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  • Narrator Of The Poem
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    Comparative Essay: "Sight" and "The Fog" Two British poets, Wilfrid Gibson and W.H. Davies, both composed insightful poetry upon the subject of human vision. Gibson's "Sight" and Davies' "The Fog" have their similarities and differences. The two poems share much likeness through both their connotative and denotative contents, more specifically, the entry of the blind character, which was powerfully used to present a most effective conclusion and other components of the poems. As for differences,...
  • Third Quatrain Visual And Sound
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    The Whipping, by Robert Hayden This poem is about Hayden who hears a boy being beaten, recalls his childhood when he too was subjected to the same and notices that this form of punishment has been handed down from generation to generation. He uses visual and auditory imagery together to take the reader to different moments in time, where the same event is being played over and is put in six quatrains to add emphasis. In the first quatrain, Hayden hears a woman shouting to the neighborhood her go...
  • Theodore Roethke
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    The Somber Dance Theodore Roethke, poet and author, has contributed many well-known pieces to American literature. Roethke wrote close to 200 notebooks worth of poems. Only three percent of the poems in his notebooks were actually published. Most pieces, well-known to the public, are collections of poems such as The Waking, which he won a Pulitzer prize for in the mid 1950's. The Lost Son and Open House are two other collections pieces of Roethke. A couple novels also helped this aspiring author...
  • Herricks Use Of Imagery With His Words
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    It is a blessing to those who live today that over the years men and women have written poetry. In some poetry have been words reminding those who read it of the wonderful world in which they breathe and the necessity to live life. One of the writers of such poetry was Robert Herrick. Herrick used a lyrical style, unappreciated in his day, to write poetry that captured the very essence of carpe diem-to seize the day. Many of his poems were published in a volume entitled Hesperides. The most famo...
  • Updike's Poem Perfection Wasted
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    Legend Ends or Perfection Wasted Each person brings a special quality and gift to life that creates an individualistic style to the world that we live in. The poem Perfection Wasted was written by John Updike in the year 1990; this poem accentuates the flair that can never be replaced when a loved one dies. One way to better understand a poem is to paraphrase it into your own words. Paraphrase of Perfection Wasted: One thing that is unfortunate about departing this life is the lost vivacity that...
  • Gibran's Poems
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    In the poems "On Love" and "On Marriage", from the best-selling book, The Prophet, the author, Kahlil Gibran, uses different links to connect his poems. In the poems "On Love" and "On Marriage", Kahlil Gibran uses the links of personification, similes and imagery. Personification is a very significant link in these two poems. The link of personification is used effectively in both of Kahlil Gibran's poems. In the poem "On Love", Gibran focuses on the aspect of love and using it to explain his op...

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