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    A teacher describes how he wants his students to experience and enjoy poems for what they are as in “I ask them to take a poem and hold it up to a light” (line 2). Paraphrase I ask my students to take a poem and to admire it’s beauty Like a picture in the sky Or listen to the sounds of the poem’s song I say think about the space- the structure of a poem And see how you get in and out of the poem. Or physically enter the poem And feel around it for The Light I want them to feel the experience

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    In the short story “Revelation”, Flannery O’Connor shows that self-discovery can be a painful but ultimately rewarding process to go through. The story is written in third-person and feels like it has no rising action and then out of the blue a climax comes. The characters in this story are not very likable, especially the protagonist Mrs. Turpin. She is an egotistical, self-praising woman whom O’Connor describes as a big. Her image of herself is of a person who is blessed by God above all others

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    “Lies” and “Dover Beach” The poem “Lies” by Martha Collins who plays so well with the word “lie” in the first six lines of this poem. “Lies” is a great piece that includes a strong mixed languages and imageries.With her choice of language, “Lies”  has many of its different meanings that did get me so confusing when I just first read this poem. Collins uses the single word “lie” which seems crucial to the poem’s total effect and theme. This mess of words helps us to point out how much one word (lie)

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    Although the suffrage movement in 1920 gave women more legal power poet Joy Davidman’s poem, This Woman, highlights the idea that women were still held to certain constraints that she hoped more women would reject in efforts to attain an equal standing within society. With the date of the poem marked as 1938 many facts about an average woman’s life and role in society can be suggested. The country had recently come out of the Great Depression when this poem was written. During this time women proved

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    Lisa Hansen Professor Phillips Final Paper 5/16/2014 Analysis of Derek Walcott’s Poetry: Poetry in essence is a written artistic form of expression. It allows for writers to reveal their ideas and feelings in a very unique way. Wallace Stevens once said, “Poetry is a destructive force”. In other words poetry has power, I believe this is a very true statement. Another poet by the name of William Carlos Williams once said, “Poetry is a small (or large) machine made out of words.” I also believe

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    Sonnet 42: Rationalizing Rejection Shakespeare’s Sonnet 42 is about a man, the speaker, who is contemplating the loss of his lover to his friend. The speaker is exploring the motive for his lover’s choice of betrayal; more notably he is attempting to explain why this betrayal has occurred with a series of different rationalizations. The speaker appears to believe that he will not be as pained by his loss if he were to rationalize why his lover betrayed him. Shakespeare notoriously wrote three

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    Shakespeare’s Sonnet 138 is a poem that focuses on infidelity, denial, and the fear of aging. In this sonnet, the speaker refuses to believe that his lover is being unfaithful to him, even though he knows this is true. Sonnet 138 contains several words that possess multiple meanings, such as the word lie and vainly. The sonnet also contains several words that are not used in modern context, since it was published in 1609. In Sonnet 138, the word “lie(s)” holds multiple possible meanings. In line

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    Critical Analysis: An Irish Airman Foresees His Death There is no way fate, fate will get its turn on he/she and there is nothing that can be done to avoid it. This isn’t an infamous cop pursuit where the villain escapes, but more like the Black Death were no one escapes. Horrible, yes, but fate is real, and instead of trembling on it he/she needs to grab fate by the horns and make it special. The poem “An Irish Airman Foresees His Death” explains fate as not only something the Irishmen can’t escape

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    Analysis of Mirror, by Sylvia Plath

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    The theme of this poem is perspective, how the woman sees herself and how she is actually portrayed. In other words this poem is bashing the idea of vanity and replacing it with reality. Plath uses different types of figures of speech to try to make the intended theme clear. In the first nine line of the poem, personification is used to promote the theme. The second section of the poem lines 10-14 Plath uses metaphors, paradox and a jealous tone to relate to the theme of the poem. The final section

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    1.0 Introduction Over the years, research has been done on children’s oral language development and their literacy competency through their creation of narratives (Curenton, Craig, & Flanigan, 2008; Fitzhugh, 2010). According to Milosky (1987), children’s literacy development can be predicted through the use decontextualised oral language skills (DOLS), where the listener is unfamiliar with the information given by the speaker. This requires children to use literate language features, to “increase

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