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  • Lowell And Sexton
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    In September of 1958, Anne Sexton enrolled in a graduate level poetry class at Boston University and began her career as a poet. Her professor was the highly-esteemed Robert Lowell, famous among the Boston Brahmin for his literary and intellectual family as well as his own work. In that September, Lowell had yet to publish Life Studies or For the Union Dead, the two publications that would bring him the most notoriety, and Sexton had not even begun to think of her first book, To Bedlam and Part ...
  • Lowell's Poem A Decade
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    Analysis of Amy Lowell's Poem 'A Decade'; In 'A Decade,' ; a poem by Amy Lowell, the reader is shown how a lover's attitude can go from infatuation at first to just predictability and love. In this poem Lowell uses imagery and similes to elaborate on the feelings of the speaker towards his / her lover. In the beginning of the relationship the speaker is infatuated with the lover, and Lowell expresses this infatuation through the use of a simile in line one when comparing the lover to 'red wine a...
  • Mother's Maiden Name
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    Te poem by Robert Lowell seems as if he was remembering his mother's death and what he had gone through during that time. He tells the story in a poem in a sequential order from being in the hospital, being in the car with her dead body and finally in the cemetery burying her. In the hospital we can see that he remembers that the nurse could only speak in Italian. We also see that, he kind of knew that his mom was going to die because he says that there is only a week left of her existence. By t...
  • Lowell's Use Of The Imagery
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    Lowell and Berryman Robert Lowell and John Berryman both used their personal experiences as visuals in their writings. Their styles are similar in that aspect. Robert Lowell's poem "The Drunken Fisherman" tells a story about himself fishing, and describes the seen in great detail. "Of Suicide", written by John Berryman, is an autobiographical poem about how depressed he is. Berryman's work describes in detail what he thinks about and what was going on in his life at that moment making him feel s...
  • 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...

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