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  • Collected Shorter Poems
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    Hayden Carruth Scrambled Eggs & Whiskey is Hayden Carruth's most recent collection of works. Published in 1996, it reflects a dark, boozed washed view of the world throw the eyes of a 76- year-old man. His works reflect his personal experiences and his opinion on world events. Despite technical merit Carruth works have become depressing. Hayden Carruth is a child of the depression born in Vermont in 1921 where he lived for many tears. He now lives in upstate New York, where he taught in the Grad...
  • Similar To The Ode To Nightingale Keats
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    'A thing of beauty is a joy forever'. How far and in what ways does Keats communicate this belief in his odes. Emotion was the key element of any Romantic poet, the intensity of which is present in all of Keats poems. Keats openly expressed feelings ignoring stylistic rules which suppressed other poets. Keat's poems display a therapeutic experience, as many of his Odes show a sense of struggle to accept, and a longing to search for an emotion which he could feed off for his eternity. As romantic...
  • Beauty Of The Young Man
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    William Shakespeare Sonnet 18 is part of a group of 126 sonnets Shakespeare wrote that are addressed to a young man of great beauty and promise. In this group of sonnets, the speaker urges the young man to marry and perpetuate his virtues through children, and warns him about the destructive power of time, age, and moral weakness. Sonnet 18 focuses on the beauty of the young man, and how beauty fades, but his beauty will not because it will be remembered by everyone who reads this poem. Shakespe...
  • Woman In His Poem
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    Shall I Compare my Poem to a Women When we talk about sex we can mean one of two things. One is being physical with someone else and two to say whether a person is a man or a woman. People contain physical characteristics which distinguishes them from either being man or women. The sex of someone is what a person is and the gender of a person is how he or she present and express themselves. They can act more feminine or more masculine. Typically the women are more feminine and the males are more...
  • Poem By Edgar Allan Poe
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    Once something is gone, it is extremely hard to recover. Poe proves this true in his poems, many of which are about the loss of ideal beauty. Poe often writes about this, even so much as defining poetry as "The rhythmical creation of beauty", as stated in his writing, "The Poetic Principle". Three poems that are specifically about the loss of ideal beauty are: "The Raven", "Lenore" and "Annabel Lee". In "The Raven", the speaker is trying to accept the death of his beloved, Lenore. He decides tha...
  • Poem
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    Poe's Composition of the Raven Edgar Allen Poe describes in great detail, his poem "The Raven", in The Philosophy of Composition. Never before had I been able to read a poet describe in his own philosophy of making a poem. Poe goes in deep context and meaning to how he derives the story line to his poem. He explains what significance the raven plays in the poem and the beauty of his intent in the poem. Poe, first thought of an impression or effect he would like to suppress upon the reader. In th...
  • My Brother's Reaction To The Poem
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    Upon rare occasion, my freshman brother actually decided to pull his nose out of his lousy video game, and join me upon reading this poem. Actually, I should say that I forced him to do this, because he needed to analyze a poem for his own English class, and the music coming from the television was beyond annoying. Anyway, my brother's reaction to the poem was something along the lines of "So this guy is basically saying that science, by measuring and investigating nature, somehow detracts from ...
  • Poem Nothing Gold Can Stay
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    Death is something that every person will have to deal with at some point in his or her life. The poems 'Dulce et Decorum Est' and 'Nothing Gold Can Stay' both deal with the concept of death, but in very different ways. They provide views of what death can be like from opposite ends of the proverbial spectrum. Death can be a very hard thing to experience, and the emotions that it evokes can be difficult to express as well. These two poems both express a feeling of loss through death, but the ton...
  • Poem On First Looking Into Chapman's Homer
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    Analysis of Keat's 'On First Looking into Chapman's Homer' and 'On Seeing the Elgin Marbles " John Keat's poems, On First Looking into Chapman's Homer, and On Seeing the Elgin Marbles for the First Time, express an irresistible, poetical imagination. They convey a sense of atmosphere to the reader. In comparison they exemplify his intense love of beauty. The connection between these two poems is not so much in subject, but the feeling of awe. Both these poems show more emotion and amazement in t...
  • Love Poem About A Beautiful Woman
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    "She Walks in Beauty" George Gordon Noel Byron's poem titled, "She Walks in Beauty", plainly put, is a love poem about a beautiful woman and all of her features. The poem follows a basic iambic tetrameter with an unaccented syllable followed by an accented syllable that allows for a rhythm to be set by the reader and can be clearly seen when one looks at a line: She walks / in beau / ty like / the night. T.S. Eliot, an American poet criticizes Byron's work by stating the poem, "needs to be read ...
  • Poem Macleish
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    Archibald MacLeish never truly set out to be a poet. At Yale, MacLeish was a very scholar ed student as well as an athlete. In his junior year, he was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Society where he began writing poetry and short stories. This is when MacLeish knew he had the abilities for poetry. He published his works in the Yale Literary Magazine, and he won the Yale University Prize for Poetry in 1915 (MacLeish 2). After graduation, MacLeish enrolled at Harvard Law School. According to MacLei...
  • Authors Admiration And Awe
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    I Stand in Awe. Love can mean different things according to circumstances, the objects of affection, and the person experiencing the feeling. Correspondingly, many things can characterize love as well. Yet, one of the most common 'syndromes' is admiration, in other words, awe. Two poets George Gordon and Percy Bys she Shelly describe such reverence in their poems "She Walks in Beauty" and "To a Skylark". In both of these poems the characters experience this felling. One experiences it towards a ...
  • Theme In Hopkins Pied Beauty And William
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    Analysis and Comparison of "The Lamb" and "Pied Beauty" God's presence is apparent in the beauty of nature. The world created by God is a perfect home to all living things. God has created an intricate world that is astonishing in its variety. In William Blake's 'The Lamb' and Gerard Manley Hopkins' 'Pied Beauty,' the poets illustrate the theme that the beauty of the earth proves the existence of a benevolent creator. Gerard Manley Hopkins was born on July 28, 1844. He was the first of nine chil...
  • Yeats The Swans
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    In The Wild Swans at Cool, Yeats recreates a moment of inspiration and awe that he experienced in his youth. He is adept at recalling the feel of that particular evening and the! (R) October twilight! He includes details of the trees and woodland paths as if retracing his steps in his memory. The image of the stillness of the! (R) brimming water! and the sky mirrored in it is particularly effective. The stillness is contrasted with the sudden movement and breaking of the breathless serenity as t...
  • Love Poem
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    Compare and Contrast "Sonnet XV " (Shakespeare) with "A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning" (Donne) in terms of meaning, tone and style. Conclude by saying which you prefer and why. John Donne's "A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning", and Shakespeare's "Sonnet XV " depict love in extremely different ways. John Donne explores the power of the connection between his, and his lover's souls, whereas Shakespeare focuses mainly on the beauty of his lover. Donne was a metaphysical poet who used his intelli...
  • Mending Of Physical And Psychological Barriers Humans
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    QUESTION: The Human Condition is a continuing mystery. How have the texts you " ve studies enhanced and extended your knowledge? The human condition refers to our attempts at contemplating the continuing mystery of life and overcoming its many emotional barriers. It embraces the harshness of reality and beauty of imagination human existence. Utilising a variety of literary, visual and film ic devices, Robert Frost's poem, Mending Wall, Sam Mendes' film, American Beauty, John Keats' poem, Bright ...
  • Helen Poem Comparison Poe vs Doolittle
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    Literature as a whole can be seen as having many subsets. Of the many divisions, there is poetry which is a type of literature that tends to present abstract things in the form of imagery. When analyzing a poem, one must look to many characteristics that make up the work. Word choice, voice, and the use of figurative language all contribute to understanding the way the main theme happens to develop. Both Edgar Allen Poe and Hilda Doolittle wrote a poem based on the same figure of history: Helen ...
  • Selfish And Possessive Like Porphyria's Lover
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    Compare the different ways in which the idea of love has been treated and presented in any 2 poems you have studied. A popular medium to use in the 16th-19th century was love poetry. People used poetry to express their feelings and emotions to other people. For example: In the 16th and 17th centuries, sonnets a common form of romantic poetry, were written in that time to express their feeling of love towards their partner or lover. However love has many different emotions, positive and negative....
  • Shall I Compare Thee To A Summers Day Analysis
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    Sonnet 18 "Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day?" focuses on the beauty of the poet's beloved and how her beauty never fades because it will be remembered by those who read the poem; suggesting that the poem immortalizes her. He creates this main theme with poetic features such as, tone, imagery, symbolism, alliteration, assonance, metaphoric comparisons and with the style of syntax. These particular features are used to support this main idea and lead the reader to a realization of this concl...
  • End Of The Poem Bradstreet
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    Anne Bradstreet was one of the first female poets in the early Americas. She wrote The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung Up in America in 1650, and this collection of poems is considered the first book of original poetry written in colonial America. In her Poems she talks about her love of God, and her respect for life. Although some of Bradstreet's verse is conventional, most of it is direct and shows a sensitivity to beauty. Anne Bradstreet often mentions her love and respect for God throughout her poe...

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