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  • Third Line Of Stanza Three The Speaker
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    Emily Dickinson's two poems, 'Because I Could Not Stop For Death' and 'I Heard A Fly Buzz-When I Died,' revolve around one central theme, death. Though the two do centralize around the theme of death they both have slightly different messages or beliefs about what is to come after death. By discussing both of the poems and interpreting their meanings, the reader can gain a fuller understanding of the message Dickinson is trying to send to her audience and a greater feel for what may lie ahead in...
  • Observer's Connection With The Blackbird
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    Analysis of '13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird' "Thirteen ways of looking at a blackbird" by Wallace Stevens is a poem about what it means to really know something. In this poem, Stevens shows this connection by writing a first person poem about a poet's observation and contemplation's when viewing a blackbird. He does this by making each stanza an explanation of a new way he has perceived this blackbird. First, he writes about his physical perception of the blackbird as an observer. Then, he wr...
  • Second Stanza
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    Explanation of the poem from Snowbound The main theme of Snowbound is that no-matter what happens, family will be there to help and comfort. This theme is demonstrated widely throughout the poem and even more so in the last stanza of this excerpt. Another, less prominent, theme of Snowbound is the meaning and involvement of God in the lives of people. The first stanza describes the moment before the storm. "A chill no coat, however stout, Of homespun stuff could quite shut out", This stanza begi...
  • Most Powerful Images Throughout The Poem
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    A Poem and a Loaded Gun The post civil war era was wrought with sexism and backwards thinking. Emily Dickinson was born in 1830, wrote 1800 poems in her lifetime. She has become known for unfolding the social boundaries surrounding women in this time period. Most of her life was shrouded in seclusion and mystery. In the realm of poetry, authors are creative with their usage of literary techniques in order to illustrate their point of view to the reader. Emily Dickinson is especially known for he...
  • First Stanza Of The Poem
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    The Road Not Taken - Frost Critical Analysis. ' The Road Not Taken', written by Robert Lee Frost, is a poem that has four five-line stanzas with only two end rhymes in each stanza (aba ab). Several kinds of literary devices can be found in the poem. One of the literary devices employed is antithesis. The first stanza of the poem describes a traveller comes to a split in a road through a 'yellow wood' and wishes he could 'travel both' routes, but at the same time he realizes that the thought of t...
  • Poem's Third Stanza
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    "To Autumn" The theme of John Keats' poem, "To Autumn", is that change is both natural and beautiful. The speaker in the poem acknowledges that time passes by, but also asserts that this change usually yields something new and better than what came before. The poem praises the glories of the fall season by using almost every type of imagery to both charm and appeal to the reader. Each of the poem's three stanzas represents the evolving of two different types of change. One type of change shown i...
  • Final Two Lines Of The Poem
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    Critical Analysis Of "The Indifferent' By John Critical Analysis Of "The Indifferent' By John Donne Critical Analysis of "The Indifferent' by John Donne "The Indifferent' by John Donne is a relatively simple love poem in comparison to his other, more complicated works. In this poem, "he presents a lover who regards constancy as a ' vice' and promiscuity as the path of virtue and good sense' (Hunt 3). Because of Donne's Christian background, this poem was obviously meant to be a comical look at v...

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