Alliteration Essays & Research Papers

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  • Alliteration in Poetry and Prose - 601 Words
    Alliteration is the repetition of the same sounds or of the same kinds of sounds at the beginning of words or in stressed syllables. In poetry and prose, the use, within a line or phrase, of words beginning with the same sound, as in Two tired toads trotting to Tewkesbury. It was a common device in Old English literature, and its use survives in many traditional phrases, such as dead as a doornail and pretty as a picture. Alliteration is used in modern poetry more sparingly than in Old English,...
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  • Journeys - 740 Words
    Today I would like to talk to you about the concept of journey and discuss the deeper meaning of this very important term. Within this speech I will be comparing the concept of journey through the movie 'wizard of oz' the song 'last kiss' and the poem 'the journey'. These texts are all great examples relating to a journey. The first text I would like to discuss with you is the song 'last kiss' written by Wayne Cochran in 1962 and sung by Pearl Jam. Cochran was inspired to write his song after...
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  • Tongue-twister and Peppers Peter Piper
    Peter Piper picked a peck of... Peter piper picked a peck of pickled pep... Peter p... Oh it's no use. I'll never get it. Good morning/afternoon students, teachers and other guests. Most people refer to tongue twisters as fun phrases to say so you'll... twist your tongue. But the proper definition is... a combination of the same sounds to create a varied alliteration that could put pressure on your tongue which may cause your nerve system go above normal. In other words it can make you go...
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  • Still I Rise by Maya Angelou: Exploring the Poem
    'Still I Rise' by Maya Angelou: the poem You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may trod me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I'll rise. Does my sassiness upset you? Why are you beset with gloom? 'Cause I walk like I've got oil wells Pumping in my living room. Just like moons and like suns, With the certainty of tides, Just like hopes springing high, Still I'll rise. Did you want to see me broken? Bowed head and lowered eyes? Shoulders falling down like...
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  • Unfamiliar Text NCEA Revision Level 1
    Language Feature Definition General Effect Example Explanation of Example Metaphor Comparison of one thing to another. It says “that one thing IS another” Can visualise object clearly to comparison drawn “skull-like coconuts” “the sea is a hungry dog” Allows us to imagine the colour and shape and texture of the coconuts being deadly hard dented and discoloured like skulls. Personification Giving something human characteristics Bring the object to life The sea...
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  • Snapping Beans Analysis - 538 Words
    English 102 6 February 2013 “Snapping Beans” Analysis The poem, “Snapping Beans” ( rpt. in Michael Meyer, The Bedford Introduction to Literature, 9th ed.[Boston: Bedford, 2011] 782), by Lisa Parker, is about a student who came home from school to visit her grandmother. When asked by her grandmother how school was going, the student reveals that she likes it there even though she knows that her grandmother would not approve of her friends and what they talk about. The narrator uses figures...
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  • If You Forget Me
    Analysis for “If You Forget Me” As a world renowned poem, “If You Forget Me”, which was written by Pablo Neruda, can be considered as the benchmark in literary circles, not only because of its excellent use of language, but also a variety of literary devices that are included. The most obvious device that is used in this poem is metaphor. Although it seems to be as a love poem for author’s beloved, it can also be considered a kind of love that the author devotes to his homeland. As the...
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  • The Lonely Wanderer - 436 Words
    The Lonely Wanderer The poem "The Wanderer," is written in many different methods which allow readers to perceptibly understand its many aspects. The poet's vivid description creates imagery to better stimulate the agony of a wretched wanderer. It is written with many uses of assonance along with alliteration. It also has two different points of view, one is the wanderer and the other is the narrator. Beyond that, the poet expresses the complex issues within the poem through a simplified...
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  • Bright Star Analysis - 671 Words
    Bright Star Analysis By Dev Batra Throughout John Keats's Poem "Bright Star" We see the portrayal of a variety of themes, symbolism, imagery and literary devices. One of the first things to catch the reader's eye when reading this poem is it's unusual title. In truth the reasoning behind this poem being referred to by it's first line is not a literary technique but rather a necessity as this poem was published over a decade post Keats death. Despite the title not directly holding any deeper...
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  • Analysis of a High Toned Christian Woman
    Samantha Kozera Ms. McGrath ENG 4U 20 March 2013 Analysis of A High-Toned Christian Woman The poem A High-Toned Christian Woman by Wallace Stevens used many sound devices to create an amazing poem and therefore should be considered to be “the best poem in the world”. If we dissect the poem, we can see that almost every line has a sound device that affects the poem’s atmosphere, meaning or use of words. The mood seemed playful from combinations of words and sound devices. The alliteration...
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  • On The patio poem extrapolation essay
    On The Patio Poem Extrapolation Peter Redgrove was born in a middle class family in Kingston. As a child he got a microscope as a present and because of this he got a scholarship to Cambridge for science. Although he was deeply disturbed and was found to suffer from schizophrenia. He attempted to have Deep Insulin Coma Therapy, a shock treatment for the disease, he had around sixty treatments but it was unsuccessful and gave him visions and he also lost interest in science, so he turned to...
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  • W.B.Yeats and Thomas Hardy - 446 Words
    Common Literary Techniques 1. Imagery: It is the use of figurative language to create visual representations of actions, objects and ideas in our mind in such a way that they appeal to our physical senses. For example: The room was dark and gloomy. -The words “dark” and “gloomy” are visual images. The river was roaring in the mountains. – The word “roaring” appeals to our sense of hearing. 2. Simile and Metaphor: Both compare two distinct objects and draws similarity between them. The...
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  • Wilfred Owen's Use of Imagery
    Mr. Horsfall Yr 11 IB English Thomas Brelsford 11.5 ‘Discuss Owen’s use of visual and aural imagery in three of his poems’ Wilfred Owen was a famous anti-war poet from World War I. He wrote poems about his first-hand experiences during the war. Wilfred Owen uses personification, metaphors and similes, onomatopoeia, alliteration and assonance to increase the effectiveness of the messages he is trying to convey and to create a variety of...
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  • Sister Maude - 313 Words
    Sister Maude In this essay I am going to write about called sister maude. Sister maude is about two sisters who don’t really get along very well, also this poet is ambigious becase the poem is unclear the reader does not now how the my dear died or the parents and the my shame, also this poem is written in (1830 - 1894) by christina Rossetti. The propse of the poem is to describe how jelousy sisters cuased a death of another. Christina Rossetti uses a range of techniques to show the feelings...
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  • Analysis of Flameless Candles - 1469 Words
    Poet Background information Poet Background information Ahmed Rafiq Almhadoui (1898-1961) was a Libyan poet. When he was 13 years of age he immigrated to Egypt and studied there. At the time imperialism was very common; Libya was colonized by Italy. Similarly the act of nationalism began all over the world, and countries began gaining their independence. The stage was set for Rafiq and many others to help Libya gain their independent. When he returned from Egypt he worked as a...
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  • Wwi Poet: Wilfred Owen
    WWI Poet: Wilfred Owen Wilfred Owen was an English poet who specialised in writing about the war. Owen was born on 18th March 1893 in Oswestry. In October 1915 he joined the army and assigned to fight at the Somme. On his return to England and was put into hospital only two years after he joined up in 1917 due to suffering from shellshock. In August 1918 Owen was declared fit and returned to the Western front. He fought at Beaurevoir-Fonsomme, where he was awarded the Military Cross. Wilfred...
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  • In the Snack Bar - 890 Words
    Outcome 1 Essay on a single text In The Snack Bar by Edwin Morgan Kelly Mckinlay I picked this poem because I could picture the main character and his daily struggle clearly as I read the poem. Edwin Morgan used a lot of descriptions within the poem describing the surrounding area of the café and described the main character. The main theme that runs thought the whole poem is one of the daily struggle that an elderly gentleman’s has to go through although people might be aware...
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  • death by scrabble - 940 Words
    In Crossing the Bar, by Alfred Lord Tennyson, the poem was written as elegy of dying person, the speaker compare transition of impending death and crossing the sand bar. The image of the Sea is used to represent the “barrier” between life and death. It was described as hard as saying good bye to love ones, eagerly hoping those who will be left behind will not sob or cry. The speaker is in the stage where he is ready to face death also imagining after life experience on what will it turn out...
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  • Analytic Essay on "Silver" - 743 Words
    Arsh Shah Mrs. Murphy Honors English 1 March 24, 2011 Analytic Essay on “Silver” From similes to rhyme scheme Walter de la Mare shows what a beautiful evening is really like in this poem.The lyrical poem, “Silver”, by Walter de la Mare, enhances the imagery by repeating the word ‘silver’ to illustrate how the moon shines on everything by using similes and sensory language to describe a beautiful serene evening. Reading this poem the author will draw a great picture of a serene and calm...
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  • war peom analysis - 496 Words
    War poem analysis The soldier and anthem for doomed youth The theme in ‘the soldier’ is power, you can tell this because in the poem the author talks about the better side to the war and how it would be a great achievement to die whilst fighting for your country, how it would be an honour to die for England and also what he would want if he were to die, for example ‘in hearts at peace, under an English heaven’ is talking about once the war was over there would be peace. It is also suggesting...
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  • England as a global language - 402 Words
    Priscilla and the Wimps by Richard Peck 1. Identify the setting of the story. Element of Setting Example from the story… 2. Does the story use first or third person narration? Explain why you think so. 1st Person Narration 3rd Person Narration Explain: 3. What is the affect of having a narrator who is not a main character? Support your answer in a well-structured paragraph...
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  • Short Note on "The Sea - James Reeves"
    The sea- james reeves Mother Nature is just like everyone, beautiful and attractive, with a lot of features and resources that help us live. Probably the most important resource is water, and water comes from the sea or the rain. The sea can be very serene in summer days, and it also can be very dangerous in stormy nights when there are gales. The sea can also be described as many animals, such as lions, bulls, just to name a few. According to James Reeves, a famous poet, he describes the sea...
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  • Analysis of a Poem “We wear the mask”
    Amber Davis Professor Quirk Literature 101 February 28, 2013 We Wear the Mask The lyric poem “We wear the mask” by Paul Laurence Dunbar is a poem about the African American race, and how they had to conceal their unhappiness and anger from whites. This poem was written in 1895, which is around the era when slavery was abolished. Dunbar, living in this time period, was able to experience the gruesome effects of racism, hatred and prejudice against blacks at its worst. Using literary...
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  • Explication of “Piers Plowman” by William Langland
    Explication of “Piers Plowman” by William Langland ENG/306 April 9, 2012 Shannon Loerch Explication of “Piers Plowman” by William Langland In the 14th century William Langland penned a poem entitled “Piers Plowman”. He used 111 lines of metered rhythm to illustrate a man’s quest for a stereotypical Christian life. Classified as a dramatic poem the manner in which the author describes this quest invokes an imaginative fever in the mind of the reader. The language used...
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  • Flower Fed Buffaloes - 574 Words
    The poem “Flower Fed Buffaloes” by V. Lindsay is a short text set on the prairies of America in old days. It is about “Flower Fed Buffaloes” where the old days take pass and that the buffaloes did not live there because locomotives has taken over the prairie, where buffaloes were. Three key techniques used by the poet were alliteration, metaphor and repetition. They were effective because they helped me understand the theme. The theme is the buffaloes prairies have been taken over by the modern...
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  • Phenomenal Women - 697 Words
    Phenomenal Women The Poem I have chosen is Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou. I chose this poem because it not only emphasizes the pressures society places on women but how one may overcome them. The poem helps recognize that one does not need only the stereotypical beauty that society portrays in order to feel confident. The begging of the poem begins almost in a reverse fashion, with a pretty women asking a potentially "normal" women where her secret to happiness lies. The poet uses...
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  • "Seascape In Memoriam" by M.A.S Stephen Spender.
    In the poem "Seascape In Memoriam", M.A.S Stephen Spender uses a number of literary devices to convey the various characteristic aspects of the sea. The poet emphasises the power of the sea over humanity and the deceptive nature which it displays to humanity, hiding potential violence and brutality. The poem revolves around the notion of sound as a means of conveying the different faces of the sea. Tone is an important device that is used to mimic the motion of the waves. As a consequence of the...
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  • Piano and Half Past Two
    Half Past Two, Piano and Refugee Mother and Child share a common theme of childhood. In Half Past Two, the author talks about remembers about the feeling of simplicity and timelessness during his childhood. In Piano, the poet expresses his feelings towards the loss of childhood in comparison to his present. In Refugee Mother and Child talks about the loss of a child and the misery they all have to go through. In Half Past Two, by U.A. Fanthorpe, we are taken into the past from the very start...
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  • A Noiseless Patient Spider Poem
     Name:______________________ A Noiseless Patient Spider By Walt Whitman A NOISELESS, patient spider, I mark’d, where, on a little promontory, it stood, isolated; Mark’d how, to explore the vacant, vast surrounding, It launch’d forth filament, filament, filament, out of itself; Ever unreeling them—ever tirelessly speeding them. 5 And you, O my Soul, where you stand, Surrounded, surrounded, in measureless oceans of space, Ceaselessly musing, venturing,...
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  • Beowulf - 561 Words
    Beowulf 1. The English language has transformed a lot since those early times. While reading it I noticed many words that aren’t normally used in today’s society. There were also noticeable differences in sentence structure although this may have been a result of how it was translated. The fact that it is a poem might also be why the sentence structure is different, not just that it has been translated to English. The introduction provided much information about the story and the way the...
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  • Home Burial Research Paper
    Alisha Anderson Mrs. England English Literature 10-30-13 Robert Frost uses many different literary devices and themes in his poem to help readers comprehend his work. In his poems, Robert Frost has used lack of communication to bring forth a message. In “Home Burial” Frost displays the relationship between the husband and wife after their son has passed. In “Mending Wall” he displays the insufficient communication between the two neighbors. Frost uses dialogue to convey the argument,...
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  • Those Winter Sundays - 765 Words
    1, The poem’s title The title “Those Winter Sundays”, winter obviously means cold, contrast between cold and warm is one of the important thing in this poem. Sundays mean weekend, the day that people stay at home with family. Sundays and labor which mention in the poem is another contrast. 2, The speaker and the speaker tone of voice In this poem, the speaker is the poet himself. 3, The structure and the form of the poem 4, The poet’s use of language and diction In the beginning...
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  • Preludes - Ts Eliot [1888-1965]
    Preludes - TS Eliot [1888-1965] Relevant Background • Thomas Stearns [TS] Eliot was born in into a wealthy family in St Louis, Missouri, America in 1888 • He became a British citizen at the age of 39 in 1927. • His father was president of a brick making company. His mother wrote poetry and was once a teacher and social volunteer. They were determined to educate Thomas well. • TS Eliot's awareness of how differently some people lived inspired a lot of the descriptions found in ‘Preludes'....
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  • India's Diverse Wildlife and Their Conservation
    English Christmas Homework: Redraft Task 1 Essay In Wilfred Owens poems Anthem for Doomed Youth and Dulce ET Decorum EST Owen uses an array of techniques both aural and literary intending to undermine the conventional glorification of war believed throughout society by exposing the terrible, atrocious conditions that soldiers faced as they were ravaged physically and psychologically by the exertions of war. Owen effectively communicates this central idea of the suppressed realism of war through...
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  • Simon the Cyrenian Speaks - 279 Words
    Luis Flores Simon the Cyrenian Speaks This poem talks about a black man who at first refuses to do the work that he's suppose to do because he thinks their making him do this because he is black and how he speaks out to say what he thinks. "He never spoke a word to me, And yet He called my name; He never gave a sign to me, And yet I knew and came. 1. At first I said, "I will not bear His cross upon my back; He only seeks to place it there Because my skin is black." But He was...
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  • Sympathy - 1089 Words
    Paul Laurence Dunbar was an African American poet of the late 19th and early 20th centuries who lived through slavery, racism and segregation. So this poem is considered to be an extended metaphor where through out the entire poem Dunbar is comparing himself and all African Americans at that time with a caged bird that does not have the freedom to enjoy the nature and does not have the freedom to fly like all other birds meaning white people at that time. The poet starts the poem with a...
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  • Manhunt language and feelings - 472 Words
    In ‘Manhunt’, Simon Armitage uses rhyme to reflect the togetherness of a relationship. He says “After the first phase, after passionate nights and intimate days.” As the poem goes on, the reader can start to recognise that the un-rhymed cuplets show how fragmented their relationship has become. There is imagery indicating how carefully she treats her husband. “And handle and hold the damaged, porcelain collar bone, and mind and attend the fractured rudder of shoulder blade.” The point she makes...
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  • Analysis of "Sympathy",written by Paul Laurence Dunbar
    Paul Laurence Dunbar was an African American poet of the late 19th and early 20th centuries who lived through slavery, racism and segregation. So this poem is considered to be an extended metaphor where through out the entire poem Dunbar is comparing himself and all African Americans at that time with a caged bird that does not have the freedom to enjoy the nature and does not have the freedom to fly like all other birds meaning white people at that time. The poet starts the poem with a...
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  • Von Schiller - 751 Words
    Human Knowledge Friedrich Von Schiller World Literature 107 Schiller was born and raised in Germany. His father was an army surgeon. He went to school for medicine and law, but there was something about law that excited him. While attending Stuttgart Military Academy, he wrote his first play “The Robbers.” He got dismissed after leaving the army post without permission to see the opening of his play. The opening of the play was also influential to his life because it said “against...
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  • Metho Drinker by Judith Wright
    CRITICAL ANALYSIS: Explanation, Analysis, Interpretation | Metho DrinkerUnder the death of winter's leaves he lies who cried to Nothing and the terrible night to be his home and bread. "O take from me the weight and waterfall ceaseless Time that batters down my weakness; the knives of light whose thrust I cannot turn; the cruelty of human eyes that dare not touch nor pity." Under the worn leaves of the winter city safe in the house of Nothing now he lies. His white and burning...
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  • Analysis of 'Disabled' by Wilfred Owen
    “Disabled”- To what extent is the soldier a sympathetic character? The poem “Disabled” by Wilfred Owen, written in third person, presents a young British soldier who lost his legs from the First World War. The soldier is left in solitude, as he no longer appears charming to the others and his sufferings from the war changed him into a completely different man. Therefore, Owen presents the soldier as extremely sympathetic by emphasizing that one impulsive, naïve decision he made as a...
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  • The Highwayman - 666 Words
    Poetry has been called the best words in the best order. The Highwayman deserves to win the title of “The best words in the best order” because of various compelling messages, themes and an assortment of stimulating language techniques, and vivid descriptions. The Highwayman is a ballad written by Alfred Noyes, a tale of Revenge, betrayal, forbidden love, courage, and moreover selfless sacrifice. It shows that LOVE can overcome any barrier, for example, we know that “The Highwayman” is a...
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  • Effects and Techniques in Haiku - 811 Words
    Task 1 Question 1 a) The immediate effect of the poem on me was confusion and irritation. I felt it was deceptive. It looked so simple, and was so short, yet I could see no meaning behind it. It frustrated me that even after several re-readings all I could think was a bird in a tree. Upon re-visiting the poem, I concentrated on how it made me feel –melancholy, wistful, yet also peaceful. I found I liked it despite the sadness it seemed to evoke. b) I think the subject matter is a...
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  • "A Story" Analysis - 280 Words
    Literary devices help convey a message or explain a relationship in novels or poems. In the poem, A Story by Li-Young Lee, he uses literary devices to describe the complex relationship between a father and son. Point of view and structure help convey his message. Lee uses point of view by telling the father’s thoughts. In the poem, the father is very concerned about upsetting his son. Their relationship reflects off of these thoughts. The father wants his son to look up to him because of the...
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  • The Red Wheelbarrow - 464 Words
    Jessica Holifield Mrs. Walker English IV 24 August 2012 “The Red Wheelbarrow” “The Red Wheelbarrow,” by William Carlos Wiliams, is a very short poem, consisting of four stanzas. Each stanza has two lines and a total of four words. There are three words on the first line and one word on the second line in each of the four stanzas. “The Red Wheelbarrow” has no apparent rhyme pattern; however, there are several other literary devices found in Williams’ poem. One literary device Williams...
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  • It is a Critical appreciation of a poem by Roy Campbell "The Zebras"
    Critical Appreciation The poem analysed is "The Zebras" by Roy Campbell. It is a beautiful poem that uses vivid imagery to convey the theme. The theme being the beauty of nature and creation and also the freedom and zest for life that we as humans don't have due confinement of our lives. In the poem Roy Campbell pays tribute to nature and he emphasizes this by its structure. The poem has no stanzas therefore represents freedom and adds a natural flow of the poem. However he does use some...
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  • This Piece of Writing Deserves a Level 7
    This Piece of Writing Deserves a Level 7 It’s simple. I have worked my fingers to the bone to bring you this wonderful piece of writing that will most definitely be worthy of a level seven. I will use varied sentence length, pairs, sets of three, quotations, metaphors, similes and many more rhetorical devices to create a piece which you will not be able to take your eyes away from. You see Mr. Deane; this writing is like a magnificent and stunning cake – something which you cannot take your...
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  • Poetry Analysis - 428 Words
    The “Root Cellar” by Theodore Roetbke is full of alliteration and similes. There is even an example of hyperbole when Roetbke writes “dirt kept breathing a small breath” (line 11). There are two similes in this poem. Roetbke compares roots to old bait and shoots to “tropical snakes” (line 5 and 7). Alliteration exists mostly in the beginning part of the poem. “Dank as a ditch” (line 1), “bulbs broke out of boxes” (line 2), and “dangled and dropped” (line 3) are the alliteration examples found...
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  • Poetry - 1516 Words
    The Poison Tree I was angry with my friend I told my wrath, my wrath did end I was angry with my foe I told it not, my wrath did grow and I watered it in fears Night and morning with my tears And I sunned it with smiles And with soft deceitful wiles And it grew both day and night Till it bore an apple bright And my foe beheld it shine And he knew that it was mine And into my garden stole When the night had veiled the pole In the morning...
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  • Comparison of Toadstool Wood and Snowy Wood
    ‘The toadstool wood’ describes a woodland at twilight. Everything is quiet and dark. Reeves describes the woods as if it is hoary and inactive, I know this because in the poem he says ‘mouldy’. He also says ‘arching sprays of bramble’ which means there would be alot of cultivation as well in the wood. On the other the poem, ‘stopping by Woods on a snowy evening’ has the setting of a man on horse back stopping by the woods for a rest when he is on a long journey. Frost describes these woods as...
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  • Use of Poetic Conventions - 620 Words
    Question: Write a critical analysis of the poem “Yard-boy” by Edward Baugh. In sustaining your interpretation, you should explain the ways in which the writer’s use of poetic conventions (including literary devices) helps to reinforce the theme. The poem Yard-Boy was written by Edward Baugh, who is a well known Caribbean poet. His use of different poetic conventions are evident throughout the poem. Poetic conventions are. Some examples of poetic conventions used in the poem are metaphor,...
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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 happy picture of the scene. He uses rhyme to convey his feelings in the poem. ! Wordsworth’s positive attitude in this poem is shown by the lighthearted, happy feeling that the readers get...
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  • Poem Analysis : First Day at Schol
    The ‘First day at School’ takes us through the vast stretch of a child’s mind on his first day of school. It voices the feelings of the child; his unknowing mind of the perplexing new world and how that has aroused a sense of anxiety and insecurity inside him. The poem also lets us delve into the child’s misapprehending of his new phase of life; his misinterpretations and how he had gotten the wrong idea. With that many qualities are conveyed to portray all this. In this poem it proclaims to...
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  • Analysis of Isabella Gardner’s Part of the Darkness
    Isabella Gardner’s “Part 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 of the Darkness” is alliteration. This tool helps demonstrate the clashing characteristics between the humans and nature in the poem. The first example of alliteration...
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  • How to Write a Commentary - 997 Words
    How to Structure an I.B. Commentary (Oral or Written) I. Introduction A. Set the context 1. for a poem, some generalizations about the poet's work and this poem's relation to the poet's work as a whole, as well as a summary of what happens in the poem 2. for a passage from a play or novel, a brief summary of the action leading up to the passage, as well as a summary of what occurs in the passage itself B. Identify the speaker/narrator 1. for a...
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  • Sounds for Description (an essay about Prosody)
    In poetry, many poets use prosody to bring their writing to life. Prosody is the pronunciation of a poem, and it usually includes elements such as sound, rhyme, alliteration, assonance, onomatopoeia, rhythm, stress, and meter. These effects can take poetry to a completely different level, beyond only imagery. In the poem, ?The Word Plum,? by Helen Chasin, examples of alliteration and onomatopoeia are used to bring her subject, a plum, to life. In the first line, Chasin begins with a very basic...
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  • A4 Sound And Sense - 496 Words
    Sound and Sense in Ozymandias Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley is a poem about a statue of a king that has been eaten away by the elements of a desert. The great glory of the once-king is displayed in such a way that there is nothing to be prideful about, but the statue still sits with the same magnificence that it did when it had first been erected. With the use of sound devices, Shelley paints a picture of something great left to ruins as time passes. The rhyming scheme of the poem is not...
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  • Traditional and Intellectual Methods of Digging
    Danielle Brosseau English 181 Professor Kappeler October 7th, 2013 Traditional and Intellectual Methods of Digging To break away from a tradition is often a means of upholding it. This is the case in “Digging,” a poem written by Irish poet and playwright Seamus Heaney. Through alliteration that subtly alters tone, changes in tense that gently signify a change from real time to memory, imagery that appeals to all the senses, a free form that allows for the manipulation of stanzas, and the...
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  • Explication of Adrienne Rich's "Aunt Jennifer's Tigers"
    Adrienne Rich did a wonderful job portraying the trials of abused and battered women in this poem. These trials could possibly be explained by Rich being the niece of Aunt Jennifer; therefore, personal feelings are exposed throughout the piece. The speaker speaks in an admiring, sincere, tone and her sympathy is apparent because she herself is a female. Rich's poem, "Aunt Jennifer's Tigers" is about the trials of an older woman in distress because her marriage is in trouble, and she is too...
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  • Figure of Speech - 1064 Words
    1. Alliteration The repetition of an initial consonant sound. is a term that describes a literary stylistic device. Alliteration occurs when a series of words in a row (or close to a row) have the same first consonant sound. For example, “She sells sea-shells down by the sea-short” or “Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled Peppers” are both alliterative phrases. In the former, all the words start with the “s” sound, while in the later, the “p’s” take precedence. Aside from tongue twisters,...
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  • Poem Analysis "Out, Out"
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