways of approaching it. Walt Whitman wrote the poem “Song of Myself” where he speaks of death and how it recycles the life that once was lived. His poem carries a joyous tune stating how as life moves on, the ones who are buried are reborn. Contrarily, Emily Dickinson’s poem “I heard a fly buzz- when I died.” has more of a morbid tone. Her poem speaks of someone being in their deathbed while others

  • Comparing Poems 'And Acquainted With The Night'

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    The tones used in both poems are similar and sometimes exact. From the beginning of the poem “Acquainted with the Night” there is a sense of sadness. The speaker states, “I have been one acquainted with the night. I have walked out in rain—and back in rain” (1-2). The word choices in the first two lines convey loneliness. The word “one” implies he is by himself walking in and out of the rain. The speaker also uses the title as the first and last line of the poem which shows he was lonely

  • Comparing Hate Poem And Bitch

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    for all the places where I love him half to death” (Charlotte Stein). Love can be confusing, and both of these works show a unique way of love and hate. The “Hate Poem” by Julie Sheehan and “Bitch” by Carolyn Kizer are similar in their characterization and tone of authors, yet different in their metaphors, and point of view. Both poems show that intensity and passion is needed, regardless if one loves or hates. Although love can be deceiving, is better to have love than never have love at all.

  • Comparing Poems The Seafarer And Raffel's

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    as in the poems “The Seafarer” translated by Burton Raffel and “The Wanderer” translated by Charles W. Kennedy. In both of these poems, there are similarities and differences that show fame and fate, religious struggles and the cultures societal structure. The earliest of the Anglo-Saxon literature began as oral tradition tales ; later, Christian monks would often take those tales that had been written down and alter them as a meaning of spreading religious belief. However, these poems and stories

  • Comparing Wright And Dickinson's Poems

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    The two works of focus are James Wright’s poem Lying in a Hammock at William Duffy’s Farm in Pine Island, Minnesota, and Emily Dickinson’s poem I heard a Fly buzz-when I died. The formal features that will be used to analyze these works are the use of first person singular speaker, and content type. In addition, these two formal features work together to in each poem to clarify the illustration of the main idea. Interestingly, content type and first person singular speaker are used quite similarly

  • Comparing Poems 'To A Mouse And To A Louse'

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    add a feeling of authenticity and liveliness to their poetry, many poems in the Romantic Period used dialect. Dialect can be defined as the language and speech habits of a specific social class, region, or group. These varying forms of speech can aid a text by establishing the mood, character, and setting. Robert Burns and Joanna Baillie were two poets who broke tradition by using different dialects. Robert Burns wrote his poems with a Scottish accent, and this poetry reflected a long struggle over

  • Comparing Three Poems on Love and Loss

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    Comparing Three Poems on Love and Loss 'How Do I Love Thee?' by Elizabeth Barrett Browning and 'Remember' by Christina Rossetti are both sonnets sharing the theme of Love and Loss but approaching it from a different view. 'How Do I Love Thee' is a Petrachian sonnet written by a famous poet of that time Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Born in 1806, Elizabeth Barrett Browning was a female author in the mid 1800's. 'How Do I Love Thee?' expresses the theme of love in an undying manner. It portrays