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  • Latter Poem Hecht
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    Glyn Maxwell Hecht was born in New York City. He graduated from Bard College in 1944 and served in the army in Europe and Japan. After the war he studied at Kenyon College, where he began a long and distinguished career as a professor, most recently at Georgetown University, Washington. His second collection, The Hard Hours, won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1968; his many other awards include the Bolling en Prize and the Libre x-Guggenheim Eugenio Mon tale Award. Apart from five poetry colle...
  • Lowell's Poems
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    Marcia B. Dinneen Amy Lowell was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, the daughter of Augustus Lowell and Katherine Bigelow Lawrence. Both sides of the family were New England aristocrats, wealthy and prominent members of society. Augustus Lowell was a businessman, civic leader, and horticulturalist, Katherine Lowell an accomplished musician and linguist. Although considered as "almost disreputable", poets were part of the Lowell family, including James Russell Lowell, a first cousin, and later Rob...
  • Collected Poems Of Charles Olson
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    Nicholas Everett Olson, Charles (1910-70), was born and raised in Worcester, Massachusetts, and educated at Wesleyan University and Harvard, where he studied American civilization. During the Second World War he worked for the Democratic Party and for the Office of War information as assistant chief of the Foreign Language Division. His first two books, Call Me Ishmael (1947), a study of Mellville's Moby-Dick, and The Mayan Letters (1953), written to Robert Creeley from Mexico where he was study...
  • Other's Anger
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    The Oxford English Dictionary defines the word anger, a noun physical affliction or pain; inflammatory state of any part of the body. Then defines anger, a verb to distress, trouble, vex, hurt, wound. In Linda Pastan's poem "Anger" the word anger takes the action of a noun. The word anger stands out for two reasons, the author chooses it for the title, and the only sentence with anger gives the poem meaning. In the beginning of the poem the word "it" gets used many times and we don't know what "...
  • Iliad And Odyssey
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    The Odyssey is the product of a society in which the dominant role was played by men. In ancient Greece, just as in the whole of the ancient world, and in America and Western Europe until the last century, women occupied a subservient position. Society was organized and directed by men, and all of the most important enterprises were those which men arranged and implemented. Women were valued, but they participated in the affairs of the world only when they had the tacit or open approval and perm...
  • Fish Hooks As Medals
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    Compare & Contrast 'The Fish' has many detailed words about the five human senses. The author in 'The Fish', had me visualize the catching of the fish. He talked about the fish not fighting the hook when it was in the corner of his mouth. He described what the fish looked like. He had brown skin hung in stripes like ancient wallpaper, shapes like full-blown roses, stained and lost through age. It had barnacles on him with infested tiny white sea-lice. The Fish's gills were filled with blood from...
  • Own Hands
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    Hart Crane Episode of Hands The unexpected interest made him flush. Suddenly he seemed to forget the pain, -Consented, -and held out One finger from the others. The gash was bleeding, and a shaft of sun That glittered in and out among the wheels, Fell lightly, warmly, down into the wound. And as the fingers of the factory owner's son, That knew a grip for books and tennis As well as one for iron and leather, -As his taut, spare fingers wound the gauze Around the thick bed of the wound, His own h...
  • Son Of John Chaucer
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    Life and Career The known facts of Chaucer's life are fragmentary and are based almost entirely on official records. He was born in London between 1340 and 1344, the son of John Chaucer, a vintner. In 1357 he was a page in the household of Prince Lionel, later duke of Clarence, whom he served for many years. In 1359-60 he was with the army of Edward in France, where he was captured by the French but ransomed. By 1366 he had married Philippa Root, who was probably the sister of John of Gaunt's th...
  • Possibility Of An Unlimited Plurality
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    Alicia Ostriker Judy Grahn's visionary "She Who" represents the position espoused by writers such as Mary Daly that the quest for an integrated female self is inseparable from linguistic revolution. Grahn's title evokes a goddess figure yet might also be the secret tribal name of every woman, and is less a name than a grammatical configuration pointing toward a potentially unlimited array of possible states and acts, which the sequence begins to exemplify. The chant of its opening poem moves fro...
  • Publisher Of Other Women Poets
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    from an Interview with Nisa Donnelly Judy Grahn, the poet, activist, and self-described renegade scholar of gay life, personifies contemporary lesbian writing. At 54, she has a massive body of work that reflects the growth and development of the lesbian-feminist movement that she helped found on the West Coast more than a quarter-century ago. Lines from her poems became the rallying cry for a movement; her interpretation of history gave us a place in the world. In the last ten years, I have had ...
  • Qualities Of The Man In The Poem
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    The poem A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning is written by John Donne. When the poem is read a question arises. What are the qualities of the man in the poem like between himself and his wife? It is clearly evident that one of the main qualities between the two is true love. Line 21 proves this statement true. "Our two souls which are one", Line 21 Throughout the poem it mentions the number two a lot because it is talking about two people in love internally related to death. As one person dies th...
  • Poems The Beggar Woman
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    Both "The Beggar Woman" and "I Wanna Be Yours" have a great deal to say on human relationships, both Compare and contrast at least two poems from the Hearts and Partner's section, exploring what they both have to say on human relationships showing off the vulnerability of people when they are in love and sometimes the lust. In the following essay I will explore the content, language and structure, comparing them and contrasting them. Firstly, both poems use vulnerability. "The Beggar Woman" heav...
  • Congo And Other Poems Online Source
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    Additional Poems By Vachel Lindsay Essay, Research Additional Poems By Vachel Lindsay THE TRAVELLER-HEART (To a Man who maintained that the Mausoleum is the Stateliest Possible Manner of Interment) I would be one with the dark, dark earth: – Follow the plough with a yokel tread. I would be part of the Indian corn, Walking the rows with the plumes o'erhead. I would be one with the lavish earth, Eating the bee-stung apples red: Walking where lambs walk on the hills; By oak-grove paths to the...

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