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  • Soul Like The Spider
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    William Stafford's "Traveling Through the Dark" is beautifully written poem that expresses one of life's most challenging aspects. It is the story of a man's solitary struggle to deal with a tragic event that he encounters. Driving down a narrow mountain road, Traveling Through the Dark, the narrator of the poem encounters a deer. This line might fool the reader into believing the poem has a happy theme; after all, a deer is a beautiful creature that most people associate with nature or freedom....
  • Theme Of Death In Poems Death
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    The Theme of Death in Poems Death is a common theme in many poems. It is viewed so differently to everyone. In the poems, "Because I could not stop for Death,"First Death in Nova Scotia", and "War is kind" death is presented by each narrator as something different. To one it is a kind gentle stranger while to another it is a cold cruel being. A kind gentleman stranger personifies death in, "Because I could not stop for Death". The narrator of the poem is a busy person, with little time, and defi...
  • Raven And The Death Of Lenore
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    The Meanings of the Raven Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" employs a raven itself as a symbol of the torture, mainly the self-inflicted torture, of the narrator over his lost love, Lenore. The raven, it can be argued, is possibly a figment of the imagination of the narrator, obviously distraught over the death of Lenore. The narrator claims in the first stanza that he is weak and weary (731). He is almost napping as he hears the rapping at the door, which could quite possibly make the sound somethi...
  • The Leech Gatherer by Wordsworth Poem Summary
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    My response to William Wordsworth's Resolution and Independence focuses upon the precept that Wordsworth's narrator uses the tale of the Leech Gatherer as a means to achieve 'resolution' to his own internal crisis. This is highlighted by, in my opinion, the narrator not so much paying attention to the Leech Gatherer's tale, yet instead his pre-occupation with what he wants to interpret from the tale in order to satisfy his needs. I further argue that in doing so Wordsworth's poem constructs the ...
  • Most Effective Literary Device
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    Babi Yar, a poem written by Yevgeny Yevtushenko, tells the story of the Nazi invasion into a small part of Russia, in which, throughout the duration of World War II, over one-hundred thousand Jews, Gypsies and Russian POW's were brutally murdered. However, what is unique about this particular perspective is that the narrator is not a Jew, but a mere observer who is aghast at the atrocities that took place during the Holocaust. It is through allusions, as well as other literary devices, that Yevt...
  • Center Of The Poem The Narrator
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    T.S. Eliot's poem 'The love song of J. Alfred Prufrock'; is quite a lengthy poem for the novice poetry reader, which consists of some 130 lines. Yet, it is the poem's mass that enables the rookie to discern the theme at length. In the beginning and later towards the ending of the poem, the narrator seems to be daydreaming, using a lot of imagery to portray fun or pretty places of solitude, which makes the stanzas ambiguous. In the center of the poem the narrator describes his human feelings towa...
  • Frost Within The Narrator
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    Robert Frost's 'Two Tramps In Mud Time " On the surface, 'Two Tramps in Mud Time's seems to display Robert Frost's narrow individualism. The poem, upon first reading it, seems incongruent, with some of the stanzas having no apparent connection to the whole poem. The poem as a whole also does not appear to have a single definable theme. At one point, the narrator seems wholly narcissistic, and then turns to the power and beauty of nature. It is, however, in the final third of the poem where the n...
  • 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,...
  • Beginning Of Winter And The Second Part
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    The poem entitled The Darkling Thrush, written by Thomas Hardy, has a very appealing connotation. The work can be separated into two parts; the dismal part pertaining to the beginning of winter and the second part focusing on one small aspect of good in all of the dismal surrounding it. The general idea of the poem is that the dismal winter is approaching, but there are some incidences of goodness in this depressing time. The first part can be sectioned into the first and second stanzas. The poe...
  • My Brother's Reaction To The Poem
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    Upon rare occasion, my freshman brother actually decided to pull his nose out of his lousy video game, and join me upon reading this poem. Actually, I should say that I forced him to do this, because he needed to analyze a poem for his own English class, and the music coming from the television was beyond annoying. Anyway, my brother's reaction to the poem was something along the lines of "So this guy is basically saying that science, by measuring and investigating nature, somehow detracts from ...
  • Poems Use Of A Realistic Setting
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    The sonnet London, 1802 written by William Wordsworth, and The Lamb written by William Blake both contain elements of Romanticism. Both of the poems clearly follow a structure similar to Abrams Romantic formula, which is composed of a realistic setting, visionary experience, and return to a setting with insight. Both London, 1802 and The Lamb are composed of the above elements yet they differ in their approach to each element. Each poem has its unique atmosphere or tone. This leads one to be abl...
  • Poem The Narrator
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    W.H. Auden wrote "Funeral Blues" the poem. Wy stan Hugh Auden (1907-1973) was born in York, England, and later became and American citizen. Auden was the founder for a generation of English poets, such as C. Day Lewis, and Stephen Spender. Auden's earlier works were composed of a Marxist outlook with a knowledge of Freudian Psychology. Later works consisted of professing Christianity, and what he considered "increasing conservatism". In 1946 Auden emigrated and became an American citizen. While ...
  • Existence Of Other People
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    Although it's not a lengthy poem, the few words and their layout in 'Keeping Things Whole'; certainly possess great significance. This poem is centered on the idea that the narrator's life is lacking purpose. In exploring the meaning of his existence, he determined that his reason for living was to keep moving so that people's lives were only temporarily interrupted. Strand's technique of splitting up his sentences helps emphasize certain phrases and ideas. When I read poetry I naturally pause f...
  • Narrator Of The Poem
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    Traveling Through the Dark Stafford furtively conceals the profound meaning of his poem behind a story of the narrator, who stops alongside the road to care for a deer. The genius behind poem is better understood when the superficial meaning is expressed deeply. Driving down a narrow mountain road, traveling through the dark, the narrator of the poem encounters a deer. The deer is actually dead on the edge of the Wilson River road. The traveler decides to send the deer over the edge of the canyo...
  • My Last Duchess And Porphyrias Lover
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    Porpheria's Lover vs. My Last Duchess by Daniel Vila The similarities between Robert Brownings two poems, My Last Duchess and Porphyrias Lover, are uncanny, as they can be compared in theme, plot, style, language, perspective and various other ways. The two poems make the same statement concerning men and love and men and their relationship with women. In both poems, the male narrator looks like a jelous, overbearing tyrant, and the woman a passive victim of circumstance. Neither poem makes men ...
  • Cousin Kate Poem
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    English Coursework - Poem Analysis "Cousin Kate" by Christina Rossetti "The Seduction" by Eileen McAuley Compare what happens to the two girls and the attitudes they and other people have towards it. In what ways do the poems seem typical of the period they were written? The two poems focus on similar events in women's lives, even though the two poems were written approximately 125 years apart. They both seem to identify with the 'narrator' of the poem even though Christina Rossetti definitely l...
  • Changing And Metamorphic State Of The Narrator
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    A Poem Some Will Have To Understand is a poem of change and progress. Leroi Jones incorporates tonal and literary structure in the poem, and couples it with strong visual imagery to portray the mutability and self-discovery the narrator undergoes through the progression of the plot throughout the poem. It is mainly focused on the process of the narrator and his extraordinary transformation from a mindless thug, to a flaming revolutionary through self-discovery and an emotional first person dialo...
  • One Path In The Poem
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    The rhyme scheme of this poem by Frost, is ABA AB. The rhyme scheme is the same throughout the poem. The narrator takes the reader back to a time when he is almost at a stand still. He has to choose between to different paths and he is not sure which one to take. In the first two stanzas of this poem, the narrator describes both paths to the reader. He comes to the conclusion that there isn't much difference between the two paths. In the third stanza he decides to take the second path and keep "...
  • Factory Work
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    English 239 Written Assn. #1 October 6, 2003 Herman Melville's short story "The Tartarus of Maids" and Deborah Boe's poem "Factory Work" are both literary texts of significantly different time periods dealing with significantly similar social issues. Both literary works establish a bond between the roles of women involved in factory work, and both provide a similar unsettling representation of how meek such an existence must be. Nonetheless both texts have many denoting qualities about their str...
  • First Stanza The Narrator
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    "A Narrow Fellow In The Grass' Essay", A Narrow Fellow In The Grass' Geoffrey Tobey Shelley Rees English 1320 March 8, 2000 Emily Dickinson?'s? A Narrow Fellow in the Grass? A long time ago, before women had many of the rights that they do now, an author wrote a series of poems that shocked the public. This poem startled the readers when they found out that the author of this poem was a woman. At the time that? 986? was written women were supposed to remain abstinent for the man who was to marry...

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