• Matthew Arnold First Stanza
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    One of the most noted English poets of the 19 th Century (Victorian era) is Matthew Arnold (1822-1888). Arnold s style of writing consists of writing exactly how he feels, rather than writing about what the readers want to hear. Analyzing Arnold s works shows a sorrowful, serious, and desolate mood throughout his writings. Literary elements such as imagery, setting, irony, allusion, and repetition are used to create the lonesome and pessimistic moods of three of Arnold s poems: Requiescat (1853)...
  • Abab Format Poem Stanza Person
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    This poem was very hard to make an argument for to tell what it means. The poem deals with the idea of depression, hurt, weighted choices, and death. It is the most uplifting of poems, but I don t think Emily Dickinson was trying to make it that way. She uses the idea of winter to represent darkness, the comparison of the weight of a choice the heft of Cathedral tunes. She uses a line, which states that there are internal differences to represent emotional not physical problems. She also say s ...
  • To His Coy Mistress By Andrew Marvell
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    In 'To His Coy Mistress,' Andrew Marvell presents a speaker who appeals to his love through persuasion. The speaker uses an appeal to reason as his main tool, but he also appeals to his mistress through emotion and character to garner a response. Each stanza utilizes a different method of appeal that relies on diction and punctuation. In the first stanza, the speaker appeals to character, in the second emotion, and in the third reason. By using different methods of appeal, the speaker hopes to w...
  • Roethke's Use Of Tone
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    Roethke's Use of Tone Childhood experiences seem to be the ones that are recollected most vividly throughout a person's life. Almost everyone can remember some aspect of his or her childhood experiences, pleasant and unpleasant alike. Theodore Roethke's poem 'My Papa's Waltz's suggests even further that this concept could be true. The dance described in this poem illustrates an interaction between father and child that contains more than the expected joyous, loving attitude between the two chara...
  • Third Stanza Life Imagery Autumn
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    Life is a beautiful thing that should not be wasted. Life must be lived without warning; it is not to be taken for granted. We will never fully understand life, not even in a million years. The theme of John Keats' "To Autumn" is to enjoy life, even as you grow old and it begins to move away from you. He spreads his message through the time frame, imagery, and diction of the stanzas. To begin with, the time frame of the stanzas begins to prove the theme. By itself, it doesn't prove the theme, b...
  • Poem Third Stanza
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    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 enough seeds planted in rows from Canad...
  • Road Not Taken Yellow Wood
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    The Road Not Taken - Frost Critical Analysis.' The Road Not Taken', written by Robert Lee Frost, is a poem that has four five-line stanzas with only two end rhymes in each stanza (aba ab). Several kinds of literary devices can be found in the poem. One of the literary devices employed is antithesis. The first stanza of the poem describes a traveller comes to a split in a road through a 'yellow wood' and wishes he could 'travel both' routes, but at the same time he realizes that the thought of tr...
  • Third Stanza Poem Wine Cup
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    2/13/97 The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam presents an interesting challenge to any reader trying to sort through its heavy symbolism and not-so-obvious theme. Not only does the poem provide us with a compelling surface story, but a second look at the text can reveal a rich collection of seperate meanings hidden in the poem's objective descriptions and sprawling narrative-which in the space of a few pages includes such disparate characters as the Moon, God, the Snake (and his traditional Christian nei...
  • The Rich Man Reader Poor Poem
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    The Rich Man Franklin P. Adams is one of the less known American modern poets. His poems, like the poems of many other 20 th century American poets, comment the society after the industrial revolution. Adams poem, The Rich Man, concentrates on the class division between the rich and the poor. Furthermore it satirizes the old view of an impecunious life being the good and the virtuous one. The two first stanzas of the poem are description about the rich man. The fact that he is called the rich m...
  • On 712 Because I Could Not Stop For Death
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    ALLEN TATE One of the perfect poems in English is The Chariot, /13/ and it exemplifies better than anything else [Emily Dickinson] wrote the special quality of her mind... If the word great means anything in poetry, this poem is one of the greatest in the English language; it is flawless to the last detail. The rhythm charges with movement the pattern of suspended action back of the poem. Every image is precise and, moreover, not merely beautiful, but /14/ inextricably fused with the central ide...
  • Ted Hughes S Romanticism In His 0hawk Roosting
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    Thesis statement: Although many the 20 th-century English modern poets announce their breaking with the 19 th-century English Romanticism, there still remain Romantic traditions in some of the modern poets, such as Ted Hughes. In this essay, I discussed Romantic tradition in his! ^0 Hawk Roosting! +/- and compared it with Shelley! s! ^0 To a Sky-lark! +/-, who is one of the 19 th-century Romantic poets. I. Introduction of Ted Hughes II. Analysis of Ted Hughes! s! ^0 Hawk Roosting! +/- A. The Po...