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    Speaker for the Dead taught me that I have been and will always be my own main character, but that I should read the books of others. Ironically, Ender Wiggin, Ender the Xenocide, and the Speaker for the Dead are all the same person. Ender Wiggin: hero of the world who wiped out the entire Bugger race for the sake of mankind. Ender the Xenocide: the face of evil who slaughtered millions of innocent people just because they were different. Speaker for the Dead: the most understanding

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    roadways. This increased rate of mortality is addressed in William Stafford’s “Traveling Through the Dark,” in which the speaker nearly strikes a dead doe on the windy Wilson River Road. Instead of driving by the doe like most indifferent travelers, he stops to remove it. Although the speaker’s actions may appear inhumane, the speaker makes the ethical choice by pushing the dead pregnant doe off the road into the canyon because he saves the fawn from unspeakable suffering, the conditions were not

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    West Wind/IV/page 752:44,51-53). The speaker displays great homage to the West Wind through his ode for it, stating he is lost with a dire need for the wind's assistance. However, the fact that the ode is for an inanimate force of nature, it is confusing why the speaker would tribute his ballad for a wind that has no control for his fate. With hopes to influence himself, Percy Bysshe Shelly presents an odd tale of realization through the presence of a speaker and the violent and wild West Wind. As

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    than growing old. He uses various elements to get a message across such as a convincing tone, along with vivid imagery and rhythm and structure. The tone in To An Athlete Dying Young is very convincing. Throughout the entirety of the poem, the speaker is trying to convince

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    and the disregard humans have for nature really stand out. Traveling through the Dark starts off with a very simple and seemingly innocent line, the speaker talks about how he or she has found a deer while traveling through the dark. The line has a sort of calmness to it, a sense of joy even, because the speaker only says that he or she has

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    mental illness and her numerous encounters with suicidal feelings. Sexton became known as a confessional poet because of her autobiographical style of writing. The main themes of her poetry are depression and death. “Wanting to Die”, “The Truth the Dead Know”, “The Abortion”, and “The Starry Night”, are all examples of Sexton’s writing that portray her central poetic themes. Through the use of vivid visual imagery, especially natural

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    left on roads relates to the problem the speaker has to face in the poem by William E. Stafford, “Traveling Through the Dark”. The speaker encounters a dead pregnant doe that has been hit and left on a narrow, mountain road. He has a dilemma between whether to save the fawn or roll the doe

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    the first stanza the speaker is overjoyed with happiness and is celebrating their return home. “O Captain! My Captain! Our fearful trip is done / the ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won” (L1-2). They have won their victory and freedom over whoever they were in battle with, and they are rejoicing their victory. However, by the end of the first stanza the speaker lets the audience know the captain he speaks about is actually deceased. At this point the speaker is in denial that his

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    of the Dead” and “The Sleeper,” relates to Poe’s theory and is used express his differential views about death. Although both “Spirits of the Dead” and “The Sleeper” display dark, yet dream-like aspects of death through figurative language, “Spirits of the Dead” illustrates a more optimistic idea that the dead still surrounds the living, while “The Sleeper” ends with a resignation that the living should move on from the dead because the dead will never return. In “The Spirits of the Dead,” Poe uses

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    certainly lyric it is irregular in rhythm with a general rhyme scheme of “abcb”, Hughes divides the 16 lines into four quatrains, or four stanzas of four lines. Enjambment, or continuing a thought to the next line is used in the last two lines, when the speaker fears that “the darkness teach/Me that nothing matters.” There is not a set meter or feet, ranging from a spondaic monometer in lines such as “No lights gleam” to trochaic tetrameter in lines such as “In this narrow bed of earth”. There is also an

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