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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 concept of living and learning, is that an individual needs to live and make mistakes in order to learn and become wiser. Many people would acknowledge that they have learned more from the mistakes they have made then the advice they have received. This concept is demonstrated in A.E. Housman’s poem “When I Was One-and-Twenty.” In this poem the speaker receives advice from a wise man on the topic of love. The speaker does not know the advice is true, until he experiences love for himself. Then

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    Since Feeling is First

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    The poem “since feeling is first” is about a man expressing his love to his beloved women written by E.E Cummings. The poem is in a stanzaic form with a total number of 16 lines. The sentences carry no more than nine words and no less than four words. Cummings use of literary devices such as; metaphor, personification, imagery and denotation express his feelings. “Since feeling is first” is a romantic poem that teaches a lesson about life. Its use of figurative language makes the poem appealing to

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    Poem Analysis “As I Grew Older,” by Langston Hughes Time passes by, leaving behind memories but dreams never fade. They are immortalised in ones’ souls. In the poem, “As I Grew Older” by Langston Hughes, the persona’s dreams are immortalised since his childhood although he faces numerous obstacles in achieving them. The poem is about one’s dream in life. In the quest of his journey, the persona encounters enormous number of challenges and barriers. The theme of this poem revolves around the strong

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    As Richard Perry once said, “Certainly any hope of dispelling racism requires the spread of knowledge to correct misinformation,” (738). Walt Whitman was raised in New York in a white, American, middle-class family in the early nineteenth century. After becoming a writer, Whitman was a great contributor of "Americanism" in literature. According to the book Walt Whitman 's America, “Whitman’s writings were an impulse to revisit the period before his birth, when slavery and the economy were not yet

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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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    In Dylan Thomas’s “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night,” Thomas depicts death as a time of struggle that every person must face before leaving this life. He uses this poem as a plea for his father not to accept his death but instead to try to fight with everything he has in order to stay alive. Although the poem is directed toward his father, I think that he is also addressing mankind as a whole. He feels that everyone should want to resist death no matter how they lived their life and whether

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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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    “Howl”ing with Words Have you ever wondered how life was in the 1950s? Was it nice and peaceful? Was it violent? Do we have anything similar to it in the present? Allen Ginsberg’s book “Howl” will have some of the answers that you’re looking for. Some people wonder the 1950s is a corrupted time where people don’t know how to be equal to each other. Others wonder that the past is better than how it is in the present. If you think the 1950s is corrupted, we still experience a few of the same

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    Sonnet 55 is one of Shakespeare 's most famous works and a noticeable deviation from other sonnets in which he appears insecure about his relationships and his own self-worth. Here we find an impassioned burst of confidence as the poet claims to have the power to keep his friend 's memory alive evermore. Sonnet 55 is a poem about time and immortalization. The Writer claims that his beloved will last out this world to the end. According to Alison Scott, ‘the speaker 's poem won 't last much compared

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