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  • Scheme Of The Poem
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    1 11 2001 DREAMS ~ An Analysis The poem Dreams by Cecil Frances Alexander portrays very strong imagery, and has a message that ties in with the theme of this poetry notebook. The emotion shows the speakers feelings about being asleep as to being awake. Although there is nothing original about the layout and rhyme scheme of the poem, Alexander has a way of showing ones love for this dream world in which he knows only exists in sleep. When looked at in a general way, this poem seems as if the spea...
  • Poem Lucifer In The Starlight
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    Poem 'Lucifer in the Starlight': New Meanings and Ideas Examining a poem in detail can bring out new meanings and ideas. By careful analysis, the full beauty of the poem can be appreciated. The poem " Lucifer in Starlight (p. 959) ', by George Meredith, can be analyzed to refine the authors purpose, by examining every subtle hint, every possibility, for a deeper theme. Also, 'deciphering' formal literary techniques such as metaphor, connotation, and symbolism is the key to unlock other expressio...
  • Parental Figure And The Dogs
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    In the poem, "Rabbit", the topic is rabbits which represent children and how they can be prey for one group and play for another. In addition to the rabbits representing children, I think that the child in the poem represents a parental figure and the dogs represent people in the outside world. This is supported in the theme which states that children should not be in such a rush to grow up because the outside world can be a cruel place. For example, "the dogs don't hate [them], merely want to /...
  • Poem Desert Places The Speaker
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    Analysis of Frost's 'Desert Places' and 'Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening " Robert Frost takes our imaginations to a journey through wintertime with his two poems 'Desert Places' and 'Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening'. Frost comes from a New England background and these two poems reflect the beautiful scenery that is present in that part of the country. Even though these poems both have winter settings they contain very different tones. One has a feeling of depressing loneliness and the ...
  • Carpe Diem Poems A Fine A Private Place By Diane Ackerman
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    The words care diem mean "seize the day" in Latin. It is a theme that has been used throughout the history of literature and has been a popular philosophy in teaching from the times of Socrates and Plato up to the modern English classroom. Carpe diem says to us that life isn't something we have forever, and every passing moment is another opportunity to make the most out of the few precious years that we have left. In the poems "A Fine, a Private Place" by Diane Ackerman and "To His Coy Mistress...
  • Poem Richard Cory
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    Since the dawn of time, human beings have been in a constant struggle to survive. Whether you are a man or women, black or white, rich or poor, the hardships of life have seemed to bind us together in a very cruel world. Many poets write about poverty, envy, and the outcome of war which are just a few of the many battles people fight everyday. Poems such as 'Women Work'; , 'Richard Corey'; , and 'The Sad Children's Story'; define the different meanings of life. ' Women Work,' ; a poem by Maya An...
  • Hardy's Poems Memory
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    Using 'The Waterfall' As A Starting Point, Discuss The Importance Of Memory In Hardy's Poems Memory is very important in relation to Thomas Hardy's poems as he has a very limited amount of themes which he uses. Although he wrote thousands of poems, his themes are limited to those of death, regret, love, nostalgia, reminiscence, and missed opportunities. All these themes are linked with his memories, and his past. At the beginning of the 20th Century, there was a growing discord between him and h...
  • Poem The Author
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    Poem Analysis In Lake Isle of Innisfree, the author becomes inspired to write the poem while walking down a street. The sound of a water fountain captures his attention, and he begins to drift of in a daydream. In this poem the author uses many literary devices to show that this is a place that he would much rather be. In the poem he describes this location (where he has been in the past) by using a lot of imagery, so that his point can reach the reader. He starts by writing "And a small cabin b...

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