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  • Lines In The Two Poems
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    When looking at poetry it is easy to look at the structure of the poem for a better understanding. Many poets use rhyme, meter, and other forms of structure when configuring their poems. Some other poets use free verse. Free verse is when you don't consider rhyme or meter into your work, instead it's thoughts put together making a poem. Some of the poems that I will be looking at today do in fact use rhyme in most all of the verses. In both of the works I'm going to look at rhyme is clearly appa...
  • Sound Patterns Of Hughes The Weary Blues
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    Hughes' 'Blues' Jazz music is often associated with long, lazy melodies and ornate rhythmical patterns. The Blues, a type of jazz, also follows this similar style. Langston Hughes' poem, 'The Weary Blues,' is no exception. The sound qualities that make up Hughes' work are intricate, yet quite apparent. Hughes' use of consonance, assonance, onomatopoeia, and rhyme in 'The Weary Blues' gives the poem a deep feeling of sorrow while, at the same time, allows the reader to feel as if he or she is act...
  • Brooks Poem The Rhyme Scheme
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    Sound in Poetry Poems usually begin with words or phrase which appeal more because of their sound than their meaning, and the movement and phrasing of a poem. Every poem has a texture of sound, which is at least as important as the meaning behind the poem. Rhythm, being the regular recurrence of sound, is at the heart of all natural phenomena: the beating of a heart, the lapping of waves against the shore, the croaking of frogs on a summer's night, the whisper of wheat swaying in the wind. Rhyth...
  • Spring By Georg Manley Hopkins
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    George Manley Hopkins's poem, Spring is a sonnet. The poem deals with the rebirth of a soul. Hopkins writes his poem about the season of spring. Within the poem, Hopkins uses imagery as well as literary devices to portray his meaning. To begin, Hopkins uses quite a bit of alliteration with the lines of his poem. In line 2, Hopkins uses the words long, lovely, and lush to describe the burgeoning weeds of spring. The next line states Thrush's eggs look little low heavens. Line 9 says, what is all ...
  • Anne Bradstreets Poem
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    In "The Author to Her Book", Bradstreet is awash in indecision and internal conflicts over the merits and shortfalls of her creative abilities and the book that she produced. This elaborate internal struggle between pride and shame is manifested through a painstaking conceit in which she likens her book to her own child. An essential step in analyzing a poem is to provide a structural outline of the poem. Anne Bradstreets poem, "The Author to Her Book", can be divided into seven sections. First,...
  • Second Line Of The Second Stanza
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    After reading 'My Lover in White,' for the first time, I thought of a poem written by Shakespeare that seemed to be in some ways similar in content. The mention of the fair maidens outside the gate and the poet's observation that his love is not with the rest reminds me of Shakespeare's Sonnet C. The poem is about the poets love of a woman that is not the most beautiful in comparison to most fantasy women; she is not perfect, but in his eyes she is all that he could possibly want. It seems that ...
  • Poem The Soldier By Rupert Brooke
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    Analysis of the Poem 'The Soldier' by Rupert Brooke I am analyzing the poem 'The Soldier' by Rupert Brooke. This poem is about a man who loves his country dearly. The country is England. He believes that if he should die in a far away battle field that people should remember of him only that he was English. Brookes says in his forth line, 'In that rich earth a richer dust concealed. ' This means that if he is to die in a land other than England that the soil would be made better because there wo...
  • Use Of Alliteration In The Poem
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    Pied Beauty The poem 'Pied Beauty' begins by praising God for all the colorful and diverse things in nature. The speaker is thankful for everything with dots, circles, different colors, etc. He seems to be fond of nature and 'the great outdoors. ' Many of the images in the poem made me think of camping out, or a picnic. For example, fresh fire-coal, chestnut falls, finches, skies of two colors, cows, etc. But the poem does not only speak of natures' diversity. It also makes reference to manmade ...
  • Back To Poem Lines 16 20 In
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    EXPLANATION: 'The Road Not Taken' Line 1 In this line Frost introduces the elements of his primary metaphor, the diverging roads. Back to Poem Lines 2-3 Here the speaker expresses his regret at his human limitations, that he must make a choice. Yet, the choice is not easy, since 'long I stood' before coming to a decision. Back to Poem Lines 4-5 He examines the path as best he can, but his vision is limited because the path bends and is covered over. These lines indicate that although the speaker...
  • Poems Lines
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    Analysis of 'Peril of Hope' The poem 'Peril of Hope,' by Robert Frost is about having hope. The poem speaks about no matter how things are one minute they can always change. Hope, however, is constantly there and will always be there to help get through the tough times until things get better. Imagery is used throughout this poem to help describe the extent of the boundaries of hope. Hope has endless boundaries in this poem it goes from one extreme to the next. In the first stanza (lines 1-4), t...
  • E Cummingss Poem In Just
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    Upon looking at e. e. cummingss poem, in Just-, perhaps, two features immediately become apparent: the use of white space between some words and lines, and the multiple use of a single word supporting an entire line. To a lesser degree, the poems visual also features the boys and girls names joined together as though they were each one, and the capitalization of the m in balloonMan towards the poems end. All these features contribute to how the poem will be read, and when the poem is read, the s...
  • Cummings Ideogram Poems
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    Edward Estlin Cummings was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on October 14, 1894. He earned a BA from Harvard and volunteered to go to France during World War I with the Ambulance Corps. After the war, he stayed in Paris, writing and painting, and later returned to the US. He died in Conway, New Hampshire, in 1962. Cummings is one of the most innovative contemporary poets, he used unconventional punctuation and capitalization, and unusual line, word, and even letter placements - namely, ideograms...
  • Calmness And Protection Throughout The Poem
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    "Amniocentesis"Amniocentesis" is a 15 line poem written from the point of view of the author about being pregnant late in life. This poem consists of two stanzas, the first containing 6 lines and the second containing 9 lines. In the poem Wolfe comforts her unborn child during the surgical procedure that will require some of the amniotic fluid to be taken out of the womb so that the doctors can analyze it and determine whether or not the fetus has any genetic defects. In "Amniocentesis", Wolfe u...
  • Imagery And Characteristics Of A Lyric Poem
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    Critical Analysis of "Night Clouds" by Amy Lowell With all the time spent looking out into the big ocean of a c laming night sky, what is there to see? A big white fluff of clouds or a sparkle splattered universe. The night heavens are full of surprise and everlasting splendor. A good poem is one that brings out deep thought or intense feeling. Most every poem written has it's own style and significance giving a reader a deep interpretation. In "Night Clouds" by Amy Lowell, a beautiful, vivid pi...
  • Poem Ozymandias
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    Curtis Rockwell 10/02/03 Essay English The two poems, "The Beowulf Syndrome" by Cynthia Cheung and "Ozymandias" are two great pieces of work. The Beowulf Syndrome and Ozymandias can by compared in many ways. You can compare literary elements and techniques used in both poems. The Beowulf Syndrome is written in paragraphs of four. In this poem Cynthia tells about the novel Beowulf. In the beginning of the poem she write "specks of sand under darkened sky" this is a metaphor in which sand is reall...
  • Line Six Of The Poem The Traveler
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    The Road Not Taken" I chose to do a poetry explication on Robert Frost's poem "The Road Not Taken". I enjoyed this poem and have read many poems written by him. First, I just want to give a little background information on him. Robert Frost was one of the most inspiring and loved poets of the twentieth century. His work is concentrated on the New England Landscape. Most of the poems written by Frost have involved fear, tragedies, and life itself. Frosts poems have a great deal of symbolism invol...
  • Separation Of Stanzas Within Espada's Poem
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    Poem Analyzed: Niggerlips, by Martin Espada Upon simply glancing at the title of the poem, intrigue immediately draws the prospective reader into reading it - and in my case, analyzing it. Fortunately for me, I was not disappointed with my selection. This poem illuminates the hardships and mental anguish suffered by black people - more specifically, the author, his father, and great-grandfather - at the hands of whites. Martin Espada first describes being called "niggerlips" in high school by hi...
  • Lines 13 And 14
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    The poem consists of four stanzas of four lines each. The rhyme scheme is well thought-out. The first, second and fourth lines of each stanza rhyme. The third line of each stanza rhymes with the first, second and fourth lines of the next stanza. The last stanza is an exception, all lines rhyme and the lines three and four are identical. This rhyme scheme causes a very smooth transition between the stanzas. So the stanzas are connected metrically and we can expect that they are connected thematic...
  • Physical Barrier Of The Wall
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    Poem Analysis Essay One Mending Wall by Robert Frost is, on the surface level a poem about two farmers fixing a broken wall during spring, a wall that annually suffers from the hands of the seasons and of the hunters. The two men, who are neighbours walk along the line of the wall, at the same time every year, picking up the stones that have scattered along their property and balancing them back up on the wall. The central activity of the poem. However, the poem can also be seen to be about the ...
  • 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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