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    The Poems of Richard Wilbur Richard Wilbur's New and Collected Poems is full of poems that cover a huge multitude of subjects. The four poems this assignment covers represent that variety, with the topics including love, juggling, grace and music. Wilbur's poems take experiences and ideas (even a juggler) and through his mastery of the English language force the reader to take another look at what his preconceptions are. His poems allow for many different interpretations, and this paper will take

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    Richard Wilbur, God, and Christianity

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    Richard Wilbur, God, and Christianity A recurring theme in the poetry of Richard Wilbur is one of God and Christianity.  Biblical references can be found throughout his work, even in poems that have little to do with religion.  However, this theme is quite prominent as there are several poems contain more than passing references. Wilbur provides in these poems ideas that Christians can identify with, either in the Christian lifestyle or straight from the Bible. Richard Wilbur was raised by

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    Richard Wilbur

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    neighbors; but he does address a great congress of persons who dwell at the back of his mind, a congress of all those who have taught him and whom he has admired; that constitute his ideal audience and his better self” (“Richard Wilbur”, National Book Foundation). Richard Wilbur spoke this famous quote at his National Book Award speech in 1957. Many of the events in Wilbur’s life transitioned to his acceptance of this award, but he did not know what direction his life was going in at the time. From

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    The say the as we age, we also gain wisdom, and while this is true, it is only true to an extent. In “The Writer” by Richard Wilbur, we are able to see the fact that life is a struggle that we cannot avoid, how easy it is to forget what it’s like to struggle, and what it is like to stand idly by while watching others go through times of turbulence. In “The Writer” by Richard Wilbur, one is able to realize what the real battle in life is: watching the one that you love suffer, and having to stand idly

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    The metaphorical voyage found in Richard Wilbur’s “The Writer” and the experience described in Ted Hughes’s “The Thought-Fox” show events in which a journey of discovery is made. Though their theme and metaphors are vastly different, many parallels exist between their use of animals and their creation of sensorial imagery. In this way, the reader finds how the voyage of life and the flight of a bird are akin to the adventures of a fox; one can hope to direct fate, but we must let it run its natural

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    the setting begins to play an important role in how the narrator discovers the many ways he may die.  Although he must rely on his senses alone to feel his surroundings, he knows that somewhere in this dark, gloomy room, that death awaits him.  Richard Wilbur tells us how fitting the chamber in "The Pit and the Pendulum" actually was.  "Though he lives on the brink of the pit, on the very verge of the plunge into unconciousness, he is still unable to disengage himself from the physical and temperal

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    to acknowledge the presence and representation of evil and how they shape society. Enlightenment thinkers value reason, rationality and moderation, whereas Romanticism encouraged imagination, emotion and individual sensibility. “Tartuffe” by Richard Wilbur demonstrates all of the Enlightenment values in his play, whereas “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley emphasizes on emotion, passion and the natural world. This essay will explore ways in which human reason and society can be evil and deceiving. Evil

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    The Complex Alceste of Moliere's Misanthrope

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    xlviii. {8} II.v, ll. 711-30 (ll. 153-72 in Wilbur). {9} I.i, line 118 (so also Wilbur). {10} Frame, "Introduction to The Misanthrope," op. cit., p. 21. {11} Richard Wilbur, "Introduction to The Misanthrope," in Brown & Kimmey, p. 360. {12} Ibid., p. 361. {13} V.iv, line 1782 (V.viii, line 50 in Wilbur). {14} I do not include Arsinoé in this, since in a sense she receives some sort of punishment when in the last scene (V.iv [V.vi in Wilbur]) she is put to shame by Alceste's implication

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    can show you of the way that things have to be. As such is life and there is no way we can change that. You cannot stand by and watch as time leaves you as nothing but dust. You cannot try to change everything for your power only goes so far. Richard Wilbur threw some rather interesting things into his poem, “The Writer”, and it just goes to show that even in the simplest of things, there is a limit to the affect you have on the situation. Even though some people of this world are young their lives

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    the story “The Writer” it is about the author’s daughter writing a story. Author Richard Wilbur will begin placing the messages within the first line of the story. Within the story I see three messages, these being that the girl and the bird are the same, life is difficult, and learning involves fear and pain. The first message from the "The Writer" is that the girl and the bird are the same. On page 708 Wilbur says, "And then she is at it again with a bunched clamor of strokes, and again she

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