• Shakespeare Poem
    William Shakespeare who wrote during the 15th century, created many plays, lyric poems as well as sonnets. Known as a well respected master of his craft, Shakespeare wrote many fine lyrics which can now be found in his plays, poems, and sonnets. Similarly, Thomas Hardy, a realist poet in the 19th century...
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  • Essay
    Compare how poets present the effects of war in ‘Mametz Wood’ and in one other poem from Conflict. The poems that I will be comparing are the poems, Mametz Wood and Futility. Both Mametz Wood and Futility are about the death of ordinary men in the First World War. They both contrast the images of men...
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  • Poem Analisis
    O Captain! My captain! Is a poem written in first person by Walt Whitman, who in this poem is also serves as the speaker. The poem is told first hand suggesting that Whitman experienced the events in the poem or experienced events that served as an allegory to his piece of writing. The tone dramatically...
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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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  • Whitman Tradition: Sexuality and the Text
    comparison between Whitman's poem “Song of Myself” from “Leaves of Grass” published in the 1855 collection and “One Art” by the poet Elizabeth Bishop from The Complete Poems 1927-1979. “One Art” by Elizabeth Bishop is an example of a villanelle structure. In this poem, the villanelle has nineteen...
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  • Poetry Analysis: Joseph Von Eichendorff
    German romanticism. Eichendorff composed many poems about his desires, the romantic world of joy, the simple intimacy, and the experience of nature as a way to God to create a mental antithesis to his violent affected military life. In this manner, his poem “Moonlight Night”, written in 1837, reflects...
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  • To Explore and Examine Different Types of Love Within Pre and Post 1914 Love Poetry
    in pre and post 1914 love poetry. I will look at three post and three pre 1914 poems. The pre 1914 poems I will look at are First Love by John Clare, Porphyria’s Lover by Robert Browning and Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare. The three post 1914 poems I will look at are Harry Pushed Her by Peter Jones...
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  • Carol Ann Duffy: Stealing
    will be analysing Carol Ann Duffy’s poem, Stealing. To begin with, I will provide some background information to help put the themes in this poem into context. It was published in the 1980’s during Margaret Thatcher’s Prime Ministership, it is essentially a political poem in response to a new culture of...
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  • Poetic Devices
    definition is that it is the use of the same consonant in any part of adjacent words. Example: fast and furious Example: Peter and Andrew patted the pony at Ascot In the second definition, both P and T in the example are reckoned as alliteration. It is noted that this is a very obvious device and needs...
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  • Online
    1. What metaphors does Holmes use to describe the ship in stanzas one and two of "Old Ironsides"? * “The meteor of the ocean air” * “The eagle of the sea!” 2. In 1830, the 44-gun American warship Constitution, the inspiration for "Old Ironsides," was scheduled to be scrapped - that is, stripped...
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  • Poetry
    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 are made up of words, phrases or clauses while the first word of each...
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  • The Message of Carpe Diem in to Autumn
    the stanzas. To begin with, the time frame of the stanzas begins to prove the theme. By itself, it doesn't prove the theme, but, when added with the imagery and diction, it gets the job done. The second and third proofs build off of the time frame. The time frame of the stanzas progresses...
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  • Invictus Explication
    sonnet, William Ernest Henley’s poem “Invictus” describes the continuos battle against darkness and sin that every human being experiences in his or her life. “Invictus” is formatted in four stanzas with four lines each and every stanza serves a separate purpose then the stanzas before. Henley reveals one...
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  • poetry reflection
    where? Deep in a decadent’s dream. Poem Reflection Alex Killian Hour 3 I chose the poem “The Labyrinth” by Robert P. Baird. Robert P. Baird is a doctoral candidate at the University of Chicago, and lives in Seattle. His poem, “The Labyrinth”, has three poetic devices; alliteration, consonance...
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  • Essay Comparing Two Poems
    Dymond and John Lomas, are two poems which share several techniques. They also, however are different in many ways. This essay will explore their similarities and their differences and explain reasons why the two ballads are different or similar. For example, both poems have a theme of murder. Ballads...
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  • fireworks poem
    Lowell’s poem, “Fireworks”, she uses the noun definition of fireworks to express the figurative meaning of fireworks. Throughout the poem, Amy reveals how much she hates this person by using descriptive words to describe the spectacular explosions caused by fireworks. Thus, the main idea of the poem is anger...
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  • Poetry
    Acrostic Poetry is where the first letter of each line spells a word, usually using the same words as in the title. Ballad A short narrative poem with stanzas of two or four lines and usually a refrain. The story of a ballad can originate from a wide range of subject matter but most frequently deals...
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  • Literature
    metrical foot of three syllables, two short (or unstressed) followed by one long (or stressed), as in seventeen and to the moon. The anapest is the reverse of the dactyl. antithesis A figure of speech in which words and phrases with opposite meanings are balanced against each other. An example of antithesis...
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  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge Romanticism
    is a poem which forged the beginnings of the romantic era in which Coleridge lived. Whilst still containing vivid imagery characteristic of the romantic era, its ballad form and its internal archaisms reflect another more ancient period of literature, though no specific one. Part three of the poem entails...
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  • Near The School For Handicapped Children Essay
    the poem, ‘near the school for handicapped children’ by Thomas Shapcott a man and his daughter are passing by a local school for handicapped children and come across a handicapped boy from a distance. In stanza one, the poet (Thomas Shapcott) describes the boy physically. In stanza two and three, he...
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