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    A Red, Red Rose Love by definition is “an intense feeling of deep affection” (Webster’s Dictionary). In “A Red, Red Rose” by Robert Burns, the use of imagery, similes, metaphors, and even hyperboles (extreme exaggeration) conveys this message to the readers. Burns, a Scottish decadent, uses his countries dialect and an upbeat iambic meter to show his happiness for his newfound love. Although some critics of “A Red, Red Rose” prefer to believe that Burns wrote the poem on his deathbed, the reference

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    Donne's Holy Sonnet XIV - Batter my heart, three person'd God Batter my heart, three person'd God; for, you As yet but knocke, breathe, shine, and seeke to mend; That I may rise, and stand, o'erthrow me, 'and bend Your force, to breake, blowe, burn and make me new. I, like an usurpt towne, t'another due, Labor to 'admit you, but Oh, to no end, Reason your viceroy in me, me should defend, But is captiv'd, and proves weake or untrue, Yet dearely'I love you, and would be

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    incorporate iambic pentameter in their works so that the tone, diction, and overall language flows nicely together. But Frost does not follow this exact closed form of poetry. Instead, his lines vary. The first verse of “Out, out” indeed follows five iambs but the second verse

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    Warnings in Shakespeare's Sonnet 95

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    Warnings in Shakespeare's Sonnet 95 William Shakespeare is the master of subtle humor and sexual puns.  In his "Sonnet 95," a poem to a blond young man, both are seen while pointing out a couple of realities about sexual sin.  He speaks directly to a young man whose physical beauty compensates for his lack of sexual morality. Shakespeare would like for this young man to realize that his handsomeness is the sole aspect of his person that prevents absolute disapproval of his

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    On the surface, William Butler Yeats’s poem No Second Troy, tells the narrative of a man questioning his unrequited loves morality and ideology. However, further reading of the poem gives the reader insight into Yeats’s own feelings towards Irish radical, Maud Gonne, a woman to whom he proposed on numerous occasions unsuccessfully. Gonne had always been more radical than Yeats within her efforts to secure Ireland’s independence from Britain in the first decades of the 20th century, but Yeats persisted

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    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

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    Growing Old in Henry Vaughn's The Waterfall Henry Vaughn's "The Waterfall" is a very insightful poem that carries a deep message. The speaker uses Vaughn's words to show the reader how the waterfall is a metaphor for a person's life, containing many highs and lows. The tone of this poem is relaxed. While reading the poem I feel at ease, as if I am somewhere in the woods by a stream with a waterfall. This seems to be the intended effect, as Vaughn wishes to create a comfort level for the reader

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    Soliloquy of a Villain

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    Throughout most of Richard III, Richard gleefully fills the role of a villain. However, in the final act he speaks to himself after a nightmare and reveals a hidden vulnerability that isn’t shown anywhere else in the play. Examining the ways in which the rhythm and syntax of his speech are altered in this soliloquy allows for a greater understanding of Richard’s character. First, the soliloquy demonstrates Richard’s mental and emotional deterioration over the course of the play. He begins with

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    Physicality and Emotional Attachment in Shakespeare's Sonnet 46 In "Sonnet 46" of his works about the blond young man, William Shakespeare presents a unique view on the classic debate about physical lust versus emotional love. The poet struggles to decide if his feelings are based upon superficial desire and infatuation, represented by the "eye" (1), or true love independent of the physical world, symbolized by the "heart" (1). With a deft movement from violent imagery in the first two

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    Analyzing Themes in Robert Frost's The Road Not Taken This is a wonderful poem with many different themes and ideas. One of the biggest themes is not being afraid to take a chance. Some of the other themes include, not following the crowd, trying new things, and standing for something. This poem stated that the author "took the one (road) less traveled by, and that has made all the difference" so the author is telling the reader that we too should not be afraid to take another path. The

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