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  • Wind And Fire
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    An Analysis Of The Poem Aids To The Wind The poem Aids To The Wind uses a blue tone to narrow a story of the author's friend's death. It depicts how AIDS destroyed a life as wind put out a fire. In the opening three lines, It was the fire and smoke of his bravado, that allowed him to storm in and hold court of his audience, the writer characterizes a brave and confident man who was strong and healthy; he could handle all difficulties in his life. But the writer continues, saying that is only a f...
  • Our Look At The Authors Of War
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    War has taken lives, broken homes and broken hearts. Since we did not live during the days of war, we use literature to explain to us what it was like. That's exactly what these next six authors did. Now we ll take a look at how these authors helped us to understand war. First there was Rupert Brooke. Brooke died at a young age but left a very memorable poem behind called The Soldier behind. This poem described the romantic outlook on war. Brooke never had a chance to fight in the war since he d...
  • Asian Poem An Asian Poem
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    The City in Which I Love You By Li-Young Lee For a New Citizen of These United States Asian American Poetry Poetry is an author's tool to produce written work in order to express themselves and evoke emotions and feelings they have. Poetry comes in many different forms and from much different type of authors. It can be categorized in different ways. There are similarities and differences amidst the different types of poetry. Poetry classified Asian, or Asian American poetry share similarities ba...
  • Poems In Elisabeth And Other Poems
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    A Review of Elisabeth and Other Poems Elisabeth and Other Poems reflects the many aspects of life, including relationships with family members and other loved ones, religion, and hardships of growing up. Many of these poems explore difficult experiences, such as a battle with Cancer, as well as the sentiments of being a minority in a fairly un accepting society. These poems allow the reader to experience life through the author's perspective and feel his passions and emotions through each of his...
  • Poem In The First Two Quatrains
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    A Critical Analysis of 'The Parting' by Michael Drayton By looking at a poem which has a specific form, for example the sonnet, consider to what extent its particular techniques enhance its meaning. The parting by Michael Drayton is a sonnet. It is a poem about the breakup of the relationship between the author and his partner. I feel that the meaning of the poem is greatly enhanced by its form, and for a variety of reasons. Firstly, because the sonnet is a very strict form, the author has to be...
  • Poem About The Poet
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    Poetry is the most compressed form of literature, which should be read slowly and savored attentively. Poets employ different poetic techniques to convey their ideas, opinions, and express their feelings. Some poems can be understood easily while others seam vague. But whatever they are, they all contain some common elements of poetry such as theme, figurative language, and tone, etc.! SSConstantly risking absurdity and death!" and! SSbetting on the muse!" are two poems which are written by two ...
  • Author In Reference To The Second Line
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    Interpretations of the Turret Poetry in my opinion is a writer describing, life experience, feelings, things he has seen and perhaps things he would like to see or experience. In Randall Jarrell's poem "The Death of the Bull Turret Gunner", there are many ways this poem maybe interpreted. I really did not understand the poem until I read it a few times. This is what I believe the writer is saying: The author begins the poem with the phrase "From my mother's sleep I fell into the State" (1). This...
  • Poem The Reader
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    Terence Duncan 11/01/99 An Essay on 'During A Son's Dangerous Illness'; Death can strike at anytime, sometimes expected, but too often unannounced. Denise Lever tov wrote a poem entitled 'During a Son's Dangerous Illness'; about the unmerciful side of death. This poem emphasized on emotions, visualization, and a cons ice structure that symbolizes how perplexing and awful death can be. It is a poem of desolate mood and brought a horrifying feeling to me. In my opinion, works of literature like th...
  • Author Of The Poem
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    Poetry Difficulty Poetry unlike fiction is solely based on the author's personal take on a certain subject. The tone, diction, syntax, and mood of a poem are all determined by the author of the poem. For some readers, to interpret a poem or explain the plot can be a difficult task. Other forms of literature such, as fiction is much easier to understand and discuss. One reason fiction is easier to understand and discuss is that it has a plot, setting, a cast of characters, and a theme. Most ficti...
  • Chaucers Poems Book Of The Duchess
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    The most prominent feature that Chaucers poems Book of the Duchess, Parliament of Fowls, and House of Fame have in common, is narrators reference to the famous ancient motives, as such that suppose to serve as an insight to the overall meaning of his poems. Chaucers earliest work Book of the Duchess starts with author referring to the Ovidian story of Ceyx and Alcyone. This shows that he was familiar with ancient Roman literature. Ceyx was the king of Trac his. After he failed to return from his...
  • William Butler Yeats And Derek Walcott
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    Thinking about the endless cycle of life, human beings have always been looking for a way to express their feelings and emotions. People broke the traditional standards or styles; and found new ways of expressing their ideas through art and poetry. The new movement was called Impressionism; and the best works of the Impressionist Age include William Butler Yeats's "The Wild Swans at Coole" and Derek Walcott's "The Season of Phantasmal Peace". In the both works the authors used symbolism and emot...
  • Poem The Author
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    The poem Ice Floes was written by E.J. Pratt and published in 1923. This author attempts to convey a concept of interconnectedness between many parts of life. Throughout this poem the author used poetic devices to bring this concept into the reader's consciousness. These devices allow the reader, who previously may have been ignorant to the poet's viewpoint, to become enlightened as to his train of thought. These poetic devices include metaphor, simile and personification. Other devices are used...
  • Poem Telephone Conversation
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    Danny Connolly 11.3 Compare and contrast two poems which are on the theme of racial prejudice The two poems that I am going to compare are "Strange Fruit" and "Telephone conversation" which both feature racial prejudice. The first of the two poems that I will study is "Strange Fruit". This is a very simple and meaningful poem. The author of this poem is writing about what was happening to the black people of the southern states of America. It shows exactly what happens to them when captured whic...
  • Time Period Of Ancient Greece
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    The World of Odysseus by Moses I. Finley analyzes the world of Ancient Greece and the important figures associated with that time period. The major events take place in the Mediterranean Basin centered upon Greece, her surrounding islands, and Asia Minor. This time period of mythological hysteria and heroic role models is explained and assessed in great detail by the author. As a well-known historian, the author provides the reader with a strong sense of reliance, as the author persistently deal...
  • Metaphor For Childhood
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    In the poem "Blackberry-Picking" by Seamus Heaney, the author uses powerful metaphors, strong diction, descriptive imagery, and an organized form to compare picking blackberries to holding on to your childhood. Metaphors are the strongest tool the author uses to convey his deeper understanding of the experience of picking blackberries. The blackberries in themselves are a metaphor for childhood. The ripened berries suggest a new life, a child. The author speaks of flesh and blood to call to mind...
  • Weeds And The Black Horses And Mower
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    Stacy Meyer English 203 Old vs. New "Poetry: The art of apprehending and interpreting ideas by the faculty of imagination; the art of idealizing in thought and in expression". (web) Imagination, thought, expression, what exactly do these words mean? As with any poem, it may have different meanings to different individuals. "Reapers", defines these words in its own way by creating a story, using literary techniques, and sending a message. In eight short lines, this work of art paints a vivid scen...
  • Reader Of A Poem
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    The poem " Introduction to Poetry" by Billy Collins encompasses numerous ideas behind the art of analyzing poetry. Billy suggests that the reader of a poem should not necessarily search for a "cut and dry" answer regarding the meaning and significance of the poem, but he or she should simply enjoy it; marvel at its beauty, structure, ambiance, cadence, metaphorical language, word usage, etc. The author encourages people to lose themselves in his poem, but while doing so not fighting their way ba...
  • Effective The Author's Use Of Imagery
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    Reality "Dulce et Decorum Est", an anti-war poem by Wilfred Owen, conveys a strong meaning and persuasive argument. The anti-war theme and serious tone is extremely effective at portraying war as horrid and devastating. Upon my initial reading of this poem I felt overpowered by blood, guts and death. Although my reaction hasn't changed much through numerous readings, my emotional reaction becomes more intense with each reading. This poem makes me feel like I am right there watching the soldier w...
  • Their Children's Lives And The Author
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    In Ed O. G's, Be a father to your child, the author is giving directions of what men who have children and are not actively participating in their children's life what steps they should take to not just have a child but be a good father that their children can depend upon. The poem, y Ed O.G. describes his frustration that he has toward men who are not taking an active role in the lives of the children that they fathered. He discussed different stereotypical things that men do to justify why the...
  • Poem Didn't Sound
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    ? 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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