Elegy For Jane

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  • Influences and Sources of Theodore Roethke's Elegy for Jane

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    Influences and Sources of Theodore Roethke's Elegy for Jane In "In Memoriam A. H. H.," a new kind of elegy with roots in the elegiac tradition, Tennyson writes, "For words, like Nature, half reveal/And half conceal the Soul within" (1045). The truth of Tennyson's statement appears in Theodore Roethke's "Elegy for Jane: My Student Killed by a Horse." Roethke conceals much about himself as a person yet reveals much about himself as a poet when he puts his grief into words. Without knowing

  • Self-Expression in Theodore Roethke's Elegy for Jane

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    Self-Expression in Theodore Roethke's Elegy for Jane Theodore Roethke demonstrates an abiding honesty toward the facts of his experience. Roethke, who was one of America's teaching poets before his death, was self-absorbed, and his poetry derives much of its imaginative strength from his quest for that communion joining self and creation (Mills 527-28). In "Elegy for Jane," one of his most successful poems, he blends his grief for his student Jane Bannick with his childhood memories, his students'

  • Four Critics’ Perspective of Theodore Roethke's Elegy for Jane

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    Critics’ Perspective of Theodore Roethke's Elegy for Jane More than forty years after her untimely death, Jane Bannick breathes again--or so it seems while reading about her. Jane's unfortunate death in an equestrian accident prompted one of her professors, the poet Theodore Roethke, to write a moving poem, "Elegy for Jane," recalling his young student and his feelings of grief at her loss. Opinions appeared almost as soon as Roethke's tribute to Jane, and passages about the poem continue to

  • Contrasting Love in To His Coy Mistress and Elegy for Jane

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    Contrasting Love in To His Coy Mistress and Elegy for Jane     If one is interested enough to look, one can find twenty-eight definitions for the word "love" in the dictionary. Such a broadly-defined word has no doubt contributed to the diverse array of poems which all claim (legitimately) to be about "love". Two such poems are "To His Coy Mistress", by Andrew Marvell, and "Elegy for Jane", by Theodore Roethke. Both poems are clearly love poems; however, the types of love that each one represents

  • Elegy For Jane, My Student Thhrown By A Horse Poem Analysis

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    someone else’s dad. I thought that society would not acknowledge my grief since I was not part of his family. Similarly, the speaker in Elegy for Jane, My Student, Thrown by a Horse, by Theodore Roethke, ponders the same thing. This elegy exposes the grief that the speaker feels for his beloved student. Within these lines, the speaker creates vivid images of Jane, describing her impact on the world. For this reason, the speaker’s voice continues to fill with grief, yearning for Jane’s life to return

  • Comparative Elegies~Similar or Different?

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    An elegy is a poem of lament, usually formal and sustained, over the death of a particular person; also, a meditative poem in plaintive or sorrowful mood. Through an elegy authors are able to convey their deepest remorse and grief through the eloquent use of the English language. Three elegies in which show the possible interpretations and moral convictions of death are “Elegy for Jane”, “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard”, and “A Satirical Elegy”. Jane's unfortunate death in an equestrian

  • Analysis of Roethke's Poetry

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    so much fun with his father. Fitting to end with “Elegy for Jane – My student, thrown by a horse)”. The poem is obviously about a student that dies by horseback, and the teacher is the speaker of the poem. A theme in the poem is birds. Not just birds, but gray, plain birds, if there ever was such a thing. Obviously Jane was not the most attractive girl in the class, if a teacher would have such thoughts, but the qualities of Jane the teacher speaks of, would assume that he was quite fond

  • A Literary Analysis of Tennyson’s Works Related to His Life

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    Tennyson talks about how he no longer has his friend there with him. As you can tell, the emotions in these lines are heavy, and he really misses his best friend. According to the article, Alfred Tennyson, “On June 1, he published In Memoriam, the long elegy inspired by the death of Hallam.” The event of Tennyson’s best friend’s death affected his works completely! He took years and years to get over the death. Also, his works became more depressed because he was depressed. In The Lady of Shalott, by

  • The Alice Williamson Diary

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    life in the writing of death in her personalized forum. In her usage of physically free words she unifies all people, the reader and the fighting men and women of a race war, in historic memory. Peter Sacks in his article "Interpreting the Genre: The Elegy and the Work of Mourning," states: Repetition creates a sense of continuity, of an unbroken pattern such as one may oppose to the extreme discontinuity of death. Time itself is thereby structured to appear as a familiar, filled-in medium rather than

  • Achieving a Balanced Life in Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility

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    Achieving a Balanced Life in Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility We are often told that too much of anything can be a bad thing. Even Aristotle, one of the greatest thinkers of all time, insisted that the only path to real contentment and inner peace is "The Golden Mean" (Funk & Wagnalls 328). This life lesson is learned by two of Jane Austen's most well-known characters. Only when Elinor and Marianne Dashwood achieve a balance between Sense and Sensibility do they find true happiness in their