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  • My Own Identity
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    Thematic Essay on Identity There are many aspects of identity in the poem "Sex without Love", by Sharon Olds. I can relate my own thoughts to how the author views the subject that she talks about in this poem. There has been a situation in my own life where I was thinking to myself, just as the author was, "How do they do it, the ones who make love without love?" (Olds 740). Having been raised as a well-rounded and disciplined person, as well as religious, I know the discouragement of having pre...
  • Poems Of Stevens
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    Richard Howard The poems tell one story and one story only: they narrate the moment when Strand makes Rimbaud's discovery, that je est un autre, that the self is someone else, even something else; "The Mailman,"The Accident,"The Door,"The Tunnel", even "The Last Bus" with its exotic Brazilian stage-properties, all recount the worst, realizing every apprehension, relishing the things possible only in one's wildest fantasies of victimization, and then with a shriek as much of delight as of despair...
  • Images Of A Cat
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    Jeffrey T. Fields Pretty Happy Literature: Form and Function Concerning Kinship of Cat and Bird: - This is the first poem I choose to write about. Briefly, it describes a cat (I think) devouring a bird that it has captured. And then talks about how the birds always fall for the cats old tricks, which are really not tricks but in fact just sitting there. He refers to the cat as idle hand on a keyboard awaiting inspiration. To be blunt, I am not sure where he is going with this one. I see images o...
  • Analysis Of The Poem
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    Reading Journal By: Vladimir MachulskiyWeek 7"Soldier's Home " The whole emphasis of this story lies in the life of a young solider who had served his purpose to his country and returned home only to find the closest place to his hart change dramatically before his eyes. The war has changed him and because of that change he has never completely recovered and event felt left out by everyone in the city except for his sister and his mom. His father was the man he feared and didn't like as the stor...
  • Heart Of His Lover
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    The speaker in Mathew Arnold's poem "Dover Beach" seems to be searching for the meaning of life. The evening is perfect for lovers, yet he is heavy hearted. Perhaps if he looks deeply into the heart of his lover instead of his own troubled heart, he might find for what it is he is searching. He speaks to his lover in the cabin of their boat out in the straits between Dover England, and the coast of France. It is on a beautiful moonlit night and a full tide that he summons his lover to the window...
  • Achilles Watches As His Army
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    ? To be, or not to be, that is the question. Whether? tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or to take arms against a sea of troubles and by opposing end them.? Though written centuries after the death of Achilles, this quote from Shakespeare?'s? Hamlet? speaks honestly of his life. The epic poem, ? The Iliad? of Homer, is a story of the journey of his soul, and his attempts to escape his fate. He questions his fate set out for him by the gods, pondering w...

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