February 6th, 2021
Thoughts on "Fire and Ice" by Robert Frost
I read this poem in high school and found it very eerie; I didn't understand it at the time; therefore, it overlooked why the poem is so great. To me, the poem symbolizes the amount of self-destruction that haunts people every...
Dr. Simone Puleo
Margaret Atwood's untitled poem reveals a dual perspective on human love. In the first line of the poem the writer used symbolism and signifies her lover a quintessential fit like a perfect piece of the puzzle. The poem's speaker...
Odysseus took many different trips and experienced many adventures before arriving home. Out of all his wanderings, his worst choice was the land of the Cyclops. This is where Odysseus and his men were trapped in a Cyclops' cave, Polyphemus, the son of Poseidon. There, he lost a couple of his men...
I don't think the poem means to say that anyone and noone are the cool guys, whereas the 'women and men' are boring types who don't understand. 'Anyone' is just that - any individual. He is special because everyone is special. We don't appreciate this because we all lead such busy lives - we are...
It was a stormy night as spotted a man out in the seas. He was struggling to survive because he was in the middle of a storm. didn't know it was the legend Odysseus that survived through the 10 years long war, so she rescued him.
After rescued Odysseus, she brought him to...
As far as the nature of poetry is concerned, as per Wordsworth "poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings." Poetry has its origin in the internal feelings of the poet. In 19th century, when Wordsworth was a writer, industry and urbanity were taking place in England. Wordsworth...
Take me away from the hood like a state penitentiary
Take me away from the hood in the casket or a Bentley
Take me away
Like I overdosed on cocaine
Or take me away like a bullet from Kurt Cobain
Suicide (Suicide.. suicide..)
I'm from a Windy City, like "Do or Die"
From a block close to where...
My Father As a Guitar : by Martin Espada
Martin Espada is a famous poet who has written My Father as a Guitar. Looking at this poem we see this father who want to get better but he still has life going on and it want just stop because...
Love is like a path, and although you know where it will end up, you don't know how you will get there. It might take a circle and take you back to the start. It might turn right and the left and get you so confused that you don't where you are, but you will always find yourself. Love can make you...
Le film Moi moche et m?chant dirige pour Pierre Coffin et Chris Renaud est un film d'animation pour un publique familial. Ce film est ? propos d'un sc?l?rat qui vouloir voler la lune pour 'tre reconnu comme le meilleur sc?l?rat dans le monde. Cela toujours...
Death is a common theme in many poems. It is viewed so differently to
everyone. In the poems, "Because I could not stop for Death," "First Death in
Nova Scotia," and "War is kind" death is presented by each narrator as something
different. To one it is a kind gentle stranger while to another it...
In Halliday poem, he often mentions the imagery of a library. This imagery is tell me how library can aid in our education, keeping us distracted from being a hapless ass. Generally when we?re in a library we are usually more focus on our works, able to learn a lot more. Education maybe different...
"Life is a Series of Tests and Challenges": A Critical Analysis of Sir
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a Middle English romance poem
written by an anonymous West Midlands poet also credited with a lot of
other poems written during that time. The protagonist, Sir Gawain, survives
two tests: a...
I've been through so much in my life, words can't express; the only feeling I have inside is plain loneliness.
When you, finally, came around, you said you'd never leave, but I've never felt so alone; I find it hard to breath.
When I asked you if you had been drinking, you sat there and told me...
Our love is not just strong feelings we share:
It is also happiness and sadness,
Which is brought by the loneliness I can't bear.
It sometimes brings anger ( I must confess).
I just feel there is nothing to do to help.
When I am so far away, who will be
There to ease your pain? I will be your...
BY J.K. ROWLING
HARRY POTTER thinks he's a regular boy,
And also his ?parents? acts him as he was a toy.
He was always getting a lot of letters from no one,
Till Vernon got crazy and run away as far as japan.
But since HAGRID has arrived, his life...
When I wake up in the morning, the first thing I think about is you. When I go to bed at night you are the last thing that runs through my mind and every single second in between I'm caught up in wondering: Are you ok? Are you happy? Am I wasting your life away when you could do so much better than...
In Great Appreciation Of Your
35 Years of Dedication to Education.
A Special Teacher takes a hand,
opens a mind and touches a heart.
Teachers like you are few and far between.
Now that you're retiring
We can tell you how...
they start as a baby,
they start as baby leaves.
the baby grows into adolescence,
the baby leaves grow into adolescence too.
the child turns into a mature and stronger adult,
the leaves mature into greener and stronger leaves.
the adult turns old and grey,
the leaves turn old and brown.
Emily Dickinson- born 12/10/1830 Amherst Massachusetts
-Left school as teen to live reclusive life on family homestead where she wrote notebooks of poetry.
-Work was published after death may 15, 1886. Now considered 1 of towering figues of American lit
-Her paternal grandfather, Samuel...
, an epic poem, was written around the ninth century A.D. more than one heroic tendency. each performs deeds for which they gain fame and honor, and each is seen, in their own respects, as a model of virtue. 's time heroes were confident, strong, and brave, , an Anglo-Saxon...
In '' (1623), John Donne suggested that those holding up to their sins are nonetheless forgiven. The speaker is begging forgiveness of God, but is like a difficult child taunting his parent with increasing disobedience. 'Wilt thou forgive that sin I begun, which was my sin,...
Sir Gawain And the Green Knight' is a poem written by the Pearl poet during the Middle Ages. In this narrative poem, the Green Knight challenges Sir Gawain to a New Year's game to 'exchange one blow for another.' Sir Gawain gives the first blow, beheading the Green Knight. Much to his amazement and...
Edgar Allan is the epitome of American try. With his eloquent rhymes, and story-like poems, he paints a vivid picture of the world he wishes to immerse you in. was born in 1809 in Boston, Massachusetts. His mother died at a very young age, and his father walked out on the family. He...
I watch as you stare, can't help blink
then it's gone
Like lightening that strikes
to be there, then be gone
I can't help to think of what we used to be
But then I remember
what split you and me
The fake laugh, the fake smile
O how could I not see?
To be blind to be tied
All the world's a party
And the people are merely guests
They all have their ups and downs
And the host can play many types of music
Hoping that the guests will enjoy it
The girls that think they're all that
Are trying to get attention while faking intoxication
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate,
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measures!
We ask ourselves who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?
Actually who are you not to be? Playing small doesn't serve the world.
We were born to make manifest the...
Romanticism came just after Classicism. The romantic poets intentionally escaped from the world of composed manners.they tried a new genre and thus a new literature called romantic literature began. the first publication of the Lyrical Ballads by Wordsworth and Coleridge announced the new era of...
HARRY POTTER thinks he's a regular boy,
And also his 'parents' acts him as he was a toy.
He was always getting a lot of letters from no one,
Till Vernon got crazy and run away as far as japan.
But since HAGRID has arrived, his life has changed,
and his jurk ass brother, Dudley, is now afraid.
I just wanted to say
that I apologize for drinking your
delicious glass of milk
behind your back.
I had just pruned the roses
in the hot summer sun
when I began craving a tall
cold glass of milk.
No coaster in sight
as beads of water threatened to
inch closer and closer
to the surface...
The horror in war and young soldiers sacrifice their lives for nothing is the central theme in this poem. The speaker is angrily speaking about how these young soldiers are dying and being slaughtered like animals. Also, he is mad by the...
The start of both poems are the exact opposite of each other they both ask a question but one before and one after the war. At first it was a game but lard it became a tragedy. It seems that Jessie asks questions that are the opposite of Wilfred statements. "the monstrous anger of guns" " the red...
By: Breanna Miller
It's dark and cold and lonely
I can't help to think `'
I could have chosen the right way
`No' I could have choose to say
All my friends followed this path
They said to take the other way was daft
They told me it was neat and cool
But over it I would lose my...
In the poem 'Home Burial', Robert Frost talks about a couple in the verge of breaking up. I believe that the main issue in this poem is the death of a child that has not been addressed by the parents. A staircase, where the action of the poem occurs, symbolizes both the ability of husband and wife...
The poems `Mending Wall' and `New year' written by Robert Frost and Edward Thomas are both similar in the idea that they both revolve around encounters. Both poems have many similarities in their presentation and ideas but are also very contrasting. Both have encounters, presented in...
Couter-Attack is a poem of war, and it is in a soldiers viewpoint. It starts out with his army keeping the enemy away early in the morning. Everyone was unshaven and thirsty and blind from smoke but still everything seemed all right. They had certain guns set up in different places to keep them...
Suburban Sonnet, Gwen Harwood
This piece exposes the mixed blessing of children and the darker side of motherhood.
Techniques and Impact on Reader
"zest and love, drain out with soapy water"
This image has been juxtaposed against "zest and love",...
Both Adrienne Rich and Audre Lorde, in their respective poems entitled Power, convey the idea that ones identity and sense of worth is defined by what they are willing to give up. This message is energized by the emotion the authors evoke through their ability to communicate a sense of experience....
Stevie Smith's "Not Waving but Drowning" and Adrienne Rich's "Aunt Jennifer's Tigers" are similar in that both poems' characters have lived their lives with regret and sorrow. Neither of their lives were lived to the fullest and as death approaches, the question of, "what could have been?"...
Why do I suffer?
Is it for someone?
Is it for something?
Is it for God?
I have freedom
Why do I have boundaries?
Is it to keep me safe?
Is it to keep me under control?
Is it to keep me from doing wrong?
I have freedom
Who is in control?
Is it the people?
Is it the government?
Is it the...
Many poems are written about death. The two poets William Cullen Bryant and
Emily Dickinson were very influential trancendental writers. Bryant writing
Thanatopsis And Emily Dickinson's "Because I Could Not Stop for Death" are
basically more alike then than they are similar for the fact that there...
Armando Palacio Vald's fue un escritor y cr'tico literario espa'ol, perteneciente al Realismo del siglo XIX. Naci' el 4 de octubre de 1853 en Entralgo (Oviedo). Era hijo de un abogado ovetense, Silverio Palacio y Eduarda Vald's, que pertenec'a a una adinerada familia de Avil's, y se educ' en esta...
In T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land there are several allusions. The most profound allusion in the poem is relayed through the character of Tiresias. Tiresias is a blind prophet who shows up in several different literary works. In The Waste Land Tiresias is an allusion to Christ. This allusion is...
Like the fluid of the body that pours when slit
The lil god took that shot again without considering
Set ablaze by the effects of this deed
Desperation intensifies to quench it with a flit
Only the inner home of beats can tell
Without remorse what it feels
Caged up in a maze
Wondering if its safer...
Question: "On the surface, Heaney's poems are very simple. This simplicity however is deceptive, for the poems are usually most subtle and complex." What do you think of this response to Heaney's poems?
Heaney's poetry may at first, initially seem simple, yet his poems do contain more complex...
I have chosen to be the topic of my research paper. I will start off with a biography of him and then later move on to explaining a few of his poems and along with them putting my opinion, which is a valid part of this project. I will also try to sum up his themes of the poems after I am done...
I loved playing,
Always having fun,
We'd all laugh with joy,
Until the day is done,
When the long day was over,
I held my mum tight,
She'd tighten up the covers,
And bid me goodnight,
When the morning came and I awoke,
With my morning glee,
I'd feel my face shine over,
As I ran and...
E. E. Cummings, who was born in 1894 and died in 1962, wrote many poems with unconventional punctuation and capitalization, and unusual line, word, and even letter placements. Cummings' most difficult form of prose is probably the ideogram; it is extremely short and it combines both visual and...
In Mark O'Connor describes the early moments of newly hatched turtles; the turtles begin the race of life, with their sights set on the sea, overcoming the many difficulties and obstacles they face. O'Connor portrays that for every moment spent on the beach, the...
When I first read the poem, it was kind of confusing and hard to understand. It wasn't until I read it the second time that I figured out that Oliver Holmes was actually writing about a sea creature, or, at least I think that's what he's writing about. What...
In "Ode to the West Wind," Percy Bysshe Shelley tries to gain
transcendence, for he shows that his thoughts, like the "winged seeds" (7) are
trapped. The West Wind acts as a driving force for change and rejuvenation in
the human and natural world. Shelley views winter not just as last phase...
Thomas Stearns Eliot was born in St. Louis, Missouri of New England
descent, on Sept. 26, 1888. He entered Harvard University in 1906, completed
his courses in three years and earned a master's degree the next year. After a
year at the Sorbonne in Paris, he returned to Harvard. Further study led...
The Romantic period has numerous characteristics that help to distinguish it from other literary periods. A large majority of the pieces found in this period have at least one of the distinctive elements. Edgar Allan Poe uses a few of these elements to put a time frame on his short story, "The...
John Milton, a poet who was completely blind in 1651 wrote "Sonnet XIX"
in 1652; this sonnet is his response to his loss of sight. The theme of the
sonnet is the loss and regain of primacy of experience. Milton offers his
philosophical view on animism and God. Furthermore, "Sonnet XIX"...
I drag out of bed just to come here,
And you expect me to get up and Cheer?
I walk through the doors to join the mass,
Then It's off to my most boring class?
Band is it and we play our song,
Why does this class last so long?
In Spanish I'm lost, and with help from my pal,
A. E. Housman's "To an Athlete Dying Young," also known as Lyric XIX in A
Shropshire Lad, holds as its main theme the premature death of a young athlete
as told from the point of view of a friend serving as pall bearer. The poem
reveals the concept that those dying at the peak of their glory or...
The seventeenth-century poet John Donne has gone down in the history of popular culture for three lines: 'No man is an island,' 'Ask not for whom the bell tolls -- it tolls for thee', and the opening of a poem called 'Death be not proud'. This last came from a collection of Donne's poems which came...
The beloved poet, Carl Sandburg, changed the course of American poetry.
He was a poet, novelist, journalist, and songwriter, yet the influence of his
works have not always been acknowledged. Carl Sandburg's evocations of American
urban and rural life, compassion for people, and his love of nature,...
When nothing makes sense and every thought is blurred,
Love finds it's way and somehow I understand.
I know why it is and what must be,
No matter what arises or what happens,
Love will always find its way,
And lead us to our place,
When you look into...
There are a two heroic acts that Beowulf accomplished that
characterize him as being noble. One example of these acts is his
altruistic behavior through out his life.When beowolf heard that the great
king hrothgar and his knights were being attacked by the evil monster
Grendel. Without even asking...
The original sin that led to humanity's fall in the Garden of Eden is by
far the worst sin committed by humankind. It is this sin that led to future
sins. This original sin must be emphasized by writers to depict the evil
involved in it. In writing Paradise Lost, John Milton recognizes this...
October 7, 2012
Don't Recycle Your Old Trash
It's been three years, and he decides to come back.
He comes to me and says he's still in love.
He came around; I felt under attack.
He to me was just a mourning black dove.
Yet when he came, I fell for...
Crying myself to sleep tonight
I'm so worthless it's unreal
You know those nights.. when nothing makes sense
You break down crying
Freaking out because you don't know what to do
Kick and scream because you don't understand
Or even put a pillow over your head to hide yourself from...
Beowulf contains a myriad of different heroic ethical and social
values. Most of these values are ingeniously rooted within, or made evident
by the opposing forces of the poem. The initial opposing force arrives in
the form of Grendel, a vile creature who's rampages mirror that of a modern
In Adrienne Rich's poem, "Living in Sin," a woman, entering a life full of
hope and promises with her lover, assumes that "no dust" will fall upon her
home, nor her perfect relationship. Her life, however, does not fit this
ideal. Both a deteriorating home and relationship afflict her life;...
Easter 1916' is a poem by William Yeats that pertains to Irish nationalists revolting against the British Empire. Yeats uses a stream in the poem to represent Britain and its constant rush on the Irish rebels. He uses a stone embedded in the stream that causes steady disruption and chaos of the...
"" Worksheet Key
Name: Maggie Palumbo
Instructions: Complete the worksheet after reading Maya Angelou's poem "."
1. List 3 similes from the poem:
But still, like dust, I'll rise.
Shoulders falling down like teardrops
But still, like air, I'll rise
John Keats's 'Ode on a Grecian Urn' depicts a timeless theme relevant in any society throughout the history of our civilization. Through his use of movement and of language, Keats has created a work of art in its own right whose overall idea and inspiration will remain unchanged generation after...
In Auden's lengthy poem, "The Age of Anxiety", he follows the actions and thoughts of four characters who happen to meet in a bar during a war. Their interactions with one another lead them on an imaginary quest in their minds in which they attempt, without success, to discover themselves. The...
BY J.K. ROWLING
HARRY POTTER thinks he's a regular boy,
And also his "parents" acts him as he was a toy.
He was always getting a lot of letters from no one,
Till Vernon got crazy and run away as far as japan.
But since HAGRID has arrived, his life has...
Embracing the past to see the future of American Education. .
Mike Rose's 'I Just Wanna Be Average' essay sheds light on troubled youth within the public school system. It makes you long for the days of American pride and service. Students placed in 'tracks' to utilize overcrowded and faulty test...
Walt Whitman asks himself and the reader of the poem, "Crossing
Brooklyn Ferry," what significance a person's life holds in the scope of
densely populated planet. The poem explores the difficulties of
discovering the relevance of life. The methods that helped Whitman grasp
his own idea of the...
By analyzing more information from different authors, I was able to draw
a greater amount contrast from the authors. I had a better feel for what they
were trying to convey when they wrote their critical essays in their books.
Whatever the case, it was easier to judge "The Sick Rose" by having...
When you go to bed you see that it is dark outside, but when you wake you
see light. The light and dark of the day is very dissent, but they are very
closely related. Dark and light are the fares things from each other, while you
can't have light without dark meeting. In the "Ode on a Grecian Urn"...
What the heck does that mean?' Many people have found themselves asking that question when reading poetry. So in order to help get a general idea of what poems say, it is necessary to look at some examples of poetry and try to decide what, if anything, the poet is trying to say. Three poems,...
The era of Romanticism spans from the late 1700's to the mid 1800's
following the French Revolution; therefore, 'Romanticism' encompasses
characteristics of the human mind in addition to the particular time in
history when these qualities became dominant in culture. Romanticism
In "One Art" by Elizabeth Bishop, the speaker's attitude in the last stanza
relates to the other stanzas in verse form and language. The speaker uses
these devices to convey her attitude about losing objects.
The verse form in "One Art" is villanelle. The poem has tercet stanzas
until the last,...
Trials and hearings take place frequently in our society today. In
a trial, it is the job of two lawyers to persuade a jury to see a situation
a certain way, regardless if it is the right way, the truthful way, or if
it is even the way they themselves see it. It is then the jury's
The holds in its topics the ideals of the time period,
concentrating on emotion, nature, and the expression of "nothing." The Romantic
era was one that focused on the commonality of humankind and, while using
emotion and nature, the poets and their works shed light on people's universal
In Blake's "London" the speaker connects various characters and socio/political institutions in order to critique the injustices perpetrated in England. The busy, commercial city of London functions as a space in which the speaker can imagine the inescapable interconnections of English institution...
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men
to do nothing." (Edmund Burke). In order to stop evil and malicious acts
from occurring, the people whose responsibility it is to enforce the laws
must step up and stop these terrible acts. By ignoring the evil and not
A) Read '' by Maria Miranda-Maloney.
B) The character in '' is a Hispanic male that crossed the border into the United States. Miranda-Maloney uses many factors to develop her character. We know the character in her poem is Hispanic, as she uses racial aspects within her...
When reading poetry on the subject of war, one's own feelings
regarding the subject are evoked. This makes it easier to feel the words
and what they say to you. Crane's selection, "War is Kind" presents a
dilemma from the outset as it uses two words "war" and "kind" that are
Este poema "me gustas cuando callas porque est's como ausente", es el n?mero 15 de la obra Veinte poemas de amor y una canci?n desesperada.
Trata sobre los sentimientos que tiene el hacia ella. Para ?l lo m's importante es ella.
Este poema se podr?a dividir en dos partes:
McAvley's purpose in "Merry-Go-Round" is to show the innocent beliefs of children viewed by a cynical adult. It portrays children caught up in the magical, surreal world of childhood before thrown into reality and the discordant life of adulthood. He employs specific stylistic devices such as...
Feelings that once were hidden
Are now expressed to you.
Days that once were stormy
Are now the brightest blue
Times that once were lonely
Are now filled with pleasure.
All that once was mine alone
Are now things we both treasure
Nights that once were cold
Are now comforting and warm.
This poem isn't just about "foregoing the chores." This poem is a reality check. First, there's no mention of the two being a married couple, and I don't believe they are. However, they are living together--a woman with an artist--and how the realty of living with an artist is completely the ...
The human institutions of nobility and dignity are often criticized by
satirists. These satirists see these as arbitrary rules that man has
placed on himself that do not help, and may even hurt them, in the long
run. This point is capitalized upon by Stoddard Malarkey in his poem "The
What perspectives do Harrison's poems open up on his relationship with his parents and family background in general?
Tony Harrison's family background and his relations with his parents is one that both confuses and overwhelms us. I use the present tense because I believe that Tony Harrison still...
"The Black Cat," which first appeared in the United States Saturday Post (The Saturday Evening Post) on August 19, 1843, serves as a reminder for all of us. The capacity for violence and horror lies within each of us, no matter how docile and humane our dispositions might appear.
- By Martha...
Mother, any distance greater than a single span
requires a second pair of hands.
You come to help me measure windows, pelmets, doors,
the acres of the walls, the prairies of the floors.
You at the zero-end, me with the spool of tape, recording
length, reporting metres, centimetres back to...
"Porphyria's Lover" is an exhilarating love story given from a lunatic's
point of view. It is the story of a man who is so obsessed with Porphyria that
he decides to keep her for himself. The only way he feels he can keep her,
though, is by killing her. Robert Browning's poem depicts the...
Then two poets who are similar are Edwin Robinson and Paul Simon. They wrote about people of whom they were envious. This was their way of coping with their impoverished lives.
Simon and Robinson were both unhappy with their socio-economic status. Examples of this can be found in both Simon's...
Compare and Contrast: "Strange Fruit" and "Telephone Conservation": Theme of
Danny Connolly 11.3
The two poems that I am going to compare are "Strange Fruit" and
"Telephone conversation" which both feature racial prejudice.
The first of the two poems that I will study is "Strange...
In several literary works, there is an underlying tension between the parents and their children. One example of this parental conflict can be seen in Anne Sexton's '.' The poem details the sentiments of a child who has lost both of her parents within a very short period of time...
In the piece by Updike describing his experience with the birds, the organization, syntax, figurative language all contribute to the readers concluding response.
Updike uses syntax to add drama to the poem and to lead up to the bold ending. In the last stanza the first line only contains two words...
by Audre Lorde
I am fourteen
and my skin has betrayed me
the boy I cannot live without
still sucks his tumb
how come my knees are
always so ashy
what if I die
before the morning comes
and momma's in the bedroom
with the door closed.
I have to learn how to dance
Write an account of a poem which deals with an unusual or unpleasant
aspect of life. Show clearly how the poet uses such elements as effective
words and vivid images to create something memorable.
The poem "Gunpowder Plot" was interesting as its title holds three
meanings. The author could ...
Eye halve a spelling chequer
It came with my pea sea
It plainly marques four my revue
Miss steaks eye kin knot sea.
Eye strike a key and type a word
And weight four it two say
Weather eye am wrong oar write
It shows me strait a weigh....
The epic poem of 'Beowulf' presents the characteristics of two
heroes, Beowulf and Hrothgar. During this Anglo-Saxon time period,
Hrothgar rules as the king of his Danish lands. However, this king faces
many problems due to the disturbances of a monster known as Grendel. As an
That you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone
who can be loved. The rest is up to them.
That no matter how much I care, some people just don't care back.
That it takes years to build up trust, and only seconds to destroy
I've learned -
A. E. Housman's "To an Athlete Dying Young," also known as Lyric XIX
in A Shropshire Lad, holds as its main theme the premature death of a young
athlete as told from the point of view of a friend serving as pall bearer.
The poem reveals the concept that those dying at the peak of their glory...
was a major poet of the Victorian period known for mastery of dramatic monologues. He is best known for "The Ring and the Book" and 'The Pied Piper of Hamelin' dramatic lyrics. He also wrote plays. Browning was married to Elizabeth Barrett, also a famous poet. was...
In Maya Angelou's, "No Loser, No Weeper," one of her many poems, she describes the emotional state she endured growing up in the 1920's during the Depression, by using tone, diction, repetition, rhyme, and figurative language. Because of the suffering that she has endured as an African American...
The two chosen pieces both have a dominant theme of nature. Shelley, in his poem 'Ode to the West Wind,' uses poignant tone, while using personification and imagery to unravel his theme of nature. While Wordsworth's '...Tintern Abbey' contains a governing theme of nature, Wordsworth uses first...
By William Carlos Williams
I will teach you my townspeople
how to perform a funeral
for you have it over a troop
unless one should scour the world-
you have the ground sense necessary.
See! the hearse leads.
I begin with a design for a hearse.
For Christ's sake not black-
Poetry- Essay 1
"Let me not to the marriage of true minds/ Admit impediments...," begins Shakespeare in his "Sonnet 116". This work is a potent discourse on the nature of love, not only because of the passion which Shakespeare spills forth onto the page, but also because it takes a...
"We Wear the Mask," by Paul Laurence Dunbar and "Richard Cory" by an anonymous writer are two poems that illustrate how people hide their feelings from others. They have different voices, or are coming from different views, but they have the same theme. We can not see how people are feeling by...
The poem 'bushed' by Earle Birney explores how a man is tired with striving to live a life of struggle. This is seen by the use of pathetic fallacy, and the uses of personification in the poem seen.
The harsh environment he is seen to be placed in shows that he faces hardships in life. The...
Emily Dickenson, an unconventional 19th century poet, used death as the
theme for many of her poems. Dickenson's poems offer a creative and
refreshingly different perspective on death and its effects on others. In
Dickenson's poems, death is often personified, and is also assigned...
Casualty' by famous Irish poet Seamus Heaney is a fiercely political, touchingly personal, and deeply religious elegy. It is part of his later work, published as part of his 5th collection ' 'Field Work'. The poem was written about and anonymous party originally, but a time after releasing...
The poets of the nineteenth century wrote on a variety of topics. One
often used topic is that of death. The theme of death has been approached in
many different ways. Emily Dickinson is one of the numerous poets who uses
death as the subject of several of her poems. In her poem "Because I...
i push myself forward
trying to escape
but my both feet are immobile
both strapped in rusty chains
trying to free myself
from the monster that held me captive
i cannot feel the pain
although i see myself
all wounded,looking helpless
i heard something move
did i woke it up?!
Analysis of Frost's "Desert Places" and "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy
Robert Frost takes our imaginations to a journey through wintertime
with his two poems "Desert Places" and "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy
Evening". Frost comes from a New England background and these two poems
My heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains
My sense, as thought of hemlock I had drunk
or emptied some dull opiate to the drains
One minnute past, and lethe-wards had sunk:
'Tis not through envy of thy happy lot,
But being too happy in thine happiness-
That thou, light--winged Dryad of the...
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam presents an interesting
challenge to any reader trying to sort through its heavy symbolism and not-
so-obvious theme. Not only does the poem provide us with a compelling
surface story, but a second look at the text can reveal a rich collection
of seperate meanings...
The Personification and Criticism of Death in John Donne's "Death Be Not
"No poem of John Donne's is more widely read or more directly
associated with Donne than the tenth of the Holy Sonnets, 'Death, be not
proud.'" (Dr. Gerald McDaniel, lecture). In this sonnet, Donne personifies
death in two...
Elizabeth Bishop's skill as a poet can be clearly seen in the
thought-provoking poem entitled Filling Station. She paints the different
language levels of poetry with the skill of an artist-- she seems to have
an eye for detail as she contrasts the dark and dim reference of a filling
station to a...
is a beautiful poem by William Wordsworth. In this poem Wordsworth describes how he feels and uses nature in doing so. This poem is very inspiring and gives one a different way to look at loneliness and depression.
The speaker, at the beginning of this poem, thinks of himself as a cloud. He...
The three poems 'Next to of course god America I', 'To Lucasta', and 'Beat! Beat! Drums!' written by Cummings, Lovelace and Whitman respectively all have a certain common theme. All three poems are about pride, patriotism, war and serving your country.
In the poem, 'To...
Throughout life people dwell on the fact that material things are all that matter in this superficial world. Yet, there are a few people, scattered throughout our over populated universe, that think our lives lead to a better world up above. It is expressed quite clearly that Anne Bradstreet...
In this poem, Booth teaches his young daughter a lesson about life. At the
beginning he tells her to put her faith in someone she can trust, whether
that person is him, (her earthly father), a mentor (a coach or teacher),
or her Heavenly Father for support. He tells her to 'Spread your...
Robert Frost takes our imaginations to a journey through wintertime with
his two poems "Desert Places" and "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening". Frost
comes from a New England background and these two poems reflect the beautiful
scenery that is present in that part of the country. Even though...
Fear is a general feeling of anxiety and agitation caused by the presence of nearby danger, evil, or pain. Uncertainty is the lack of definite knowledge, doubt, and the unknown. as a theme in A Boys Will.
'The Demiurge's Laugh' is one example. Plato's Demiurge was a creature ordered to the...
An Examination of Similes in the Iliad - and how Homer's Use of Them Affected the
In the Iliad, Homer finds a great tool in the simile. Just by opening
the book in a random place the reader is undoubtedly faced with one, or within a
few pages. Homer seems to use everyday activities, at least for...
In the poetry of love and desire, the concept of wildness can often have connotations of unbridled passion ' a very sensual and physical way of losing oneself in lust. However, here Wyatt takes the word 'wild', with all of its overtones in such poetry, to instead represent a change in a...