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  • Johnson's Poems
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    Eugenia W. Collier In 1918, she published The Heart of a Woman, poems exploring themes especially meaningful to women. With this volume, Johnson became the first widely recognized African-American woman poet since Frances E.W. Harper. The Heart of a Woman is about love, longing, disillusionment, and loneliness. The poems reflect frustration with the strictures of women's prescribed roles. In 1922, she published a second volume, Bronze, which concerned racial themes. In 1928, she published a volu...
  • Human Heart
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    The human heart not only supplies life but it also represents feelings and emotions. In the Desert uses intense imagery to paint a vivid picture while also using point of view and symbolism to send a message about human emotion and feelings. Although this poem is brief it contains a very powerful point about the human heart and emotions. This poem appears to be written by a person that has just lost a loved one, although this poem does not seem to be about death. The poem opens with the image of...
  • Broken Fragments Of His Heart
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    THE ONSLAUGHT OF LOVE During the eighteenth century, many poets explored the concepts of love. Many of these poems discussed lost loves, or unreturned love. John Donne discussed his feelings towards love in his poem "The Broken Heart". Donne personifies love in this poem by saying how once grasped by love, it is impossible to recover from it. In the first stanza of "The Broken Heart" Donne opens by saying that love is not something that is limited by time. "He is stark mad, who ever says, / That...
  • My Reading Of Batter My Heart
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    I was completely blown away by John Donne's Batter My Heart. I normally enjoy poetry more than any other Literary form, and this poem was no exception, aside from the fact it meant more than any other. When the poem was first introduced to me in class, I was very impressed and deeply intrigued. With every personal reading of the work in the text, I draw something new from it. I believe this poem has caused in me more thought and self-inspection than any other poem I have ever encountered. The fo...
  • Tyger By William Blake Tyger
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    Critical Analysis of "The Tyger" by William Blake Tyger Tyger, burning bright, An epic beginning to an incredible poem. The capitalization of the second Tyger indicates strength and simply a bite that I think has to be maintained in reciting. The alliteration of the hard consonant sounds also capture attention - rarely has this common poetic device worked so well. The Tyger is burning bright - a first reference to fire that is a constant recurring theme in the poem. Blake had been working on a N...
  • Broken Heart
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    John Donne's poem "Broken Heart" describes a man who fell in love with love but love gave him the boot. "I brought a heart into the room, but from the room I carried non with me". The man had his heart ripped from him. Love is seen as a decaying disease. Every stanza uses strong imagery to get the point across. John Donne's poem "The Broken Heart" is an exempla nary example of imagery and figurative language. John Donne says once he loved and he " ll never love again. "He is stark mad, whoever s...

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