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  • Poetics - 2599 Words
    Allegory: - A narrative in which the agents and actions and sometimes the setting, are conveyed by the author to make sense of the “literal”, primary level of significance as well as a secondary level of significance. 1) Historical and political allegory: in which characters and actions represent historical personages and events. 2) The allegory of ideas: Literal characters represents concepts and the plot allegorizes an abstract doctrine. Personification of abstract entities such as virtues,...
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  • Poetic form and language in 'The Pains of Sleep' by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
    'The Pains of Sleep' is written in the first person present tense from the point of view of an un-named narrator; which may (or may not) be the author. However, the nightmares and sleep disruption described in the poem are symptomatic of withdrawal from opiate addiction, an affliction from which Coleridge was known to suffer, and it is prudent to assume that it is the poet who speaks in this poem. The use of a first person present narrative gives this poem an intimate, almost conversational tone...
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  • Poetic Devices - 4836 Words
    Poetic Devices Poetry is the kind of thing poets write. — Robert Frost Man, if you gotta ask, you’ll never know. — Louis Armstrong A POET IS LIMITED in the materials he can use in creating his works: all he has are words to express his ideas and feelings. These words need to be precisely right on several levels at once: • they must sound right to the listener even as they delight his ear • they must have a meaning which might have been unanticipated, but seems to be the perfectly right one...
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  • Sonnets and the Form of - 1124 Words
    Some poems have definite patterns and structures, one of the most common poems are sonnets. The structure of a sonnet helps explain what the sonnet is saying and might have underlying meaning in the sonnet. Three sonnets that are affected by their structure are, “Sonnet” written by Billy Collins, “A Wedding Sonnet for the Next Generation” by Judith Viorst, and “My Mistress’ Eyes are nothing Like the Sun” by William Shakespeare. Sonnets are fourteen line poems that, most regularly, are found...
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  • How does Hardy use language and poetic form to convey meaning and ideas in ‘Wagtail and Baby’?
    How does Hardy use language and poetic form to convey meaning and ideas in ‘Wagtail and Baby’? The poem ‘Wagtail and baby’ is a commentary of the observations from the perspective of an infant by the side of a ford. The focus of the baby is the wagtail and it watches as various animals approach it. What causes the baby confusion is the animals cause the bird no stress, but when a man approaches the bird flys swiftly away in ‘Terror’ before he even gets close. Thomas Hardy has done this to...
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  • Christopher Fry Poetic Drama
    Şafak Horzum Poetic Drama and Its Revival in 20th Century in English Literature: A Brief Analysis of Fry’s The Lady’s Not for Burning Poetic drama, having had its roots in the Elizabethan Age in England with the great playwrights such as William Shakespeare, Ben Jonson and Christopher Marlowe who breathed into the English drama the life spirit of poetry by means of their mighty lines, struggled a lot to revive in the nineteenth century and succeeded in the first half of the twentieth...
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  • The Poetic Devices in Alanis Morsiette's "Ironic"
    "Ironic" Alanis Morissette is a free verse poet. A perfect example of her writing style is her lyrical free verse poem, "Ironic". The tone of the speaker in her poem is one the expresses some type of unpleasant emotion, usually frustration. Also she tends to use metaphors to get her point across more than anything else. The metaphors are typically right to the point; they do not usually require excessive thought. She also does not have a rhyme scheme in her poem; she seems to focus mainly of...
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  • 'A Mother to her Waking Infant' by Joanna Baillie, Analyse the poem and comment on the poetic form and the language used and the way they contribute to the meaning and effects of the poem.
    A Mother to her Waking Infant was first published in 1790; the poem is narrated by a mother who is focusing her thoughts and words towards her newborn baby. The poem is directed solely at the child of the title, with the mothers words starting as the child awakes, Now in thy dazzling half-oped eye. Joanna Baillie uses a number of techniques to mirror and represent a new mothers emotions and affections for her child. The meter and form of the poem help to emphasise these emotions and the various...
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  • The Sonnet Form: William Shakespeare
    Shakespeare’s Sonnets William Shakespeare The Sonnet Form A sonnet is a fourteen-line lyric poem, traditionally written in iambic pentameter—that is, in lines ten syllables long, with accents falling on every second syllable, as in: “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?” The sonnet form first became popular during the Italian Renaissance, when the poet Petrarch published a sequence of love sonnets addressed to an idealized woman named Laura. Taking firm hold among Italian poets, the sonnet...
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  • ballad form in the rime of the ancient mariner
    Some Readers think the ballad form limits their interest in The Ancient Mariner. What is your view of Coleridge's use of this form? In the Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Coleridge employs the ballad form to contrast the traditional with the exotic through this he forms a poem full of supernatural elements that is easily accessible. The ballad form was a typical form of medieval poetry that was revived by the Romantics as it symbolised a form representative of an idealised past. It is also...
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  • A report analyzing the poetic devices used in the poem "Oranges"
    In the poem "Oranges", the author uses certain literary devices to get the poems point across better. One of these literary devices is free verse. A free verse poem is a poem that does not have a fixed line length, stanza form, rhyme scheme, or meter. For example in verses one through four, the first time I walked with a girl, I was twelve, cold, and weighted down with two oranges in my pocket, there is no fixed line length, stanza form, rhyme scheme, or meter. The poet used a free verse in this...
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  • “Write About the Ways Auden Tells the Story in the Poetic Piece ‘Miss Gee’?”
    “Write about the ways Auden tells the story in the poetic piece ‘Miss Gee’?” Through the ballad of ‘Miss Gee’ Auden tells the story of the character Miss Edith Gee this is achieved in a variety of ways. The poetic piece is a ballad intended to be read to the tune of ‘St James’ Infirmary’. Auden has created a regular pattern of quatrains as well as a regular rhythm which progresses the general flow of the poem and creates the atmosphere of a story for the reader. The initial exposition is...
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  • How does Tony Harrison use language, form and structure to present grief in 'Long Distance II'?
    The poem ‘Long Distance II’ tackles the issue of bereavement and the emotions that are connected. In this poem, the speaker seems to be able to cope with the death of his mother and believes in a matter-of-factly fashion that “life ends with death”, however we learn that in reality he still feels grief and “calls the disconnected number” for his mother and father who have both passed away. The poet (Tony Harrison) uses few devices. This avoids an overly constructed and artificial style as...
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  • John Keats' sonnet On Sitting Down to Read King Lear Once Again: Discussing aspects of form.
    John Keats’ sonnet On Sitting Down to Read King Lear Once Again: Discussing aspects of form. In good poetry, nothing is by chance. Every technical gesture justifies itself thematically. Any technicality that one can detect in good poetry is occurring exactly when something thematic is very important. It can occur in a new direction in the theme, in the introduction of the solution, or in the introduction of a character that is going to resolve the problem. That is where invariably the poet...
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  • Sonnet Analysis Schlukebir - 1028 Words
    Holli Schlukebir British Literature Ms. Stariha 7 October 2014 Newfound Respect: Spenser Sonnet Fifteen 1 Ye tradefull Merchants, that with weary toil, 2 Do seek most precious things to make your gain; 3 And both the Indias of their treasures spoil, 4 What needeth you to seek so far in vain? 5 For lo my love doth in her self contain 6 All this world's riches that may far be found, 7 If saphires, lo her eyes be saphires plain, 8 If rubies, lo her lips be rubies sound: ...
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  • Analyzing Edmund Spenser's Sonnet 54
    Edmund Spenser's "Sonnet 54"� The world is like a theater and his love is like watching drama unfold on stage. Love has it's ups and downs, sometimes you're happy and feel like you are watching a comedy, but then soon after you can become miserable just like the sadness you feel when watching a tragedy. The woman he loves doesn't seem to happy when he is nor does she try to make him feel better when he is upset, instead she makes fun of him and mocks his feelings. She doesn't seem to be affected...
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  • Poisonwood Bible - 462 Words
    Davis, John Ryan AP English Lit/block 4 02-09-14 Poisonwood Bible Project Character 2.) Choose one character, and begin this activity by making a list of objects and images associated with the character. Using Sandra Cisneros’s “Abuelito Who” (Below) as the model, write a 23-line poem that conveys the characters most essential traits. Abuelito Who Sandra Cisneros Abuelito who throws coins like rain is a doorknob tied to a sour stick and asks who loves him is tired shut the door who is...
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  • lyric - 1749 Words
    *ΔLyric: Originally a lyric signified a song sung to the accompaniment of a lyre. Thus lyric still carries the sense of a poem written to be set to music. A lyric is a common short poem uttered by a single speaker who is expressing his state of mind very often in solitude. In dramatic lyric the speaker is represented as addressing another person in a specific situation like the poem Canonization by John Donne. The genre comprehends a great variety of utterances from say the Dramatic Monologues...
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  • Ballad of Birmingham: A Poem Commemorates
    "The Ballad of Birmingham", written by Dudley Randall, is a poem that commemorates the bombing of a black church in Alabama in 1963, at the height of the civil rights movement. The poem is written in a traditional narrative style form of a ballad, though the subject matter is far from traditional. The poem tells the story of a woman who doesn't let her daughter go to play in town because she feels that it is too dangerous, but instead sends her to church where she feels that her daughter will...
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  • Poetry analysis on "How Do I Love Thee" and "Sonnet XVIII"
    "Sonnet: How Do I Love Thee" by: Elizabeth Barrett Browning & "Sonnet XVIII" by: William Shakespeare Both, Elizabeth Barrett Browning's "How Do I Love Thee" and William Shakespeare's "Sonnet XVIII," explore the universal theme of eternal, transcending love. Similarly, both sonnets are confessions of love towards a male subject. Browning's is a passionate love; one that the Greeks referred to as eros. "Eros is Love, who overpowers the mind, and tames the spirit in the breasts of both gods...
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  • Leda & Swan Analysis - 353 Words
    Lines 1–4
The structure of the sonnet is Petrarchan, an Italian form of the sonnet that characteristically divides its theme into an octave, in which a problem or emotion is stated, and a sestet, in which the problem or emotional tension is resolved. There is a clear separation between the first eight lines (the octave) and the final six (the sestet). The octave is divided into two four-line stanzas, or quatrains. The first quatrain opens with a recounting of the occurrence in mid-scene. It...
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  • The poem Sonnet - 672 Words
    The poem, Sonnet 11 is a lamentation song of unreciprocated love by Lady Mary Wroth. She was an English Poet of the Renaissance. She lived between 1587-1651/3 and was from a distinguished literary family and was one of the first women to be recognised as a literary talent. Her life was not an ideal one. Her husband died but she did find love with her cousin, Earl William Herbert. It wasn’t easy for her though, as Herbert was also one of the favourites of Queen Elizabeth and she moved him...
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  • Pantoum Poem - 508 Words
    The Structure of a Pantoum Poem The pantoum is a form of poetry of Malaysian origin from the 15th century which was modified by the French in the 19th century. The modern pantoum is written in an unlimited number of quatrains (stanzas of four lines) with a strict repeating pattern - the second and fourth lines of each quatrain are repeated as the 1st and 3rd lines of the next quatrain. The pattern continues until the final quatrain when the 1st line of the poem becomes the last line and the 3rd...
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  • Structure Where I Come from
    The poem is set out into three stanzas, the last stanza ( A door- fields of snow) being a rhyming couplet, with the words ‘blow’ and ‘snows’. If you look at the poem at the end of the first stanza, the final line ends as a half line and at the same time the first line at the beginning of the second stanza starts exactly after the half line. The purpose Elizabeth did that because she would like to continue the second stanza exactly where the first stanza ended; so she has the same line of...
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  • Shakespearean vs. Petrachan Sonnets
    How to Identify Two Major Forms of Sonnets Submitted by: Marilyn Thipthorpe Shakespeare's sonnets have a distinct rhyming pattern A sonnet is a poem that expresses a single thought, sentiment or idea. It has been popular over the centuries for conveying intensely personal emotions, often of romantic love or passion.The format can vary depending on what era and country it originated from. Its evolution began in Italy in the Middle Ages, and its various forms mostly were in place by...
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  • Literary Analysis of Sonnet 138
    William Shakespeare is known for his ability to use literature, and to use his words in a way many meanings can be drawn. Because of the beauty of his work and many interpretations of his literature, he has stood the test of time. William Shakespeare simultaneously used tone, word choice, and structure to make each sonnet unique. All of Shakespeare’s sonnets are coordinated to have fourteen lines divided into three quatrains and one couplet. The quatrains are usually different ideas with...
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  • Sonnet 130 - 477 Words
    Sonnet 130 Overview Shakespeare’s Sonnet 130 is about imperfection vs. perfection, personal preference on beauty, love and stereotyping. These ideas are developed throughout the poems quatrains and couplet through techniques. The technique that stood out for me and represented all of the ideas Sonnet 130 is about is imagery, whether it be negative or positive, Shakespeare uses the technique well in conjunction with other techniques to make his point stronger. These ideas are introduced in...
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  • Mediavei Element in the Blessed Damozel
    The term “Pre-Raphaelite” was first used to describe a group of German artists who early in the nineteenth century formed a brotherhood in Rome to restore Christian art to the medieval purity of the great Italian masters preceding Raphael. The German group was short-lived, and the term was later used to designate the English school founded by Rossetti and his followers. In general, the English Pre-Raphaelites reacted against the neoclassic tendencies and low standards of the art of their day....
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  • Analysis Of Emily Dickensons Poem: A Narrow Fellow in the Grass
    Emily Dickinson's poem, "A Narrow Fellow in the Grass", is believed to have been written in 1865, and is a vivid portrayal of one of the most infamous creatures of the natural world, the snake. "A Narrow Fellow in the Grass" is a short six stanza, narrative which tells the story of an encounter with a snake. The poem expresses emotions of intrigue, "His notice sudden is"; apprehension, "But never met this Fellow/Attended or alone/ Without a tighter breathing/And Zero at the Bone."; and regard...
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  • William Shakespeare My Misstress' Eyes Are Nothing Like the Sun the Surprise Reversal in the Rhyming Couplet.
    William Shakespeare My Misstress' Eyes are Nothing Like the Sun The Surprise Reversal in the Rhyming Couplet. "And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare As and she belied with false compare." In lines thirteen and fourteen, the poet explains how down to earth she is and how the speaker’s love is rare. The change in tone tells us that the poet in the first eight lines are not discontentment but truth. Shakespeare ends the sonnet by proclaiming his love for his mistress despite her lack of...
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  • John Keats' "When I have fears that I may cease to be": Analysis of Sonnet
    Keats' poem is a Shakespearean Sonnet with an elevated tone and is divided into three quatrains and rhyming couplet as opposed to octave and sestet. Continuity is gained by the repetition of the word "when" at the beginning of each quatrain. This builds the tension of the poem describing areas of concern for unfinished tasks. The word "before" in the second line is echoed during the third reinforcing the speaker's list of desired accomplishments before it is too late. This syntax sets the tone...
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  • lines composed on westminster bridge
    Lines composed Upon Westminster Bridge 1. The poem is in the form of a Petrarchan sonnet. A Sonnet is a lyric poem consisting of a single stanza of 14 iambic pentameter lines linked by an intricate rhyme scheme. It is of two kinds: a) Italian or Petrarchan - falls in two parts - Octave rhyming abba abba followed by a sestet rhyming cdecde or cdccdc. It was first imitated by England both in stanza form and subject – by Milton, Wordsworth, Christina and Dante Gabriel Rossetti. b) English or...
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  • How the Prologue in 'Romeo and Juliet' Prepares the Audience for the Play.
    How does the prologue to Shakespeare’s 'Romeo and Juliet' prepare the audience for the play? The prologue to Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' prepares the audience by making a short summary of the play so it gets the audience thinking about what the story is about. The prologue is a sonnet which is a 14 line poem, it is also known as an english, elizabethan sonnet which contains 3 quatrains and a rhyming couplet. A sonnet is usually a love poem and that is exactly what 'Romeo and Juliet'...
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  • John Donne and Shakespeare - 1678 Words
    A comparison of ?Holy Sonnet XIV? by John Donne and ?Sonnet 130? by William Shakespeare John Donne and William Shakespeare both wrote a variety of poems that are both similar within the structure of a Sonnet but with very different content. This essay will compare two of their sonnets ? Sonnet 130 by William Shakespeare and the Holy Sonnet by John Donne. John Donne?s poem is a personal sonnet in which John Donne questions his faith in God. It becomes clear from the sonnet that John Donne feels...
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  • How Soon Hath Time
    HOW SOON HATH TIME- JOHN MILTON HOW SOON HATH TIME is a Petrarchan sonnet written by John Milton the famous English poet. It is a sonnet written on the 9th of December 1631.Typical of the Petrarchan sonnet, there is a tonal change as well as a change in the mood and emotions of the poet. The poem has an autobiographical touch. In the Octave, the poet laments the passage of 23 years of his life, especially the 23rd year. The sonnet begins with a tone of frustration and desperation. He suffers...
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  • Sonnet 18 - 410 Words
    AFC SONNET XVIII While this sonnet is composed by a Shakespearean rhyme scheme and with iambic pentameter rhythm (the rhyme scheme appears as follows: ABAB CDCD EFEF GG), the poem is heavily influenced by the Petrarchan structure; that is, with a problem posed in the first octave and the answer to the problem beginning in the ninth line (which in Italian was known as volta). In this sonnet, the first two quatrains could be grouped as an octave because the speaker is posing a problem...
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  • alfred noyes - 466 Words
    How can The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes be considered a ballad form of poetry. The Highwayman can be considered a ballad because of the use of various techniques which are typical of the ballad style of poetry. The author Alfred Noyes wrote the poem in 1906 and at the time he was 24 years old. He died on the 25th June 1958. He is buried on the Isle of Wight where he lived with his wife and children. The first feature of the poem that makes it a ballad is it tells a story. Before words were...
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  • Sonnet 130 - 270 Words
    This sonnet compares the speaker's lover to a number of other beauties and never in the lover's favor. Her eyes are "nothing like the sun," her lips are less red than coral; compared to white snow, her breasts are dun-colored, and her hairs are like black wires on her head. In the second quatrain, the speaker says he has seen roses separated by color ("damasked") into red and white, but he sees no such roses in his mistress's cheeks; and he says the breath that "reeks" from his mistress is less...
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  • Anthem for Doomed Youth. Sonet Essay
    Anthem for Doomed Youth Through “Anthem for Doomed Youth” a well-known Petrarchan sonnet written by Wilfred Owen,the reader sees the horrors of wars and how unfortunate it is to in the war.Owen fought in World War 1 and wrote this poem while in a hospital recovering from shell shock.”Anthem for Doomed Youth”,solemnly discusses death in war and shows how those who die in war do not receive the normal ceremonies that are used to honour the dead. Owen was able to express how he felt about those...
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  • Jordans vs. Nikes - 701 Words
    Title Length Color Rating Poem - The poem consists of three stanzas and it is formed on quatrains. In the first stanza the black man talks about the fear that he would not have a good harvest because the wind or birds could take the seed away. Actually the action of “planting” is metaphorical and means that this black man has fears for the future, which seems disappointing to him. That is he “plants” his labor for a better future. In the second stanza the man says that even though he had...
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  • Sonnet 104 - 572 Words
    Essay: Sonnet 104 Sonnet 104 is one of 154 sonnets written by the English poet William Shakespeare. It's a member of the Fair Youth sequence, in which the poet expresses his love towards a fair friend. Each stanza expresses Shakespeare’s relationship with his beloved. The sonnet deals with the destructive forces of time as humans grow older and makes a commentary on the process of aging. In the first quatrain, the poet focuses on his beloved, exploring the theme of beauty and aging. The...
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  • Rape of the Lock as Mock Heroic Epic
    “THE RAPE OF THE LOCK”---MOCK-EPIC POEM: The epic is a narrative poem of supposed divine inspiration treating of a subject of great and momentous importance for mankind, the characters of the story are partly human and partly divine, and the language and style in which the incidents are related are full of elevation and dignity. If a long narrative poem should satisfy all the tests of epic poetry, but if the subject which is celebrated be of a trivial nature, like the cutting off a lock of a...
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  • As I Walked on Evening Analysis
    As I walked out one evening. The voice of the clocks comes straight after the voice of the two lovers. This is done purposely by Auden to stress the contrast between the two views. The lovers view love as timeless and never ending, however the clocks see it differently. They believe that love in fact is endless, as time will catch up with them at some point. Time is personified through the poem in many of the stanzas; time is often referred to as ‘his’. The capitalisation of words such as...
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  • Comparing Narrative Poems to Lyric Poems
    Alvarenga 1 Tirzah Alvarenga Ms. Fortier English II 11 January 2011 Narrative and Lyric Poetry Poetry has been around for centuries. Most often poetry is used when someone is down or when someone wants to show his or her love to someone else. Poetry is basically language condensed for artistic effect. Two types of poetry are narrative poetry and lyric poetry. Narrative poetry tells a story, a particular event, or happening, it often relates to a long story. Lyric poetry is any fairly...
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  • Sonnet 73 Analysis - 504 Words
    In "Sonnet 73", the speaker uses a series of metaphors to characterize what he perceives to be the nature of his old age. This poem is not simply a procession of interchangeable metaphors; it is the story of the speaker slowly coming to grips with the finality of his age and his impermanence in time.

    In the first quatrain, the speaker contrasts his age is like a "time of year,": late autumn, when the "yellow leaves" have almost completely fallen from the trees and the boughs "shake...
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  • Comparison of Shakespeare's Sonnet 116 and 18
    The best way to tackle Sonnet 18 is by breaking up the Quatrains and the Couplet. The first thing to look at is the opening stanza: Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate: Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer’s lease hath all too short a date: The first thing to note is line one. It is a prompt. Looking at the sonnets in a bigger picture it is comprised into two sentences. Shakespeare asks us, and more reasonably, himself, if he...
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  • Love Lyric Song Presentation Paper
    Matt Kearney Ships in the Night I love this particular song for many reasons. First of all, it represents a contemporary love song. Its words, although resonating with long established literary devices we have studied, are quite applicable to modern life. In the first stanza we see references to ships, night, storms, and lost time. These images are quite similar to sonnets of Petrarch, Spenser, and Wyatt. In the second stanza we see the intensity of the song pick up, with phrases such as...
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  • Arrow and the Song - 290 Words
    Arrow and the Song Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem, “Arrow and the Song” is a lyric poem giving an inspiration to a relationship or a friendship between two or more people. It includes analogies, symbolism, vivid imagery, and repetition to help convey what he is trying to reach to the audience The poem is made up of three stanzas of quatrain, and it’s an end rhyme consists of aabb ccdd throughout the poem. Its lyrical type of poem, expresses his emotions about the arrow and the...
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  • Response to Death Be Not Proud of John
    Response to Death Be Not Proud of John Donne The poem Death Be Not Proud, by John Donne, is a typical “Holly Sonnet”. In these poems, he spent a lot of effort in looking into his “inner self”, expressing his attitude towards religion and life. In this poem, Donne stresses man’s superior over death in particular by using a series of poetic elements. The sonnet is written in Petrarchan sonnet form with fourteen lines iambic pentameter; the first eight lines are octave, while others are sestet....
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  • metapoetic in the poem "when i heard the learn'd astronomer
    Walt Whitman's poem "When I heard the learn’d astronomer" is composed of two quatrains that stand as one stanza. The poem has a sense of separation between the first quatrain, that presents a passive view of the poem, and the second quatrain, that presents the active view of the poem. The active view of the poem are the verbs that appear in the second quatrain such as: "rising", "gliding", "wander’d",(7) "Look’d" (9). All of this verbs display an active action, by that it contradicts the first...
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  • Sonnet 29 - 369 Words
    Sonnet #29 Despite popular belief, William Shakespeare was considered a great poet before a great playwright. He accomplished writing at least 154 sonnets and other poems of love. In this paper, I will analyze one of his greatest sonnets. One of the most famous of his sonnets is number XXIX. This sonnet is one long sentence, but it still follows the usual Shakespearean pattern of three quatrains (four line sections) and a couplet. It also follows the traditional rhyme scheme for...
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  • Analysis of Saint Judas - 1582 Words
    The analysis of James Wright’s Saint Judas Saint Judas was written by James Wright at the end of the 60s. Considering the format this poem can be regarded as a traditional Petrarchan sonnet with a rhyme of ababcdcdefgefg; however, the content of this poem and the way it was written is different. In this poem James Wright tried to mix the dramatic monologue with the Petrarchan sonnet, which is usually written in poet’s tone. Instead in this poem, the speaker is Judas: this enables the...
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  • Characteristics of the Sonnet - 690 Words
    Characteristics of the sonnet At one point in our lives, we all wonder what is a sonnet. A sonnet is a short poem that is slightly misunderstood and has fourteen lines in iambic pentameter with a meticulously patterned rhyme scheme. The sonnet has a reputation for being very complex, and hard to understand at times. Contrary to the popular belief, sonnets do not need to fit one specific rhyme scheme. The two most common sonnets are the Italian or Petrarchan sonnet, named after Francesco...
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  • Sonnet 116 - 645 Words
    Sonnet 116 Sonnet 116 is a poem written hundreds of years ago by William Shakespeare. It has bee used to presents a beautiful and optimistic view of real love. The features of a sonnet include 14 lines consisting of three quatrains and a rhyming couplet. Each quatrain have a rhyme pattern abab, cdcd, efef and gg.The quatrains all discuss the same idea of love being unchanging different circumstances. Shakespeare uses enjambment throughout his sommet. Sonnet 116 follows strict rules to keep the...
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  • Barbara Allan a Typical Ballad I had to explain why the poem "Bonny Barbara Allan" is a typical Ballad.
    To this day, ballads are still enjoyed by some individual although, many generations ago they were at the very heart of amusement. They were passed on orally, centring interesting subjects such as tragic love. Typically, ballads are fairly simple, they do no tend to focus on characterization, they have a rapid dialogue, they are usually in the form of quatrains, and rhyming in abcb. The poem "Bonny Barbara Allan" is a typical ballad since it follows the norm by applying four major elements; it...
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  • Paul Fussell sonnet - 519 Words
    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 stanzas of varying degrees of logical complexity. A compromise between these two can be found in heroic couplets, which are best thought of as stichic, with a line of twenty, rather than ten...
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  • The Rape of the Lock - 427 Words
    The Rape of the Lock as a Mock Epic The Rape of the Lock is the excellent mock epic in all aspects, grand style, grand theme, great hero and grand episodes in ridiculous manner. Therefore it is called mock epic. The title of the poem ‘Rape of the lock’ indicates the mock heroic effects. The Rape is the most serious and moral offense which means the vindication of women’s chastity by force. The mean the cutting of lock is a great problem, morally, politically and society. The title of the poem...
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  • Cockroach Analysis - 468 Words
    The Cockroach (Analysis) By: - Ishan Kaushik (9D) This poem is written by Kevin Halligan. This poem talks about the poet’s life reflected in the cockroach’s movements. This poem is a type of sonnet. The poet of this poem is a Canadian poet who was born in 1964 and lived in England and Toronto. This poem can be interpreted into two ways. To a normal reader, this poem is nothing but about the cockroach’s movements. If we look at the poem more closely, we can see that the poet uses the...
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  • The Angel-William Blake - 591 Words
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