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    temperatures in certain places on Planet Earth.” Mr. Whittier was also a Quaker, who like most Quakers placed an emphasis on a simple, happy life. In this poem we see how strongly he feels as if he is cold, barren, and lifeless if you will, in the winter. Yet as spring comes into play, he is awakened or reborn...
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  • Sound and Sense Notes/ Class Notes
    develop understanding of a poem: * Read a poem more than once * Keep a dictionary by you and use it. * Read so as to hear the sound of the words in your mind. * Always pay careful attention to what the poem is saying. * Practice reading poems aloud. * Paraphrase:...
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  • Poetry Analysis
    hardest tasks is analyzing and understanding a poem. One line in a poem can be interpreted in so many ways, but when poetic devices are included in a poem, it makes it much easier to understand the theme and emotions the author is trying to portray. The two poems by John Donne that use poetic devices cleverly...
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  • My Papa's Waltz
    Vivek Harkhani 2/21/2012 ENGL243 “My Papa's Waltz” by Theodore Roethke is a poem in which Roethke recounts a meaningful, but not necessarily happy experience with his father. It is a moment from Roethke's childhood in which his father, while drunk, “waltzes” around the kitchen with him and puts him...
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  • War Poetry
    Assignment War Poetry A popular theme for poets in the last century was war. Many famous poems were written about the two world wars, as well as the Korean and Vietnam wars. For my report I have chosen six poems, three by Wilfred Owen and three by Australian poets. ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth', ‘The Send...
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  • The Road Not Taken
    Explication of “The Road Not Taken” Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken”, 1920, takes the reader on a walk with the poet through a wood. In the poem, a man, who is thought to be Frost, comes upon two paths and is forced to choose between the common path and the path that has not been taken. Not knowing...
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  • "Thematically Innovative and Diverse but Technically Unadventurous" to What Extent Is This of French Poetry 1840-70
    three main areas; rhyme, rhythm and form. Its rules define the ideal that poets should attempt to achieve when writing poetry. It does not however dictate the ability of a poet but should be taken as more of a guide; it is ridiculous to expect any poet to strictly follow its rules. Rhyme is an important...
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  • Contemporary Music
    There are many songs that originally started as a poem or poetic literature where music was developed to highlight the meaning or impact of the literature. It is of no surprise that one of Harry Chapin’s greatest hit was originally a poem written by his wife Sandy; Cat’s in the Cradle. As this writer...
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  • Sonnet 130 and Sonnet 18
    The poems “Sonnet 18” and “Sonnet 130” were first published in 1609 and were written by William Shakespeare. The “Sonnet 18” and “Sonnet 130” have no titles that are the reason that they have a number (for example 18 and 130) for the poems. The number was based on the order in which the poems were first...
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  • William Wordsworth Literary Devices
    Genevieve Soden 1.20.13 Essay Rewrite ! In the poem “I wandered lonely as a cloud” by William Wordsworth nature is the main subject throughout the entire poem. Wordsworth expresses a positive attitude towards nature by using imagery and rhyme. Furthermore, he uses imagery by painting an excellent...
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  • Learn Traditional Poetry
    forms in rhyme, meter, and language. The later Modernist or Postmodernist forms have the spirit and content of poetry, but lack the traditional organization. Critics of free verse and other forms often allude to traditional forms as "proper poetry". Characteristics of Traditional Poetry Rhyme scheme...
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  • King of the Toilets
    The poem “King of the Toilets” by Peter Dixon is about a boy named Maurice. The main theme in this poem is “Loneliness”. Maurice is rejected by everyone in his school and would spend all his free time alone in the toilets. This causes him to be a schoolyard bully and to pick on the younger children in...
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  • Landscape with the Fall of Icarus
    Williams and W. H. Auden each wrote a poem based on Brueghel's painting, both of which developed a deep meaningful message to the reader. Diction, connotation, and denotation are all used to help describe the emotions and tragedies that Brueghel's painting portrays. These poems are written based on the myth...
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  • Poetry Terms
    accompanying, or evoking daybreak. 3. Dirge - any composition resembling such a song or tune in character, as a poem of lament for the dead or solemn, mournful music. 4. Eclogue - short poem descriptive of rural or pastoral life. 5. Epithalamion - lyric ode in honor of a bride and bridegroom, celebrating...
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  • Satisfying Sound Devices
    themes are brought up during the poem as the Mariner tells his story to the Wedding Guest, including sin, guilt, isolation, penance, forgiveness, and atonement. Author Samuel Taylor Coleridge uses several types of sound devices to enhance the meter and rhyme of the poem written in seven main parts. In...
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  • raven
    The poem “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe is a dark reflection on the loss of love, the certainty of death and the eventual loss of hope. The poem illustrates a man’s struggle to accept the loss of his true love and maintain his sanity. The author utilizes many forms of poetic devices for dramatic effect...
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  • Part of the Darkness
    of the Darkness” is an interesting poem that contains many different sets of words tied together by a common sound. The theme of the poem is humans versus nature. Some of the poetic tools utilized to communicate this theme include alliteration, assonance, and rhyme. The first tool used in “Part...
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  • Narrative Poem
    narrative poem is right for the subject of John Updike’s poem “Dog Death”. For instance the subject about the loss of a love one is usually told in the form of stories. The narrative creates the image of the dog’s value to the family. The first stanza and the title indicate that the poem is about the...
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  • Paul Fussell sonnet
    Paul Fussell begins the chapter by stating any poems two kinds of basic organization. The poem may either be stichic or strophic; in a stichic arrangement, line follows line without any formal or mathematical grouping of the lines into stanzas. In strophic organization, the lines are arranged in...
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  • An Analysis of Edgar Allan Poe's Poem
    in my view A. IDENTIFICATION OF THE FORM OF THE POEM 1. Sound Value: a. Rhyme. In Alone poem, there are some rhymes used in this poem to make the poem has emphasize poetic beat. The rhymes are: - Internal rhyme: been – seen, bring – spring, taken – awaken, tone –...
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