• Poem in Two Voices
    goes into the house to find his father reading aloud in his study. Norman and Reverend John Maclean recite various excerpts strung together from the poem "Ode: Intimations of Immortality" by William Wordsworth: (Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting The Soul that rises with us, our life's Star...
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  • poem explanation
    Solitary Reaper —— A Poem of Praise for Nature Zhang Liping (020214209, Class 2, Grade 2002, SFS, SCNU) ⅠAbstract The Solitary Reaper (1805) is a famous romantic poem written by the great English poet William Wordsworth after his trip to Scotland. It is actually a poem of praise for the beauty...
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  • I Need Help
    —— A Poem of Praise for Nature Zhang Liping (020214209, Class 2, Grade 2002, SFS, SCNU) ⅠAbstract The Solitary Reaper (1805) is a famous romantic poem written by the great English poet William Wordsworth after his trip to Scotland. It is actually a poem of praise for the beauty...
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  • A. Tennyson’s in Memoriam: Stylistic Analysis
    The poem that we are going to analyze in this paper is section XI from the poem In Memoriam, which was written in 1850 by Alfred Tennyson. In Memoriam is a long poem with 131 sections with a varying length. Besides this, it also has a prologue and an epilogue, a happy marriage song on the occasion...
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  • I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud
    at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze........6 Summary, Stanza 1 While wandering like a cloud, the speaker happens upon daffodils fluttering in a breeze on the shore of a lake, beneath trees. Daffodils are plants...
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  • The Power of Poetry Relies Primarily on Meaningful Word Choice
    commenting on his collection of poems. Out of all the poems studied, “During Wind and Rain” “Afterwards” and “Backwards Spring” are chosen to tackle my belief that ‘the power poetry relies primarily on meaningful word choice’ because of the language assortment of the poems, its naturalism themes and techniques...
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  • Love It
    Poem 1 Analytical Points * 4 stanzas * 4 words in each stanza * 1 speaker (does not appear to be speaking to anybody in particular) * “glazed” stanza 3 very descriptive * 2 color describing words separated by 1 stanza in stanzas 2 & 4 * Grammar appears to be off (could use...
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  • Vegetable
    VEGETABLES The poem ‘Among Vegetables’ by renowned Malaysian poet Muhammad Haji Salleh is a colourful poem that reflects on the diversity of the Malaysians. The whole poem celebrates Malaysian life in 3 ways: i. nature ii. culture iii. food Overall, the twelve stanza poem is a poem of celebration...
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  • The City Planners
    The City Planners, Margaret Atwood In this poem, the poet attacks the sterile uniformity of residential suburbs. Notice that she never mentions people. ‘What offends us is the sanities’ Sanity is defined as being reasonable and of sound mind; she is referring to ‘pedantic houses’, sanitary...
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  • Notes
    CONTENTS Introduction: How to use these Notes The poems: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Sujata Bhatt, A Different History Gerard Manley Hopkins, Pied Beauty Allen Curnow, Continuum Edwin Muir, Horses Judith Wright, Hunting Snake Ted Hughes, Pike Christina Rossetti, A Birthday Dante Gabriel Rossetti, The...
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  • Horses Poem - Edwin Muir
    “Horses” Edwin Muir in First Poems, 1925 Notes Compiled and Edited by RI First Reading • The sight of horses now, in the present, leads the speaker to consider his feelings towards horses when he was a child: ‘Perhaps some childish hour has come again’. • Main focus: – The various descriptions...
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  • Naming of Parts
    title of the poem refers to? The naming of parts refers to the rifle lesson in the poem, with the soldiers being taught about the parts of the rifle. 2. The first stanza identifies the timeframe of this poem. Explain why ‘yesterday’, ‘today’ and ‘tomorrow’ might be significant. This talks about the past...
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  • Poems
    The Poems analysed are: The City Planners, Margaret Atwood and The Planners, Boey Kim Cheng. These are taken from the IGCSE Cambridge Poetry Anthology, but may be interesting for unseen poetry too. Question Set How do these poets use language and structure to get across their theme? I wrote...
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  • Ib Example
    Life of Books” is about the nature of reading and the power of literature to affect the reader. The poem personifies books, imagining how they silently plot to draw in their readers, and then moves to a discussion of how the readers are changed by their reading. Edgar structures his poem to illustrate the...
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  • Where I Come from by Elizabeth Brewster
    eyes of sea-gazers. Atmosphere of cities how different drops from them, like the smell of smog or the almost-not-smell of tulips in the spring, nature tidily plotted in little squares with a fountain in the centre; museum smell, art also tidily plotted with a guidebook; or the smell of work, glue...
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  • Poetry
    form that has gone through numerous and drastic reinvention over time. The very nature of poetry as an authentic and individual mode of expression makes it nearly impossible to define. Kinds of Poetry ABC A poem that has five lines that creates a mood, picture, or feeling. Lines 1 through 4...
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  • Spring Offensive
    religious sense What is the poem about? This is the only poem we’re studying which looks directly at the fighting in the war. The first three stanzas show us the soldiers relaxing before the battle and appreciating the nature around them, before the fighting begins in stanza 4. The men who are left then...
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  • Analysis of Hawk Roosting
    Roosting” Hawk Roosting is a poem written by Ted Hughes (1930-1998). Hughes was a British poet who often described the destructive aspects of animal life, survival instincts and the brutality of nature. His poem Hawk Roosting deals with the themes evil, power and human nature told from the point of view...
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  • The Virgins, to Make Much of Time
    Essay The poem “To the virgins, to make much of time” was written in 1648 by the author Robert Herrick who was born in august 1951 and buried in 1674. The poem is formed by 4 stanzas, which contains 4 verses in each one of them. There is rhyme in the poem and the scheme is formed after the “abab” principle...
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  • Poetry
    ABC A poem that has five lines that create a mood, picture, or feeling. Lines 1 through 4 are made up of words, phrases or clauses while the first word of each line is in alphabetical order. Line 5 is one sentence long and begins with any letter. Acrostic Poetry that certain letters, usually the first...
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