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  • Boy And The Buzz
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    There have been many interesting and appealing poems written throughout history. One of the most interesting and appealing poems is Robert Frost's "Out, Out". The poem has the ability to make the reader visualize an event in vivid detail without making it into a short story. The poem depicts a very dramatic scene and makes it seem as if the reader is really there. Poems are generally thought to be about love and feelings, but some poems can actually be like a short story; these are called narrat...
  • Little Boy Like The Ball
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    THE BALL POEM by John Berri man This poem is about losing something that you love, and learning to grow up. It is about a little boy, who for the first time in his young life, is learning what it is like to experience grief at the loss of a much beloved possession his ball. To us, the loss of a ball is of minor consequence, and our reaction to it is to say O there are other balls. But to a little boy, this is not so. A dime, another ball, is worthless. Money is external, it cannot buy back our l...
  • Snake Evil
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    Snake is one of Lawrence 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 voice and is a pleasure to read for that reason. Lawrence is exuberate d in expressing his reverence for nature. In the first three stanzas of the poem the setting is established and the movement of the sn...
  • Example In Rothke's Poem
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    My Papa's Waltz is by Theodore Rothke it is about a childhood memory written later in his lifetime. Theodore Rothke's dad was an alcoholic drunk. Theodore Rothke went through a period where he was depressed and mentally unstable. Theodore Rothke was fascinated by the nature of the world; many of his poems were about this subject. Some people who read My Papa's Waltz come to the conclusion that it is about a drunken abusive father. However, I think when he was writing this he was reminiscing abou...
  • Little Boy's Life
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    "Out, Out, notnotnotnot -- ' Robert Frost tells a disturbing story in "Out, Out, -- ", in which a little boy loses his life. The title of the poem leaves the reader to substitute the last word of the title, which some would assume would be out because of the repetition. The title is referring to the boy exiting the living world. Frost drags the reader's mind into the poem with the imagistic description of the tools and atmosphere the little boy is surrounded by. Frost describes the little boy's ...
  • Symbolic Image Hayden
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    Upon reading Robert Hayden's 1970 poem, 'The Whipping'; (1075), one may find themselves feeling very disturbed. The title is not subtle in hiding the fact that the plot of the poem is of a mother beating her son. The tone of the poem is very violent, and filled with a lot of anger. The boy's character immediately demands sympathy from the reader and just as instantaneously, the mother is hated by the reader. From his first stanza, to his sixth, Hayden utilizes an arsenal of words, symbols, and i...
  • Father In The Poem
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    In the peo m "Those Winter Sundays", the author Robert Hayden uses folk motif drawn from his own experiences, but seeks inspiration from other sources as well. Robert hayden was born to a struggling couple, Ruth and Asia Sheff ey. They were divorced and Hayden moved in with a foster family. Sue Ellen Wester field and William Hayden, adn grew up in a Detroit ghetto called "Paradise Valley". he had a traumatic childhood, witnessing fights and suffering beatings. Since he was nearsighted and slight...
  • Boy Died In My Alley Brooks
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    Gwendolyn Brooks Writing with uncommon strength, Gwendolyn Brooks creates haunting images of black America, and their struggle in escaping the scathing hatred of many white Americans. Her stories, such as in the 'Ballad of Rudolph Reed', portray courage and perseverance. In those like 'The Boy Died in My Alley' Brooks portrays both the weakness of black America and the unfortunate lack of care spawned from oppression. In 'The Ballad of Chocolate Mabbie' Brooks unveils another aspect of her skill...
  • Boys Dog
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    The Gift In 'The Gift' by Louise Glock, the little boy is calling oggi e, oggi e, a this front door. This could mean several things, first we would have to look at clues. The poem states that the mother is praying to GOD. One could infer that the boys dog died and he is calling without reward to his lost friend. Therefore the most logical response would be that the boy was in fact calling for his dead dog. In the opening paragraph I stated what I thought the main idea for the poem was. But that ...
  • Papa's Waltz By Theodore Roethke
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    Childhood Memories "My Papa's Waltz" by Theodore Roethke and "Piano" by D.H. Lawrence are two poems in which grown men recall memories of their childhood. "My Papa's Waltz" has a quietly sad, almost resigned tone as Roethke relives his nightly dances with his father as a young boy. Lawrence's "Piano" is somewhat dreamy as a man is taken back by a song to his childhood. While both are presented to us through similar personas, striking differences are apparent throughout the two poems. "My Papa's ...
  • Eyes Of A Young Boy
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    Response to Gary Sotos Oranges Children are naturally innocent, and as they get older and experience life, they learn that everything is not always good and sometimes bad things happen to good people. In Gary Sotos poem, Oranges, this idea is shown through the eyes of a young boy. I had the greatest response to this paper, because I thought the way this young boy did until I got to college. When I started school at the University of Arkansas, I was exposed to a completely different environment a...
  • Beating Of The Little Boy
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    Tim Culhane 2/20/01 "My Papa's Waltz" Throughout the poem, "My Papa's Waltz" by Theodore Roethke, many techniques are used to show that there are furious conflicts between a father and his son. Roethke uses the word waltz in the title to relate to the beating of the son. I believe that the poem is altogether a negative poem, as described by the words and phrases the author uses. To begin, the author immediately states that the father is a drunk. Roethke says, "The whiskey on your breath / Could ...
  • Dialogue Between The Boy And Girl
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    An Interpretation of "In the Orchard" For any educator that is searching for a poem to arouse the interest of students enlisted in upper level literature classes, the poem "In the Orchard" by Muriel Stuart, written in the early twentieth century, conveys the ageless theme of unrequited love. The poem has all the elements of making students understand how far back the feeling of unrequited love has been around. We can understand these elements better through the rhetorical strategies. A rhetorica...
  • Ransom's Selected Poems
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    Vivienne Koch (1950) Ransom begins to take possession of another order of the fabulous. This is the fable of childhood, childhood viewed as innocence, as a necessary condition to knowledge which corrupts, and which is difficult and tragic in its essence. The ultimate, permissive grace given to this kind of knowledge is most luminous in later poems like "Dead Boy" and "Janet Waking". Here, the clearest exposition is in the much-admired "Bells for John Whiteside's Daughter". Louis D. Rubin, Jr. (1...
  • Lady Macbeth And The Boy
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    "Out, Out-" by Robert Frost is a poem about a young boy who dies as a result of cutting his hand using a saw. To describe this event Frost uses different stylistic including imagery, personification, repetition, iambic pentameter, blank verse and variation in sentence length. He also makes a reference to Macbeth's speech in the Shakespearean play Macbeth. Frost begins the poem by describing a young boy cutting some wood using a buzz-saw. The setting is Vermont and the time is late afternoon. The...
  • Young Boy's Birthday Party
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    Critical Analysis of "Rites of Passage" Why would any boy in the first grade claim that he has the ability and strength to kill a toddler? "We could easily kill a two-year-old", (22) is what the birthday boy states in Sharon Olds' "Rites of Passage", a poem in which a young boy's birthday party becomes the pruning ground for many of his peers. The boys are overly competitive and compelled to prove their manhood to one another through intimidation by way of physical threats. All the while, the mo...
  • Morbid Poem By Robert Frost
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    The poem "Out, Out -- ", by Robert Frost shows the poets views on rural living as well as his views on the worth of life. The poem shows the reality, not the romantic view that most people have about pastoral living. A close analysis of this poem shows that Frost relies on such devises as onomatopoeia, and hard, mournful sounds. "Out, Out -- ", by Robert Frost is comprised of only one long stanza of thirty-four long lines. There is no apparent rhyme scheme. I believe the lack of a rhyme scheme i...
  • School Boy By William Blake
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    Compare and Contrast the poets' treatment of the experience of growing-up in these poems. The four poems that I have chosen to compare and contrast are, 'The Prelude,' by William Wordsworth 'The School Boy,' by William Blake, both of which date pre-1914. Then post 1914, I have chosen 'The Early Purges,' by Seamus Heaney, and lastly 'Little Boy Crying,' by Mervyn Morris. All of these four poems that I have chosen, treat the experience of growing up in different ways. Both Wordsworth and Blake wer...
  • Next Set Of Lines In The Poem
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    Weep! Weep! Weep! Weep!" (the Chimney Sweeper 3) These are the cries of a young boy in William Blake's "the Chimney Sweeper". Blake wrote many poems and in most cases they had hidden meanings. In the case of "the Chimney Sweeper" Blake what is Blake's hidden meaning. What is Blake's point? In this case Blake criticizes suggesting that child labor is a socially acceptable thing. In "the Chimney Sweeper" the narrator turns out to be a small boy about the age of 6 or 7. The boy discuses his trouble...
  • Poem W.E.B. Du Bois
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    For my essay on poetic comparison and contrast, I have chosen "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" by W.E.B. Du Bois, and "The Ex-Basketball Player" by John Updike. Both poems are written in the free verse style of poetry, use a great deal of imagery, and though in a very different context, speak of a man's accomplishments in life. Both are great poems that in ways are quite different, but at the same time share some splendid similarities. Both poems are written in free verse. There is no discernible pa...

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