• poem explanation
    Stanza 3 is that he intended to emphasize that what he appreciated most is the song’s tone and the beauty of nature rather than the explicit content. d. Semantic Features of the Poem The Manner of Speech The Solitary Reaper is not a complex romantic poem, compared with others written by...
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  • I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud
    ..William Wordsworth's "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” is a lyric poem focusing on the poet's response to the beauty of nature. The final version of the poem was first published in Collected Poems in 1815. An earlier version was published in Poems in Two Volumes in 1807 as a three-stanza poem. The lines...
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  • Horses Poem - Edwin Muir
    descriptions of horses and the speaker’s feelings towards the horses – An other-worldliness about them, something magical – Admiration and fear are mixed – A clear Romantic feel about the poem: e.g. ‘And oh the rapture…’ Stanza 1 • ‘lumbering’ gives the impression that the horses are...
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  • A. Tennyson’s in Memoriam: Stylistic Analysis
    throughout the poem. In the beginning, the author talks about nature as an idyllic place where people can find peace. However, in the end, and more concretely from the last two lines of the fourth stanza onwards, the tension is increased through the use of the first person. This grief is more “palpable...
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  • The Power of Poetry Relies Primarily on Meaningful Word Choice
    nothing last forever. Things die, people move as the years go one by. He uses phrases such as ‘rotten rose is ripe’ to demonstrate the theme of nature. Here we see how powerful the wind is and the fragility of a decaying flower. The repeat of ‘Ah, no; the years O!’ in stanza 1 and 3 reminds us that...
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  • Love It
    , although strong by nature, still broken by the strength of the wind. Poem 3 Analytical Points * 1 stanza * All lines begin with capitalization * Structure of paragraph starts with (thin, wide, thin) * Narrator addressing the reader * 13 lines * Highly Stylized...
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  • The City Planners
    car door’ ‘the future cracks in the plaster…’ Stanza 3 anticipates the effects of destructive power of nature ‘houses slide obliquely into clay seas’ and suggests that man is arrogant: ‘right now nobody notices.’ The last few words describe ‘The City Planners’ as having ‘insane faces’ The...
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  • Poem in Two Voices
    movements: the first of 4 stanzas discusses concerns about lost vision, the second of 4 stanzas describes how age causes man to lose sight of the divine, and the third of 3 stanzas is hopeful in that the memory of the divine allows us to sympathise with our fellow man. The poem relies on the concept of...
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  • Vegetable
    AMONG 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...
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  • Poetry
    sounds of two or more words, often at the end of the line. Rhyme royal A type of poetry consisting of stanzas having seven lines in iambic pentameter. Romanticism A poem about nature and love while having emphasis on the personal experience. Rondeau A lyrical poem of French origin having 10 or 13...
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  • I Need Help
    appreciate the beauty of Nature that is, more often than not, easily ignored by people. Just this solitary gave inspiration to William Wordsworth’s numerous famous poems. 2. Brief Account of the Poem 1) Summary The first stanza is the introduction of the poet’s encountering a solitary...
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  • Poetry
    two or more words, often at the end of the line. Rhyme royal A type of poetry consisting of stanzas having seven lines in iambic pentameter. Romanticism A poem about nature and love while having emphasis on the personal experience. Rondeau A lyrical poem of French origin...
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  • Notes
    MacCaig SUMMER FARM Background Norman MacCaig was born in Scotland in 1910 and died in 1996. Summer Farm contains MacCaig’s characteristic blend of writing about nature and personal reflection. Teacher notes to assist a first reading The poem splits nicely into two parts: The first two stanzas...
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  • Romantic Period
    ). 3. Intensity of feeling (younger years) 4. Romantic poems, permeate the landscape with human life, passion, expressiveness. II. Wordsworth 1. Grew up in rustic society 4/7/1770 2. Played outdoors in what he remembered as pure communion with nature...
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  • The Virgins, to Make Much of Time
    ” principle. That means that the 1st line rhymes with the 3rd, and the 2nd rhymes with the 4th. The poem is about, as the title says, that the virgins have to make much of time. First stanza is about seizing the day. Live every day to the fullest, because even if you are smiling today you may be...
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  • Transcendentalism and the Poetry of Emily Dickinson
    Converges to Some Centre –”. In this poem, Dickinson “explores the relationship between the central life goal towards which each human being strives, and the tortuous uncertain process of striving itself” (Leiter, 1 of 3). In the first stanza of the poem, it is established that each human life...
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  • Spring Offensive
    sorrowing arms.” (personification). The men are therefore almost part of nature, rather than the ugly and artificial world of war. It’s worth thinking about the setting of the poem: spring. This is usually a time of new life – but these men are about to die. Ironic! Stanza 3 – Tension building The...
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  • Poems
    . Can’t everyone be different? Sickening · Note the colon, which foreshadows the fact that she is about to list a bunch of aspects that she finds completely sane (or insane) about the city. 3. Here she is about to list. I am not going to structure it according to the poem but...
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  • Analysis of Hawk Roosting
    because it is all mine”[4], and it sees itself as perfect because it is the final product of evolution “It took the whole of creation to produce my foot, my each feather”[5]. The hawk is nature at its purest intent because there are no lies or arguments in this poem there is simply the truth about the...
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  • Ib Example
    Commentary Samples from Exam 1, May 2001 Higher Level Stephen Edgar’s “The Secret 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...
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