• Essay Interpreting One Art By Elizabeth Bishop
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    Essay Interpreting 'One Art' by Elizabeth Bishop In 'One Art' by Elizabeth Bishop, the speaker's attitude in the last stanza relates to the other stanzas in verse form and language. The speaker uses these devices to convey her attitude about losing objects. The verse form in 'One Art' is villanelle. The poem has tercet stanzas until the last, which is four lines. In the first three stanzas, the poem is told in second person. 'Lose something every day.' seems to command one to practice the art o...
  • Amy Lowells Patterns Victorian Society
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    On the outside, the speaker in Amy Lowell's "Patterns" acts the way Victorian society expects of her. However, on the inside, she expresses her emotions and what she truly feels. The speaker is confined to each "button, hook, and lace" of society's values. When confronted with an emotional situation, she bottles her feelings and only confesses them to herself. The "patterns" serve as guidelines for the speaker's life. The speaker is constantly bombarded by what Victorian society expects of her....
  • 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...
  • Loved One Speaker Dream Lines
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    February 19, 2000 Essay 2: Analyzing a Poem Variation on the Word Sleep by Margret Atwood This is a poem about going into a dream. The speaker wants to sleep with a loved one and go into their dream and protect them from the subconscious fears. The speaker also wants to bring the loved one back from the dream safely and shelter that person. The speaker wants to be very important in the other person s life. The poem s idea is clear in but the poem has a lot of words that help readers understand h...
  • Sonnet 73 Analysis Quatrain The Speaker
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    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 against the c...
  • Sonnet Speaker Horse Grief
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    William Shakespeare's 'Sonnet 50', on first read, is the story of a man on a sad journey, leaving a loved one and riding a horse that seems more reluctant to go than he does. Upon second evaluation one must ask, why would it pain the horse to leave? The answer is that the horse represents the writers heart. The trudging journey in the sonnet is a metaphor for the speakers grief and pain of parting with someone he loves. In stanzas 1-4, the speaker's problem is brought to light. For some unknown ...
  • Lamb William Blake
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    The lamb is a symbol of innocence, ignorance, purity, and self justification. In William Blake's poem The Lamb, children are biblically innocent and the speaker contrast himself to the higher divinity. In this interpretation of children the speaker may possibly be trying to use ignorance as an excuse for sin in his life. The lamb's natural gifts are clearly envied by the speaker, the gifts being food, shelter, and happiness. William Blake may have used this scene of fertile valleys to allow the ...
  • Speaker One Change Stanza
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    reflects positivism and acceptance to whatever happens over the course of life. This willingness to accept change can be especially noticed in the last stanza: "Through them the belled herds travel at will, long-legged and thirsty, covered with foreign dust." Several images can be found in this stanza. For instance, the word "them" stands for the changes one faces throughout one's life. In addition, the "bell herds," which taken literally means cattle, may be a metaphor to represent those who ar...
  • The Seafarer And The Wanderer
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    Anglo-Saxon elegies deal with male camaraderie and the bond between man and his creator. Although there are many elegies, The Seafarer and The Wanderer are two of the most prominent. Both of these elegies deal with the loss of social society and the quest for a Christian sense of being close to God. There are many similarities and differences between the two poems. Some of the differences will be discussed here. These differences include point of view, style or form, and mood. Understanding of ...
  • My Last Duchess Porphyria Love Speaker
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    However, the speaker is aware of her passionate attempt to conceal her pride and vanity. Her beauty, pride, and conceit prevent Porphyria from completely loving the speaker. The unnamed speaker realizes that Porphyria cannot make a true commitment to a serious relationship of love. He is overcome by his passion and desire to be her only lover. As the couple embraces one another, the speaker is unable to restrain overwhelming desire to make Porphyria his only lover. He has terrible thoughts abou...
  • Shown As A Person Speaker Lumberjacks Work
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    The Characterization of the Speaker in Two Tramps in Mud Time. The speaker of Robert Frost s poem Two Tramps in Mud Time can be characterized as a passionate, wary, suspicious, insecure and rational and logical person who is intolerant of interference in his work. There is evidence present in the text that supports these characteristics. The speaker is shown as a person who enjoys doing his job and works really hard at it. He realizes that another person needs his job more than he does but he st...
  • Mans Heart Speaker Reader Man
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    In Edgar Allan Does short-story, The Tell-Tale Heart, the speaker of the story tries to convince the reader that he is not mad. But by the speaker telling the story as he does, he answers his own question that he asks the reader at the start of the story, ... why will you say I am mad ( Introduction to Literature, page 415). He attempts to tell his story in a calm manner, but as he describes various parts, he begins ranting with a great level of passion. The speaker pays particular attention to ...
  • Point Of View Speaker Carver Poem
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    Many times, the sensuality of life is lost because of technology. It seems that as a result of technology, life is seen differently through human eyes. Many times visions of life and its beauties are altered by technology and a shadow is placed upon all things through this vision. Often times, the only way to escape these views is to be without technology and its influences. The speaker in Raymond Carver's poem, "The Window", becomes aware of this fact when he is without electricity and realizes...
  • To Her Father With Some Verses
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    In Anne Bradstreet's poem, "To Her Father with Some Verses", the speaker expresses to the reader the feeling of never being able to repay her "Father", God, for the gift of life He has offered to her. The feeling of never being able to repay her "Father" is shown through the use of repeated symbolism and the "Father" is represented as God through the use of diction. In the poem the speaker refers to her "Father", this "Father" figure is portrayed as God through the use of diction. In her first r...
  • The Groundhog Speaker Death Dead
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    The Groundhog In Richard Eberhart s poem The Groundhog, the speaker analyzes the death of a groundhog. The groundhog, described as lying dead and maggots eating away at its flesh, is used by the speaker to show an understanding of life. Through the metamorphosis of the dead groundhog, the speaker portrays death and its cruelty. The speaker, once filled with happiness, transforms into a state of sadness as he observes the decay of the groundhog. By using metaphors, similes and personification, th...
  • Critical Analysis Of Robert Frost's After Apple Pickin
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    Critical Analysis of Robert Frost's "After Apple Picking" In the poem "After Apple Picking", Robert Frost uses many symbols to enhance the meaning of the poem. The apple in the poem could be symbolic of be said to be the forbidden fruit from the Garden of Eden. The Garden of Eden was basically the beginning of everything earthly and heavenly, therefore repelling death. For you to understand the poem, you have to realize that for something to be dead, it must have been alive before. This may not ...
  • Speaker Road Life Paths
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    No Choice is Easy No choice is easy, and people face many of them in their lifetime. Some decisions to these choices are clear while others are sometimes more difficult to decipher between. The poem "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost is a first person narrative tale of a monumental moment in the speaker's life. The speaker is faced between the choice of a moment and a lifetime manifested in his poem. Walking down a rural road the narrator encounters a point on his travel that diverges into two...
  • Henry Iv Part Ii Sleep Soliloquy
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    Throughout this soliloquy in Henry IV, Part II, the speaker's tone changes many times from appeasement to frustration and, ultimately, to concession because of his failed struggle against insomnia. Throughout the first eleven lines of the soliloquy, the speaker attempts to persuade sleep to overcome him. The speaker initially addresses sleep, personified as "nature's gentle nurse" (l. 3). This description emphasizes how sleep calms the body and mind, hinting at some issue troubling the speaker. ...
  • Poetry Response Essay Template
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    In the poem, The Tyger, the speaker makes effective use of the literary terms rhyme, rhythm and meter. Rhyme is the repetition of the same stressed vowel sounds and any succeeding sounds in two or more words. The type of rhyme used is end rhyme because it occurs at the ends of lines. Rhythm in poetry means the flow of sound produced by language. Throughout this poem, one can sense something repeating in the rhythm. This pattern of rhythm in a poem is called meter. Meter is a regular pattern of ...
  • Bereft Loved One
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    Bereft Robert Frost's poem "Bereft's suggests that sometimes a man's normal feelings of loss can become so intense that he must struggle to gain control over his emotions or they will destroy him. By using figurative language, Frost establishes the speaker's state of mind, the circumstances surrounding it, and the consequences of it in only 16 lines. By using metaphors, personification and careful word choice, the author reveals the speaker's state of mind, his emotional conflict and the reason ...