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  • War As Crane's Poem
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    In the eyes of many people, war is an unnecessary evil. It is good for nothing but killing and pain. Pain not only for those that died but pain of the friends and family that lost loved ones. E.E. Cummings and Steven Crane speak of war in many of their poems and neither are very warm with their writing in regards to the matter. Crane's works are very clear in the fact that he believes war to be foolish and unproductive. In the poem? Do Not Weep, Maiden, For War is Kind, ? Crane uses sarcasm to e...
  • Last Words Roethke Places In His Poem
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    Rik Wyatt English 1102 B 6 Oct. 2003 Revealing Child Abuse in "My Papa's Waltz" In Theodore Roethke's "My Papa's Waltz", the persona reveals an incidence of child abuse that happened earlier in his life. He divulges the occurrence of abuse through the use of certain words and noting the actions that go on during the "waltz". Through the use of graphic diction, Roethke informs the reader that "My Papa's Waltz" depicts an episode of child abuse. The persona Roethke creates discloses the incidence ...
  • Olds Poems
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    French 1 In this paper I will discuss two poems by Sharon Olds. They are both taken from her collection "The Dead and the Living" and are entitled "The Eye" and "Poem to My Husband from my Fathers Daughter". Olds is a contemporary writer who expertly maneuvers her work through modern life. In this particular collection, written in 1983, she takes us on an explorative journey through both the past and present of family life. I will explore the role of the family in both these poems and how, throu...
  • Public Section One Poem
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    Most Hated Father In the book, "The Living and The Dead", by Sharon Olds the author makes writes poems about her view on images of life and death and what she associates each with. This anthology seems to be mostly influenced by her family, from her hated father and grandfather, to her growing children. Olds finds inspiration to associate life and death with her relatives. In "The Living and The Dead" Sharon Olds breaks the book into sections, starting first with a section on the dead, with subs...
  • Good Relationships With Their Father
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    WRT 1023/21/01 Knowing Your Father Being a child is one of the hardest stages in a person's life. They go through doing all the wrong things in order to learn how to do the right things, and then they socially develop into a sensible mature adult. During this stage of a young child's life, the roles of parenting are absolutely crucial and determine a child's role that he / she is going to play in society in the future. This is a crucial part of everyone's life, they need to learn what they are g...
  • Lonely His Father's Love
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    Analysis of "Those Winter Sundays" The poem " Those Winter Sundays" by Robert Hayden is my favorite poem. It is full of deep affections not only in its words but also in the visual structure of the stanzas. In this particular poem, Hayden recounts that in winter Sunday mornings, his father always gets up in the cold and builds a fire for him, the child, so that he could get out of bed into a warm house. However, he failed to appreciate his father's love. This brief and lovely poem captures the s...
  • Father's Son And The Poem
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    Being A Good Father Although the essay "My Father's Son" and the poem "my father's son" written by the same author, Mel Donalson and have similar titles, they have different ways to express the son's feeling of his father's character, merit and devotion to his family. Both essay and poem's main ideas center around affection and father's commitment to his family. However, the poem only describes the cold weather and the father's image in his regular life style without expression of the author's d...
  • Rich Woman Elmira
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    EDGAR ALLEN POE BIOGRAPHY Edgar Allen Poe was born in 1809 in Boston. His stories were about love and sadness. He died when he was 40 years old in 1849. People said that they found him unconscious and believed him drunk. He was an excellent writer that kept people fascinated with stories. He died as he lived all his life was miserable and with out hope. It believed that he uses a drug named opium that helped him use his imagination and he uses alcohol. Those were his inspirations and his story's...
  • Last Two Lines Of The Poem
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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...
  • Very First Words Of The Poem
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    A Reading of "Those Winter Sundays " In Robert Hayden's poem "Those Winter Sundays" a relationship between the speaker and the speaker's father is expressed in short but descriptive detail, revealing a kind of love that had gone unnoticed for so long. Throughout the poem, Hayden's use of connotative diction keeps the poem short and sweet yet packed with significant meaning. The evocative sound patterns play just as great a role setting the harsh and reflective tone of the poem. Together, these d...
  • Poet's Love And Respect For Their Fathers
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    'My Papa's Waltz'; and 'Those Winter Sundays'; 'My Papa's Waltz,' ; by Theodore Roethke, and 'Those Winter Sundays,' ; by Robert Hayden, are two somewhat similar poems about respected fathers. To most people a father is not just the man who fertilizes their mother's egg, but a man that spends time with and takes care of them. While doing this, he gains their love and respect. In these two poems Roethke and Hayden take an admiring look back at the actions of their fathers, although; they both imp...
  • Tate's Four Years In New York
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    David Havard TATE was born John Orley Allen Tate near Winchester, Kentucky, the son of John Orley Tate, a businessman, and Eleanor Parke Custis Var nell. During Tate's childhood the business interests of his father-lumber, land sales, and stocks-forced the family to move as often as three times a year. As Tate later recalled, "we might as well have been living, and I been born, in a tavern at a crossroads". By 1911 his father's business ventures and his parents' marriage had failed. The youngest...
  • Their Feelings About Their Father
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    Daddy by Sylvia Plath Is there a poem which genuinely shocked or inspired you? Explain what aspects of the poem language and ideas produced this response. The poem "Daddy" by the American poet Sylvia Plath is the first poem I have read which has left me with a feeling of absolute shock. This is due to the main theme being based on the poet's hatred towards the memory of her father, who left her when she was a young girl. The whole tone is one of darkness, which is contrary to the image portrayed...
  • Ss Father And Child
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    Gwen Harwood (1920-1995) was born and educated in Brisbane; she was one of Australia's greatest lyric poets. She began writing poetry in 1950. In this time, men were still dominant, and only very few women entered the work force. Gwen's poems are based on her Christian beliefs and society's beliefs. However, Gwen did not just follow the strict social rules, instead of challenging the beliefs towards motherhood and many other issues of the time. She also wrote some stories and critical essays. No...
  • Kid In The Poem
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    Reaction paper- "My Papa's Waltz" By: Theodore Roethke The poem being told can be told in two perspectives. One, it could be told as a child getting abused by his father, or two, it could be told as if the father in the poem has had too many drinks and is dancing around the kitchen with his son. I took this in the perspective of a child abuse. The poem is about a father who I think has had a stressful day and went to have a couple drinks. When he came home he took his anger, and frustrations upo...
  • Garden Of His Father's House
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    By Robert Lowell The poem is basically about the poet reminiscing and fondly remembering his own father. 'At Beverly farms, a portly, uncomfortable boulder bulked in the garden's centre -- - an irregular Japanese touch. ' The strongest mental picture that he has is one in which his father is standing in the garden of the Beverley Farms home which was his father's last abode. He is immaculately dressed in his favorite clothes and is looking smart and energetic. In the author's view, the garden of...

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