• How does Carol Ann Duffy create character
    does Carol Ann Duffy create character? The two poems I will be focusing on today are 'Girl talking' and 'Lizzie,six'. Both poems follow two innocent children that were abused either sexually or physically. There are two apparent themes in both poems, Loss of innocence and also Growing up. I will be...
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  • Race r Ethincity
    Lovers” and “What It’s Like to Be a 1 Black Girl” because they share the same theme regarding race or ethnicity. Here, the “Country Lovers” is a short story that describes love of a boy and a girl in the country. “What it’s like to be a Black Girl” is a poem that describes to us the background of race...
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  • How We Get Along...Race and Ethnicity
    ethnicity. Country Lovers is a short story based on inter-racial relationships. What’s it like to be a black girl is a poem that focus on imagination and experience. In comparison, both racialism and ethnicities are presented in these two readings. Both the short story and poem are centered on a black female...
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  • Race/Ethnicity
    Race/Ethnicity Country Lovers and What it’s Like Being a Black Girl Intro to Literature Eng 125 Tina M. Chatmon Ins. Shawn Mangerino Race/Ethnicity Country Lovers and What it’s Like Being a Black Girl Since African American literature started back in the 18th century, the majority of these...
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  • Oother
    longer exists; however, that is not the case.   In this brief essay I will discuss the similarities and differences between the poem “What It’s like to be a Black Girl” and the short story “Country Lovers”. Each story depicts women who experienced racism or prejudices in some shape or form, whether it was...
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  • Children: Love and Pity
    Lydia Gavner February 22, 2013 Stratton- Take-Home Essay Children and Pity; a Child and Love Children are a major subject matter in the poems we have discussed by William Blake and William Wordsworth. These poets were among the first to use children as subjects in their work, and most often...
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  • Compare and contrast
    Racial And Ethical Dilemma in “Country Lovers” and “What it’s like to be a Black Girl” In the short story about the “Country Lovers” and the Poem “What it’s like to be a Black Girl”, the actions of a racial background and ethical dilemmas are both represented and distinguished by...
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  • Differnet Heritages
    forms our opinion on the writer. Two poems that I found very touching were “Child of the Americas” written by Aurora Levens Morales in 1986, and “What it’s like to be a black girl (for those of you who aren’t) written by Patricia Smith in 1991. Smiths’ poem gives the reader a vision of what it’s like...
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  • Judith Beveridge
    Judith Beveridge is an Australian poet well known for her skill in illuminating humanity through the means of the natural world in poems such as The Two Brothers and Fox in a Tree Stump. Beveridge uses techniques such as personification of nature to show the contradictions of how innocent yet destructive...
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  • Consumerism
    of society. It is driven into us from such a young age that we don’t notice that it has happened. In Bruce Dawes’ poem Americanised he talks about the child’s “…toys that mark his short life.” Juxtaposition is used here between ‘toys’ and ‘marks’, which highlights the significance of the mark and triviality...
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  • Eco Friendly
    “Ballad of Birmingham,” poem by Dudley Randall brings many emotions to the reader. The title of Dudley poem alone just to look it, I would think song of Birmingham. This poem an allusion because, it is use compare a sad moment in history that is not talked about but should be remembered. The bombing...
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  • Race / Ethnicity: Compare and Contrast
    certain short stories and poems have different themes and comprehension of what corresponding works that might have similar or different topics, will tell a person what racial background and ethnicities are represented in the short story “Country Lovers” and the poem “What It’s like to be a Black Girl”. Finding...
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  • Comparison of "What It's Like to Be a Black Girl" and Country Lovers
    Comparison of “What it’s like to be a black girl” and Country Lovers African American Literature dates back to the 18th century. These writings tend to focus on issues of racism, inner struggles, slavery, prejudice, and the pursuit of freedom as well as equality. Two renowned contributors to this...
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  • The Road Not Taken
    Black Girl” Shannon Gemmer ENG125: Introduction to Literature Instructor: Michael Angelo September 26, 2011 Racialism And Ethnicities in “Country Lovers” and “What it’s like to be a Black Girl” Racial background and ethnicities are represented in the short story...
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  • Thomas Hardy
    embraces childhood, adolescence, apprenticeship, first marriage, early poems and his first unpublished novel. The second phase (1871-1897) is marked by intensive writing, which resulted in the publication of 14 novels and a number of short stories. In the third phase (1898-1928), the period of the writer’s...
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  • Girl
    Girl by Jamaica Kincaid “Girl”, is a short story by the renowned Jamaica Kincaid; a Caribbean author and poet. The story depicts the instructions of how young girls should conduct themselves in public. Young girl’s duties involve responsibilities such as cleaning, cooking as well as societal social...
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  • Country Lovers” and “What It’s Like to Be a Black Girl”
    Racial And Ethical Dilemma in “Country Lovers” and “What it’s like to be a Black Girl” In the short story about the “Country Lovers” and the Poem “What it’s like to be a Black Girl”, the actions of a racial background and ethical dilemmas are both represented and distinguished by the representation...
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  • Ballad of Birmingham
    Dudley Randall’s poem “Ballad of Birmingham” refers to the bombing of a church in Birmingham, Alabama in nineteen sixty-three. His poem illustrates what it was like during the sixties; all the turmoil and destruction there was. Randall takes a real life, devastating situation that occurred on the day...
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  • Racism and Discrimination
    Literature Instructor: Fawn Von Frohling Racism and Discrimination are represented in the short story “Country Lovers” and the poem “What It’s like to be a Black Girl”. Both the short story and this poem have a main character which is protagonist black female. Both of the women deal with discrimination...
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  • Commentary
    Elizabeth Burge’s poem “Ispahan Carpet” is an extended metaphor which aims to compare the beauty of the traditional Persian carpet (known as the Ispahan carpet) to the appalling conditions in which the carpet makers are forced to dwell. The central theme of the poem is to emphasize on the exploitation...
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