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An Analysis of Autumn Begins in Martins Ferry, Ohio, a Poem by James Wright (711 words, 1 pages)
Aspirations of a Better Life In the poem "Autumn Begins in Martins Ferry, Ohio," the author, James Wright, tells a tale of a seemingly small, lower class, blue-collar community, whose love for football borders on fantasy. In Martins Ferry, football was a method of eluding the world the citizens were ... Read More
The Message and Poetic Elements in the Poem A Thing of Beauty by John Keats (748 words, 1 pages)
Beautiful Things The poem A Thing of Beauty by John Keats conveys the message that Beauty is everywhere, and upon examination may be found. The theme of this work is largely centered on nature, as were many of Keats' works. In this particular poem Keats describes the affects that beauty ... Read More
Flowers and Their Meanings in William Blake’s Poems (849 words, 2 pages)
My Pretty Rose-Tree, written by William Blake, is a poem of love, jealousy, and sorrow. This eight-line poem, following the abab acac rhyme pattern, is full of strong symbolism and a great deal of personification, all used in an attempt to express the narrators feelings. William Blake brings the flowers ... Read More
An Analysis of a Famous Poem The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost (652 words, 1 pages)
Robert Frost's famous poem, "The Road Not Taken," advises to take the road less traveled and that will make all the difference. I have discovered that life, complicated and beautiful, parallels this statement. With signs often reading Yield, Do Not Enter, or even Stop the path has not always been ... Read More
A Review of William Blake’s Poems The Lamb and The Tyger (2948 words, 4 pages)
A Romantic as he was, William Blake created his rather simple songs as an opposition to the poetry the eighteenth-century poets tried to impose, the so called ornated word,poetry of beautiful words saying very little. Songs of Innocence and Experience are about the "two contrary states of the human soul" ... Read More
The Power of Universal Experience in Whitman’s Poem I Sit and Look (490 words, 1 pages)
I SIT AND LOOK Throughout various works of literature, one can find numerous parallels. It is possible to see two works with mood and tone alike. Just as it is common to see two works that differ completely from one another in that sense. However, there is one parallel that ... Read More
A Review of Robert Frost’s Poem Two Tramps in Mud Time (523 words, 2 pages)
Two Tramps in Mud Time- On the surface, "Two Tramps in Mud Time" seems to display Robert Frost's narrow individualism. The poem, upon first reading it, seems incongruent, with some of the stanzas having no apparent connection to the whole poem. The poem as a whole also does not appear ... Read More
The Subject of Death in Poems The Dying Cowboy and The Three Ravens (1378 words, 3 pages)
I have decided to compare The Dying Cowboy and The three Ravens the reason I choose these two poems is because they have both a similar subject death! The Dying Cowboy is about a cowboy who as he is walking down the road meets another cowboy who is rapped in ... Read More
The Depiction of Emotions in Robert Frost’s Poem Out-Out (821 words, 1 pages)
In the poem, "Out-Out" by Robert Frost the speaker has a somber, serious, regretful attitude, an ironic tone, and a vivid descriptive voice towards the events occurring throughout the poem. He (the speaker) is shown as a witness to the story that takes place. Frost uses this dramatic take on ... Read More
The Theme of Death in the Poem Beowulf (638 words, 1 pages)
Ever since Cain killed his brother Abel, death and murder have been a part of human society. The man always killed the other man, physically or mentally, to gain something for himself, something that may be a tangible thing such as food or money, or intangible things such as power ... Read More
Analysis of Hiroshima by John Hersey and 2 Poems by Allen Ginsberg – Nagasaki Days and Plutonium Ode (4467 words, 6 pages)
"Then a tremendous flash of light cut across the sky . Mr. Tanimoto has a distinct recollection that it traveled from east to west, from the city toward the hills. It seemed like a sheet of sun. John Hersey, from Hiroshima, pp8 On August 6, 1945, the world changed forever. ... Read More
An Analysis of The Song of Roland, a Heroic Poem (1689 words, 2 pages)
THE SONG OF ROLAND SOME THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW Charles the Great invaded Spain in the year 778. He had been invited in by the governor of the strategic city of Zaragoza, who had promised to turn the city over to him. He entered through a pass in the western ... Read More
The Inner Aspects of Dylan Thomas in His Poems (1410 words, 3 pages)
The Paradoxical Thomas Dylan Thomas outer life has little to do with his poetry, only occasionally having been inspired by some life-altering event. However, Thomas does contain some inner aspect of himself in each of his poems. Thomas states, I hold a beast, an angel, and a madman in me, ... Read More
A Research Report on the Homeric Poems (1072 words, 2 pages)
2 12 page research report. Very good. The Homeric Poems Oral or Written Tradition Homer. A name synonomous with Greek literature and poetry. Some call him the most famous and greatest poet of the Greek society. Known for his 'masterpieces' of western literature the Iliad and the Odyssey, Homer's poems ... Read More
The Tone and Imagery of John Donne’s Poem The Broken Heart (361 words, 1 pages)
John Donne in his poem "The Broken Heart" uses imagery to reveal his mournful,pasionate attitude toward the nature of love. The poem is aout how Donne's heart was broken and therefore aptly titled. each stanza is a progressive step in the downfall of his heart. He builds intesity not only ... Read More
The Concept of Heroism in the Poem The Battle of Maldon (1022 words, 2 pages)
Selfishness or Sacrifice at The Battle of Maldon Purpose shall be firmer, heart the keener, courage shall be more, as our might lessens.1 These famous lines from the poem The Battle of Maldon introduce a theme which depicts how Englishmen in the Middle Ages perceived life, death and what can ... Read More
The Relationship between Life and Death in Thanatopsis, Poem by William Cullen Bryant (567 words, 1 pages)
The poem, Thanatopsis, written by William Cullen Bryant, is a wonderful literary work which explores the often controversial questions of death. Within his well written lines Bryant attempts to show the relationship between deaths eternal questions and the ongoing cycle of nature and life. Upon concluding the poem many readers ... Read More
Comparison between the Adventures of Huckleberry Fin, Novel by Mark Twain and Odyssey, Ancient Greek Epic Poem by Homer (1742 words, 2 pages)
In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain, Huck considers himself to be an ignorant fool, and an over all bad person that should be looked down upon. However, through out his story, without ever realizing it, Huck manages to live through many incredible advetures, and commit unselfish acts ... Read More
Brief Analyses of the Poems in Bruce Weigl’s Song of Napalm (885 words, 2 pages)
Twelve poems outline the first section of Bruce Weigls Song of Napalm, which describes the events of the soldiers on and off the battlefield during the Vietnam War. Weigl served from 1967-1968, and his poetry attests to the experiences he had during this time. 1.Sailing to Bien Hoa The opening ... Read More
A Paper on Lawrence’s Poem Snake (495 words, 1 pages)
Snake is one of Lawrences most famous poems. Although the poem seems to be about an encounter with a snake, the true theme of the poem is the conflict between emotional behavior and learned behavior. This conflict is displayed through setting and symbolism. The poem begins with a very narrative ... Read More
Comparison of Poems Written by William Blake and William Wordsworth (1696 words, 3 pages)
The years between 1757 and 1837 marked the romantic period in literature. Romanticism was a reactionary period of history when its seeds became planted in poetry, artwork and literature. The Romantics turned to the poet before the scientist to convey their thoughts and ideals. Romanticism allowed people to get away ... Read More
A Review of Robert Frost’s Poem Fire and Ice (327 words, 1 pages)
Fire and Ice Robert Frost Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what Ive tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate To say that for destruction ice ... Read More
An Analysis of Robert Frost’s Poem The Road Not Taken (710 words, 3 pages)
Robert Frost was one of the United States' best-loved poets. Frost was greatly influenced by his move from San Francisco to New England at the age of 11, his move to England when he was 37, and then his return to New Hampshire a couple of years later (Knowledge Adventure ... Read More
A Comparison of the Poems Recalling War by Robert Graves and Mental Cases by Wilfred Owen (3678 words, 5 pages)
Although the poems "Recalling War" by Robert Graves and "Mental Cases" by Wilfred Owen are both concerned with the damage that war does to the soldiers involved, they are different in almost every other respect. Owen's poem examines the physical and mental effects of war in a very personal and ... Read More
A Paper on Women’s Sexuality in Poems A Song and Amyntas Led Me to a Grove (1285 words, 2 pages)
Although many men would assume that womens sexuality has arisen mostly in the past century, this could not be further from the truth. Women have been sexual creatures for nearly the same amount of time as men. Two poems, Rochesters A Song and Behns Amyntas Led Me to a Grove, ... Read More
The Theme of Pride in Edgar Allan Poe’s Poem The Cask of Amontillado (543 words, 1 pages)
Pride Can Be a Fatal Trait Sometimes a persons pride can overshadow their good judgment, in turn effecting their actions. The result of this over zealous pride can mean death for the person. In Edgar Allen Poes The Cask of Amontillado, Fortunato is a prime example. Through his own desire ... Read More
A Comparison of the Poems Porphyria’s Lover and My Last Duchess (2268 words, 4 pages)
Porphyria's Lover and My Last Duchess Compare the two poems 'Porphyria's Lover' and 'My Last Duchess' by Robert Browning. What do they reveal about attitudes to women and relationships in the nineteenth century? Robert Browning was one of the greatest poets of the nineteenth century. In 1842, he published 'Dramatic ... Read More
Expressing Myself through Poems (1839 words, 6 pages)
My name is John Doe. I have decided to start a journal of poems as an outlet for all my feelings that I have experienced. I know that they are probably not the best that have ever been written but they are a way to let the emotions out. I ... Read More
Diction and Metaphors in the Poem America by Tony Hoagland (900 words, 2 pages)
Throughout life human beings usually find messages underneath the surface, which cannot be seen by the naked eye. In literature this is sometimes done through the use of metaphors by using specific words when relating two inanimate objects. A writer might use metaphors in order to hide these messages and ... Read More
Analysis of Ophelia in Harold Bloom’s Hamlet: Poem Unlimited (941 words, 2 pages)
Harold Bloom, in "Hamlet Poem Unlimited" is not shy when stating who he believes is responsible for Ophelia's insanity and ensuing death. The blame lies directly on Hamlet as Bloom states, "Yet in effect, he is murdering Ophelia, and starting her on the path to suicide" (Bloom 41). Ophelia loves ... Read More
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