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  • Last Stanzas The Poem Changes Tone
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    "Bushed" The entire poem is a metaphor taken literally it can be considered just a short story about a man stranded on a beach. He wakes up early in the morning, awake and very alive, he goes to sleep feeling secure. He learns how to survive by eating porcupine bellies and keeping their quills as a prize for his hunting and survival skills. Taken on the metaphorical level it is all about a man who created a perfect life fore himself, a rainbow as Earle Birney put it. His perfect life was ruined ...
  • Judgment On One Area
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    Literary Appreciation #1- "Incident" by Counter Cullen "Incident", is a poem that was written to make us as readers think, not only about racism but also about how one occasion can allow us to judge a race, or a place. Racism is an issue that plagues not only African-Americans but also other creeds, genders, and races. In this essay I will discuss the poem and the role that racism took within it, by using personal knowledge, the text, and obtained research. The poem in its self takes on a rhyme ...
  • Gerard Manley Hopkins
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    Gerard Manley Hopkins Jason Plato Mrs. Pena English 28 May, 1996 Everyone is destined to be great for a moment in their lives. For Gerard Manley Hopkins this was difficult. Gerard was a poet that came way before his time and people didn't realize the power he had with words. Gerard Manley Hopkins was one of the most original poets to write in English at any time period. He only lived for 45 years and only had three of his poems published during his lifetime. Gerard was torn between his love of G...
  • Cummings Poem
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    Anyone lived in a pretty how town anyone lived in a pretty how town (with up so floating many bells down) spring summer autumn winter he sang his didn't he danced his did. Women and men (both little and small) cared for anyone not at all they sowed their isn't they reaped their same sun moon stars rain children guessed (but only a few and down they forgot as up they grew autumn winter spring summer) that noone loved him more by more when by now and tree by leaf she laughed his joy she cried his ...
  • Bradstreets Poems
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    It is important as well as very crucial to compare Bradstreets works and doings to those of another female poet who received high recognition and fame in the literature world as well, Frances Osgood. On the one hand, this poets task of defending women's rights was much easier than the responsibility that was put on Bradstreet many years ago. On the other side, no significant improvement could be observed in the general state of feminist ic movement since 1600-s to the mid-nineteenth century. Tha...
  • Charles Reznikoff And The Holocaust
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    Marie Syrkin While he was still obdurately producing more Testimony I urged him to use the technique of law cases for another project-the Nazi extermination of European Jewry. Available were the records of the Nuremberg trials and other accounts. Remembering his moving "Kaddish", written in the thirties, and various later poems I hoped for a lyrical threnody. But Charles was committed to his system. He refused to use any material from numerous first-hand witness reports. Only the records of the ...
  • Wind In Yoko's Life
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    Thomas Gunn delivers a poem that delves deep into a dog's mind capturing the unsophisticated boredom, anticipation, anxiety, and curiosity that all dogs must feel while locked up and restricted to a domestic life. Yoko begins with a visual and concrete image of a dog named Yoko awaiting the arrival of his master while lounging in a wardrobe. Without being able to release his stored energy, he occasionally lumbers across the room and drinks from the toilet bowl. His thirst to leave his dwelling i...
  • Use Like Poems
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    Here is Tate's Full Essay from Reason in Madness, 1938 On this first occasion, which will probably be the last, of my writing about my own verse, I could plead in excuse the example of Edgar Allan Poe, who wrote about himself in an essay called "The Philosophy of Composition". But in our age the appeal to authority is weak, and I am of my age. What I happen to know about the poem that I shall discuss is limited. I remember merely my intention in writing it; I do not know whether the poem is good...
  • Two Lines In The Poem
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    Melissa Doherty Professor Gregory EN-102 noon class November 2000 The Ties that Bind Fear, anxiety, and shame, these are just a few of the emotions instilled upon the innocent children and mother in Suzanne E. Berger's poem titled "The Meal". These emotions have been brought forth from an abusive and domineering father with an insatiable need for perfection. My personal interpretations of the underlying messages found throughout the poem have led me to draw the above conclusions. There are only ...
  • Question Of The Mona Lisa
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    Angelina Ward Grimke's "A Mona Lisa"– A Kleinian Angelina Ward Grimke's "A Mona Lisa"– A Kleinian Reading, By Joe Aimone Joseph Aimone The following reading, while it will begin in territories of inquiry that may be common ground for many readers, also adventure into dark corners of psychoanalytic thought associated with Melanie Klein and the "object relations" school of such thought, which may be very foreign, and highly counterintuitive to many readers, even those well schooled in ...
  • Only Purpose Of The Poem
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    "Barter' By Sara Teasdale "Barter' By Sara Teasdale Essay, Research Paper The central purpose of Barter is to show the reader the good things in life, and to tell him to pursue these things at all costs. Spend all you have for loveliness, buy it and never count the cost The purpose of the poem was fulfilled, the reader clearly sees what the poem is all about, knows what the poem is telling him to do. It tells to go out into the world and seek loveliness and comfort above all else, because loveli...

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